Wow, wow, wow…..
We just reached 20,000 Group members in our Facebook Group!!!! [Join]
That is all I can say! [BOOOOOOOOM]
I am simply blown away by the growth of this amazing community. It feels pretty surreal as I stand here right now writing this.
The people in that group inspired me to change my life.
I had a crazy dream to inspire 100,000 people to live a healthier life. Some people thought I was nuts!
It took 18 months to reach 10,000 Facebook Group members by April 1 2014.
At that point I wrote a post (read it here) to acknowledge the milestone I created the Sleekgeek Dinner (#SGdinner) platform in CT and JHB. 5 months later we consistently have 100 guests each month in both CT and JHB.
I love this because it gives me the incredible opportunity to meet many sleekgeeks in person.
At that point certain enthusiastic Sleeks in the regions started to step up to volunteer for leadership positions and to contribute to organising our people. This fuelled the spark and I believe has added even more awesomeness to the SG experience.
Now only 5 months later we have passed 20,000 group members in the main Facebook Group.
That is insane exponential growth in the community.
The beautiful part is that I do not spend any money on marketing activities. SG spreads like wildfire because of YOU. Our amazing community who inspire others to join the family by constantly representing and telling others about us… so THANK YOU.
The SG ecosystem is even bigger then this though. This 20,000 only represents the main facebook group. Across other social media platforms such as Twitter and direct platforms we conservatively estimate the SG universe at over 35,000 people.
That means that we are over 33% of the way to reach the original milestone.
Look out for Project #100000 which we will launch this year to get YOUR ideas on how we can reach the 100,000 to implement.
Every major milestone I aim to launch new products for Sleekgeek to benefit from.
This time I am launching a 12 Week online video based Lifestyle Mastery course in partnership with Dr Greg Vennig.
I took the course last year and was blown away by the content and message so I invited Greg to share the content with us in partnership with SG. So we created “Upgrade Your Life”. He has put years of refinement into creating this unique course on how to EAT, MOVE and THINK in a biologically appropriate way. This course will give you the tools to make lasting change in your life. Check out the details for Ugrade your Life here. I suggest you do the course.
That is not all we have for you guys!
Also in September 2014 we are launching the Sleekgeek Marketplace! Sleekgeek is already a marketplace where we have people who have products and services trying to talk to our community. Personal trainers, sellers of nut butters etc. I am now providing the platform for this to happen more effectively.
The Sleekgeek Marketplace will allow our people to find the services they are looking for more easily and our sellers better exposure to advertise their products.
This will become the official trading platform for SG and from that point on no more adverts will be permitted in the Facebook Groups.
As you can see SG continues to grow with you.
Recently we also launched #SleekgeekTV, our brand new Youtube Channel which you can check out here. We will aim to shoot weekly video clips of interest to the community to post.
I want to also thank Eric Chowles, a student, who has helped me out part-time over the past 2 years.
In June I hired our first employee to SGHQ – Dominique Warr as marketing and social media manager. She is amazing and making a huge difference to the business already.
In 2015 I plan to hire Eric and move from my dining room to our first official HQ … watch this space 🙂
I also want to thank all the brands who have got behind Sleekgeek as Challenge prize sponsors. But at this point special mention to Reebok and Wellness Warehouse who have consistently supported our mission from day 1.
Onward and upward!
If you are new to the family then please start here
See you in the Group 🙂 [Join]