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Who’s Neil Patel

Everyone who has something to do with digital marketing knows about Neil Patel, one of the top internet influencers who has changed the course of digital marketing. Patel is a successful entrepreneur and New York Times bestseller. 

Patel focuses on creating innovative digital marketing strategies that help small, medium, and large businesses streamline their marketing efforts, improve online visibility, develop and grow a brand, increase sales, and achieve higher returns on investments (ROIs). 

Not only is Neil Patel a successful entrepreneur who owns a few companies, but he also helps bridge the gap in marketing and advertisements, allowing businesses to learn and implement successful strategies. 

Patel’s YouTube channel, blog, and podcast are some of the best digital marketing sources available online, helping businesses drive traffic to their websites and social media pages, engage with their target audience and build a successful brand. 

Besides, he runs his Neil Patel Digital and is the co-founder of Crazy Egg and Ubersuggest, which are widely used keyword research tools. Patel aims to educate digital marketers and help young entrepreneurs grow their businesses via his articles, books, and videos. 

From London to California 

Neil Patel was born in London, England, on April 24, 1985. Neil was two years old when his parents moved to California. Neil’s father struggled after moving to Orange County, California. Neil’s father worked for his uncle to win bread for his family. 

At the same time, Neil’s mother made efforts to find a job to support her family. She started teaching without a salary to gain experience. However, she left the job and started a daycare business. According to Neil Patel, his parents are role models who instilled in him the spirit of business and entrepreneurship. 

Neil’s sister supported him to get his college education while he was still in high school. Patel attended various education courses at Cypress Community College and wanted to finish college in two years and six months. 

Moreover, Neil started learning about digital marketing, and during his college days, he got his first gig as a search engine optimization (SEO) consultant. Neil had extensive knowledge of SEO and understood how it worked at the time. 

Patel also sold vacuum cleaners to stabilize his financial position and pay his college expenses. So, this is where he learned sales skills by interacting with customers door to door. The self-taught digital marketing and SEO strategies with experience in sales boosted his passion for marketing. 

Passion for Digital Marketing 

Patel started taking an interest in digital marketing in 2001 when he was 16 years old. Patel was keen on the internet, so he created his first website and hired services of marketing companies to grow his website. 

Soon realized hiring digital marketing services was a mistake, and to achieve his goals, he had to learn everything by himself. Over the years, Patel made significant efforts to stay aligned with the consistently changing online marketing. 

Not only did Patel continue learning marketing, but he also improvised to stay develop and implement new tactics, leading to the creation of successful companies. Today, over 2.3 million people visit Patel’s blog every month, thanks to the valuable, helpful, relevant, and tailored content. 

In addition, Neil Patel follows a unique and step-by-step approach to find topics in the marketing domain and develop state-of-the-art content that makes him stand out from the crowd and competitors. 

He has introduced several formats, strategies, techniques, and tools to drive traffic to his website, engage his readers/clients, and generate higher returns on investments. Neil is diligent, passionate, and avid, with strong zeal for innovations in the marketing field. That’s the reason he uses a content calendar. 

Top 100 Entrepreneurs 

Neil Patel achieved more recognition day after day, week after week, and year after year, as a successful entrepreneur and digital marketer. President Barack Obama named Neil Patel one of the top 100 entrepreneurs for his contribution toward businesses and helping them grow. 

Neil achieved this title at the age of 30. Moreover, the United Nations (U.N.) named Patel in the top 100 entrepreneurs under the age of 35. The U.S House of Representatives also awarded Patel Congressional recognition. 

Neil Patel co-authored an inspirational career guide known as “Hustle: The Power to Charge Your Life with Money.” New York Times, USA Today, and Los Angeles Times published the guide. 

It became the best seller because this book gives evidence-based and practical information on finding a balanced path to happiness and success. According to Fortune, this good is a must-read for every entrepreneur. 

Neil Patel has a strong clientele, including giant companies like Google, eBay, Amazon, NBC, Salesforce, Hewlett Packard, General Motors, and Viacom. Neil has also given several presentations for Thomson Reuters and Facebook to motivate the staff and help them learn the value of marketing. 

KISS Metrics

Neil Patel owns Kiss Metrics, a reputable company that offers valuable data and insights to website and eCommerce owners to learn customer engagement strategies by analyzing their behavioral and purchasing patterns. 

Kiss Metrics aims to teach eCommerce owners and small businesses to achieve a better product-market fit, understand customers’ interests and preferences, implement customer acquisition channels, and track funnels. 

Crazy Egg

Neil Patel also owns a popular analytics tool known as Crazy Egg. The platform allows companies, businesses, and entrepreneurs how visitors interact with their websites. The tool offers various features, from snapshots and heat maps to recordings and scroll maps.

Businesses can see demographic data and locations where traffic comes from and also generate insights using the data. Neil Patel has made substantial efforts to ensure an intuitive, user-friendly, and easy-to-use analytics tool. 

N.P. Digital

Neil Patel owns a marketing agency known as N.P. Digital. It is a reputable company that offers premium-quality marketing services, including content creation, search engine optimization, data analytics, social media marketing, organic and paid traffic, and product/service promotional strategies. 

N.P. Digital has offices in different countries, including the United States, Australia, India, and Brazil. Patel’s net worth increased from $16 million to $30 million within five years (2016-2021), thanks to the diligence and creativity he puts in N.P. Digital. 

Hello Bar

Neil Patel is the co-founder of Hello Bar, a platform that focuses on developing popup bars that websites owners can use to attract visitors and make them stay engaged. Hello Bar is an innovative tool with rich features, including customization based on the website’s requirements, unlimited popups, device-based targeting, A/B testing, and integration with various tools and applications. 


Ubersuggest is an online keyword research tool. Everyone can use this tool for free. Neil Patel is the mastermind behind this sophisticated keyword research tool that provides data and insights into keyword search volume per month, keyword difficulty, top-ranking domains, and dozens of other features. According to Neil Patel:

“Knowing how to distinguish between an ideal keyword and the reality of queries will help you to refine your strategy and success as an online marketer.”

YouTube Sensation 

Neil Patel is one of the most popular marketing experts worldwide. Patel has a YouTube channel with over 970,000 subscribers. Neil has published hundreds of high-quality and information-rich videos on his YouTube Channel. It is a free resource that lets everyone knows the basic and advanced marketing and SEO tactics. 

Final Words

Neil Patel is the most famous digital marketer globally, with clients from major companies, including Salesforce, Google, eBay, Amazon, etc. However, he didn’t achieve this success overnight. Neil had struggled a lot and worked hard to achieve his dreams. According to Neil Patel:

“What separates the guys that are really successful versus the average entrepreneur is that the successful ones learn from their mistakes and they avoid making the same one over and over again.”

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