What do you do?
As the President and Founder of a multi-national cross-platform social media lifestyle experience, I am personally responsible for driving over a bajillion aggregate hits in the digital landscape during the last ten years. My average day consists of waking up, destroying some paradigms, tweaking my metrics, leveraging new business models and driving traffic and revenue to my diversified portfolio of entertainment and media properties. As my own personal brand has grown and thrived (FastCompany magazine called me “the most influential social media guru online”), there has been a significant demand for me to make public speeches, personal appearances and motivational presentations to elite global luxury brands around the world. I also travel to the top tech festivals and conferences to jack strategic networking and partnership opportunities.
How did you start?
I actually started out as a writer and comedian, primarily creating viral comedy content for the Internet. But I quickly realized that I had a virtuoso-like ability to get hits and drive tons of traffic, so I began to scale my business and monetize my gift by going into corporate content consulting, social media strategy design, digital landscaping, idea incubation, deal structuring, and other more dynamic creative services that would drive higher-impact revenues to my bottom line. That’s how I came to create BajillionHits.Biz as the vertical umbrella bucket for all my custom consulting and strat services.
Who’s influenced your work?
I’m a big fan of all the Internet’s great innovators and pioneers. Basically anyone who has successfully been able to turn content into commerce. Some of biggest influences are Pete Cashmore, Mark Cuban, Nick Denton, Gary Vaynerchuk, The Winklevoss Twins, Tony Robbins, whoever came up with the idea of “Content Farms”, Donald Trump, the Church of Scientology, and all of advertising.
What’s your next project?
I’m working on a few things: one is an app that automatically wishes your Facebook friends happy birthday, along with an anecdotal message that is customized by combining random info from their profile. I feel like it will really save people time, and the difficulty of trying to think up clever/personal things to say to ALL their friends. I’m also waiting on the iPhone App Store to approve my 9/11 Memorial App. It doesn’t actually do anything, but you always see it there whenever you look down at your phone, so you never forget. And it’s priced to move at $9.99.
What are some of your pet-peeves about how things are traditionally done in your field?
I feel like in general in the world of Internet Content and Digital Media, people are way too precious about stuff like “quality” and “originality” as opposed to finding workable models and platforms that can create content cheaply and efficiently, thereby allowing us to monetize as much of the online attention economy as possible. I see a future where content is mass-manufactured by computers who then consume the content for us and re-manufacture it again for an endless cycle of infinite consumption. I wish people’s antiquated, old-fashioned attachments to things like “art” would stop getting in the way of progress and innovation.
How do you do things differently?
Simple: I put profits before people. It’s a controversial position, sure, but I’ve found that the more we learn to leverage emerging technologies to create robust markets with explosive growth potential, the resulting revenues will trickle down and cause a gradual positive shift in the our quality of life and overall satisfaction scores for the human experience. Change in my pocket is the only change you should really believe in.
“The key to the Internet… is there is no Internet.” — Alex Blagg
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