82: The Secrets to Success & Hustle with Gary Vaynerchuk of VaynerMedia

 ·  10 Mar  ·  6 Comments

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Gary Vaynerchuk is a bona fide Internet celebrity. At last count, he was sitting pretty at 1.21 million Twitter followers, and 226,000 Instagram followers. He’s appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Conan O’Brien, Ellen, CNN, and MSNBC. He’s now the CEO of VaynerMedia, a digital agency with more than 600 staff. Vaynerchuk is an entrepreneur, investor, New York Times best-selling author, speaker, and, hailing from greater New York City, a fervent Jets fan.

But his success all started with Wine Library TV, a video blog he started when YouTube was still a 1-year-old Internet debutante. From the start of his career, Vaynerchuk has mastered social media to draw attention to his online persona GaryVee, and since then has leveraged his fame to build success with over a decade of shrewd planning and execution. But there’s one secret to success that Vaynerchuk always comes back to.

“The reason that I’m speaking to you is that I’ve worked harder than you.”

These brazen words were uttered by Vaynerchuk during one of his many training videos. While it’s impossible to know just how true that is, this is a belief central to Vaynerchuk’s life. Hard work is everything.

When discussing his success, the word hustle frequently bobs to the surface. “My hustle is better than everybody else’s,” he says, “so I have to bet on it. I bet on my strengths.” And despite living in an age of lifehacks and shortcuts, Vaynerchuk remains a staunch advocate of simple hard work. Armed with little more than his ball-of-fire personality and a will to succeed, he’s built an attention-hungry business empire worth millions.

In this interview you will learn:

The best strategies to leverage social media for your business

What to look out for when it comes to creating the perfect social media strategy

The secrets to creating valuable content and why it works

How to take care of your employees and build long-lasting and loyal relationships

The secrets behind each social media platform and how to take advantage of each one

& much more!

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Nathan Chan

Nathan Chan is the Publisher and Editor of Foundr magazine. He is an avid table tennis player and a lover of everything entrepreneurship.

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  • Tom Osman

    Hey Nathan, thanks for all the hard work you’ve put in with Foundr. I consume everything you put out there as its directly relevant to where I am at the moment with my business.

    Always recommend your material to my network.

    Keep up the good work.
    Tom – Foundr of Teachers Register

    • http://foundrmag.com/ Nathan Chan

      Hey @tomosman:disqus – Great to hear from you 🙂

      At Foundr we’re here to create as much awesome stuff we can to help you level up as an entrepreneur! Right back at ya! Thank you so much taking the time to spread the word and sharing our work with your network! Stay awesome!

      • Tom Osman

        Thanks @chany_the_one:disqus!

        Always good to follow the journey 🙂 Keep nailing it brother.

  • Anf

    Great interview bro. Facebook and Medium has my attention. Curious about snapchat but haven’t jumped in there yet.

    • http://foundrmag.com/ Nathan Chan

      Thanks @anferneec:disqus – Glad you enjoyed it! Thank you so much for your feedback bro! Very interesting to hear where you spend your time! Thank you my man 🙂

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