Social Media Hacking - Grow Your Following

Social Media Blueprint: Use The 80-20 Principle To Master YouTube, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter & WordPress In No Time!
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  • Length 3.5 hours
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Published 5/2016 English

Course Description

You need help with social media, right?

You're in the right place. In this course, you'll learn tips, tricks, strategies, and tools to grow your social media presence.

Why should you take this course from us?

150,000+ Students have enrolled in our 60+ Courses!

Over 5,000 Five Star Reviews!

Comprehensive Social Media course covering YouTube, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter & Wordpress

Have a look at our curriculum & preview lectures to see the value of this course!

Social Media is an extremely powerful tool. As a matter of fact, as a manager, freelancer or entrepreneur, regardless whether you do business online or offline, if you're not high on Social Media you are going to lose out.

Here are some of the results that we have achieved on Social Media thus far:

  • YouTube: Over 20,000 subscribers for VideoSchoolOnline
  • Twitter: 2,000+ Twitter followers
  • LinkedIn: Over 1,000 connections & dozens of successful meetings with entrepreneurs
  • Facebook: A combined 5,000 fans on our 2 Facebook Pages
  • Udemy: 150,000+ students enrolled in our 60+ courses

Things haven't always been this way and we didn't stumble over a magic pill that made all these people follow us. This has been the result of consistent hard work. However, this doesn't mean that we didn't work efficiently - in fact this is what we aim to teach you in this course.

We're strong believers in the 80:20 principle - you don't need to master every aspect on Facebook or YouTube in order to get results. You just need to know the 20% of actions most people use to generate 80% of their results, the so-called HACKS.

Here what you'll learn in this course:

  • Youtube Traffic Hacks: Boost interactions, skyrocket your views and increase your subscribe rate 3 times!
  • LinkedIn Influencer Blueprint: Create a superstar Profile & network with top entrepreneurs and influencers in your field
  • Twitter & Facebook Roadmaps: Get 1,000s of followers by perfecting a tweeting strategy and creating a magnetic Facebook Fan Page

As a bonus, you will also get: 

  • An entire section on Wordpress Hacks for more website traffic and increased conversions
  • An entire section on 3rd Party Tools that you can use in order to be more efficient & automate your Social Media Strategy
  • Numerous Case Studies & PDFs

With the Udemy 30-day Money back guarantee and our strong background, enrolling in this course is a no-brainer. Have a look at our curriculum and preview lectures and join us in unlocking your Social Media potential!

What are the requirements?

  • Laptop & Internet Connection
  • No Prior Social Media Experience Required

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Master These Social Media Hacks In Order To Shortcut Your Learning Curve (YouTube, LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook & WordPress)
  • Create A Superstar LinkedIn Profile That Will Attract Viewers To Connect With You
  • Network Effectively On LinkedIn Using 3rd Party Apps Or By Connecting With Influencers
  • Build A Targeted Following On Twitter With Just 20 Minutes Per Day
  • Master Twitter Automation Techniques That Save You Half The Time
  • Create A Magnetic Facebook Fan Page That Attracts & Engages Visitors
  • Find Out The Techniques To Boost Your Engagement On Facebook
  • Use 3rd Party Apps To Automate Various Tasks Across Social Media
  • Get More YouTube Views and Subscribers
  • Set Up Your WordPress Website to be a More Efficient Blogger

What is the target audience?

  • Entrepreneurs/Freelancers That Don't Want To Invest In Social Media Campaigns And Don't Have The Time To Thoroughly Learn Every Social Media Platform
  • Productivity Fans Who Believe In The 80:20 Principle And Want To Learn Social Media In The Fastest Possible Way
  • Social Media Managers Who Want To Learn The Most Important Hacks That Will Transform Their Jobs
  • Anybody Who Wants To Access A Comprehensive & Versatile Social Media Course

What you get with this course?

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Section 1: Introduction

In this video, you'll learn more about your Social Media Hacking Instructors - Phil Ebiner & Dragos Stefanescu. They will cover their journey with Social Media and what each Section of this course contains.


Ready for a quick win to get your YouTube channel growing faster? In this social media hack tutorial, Phil shows you how to add a subscribe pop-up to your YouTube channel whenever someone visits your channel page.


Ready for a quick win to get your Wordpress website better? In this social media hack tutorial, Phil shows you how to easily make your website mobile friendly with the Jetpack plugin.


In this Social Media Hack, Dragos will show you how to get a LinkedIn Database with only a few clicks. This database will have a lot of valuable information that you can then use for lead generation or whatever purposes fit your business.

Section 2: YouTube Hacks

Welcome to a new section of the social media hacks course. In this video, Phil talks about what you'll be learning in this new section on YouTube!


This tutorial in the social media hacks course will help you grow your YouTube subscribers using a branded watermark that links to your channel page.


This tutorial in the social media hacks course will help you find the best keywords to use for your own videos by getting them from the most popular videos related to your topic.


This tutorial in the social media hacks course will help you get more subscribers by interacting with your fans more efficiently.


This tutorial in the social media hacks course will help you get more views and subscribers by directing YouTube viewers to your channel or another video with YouTube Cards. This is also a great way to get YouTube viewers into a sales funnel on your own website.


This tutorial in the social media hacks course will help you improve the quality of your YouTube videos with music. But finding free-to-use music is difficult. Here are Phil's favorite 3 places.


It's time to take action! Phil challenges you to improve your YouTube channel in this video.


Dive deeper into how Phil got his first 15,000 subscribers. In this video, Phil talks about the one thing he did (having to do with analytics) that turned into rapid channel growth.

Section 3: Facebook Page Hacks

Social Media Hacking must include a Section about Facebook. Find out the Facebook Hacks we'll be covering in this section by watching this lecture!


One common Social Media Hack relates to Cover Photos. This is especially important when it comes to your Facebook Fan Page. In this lecture you will learn exactly how to construct a FB Page Cover Photo that will bring leads to your Website and boost your engagement.


A few examples of Facebook Cover Photos that show others' Social Media strategy. This will give you concrete examples to follow.


On Social Media, you need an identity. Find out how to get a Facebook Vanity URL in this short Hack Lecture.


Do you know how messages are spread across on Facebook? Do you know how it prioritises your posts? In this Social Media Hack, you'll find out exactly what criteria FB uses to do this.


How often do you post on Social Media? And what kind of posts do you use? Find out all the different types that work on Facebook in this lecture.


Would you like your FB Page to show more engagement? In this Social Media Hack you will discover several ideas to boost the interactions on your Facebook Page.


Here's a quick Social Media trick: if you use this, you will boost your engagement to your Facebook Page. It's simple. Just watch the lecture and implement the actions!


Social Media is all about content planning! In this lecture you will be called to action to do just so for your Facebook Page.

Section 4: LinkedIn Profile Mastery

Your Social Media presence won't be complete unless you have a great LinkedIn profile and network. In this video, you will find out exactly what this section will teach you.


Your LinkedIn Profile Photo will be crucial to you attracting a professional following on Social Media. Find out how to rock Profile Photos in this lecture.

PDF: Amazing LinkedIn Cover Photos

A lot of people don't know about this quick Social Media Hack - In this lecture you will find out how to customise your Professional Headline in order to attract more visitors to your profile and build your network.


Vanity URLs are important regardless of the Social Media platform you are using. Getting one on LinkedIn is quick and easy. Find out how to do it in this lecture.


Your LinkedIn Summary will act as a magnet to people who are visiting your profile. This is where you can let them know about your other Social Media platforms, ways of being contacted and why they should engage with you in the first place.


Who doesn't want to gather more Social Proof on Social Media? It's all about being social at the end of the day, right? In this lecture you'll find out how important it is to do this on LinkedIn and what are the different ways you can achieve this.


Rich Media is becoming the cornerstone of Social Media. Find out how you can include a lot of Social Media into your LinkedIn profile in order to make it an immersive experience for your visitors.


A quick Call To Action to improve your LinkedIn Profile starting right now.


This is a Case Study about how one of my previous Udemy students completely revamped his profile on LinkedIn and expanded his reach in just a few months.

Section 5: LinkedIn Hacks

How well do you network on Social Media? There isn't probably a better place to do this than on LinkedIn. Find out what we'll be covering in this Networking Section.


Would you like to network with just one swipe? Here's an app that you can use to do just that!


Social Media is all about follower count, friends numbers or connections lists. LinkedIn is no different. It's important to show that you're well connected, but also to know how well connected others are. This quick hack will enable you to do just that.


How much time do you spend on Social Media daily? Would you like to engage your LinkedIn community and cut that time in half? This quick hack will show you how to achieve this with just 2-3 mins daily.


On Social Media and in life it's important to strike a great first impression. In this lecture, you will find out how to send connection invites to prospective clients or leads in an efficient manner that will increase your chances of connecting.


It is Action time! Apply the knowledge in this Section and improve your Social Media presence via LinkedIn!

Section 6: Twitter Fundamentals

Tweet tweet tweet! One of the most conversational Social Media platforms is here and this Section will cover it's fundamental features. You will find out how to build a targeted following and maintain it throughout.


A quick lecture on how to set up your Twitter profile. This is important to do before you actually get to create a following.


Social Media is all about consistency. However, when it comes to Twitter, a lot of people ask "What should I tweet about?". After this lecture you will have a clearer thought process when it comes to your Tweeting strategy.


Ah, this is what everyone wants to know: How do I create a large following on Twitter? In this lecture we'll approach exactly that and show you how you can do this on Twitter.


Your Social Media effort is in vain if you don't make it targeted. Let's get clever with our following in this quick Twitter Hack.


Would you like to retain your followers? Would you like to interact with them consistently? Find out how to do just that in the following lecture.


It's action time and you should be building your Twitter following straight away. Watch this quick lecture and get going!

Section 7: Twitter Hacks

Create a system with Twitter by watching this Section where we cover different Twitter Hacks.


In this Social Media Hack, I will show you how to schedule content for Twitter. There is no way you can be efficient and post large volumes of information on these platforms without scheduling, so this will be an essential tool in your Social Media strategy.


Here's the practical video for scheduling Social Media posts via Hootsuite or Buffer.


Would you like to automate your content sharing on Twitter? It's actually one of the Social Media platforms where this makes a lot of sense to do. This is what you'll find out in this lecture!


A quick demo on how to automate your Twitter posting using these 2 tools.


Building a large following on Social Media and Twitter is great, but not all followers engage with you all the time. Find out how to constantly declutter your following on Twitter through this simple hack.


Action Time! Create a number of tweets and schedule them in. This is the first step to a consistent tweeting strategy.

Section 8: Wordpress Hacks

Welcome to a new section of the social media hacks course. In this video, Phil talks about what you'll be learning in this new section on Wordpress!


This tutorial in the social media hacks course will help you focus on writing your Wordpress posts. If you are constantly distracted by other websites or things on your to-do list, this is a must watch hack!


This tutorial in the social media hacks course will help you add links to your Wordpress posts quicker. This will decrease your bounce rate and create a more enjoyable experience for your visitors.


This tutorial in the social media hacks course will help you edit the metadata of your posts quicker. Change publish dates, authors, tags, and much more easily.


This tutorial in the social media hacks course will help you protect your wordpress website with one of the best plugins for protection.


This tutorial in the social media hacks course will help you get more social media shares by adding a social sharing counter to the side of your Wordpress website posts and pages.


It's time to take action! In this video, Phil challenges you to improve your Wordpress site.


In this case study, learn how Phil increased the monthly viewers of his website by 10,000 by writing fewer posts and focusing on long-form posts and guides.

Section 9: 3rd Party Tools

This tutorial in the social media hacks course will help you design better graphics for social media more easily. Seriously, anyone could do it!


This tutorial in the social media hacks course will help you more efficiently post to all of your social media accounts from one place.


Would you like to automate repetitive Social Media tasks? With IF-This-Then-That you can do it. Follow this video to find out what kind of "recipes" you can expect.


Ever read an article on Social Media and forgot to save it? That's where Pocket comes into play. This nifty tool will allow you to save content for later and have it all stored in a centralised place. Find out its features and importance in this quick hack.


If you use Gmail often and don't connect with every person you communicate with, then you're missing out on potential Social Media followers. Find out why this plugin is super helpful in this quick hack.

Section 10: Instagram Marketing Tips and Tricks

In this video, I chat with Jack Wilson about rapidly growing my Instagram following to promote a new digital product that I've created. He has built a solid following of his own and is working on a new project called Optimize U, doing all of his marketing and brand-building with Instagram.


In this video, I chat with Jack Wilson about rapidly growing my Instagram following to promote a new digital product that I've created. He has built a solid following of his own and is working on a new project called Optimize U, doing all of his marketing and brand-building with Instagram.


In this video, I chat with Jack Wilson about rapidly growing my Instagram following to promote a new digital product that I've created. He has built a solid following of his own and is working on a new project called Optimize U, doing all of his marketing and brand-building with Instagram.

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Instructor Biography

Dragos Stefanescu, Founder at |15 Udemy Courses & 15,000+ Students

About Me

I'm an Internet Entrepreneur with a background in both the Management Consulting & Telecommunications industries. The skills that I have acquired during those stints and in previous years in general have unleashed my passion to teach.

I have a wide array of skills that I share with you via my courses

(1) Social Media

One of my true passions, I have invested a lot of time building a presence online. Highlights include:

  • Creating a connection base of 100+ people in a large Management Consulting firm within weeks of starting the job.
  • Met with a handful of Managing Directors & Senior Managers after approaching them on Social Media
  • Trained Partners on how to effectively make use of LinkedIn & Twitter to network and generate leads
  • Conducted Workshops with Project Teams and Small Enterprises on the use of Twitter and LinkedIn
  • (2) Resume/CV & Interviewing

With 30+ Job applications, I have gained a deep understanding of the recruiting process

  • I have never failed to get an interview (phone or face-to-face) after submitting my Resume
  • Participated in over 20 Job Interviews & Assessment Centres
  • Worked for a leading Management Consulting firm in a highly competitive market
  • (3) Productivity
  • Heavy user of Microsoft Excel & PowerPoint. I completely rebuilt the spreadsheets inherited from one of my teams, reducing the monthly updating time by over half the time (a few business days)
  • Co-produced reports that were ultimately held by members of the Board of Directors in one of the Multinationals I worked in (using Excel & PowerPoint)
  • General productivity freak, I love technology and always look for ways to make it work for me

How I got here…

Until recently I never really envisioned myself starting my own business. In fact, it was quite the opposite - my dream was to work for a large Multinational/ Consulting company and enjoy the riches of the Corporate life…

I soon found myself in what I thought would be my "dream job" only to do work that wasn't at all fulfilling, spending hours every day commuting and paying enormous rent (almost half of my salary) in one of the largest cities in the world. I felt stuck, limited and didn't think much of my future prospects.

I look back now and find it funny how at our lowest points we make life-changing decisions. Since a few members of our Mastermind Group had launched online businesses, I decided I would give it a try. I made up my mind that whatever happened, I absolutely HAD to launch an online product before my birthday.

Within two months, I launched my first Udemy course.

One month later I decided to quit my job (to the utter amazement of my colleagues, managers, friends & family - they probably thought I was crazy) and never looked back since.

My Goal

What I aim for is simple: I want to get you real results in the fastest possible time. Whether it's improving your presence on Social Media, getting your dream job, improving your productivity or self-development, I want you to walk away from my courses with a sense of achievement.

The courses I create are structured in a step-by-step manner so that you can implement them straight away. They do require your effort & commitment, but if you do that I'm extremely confident you can get to the next level.

Ultimately, receiving a message from a satisfied student detailing how I've helped him or her is immensely gratifying, more so than any number of sales.

Get in touch!

If you're one of my students and you want to ask me a question, or you're just reading this now and think we might have something in common then post a discussion item on one of my courses - I'll be more than happy to answer & get to know you better!

Instructor Biography

Phil Ebiner, Best Selling Instructor, 215,000+ Students

My passion is inspiring people through online courses. I love learning new skills, and since 2012 have been teaching people like you everything I know. Through my online learning business, Video School Online, I create courses that teach you how to become the better version of yourself with all kinds of skills.

What would you like to learn?

Would you like to make money teaching online courses?

Would you like to build your own 6-figure business?

Would you like to learn motion graphics in After Effects?

Would you like to learn how to shoot & edit videos like a pro?

Would you like to take better photographs?

Would you like to design better presentations, create a great resume, colorize black & white photographs, brew beer, adopt a cat, edit photos in Lightroom, launch a freelance career?

If you want to do any of these things, just enroll in the course. You have a 30-day money back guarantee if you don't like it. And I'm always improving my courses so that they stay up to date and the best that they can be. Check them out, and enroll today!


I've always tried to live life presently and to the fullest. Some of the things I love to do in my spare time include mountain biking, nerding out on personal finance, traveling to new places, watching sports (huge baseball fan here!), and sharing meals with friends and family. Most days you can find me spending quality time with my lovely wife and our cat.

In 2011, I graduated with my Bachelor of Arts in Film and Television Production at Loyola Marymount University - one of the top 10 film schools in the country. While there, I was fortunate to make documentaries in Switzerland, Germany, Mexico, and India. After graduating, I worked at Participant Media shooting and editing short-form documentaries for their website TakePart. I followed that stint with a contract at Stanbridge College where I discovered online learning. I helped pioneer their online school there. Most recently, I spent 2 years working at University of California Berkeley with the media team. Throughout this time I built my Video School Online brand to teach others the skills that I have. In May of 2015, I left the 9-5 world to make my own path. Since then, I've made more money, worked fewer hours, and only have done the things I love each day.

I want to show you how to be a better creator, make money from your creations, and live the life you dreamed of.

Instructor Biography

Richard Korbut, Udemy Producer - Filming, Editing & Creative Direction

Richard Korbut owns a professional film & media company with a mission to transform the field of education through interactive learning based on engagement, step-by-step instruction and actionable material.

We work with passionate individuals seeking to add value to the world by:

  1. Creative Direction - Transforming boring content into captivating education
  2. Filming - Documenting the content in an engaging way
  3. Production - Top quality post-production to add pizazz to each course
  4. Marketing - Ensuring that the word is spread to the public & changes the lives of each and every student

We also serve clients ranging from filming & producing weddings & festivals to directing multi-location exotic documentaries.

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