Growth Hacking

This post was written by Shakir Hassan. He has done so many projects at a very young age of 14. One of his recent projects done is for BonusCorner.com

What is Growth Hacking

Growth Hacking is the science of achieving incredible growth with nontraditional strategies. It is also the science that helps you identify how to move users from one state of the funnel to the next one, consistency. Growth Hacking finds a strategy within the parameters of a scalable and repeatable method for growth, driven by product and inspired by data.

  • Growth Hacking combines:
  • Technology
  • Marketing and Sales
  • Design
  • & Customer / User Experience (UX)

To grow a product, service or platform.

Look, what Dan Martell, founder of Clarity says about Growth Hacking:

And these are some of the other definitions about Growth Hacking:

It is an idea that an entrepreneur can take a clever or nontraditional approach to increase in the growth of his or her product by hacking something together, specifically for growth purposes. It is next generation marketing for startups.

Take a look at below quote about Growth Hacking:

“Growth Hacking is just getting users – Unknown”.

It’s just a technique to implement for the sake of getting real users. The meaning of Growth Hacking is freedom to try a lot of different things really fast. The goal of a growth hacker is to hack their product that reaches to millions of peoples. Growth Hacking is the only way you possibly can to help a company grow. It helps in acquisition, activation, retention, revenue and referral.

Brief introduction to Growth Hacking

Hotmail is the oldest example we know of Growth Hacking. It started growing when one of his main investors, Tim Draper, suggested putting a:

“P.S.: I love you. Get your free E-Mail at Hotmail.”

At the bottom of each E-Mail.

5 weeks later they hit the 2 million user mark. And the rest is history. These are other companies that have used growth hacks to grow their users:

  • Facebook
  • Linkedin
  • Twitter
  • Pinterest
  • Dropbox
  • Airbnb
  • Uber

In 2010 @SeanEllis wrote first about Growth Hacking. He was saying the marketing roles were not paramount for startups because they are in early growth phases.

He wrote:

“…rather than hiring VP Marketing with all of the previously mentioned prerequisites, I recommended hiring or appointing a growth hacker.”

That was when the term was created.

Characteristics of a Growth Hacker

A Growth Hacker is someone that grows users to a product using unconventional marketing techniques with a focus on data to help guide decisions.

As Andrew Chen said, “a Growth Hacker is a hybrid between a marketer and a coder.”

It is someone whose true north is growth.
These are some of the characteristics of a Growth Hacker:

  • Growth Hacker  is creative
  • A Growth Hacker has some various strong Entrepreneurial drive
  • A Growth Hacker has passion for data
  • A Growth Hacker has the ability to take risks and he/she is a risk taker
  • A Growth Hacker is consistently learning
  • A Growth Hacker is curious with a burning desire for Growth.

Product/Market Fit

What is Product or Market Fit? First, let’s look at some stats.

Nine out of Ten Products fail and sixty-six percent of startups change their exact plan.

What is the solution?

You should find a path to a plan that works before running out of recourses.

How can you do that?

By Product/Market Fit, so what exactly is Product/Market Fit?

Product Market Fit is a degree to which a product satisfies its market demand. Some peoples interpret Product/Market Fit as creating a minimum viewable product that addresses on solves a problem or a neat that exist. 

So how do you validate Product/Market Fit?

Sean Ellis – Founder of Qualaroo, he says:

If at least 40% of the surveyed customers indicate, they will be very disappointed if they no longer have access to the particular product of service, this is how you validate your Product/Market Fit.

This is an optimal process to create a successful startup.

It starts with Product/Market Fit, then transition to growth and then growth.

You should make sure Product/Market Fit as soon as possible. You should make your product a must have. And you should achieve Product/Market Fit first with a minimum viable product.

How to avoid plagiarism when writing your essay

There are many ways to approach the creating of an essay and the most important thing to keep in mind when you do this is that you have to be careful not to end up with any plagiarized content. In this article, we are going to give you some useful and important tips that are going to help you avoid ending up with a plagiarized essay that is going to end up ruining your grade.

The types of plagiarism

There are many things that could be considered plagiarism and you need to be aware of them before you turn in any kind of work. If you copy any text exactly as you find it online and you use quotation marks, you are plagiarizing that content. The same goes for using any kind of research data without mentioning the source or when you paraphrase in a way that is extremely similar to another existing document. All of these practices are going to be considered plagiarism and even if you work hard on the rest of the document, you will be given a low grade because of that.

Read material and write your version of it

A great way to avoid any form of plagiarism is to make sure that you read as much a material as you can and then start writing based on that material with your own words and your own way of organizing the ideas you took from the original text. Don’t simply rewrite content because this is likely to end up looking too similar to the original idea.

The best way to approach this is to take the time to study the text as much as possible and then take a break and start writing based on that knowledge instead of writing from the original text itself. This is going to make it very easy for you to write with a good flow and avoid text that looks too similar to the original.

Use a reliable plagiarism checker

If you want to get the best results from an essay plagiarism checker online, we strongly recommend that you use ArticleChecker or Copyscape. Both have a free service that allows you to check information from websites, so to use this for free, you would need to upload your content to a website and then paste the URL to find out if the content is 100% original. CopyScape offers an option to purchase premium and you get 200 credits or $10 and each credit gives you a chance to check up to 200 words, so it’s definitely worth the purchase.

There are other plagiarism checkers out there, but the only one that is truly reliable is Copyscape, so consider it to be a very good investment for all of your assignments.

Conclusion

Plagiarism in essays is something that most teacher and learning institutions are going to grade very poorly and the last thing you want is to get a low grade for not taking the time to formulate your own ideas and your own points of view in regards to a subject.

What to Look for in a Professional Realtor? A Guide by a Realtor Himself

This is an important question to ask yourself if you are serious about becoming a top producing realtor. Your image or how your prospective customers see you as an individual matters a lot if you want to climb the ladder of success as a realtor. You must cultivate a professional image of yourself which is a slow and painstaking process. It takes a long time to build up your image as an honest realtor who has the good of his client always at the back of his mind. Clients always want their realtor to think of ways to save their hard earned money.

Note

I will not be talking about experience of a realtor or how they politely answer clients’ queries. This blog will be discussing more than that in terms of what to look in a realtor. Like whether he is well-reputed or not, does he have a plan or not and what’s his/her motivation factors for success as a realtor.

Do you have a marketing plan?

Gone are the days when you can work hard and hope to receive queries through word of mouth. Though it still works, no one has the patience to wait for so long when a strong marketing plan can fetch quick results to establish you as a top notch realtor. Now you need to make an action plan involving your image building exercise to create a positive image for you as a professional realtor. 

Connections

A good realtor has to hustle and be ready to move when a client finds a hot property, or if offers come in late at night or on a weekend. A good realtor will make themselves available to his or her clients any time of day or night and to have the good negotiation skills to help their client get the best deal possible. Also a well seasoned real estate agent should have good connections with mortgage brokers, insurance brokers, home inspection companies, home staging companies, building contractors ect. So that they are the go to person when a client past or present calls on them they can show that they bring value to working with that realtor over any other agent.

Does everyone that knows you know that you are a realtor now?

This is a reality check that’ll tell you that you have been able to spread the word about you being a realtor. If there are still a few of your distant relatives and friends who are not aware of the fact that you have started to work as a realtor, you have not succeeded in your plan as yet. Do not depend upon others to spread the word for you.

Do you dress for success?

You may say that the way you dress is a personal choice and it does not matter how you dress when working as a realtor. However, you will see the difference when you choose a particular style of dressing and stick to it through all seasons of the year. How can you hope to make a unique image that is different from the rest of the realtors in your area if you continue to dress casually like them? You can make a start with a cap or a particular color and try to dress up in this color all the time. Pretty soon, your clients and their friends come to know about your peculiar sense of dressing and you’ll be famous as a realtor. You may not like this idea of dressing a particular way as it places restrictions upon you but believe me, you will be convinced about this idea when you see yourself climbing the ladder of success.

As a Top selling Realtor in Kelowna BC. I have seen and experienced first hand what it takes to be a top real estate agent and to be worthy of working with clients to help them buy or sell there home.

Written By : Greg Clarke Kelowna Royal Lepage Realtor    http://gregsellskelowna.com

Greg Clarke Kelowna Royal Lepage Realtor
#1-1890 Cooper Rd., Kelowna, BC,
V1Y-8B7
Canada
Phone: 250.869.9119
gregclarke@royallepage.ca
www.GregSellsKelowna.com

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