I'm a 22 year old surfer. Can you help me get 100,000 Instagram followers?
No, but there are a million people out there online who can absolutely help you.
Listening to all of the GaryVee podcasts on Spotify would be a good start
I also quite like Sunny Lenarduzzi as a source of good info on directly growing followers.
But, as I said, there are a million people out there offering advice on growing followers and monetisation.
What are you trying to sell me?
Nothing right now. I’m a big fan of Gary Vaynerchuk’s philosophy of “just give to the world and they will eventually find a way to give back to you”.
What's different about your approach?
First, I’m taking the perspective of someone who is over 40 and isn’t a digital native – and probably feels a bit uncomfortable and confused about digital.
Second, my philosophy is get out there and learn by “doing it” rather than pontificating about the theory of digital. Once again, a million people are doing that out there already, so its no use just duplicating that well of knowledge. I’m going back to ground zero on FB, TW, LI and Insta so I can document and talk from the perspective of someone who did it from scratch rather than read a book about it.