GMT016: Josh Fechter – Co-Founder of BAMF Media

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Named as one of “12 Innovative Founders To Watch And Learn From” by Forbes Magazines, Josh Fechter is one of the people who popularized the genre of poetic LinkedIn posts. Josh manages Bad Ass Marketers and Founders (BAMF), one of the biggest and most active Facebook groups, which gave him the opportunity to meet the Zuckerberg himself! In this episode, learn how Josh started and grew the BAMF community from 0 to 15,000 members.

“The reasons why most startups overlook community as a growth driver is because it’s so hard to create. One of the best way to grow opportunity is give content away. This helps other people trust with you.” – Josh Fechter

What You’ll Learn In This Episode
  1. How Josh grew the BAMF community from 0 to 15,000 members
  2. How he generated $400,000 revenue from a community of 2,000
  3. How to write a LinkedIn post that goes viral
Some Quotes From This Episode

“How I started my Facebook group was I sent 50,000 cold emails to high profile people to join the group. ” – Josh Fechter

“If you go back to human interaction, if you someone across the road and you want to interact with them is saying hi. After that, it’s a lot easier. I do the same online. ” – Josh Fechter

“In startups, most things you do won’t work out. When you find something that does, you better triple down on it or you’re going to miss a huge opportunity” – Josh Fechter

“One of the thing that really pulled people in to that Facebook group was having credible admins to the group. At that time, one of our admins was one of the VCs that started Match.com” – Josh Fechter

“In startups, most things you do won’t work out. When you find something that does, you better triple down on it or you’re going to miss a huge opportunity” – Josh Fechter

“The reasons why most startups overlook community as a growth driver is because it’s so hard to create. One of the best way to grow opportunity is give content away. This helps other people trust with you.” – Josh Fechter

“The reasons why most startups overlook community as a growth driver is because it’s so hard to create. One of the best way to grow opportunity is give content away. This build trusts with you.” – Josh Fechter

“You have to just post everyday until everyone knows you as that guy that posts everyday. Just through consistency you can create a brand.” – Josh Fechter

“If people can’t feel like they’re there with you, then they don’t feel have emotion towards that piece.” – Josh Fechter

About Josh Fechter

Josh Fechter is the Co-Founder of BAMF Media, a digital agency that drives ROI for growing companies using cutting-edge growth marketing and growth hacking tactics. They’ve worked with companies like TEDx, Mixmax, Voo, LawTrades, Book in a Box, Deputy, and Autopilot. Their services include B2B growth hacking, PR hacking, chatbots, FB ads, SEM, growth strategy, personal brand management, and marketing automation.

Josh has been named “Top 40 Millennial Influencers to Follow in 2018” (Ranked #4) by New Theory Magazine, “Credit with popularizing the genre of poetic LinkedIn posts” by BuzzFeed, “12 Innovative Founders To Watch And Learn From” by Forbes and “Top Quora Writer of 2017” by Quora

Josh currently manages a community, Badass Marketers & Founders, which has over 15,000 members. You can request access here: http://growth.chat/fbcommunity

On his free time, Josh pursues his passion for understanding psychology and neuroscience, especially with how they play into creation, innovation, and social media.

Show Notes
  • 02:12

    His career journey

  • 05:30

    How studying Economics and Political Science helped him

  • 07:36

    Critical skills needed in doing growth

  • 09:15

    Sending 50,000 cold emails

  • 10:55

    How did he meet Mark Zuckerberg

  • 12:33

    His insights on start-ups creating community

  • 14:30

    How having good content helps your community

  • 15:58

    Coming up with ideas to post

  • 17:00

    The importance of emotions as a marketer

  • 18:15

    Having happiness variable on his Growth Framework

  • 20:25

    What is BAMF Media

  • 21:51

    Their growth process

  • 23:49

    Growth process for a B2C eCommerce company

  • 27:03

    Plans for 2018

  • 29:12

    His advice for people who are trying to get into growth marketing

Links

Josh Fechter - Growth Marketing Today

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