23 Genius Quotes About Entrepreneurship From Neil Patel

23 Genius Quotes About Entrepreneurship From Neil Patel

Learn the Mentality Behind the Success of a Marketing Guru

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He’s been called one of the world’s greatest online marketers. He’s been recognized as a top 100 entrepreneur under the age of 30 by former U.S. President Barack Obama and a top 100 entrepreneur under the age of 35 by the United Nations. He’s co-founded three software companies: Crazy Egg, Hello Bar and Kissmetrics. On top of it all, he manages to reply personally to every single comment on his blog and speak at over 25 conferences each year about entrepreneurship and online marketing.

It doesn’t matter whether you’ve just heard about Neil Patel for the first time, or you’re an avid follower and can’t get enough of his articles at Quicksprout, The Daily Egg, The Kissmetrics Blog, or NeilPatel.com. Every small business owner, marketer or aspiring entrepreneur should check out these 23 quotes from Neil Patel on everything from boosting conversions to finding real happiness.

1. On Creativity:

“When I hire marketers, the number one thing I look for is how creative they are, because without that they won’t ever be great.” (ONTRAPORT Blog)

2. On Conversion Rate Optimization:

“Don’t optimize for conversions; optimize for revenue.” (Quicksprout)

3. On Happiness:

“You don’t have to be rich to be happy. You just need to love what you do.” (Quicksprout)

4. On His Personal Goals:

“I don’t want to be the king; I don’t want the press around my name. I want to be the kingmaker. See, kings get replaced, they get overthrown eventually. No king is in power forever.” (ONTRAPORT Blog)

5. On Learning and Growing:

“You can learn from anyone, it doesn’t matter who they are or what their experience is.” (Modern ONTRApreneur podcast)

6. On Management:

“If you hire people that are smarter than you, you don’t have to nitpick and micromanage. The beautiful part about delegating and managing is that if you hire smart enough people, there’s not really much to manage.” (ONTRAPORT Blog)

7. On Going Viral:

“All content is not created equal. Some content will go viral, generating tons of hot traffic to your blog, while other content will be lost in the archives. If you want more of the first kind, you’ve got to put your readers first.” (NeilPatel.com)

8. On Trial and Error vs. Perfection:

“No matter what you are doing, if you can’t execute really fast and learn from it, nothing ever gets done. You will be better off getting it done rather than taking three months trying to make it perfect.” (Modern ONTRApreneur podcast)

9. On Adaptability:

“You have to be able to adapt quickly. If you aren’t able to adapt to market changes, someone else will.” (Quicksprout)

10. On Work Ethic:

“Don’t expect things to be handed to you or for doors to open up when you want them to. You have to be a go-getter and if you aren’t one, you better learn how to become one.” (Quicksprout)

11. On Growth Hacking:

“Every decision that a growth hacker makes is informed by growth. Every strategy, every tactic, and every initiative, is attempted in the hopes of growing. Growth is the sun that a growth hacker revolves around.” (Quicksprout)

12. On Data:

“In the end, you always have to rely on the numbers, quantitative and qualitative. Everyone is data-driven.” (Modern ONTRApreneur podcast)

13. On Chasing Your Dreams:

“Oftentimes in order to capture your dreams, it will require you to chase your fears.” (Neil’s Twitter)

14. On Creating Content:

“There’s only one key behind producing great content day after day… You don’t need to be the best writer. You don’t need to be a top expert (although it can help). You don’t need any fancy tools (although they can also help). What you do need to do is understand your reader.” (Quicksprout)

15. On Personal Branding:

“In today’s job market and entrepreneurial landscape, there is no room for being another face in the crowd. You have to separate yourself from the competition. You have to be more appealing to your target audience, and you can achieve it by creating a recognizable personal brand.” (Quicksprout)

16. On Defeating Writer’s Block:

“Read intensely. It’ll help you create better copy. The more information that you feed your mind, the more energized and enthusiastic you’ll be when it’s time to write.” (NeilPatel.com)

17. On Regrets:

“Don’t look back and ask, “Why?” Look ahead and ask, “Why not?” (Neil’s Twitter)

18. On Sales Conversions:

“Don’t sweat the technical stuff. Think of conversion optimization as the process of making a new friend at a bar. Or, if you don’t like bars, think about the Girl Scouts who sell cookies at your local grocery store every February. Their key selling point? Those kids know how to convince their target customers to buy.” (Quicksprout)

19. On Consumer Psychology:

“You can’t just place a few “Buy” buttons on your website and expect your visitors to buy whatever you’re telling them to purchase. That’s just not how our brains work.”(Quicksprout)

20. On Choosing Friends:

“If your friends don’t motivate and inspire you, you’re choosing them all wrong.” (Neil’s Twitter)

21. On Creating Remarkable Experiences:

“If you frequent a local coffee shop for example, they know you personally.  They might even have your coffee order just the way you like it ready as you step up to the counter.  Why is that not happening on the web?  Why can’t we help businesses re-create that warm and fuzzy feeling online?” (Forbes)

22. On Chasing Your Passion:

“Do something you are passionate about because it won’t feel like work. This way you will work harder and longer.” (Blogadda Blog)

23. On Maintaining Focus:

“When businesses start doing well and gain traction, they lose focus on the core product or service that got them there. So they try to expand with new products, features, upsells, and downsells. This causes them to lose focus; instead they should double down on the core business and be the biggest in that category. When the growth is plateauing and slowing down, that is when you expand and introduce other product lines because that’s what is going to give you more growth.” (Modern ONTRApreneur podcast)

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About Megan Monroe

Associate Editor Megan Monroe is a graduate of Santa Barbara’s Westmont College where she studied Philosophy and Communications. After working for several local small businesses (where she gained firsthand experience with the frustration of manual segmentation and follow-up), Megan joined the ONTRAPORT Growth Team. When she isn’t writing marketing copy, social media posts or educational guides for entrepreneurs, she enjoys taking advantage of the Central Coast's amazing wineries and cooking without following a recipe.