The Complete Social Media Marketing Course: Go Viral on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, LinkedIn & More! Premium class

Jerry Banfield, Helpful Skillshare Teacher

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91 Videos (6h 21m)
    • Course introduction and overview.

    • Share your story! Post your social media marketing story in the discussions!

    • How is the course structured? How to use it?

    • How to figure out what to learn next in social media marketing

    • Know about the law of averaging principle in human psychology

    • Facebook is amazing for building healthy long term relationships online

    • YouTube is incredible for organic search traffic that provides leads and sales

    • Twitter can be your website's number one traffic source

    • LinkedIn can get you found for a better job and connect you with new clients

    • Google is essential for restaurants and local businesses

    • Pinterest is where your fashion and home improvement products can take off!

    • Instagram is unmatched for sharing photos and getting an audience fast

    • Most activity on Facebook occurs in the newsfeed and in messages

    • Your Facebook timeline is a place where you build trust and relationships

    • If you are not sure what you are doing yet, stick to a personal profile

    • Making a Facebook page branded with my name is my long term solution

    • What strategy I am using for Facebook posts and my page today

    • Overview of what I am doing now with my Facebook ads

    • How to quickly make effective Facebook ad campaigns

    • The Facebook messaging strategy that got me hundreds of clients for free.

    • I wanted a lot of Facebook likes to make my website popular. Here's what I got.

    • Where to get help from Facebook when you have problems?

    • When is it worth it to make a Facebook page? How different is my new page from my first page.

    • Changing your profile picture on Facebook is the easiest way to get likes

    • Should you use a Facebook page, Facebook group, or your Facebook profile?

    • How to get someone to accept your friend request on Facebook

    • What type of status will get the most clicks, likes, comments, and shares?

    • YouTube is awesome for organic search traffic and long term viral growth.

    • Welcome to YouTube! Here are the two places people spend time with you.

    • Introduction to the YouTube creator studio + 1 thing most critical for success.

    • Uploading new YouTube videos and looking at your analytics is the key to success

    • Your community on YouTube is where you turn your work into gold.

    • Your YouTube channel features explained including how to get a subscribe button.

    • Thinking global first on YouTube is your path to local domination.

    • Easy ways to make viral YouTube videos based on my experience with 20+ videos.

    • Youtube viral video creation basic tutorial.

    • YouTube viral video launch day 2.

    • What is Twitter best for? Website traffic and social proof.

    • Welcome to Twitter! Learn the basics right here.

    • What type of tweet gets the best engagement? What does Google do?

    • How to make a picture tweet that fills the timeline for people following you.

    • How did I get so many followers on Twitter?

    • How to search for the right people to follow and your ideal followers on Twitter

    • How following people on Twitter earns me so many followers.

    • Unfollowing people not following you back is the key to building your followers.

    • Auto posting new YouTube videos uploaded to Twitter.

    • Autoposting with HootSuite is how I reach my Twitter followers 24/7.

    • How to combine Facebook and Twitter to get boosted organic reach with CoPromote.

    • What is most important on LinkedIn and what are the basic features?

    • How I made an all star LinkedIn profile and how you can too!

    • Getting the perfect LinkedIn profile picture. You will not believe the one I use

    • How to make a powerful LinkedIn profile summary optimized for SEO.

    • Using media in the summary section of your LinkedIn profile.

    • Strategies for adding connections on LinkedIn.

    • A powerful strategy using LinkedIn posts to get people reading your blog.

    • If you want people to read your blog, start blogging on LinkedIn.

    • LinkedIn messaging for connections, relationships, and leads.

    • LinkedIn groups are where you do expand your network on LinkedIn.

    • LinkedIn Pulse has your news and is where you can get your organic traffic.

    • How to search for jobs and find better jobs to apply to on LinkedIn jobs.

    • LinkedIn premium accounts explained.

    • The Pinterest homepage and thank you for learning about Pinterest with me!

    • How to make a pin on Pinterest from a website.

    • Pinterest profile overview. What are boards on Pinterest?

    • How organic engagement on Pinterest happens with pins in of the newsfeed.

    • Pinterest demographics explained for 2015: mostly young and middle aged women!

    • Pinning onto a board in Pinterest is like putting a note in your scrapbook.

    • How you can engage with pins on Pinterest, like Pins, and share Pins on Facebook

    • How to add followers and get followers on Pinterest by adding friends.

    • Pinterest boards! How to make a board and make a pin to it.

    • Pinterest boards explained in depth with examples of following just one board.

    • Where notifications are on Pinterest and how you can see who is following you.

    • Pinterest business account. How to join as a business or convert your personal.

    • Pinterest analytics available for businesses show you impressions and audience!

    • What is Google+ best for? Search engine ranking and YouTube engagement.

    • Welcome to Google+! See the basic functions such as +1, circles, and newsfeed.

    • The Google plus business page is the #1 value Google plus offers.

    • Google plus for business overview and basic features.

    • Google+ business page insights plus opportunities for SEO and page optimization.

    • Verifying a Google plus business page + deleting your Google plus business page.

    • How to get reviews on Google+, leave a review, and find reviews you have written

    • The easiest place to build Google plus organic engagement is on YouTube.

    • How to find people you know with circles in Google plus and add people quickly.

    • How I got 500 new followers on instagram easy!

    • My failures with social media marketing led to me learning enough to teach it!

    • What am I doing on social media now? Where am I spending my time and ad budget?

    • Was my first profitable website a success or failure with Facebook marketing?

    • Twitter SEO victory and account suspension.

    • My first painful failure on YouTube with a copyright notice strike penalty.

    • Who gets their LinkedIn account suspended? I did at least make one sale.

    • Two mentions nationwide in business journals for ruining a social media contest.


About This Class

Take this course to learn what works best for success on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, LinkedIn,Google+, Pinterest, and Instagram! Immediately see what each social media platform will work best to help you focus your learning on getting the highest return and the best results with your social media marketing! With millions of followers on social media that I built completely online with no outside funding or assistance, you can trust that what I share with you can have the potential to work for you as it does for me!





Jerry Banfield

Helpful Skillshare Teacher

Help me reach 3,000 followers on Skillshare by following me today!  Followers receive first access to the new classes I create DAILY here on the topics listed below and more!

  1. Facebook ads and marketing learned by growing my Facebook page to over 2 million likes!
  2. YouTube channel success strategies learned by building my YouTube channel to 89,000+ subscribers.
  3. Google AdWords tutorials learned by spending $100,000+ on my own advertisements on Google.
  4. Teaching online learned on YouTube with 10+ million views on my YouTube videos and on Udemy where I had 170,000+ students before being banned!
  5. A daily workflow system for creativity that I have used to make over 2,000 videos online in two years.
  6. Building a great Skillshare teaching community on a daily basis with new classes!
  7. Steps for creating and building your own freelancing business online selling products, serving clients, and doing affiliate marketing.
  8. Investing and trading cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin and ethereum as a hobby while earning a better than average return!
  9. What works most effectively to make money online based on my experience earning more than a million dollars freelancing from my home office in the first five years of starting my business.
  10. The complete system I use to run a business that is the best real job I have ever had online as seen at

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How did you get here with me?
In 2005 while I was in college at the University of South Carolina, I tried to start working online. I signed up for an MLM program and a survey website. A month later, I had refunds from both and figured working online was not possible because everything was a scam. The truth was I was afraid to fail again.

In 2011, I moved in with my wife and launched an online business focusing on video game addiction in an attempt to avoid dealing with any of my other problems. In a few months, I changed my business to selling tshirts because I realized there was no money in video game addiction. A year after starting my business, I dropped out of my criminology PHD program at the University of South Florida to run my business full time which by then had changed to helping clients with Facebook and Google ads based on my experience failing to do them successfully for myself.

In 2013, I starting sharing everything I knew for free on YouTube because I hoped it would help me get more clients. By April 2014, I was nearly bankrupt after failing at 15+ different business models. I was also nearly dead from trying to drink the pain away and fortunately the fear of death motivated me to get into recovery. Being in recovery motivated me to focus more on being of true service to others and less on what I would get out of it. I started making courses online with Udemy which soon turned into my first real business. I partnered with as many talented instructors as I could and learned from top instructors how to get my courses the most sales.

In 2015, I tried making some inspirational videos sharing what I learned in recovery and got an amazing response on YouTube. To make the background on my videos more interesting, I started making the inspirational videos while playing video games. To make a more helpful website, I hired a freelancer to convert the videos into blog posts including this about page originally.

By 2016, the Udemy courses I was teaching had made nearly $2 million dollars in sales with me receiving over $600,000 of that. Things went so well on Udemy that Udemy decided to launch a new pricing policy in April 2016 that reduced sales by 80% sitewide which encouraged many instructors to leave. Since I did not take the hint, Udemy chose to ban me based on what they said were policy violations despite my best efforts to work within the rules. Now I am recording audio books on Audible and teaching all my new video courses here on Skillshare as well as on my website!

Thank you for reading this and I hope you enjoy my courses!


Jerry Banfield