All of us dream of becoming rich and millionaires, but only a few manage to fulfill their dreams and become rich. It is because while we all have aspirations, only a few have the determination to turn their aspirations to reality. Becoming rich is not an easy task, but at the same time, it is not impossible too. If you have the intent and you are determined to stop at nothing before achieving your dreams, you can turn all your aspirations true. This is precisely what a person named Neil Patel did. If you are not aware of who Neil Patel is, here is his brief introduction.
Who Is Neil Patel?
Neil is a 35-year-old, UK born, digital marketing entrepreneur who owns several companies, including Crazy Egg, and Hello Bar. Apart from that, he has previously owned several other companies like QuickSprout, Pro-Net Advertising, etc., which gave him the name he holds today.
While there are many other entrepreneurs out there, what makes Neil unique are the humble beginnings he had. He belonged to a middle-class family and had to face many struggles before becoming successful. He did everything from selling black boxes, picking up trash, and cleaning restrooms to selling vacuum cleaners.
After losing a lot of money initially, he found his first notable success with his venture – Crazy Egg, which was a software development company. After that, though he faced a lot of roadblocks, there was no looking back for him, and he went on to become one of the most successful digital marketing entrepreneurs.
What Made Neil Patel Successful?
Most of his businesses covered information about how to manage a business, digital marketing, and blogging. He started as a part-time blogger and went on to found many companies, including Advice Monkey (his first blog), Advantage Consulting Services (an internet marketing agency), etc. His current successful venture includes Neil Patel Digital. Now, let us talk about how he became what he is today.
Started Digital Marketing At 16
Today, most of us know who Neil Patel is, but very few people know that he started to learn digital marketing when he was just 16 years old. It was back in the year 2001 when he began his first website, but he was not sure about how to maintain and eventually grow the site.
He hired a few marketing companies to help him maintain and grow his website, but it all went in vain, and he lost a lot of money. With no other choice left, he decided to learn marketing himself. He dedicated most of his time to learn digital marketing and became good at it as time passed. Later, he started pursuing digital marketing as his career and then started companies revolving around the concept.
Blogging And Consulting
When he learned digital marketing, he realized how important SEO and blogging is, and soon mastered the art of marketing. He found his passion lying in blogging, which soon started to consume most of his time. He started writing on niche topics, including business management, digital marketing, etc.
He learnt the art of attracting traffic to his websites using SEO but lacked knowledge about how to monetize the site. He used his skills in attracting traffic and partnered with several companies to drive sales for them.
Gradually, he started working as a consultant for many companies and helped them with their sales. Neil says that it made him a lot of money and he became a full-time consultant. Soon, his clientele included reputed brands including Amazon, Google, eBay, Salesforce, General Motors, NBC, Viacom, Hewlett Packard, and more.
Working with these brands got him a lot of fame, and his popularity skyrocketed. He got featured in top magazines, and in 2005, he was named one of the top influencers on the web by The Wall Street Journal. He then created his business around consulting and a team that manages his widely popular blogs. Today, he owns many companies and helps several others in achieving success through his consulting firm. His net worth is estimated to be between 7-10 million.
Summing It Up
While it is not easy to become a millionaire, Neil Patel showed us how our determination could lead us to our goals. He faced a lot of challenges before he began his first business, and could not get rid of it even after getting established.
However, despite all the hiccups, he maintained his determination and ambitions. He was ready to learn new things and technologies to survive in the market and leveraged one success to build another successful business.