01/13/2014 10:37 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

If You Could Ask Gary Vee 1 Question, What Would It Be?


Take a look at Gary Vaynerchuk's Twitter profile and you'll immediately see why he's considered a social media guru.

The founder of Wine Library - one of the first online liquor stores - makes a point of tweeting almost every hour, and has racked up more than 1 million followers.

It's no surprise that his latest book tackles the greatest challenge for entrepreneurs on social media: how to get noticed amongst all the hubbub.

Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook: How to Tell Your Story in a Noisy, Social World shares tips and tricks on building relationships with customers and standing apart from the competition.

Gary explains that it's no longer enough to be merely present on social media - you have to create valuable content that adds context to a relevant conversation, and is tailor-made for its respective social media site.

Want to learn more about how to turn social into sales? Shopify is giving away 50 free copies of Gary's book this month!

Here's how you can win:

Each weekday for the next two weeks, we'll be seeking out your best questions for our 10 Build A Business Competition Mentors.

That means you'll get the chance to ask a question to Gary, Mark Cuban, Tim Ferriss, Daymond John, Arianna Huffington, Tina Roth Eisenberg, Chase Jarvis, Lil Jon, Selita Ebanks and Amber Mac.

We'll pick the top five questions for each mentor to answer, for a total of 50 questions. If your question is selected, not only will you find out the answer, but you'll win a free copy of Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook.

There are three ways you can enter:

1. Check out Shopify's Facebook page. We'll feature a new mentor every day for the next two weeks.

2. Keep an eye on Shopify's Twitter account. Ask your question using the hashtag #BuildaBiz and the mentor's Twitter handle.

3. Leave your question in the comments section below. Be sure to mention who the question is for!

Day 1: Ask MARK CUBAN anything:
- On Facebook
- On Twitter (@mcuban #BuildaBiz)

Day 2: Ask TINA ROTH EISENBERG anything:
- On Facebook
- On Twitter (@swissmiss #BuildaBiz)

Day 3: Ask TIM FERRISS anything:
- On Facebook
- On Twitter (@tferriss #BuildaBiz)

Day 4: Ask GARY VAYNERCHUK anything:
- On Facebook
- On Twitter (@garyvee #BuildaBiz)

Day 5: Ask ARIANNA HUFFINGTON anything:
- On Facebook
- On Twitter (@ariannahuff #BuildaBiz)

Day 6: Ask DAYMOND JOHN anything:
- On Facebook
- On Twitter (@TheSharkDaymond #BuildaBiz)

Day 7: Ask SELITA EBANKS anything:
- On Facebook
- On Twitter (@SelitaEbanks #BuildaBiz)

Day 8: Ask CHASE JARVIS anything:
- On Facebook
- On Twitter (@chasejarvis #BuildaBiz)

Day 9: Ask LIL JON anything:
- On Facebook
- On Twitter (@LilJon #BuildaBiz)

Day 10: Ask AMBER MAC anything:
- On Facebook
- On Twitter (@ambermac #BuildaBiz)

Happy asking!


This year, Shopify's Build A Business Competition is bigger than ever. Shopify is giving away more than $500,000 in cash, prizes and mentorship in its fourth annual competition. Contestants create a store and try to sell the most in their category for a chance to win $50,000 and a VIP trip to NYC to meet their mentor.