9561. Be it dollars, mouse pads, buckles, plastic forks, hair ties or OG members, 9561 is nothing to turn your nose up at. If we’re just talking about OG members, which we are, that’s 100% growth year over year. Not too shabby considering no marketing or otherwise. That’s just good ‘ol fashioned word of mouth for ya.
My Mum likes to say, “okay, but how much do you have in the bank?” Our numbers are great, but that means diddly squat if your engagement is crap. Did I mention millions of messages have been sent? Two comma club!
Thank you everyone for your time, attention and your engagement. God knows I wouldn’t be putting this newsletter together, and our other admins would be off doing other things if it weren’t for all you putting fuel in the tank. I for one am very proud to see the community we’ve become, especially all the offline relationships that have been built over drinks and food.
Haven’t logged into the Online Geniuses Slack group lately? You’re missing out! We’re almost at 10,000 vetted members, Log-In and say ‘Hi’. I miss you! Check out the local channels see who you know.
Also follow us on Instagram to see pics of our past events and like us on Facebook to get updated on all of our events, AMAs and more.
OG Member Meetups
Looking to connect with the like-minded in your neighbourhood? OG members are hosting events in NYC, Austin, Atlanta, Seattle and Philly and dozens of other places.
For all other cities, let the homie @scott know if you need help putting together an event. We are seeing more and more interest in both hosting and attending, and we want to help. In fact, we’ve seen 5 new city channels created this month alone. Get a group together, and go grab some food and drinks one night!
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Erin Layshock – Digital Client Services Manager for Digital Services by Marriott
Every week in the hangout channel, you folks share your most recent accomplishments and we all get to learn a little bit more about each other. It’s at 1:00 pm est in the the #hangout channel.
Here are some of the kick-ass things OG’ers did in October:
@david was on Cheddar talking about OG. (It was taped on the NYSE floor.) 👌🏼 He’s also doing a fireside chat with James Altucher + working on some dope AMAs
@clearaccent was busy snagging some top shelf clients (Vice Media) & some new referrals 🤓
@cschwartz landed another speaking gig this month 👏🏽
One of @adamsteele’s (ME) new Loganix link building products surpassed 1M in sales in a little over a year! Boom-chaka-laka! 💰💰
@hansen’s Shadowbid secured a new engineer and dialed in an email drip campaign 👌🏼
@alex’s sales have been skyrocketing (double since last month and quadruple the month before) AND he scaled a Facebook Ad client out to $100k in monthly spend 💰
@michaelbuckbee launched this Slack Integration – and he thanks all the OGs for their help! 🏆
@piotr has had a busy month; he made some progress on his SAAS app for auditors/compliance, and did a couple of deployments on his home page + improvements in the DevOps field 💪🏼
@annef Autopilot launched it’s integration with Heap! You can read more about it here.
@dannygarcia had a successful panel in NYC with the founders of Greenhouse, Movable Ink, ALICE and the head of marketing at The Muse (plus broke a personal record in ticket sales) 😎
@zofiaantonow wrote a recap article about his company’s experience at Denver Startup Week that was so well received that the peeps down there requested a quote and will be incorporating his feedback to make next year’s event even more awesome!
@spartangomez is a magician! He got a client in the cannabis industry (where you can’t advertise on FB or Google) to 250k sales last month using some Facebook organic, FB live and some powerful ninja email automation tricks! 🔮
@avail got word he is getting published in a magazine for December (link us when it happens) and has been busy writing articles for an upcoming blog. He also booked his spot for Digital Summit Dallas!
@nickeubanks relaunched TrafficThinkTank.com and it was over 50% sold out in ONE day! 🏆 He’s the real MVP.
@digitalmktggeek is a machine. He built an SEO plan for an ecommerce site with 200 categories, 300 brands and thousands of SKUs (that was built as a single page application). Woah 💪🏼
If I missed anyone, I am sorry. The volume of requests, and then wading through said requests is madness!! Y’all accomplish a lot in 1 month!
If you folks want to appear above, share your accomplishments with us every Friday. Note the format above. The easier you make it for me to figure out why you are awesome, the more likely it is that you’ll find yourself here.
Each month I try to bring you my favorite articles, books and casts. I am a total information glutton. More inputs than I could possibly action in my lifetime. I don’t recommend this, but it sure makes recommending good reading/listening easy!
Tribe of Mentors: Short Life Advice from the Best in the World – Timothy Ferriss
Discipline Equals Freedom: Field Manual – Jocko Willink