One Social Media hack to see what the best Apps are currently or new ones that are up and coming before mainstream really pays attention to them is going to the App store and looking at the Top FREE apps list and going down the Top 100 apps by one on a daily/weekly basis. If you do it often enough you notice what’s popping and what’s falling or losing momentum.
As an example, Boomerang from Instagram was popping and now as of December 2016 it’s barely in the Top 100. This can give you massive insights on what consumers love, hate, or just not feeling any longer.
Another way to track apps is to use App Annie and see a more detailed approach to downloads of apps, revenue estimates, and market data vs. surface level lists.
In this same aspect and process you can track what the top VCs in the world like Sequoia Capital (early Facebook investor) and social media celebrities like Gary Vaynerchuk are investing iin via Crunchbase..
Want more… click this.. to see all the top investors and where they are investing their money.
Why is this so cool and valuable to track top Investors and their investments?
You can get insights on the next tech/app/social media and internet companies and where the money is actually flowing.
These are the best of the best of breed of investors and you can track where they are putting their money and you can find something that’s about to pop or hit mainstream before anyone else just like with checking the top apps and that philosophy.
This is how you can “Follow the Money” and SEE if they are putting their Money with their Mouths are.
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.
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.
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.
People are curious and have a craving to learn and be motivated
Let us elaborate…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
If you found this post it’s most likely because you searched Google for the Ask Gary Vee book. Also, it’s most likely before the Ask Gary Vee Book ever came out yet. However, you are probably a hardcore Vayniac of the Vayner Nation and are looking for the dates on when the Ask Gary Vee book is coming out.
Although, he has visually answered questions (over 250 of them) on YouTube the book has answers to other questions not documented yet on YouTube and it’s a great way to give back to Gary for sharing his insights on social media, business, and life.
We think this will be one of his best books since Crush it because it’s again about the execution and his answers from actually living a lot the questions asked vs. theory.
And even better yet we get the answer directly from Gary Vaynerchuk himself, he says:
“You know I’m an Entrepreneur really, Like really really really what I am, I mean at 4 years old if you’re ripping flowers out of people’s yards and ringing their doorbell and desperately asking them to buy it or when you’re six and everyone wants to play dodge ball, or go on the swings and you’re desperately trying to get everybody to stand behind a lemonade stand for 8 hours during their summer vacation, I’m an Entrepreneur, I’m a salesman”
Gary Vaynerchuk searches on Google have people curious to know these things about Gary and let’s break it down a bit.
Gary Vaynerchuk net worth: What is Gary Vaynerchuk net worth?
So Celebrity Net worth puts Gary’s net worth at $10 Million dollars which we think is a real low ball. As you watched in the video about Gary Vee with Will Cain Gary mentions he makes $3-$5 million a year depending on keynotes and how much of his investments he unloads in Twitter or when his investments are bought out like Tumblr.e
Also, his digital/social agency VaynerMedia has been known to charge their clients $50-80k month per Gary in some of his videos where he has been interviewed.
UPDATED (August 2016) – Gary talks about “Gary Vaynerchuk net worth” on the Art of Charm searches confirming what we knew all along people will be googling this for the next 5, 10, 15 years+ He then confirmed he made over 10 million in the last year and Wine Library property worth is well over the 10 Million net worth from “Celebrity Net Worth”. He also talked about how Vaynermedia is doing 100 million a year in revenue and agencies are selling at 2 to 3x their revenue. He also talked about the top 1% making 400k a year (here, Wall Street Journal, and here, CNN) and how he makes that in two keynote speeches.
Gary is constantly hating on other people asking people for money from their audience to buy things. However, he only gets paid (now $250,000 as of 2019)for a speaking gig because he has the audience. So he does monetize his audience.
He also sells books, KSwiss Sneakers, he sells his wine club Empathy Wines (similar to Tai Lopez MentorBox & Grassfed Brands monthly subscription), he sells “VanynerMentor” and Vayner 4ds which is very similar to Tai Lopez as well.
Gary Vaynerchuk wine:
This is how Gary got his start to internet fame. He used Viddler to make videos about wine dumbing it down so “regular” people can learn about wine without feeling stupid. This in turn helped his Dad’s wine business Wine Library (previously Shoppers Discount Liquor) grow from 3-4 million to 50-60 million in revenue depending on what blog you read it on. He constantly says now that his Dad didn’t give him anything from the business to try to increase his street cred but lets be real how many kids get handed a 3 million dollar a year business to work in to start and don’t expect that to be passed down to them eventually. If he really wanted that his Dad would of gave him the business. He has said he was 1% unhappy doing that and wanted to go the social media motivational speaking route and start VaynerMedia with his brother to help his brother out and used his Father in Law connection at Gillette to get his first client there.
There was a book SocialNomics by Erik Qualman that featured this execution of social/video media to grow a business. This was also around the time Gary had one of his most watched YouTube Video Keynotes.
Gary has actually written 3 books (Crush it (really set it him off on the internet fame direction), Thank You Economy, and lastly Jab Jab Jab Right Hook.) Also, Gary has mentioned several times now that he is going to launch a new book soon based off all the questions he has been asked on the Ask Gary Vee Show. Gary’s 4th book will be titled “Ask Gary Vee” Book or along the lines of the show as the theme and possibly using people’s questions and twitter or Instagram handles in his book.
Gary Vaynerchuk Quotes:
One of Gary’s most famous quotes that is relevant to what he focuses on everyday (social media) is… “What’s ROI of your Mother?”
Another great quote from Gary Vaynerchuk is from his Instagram account.
Yes, Gary Vaynerchuk is married to his wife Lizzie Vaynerchuk with two kids and keeps that very private and personal and rarely does he use social media to show his family. Respect to Gary for letting his wife and kids make their own decisions on whether they want to be online as much as he is.
Funny enough along with Gary Vaynerchuk’s net worth his Gary Vaynerchuk’s wife is most searched after his name. People want to know how much he makes from his form of hustle and what his wife thinks of it since most people have families and wives/husbands and wouldn’t work as much as he does. They want to know what Gary Vaynerchuk’s wife either looks like since she is never on his social media or how she feels with him working so much is our guess.
Gary Vaynerchuk never shows his wife on social media even though he documents 18 hours a day of being away from his family. He admits in most situations someone’s significant other or wife wouldn’t put up with his lifestyle. However, he said is wife is ok with it because she is use to it from her dad working all time when he worked for Gillette which funny enough was Gary Vaynerchuk’s first client at Vaynermedia.
Wine Library is Gary’s father business he helped grow in Springfield, NJ after his father and family moved to the US from Belarus. Wine Library is Online wine retailer offering a variety of ratings, reviews, tasting notes, recommendations, and information on the latest trends.
Gary Vaynerchuk youtube:
One thing Gary admits is he made a mistake not using YouTube and going with Viddler for his Wine Library TV show that helped get him where he is today. However, YouTube is what sparked Gary to follow the attention of the market and start banging out 5 wine videos every week from his dad’s wine store.
Also, he has now built a 100+ business vlog show again letting his vayniacs ask him questions about business, life, family, and social media. It’s called the Ask Gary Vee Show and the foundation to an upcoming book and where he gives away free value (jabs) until he is ready to unload the big right hook a year or two later for his book.
This helps him gain attention and stay relevant in this crazy content and social media world where everyone and their mother is pumping out status updates, tweets, videos, photos, blog posts, podcasts and more to gain attention for themselves.
Gary Vaynerchuk blog:
Gary has recently redesigned his site/blog and has one of the members of his personal content team stunwin gathering sound bites and posting content to his personal blog and then redistributing on platforms like Medium for more views, attention, and shares. Gary Vaynerchuk has said he now has a 10-15 team of people helping him create, edit, post for his Gary Vee Brand although he still answers tweets, comments on Instagram and Facebook. Most of his team film, edit, write the articles, run the ads, create the memes and graphics. All the hard legwork it takes to produce content as often as he does
Other Gary Vaynerchuk tidbits:
Gary launched a Vine Agency with Jerome Jarre called GrapeStory
Gary loves to buy stuff at garage sales and resell the items on Ebay to make a profit
Gary loves the NY Jets thanks to a sweater his mom made him when he was a kid and if they ever do win a superbowl he will probably lose his passion for them but would like to own them one day
Gary had a daily wine how via a mobile app called the Daily grape
Gary owns a daily deal site for wine called Cinderella Wine
Gary shut down a business venture called Cork’d after 4 years of operation
If there is anything you would like to share, post, update, add, or edit in this ultimate Gary Vaynerchuk blog post please feel free to leave a comment or hit us up on Twitter @jobsinsosh. We will be happy to keep adding more content or fix any mistakes to keep this post fresh and useful for anyone wanting to learn more about Gary Vaynerchuk the godfather of Social Media.
UPDATE: Literally the day after we created this post Gary Vaynerchuk’s personal Video content team Stephan or D-Rock put together this video of a Day in the Life of Gary Vaynerchuk.
On December 4th, 2015 Gary Vaynerchuk released his first “dailyvee” vlog where he has his content team follow him around to show how much he loves what he does which enables him to do it all day long from “6am-11pm”
At first it looked similar to the YouTube Millioniare daily vloggers (BFvsGF, Vitalyzdtv, Roman Atwood ect…) but so far it’s not “daily”. So the daily part is turning out to be watching how Gary Vaynerchuk works everyday. (He eventually posted daily once he had a 10-15 person team for team garyvee)
If you are into that.. Check out the two he has done so far.
Also, Gary Vaynerchuk was interviewed by Tai Lopez this year in 2016 check that out here.
Update: Gary Vaynerchuk is launching VaynerTalent a human production personal branding agency that gives people the chance to pay VaynerTalent around 20k a month and have the same “D rock” experience Gary has with his own content team following him, updating blog posts, and helping him with the creation and distribution of his personal content.
Update: January 15th, 2017
Gary Vaynerchuk was recently on the Breakfast Club again and on his January 13th, 2017 “DailyVee” he said his Net Worth from VaynerMedia alone is currently 200 million dollars.
Also, Gary Vaynerchuk and Tai Lopez were listed as the #1 and #2 social media masters of attention to watch by Entrepreneur.com
Gary Vaynerchuk Hot Ones
Find out Why Gary Vaynerchuk wants to buy the NY Jets and how it Americanized him including his mom making him a NY Jets sweater
Watch this latest Ask Gary Vee in March 2018 (which is the best one in two years since Seth Godin was on) where you actually see Bethenny Frankel challenge Gary Vaynerchuk on a lot of things including have him pretty much admit he wouldn’t use Instagram or social media if he didn’t own a social media agency that sells it…
Bethenny says if she wasn’t on TV she wouldn’t have social networks and he says you know what’s funny “I’m kind of close to that as well”
Gary Vaynerchuk launches One37PM in June of 2018 to add to his “the gallery media group” holding company which aquired PureWow a female focused media lifestyle brand. Now One37pm will be male dominant and focused on Men’s lifestyle including sports, hip hop, news, and entrepreneurship.
Watch Grant Cardone Talk about how Gary Vaynerchuk is a hypocrite and bullshitter when he talks about people will do something for free but then ask $6,000.
And Grant Cardone’s point is Gary gets paid $150,000 per speaking engagement. Gary has admitted recently on a video asking for $250,000 for a 1 hour keynote now.
Gary Vaynerchuk as been busy expanding his empire. He recently launched Vayner Speakers which is run by his old CAA agent Zach Nadler.
The Sasha Group
To help small businesses which Gary Vaynerchuk frequently refers to businesses do well over 1-3 million a year Gary Vaynerchuk launched The Sasha Group named after his father who had a 3 million dollar a year wine business Gary joined as one of his first jobs.