Interview With With Social Media Queen Adrienne Smith!

This is an overdue interview, I would say. I’ve meant to interview Adrienne for a while now, but being the busy woman that she is, I thought I would wait a while.  But now, the time has come for me to publish an interview of Adrienne Smith and ask her a few questions that you might have wanted to ask her yourself.

I’ve met Adrienne about a year ago. Actually, I went back and found the first post I ever read on Adrienne’s blog and it’s dated November 10 2011.  I landed on her blog because my friend Barry Wells mentioned her in one of his posts.

What really stood out with Adrienne is that from the day I’ve started commenting on her blog she started coming to mine, and she is now one of my best blog followers. Not only on this blog, but on all three of them.  So, it is my extreme pleasure to introduce you to Adrienne Smith on this blog through this interview.

Adrienne, I know like most of us, you have not always been online; what made you decide to go from a JOB to internet marketer?

Ever since my Dad passed away in 2003 I had been pretty unhappy with where I was and what I was doing.  Like most people though, quitting your job and totally starting over is never easy or smart sometimes if you are the sole provider.

When my company downsized in January of 2007 I finally said to hell with it and I never looked back.  I decided right then and there that I was going to make a permanent change in my life so I headed to the internet and the rest is history.

That’s the short version!

What are the first steps you took to start your online business?

I wish I could say that I had a plan but I didn’t.  I was flying by the seat of my pants for the first few years.  I came online, started researching different ways to make money and I started buying into all the junk that’s out there.  I was lost for quite awhile but I always knew this was where I was supposed to be.

What were the mistakes you may have made when you first started …did you make any?

Oh my goodness, what mistakes did I not make.  I was living off of my savings and severance so I was really watching my money.  I’m so budget conscious anyway and I invested in some programs I thought would teach me what I needed to know but it just confused me even more.

I wish I had found a mentor that I could trust back then that would have helped me break outside my comfort zone and I would have been much further along.

For at least the past year, each of your blog posts are averaging 100 comments which means that you’re getting quite of bit of people reading and commenting on your blog, and that’s better than most blogs I know.  Why do you think your blog is so popular?

I’ve actually asked my readers this same question and they’ve told me that they love my blog because I come off as being very genuine, honest and extremely helpful.

I’ve always been a giver and I’ve always loved helping people.

I treat people the way I would want to be treated.  I also made a conscious decision to share what I have learned while online because when I started I was so lost and confused and there was no one I could ask that I trusted.

I’m just being myself and that’s something I was hoping people would connect with.

Do you ever receive mean comments from negative people, and how do you handle them if you do?

I’ve never received any mean comments on my blog.  When I first started shooting videos though, I did receive some mean comments on some of them.  I just deleted them and continued to hold my head up high.

I know that sometimes I receive guest post requests from people I don’t even know.  Recently I even had one who got offended when I asked him if he ever commented on my blog. I think I have an idea of what you are going to say, but for the sake of our readers, here, how do you deal with those people?

Yeah, you do know what I’m going to say but I’m happy to share that with you again.

I respond to them in an email and I just let them know very nicely that I’m flattered that they would like to write for me but guest posts are accepted by invitation only.  The only way they will ever receive an invitation is if they are a regular reader and commenter of my blog.

I wish them well and the best of luck.  I’ve never received a nasty reply or anyone trying to force themselves on me.  If that were ever the case, I would just blacklist their email and go about my business.  I would never be friend to someone that would act that way.

I know you never run out of ideas to write about, but where do you look to get post ideas?

This is a question that still boggles my mind when people ask me.  One of the most important things about blogging is choosing a niche that you are either passionate about, enjoy a lot or really have fun with.  For me I love to learn.  So what I decided to do was just share what I learn.

My most popular posts are definitely on the subject of blogging.  To get your blog out there people want to know about social media.  There are so many different areas to cover that I never run out of things to share.

I’m constantly learning and people are always asking me questions.  I just take what I’ve learned or questions people have asked me and turn those into blog posts.  It’s really that easy for me.

I know that in my case I hardly have many posts in advance, what about you? Do you have a bunch of posts written in advance or do you write more or less on a post basis like I do?

I don’t really write very far in advance.  Every once in awhile I’ll write my posts ahead of time if I know I’m not going to have time to write it on my normal day or I already have several topics I want to share.

I usually write my posts the day before I publish them but I always schedule them for 8:00 a.m. CST every Monday and Thursday.  I’ve done that consistently now for over a year a half.  Before that I wrote three times a week and I’ve never missed a post.

I know that you came to a point where you were overwhelmed by the amount of questions you were getting from your readers until you decided… no more wasting all my time for free.  What is the most asked question (or questions) you are getting?

They really vary but the two most asked questions I continue to get are how do I get traffic to my blog and how do I get people to comment.  I’ve written extensive posts on both those subjects but I still get asked all the time.

You have an absolutely great looking and useful tutorial that you are giving away for free. How did that tutorial come about, and how long did it take you to create it? And did you ever think of charging for this tutorial?

If you’re talking about my free training site, it took me around six months to get it set up and completed.

I have a lot of videos on YouTube and in my early days I did a lot of me just talking in the camera.  I would have people call me almost every single day telling me that they connected with me and I said I was there to help.  They wanted to know how to do certain things that was very difficult to explain over the phone.  Most of it was very basic stuff.

I decided to create a free training site of all the basic “how to’s” so that they would have a reference guide.  I didn’t want to charge anything because I wanted that to be me giving back.  I’ve heard from so many people that it’s been their saving grace.  That was worth all the time it took to create.

How important is Social Media to your online business?

My blog is the hub of all the connections I make online and it is social media.  It’s crucial because we all know how Google is constantly changing and we’d all love to be on the first page of Google every single time.  There is never any guarantee.  But, if you start making those connections with other bloggers, they’ll share your content with their friends and get it in front of people you would have never come in contact with.  That’s huge!  Social media is extremely important for my business.

What type of blogs do you like to visit? You can mention them here if you want as well.

The blogs I like to visit the most are on topics that I’m interested in learning about at that particular time.  Those topics usually are personal development, blogging, social media and marketing.  I would say those are my main ones.

I actually have a lot of favorite blogs I enjoy visiting on a regular basis but my list is very long.  I will admit though Sylviane that your personal development blog is one of my favorites.  You really explain things so easily which is how I learn best.

Thanks so much for that, Adrienne, it’s so nice to hear, and thank you for answering my questions so well. Now, it’s the readers’ turn to let us know what they think!

 

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68 Comments

  • AdrienneTwitter: adriennesmith40 says:

    Hi Sylviane,

    Ah, thank you so much for having me, I really enjoyed doing this interview for you and I’m so thrilled that you’re also over at my place today.

    Thank you for sharing this with your readers and it was an honor. You’re the best!

    You have a fabulous week.

    ~Adrienne
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    • Sylviane Nuccio says:

      Yes, girl I’m sure at your place and thought I’d better check my own blog as well. This is going to be a busy Monday, I feel 🙂 Don’t you think? As a matter of fact, I’ve planned on doing not much more than replying to comments 🙂 Love it!

      It was a pleasure to have you here answering all my questions and your answers sound just like me, and I sure love that too!

      • AdrienneTwitter: adriennesmith40 says:

        I KNOW my blog is going to keep you busy so watch out. So glad you just put today aside for responding to comments. But I’m glad we did it and I know everyone will enjoy both posts. See, I’m very positive about that.

        Thank you again for having me Sylviane. I thoroughly enjoyed it and I look forward to everyone’s comments as well.

        Enjoy your day!

        ~Adrienne
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  • Harleena SinghTwitter: harleenas says:

    Wow…I seem to have just been to Adrienne’s to see Sylviane there and it’s so nice to see you here Adrienne- what a lovely interview!

    You already must be knowing it by now Adrienne – you ARE one of my all time favorites where learning things is concerned. I’ve learnt a great deal from you and your blog – more about building relationships and commenting, as I’ve said so often. 🙂

    And yes…I think people flock to your blog because of the trust, respect, connectivity they feel towards you and your blog, and your forever helping nature, which all comes only with time and patience.

    I guess all of us make mistakes when we start or begin something new, or even when we are on our way. But those who are able to learn from those mistakes are the ones who really succeed, and that’s what you have really done. And that is how you keep learning too – isn’t it?

    I ditto your words Adrienne – nothing works like the relationships you build, and then you would really be least bothered about things like Google’s animal updates, or PageRanks – I do believe in that too, which is the reason these things hardly bother me. 🙂

    Thanks so much for sharing more about yourself with all of us Adrienne – it’s always a pleasure to learn more from you. And thank YOU Sylviane for having Adrienne over. 🙂
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    • AdrienneTwitter: adriennesmith40 says:

      Hi Harleena,

      Yeah, surprise! It actually all just worked out this way. Our posts being on each other’s blog on the same day wasn’t exactly planned. But I’m glad it came out that way.

      Thank you SO much Harleena for sharing that with me. I’m so very touched and honored that you enjoy learning things over on my blog. I do love to share and help people so I hope I never disappoint.

      I agree, when we fall down we just have to keep getting right back up. That’s the only way we’ll ever make it to where we want to be. Without that, there is no hope.

      I’m so glad that I’ve been able to share more about building relationships and that those who have taken my advice has prospered because of it. Now that’s what I love hearing and I’m so happy for you Harleena. You have so much to give anyway so it’s just natural that you’e be able to make all these fabulous connections.

      My pleasure and I appreciate Sylviane having me today. Thank you for all your oh so kind words and for your continued support. Thank you so much Harleena.

      ~Adrienne
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    • Sylviane Nuccio says:

      How nice to see you on this blog Harleena 🙂

      A bit of a confusion (in a nice way) for our dear readers. Adrienne here and me at Adrienne’s. How fun is that?

  • MayuraTwitter: MayuraDeSilva says:

    Hi Sylviane and Adrienne,

    Well I got you both. Now you both planned to post on each others’ blogs on same day, huh? 😉 I’d like to mention that I’m glad I met you both 🙂

    Adrienne is an admirable and friendly person who talks what she does. I loved her all interviews I had come across ever since I get to know her. Especially when she talks about relationship marketing 🙂 Well, I’m not much fond of marketing but like to know about building relationships.

    I remember sometimes when I don’t agree with some stuff she pointed out, she explained ’em well again to clear my doubts on it. You too Sylviane 😉 First days I’d love to stop by on her Facebook page, when I see she’s answering questions for 1 hour time 😉 May be she’s would get annoyed of me ’cause of asking questions over and over. But she never hold her replies on ’em 🙂 She’s a really helpful person. Anyway I can’t imagine how busy person she is.

    It’s a wonderful interview Sylviane 🙂 I’ve told you once on Carol’s interview (As I recall), you are good with asking right questions from right person… Anyway Sylviane, did you ever wonder, what’s her ultimate goal as a Internet Marketer? I mean, after all of this. Hmmm… Good question 😉

    Have a nice week for both of you favs 😉

    Cheers…
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    • AdrienneTwitter: adriennesmith40 says:

      Hi Mayura,

      If you can believe this, it wasn’t actually planned. I had asked Sylviane to guest post and then I didn’t exactly get the interview finished in a timely manner. Because we both schedule our posts on certain days, they just fell together and I’m kind of glad they did. We are supporting each other you know.

      Happy to see you here as well Mayura. You know, we don’t always have to agree. Hey, I believe what I believe and you believe what you believe. That’s what makes the world go round ya know.

      I know I’ve mentioned this numours times before Mayura but I never had anyone to answer my questions so I certainly don’t mind answering yours. I’m just so thrilled I can help.

      Sylviane is a good interviewer Mayura and she asked some very good questions.

      So, want to know what my goal is as an internet marketer? Like everyone else’s. Build a successful business and help a LOT of people along the way.

      Thanks again and enjoy your week.

      ~Adrienne
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    • Sylviane Nuccio says:

      Hi Mayura,

      Actually it wasn’t planned purposely, this is a work of the Universe as I see it, because it just happened that way! Oh, but I see that Adrienne just confirmed that!

      Thanks for coming here too, dear 🙂

  • Barry Wells says:

    Hi Sylviane,

    Congratulations on completing the interview with Adrienne. I remember talking to you about it some time ago so am really pleased to see that it all came together.

    Thanks for the mention and linking to my site, I always appreciate that Sylviane thanks 😎

    I really enjoy Adrienne’s blog and the way she applies herself to her work as well as the subjects she covers. There are times when I’ve asked Adrienne if she’s been looking over my shoulder because the subject she’s covering at the time is so relevant to what I’m doing….. or trying to do.

    I love the way that Adrienne is always so positive and has time for everyone. Like you I was extremely impressed by the fact that her training program is free to everyone. We all know that these type of course sell well online and yet Adrienne has made it all available free of charge. That alone speaks volumes don’t you think….

    Adrienne You set a perfect example of what blogging is all about and if I had to recommend one blog for everyone to start reading it would be mine…. oppps I mean yours of course.

    As I said to someone on G+ the other day: You may find people as good as Adrienne but you won’t find anyone better 😉

    Thanks for sharing your interview Sylviane it’s always nice to pick up some tips from our number One blogger

    Thanks Ladies,
    Barry

    • AdrienneTwitter: adriennesmith40 says:

      Hi Barry,

      Yeah, we finally got it done and I got to have her over at my place too! Win/win…

      Thank you Barry and I’m happy to hear that you still enjoy coming by my place. I love to learn and I love to help others. Guess it’s in my nature. 😉

      You are too funny Barry but you KNOW you have to put yours in there too when you’re blogging regularly. Of course you have health issues that I hope people will understand so you aren’t one of those wishy washy bloggers that comes and goes. I enjoy your blog as well Barry, you always share such awesome information.

      Oh, I’m so very touched. Thank you SO much Barry, that was so very kind of you. I’m smiling from ear to ear.

      Thank you so much for sharing this with us both. I really appreciate you Barry and I appreciate your contined support.

      Have a fabulous week okay!

      ~Adrienne
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    • Sylviane Nuccio says:

      Hi Barry,

      Your’re welcome. It’s always a pleasure to mention you, Barry, because we’d done great things since we’ve both met together, and I met three wonderful ladies from your blog, Adrienne, Harleena and Sonia, which that alone is wonderful, because there are three darn talented ladies which blog I am now a follower to 🙂

      I am glad you enjoyed this interview, Barry and thanks for coming 🙂

  • Donna MerrillTwitter: donna_tribe says:

    Hi Sylviane and Adrienne!

    Look how this worked out: the two of you guest posting each other in the same day! Whoopie…my friends rocking the blog world. I love it.

    Adrienne, you are a natural. Each time I visit your blog, I can hear your voice ringing through (with the slight southern twang lol). You are honest and sincere. You also get your readers to respond and share. You have a natural talent to engage people and that is your strong point. You know it and run with it. I believe that is what makes you a fantastic blogger.
    You also tell it like it is. With your kind heart, you do set your boundaries when those people try to take advantage…you will email them and set them straight. I love the way you do business.
    Also, you have integrity. Following the rules of marketing, you are a go giver but do offer people your business ventures from time to time. To me, you are the poster gal of Bloggers!
    But that is just me. Look at all the peeps on your blog. Now that is Social Proof!
    – Donna
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    • AdrienneTwitter: adriennesmith40 says:

      Hey Miss Donna,

      Surprise! Yeah, we got a good chuckle on how this all worked out. Thank you for that…

      Thank you for saying that Donna, that means a lot to me. I’m so thrilled that I finally found my own voice and am able to help others. I have always been a people person and have always cared about people in general. Now that I can combine all of that with blogging, wow… How wonderful is that right!

      I really appreciate that Donna, I’m so very touched. Poster gal of blogging, I love that. I’m smiling from ear to ear.

      Thank you Donna, I appreciate you so very much.

      Thank you!

      ~Adrienne
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    • Sylviane Nuccio says:

      Hi Donna,

      Yes, that worked out great, blog exchange in a way.

      I know what you mean, when I read Adrienne’s blog I hear her voice too. Don’t you love that?

  • Kesha Brown says:

    I feel like I just got to know Adrienne all over again 😉

    Thank you so much for the tips I’ve learned here (how to deal with people who ask to guest post but (in my case) have crazy, silly ideas because they’ve never read anything on the blog!, understanding that mistakes will be made but we learn from them and keep moving, and though I haven’t gotten any negative comments yet, I will keep my head up high and move on).

    I know that there will always be “keyboard gangstas” on the net (people who sit behind their monitors and have nothing better to do but try to bring others down) and we can’t stress about them. 🙂

    ~Kesha

    • AdrienneTwitter: adriennesmith40 says:

      Hey Kesha,

      I know that some people think they deserve to be featured everywhere but I just try to let them know in the nicest way possible that this is MY blog and I’ll run it my way. You can show up, read my posts and comment regularly and then I “might” send you an invitation. Just depends whether or not we’ve made a connection or not. Hey, that’s just me ya know.

      You are right, there are just some very miserable people in this world that like to do nothing but cause distress for others. I have no use for them. I’ve learned that they are just very unhappy people and want to bring everything down with them. I don’t have time for that silliness.

      Thank you Kesha for stopping by today and you have a fabulous week okay.

      ~Adrienne
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  • Sylviane Nuccio says:

    Hi Kesha,

    I’m glad you enjoyed this post.

    We can all learn from an interview, that’s why I love them. I also do received blog guest requests by people who have not even read a single post of mine. All we can do is try to educte those people and tell them how this works 🙂

    Thanks for your input, Kesha 🙂

  • Freddy Rodriguez says:

    What a wonderful interview! I’ve had the pleasure of commenting on both of your blogs and having you comment on mine. It’s great to see how you both exude such a warm feeling of genuineness and caring. Adrienne is a great blogger and I love visiting her blog because she provides great insight and value.

    • AdrienneTwitter: adriennesmith40 says:

      Hi Freddy,

      Thank you for stopping by today and for your wonderful comment. I was so happy to do this interview for Sylviane and so honored.

      I appreciate that you enjoy reading my blog and that you feel I share valuable content.

      Thank you so much.

      ~Adrienne
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    • Sylviane Nuccio says:

      Hi Freddy,

      Thank you for coming and I’m glad you enjoyed the interview. I’ll be visiting my other buddies blogs such as yours later today, but for now I’ve basically juggled between Adrienne’s blog and mine since we are on each other’s blog today 🙂 Lot’s of fun!

      Have a great week!

  • Enstine MukiTwitter: enstinemuki says:

    Oh wow! What an interview!
    Adrienne is just an interesting person. It’s not long I discovered her blog but it’s been like my handbook. I have read quite handsome amount of material on relationship building on her blog and her free ebook which I recommend at any time.

    And Sylviane, your guest post on her blog was so timely. Now I have two wonderful ladies on my file.

    “Women are shaking the kingdom”
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    • Sylviane Nuccio says:

      Thank so much for coming here Enstine,

      I definitely seen a lot of people who have been on both our blogs today and I feel that I replying to each one of you twice 🙂 That’s great though. It used to be a time I had NO one to reply too! This is heaven 🙂

      Have a great week!

    • AdrienneTwitter: adriennesmith40 says:

      Hey Enstine,

      Thank you so much and I’m glad you enjoyed the interview. Also glad you enjoy my blog and of course Sylviane’s guest post this week. I think we did good…

      I appreciate your comment, thank you so much. I’m so flattered.

      ~Adrienne
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  • Mitch Mitchell says:

    And now you’re going to have to deal with a couple hundred comments from people like me saying “Great interview with the great Adrienne!!” lol Anyway, the biggest takeaway that most people should get is to stay dedicated to the cause, whatever it is, because that’s where success has a chance to come.
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    • AdrienneTwitter: adriennesmith40 says:

      I’ll take them any day of the week Mitch! Especially when they come from you.

      Yep, you’re right! I just might be slower then most or ignorant for not knowing what do do or who to believe. Whichever the case, I got frustrated so many times. BUT, I knew this was where I was suppose to be. You know, that gut instinct telling me to not give up. So glad I listened to that.

      Thank you so much Mitch, I appreciate that.

      ~Adrienne
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    • Sylviane Nuccio says:

      Hi Mitch,

      LOL, I’ve meant to get to your blog today, but gosh, couldn’t make it yet! And if you’ve been to Adrienne’s blog today, you’ll understand fully why 🙂

      Thank you for your feedbacks. And yes, lots of comments to get back to 🙂

  • Julie says:

    Hi there Sylviane and Adrienne,

    Well, we just see you all over the place now don’t we Adrienne 🙂

    Mitch has rapped it up well – to stay dedicated to the cause and Adrienne you have not only said it but done it – just being yourself and that being a genuine and nice person. I could hear you talking while reading through your answers.

    Thank you Sylviane for interview our lovely Lady and to Adrienne for taking the time.
    Have a great week
    Julie

    • AdrienneTwitter: adriennesmith40 says:

      Surprise Julie! lol… Well, I do my best to be around every corner.

      Thank you Julie, I really appreciate that and I most definitely am dedicated. I just love proving that if you’re consistent in your actions then you’ll get results. I know we’re all different in our own way but there is no way you’ll stand still by taking massive action on a daily basis.

      Thank you Julie, I really appreciate that.

      ~Adrienne
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    • Sylviane Nuccio says:

      Hi Julie,

      Yes, today we decided to spam the blog spheres 🙂 Adrienne and I have been spending the day replying to comments here and at her place, and I think she is doing better than me so far, but I’m trying my best 🙂 Lot of fun! Love it!

      Thank you so much for your visit.

  • Sonia says:

    Awesome interview of Adrienne. She is genuine and I always feel as if her posts are us talking on the phone. It’s bloggers like her that make it easy for people that have made mistakes and want to teach it to you the right way. That’s where I am coming from and it’s so refreshing to read blog posts with complete honesty. People can see it and she is always smiling. How can you not like and appreciate a woman like that? Thanks Sylviane for a great interview.

    • AdrienneTwitter: adriennesmith40 says:

      Why thank you Sonia and you just shared what I try to accomplish through my posts and videos. I want you to feel like it’s just us having this conversation. That I’m able to share my mistakes with you so that you can learn and cut out one more step that you wouldn’t have to take.

      Now you can lead the way with your own fresh honest approach as well and we can show everyone online how it can be done. By just being genuine and honest with what we blog about. I think that’s where the real connection comes in place.

      Thank you Sonia, I so appreciate you.

      ~Adrienne
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    • Sylviane Nuccio says:

      Hi Sonia,

      I know, everyone love Adrienne, but for good reasons. As you are saying she is always similing or laughing. Who doesn’t love that? Her honesty is also something that most definitely comes out of everything she write.

      Thanks for coming, Sonia 🙂

  • Sue Neal says:

    Hi Sylviane and Adrienne – many thanks for a fantastic interview.

    I found Adrienne’s tips about dealing with adverse comments and people who want to do guest posts very helpful.

    I was sad to hear that Adrienne received some mean comments when she first started to do videos – I’m just teaching myself how to shoot videos at the moment and it’s made me realise I’ll have to be prepared for that. Must get that skin thickened up…..

    On the other hand, it’s good to hear Adrienne say that she doesn’t tend to get nasty comments on her blog – just goes to show that sometimes the good guys (and gals) get what they deserve.

    This is really helpful and inspiring stuff – thank you, both of you.

    Sue

    • AdrienneTwitter: adriennesmith40 says:

      Hi Sue,

      Thank you for checking out my interview and I’m happy that you enjoyed it.

      Don’t worry about those nasty people who say mean things. I swear, they just lead miserable lives and want to take everyone down with them. I don’t let those people get to me at all because I know who I am and you are just as fabulous girl.

      The one thing you have to remember Sue is that it’s your blog and you make all the rules. If people don’t like it then they can go someplace else. You don’t want to associate with people like that anyway right! Only bring in the positive and uplifting people who are just like you are.

      Thanks again Sue and it’s always a pleasure to see you.

      ~Adrienne
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    • Sylviane Nuccio says:

      Hi Sue,

      I would absolutely not worry at all about a mean comments. For one thing, as Adrienne mentioned those people are just unhappy and want to bring everybody else down with them, and frankly, who in their right might would leave a mean comment anywhere? If I don’t like a post or video, well, I just leave it alone, but I won’t leave a mean comment. Anyone doing this is lower than earth in my book 🙂

      Thank you for coming, Sue 🙂

  • Roz Bennetts says:

    Lovely interview both of you – I feel like I’m really getting to know you two ladies! Adrienne it’s fascinating to hear of your humbler beginnings and false starts along the way to blog stardom 😉 Way to go! (as the Yanks say)

    • Sylviane Nuccio says:

      Hi Roz,

      I’m glad you could enjoy Adrienne’s interview here on my blog since we met because of her. Yes, it’s nice to hear how someone successful first started, that’s why I included such questions.

      Thank you for coming by 🙂

    • AdrienneTwitter: adriennesmith40 says:

      Thank you Roz and I’m glad you enjoyed learning a little more about me. Yeah, I had a lot of false starts. Just glad I never gave up. I wouldn’t have been able to have this lovely interview.

      Thank you so much Roz, I really appreciate that.

      ~Adrienne
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  • Michael Belk says:

    You picked the right blogger to interview. I am very pleased with her blog and it was good to hear some of her views about blogging.

    You share a lot of information, but your interview lets us get to know Adrienne better.

    EBB
    Thanks

  • Sylviane Nuccio says:

    Hi Mike and nice meeting you 🙂 I don’t think I’ve seen you before.

    Adrienne is the perfect example of what building and maintaining relationships can do, and most of all never take any new reader for granted no matter how many followers you may already have, because nothing is written in stones and what you do have now may be gone tomorrow.

    So, staying humble and keeping the “love” going will help you to stay upthere 🙂 Because what goes up can also come down with the wrong attitude. See what I mean?

    Thank you so much for your visit and comment.

  • AdrienneTwitter: adriennesmith40 says:

    Hi Mikel,

    Thank you so much for your comment and that you enjoyed what I had to share. I have learned a lot since first starting and I love to share that on my blog. I’m glad that Sylviane asked me to do this interview because that just puts me out there in front of more people I may not have had an opportunity to meet.

    Hope you’ll continue to stop by and visit. I think I have some stuff you’ll enjoy learning.

    Thanks Mike and enjoy your week.

    ~Adrienne
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  • Carol LynnTwitter: carollynnrivera says:

    Two of my favorite people in the same place! This must be a good karma day 🙂

    Adrienne, your story is great and it’s something that so many of us can relate to. We want to do something, maybe jump in (or get shoved!) and start. We don’t know everything, but Lord knows we try! And then we pass it along by helping others do the same. That’s what makes you so popular and relatable! You’re living the story so many of us have and you’re always willing to pass along your knowledge to help others.

    Thanks for the interview, Sylviane, I always enjoy both of you!
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    • AdrienneTwitter: adriennesmith40 says:

      Hey Carol,

      Why aren’t you sweet! Yeah, this is definitely a good karma day!

      Thank you Carol, I appreciate that. I know for a fact that most people can relate to my story because they are living the same one. I know for me because I didn’t get a lot of help in the beginning is why I care so much about helping others. It’s a horrible feeling that you’re alone and don’t know who to reach out to.

      Thank you for sharing this, I really do appreciate that.

      Have a great day!

      ~Adrienne
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    • Sylviane Nuccio says:

      Hi Carol,

      Am I glad that Adrienne did much better than me on my own blog, but I was so busy replying at her own blog too. 110 comments on my guest post there so far 🙂

      We really love you too Carol. As you know, I think that you are a fantastic writer, and so funny! As for Adrienne, well, she is the Queen of relationship, and everyone loves her for good reasons. She is so helpful too.

      By the way, both or you are my most reliable commenters with Sue Price 🙂

  • Carolyn says:

    Hi Sylviane, Great interview of my favorite lady on the Internet. Adrienne is my tech guru. I’m not kidding, she knows here stuff! Adrienne is lovely, kind, honest, down-to-earth and brilliant. She’s like your best friend who is there for you whenever you need her.

    What’s remarkable is not her success, but that she is able to make a living off of her success. She shares her success generously with others by helping us out. Anyone who is unfamiliar with Adrienne is in for a treat when they visit her site.

    Thanks so much, Sylvianne, for shining the spotlight on such a special person.

    • AdrienneTwitter: adriennesmith40 says:

      Hey Carolyn,

      Ah, aren’t you the sweetest thing. By the way, the check’s in the mail. 🙂 Just kidding… But seriously, thank you Carolyn, I appreciate what you said. I’m so very touched. I’m actually blushing.

      All smiles Carolyn, all smiles. Thank you so much.

      ~Adrienne
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    • Sylviane Nuccio says:

      Hi Carolyn,

      Yes, Adrienne is all that! I always compare her with another lady which I met though her blog as well just 2 or 3 month before I met Adrienne. However, that gal was the total opposite of Adrienne. The result? Well, I don’t even visit that blog of hers anymore. So, your attitude has a LOT to do with your success… no kidding!

      It’s not because you have a successful blog that you should think that you can be a bit unfriendly, right? That’s why Adrienne is so successful, she is good at what she does, she is very popular now, but not arrogant about it.

      Thanks for coming Carolyn 🙂

  • Sue PriceTwitter: suejprice says:

    Hi Sylviane and Adrienne

    Wow you two have been busy working together this week.
    Awesome interview.

    I agree with many of the other comments Adrienne you write just like you talk and it always feels like you are talking to us. Your comments are also very thoughtful and hey you just give a ton of value.

    As I said today I ticked the box to receive emails for other comments on the post a few times when I first started following you. Wow did I regret that when I looked at my email inbox 🙂

    Thanks ladies.

    Sue
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    • AdrienneTwitter: adriennesmith40 says:

      Hi Sue,

      We have our magic going this week.

      Why thank you Sue, I finally learned that if I want people to connect with me then I have to get them to feel like I’m just speaking with them. Just like I do in my videos. This is a people business ya know!

      I got a big chuckle out of that Sue and I apologize for all my comments flowing in but I’m sure thrilled to receive them.

      Thank you Sue for your continued support.

      ~Adrienne
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    • Sylviane Nuccio says:

      Hi Sue,

      Ah, you were the missing piece to this long thread of comments. Yes, it’s been fun this week. Adrienne and me having to double doze on comment replies. Wow, that’s a job! But, really I think non of us lost out in doing this at all. I think we both did great in attracting readers and comments on each one of our blogs.

      Thanks for coming, Sue 🙂

  • Seth says:

    I think we all have to give up something in the beginning to really establish something online. It’s possible to create what you’re looking for online while you have a full time job I guess, but it’s a lot harder.

    Luckily enough, I’m pursuing my degree in Cyber-Security so I don’t really need to be in a full time job, although I do work part time right now alongside whatever else I do. So I’m not really in that situation of simply dropping everything and working online from scratch. Most of your successful people are the people who’ve had it tough starting out because this seriously does take a lot of time out of your schedule building the framework you’re looking for.

    Of course once you have it all setup, given you’re in a good niche (not buying & selling tickets – lol) you then only need to spend around 5-10 hours max every week for the management of everything while you’re making from $500 a month to upwards of $100,000 or more a month (even though that much is obviously much rarer).

    Very nice article and it was cool learning about another fellow blogger.

    • Sylviane Nuccio says:

      Hi Seth,

      Thank you for checking out Adrienne’s interview. We call Adrienne the Social Media Queen and her success is mostly due to the fact that she really builds relationship with people.

      Since she is in Network Marketing the demand for relationship building is even much heavier than with affiliate marketing where you may be able to get away with it. No such thing in Network Marketing, though.

      Thanks for coming, Seth 🙂

    • AdrienneTwitter: adriennesmith40 says:

      Hi Seth,

      Sounds like things are working out great for you while building your business online.

      I know for a lot of people they are either facing financial struggles so they have to do something quick or they are in a full-time position and can build it on the side. I wouldn’t advice quitting your job and starting in the online world because there is a huge learning curve.

      Thanks for sharing this with us. Nice to hear what you’re involved in and actually get to know a little about you.

      ~Adrienne
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  • Bruno Buergi says:

    I have never considered to use a interview as a blog post. A great idea I will implement in future activities. Thank you for this post and ispiration.

    • Sylviane Nuccio says:

      Hi Bruno and welcome here 🙂

      Yes, interviews as blog posts are great and very popular too. I am not the one who came up with this idea, lots of people do it. There is even a blog, which I forgot the name right now, that does just that – interviews of successful people.

      Glad you enjoyed it and glad it gave you an idea 🙂

    • AdrienneTwitter: adriennesmith40 says:

      Thank you for visiting Bruno and hope you enjoyed the interview.

      ~Adrienne
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  • Dipa says:

    Sylvian and Adrienne, you guys rock! You are true inspirations to IMs and bloggers everywhere. And like Adrienne rightly said-having a mentor is very important in this field, you both are mentoring a lot of people new in this field. Thanks so much for doing what you guys do!!

    • AdrienneTwitter: adriennesmith40 says:

      Hi Dipa,

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment, I really do appreciate that.

      Sylviane and I are definitely here to help and support all IMers and bloggers who may need assistance. We are always eager to help them move forward.

      I appreciate your comment, thank you so much and enjoy your week.

      ~Adrienne
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    • Sylviane Nuccio says:

      Hi Dipa,

      Thank you, there are no greater compliment than when someone is saying that are helping them!

  • Aayna says:

    What a great interview this is!!! I had a nice time reading this post. After reading this post, I can say for sure that Adrienne is a nice person with warmth at heart. Thanks for sharing this wonderful interview.

  • Atish Ranjan says:

    I am a regular reader of Adrienne’s blog ever since I came to know about her. She is a indeed a great blogger and I just love to read every post she writes. Her posts are so simple and looks familiar. I have learnt a lot from her. She is one of my inspiration in Blogging.

    I enjoyed reading this interview. 🙂

    All the best Adrienne for your future endeavors.

    ~ Atish Ranjan

    • Sylviane Nuccio says:

      Hi Atish,

      I know that what you described about Adrienne’s blog is all true and that’s why she’s got so many faithful readers, no matter what she’s talking about. She really deserves this. She did the work and put the effort to connect with so many people, and they give it back to her.

      I’m glad you enjoyed this interview, Atish, and hope to see you again soon 🙂

    • AdrienneTwitter: adriennesmith40 says:

      Hey Atish,

      Thanks so much for your fabulous comment, I really appreciate it and am so glad you enjoy my blog. Boy that definitely makes me smile big time.

      I do my best to keep it simple all while teaching others things I’ve learned that I believe will help them as well.

      Thanks for checking out my interview and thanks again for your awesome comment.

      ~Adrienne
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