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BAMF BIBLE 2018

Compilation of top growth hacks used in 2018

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Josh Fechter
Maker
Hey everyone, I have spent the last couple of years creating one of the largest growth hacking communities, Badass Marketers & Founders (20,000+ members). This is a compilation of the best growth hacks from the hundreds we ran in 2018 - all of which still work today. This is the complete recipe book of growth hacks (400 pages of how-to tactics) -Facebook -Affiliate and referral -Events -LinkedIn -Quora -Backlinks -Instagram -Cold Email -PR Hacking -Product Hunt -Content Marketing -Growth Hacking Tools It's received excellent early feedback from many people we respect, and we hope you'll check it out. Please note that it does require a Messenger optin (that means you need to turn your Adblock off) *If - for some reason - the button doesn't work for you, please email josh@bamf.media.* Thank you
Travis Page
@bamf @joshuafechter Your Facebook group is hands-down the most valuable group I've been in for years
Josh Fechter
Maker
@travispage Thanks Travis!
Chetan Kulkarni
@bamf @joshuafechter Amazing Work guys as always.
Joseph Abraham
@bamf @joshuafechter Great Stuff Josh, Super awesome, We are already applying this at our startups!
Josh Fechter
Maker
@kjosephabraham thanks man! Love the kind words :)
Shyam Prasad Reddy
If you are looking for some serious 'badass' growth hacks, this is the one! As always, Josh is the best!
Josh Fechter
Maker
@shyam_prasad_reddy Thanks brotha!
Konstantin Kononenko
Thanks for the great book, guys. I love it
Roland Ligtenberg
@joshuafetcher Always releases amazing content - must take a look at this!
Doron Nadivi
very cool...how can I get the guide/bible?
Nachum Kligman
I have been in online marketing and Internet start-ups for more than 15 years. I have seen them all and learned from them all. Never have I seen someone rise up through the ranks as fast and as awesome as Josh. Besides being a super nice guy, one of the keys to his success is that he jsut constantly gives. And it's not like he gives a little and then asks you to pay for the good stuff, he gives you the Good Stuff! For free! All the time! He is a class act and his firm will be in the top 3 media firms in the next 2 years. Guaranteed!
Josh Fechter
Maker
@kligman Thanks Nachum!
Udit Goenka
@joshuafetcher is seriously badass! he is keeps redefining the term over-delivering all the time! Looking forward to reading this badass new guide.
Josh Fechter
Maker
@joshuafetcher @iuditg Thanks brotha!
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Josh Fechter
Maker
@aazar_ali_shad Thanks you so much, Aazar
Mick
Any way to get this for the growing number of people who have removed themselves from FB and social media in general ?
Josh Fechter
Maker
@mickc79 a quarter of the book is on Facebook Growth Hacking so I'm not sure it's meant for you
Mick
@joshuafechter a quarter is only a quarter. A lot of the other stuff you mention in your intro seems extremely relevant. Especially the Quora stuff. Iā€™m currently killing it on quora. Putting this out only via fb messenger seems pretty short sited.
Josh Fechter
Maker
@mickc79 Okay awesome - just email me at josh@bamf.media
Mick
@bamf @joshuafechter awesome. Thank you.
Avi
BAMF = Growth Hacking (for me) šŸ™ŒšŸ»
Braunson Yager
Sounds good but how do I get this? I see "Success! View it in Messenger" but then it just opens my messenger windows with my own messages? I tried clicking 'Get Started' with the Josh Fetcher user but it just says "This person isn't available right now"?
Josh Fechter
Maker
@braunshizzle Email me at josh@bamf.media
Vinod Sharma
@bamf @joshuafechter - Emailing you, Josh.
Braunson Yager
@bamf @joshuafechter I did yesterday at 11:23 AM EST.
Josh Fechter
Maker
@braunshizzle Just replied via email
Said Amzil
You are the best !!! Thank you so much
Josh Fechter
Maker
@said_amzil Thanks Said :)
Karolis KD
Pros: Best growth hack book in the market. Very well described hacks and easy to follow. Cons: It is free! Just kidding. It doesn't have any Cons.
Vivan Jayant
The distribution model is super dodgy. You have to connect to Facebook messenger and then also give an email address which is never actually used in the process of sending you the book. EDIT: It also opts you in to the messenger subscription, in direct breach of the Facebook usage guidelines. But, I guess, this is a "growth hack". EDIT2: I have absolutely no problem with asking for a messenger or email subscription, that is something completely normal and acceptable in marketing and is a great way for people who are interested to stay engaged with your brand. The difference here is that you do not ask for a messenger or email subscription. You tell people they can get the book by pressing that button, but don't tell them that it will also opt them in to a messenger subscription. And then you ask for an email to which you will send the book, but then don't actually send the book to that email. I assume you add that email to your mailing list given what you've said here. This is absolutely misleading. The user does not knowingly opt-in to these subscriptions, and you aren't told how to opt-out unless you read the book (yes, I did read it!). A simple disclaimer telling the user that by clicking the link they are subscribing to a messenger list would completely fix this.
Andreas Duess
@vivan Thank you for pointing this out. The entire "Growth Hack" industry is super dodgy. The breathless language and inflated promises are a direct copy of yesteryear's snake oil sales guys. I have no idea why anybody with even half a brain would fall for this BS. Go and take a 1st year marketing course at ANY reputable college and you'll learn everything that the "Growth Hackers" flog online from people who don't collect your personal information to sell to the highest bidder. Remember, if something is free, then YOU are the product. In the last couple of days, there's been an influx of these con artists into PH. Must be something in the water.
D Sims
@vivan @andreasduess Wow. College? Seriously!? The best way to learn measurable quatifiable marketing is from those that are actually doing it! And doing it now! We don't need theory and college textbooks to determine results. If its a con to grow a highly engaged audience who has willing given their permission fast, creatively and effectively, then I want to hear more. If you are marketers, you should know nothing is truly free. Coupon much? Trial much? As for messenger opt in, the agreement is when you click on the send to messenger. That was your permission. Don't like it, don't click. Simple. You can opt out too. Facebook has that covered. What I say to anyone who is criticizing anyone that is doing something different and is too "smart" to learn from anyone because they know it all. PROVE IT. I'll be a spectator popping popcorn, while you show, tell and share.
Josh Fechter
Maker
@vivan I understand your concerns. The book took me about 1000 hours to put together in terms of research and case studies (please take a look - you'll see what I mean). I was hoping that asking for a Messenger and Email subscription wasn't that big of a deal, especially because I'm giving it away for free. Again, please just take a look at the book, I think you'll change your mind. All the best, Josh
Vivan Jayant
@joshuafechter I have been through the book - this isn't a comment on the quality of the book, the content there is irrelevant to the delivery. I have absolutely no problem with asking for a messenger or email subscription, that is something completely normal and acceptable in marketing and is a great way for people who are interested to stay engaged with your brand. The difference here is that you do not ask for a messenger or email subscription. You tell people they can get the book by pressing that button, but don't tell them that it will also opt them in to a messenger subscription. And then you ask for an email to which you will send the book, but then don't actually send the book to that email. I assume you add that email to your mailing list given what you've said here. This is absolutely misleading. The user does not knowingly opt-in to these subscriptions, and you aren't told how to opt-out unless you read the book (yes, I did read it!).
Josh Fechter
Maker
@vivan you read the entire 400-page technical marketing book in a quarter of a day? That's crazy fast. Not sure I know anyone else who could've read and processed all that info in that time. Congrats.
Jason Rashidnia
You didn't ready anything clearly. The button says "Send to Messenger".
Andreas Duess
@danielle_sims I started, grew and exited my first online business (a self publishing platform for authors) before any social platform even existed. So yes, I do know quite a bit about online marketing. I am sure there is valuable information in the books, courses, subscriptions etc the "growth hackers" peddle. What I take issue with is the inflated language and claims these guys make. Here's a secret I am happy to share with you: There are no secrets. No secret sauce. No shortcuts. No magic. Everybody is using the same tools, everybody is parsing the same data, everybody starts from the same place. The only people with an advantage are the data providers, i.e FB, google, etc. All of the above you can learn in many different ways. Go to school, take a course, read a book, pay for a product. OR, you can choose to be the product, which is what you're invited to be here. Your call. I know what I choose.
Martin Giura
@joshuafechter @vivan Technically he says 'please note that it does require a Messenger optin (that means you need to turn your Adblock off)' So he is warning us about it. It is not a big deal for me, especially when you are receiving all this information for free, it is the least you can do.
D Sims
@andreasduess I am trying hard to find a point to your argument. I don't remember anyone mentioning magic or secrets. We are targeted as a product on just about everything. That phrase was originally used to to convey the impact of television. Television has progressed well pass the 1950's and most are still watching more than ever. That, using credit cards and cable TV have more impact then this simple opt in on Facebook. Cell phones too. They are just rehashing that statement because the world thrives on fear of the most trivial thing like data and the invisible boogy man. Having you focus on data that they've always controlled that they allow you to access since credit card and atm usage. Further indoctrinating you to feel powerless. If you don't want to be a product for advertisers and marketers, keep the television, cell phone and internet off. Worrying about data that conveys your sentiment in that moment to be use to entice your purchases is silly. Since you are in control of your mind and can change it at will. Since I started in this industry in 1998, the sales cycle has gotten significantly longer online, which is demanding creative and aggressive ways to get you to purchase to grow fast. Why is that? Because we have free will and know one can truly know what you are thinking. This is why fear tactics and scarcity is used heavily. The emotions are an easy hack, the mind is not. So the approach is always emotional. No one should make decisions based on emotions. But media conditions you to be very reactional. There is no kinder gentler approach, its just a softer hustle. Still a hustle. Do you really think companies with a "nice" approach are being kind and gentle for your benefit? No. They do it to gain trust.
@ethercourt
@joshuafechter you must be missing @vivan point on a purpose: thanks for your hard work for which we are willing to give email+facebook when asked honestly BUT the way it's done here is misleading and dodgy, no matter the quality and time needed to read your book. One might judge it for what it is, a "growth hack", and another "one", the European regulator for exemple, might consider it illigal in regards w/ the GDPR! Thanks again for sharing and taking that risk and I'm willing to give my info for it (there was my opt-in btw ;)
Josh Fechter
Maker
@vivan @weltaremanager In the description up top, I tell people it's an optin. So I don't see his point except from that he didn't read everything before he opted in.
Daniel Johnson
@danielle_sims The most successful people who perform quantified, data-led customer acquisition do not call it 'Growth Hacking', it is a term used to lure people in.
Joseph Abraham
@vivan @andreasduess : I like your honesty. However not all "Growth Hacks" compare to a snake oil business. Interestingly Growth Hacking today has become an extremely abused term. However Growth Marketing is all about understanding leverage at granular level yet be focussed on the Growth Metric and there is a context. Now Josh can spell that context for each count of ideas that he shares. Context is our work. If someone is making it possible let's take the positive side and leave the name calling as we all are marketers here. Community comes first. If you still have issues with Josh you can surely address it with him over a personal conversation.
Andreas Duess
@vivan @kjosephabraham Josh is presenting himself and his work in a public forum. The conversation around it should also be public.
Joseph Abraham
@vivan @andreasduess : You have a point :) I trust you understood my intention.
Gabriel Wildsmith
@vivan @joshuafechter Instead of dodging the question, maybe address his issue?
Thibault Milan
@vivan I will love to see how they'll deal with GDPR when they'll have EU coming for 4% of their annual income or 20 millions ā‚¬ in fine ^^
Chintamani Chintadripettai
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B860k1TkY7ROd0cyWVJHWV9vNEU
Anfernee Chansamooth
@joshuafechter delivering the goods yet again. Looking forward to digging into these growth hacking updates for 2018.
Louis Camassa
Everything Josh and his team publishes is gold. Thanks for another amazing contribution.
Hannah Zenkova
Excited to check it. Great contribution!
Henning A. Sillerud
Is anybody else experiencing problems with downloading the book? I tried to connect with Messenger, but didn't receive a download link.
tanvir raj
@henningsillerud can't download this book
Henning A. Sillerud
There seems to be a bug in Safari that interferes with the download process, but it was able to get it using Chrome.
Georgios V. Efstratiadis
This is a great resource. Well done!
Janosch Lenzi
Thanks a lot for that AWESOME MASTERPIECE Josh! Keep on rocking :)
Josh Fechter
Maker
@janosch_lenzi Thanks Janosch :)
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