5 Things You Can Learn From Kanye West Twitter

This week Kanye West’s wife Kim Kardashian tweeted one of his new tracks called Real Friends that you can listen to directly on his website right now (Jan 2016, in case he changes it by the time you read this)

This had me thinking how he uses his website, Twitter and social media accounts to promote what he does. Whether you like him or hate him Kanye West has grown his net worth being him without worrying about what anyone else thinks and there is something to be said about that.

And when you look at Kanye West’s Twitter account you can learn even more..

1. He only follows his wife…

Kanye could care less about “following” other people whether its other famous people, musicians, or fans.. This is a good lesson on life. Be you, do you, and Focus on your own shit and people you love or family. Granted this just means he follows his wife Kim Kardashian but doesn’t mean he doesn’t read @replies or things people Tweet him on Twitter. However, looking at his engagement he hasn’t replied or RTed anyone for months or maybe ever from what I can tell.

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2. His idol is Steve Jobs…

In a recent tweet Kanye shares a video of Apple’s former CEO Steve Jobs and says his idol. I bring this up because as mentioned before he doesn’t follow anyone to give them that attention on Twitter but he does many times mention people has worked with, idolizing and even gives his respect when recently David Bowie passed away.

3. His only like is about LIFE which really shows his philosophy of getting the most out of this one life you possibly can…

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4. He has no bio and just points people directly to his site

This is a great lesson because it shows how much he takes ownership in his own stuff. Even when he released his new track real friends as I mentioned above he uses his entire website to play that one song and have people listen to what he created there vs. using other platforms or going along with the industry with spotify, itunes, or Jay Z’s tidal. 

5. Collectively, he is different

If you look at how Kanye West is in the media, on social media, on Twitter, ect… He never waivers from being himself. He is one of kind plays on his strengths and doesn’t care about the opinions of others. Again, his success and Kanye’s net worth has proven the execution of a musical masterpiece of his work.

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Gary Vaynerchuk’s DailyVee “Intent Trumps Everything”

This one is good … Why ? Funny enough in the title there are two interesting elements that have extra meaning to me about “intent” and “trumps” that Gary really wasn’t meaning to touch on.

Gary’s point in this “intent” driven DailyVee is that if you start with your intention for doing something (being an entrepreneur, hiring people, creating a 500+ company, investing in companies, the way you make your money, ect..) and that intention is good then that’s all that matters.

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In Gary’s case he points out his is playing a longgggg “everyone at his funeral, buy the NY jets” game… vs. everyone and their mother selling “life coaching”, internet get rich quick programs, millionaire mentor master minds for $997 in a douchey way..

Many of which have intent is to make as much money as possible and then when it burns in flames pivot to another get rich quick.

The one thing I think that relates to not just this but in social media and marketing in general that I have found is Google still rules when it comes to advertising and marketing online whether with SEO or PPC ads with Adwords it’s still brilliant and maintains Google’s #1 rank in the US because the intent of the searcher behind each keyword vs. Facebook dark posts or Social media ads that push their shit in a stream or “remarket” to a demo or a web visitor.

Another thing that hit me his the word “trumps” in this headline because last night in the GOP debate one of “Trumps” statements is that people are sick and tired of political hacks.

And this relates because people are sick of “social media” hacks and Gary trumps all of them with this dailyvee content and everything he puts out because he executes and shares value based on execution not some bullshit theory which many spit out that aren’t even entrepreneurs or still live at home with their parents.

Here’s the DailyVee 6 episode

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Gary Vaynerchuk Drops his Third DailyVee Snap Style

Gary Vaynerchuk recently started a new video show called DailyVee. We updated our original Gary Vaynerchuk guide post with the first two since the holidays hit and there was a big gap we weren’t sure what this will become.

Initially we thought it could be a “daily” vlog similar to  popular YouTubers BFvsGF and PrankvsPrank. Then we realized it wasn’t daily yet but was showing his “daily” life of execution to give people the visual on what it takes to be him if that is your chosen route or in your DNA.

This 3rd DailyVee is interesting because now after DJ Khaled blowing up the Snapchat space and going ham Gary seems to be on a revived Snapchat kick that is included in his Dailyvee. Also, in his 3rd episode of the DailyVee there were some points that made me think this again will be a win of “DJing” the content and draft the ultimate storyteller and executor in Social Media.

Here are some points that hit us from this Daily Vee

  • Use of Snapchat can help with more “daily content”
  • Gary uses this video to document the current 14.3k views and 136,464 YouTube subscribers he has as a starting point to reference later this year

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  • Gary’s buddy Michael Lazerow from “Buddy Media” says he is going to do what Gary is doing and hire a videographer
  • Gary’s personal trainer Mike Vacanti said he is getting more website traffic, email response ect from being more involved now by this spark
  • Gary said the holy grail is working with the right clients and THIS my friends is a major key (been living this model myself since 2009 and best thing I have done to grow my internet business and become self made)
  • Gary mentions in a Snapchat business interview that companies/brands currently will not spend hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars to do 7 videos/3 pics on snapchat 5-7 days a week 365 for Snapchat success and execution
  • It really takes a TRUE execution and TALENT story to be successful.
  • Gary talks about how DJ Khaled uses “boomin” with the Ben the Sneakerdon so he learns and adapts from the best and has D Rock saying yup
  • Gary said he is solely focused on Snapchat because he has never seen so much attention since 2007 Twitter
  • Gary says to his partners at Brave Ventures he is OBSESSED with Snapchat
  • Gary points out to his partners at Brave Ventures his TWITTER has never been so on fire since using Snapchat recently with this latest DJ Khaled kick
  • Gary is paying attention to DJ Khaled and mentioned how Kim Kardashian is about to hit snapchat
  • Gary mentions we have about a year (this year) before everyone and their mother are on it in 2017, 2018…

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  • DJ Khaled is the Ashton Kutcher moment for Twitter
  • Going to CES is a major growth hack to sales meetings
  • Gary is building this story about how he is right on Snapchat (when he said instagram would be bought by Facebook)
  • Gary talks about how he can be the Tai Lopez of sorts by stopping all his content and charging 5k month for a mastermind marketing group university of sorts but doesn’t because he can do “both” but he can also win a lot bigger if Snapchat wins since hes an investor with RSE Ventures
  • Patience

So here is the third and monumental episode of the Dailyvee leave a comment or let us know what you think…

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All in One List of How To Use SnapChat

We compiled an ultimate fool proof list of the best snapchat blog posts, videos and tutorials on how to use SnapChat. This list was inspired by the recent keys to success inspirational snaps of DJ Khaled. In the last few weeks has generated 3 million views per snap and gets 500k of those views within seconds.

Since he got lost at sea on his jet ski on Snapchat and really since over the holidays DJ Khaled has created a Snapchat buzz that has the older generation hopping on.

SnapChat has been getting more downloads and hitting the top free apps but many (over 31k people a month search google on how to use snapchat) have no idea how to use SnapChat because the user interface and messaging platform is so different than any other social media platform and they don’t know what Snapchat is.

And people have to really promote their snapchat, use their address book, or proactively find snapchat usernames to follow. But we will leave that for another post. For now let’s get into how to use it.

Here are the top blog posts on How to Use Snapchat

Here are the top YouTube videos that show you how to use Snapchat

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Ask Gary Vee Show 2015 Recap

At the end of Gary’s last Ask Gary Vee Show for 2015 Gary asks for a recap so here is ours.

As a viewer of every episode of the Ask Gary Vee Show since Gary is the ultimate growth/time hack to keeping people at the forefront of social media here are some of the key points we have seen this year.

Also, we did a 250 question Ask Gary Vee Show recap about a year ago. This time around instead of sharing a list of all the questions which you can get in the upcoming Ask Gary Vee Book we just wanted to point out what we learned from Gary’s Ask Gary Vee Show on YouTube and his new “daily vee”.

  • DNA still matters and being self aware of your DNA will help guide you to love what you do
  • People love the “entertainment” of watching someone hustle
  • Everyone is different and that’s a good thing, we don’t need 10 more Gary Vee’s
  • Attention is everything (it’s part of the “know” in know, like, and trust of Sales 101)
  • People need to hear the same thing over and over before they get it or they don’t really want to execute
  • People are curious and have a craving to learn and be motivated

Let us elaborate…

DNA

If you watch the Ask Gary Vee Show you can learn two things about DNA. First, Gary takes after his Dad on the work-front, Sasha and was built to work 6am-11pm or more vs. the “life balance” that many ask about. And from the looks of it from his empathy standpoint and love for people we can guess he gets that from his Mom.

Secondly, if you watched the shows this year there are a ton of questions around “work life” balance and when does Gary see his family. The DNA of most people are to clock out at 5pm not think about work or not go back to a side hustle when their significant others go to sleep.

Most questions about work life balance are positioned in the way that they don’t have time which Gary points out cutting other crap out like watching Netflix or other areas you can audit your time.

Hustle

The show is perfectly timed with a world of DJ Khaled keys to success Snaps on Snapchat and Instagram’s trending and popular lambo, motivational quotes, and money related photos. Most people love to watch the hustle vs. hustle themselves. Or they like to watch the hustle to get motivated on their own hustle. Alot of the questions asked this year on the Ask Gary Vee Show center around business, life, or social media hustle.

It’s a reason why people like Grant Cardone, Tai Lopez, and Steve Mehr are growing, attention, sales and their audience. The internet gives 24×7 access to executors that make millions and share the way they executed their hustle.

Only one Gary Vaynerchuk

One of the reasons we follow Gary Vaynerchuk is he is at the forefront of social media with executing social media plans for the top brands in the US. And the reason it’s hard to follow anyone else in the social media industry is that most spout Gary’s info, others don’t execute shit, and the other “social media thought leaders” don’t get the attention in this social media space as much as Gary does.

We literally can follow Gary and be 100% ok and up to date with what we need to know in the social media space.

Attention

This year a lot of Gary’s answers about what social media platform to use or how to use it is based on the attention of the consumer. One easy hack is to LOOK around you at your friends, family and in the “top free apps” in the itunes store.

Facebook / Snapchat own mobile while Google still owns the intent of consumers even in the mobile space. Another part of this as we mentioned in the “only one Gary Vaynerchuk” is needed Gary gets attention from the social media space because he is out there keynoting, creating shows/content/books, and constantly in your social media face and space. He has also been right many times for example Facebook buying Instagram for 1 billion and becoming the go to app for 2015.

They don’t want to win

In the video below, Gary said about 30 minutes in that 99% percent of the people don’t really want to execute. Why, do we agree with Gary..?

Again, because if you recap the 2015 show we guarantee you will hear the same questions asked just in a slightly different way over and over and over. If Gary already answered or if people were really hungry why then are the same people asking questions still not executing on the answers?

Don’t believe us… Next time track a question back to user on Twitter and see if they are putting out amazing content, engaging on Twitter, testing Facebook dark posts..ect.. Not all most of the time the people are not taking advantage of this internet revolution and building something for themselves.

Curious

If you listen to the questions asked on the Ask Gary Vee Show some people already know the answer but they are curious what Gary thinks or how he would answer the question. Another part of their curiosity as we discovered is all the time and advice Gary Vaynerchuk gives helping his net worth.

People are always curious about people getting attention and are out their sharing advice and use money or their net worth as a measurement of credibility and if taking the advice is really worth it.

Have anything to add to this post, leave a comment or connect with us on Twitter @jobsinsosh. Also, you can preorder the Ask Gary Vee Book on Amazon here.

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Ultimate List of Over 500 Social Media Tools

Just noticed this huge list of social sedia tools tweeted by SEMRush. Which was giving credit to Chris Makara for putting it together. He needs a raise not only for the social media value but the SEO value Bulk.ly will get from this.

From the content, Listly WordPress plugin, Venngage.com Infographic, this is a heavy hitter SEO/Social Media post. Good to see Hootsuite as one of the most popular monitoring tools as that is are still our go to social media tool and has been since the first ever Phoenix Word Camp back in 2009.

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Here’s the list of over 500 Social Media tools!

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Ultimate List of Monday Motivation Quotes, Pics and Videos

Not sure if you noticed but almost every Monday now the hashtag #MondayMotivation (for everything tagged for Monday Motivation) on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook trends.

It trends every Monday for at least that last few months. It’s trended so much every Monday social media CEOs like Gary Vaynerchuk actually created a video for it!

Gary Vaynerchuk’s Monday Motivation Video

Let’s break this down a bit though why is every week “Monday motivation” vs. Friday or Thursday or any other day of the week?

It’s pretty easy to understand the answer. PEOPLE HATE their jobs for the most part. And when the weekend is over and Monday comes around everyone puts out some Monday motivational content and shares it to help get the week started.

Here are some of the best examples of Monday motivation quotes we have found via Twitter and Instagram for the most part.

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Even brands like Dell and their HR/Recruitment team are getting in on the #MondayMotivation hashtag on Twitter.

Here are some Monday Motivation pictures from Instagram as well.

A photo posted by COMMIT30 (@commit30) on

A photo posted by 21dreamz (@21dreamz) on

And lastly here are some of our favorite Motivational YouTube Videos for Monday Motivation

One of the best Sales Motivation videos is on YouTube which is from the movie Wolf of Wall Street.

Although it’s mainly talking about picking up a phone and start dialing (cold calling).

You can replace that with TAKE ACTION whether its Monday or not.

Feel free to share any of your Monday Motivational quotes, pictures, videos or anything that helps get you going everyday in the comments below.

Share this post with a friend or family member to motivate them with their life whether it’s Monday or not!

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Unfriending your Boss on Facebook

On the Howard Stern Show this week Gary ‘Baba Booey’ Dell’Abate unfriended his long time boss and friend Howard Stern on Facebook.

Besides admitting on the wrap up show he unfriended him because he wants a more “private” space and didn’t want Howard seeing pictures in the green room with the NY Mets or of pictures of his kids at the game he didn’t even unfriend him right as Jason Kaplan pointed out on the show.

He actually still had his Facebook profile completely public to everyone. Here is the synopsis from the Howard Stern Show site:

Bobo called in later in the morning with possibly his best question ever – but Howard already knew what he was going to bring up, so he cut him off nevertheless.

“Groundbreaking news: Gary defriended you!” Bobo screamed over the phone. As you may have heard on Monday’s Wrap Up Show, Stern Show Executive Producer Gary Dell’Abate has chosen to cut his Boff, Howard, out of his personal Facebook life as a result of the haranguing he got for a photo of he and his son at a Mets game a couple of weeks ago – and he told the whole world on the air. “Gary is such a f-cking mystery to me,” Howard fumed.

Listening back to the tape from yesterday’s Wrap Up Show, Gary is heard telling co-host Jon Hein: “This is my private space … I just want my little area where I’m not getting bugged.”

Howard, in turn, was seething and launched into what will surely be a legendary chapter in Baba Booey history as he lambasted him for the moronic move, telling him this was worse than “Baba Booey,” worse than his “shitty pitch,” and worse than the love tape.

Fred summed it up best: “I’m bewildered.”

The coup de grace of the entire situation was that Gary didn’t unfriend Howard correctly so as of now, he can still see everything.

We thought this was amazing content as usual as we pointed out on National Radio Day on Twitter where the Howard Stern Show account retweeted our tweet.

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Source: Howard Stern Show Facebook

It’s amazing not just from the Howard Stern content standpoint but brings up some great points to consider;

  • People treat Facebook more personal and private than social networks like Twitter
  • Should you be “friends” or follow your boss and employees
  • Do you know all about the Facebook privacy settings and how to filter who can see what you post.
  • Even after 20+ years of working with someone and the relationship we thought Howard and Gary have, he still wanted to keep things private
  • By unfriending Howard Stern now their relationship will always be a bit different

The employee and employer relationship is very interesting to consider with social media sites like Facebook, Linkedin, Instagram, Twitter and more and you have to be careful on what your strategy is before following or connecting with a boss or other coworkers in the first place.

This caused at least a good hour of content where Howard Stern was dumbfounded about their relationship after 20+ years of working together and makes you question an employee/employer relationship.

What do you think about this topic? Leave comments below.

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How to Prepare Employees for Leadership and Manager Roles

In this episode of the Ask Gary Vee show, Gary Vaynerchuk answers the following human resource question about preparing employees to become managers. This is a great question that relates to how to prepare employees for any type of change really.

1:18 – How do you prepare employees transitioning into a leadership role when they’ve never managed people before?

His answer comes from years of experience at a Wine retailer to now managing over 500 employees at a digital social media agency. And Gary is right you have to step them into it along the way and know the context of each employee. Getting them in the right managerial role to win is important as well and knowing if they are truly a good fit to manage certain departments or teams.

Gary also answers the following questions with also include a HR staffing question.

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3:40 – Where do you see the health & wellness industry going in the next 5 years?
7:05 – You’ve joked about being overstaffed, but what’s the balance between hiring for capacity and waste?
10:02 – How and when is a rebrand necessary?
11:49 – How can a consumer soft goods company capitalize on the exposure of being in a department store this holiday season?

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Why is Gary Vaynerchuk’s Net Worth 2nd Most Searched Keyword After His Name

One day we noticed something when looking for Gary Vaynerchuk content on Google.

When you start typing Gary Vaynerchuk’s name in Google one of the other most popular things searched via Google’s “instant” feature was his net worth.

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To confirm the search traffic on this keyword since we love SEO, (our parent company is an SEO company).. we used our two favorite tools.

  1. Google Keyword Planner formerly known as Google’s keyword tool (free to use for anyone)
  2. SEMRush see visual data below

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So now that you have the visual data the question is why do people care about his net worth so much?

Why is there over 1,000 searches a month for Gary Vaynerchuk’s net worth after they look for his name?

Here’s our take on the reason, and feel free to leave your reasons in the comments.

  • Gary Vaynerchuk’s DNA is to be out there, have a content team around him for his personal brand so they want to see the monetary value he gets from all of that
  • People want the raw facts and see if someone is “real” with so many business coaches, life coaches, social media gurus ect.. Many people score you by RESULTS.. and net worth is a reflection of results whether you like it or not
  • Gary Vaynerchuk’s net worth is looked up so much because people know he EXECUTES.. It’s actually the main reason people even pay attention and how he is the King of the social media game… You can literally only follow (no one else) everything Gary  does in business and social media, grab what fits with your “self aware” personality and strengths, learn and earn.

Let us know if you think we missed anything, need to edit or update. Also, go Pre-order Gary Vaynerchuk’s book it will have questions never before seen on the Ask Gary Vee Show.

UPDATE: Gary Vaynerchuk was asked on a recent Periscope (Jan 2016) about his net worth. He said he thinks those types of sites are funny because the land/building that him and his father own with Wine Library is worth 10 million alone. He then said VaynerMedia does about 100 million and could easily sell for somewhere around 300 million as well.

So adding that up conservatively Gary Vaynerchuk’s net worth over 100 million easily.

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