1.0 out of 5 stars
By Liendeni - Reviewed in the United States on May 24, 2018
Worthless plug for his other book. He didn't write 80% of this book...
This is one of those books where you get a bunch of people to tell their story and essentially write your book for you. But not before you plug your last book at the beginning of every paragraph and again at the end of every paragraph. This is all fluff and like so many other books...a constant plug for something else they are selling...in this case...Gary is still trying to sell his other book and he let's you know how wonder it is every chance he gets. Don't believe the hype people. You can go on to upwork and hire companies that do nothing but buy your merchandise or your books and then write 5 star reviews. This is epidemic in todays world. No way a book with no substance could get so many good reviews. Save your hard earned cash. Whatever answers you were looking for are not in this book. I'll give you an example. One story teller goes into length about the podcast they started and how it changed their business. That is like saying, "I started a website and then I had sales." Wow! That's amazing! If this is all it takes to make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside then you will love this book. If you want more details or a point in the right direction in terms of what were the pros and cons of starting the podcast...what type of industry is best suited podcasting...what were some tips for someone who might want to start a podcast...than you won't get them in this book. And each and every topic is like this. Just story telling. Just words to take up pages. Nothing of substance. Irritating these guys keep pumping and dumping garbage like this. Its shameful.
1.0 out of 5 stars
By Bill Lewis - Reviewed in the United States on May 22, 2018
Another Self Promoting piece of babble
Nothing more than Gary once again endlessly self Promoting himself.zero value
2.0 out of 5 stars
By Luisa Fanzani - Reviewed in the United States on March 11, 2018
The content is very shallow. I already knew all the info presented here. I was expecting way more valuable content from Gary. If you need a general introduction to all social media platforms, then this book will work for you. I also didn’t like how he makes sound everything easy from FB ads to shooting videos.
5.0 out of 5 stars
By C. R. Lopez - Reviewed in the United States on June 10, 2018
My Crushing It Story. Enjoy!
I will tell you my story: I basically didn't know who Gary was (I know, who doesn't know who Gary is in 2018). I only knew he uses the "F" word probably more than 100 times a day. Making the story short, I had heard that Gary knew a lot about social media and was recommended to read one of his previous books "Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook" which got me to study more of who Gary was. Eventually, I went to his website and found out he had launched a new book "Crushing It". Maybe your reading this to know whether you should buy this book or not. I'm so grateful I came across this book. It has completely changed my life, my mind, and it positioned me in a new direction in which I plan to go. For example, I'm currently trying to build an online business which I hoped it could make $6,000 a month. Applying Gary's mindset, I am now certain that I can probably double that amount. "Why do GOOD, when you can do GREAT", right? If you have a business, buy this book; if you're planning on creating a business, buy this book; if you feel unhappy with your life, buy this book; if you feel unhappy at work, buy this book; if you're looking for inspiration, buy this book; if your husband/wife cheated on you, nope, wrong book. What did you think I was gonna say?
3.0 out of 5 stars
By My-Koh - Reviewed in the United States on March 5, 2018
OK, but not great.
First - I love Gary and his no BS approach. Second - The back contains celebrity friends clearly writing a blurb to help Gary promote his book. I feel the marketing for this book and celebrity recommendations are misleading. If I had the desire to be a you-tuber or make money on social media I probably would have given it a low 4 star rating. But, I don't and I am not. I believe the book topped the charts due to its marketing and Gary offering incentives if they purchased 1000+ books. Not because the book is that great. I am sure after a few weeks the hype will die and people will start talking about the actual substance. I love Gary but the book isn't more than a bunch short stories about social media on how to possibly get likes and shares. I believe it topped the charts due to its original marketing. I'm sure it will die off
1.0 out of 5 stars
By Kelly - Reviewed in the United States on May 31, 2018
Repetitive and Stupid
Repetitive and Stupid, illogical comparisons and cocky self promotion. Quality of the physical book? Cheap paper and not worth the money!
5.0 out of 5 stars
By captain_cory - Reviewed in the United States on February 9, 2018
Crushing It! will teach you how to make money around your passion
Crushing It! is the elite guide to growing a personal brand, business, or following around your passion. It is not a get rich quick guide, or follow these simple steps book. Gary emphasizes that to be successful in any field requires work, but if you choose your work around your passion, life will be more fulfilling. In today's current state of the internet this is possible, and Gary breaks down the principles and work required to achieve what you want. He doesn't promise millions of dollars. He DOES promise you will be happy, if that means leaving your $150K a year job, to make $90K, then that's what it takes. What is truly inspiring in this book are the abundant stories of those who read his first book, Crush It! and tales of their successes in applying the same principles taught in this book. Even if you read Crush It!, this book is a must read as platforms have evolved and strategies have changed. This is the new authority on social media use in 2018. I add my own testament to his teachings and principles. In 2016 I started documenting my life as a pilot and sharing stories from the road, trying to help those interested in an aviation career. By following his tried and true methods, I have grown my following to over 35,000 followers and made some money with this 'side hustle' as Gary would say. I'm no entrepreneur, but this book speaks to everyone. 5 stars, I definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to share their passion with the world.