Information About The Book!

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. In nibh sapien, aliquet tincidunt fringilla at, feugiat quis enim. Cras consequat, ipsum et posuere venenatis, nulla massa mattis eros, sed varius turpis quam sit amet purus. Vestibulum vehicula consectetur congue. Sed facilisis nisi in lectus convallis, porttitor hendrerit est consequat. Vivamus hendrerit, ante sed ornare molestie, tortor lorem suscipit tortor, id sodales mauris metus quis purus. Nulla egestas tellus eu enim consectetur, sit amet sagittis nisl eleifend. Mauris laoreet venenatis sem, lacinia mollis augue mollis ac. Nulla a neque a justo dignissim feugiat. Mauris rhoncus eros sit amet augue dictum fringilla. Nunc dictum lobortis convallis.

Sub-Heading

Aenean vulputate urna est, ac sollicitudin enim vulputate et. Vestibulum tempus lacinia consequat. Donec posuere enim mi, vel lobortis erat pulvinar nec. Duis felis purus, adipiscing sed dolor at, volutpat sagittis magna. Sed imperdiet scelerisque mauris, vulputate dictum augue egestas sit amet. Nullam sit amet eros non purus fermentum dapibus ac a mi. Curabitur id viverra nibh. Donec scelerisque vulputate nunc, non interdum orci. Morbi ut quam eleifend, placerat ipsum eget, iaculis arcu. Curabitur blandit consequat nulla. Praesent non pellentesque neque. Duis tortor purus, dignissim sit amet sagittis egestas, feugiat nec elit. Cum sociis natoque penatibus et magnis dis parturient montes, nascetur ridiculus mus. Nullam pellentesque lectus nec arcu ullamcorper, a vulputate augue semper. Duis auctor velit in nisl scelerisque consectetur. Sed ornare quam diam, at placerat risus tristique at.

Sub-Sub-Heading

Vivamus vel facilisis ante, vel porttitor metus. Sed eu congue nibh. Fusce non diam ut enim pretium pellentesque. Vivamus quis euismod quam, non aliquet risus. Etiam ornare lorem sit amet gravida eleifend. Cras quis nibh pretium, pretium turpis consectetur, lobortis leo. Phasellus sed vestibulum metus, id vestibulum odio. Donec quis nisl ante. Fusce tristique sagittis erat ut bibendum.

Print Friendly

Would You Trade a Link for Free Consulting?


Posted by on February 24, 2009

bartering

I’m going to run a little experiment on this site with all of you.  I’m going to trade 15 minutes of social media or SEO consulting time for one link from you (15 minutes can be used however you want).  If you then share this post on twitter/facebook/etc. then you get more free consulting time.  For every EXTRA link you are able to get for this site and for every place you share this you get an extra 5 minutes of consulting.  The more you share the more free consulting you get.  So for example if you link to my homepage and share this post on twitter, facebook, and linkedin; then you just earned yourself 30 minutes of free consulting time (for the 3 minutes it’s going to take you to share this).  I am going to set the max time at an hour but I will reward those who go above and beyond with as  much time as I can.  I’m merely setting a cap to protect myself in case I get 1,000 responses.  Consulting can either take place over the phone (skype)/chat/email, this will be your choice.

Simple enough right?  So here’s what needs to happen.

  • you link to my homepage using the anchor text: “social media consulting” OR “social media consultant” (there are plenty of other anchor texts you can use but let’s keep this simple and stick with these 2)
  • you leave a comment on this post and/or email the link so that I can see it live
  • the link can come from either the body copy of a post or from your blogroll
  • the link can’t be nofollowed
  • if you share this on twitter please use the hashtag #CFAL (consulting for a link)
  • once I verify that the link exists I will contact you to set up a time to chat (make sure I have your contact info!)

You can say something like:

  • Jacob, a “social media consultant,” had an interesting post up today…
  • Jacob is willing to trade “social media consulting” for a link…
  • Is “social media consulting” worth a free link?  Jacob seems to think so…
  • etc.

To make things easier you may even want to link to this post to help explain what I’m doing (but the link that’s counted is the one to the homepage!)

Pretty straight forward right?  I have no idea how many responses I will get but either way it should make for an interesting experiment.  I’m doing this for a few reasons.  First, I want to show the power of social media and SEO and how the two can be used together.  Second, I want to do what I can to help people out who are tight on budgets, instead of charging an hourly rate I figure it’s only fair to exchange  a link.

So now the challenge is to see how many consulting hours I can give away.  Let’s see how you guys can make me work, start sharing and…bring it!

Print Friendly
  • http://corporatecrimewatch.wordpress.com/ DavidMercury

    Hi Jacob,

    Have put up a link for you but would like to defer the consulting, I am very happy to have a quality link from my site.

    Cheers
    David

  • Adam Waid

    Hi Jacob-

    I just posted your link to my LinkedIn Profile. http://www.linkedin.com/profile?viewProfile=&ke

  • http://www.techrigy.com Jim Reynolds

    Jacob,
    I'm more than happy to put some linkage out there for you. Email or DM me on twitter with the link :)

  • Milena Regos

    I've put a post on Twitter for you. Good idea and nice promotion. Looking forward to talking to you.

  • SEOYeah

    Sounds like a pyramid scheme

    • http://www.thefutureorganization.com jacobmorgan

      how is it a scheme? there's no money involved, just consulting for a link, this is known as a barter or trade

  • http://blog.tripledogs.com Tom Myer

    Hey there, I put a link to your story here:
    http://blog.tripledogs.com/trading-links-for-so

    and also tweeted it from http://www.twitter.com/myerman

  • http://blog.tripledogs.com Tom Myer

    Hey there, I put a link to your story here:
    http://blog.tripledogs.com/trading-links-for-so

    and also tweeted it from http://www.twitter.com/myerman

  • http://twitter.com/davidmbaptiste David Baptiste

    Helpful article, thanks. I've switched over to bartering recently for most of anything I can get without having to shell out cash. There are a couple sites out thereto use, to connect with people who are looking to barter trade/swap items or even services (carpentry work for auto work, etc). One of the sites I use is Baarter – http://baarter.com