Comments on: How I get 80% of my income Through Social Media SEO industry Thoughts and Rants Sat, 27 Jul 2013 09:41:58 +0000 hourly 1 By: Fedobe Thu, 27 Dec 2012 09:26:28 +0000 Hi Alan, Thanks for this nice blog. The process you have mentioned is excellent. I would say this is the best process for earning money through social media. I have been earning 50% of my monthly income doing Adsense.

By: Mike @SEO Maryland Wed, 16 Nov 2011 23:07:48 +0000 @Dr. Pete

Wow, I could only hope some day to have that kind of income breakdown. If I may ask(and assuming you actually read this), what inspired you to work for yourself and get into the industry?

Anyways, great post for me to stumble upon as I am beginning to start an online business of my own, I’ll be sure to check back for more!

By: Alan Bleiweiss Tue, 24 May 2011 06:45:59 +0000 Dana,

It’s only because I stopped doing the implementation aspects of SEO, and stuck to audits, occassional training, and as-needed follow-up consultation that allows me to devote as much as I do to participating in social media. That in turn continues to drive enough client opportunities that fit my unique parameters of service offerings.

And all of it is because I asked God to guide me on clarification of my unique path. And trusting that guidance when a prospective client contacts me and wants to hire me to be there SEO managaer, or to respond to a full life cycle SEO RFP. My human self has a great deal of difficulty in those moments not wanting to “miss the business opportunity”, usually out of fear. And when I get quiet, and go within for guidance, the answers are clear.

It’s these things for which I am most grateful. Because it’s transformed my life these past couple years.

Then again, other aspects of my life are such that I assure you, you’d have no desire to emulate those :-)

By: Dana Lookadoo Tue, 24 May 2011 03:34:54 +0000 Alan,

Another well written article and insightful perspective! I am going to openly confess that I’m jealous! First, understand that jealousy as an emotion or yearning is foreign to me most of the time. I’m very content in who I am and don’t year to be someone else.

However, I am jealous of your time in the social realm – reading, answering questions, commenting, writing and shedding insights and rants on Twitter. I don’t make my money through social media and make it by spending hours focused on client work. However, social media has lead to numerous connections and indirect leads connections that brought a heavy workload.

Thank you for your consistency and willingness to share. Thank you for your consistency in friendship, for being willing to pick up the phone, answer a tweet, to comment on a blog post or forum to share ideas, to listen, to provide insight and advice. Your social media participation has touched many lives, myself included!
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By: Nick Manteris Fri, 20 May 2011 06:26:45 +0000 Fair enough. Thanks for the response.

I never really delved into the Pro Q&A section when I had the chance, but hopefully I will get a chance to rectify that oversight soon.

Quora seems to have an above-average number of people that appear to know what they are talking about though. Nothing like any of the Q&A sites that I encountered in the past.
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By: Alan Bleiweiss Thu, 19 May 2011 23:10:25 +0000 Nick,

I spent about 5 minutes on Quora once, and even offered an answer on a question at some point. Personally nothing about it felt aligned enough for me to stick around. Doesn’t mean it’s bad, just that it’s not personally something I find value in.

By: Nick Manteris Thu, 19 May 2011 20:35:57 +0000 How do you feel about Quora? Does it compare with the Pro Q&A at all?

By: Alan Bleiweiss Wed, 18 May 2011 16:32:20 +0000 Ha! Well I didn’t count the income from my eBook, or the ad banner income that’s just started coming in, since both are really new to my income stream so they don’t officially count yet :-)

What I did factor in though was how a few people on Twitter have offered to pay me to shut the hell up at times, yet I’ve refused. So there’s no real income there. :-)

By: Dr. Pete Wed, 18 May 2011 16:12:56 +0000 I forgot to mention that 1% of my income comes from birthday checks from my grandma, who hasn’t even HEARD of social media. Wait, what were we talking about? ;)

By: Alan Bleiweiss Wed, 18 May 2011 16:11:15 +0000 Thanks Jim

Yeah, Pro Q & A is pretty awesome.