My Best Marketing Strategies for [2018] | Creative Growth Plans for Business

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2018 is going to be an exciting year.

The analysis on how much money we’re spending to generate the traffic and here’s what’s crazy, most people don’t realize this, we generate, let’s say a million visitors a month on Neil Patel.

Do you know what the cost to get there is with video, production, podcasting, blogging, promotion, ads, link building?

$110,000 a month.

That’s what it averaged out to for 2017.

Here are my marketing strategies for 2018.

I just bought a blog in the marketing space for a half a million bucks.

They get a million visitors a month, and it’s cheaper to spend money acquiring people who already have the traffic.

So in 2017, I bought Uber Suggest, I think it was around 140 grand.

They had very little traffic.

I 381 redirected the site, traffic increased and guess what happened?

Nothing.

I hoped that my traffic would go through the roof, but nothing happened.

Uber Suggest was a good acquisition and what I ended up learning from that is, who cares about links?

Don’t buy anything for the links.

Buy it purely based off of traffic and just pay a simple metric.

If Uber Suggest has roughly 200,000 visitors per month, I paid a hundred and something; I would have paid 200 grand, the money didn’t matter.

For a blog that I just spent half a million on, their traffic ranges.

On a horrible month, they’ll get around 800,000 uniques.

In a perfect month, they’ll get around, like, 1.2, 1.3 million uniques, and all I’m doing right now is buying as many blogs as possible.

My marketing strategy for 2018 is to buy blogs based on of traffic.

I look at the top posts that they have and how qualified their visitors are and determine if I can successfully monetize their content.

I don’t even care if they have revenue.

If they don’t have revenue, even better.

The problem with Search Engine Journal is that they have conferences, they have advertising, and they have contracts for all of it.

I don’t care for any of that.

I just want the traffic.

So when you buy all these people for traffic and then you put it into your monetization flow, you can quickly figure out, what is this worth?

If I can’t make my money back in less than 12 months, I will not buy it.

The other marketing strategy that I use when I’m buying these sites is to look for blogs that aren’t monetized well.

The blog that I ended up buying for half a million bucks, they’re not even making three grand a month.

If you’re not even making three grand a month, that’s a good deal, right?

They’re like; you’re going to give me half a million dollars for this?

No problem.

Another creative marketing strategy I’m doing right now, is trying to buy a really popular marketing tool.

I don’t want to pay them all the money they’re asking for because they want well into the millions, and it isn’t worth it.

But, I’m trying to work out a deal where I give them X amount of money up front, let’s say a million dollars, and then give them a hundred thousand a month over X amount of months or a hundred thousand a year over X amount of years.

When I see inefficiencies in sites, I figure I can purchase them and double the revenue because they aren’t optimized for traffic or conversions.

So buy it for what it’s worth, optimize it, and then use the profits to pay them out continually.

That way you’re not using all of your money and the business is paying, you may have spent a bit more money, but personally, you don’t have to spend as much money, and that’s my marketing strategy for 2018.

My goal is to spend at least $5 million acquiring businesses purely based on their traffic.

If you need help or have questions about online or digital marketing or of you’re a small business looking for help, leave a comment or question below and I’ll personally answer and help you in any way I can!

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97 Replies to “My Best Marketing Strategies for [2018] | Creative Growth Plans for Business”

  1. Lukman Nul Hakim

    How to get started because i am very, very,very beginer

  2. Greg Preece - Start Starting Up

    Hi Neil. Once you’ve purchased a site, do you work on monetising that new site’s content independently – or redirecting that new site’s traffic to your main site?

  3. SuccessandWealthCoaching.com

    Love the stats for the sites
    ..

  4. Elvis Tavasja

    Hi Neil, I’m curious to know, do you do any filtering of your analytics? In the total aggregate data, there should be a lot of junk information from bots and scripts which are not real persons. Do you have such filters in place when you show your analytics or when you talk about your data??

  5. Softwarez Solution

    hi neil
    need suggestion for SEO of hindi website
    do you have any article for that please share ??

  6. Larry Kincade

    Language Warning!!! Not Child Safe!!!

  7. Get Growth

    awesome. I was curious about the ubersuggest thing 🙂 good stuff. thx for sharing

    1. Get Growth

      one more thing: just how filled is your inbox right now with acquisition propositions? 😀 after sharing these ideas.

    2. Get Growth

      yup, traffic AND branding. Ubersuggest is well known and it’s also discussed on many blogs.

  8. All Dunia

    Hello Neil Patel Sir, I have 1 Question,me and my friends want to start website related to All types Events & Conferences Listing (Ex- Medical Conferences/ Trade Shows/ Startup and more) based on USA/UK/Aust/Canada and other Country. So it is good to take information through Organizers Official Website and Update on my website. Waiting for your Response Sir. Thank You

  9. BlackDeath12345

    Neil can I call u at ur 562 # lol

  10. William Cato

    Mr Patel, thanks for your marketing strategy video for 2018. Very creative, refreshing from all the other strategies that I have heard so far this year. Thanks again, this time for keeping it super simple.

  11. Joshua McCandless

    Neil! I Started a social media marketing agency. I have been following a lot of people in the space for a while and I have to say. Your content is above and beyond! I resonate so much more with you than anybody else. Thank you so much, you are my digital mentor!

    1. Neil Patel

      That’s very kind of you Joshua! I’m so glad that you’ve learned from my work, and thank you for watching/reading! 🙂

  12. New Trend channal

    I have healthnbuty website i have so much problems for money so i decide to earn more with blogging but i am note earned single penny from 6 months onwards please help me how to get more views and clicks for my blog posts please help me iam in so much bad position please help me

    1. Neil Patel

      I would focus on finding a better way to monetize your blog. If what you’re doing isn’t working, try something else, such as selling an informational product or offering one-on-one coaching. I wish you the best of luck!

  13. Ajay Chopra

    Hey Neil, Please make a video to hack the latest Instagram Algorithm. It is getting tough sadly.

    1. Ajay Chopra

      Neil Patel Thank you for taking time to reply. Your stuff is really helping a lot. Thanks for all that from heart 😊

    2. Neil Patel

      I’ll keep that in mind for a future video, Ajay, thanks! And I’m sorry to hear you’re struggling with Google.

  14. Lumbridgecity

    who is holding the camera?

    1. Neil Patel

      A videographer

  15. Laiq Zada

    Don’t copy but steal it.

    1. Neil Patel

      That’s the way!

  16. Lee Wright

    This was fascinating. Extremely helpful to hear the stats (traffic and dollars). Thanks, Neil. And this format, conversational, not standing up and shouting, was _much_ easier to watch, much more enjoyable, and much more convincing.

    1. Neil Patel

      Thanks Lee! I’m glad you liked it.

  17. Ajay Malik

    I like last strategy, paying them with the same money which there acquired website generate.

    1. Neil Patel

      Thanks Ajay, happy to hear it!

  18. TwigBrush

    I think that’s a great approach to take Neil. I wanted to ask you something… It seems like most your decisions are based on analytics.

    I’m currently deciding whether to study digital marketing, marketing analytics or data analytics(cis). Which do you think has the most potential for the future?

    Keep up the great vids!

    1. TwigBrush

      Neil Patel which of the 3 do you personally prefer?

    2. Neil Patel

      Thanks for your kind feedback! And yes, I base all of my decisions on data. I think all of those industries will continue to grow. I would focus on the area that excites you most. Best of luck!

  19. Hrishikesh Pawar

    I read your book HUSTLE. It is awesome!

    1. Neil Patel

      Thanks, I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

  20. New Trend channal

    Buying traffic from reddit or bidvertiser is safe for adsence ads on my wp blog or not please reply

    1. Neil Patel

      Never buy traffic. It’s not a good long-term strategy and it can get you banned from Adsense.

  21. Unsolved Mysteries Hindi

    Hi neil can you plz make a video on Quality vs Quantity which is better for blogging. I read so many posts on internet but I’m little confused..
    Thanks..

    1. Neil Patel

      They’re both important, but quality is always the most important thing. I’ll consider making a more in-depth video on that topic, though.

    1. Ur buddy

      Neil Patel plz suggest the topic to start a website

    2. Neil Patel

      Thanks!

  22. Hrishikesh Pawar

    Thanks man!

    1. Neil Patel

      You’re very welcome!

    2. Ur buddy

      Hrishikesh Pawar sub plz

    3. Hrishikesh Pawar

      Ur buddy 😀

    4. Ur buddy

      Hrishikesh Pawar thanks from his side

  23. Vanessa Kenyahshah

    Neil Patel, thanks for this video, was super insightful!

    Please advise, what are the most
    profitable monetisation strategies for a website or blog, that capitalises on traffic? Thanks in advance! 🏆

  24. Seth Pearson

    Just straight says it. Lol. I love your transparency bro. Keep killing it!

    1. Neil Patel

      🙂 Thanks so much Seth!

  25. Manav Singh

    Good strategy!!

    1. Neil Patel

      Thanks Manav!

  26. Bir Singh

    Hi Neil, Is SSL important for website promotion?

    1. Bir Singh

      Neil Patel Thanks for the answer 🙂

    2. Neil Patel

      Not directly, but it can increase trust between you and the visitor.

  27. Asteelo paparazzi

    Do you use Clickfunnels? Are they worth me paying 200 a month or should I just try and build a quality website?

    1. Asteelo paparazzi

      Neil Patel Ok thanks Neil! Im trying to build a website using WordPress but I’m not the most technical person in our solor system. So I didn’t know if there was a easier site to use or if I could pay someone cheaper overseas.

    2. Neil Patel

      I would focus on building a quality website first.

  28. the money book blog garg

    Heya neil, we know that you are the best. But i have a question, john chow generates around 200k (or more) by spending 0 on traffic. How is it possible?

    1. Neil Patel

      Ha, thanks! Organic traffic can explode if you have the right strategy.

  29. Éxito Electrónico

    Mr. Neil, thanks for all the good information!
    I’m curious on something…what exactly do you do with the blogs? Do you redirect all to your website or do you work on improving the blog’s conversion optimization.

  30. NoP

    wow – you are in big boys yard – success to 1mil on youtube(maybe buy a few channels)

    1. Viney Bhatia

      haha buy some subscribers !

  31. 2jzandy s

    Smart move

  32. Viren Negi

    Man, This is awesome strategy I have learned ! Saves time & money buying out quality Traffic

  33. BlackDeath12345

    Want to buy my company for a million lol

  34. Cristo Vive

    You work with asshole fuckers , don’t buy anything ,don’t spend your money 💰

  35. Siddhant Jain

    Love your content Neil!
    Really a great informative platform for new bloggers and webmasters!
    Maybe not this video since it is talking about very high numbers :p but most of the rest of them are a great source of referance for newbies.
    One thing is that, you might want to work a little more on your Youtube Advertisings. Youtube is also a great platform to self-advertise almost all of your sites.
    Keep going bro! You are doing great!

  36. Media Influencer

    Hi Neil, I have been watching all of your videos they are unique! and full of new information. So, I emailed n 16 January. If you would answer my email with your help, my life will be changed! So thankful that I found you🙏

  37. ryan wardy

    This advice is COMPLETELY stupid… i cant believe that this guy is successful, i think he is a faker

    1. Ur buddy

      ryan wardy u are fool not he

  38. MVH Tech

    Great Content As Always! 😃 You know WHA??? You really inspired me! 😃👍 Thank You So Much.

  39. Sabbir Hossen Bijoy

    Thank You Very Much

  40. Hash

    will u buy a site from your subscriber in future ?

  41. Raghavendra gowda

    Hi nail why did you not made ubersjest an payed tool why ?

    1. ধূসর পান্ডুলিপি

      Raghavendra gowda will u happy if he does? Why???

  42. Raghavendra gowda

    So did you buy search engine land

  43. Prashant kafe

    You are *seo* guru

  44. Shery Sheikh

    Sir neil, i really need your help i making a niche website about home needs. It is like ecommerce store but in the informational way for example:- when someone search on google “home table” he gets the result and no 1 is amazon….But i’m trying to write an article on every product and then promote this informational store!!! Is it possible? Because amazon don’t seo on every single product can i outrank amazon by writing article on the product with complete seo?
    Please reply your reply really really matters to me thank you soo much

    1. Peter Bucsko

      Become an Amazon Affiliate and promote the product from Amazon from your site so you will rank up beside Amazon. You can also use the Amazon tools to promote related items keeping your rank high.

  45. Cornelius Benton

    I like the video format with this video. I would love to see more interviewed style videos. I’m not ready for domain acquisitions, yet. I’m geared towards more Instagram Ads, Twitter, and Facebook Ad. I’ll like to try some Ads using Bing as well. I was thinking about purchasing Instagram accounts using the same method. I see myself during this method a little bit more in the future.

  46. Mamadou Lagaré Koné

    Good, very educative

  47. vignesh Aithal

    Niel, How can I get Backlinks for my Real Estate Site?

  48. vignesh Aithal

    Good Video

  49. fanBook

    Are Backlink important?

    1. Ur buddy

      fanBook not in case u writes a great content

  50. DJ SLANK〽an

    Thanks for this knowledge bro!

    1. Ur buddy

      DJ SLANK〽an Thanks from his side

  51. Charlie Higgins

    Neil my man, love your stuff, need to get a phone call with you, trying to help my dads company get traffic. Keep t up.

    1. Ur buddy

      Charlie Higgins keep it up
      # Old is gold 😆

  52. Shery Sheikh

    You didn’t reply me

  53. Bhagyesh Patel

    Thanks Patel

  54. AJ Tech

    Hey Neil, Please make a video to hack the latest Instagram Algorithm. It is getting tough sadly.

    1. AJ Tech

      Neil Patel Thank you for taking time to reply. Your stuff is really helping a lot. Thanks for all that from heart 😊

  55. Slank〽an

    Thanks for this knowledge bro!

  56. Олеся Полякова

    Trying to find ways to generate income online. There’s a shortcut to discover all online working methods. Simply type: “TheMakeMoneyOnlinePro” in google.

  57. All Dunia

    Hello Neil Patel Sir, I have 1 Question,me and my friends want to start website related to All types Events & Conferences Listing (Ex- Medical Conferences/ Trade Shows/ Startup and more) based on USA/UK/Aust/Canada and other Country. So it is good to take information through Organizers Official Website and Update on my website. Waiting for your Response Sir. Thank You

  58. Viren Negi

    Man, This is awesome strategy I have learned ! Saves time & money buying out quality Traffic

  59. Tech4Mallus

    Great Content As Always! 😃 You know WHA??? You really inspired me! 😃👍 Thank You So Much.

  60. VIVO IPL live 2018

    You are *seo* guru

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