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Meet Anish Parmar – The 18-year-old “Social Media Plug”

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Anish Parmar working with the BBC, ITV & BirminghamTV at Wolverhampton Bus Station in the United Kingdom.

From investing into cryptocurrencies to make a profit for himself in the historic bull run of 2017 to being featured on the BBC, Yahoo News, Buzzfeed and starting his own personal brand at the start of 2020, Anish Parmar has done the extraordinary. The best part? He’s only 18 year’s old – and is only getting started.

We recently sat down with him for an interview for Disrupt Magazine – here’s what he had to say.

How does it feel to be known as the go to “Social Media Plug?” when people mention Digital Marketing or Social Media Growth in your vicinity?

To be honest but not cliché, it feels surreal. – I’ve only been offering my digital marketing services publicly for such a short amount of time. However, even though I haven’t been “in the game” for as long as other digital marketers or entrepreneurs, my services have already been in extremely hot demand. I’ve even had people randomly add me on social media straight up wanting to purchase my services without needing any testimonials or case studies or even a budget. It really is crazy for me to be known as an “expert” in my field and industry at such a young age. Always believe in yourself people. If I can do it – so can you.

Where do you see Social Media Marketing and Influencer Marketing heading in 2020?

I see Social Media Marketing in 2020 thriving and expanding. Adspend has never been cheaper due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. Furthermore, due to the lockdown restrictions placed across the world, I’m certain that online businesses and eCommerce giants and powerhouses such as FashionNova, Amazon and also Shopify are experiencing a high increase in sales of their products on their platforms due to everyone being kept indoors. I feel like right now is when brick and mortar businesses are going to transition from being an offline business to going online. I think this pandemic has opened the eyes of various business owners and has made them realise the power of marketing and starting your own eCommerce store in 2020.

How did you first start helping influencers & businesses break into their industry via your marketing and networking strategies?

I first started helping influencers & businesses break into their industry by actually allowing myself to become a social media influencer by growing my own Instagram account to over 17,000 followers. Once I allowed myself to be a part of the Influencer space, I started to network and build my business from there. Allowing me to build connections with some of the most influential influencers on Instagram and on social media in general at the time. From this point on, I just scaled up with my networking and made sure that I tried to speak to at least 100 people a day. This when I started to meet graphic designers, videographers and also social media marketers on Instagram. This is how my social media marketing personal brand was born. I then replicated what I did for myself for other social media Influencers and businesses in various different niches and social media platforms, allowing me to build my own platform from scratch and allowing me to help other business and influencers in the process with their own personal marketing brand journey.

How does it feel to know that younger entrepreneurs look up to you on social media and get inspired by what you post?

I find it a blessing. When I was younger, I found it extremely hard to connect with other young entrepreneurs when I was starting out. You honestly just couldn’t find them online – well, not anyone who was just “starting out” in entrepreneurship anyway. I could only find online gurus who were making “£35,000 a month and just dropped out of college.” So, I had to make it work myself. This is where I first learned how to network online and make, what I call “valuelationships” which is a business-based relationship based on giving value to each other or to other people. However, the biggest thing I love about my Instagram or Twitter page is that my social media pages are used as an community for young entrepreneurs where we can all discuss our upcoming ideas, start-ups and most importantly – we can network and learn from each other.

Finally, where do you see yourself in 5 years’ time in your entrepreneurship journey?

My next step for me currently would be to re-invest into my business during this pandemic and also work on and then release my exclusive course AnstaSocial that will turn normal brick and mortar business owners into personal branding experts and social media marketers for their business. I also have something else big planned for the hometown that I grew up in, which is Birmingham, but I’m currently sadly not allowed to speak about this upcoming project at this specific moment in time.

Do you need help with your current marketing strategy or want Anish to help your business with digital marketing and social media growth? Contact him on Instagram or visit his website for marketing advice and help.

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Want To Reach Your First $10,000 Month? Avoid These Three Biggest Mistakes That Keep You Stuck In Your Business

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Struggling entrepreneurs often wonder why their businesses are not thriving, despite working long hours and consistently marketing their offers. What they probably don’t realize is that they are making three common mistakes that can be easily prevented.

For young entrepreneur Ellen Yin, it is easy to spot why some entrepreneurs are failing to achieve their first $10,000 month. Yin explained that they are likely committing three big mistakes that keep them stuck in their business. “Based on my own experience scaling my service-based business to multi-six figures and helping other entrepreneurs make their first $10K month, trying every strategy being taught by industry gurus will keep you overwhelmed and chasing shiny objects. We’ve been sold this lie that we have to post every single day on every platform like a content machine, or that building a large following should be your number one priority. They always advise entrepreneurs to increase their online presence on social media platforms. What I have learned is the simpler you can keep your marketing system, the better.”

Mistake#1: You Need A Large Audience To Make Your First $10,000 

Yin said that most entrepreneurs think that they need to build a large following so they can attract new clients. “This is not the case for most service-based businesses who are working with clients one-on-one. You do not necessarily need to have a huge following or audience on social media to make your first $10,000,” she added. Also, she emphasized that popularity does not equal to profitability, saying that, “I only had 3,000 followers when I made my first $10K month.”

Many entrepreneurs will ask what they should do instead. Yin responded that it is easier to borrow influence than to create it. “You do not need to wait to build a large audience in order to connect with your ideal clients. What you need to do is find them in the communities where they already exist,” she said. It is an efficient strategy executed using targeted hashtags, search filters, and platforms built by influencers in your space. She added that entrepreneurs must look for individuals who are already talking about the need that their business or service can fill. “In my experience, it is easier to sell to someone who is already problem aware and is just looking for the right solution than trying to convince an individual that they have the problem that your service can solve,” Yin said. Instead of paying so much attention to vanity metrics like their number of followers, she urged entrepreneurs to focus on profit-driving activity.

Mistake#2: Trying To Achieve An Income Goal Without A Game Plan 

Yin observed that some entrepreneurs try to reach their income goals without having a strategic plan.  “They forget that a dream without a plan is just a wish. You need to reverse engineer how to get to your income goal and develop a marketing plan based on data, not on guesswork,” she added.

“If you are standing on one side of the river and you want to get to the other side, you need to build a bridge so you can cross the river and get to that side,” Yin explained. 

Yin shared, “I guide entrepreneurs in answering a set of questions to reverse engineer their first $10,000 month.” Yin asked entrepreneurs how many hours they spent in a week delivering their client work and the number of hours they need to complete it. “It allows you to determine the maximum client load that you can handle in a week. By answering these questions, you can better establish how to price your services to reach the first $10,000 month,” she explained.

Yin also asked entrepreneurs to track their average conversion rate, which in turn determines the total number of leads they need to secure each month in order to close their desired number of clients to make their income goal. This gives entrepreneurs clear marketing targets for outbound engagement. “By answering a few simple questions, you can create a customized game plan tailored to your business,” she said. 

Mistake #3: You Need To Post Every Day And Be On Every Platform

Some entrepreneurs spend all their marketing efforts on creating content. They believe that they need to post every single day and be present on every social media platform to make money. Yin busts this myth by clarifying that it’s not the quantity of content but instead the right type of content that results in sales.

Yin explained that posting every day on every platform is time-consuming and not sustainable.  “I know this is an unpopular opinion, but you do not have to put out consistent content to attract consistent clients. What you can do is leverage evergreen content rooted in sales psychology. This content is strategically designed to help your audience overcome their objections before they even speak with you. The right content will educate and attract new potential clients to you daily, even when you don’t post,” she said.

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Yin is the founder of Cubicle to CEO, online membership and podcast of the same name for service-based entrepreneurs. “I teach struggling service-based entrepreneurs a step-by-step system to attract consistent clients and make their first $10,000 month,” she explained. Through her social media marketing agency, she has helped boost the growth of many businesses, from local startups to multi-million-dollar and Fortune 500 brands.

To learn more about Ellen Yin, please kindly visit her website at www.ellenyin.com.

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Marwan Shaheed The Blogger Turned Entrepreneur En-Route To Ultimate Success

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Marwan Shaheed The Blogger Turned Entrepreneur En-Route To Ultimate Success

Marwan Shaheed is on the peak of taking over the business world. This blogger turned entrepreneur has been in the mentorship of world elite businessman and now is set to follow their footsteps to thrive in the industry to reach the ultimate peak.

Marwan is a 30 years old blogger turned businessman. He has recently been creating a buzz in the business world with his expertise in marketing and branding. Brands have claimed this young entrepreneur has helped them generate millions using his core knowledge and experience.

Marwan’s theory is simple with business, “lucky are those who make money while traveling on other expenses”. In this dynamic world, social media is the best thing ever happened to humans. It has become a mode of making money and one such name who has established himself is Marwan Shaheed.

Marwan in a recent interview with Clout News stated that, for him to help brands reach top results, he never compromises time for quality. These mindsets can for sure help any person reach any goals set and take over any industry.

The young entrepreneur since his start in the business world has toured pretty much the whole world and says, lucky are those who make money while traveling on other expenses.

To stay up to date with all the news about Marwan you can follow him on Google or even add him on all his verified socials named Marwan Shaheed.

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Ryan Alford Is Helping Brands Grow In Real Time Through His Ad Agency Radical

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Ryan Alford is a marketing influencer and a visionary entrepreneur, who founded Radical in 2018, a full-service digital ad agency. He is a native of Greenville, South Carolina with humble origins as the second child of middle-class parents. 

Ryan was one of the first college graduates in his family and has since amassed over 20 years of experience in marketing and advertising working at some of the most respected ad agencies in the country, like Hill Holliday and EP & Co. Ryan has built two successful businesses from essentially nothing–with no outside investment, just full organic growth.

Today, Ryan focuses most of his time on his ad agency Radical, which is one of the fastest growing ad agencies in the Southeast, approaching four million dollars in revenue in less than two years.

Radical is a full-service digital agency built for nimbleness, speed to market, and unmatched capability. Leveraging a full stack web development team, in-house video production, and a no-rules creative team we build everything from ecommerce websites to custom B2B experiences. Radical was built for today’s client challenges.”

But Ryan was making ads way before he founded Radical. You surely have seen some of his work, whether it is the original iPhone launch or the $1 billion NFL agreement advertising.

“For more than 20 years in the marketing and ad agency business, I have worked on some of the largest brands and most recognizable ad campaigns in the world, including Verizon, Lexus, BMW, the NFL, Firehouse Subs, among others.” Ryan shares. “I also oversaw a $50 million segment of Verizon business working on launches that included the original iPhone launch, the $1 Billion NFL agreement, and the launch of Verizon FIOS.” 

Most recently, Ryan was in charge of building the personal brand of one of the most-watched personalities on Facebook in 2018, the “dancing dentist.” Also known as Dr. C, this personality, whose videos have been watched over 300 million times worldwide, was ignited by Ryan through a national PR plan. 

Besides all this, Ryan also hosts the Radical Marketing podcast, where he shares marketing insights and recommendations, and interviews dynamic influencers both in and out of the business world.

Back in 2014, Ryan was fundamental in the creation of the brand and marketing for one of the first automotive digital retailing platforms called iDrive On-Demand. The traditional purchase of a car often involves repeated visits to the dealerships and negotiations with dealers to reach the best price. iDrive focused on taking the customer’s specific requests via a website portal, including everything from make and model to interior color and fabric, to then search nationwide for a car that fits those conditions. 

Ryan is also the co-founder of GVL Hustle, founded in 2017 by him and Tyler Harris as a way for two of Greenville’s most successful entrepreneurs to contribute to their community through regular events that provided training and cooperation opportunities to upstate businesses.

After founding the GVL Hustle, its community rapidly evolved into one of the largest networking groups in the northern part of the state, and the #GVLHustle hashtag is now the most extensively used Instagram business hashtag throughout South Carolina, as local businesses publish and share their business growth stories.

Through all his ventures, Ryan wants to make sure to promote positivity while also leaving a lasting impact.

I want to feel like I have an impact, and I believe that if you have a positive mind, it solves 95 percent of your problems. We are all susceptible to life, but if you live with positivity and gratitude and appreciation, life will be better. Does it mean I’m positive every ounce of the day? No, but I believe in those core principles, and it keeps me going through.” Ryan shared in an interview 

In the near future, Ryan will continue to lead his ad agency Radical while being open to speaking opportunities in marketing, branding, digital marketing, social media and e-commerce.

With Radical, Ryan is helping brands grow in real-time – just as he is. Find out more here.

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