To avoid grabbing every business owner he meets by the shoulders and shaking them, millionaire maker Dan S. Kennedy has joined with marketing strategist Kim Walsh-Phillips to help business owners, private practice professionals, and professional marketers start making dollars and cents of their social media marketing.
Daring readers to stop accepting non-monetizable likes and shares for their investment of time, money, and energy, Kennedy and Walsh-Phillips urge readers to see their social platforms for what they are another channel to reach customers and gain leads and sales for their efforts. Illustrated by case studies and examples, this No B.S. guide delivers practical strategies for applying the same direct-response marketing rules Kennedy has himself found effective in all other mediums.
This book covers how to stop being a wimp and make the switch from a passive content presence into an active conversion tool; how to become a lead magnet by setting up social media profiles that focus on the needs of ideal prospects (not the product or service); creating raving fans that create introductions to their networks; how to move cold social media traffic into customers; the role of paid media and how to leverage social media advertising to drive sales.
It's one thing to use social media to try to gain followers and get your name out there; it's a totally different game to use proven direct response marketing principles to drive more leads and profits. This book delivers the keys to selling directly to cold traffic on social media, increasing your lead flow and opt-ins, to creating celebrity status online. Whatever measurable result you're after with social media, there are step-by-step strategies and simple, effective techniques in this book that will speed up the time it takes for you to get there and save you from frustration.
Joe Polish, founder of Genius Network
This is the best book in the market today to drive sales to your business through social media marketing. It shows you how much more money you could be making every day.
Brian Tracy, author of "The Psychology of Selling"
Forget about highlighting text or dog-earing pages ... I actually ripped several pages right out of the book and taped them on my office wall for easy reference. I was just thumbing through at first and found a Facebook tactic that I used on my own group page and got massive engagement within the hour. Crazy! This is absolutely the best social media marketing book available.
Kevin Kruse, "New York Times" bestselling author and founder of The Kruse Group
Doubters Beware! Grizzled, head-in-the-sand marketers take note. Those who believe clicks are marketing, awaken! Yes, you must measure effectiveness of your campaigns. Yes, you want a highly leveraged ROI. And, yes, most firms have not yet figured out how to monetize internet-based marketing. That was me. But it doesn't have to be you. Each chapter reveals solutions to help you implement a profitable social media marketing strategy
Larry V. Parman, former Secretary of Commerce for the State of Oklahoma, author of Above the Fray: Leading Yourself, Your Business and Others During Turbulent Times
As the CEO of a company that lives and breathes automation, I can say with certainty that the everyday entrepreneur should get their hands on "No B.S. Guide to Direct Response Social Media Marketing." Kim does a great job laying out the tools, templates, and resources you need to create high social media ROI. Dan s commentary focuses on creating, tracking, and monitoring those social media posts which align with his focus on direct-response marketing. All in all, if you are looking to grow your business using social media make this book your guide.
Clate Mask, CEO and co-founder of Infusionsoft
If you want to understand how to move people to action with social media, dig into this book.
Michael A. Stelzner, founder of Social Media Examiner
This book puts the direct in direct response with clear, candid, practical advice for anyone trying to rise above the avalanche of social media outreach. Their emphasis on resultsmeaning revenue, not awarenessis honest and a refreshing reminder how to allocate our time and resources most efficiently.
Nell Minnow, author, columnist, movie critic for Beliefnet, and founder of Miniver Press
Social media can be a gigantic waste of time and energy or a seriously smart investment for your business. If you want to know the ROI-based way of doing it right read this book.
Yanik Silver, founder Maverick1000 and author of Maverick Startup
FINALLY, a book that cuts through the social media BS and teaches the real secrets for turning leads into new and repeat business. If you're ready to super-charge your business with social media, then read and absorb the strategies from Kim Walsh-Phillips and Dan Kennedy. It will change your business.
James Malinchak, featured on ABC s Secret Millionaire, founder of Big Money Speaker(r) Coach Boot Camp
A lot has been written about leveraging social media and we have been conditioned to believe it s easy, and it just happens. I haven t found a book that clearly tells you how to leverage social media to generate leadsuntil now. Dan and Kim show you how to get a strong ROI, increased sales, and explain why you shouldn t worry about metrics that don t matter: likes and comments.
David H. Mattson, CEO and president of Sandler Training
This book is so valuable that I ve handed it to my staff to implement its techniques. Kim and Dan lay out exact methods with case studies on how they got the results, which are so often held close to the chest of marketers. They teach you how to convert cold leads to paying customers, and the exact metrics of options and lifetime value of a customer.
Dr. Jeremy Weisz, founder of InspiredInsider
I'm usually a speed reader who can finish a book in a couple hours, but this book is so helpful that I savored it and read it slowly. I freakin' love how Dan puts down social media because he's voicing the issues that kept me from buying ads there. And I learned a lot from seeing how Kim's process can lead to the measurable results that Dan demands.
Andrew Warner, founder of Mixergy.com
Social media marketing takes paramount importance in any business that seeks to grow. This book is loaded with ideas and strategies to help you grow an extraordinary enterprise.
Dr. Nido R. Qubein, president of High Point University
If you are an entrepreneur or marketer, I highly recommend you get this book. After reading, and more importantly, applying direct-response marketing principles to your social media presence, you will be ahead of 99% of the marketers out there.
Scott Duffy, founder and CEO of Content.Market
Walsh-Phillips and Kennedy deliver everything you need to accelerate your business growth online without any extraneous fluff. In hard-hitting bullets, two masters arm you with actionable tactics you will benefit from immediately. I m personally starting to implement their strategies and will be advising my clients to do the same.
Kaihan Krippendorff, CEO of Outthinker LLC, author of "Outthink the Competition"
If you want to grow your company with social media, you must read this book. I ve read and reviewed a lot of business books. There s so much fluff out there. Not this book. Dan and Kim go into detail with specific business building strategies for a return on your time and money.
Clayton Morris, co-host of FOX & Friends, founder of ReadQuick App
Every time you communicate, you are either adding value or taking up space. No B.S. Guide to Direct Response Social Media Marketing teaches marketers how to cater messages for their audience. Dan and Kim s combination of direct marketing principles and social media know-how make it easy for business owners to target their audience and stand out from competitors.
Sally Hogshead, New York Times bestselling author and creator of the Fascination Advantage(r) Assessment
If you want success and a life of purpose, you can t let fear and doubt bring you down. Read this book to empower you to own the social media space and let your light shine to those who desperately need to hear your message.
Marshawn Evans Daniels, attorney, author, and speaker, Miss America and NBC s "The Apprentice" finalist
A lot of time and money is wasted on social media marketing. Many so-called "experts" expound theories and strategies that simply don't work. In direct contrast, this book details how to take Dan Kennedy-style direct response marketing and apply it to social media to ensure real results. If you are going to use social media marketing for your business, arm yourself with this book by Kennedy and Walsh-Phillips.
Rich Schefren, founder of Strategic Profits"