TWiP #282 – How to Build a Social Media Following of 8 Million People

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Hosts: Frederick Van Johnson, Trey Ratcliff

Episode Overview

This week on TWiP:

Frederick Van Johnson sits down with Trey Ratcliff to discuss his remarkable rise to the top of the social media stratosphere. With over 8 million followers, Trey has found a way to “live the dream” – creating great photographs, running a successful and dynamic business, and living in the exotic location of his choice.

TWiP Contests Are Back!

Our new TWiP Promotions Coordinator Adam Silver is helping us bring back the TWiP contests. We’ll be giving away all manner of goodies in the coming weeks, months, etc…

Time is ticking away in this week’s contest. We’re giving away TWO copies of Syl Arena’s Lighting for Digital Photography book, courtesy of our friends at Peachpit Press!

Click the new “Contests” item in the TWiP menu bar to enter this week’s contest. If you win, we’ll announce your name and URL (if you like) on the very next show.

  1. Frederick and Trey’s video conversation
  2. Frederick’s Essential Web Marketing for Photographers course
  3. Thomas Kinkade
  4. Social media management:
  5. Kevin Kelly’s book recommendation of Art & Fear - a book about the way that art gets made.
  6. Excerpts from Art & Fear
  7. The Four Hour Work Week, by Timothy Ferriss
  8. – hire people to do your tasks
  9. – the world’s largest marketplace for small services, starting at $5
  10. – a free social media platform for sharing all forms of digital content
  12. Trey’s publishing arm:
  13. Stuck On Earth – Trey’s free world travel guide

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Connect with our Hosts & Guests:

Trey Ratcliff: or Google+

Frederick Van Johnson: or or Google+


Pre-production by: Patrick Reed

Post production by: Suzanne Llewellyn

Bandwidth provided by: Cachefly

Intro Music by Scott Cannizzaro

Photo Credits: Luke Stephen Severn

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