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My First 100 Fans: How Did I Do It?

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by David Garland in David's Blog

This past week I spoke at this really cool event called Start St. Louis and one of the audience members asked me an interesting question:

“David, how did you get your first fans for The Rise To The Top?”

And what a FANTASTIC question that is. Sometimes we all get so hung up on the big numbers (like 250,000 viewers, 10,000 Facebook likes, 30,000,000 Twitter followers…whatever metrics we use) that we forget that most folks start with 0 (including me).

I didn’t come from some kind of special background with a built-in fan base (i.e., I wasn’t a famous author or TV host or doing something cool offline where folks knew me). When I started The Rise To The Top in 2008, I had ZERO fans (well, two…my parents).

In today’s DSG TV, I share with you the story of how I went from 0-100 fans (the first 100 is always critical).

And definitely let me know in the comments if you like this sort of “behind-the-scenes David chronicles” where I share with you guys VERY personal stories like this. I’ve got a TON more that I bet you will find interesting and learn something from (successes and failures).


I use RISE partner LeadPlayer for DSG TV, which helps me build my list with video. Check ’em out here.


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