Adrinne runs AdrienneSmith.net, a blog focused on helping entrepreneurs to achieve success online. Adri is one of the hard working bloggers in the blogosphere.
Adrinne’s blog was designed to help empower and inspire you to live life to the fullest and to create the reality you truly want for yourself.
Thanks to Adrienne for taking the time to answer my questions !
Adrienne, please introduce yourself to our readers.
Well my name is Adrienne Smith and I blog over at AdrienneSmith.net. I’ve been online since March of 2007 but I struggled to find my place for a number of years. My tagline for my blog is very generic but I do just enjoy helping people succeed online. I never had that person to call or ask for help so I enjoy being that person especially for the newcomers. I’m involved in both network and affiliate marketing so I share with my readers what I’ve learned.
What made you start blogging?
I started blogging because I was taking some courses online that told me I needed to have a presence. In all honesty, I didn’t understand at that time what that meant but I went with it anyway. I had no success, traffic or even comments on my blog for the first year and a half. It was very bland and boring.
What is your experience with blog commenting? How do you get 100+ comments on every post you write?
I started blog commenting in January of 2010. I was part of a training community and they told us we needed to start commenting on other blogs for the traffic. I was uncomfortable at first because I didn’t think I had anything to offer. I just made sure I read the blog post and offered my own opinion or experience if I could relate to what they shared. I soon realized that I was benefiting from this so much more than just getting traffic to my blog. I was learning from all these bloggers as well as building relationships. I started by visiting just five blogs a day and leaving a comment. When people left one on my blog, I went to their blog, read their post and commented as well. I thought that was just the right thing to do. Over time people have told me that they can relate to me because I don’t claim to know it all. I really do love helping people.
I see you everywhere online – commenting on other blogs and tweeting all the day. What is a typical day work day for you like?
Not every day is the same for me Dev. Monday’s and Thursday’s are my busiest for blog commenting because those are the days I post so I make sure I reply to all comments left on my blog. As I visit other people’s blogs and comment, I also retweet their posts as well as share them on other social networks. I’m also a part of Triberr so some of my tweets are automated.
Some of the things I do throughout my day are to visit some blogs, read their post and then comment and share. I spend time each day on Facebook and Twitter, I write content or shoot videos, and I’m always making connections with others. It’s all about building relationships.
What’s your little secret that you’re using to get so much done?
There is no secret but what I have that most people don’t is time. I work online full-time plus I live alone and don’t have a family to worry about. So I’m online bright and early in the morning and usually don’t get off the computer until late at night. I want to make sure that I reply to all emails as well as comments before my day ends. My education is very important to me too so I attend a lot of webinars.
What one piece of advice would you give an Internet entrepreneur trying to start a business and make money?
Learn from someone who is where you want to be. Don’t waste your time buying information products but instead, invest in your future and learn from those who are already having success. Trust me, you’ll get to where you want to be so much faster.
What’s next for AdrienneSmith.net? What are your future plans for your blog?
I just want to continue adding value Dev and helping people with whatever they need. I hope that I never get to the place that I can’t answer questions when people email, call or Skype me. I love blogging but I love building my network marketing team as well. I love learning and will continue to educate myself as things change with this industry.
Thank you for this opportunity Dev, I really appreciate that you believe what I have to share may help someone else.