Blogworld ExpoI am leaving soon for the Blogworld Expo in Las Vegas. I love going to new conferences that I have never been to before. Plus this is the first every Blogworld Expo so even that much better. Its just always good to branch out more.

On Thursday @ 10:15-11:45 I will be speaking with Brian Clark, and Assaf Henkin from Kontera on “Smart Ways to Monetize Your Blog”.

This is the most excited I have been to give a presentation for a longtime. I have always been known as “The AdSense guy” but AdSense has accounted for less then 5% of the incoming revenue to our company(s). While I have had a lot of success years ago with Google AdSense I think I am far better qualified to speak on other ways to monetize.
So what will I be talking about? My portion of the talk will be on how to monetize you blog using direct ad sales (how to price them, how to start) and affiliate income from blogs. In October did just under $30,000.00. About 50% direct ad sales, 30% from affiliate, and the remaining from other sources. I plan on showing a few things I think people might be surprised about including a post on that generated over $4,000.00 in 1 day from an affiliate program that I have never disclosed before and nobody has ever even guessed.

Tell you what… if you want to take a guess at which single post on made over $4,000.00 in one day the first person to guess correctly wins $50.00 paypal. You have until the end of today. Just post guess urls in comments. I will give you a hint and tell you it was an affiliate program.

You can see the full schedule here (yes my name is spelled wrong). Unless they got someone named Jeremy Shoemaker to speak on it….

edit: comments closed, winner will be announced on monday when I get back. Great guesses!

By Jeremy Schoemaker

Jeremy "ShoeMoney" Schoemaker is the founder & CEO of ShoeMoney Media Group, and to date has sold 6 companies and done over 10 million in affiliate revenue. In 2013 Jeremy released his #1 International Best selling Autobiography titled "Nothing's Changed But My Change" - The ShoeMoney Story. You can read more about Jeremy on his wikipedia page here.

105 thoughts on “Smart Ways To Monetize Your Blog”
  1. I have 2 presentations.

    1 for if its being video and 1 if its not. I wont disclose some things on video that I would just speaking to a room of people. I should probably just play this one safe 😉

    Btw good guess on eBay in general but nope =(

  2. nope this blog has never made more then 30k per month. No worries though…. most people are confused and think this blog is all I do =P

  3. Looking forward to the expo, I signed up to view your presentation. I’m sure you’ll impress 🙂

  4. Hi.

    $4,000 for a single day is great, especially if you don’t own the product and can’t handle with all the customer support! I guess it can be a high dollar ticket.

  5. I am going to take a wild guess here –

    Here’s my thinking.

    You posted a nice post about selling domains for charity. You have double digit unique visitors every day. A large percentage of them clicked on this link.

    I bet you redirected to eBay using your affiliate link, planting a cookie on everyone’s machine (and if you didn’t – then why not?)

    Then with time, some of those people made purchases on eBay normally, not even knowing that they have your aff link planted in their cookies.

  6. I think most of the guesses are too obvious since he said “from an affiliate program that I have never disclosed before and nobody has ever even guessed. ”

    Amazon, for example, everyone knows Amazon links on blogs are affiliate links. And if someone is specifically making a post about the best affiliate program and things like that, I would think they are making money off it. Has to be something more obscure.

  7. He said that he had never mentioned the program, can you break it down for us like whether it was in October or any of the previous posts?

  8. If it was botw one, then chris was fast in answering that…. lol

    Anyways if not, then i stick with my answer that i gave earlier.

  9. I was just looking at Kontera today, too. Other than one miracle $9,000 month, Adsense has never really provided a large amount of monetization for my sites. I’m thinking will need to plan for some ad spaces when I have it redesigned.

  10. Funny nobody said this yet but it was probably one of the “Next Internet Millionaire” posts.

  11. That is why I need to be at pubcon. I need to get the “not recorded”/not for general audience info 😉

  12. I thought it was already disclosed somewhere that the Tshirt one Al mentioned was an affiliate post?

    Or did you mean it hadn’t been disclosed on this site that it was an aff thing?

  13. I guess its the post you made about your site which sells products for under a dollar from eBay.

  14. My guess is the ebay one buck one, though I think you could have made a pretty penny if the bodog ones were monteized.

  15. Was it the post where you promoted Best of the Web with your Shoemoney code so people can save 5%?

  16. Name spelled wrong?

    I feel your pain! Nobody every spells Edmondson correctly. Although my primary blog is at I gave up on relying on people to spell it correctly, and use a simpler:…

    Spelling your name wrong though? That’s ridiculous!


    Brian T. Edmondson

  17. to be honest I never saw him post that he made money on the blog. i thought this was just a hobby during free time at the 9-5.

  18. That’s great! Have a fun time @ the blog conference! 😀

    I guess the Million dollar wiki page.

  19. You should definitely do a video post on this one Shoe. I’m looking forward to what you think about it.

  20. […] outdone, Shoemoney has finally given us a clue as to what his blog pulls in per month. According to this post Jeremy made just under $30k in October from his […]

  21. not sure if someone said this yet, but what about the Pubcon in vegas, you had to have inspired people to spend the money to sign up there?

  22. couldn’t have been that, money from that site take to long to roll in… but its kind of residual because the more things people buy–over a buck— the more commissions he makes. Pretty cool because he (or other ebay affiliate marketers) make commissions on all of the wins from the visits of the below a buck site. Did I get that right?

  23. To all you Americans – Don’t you ever get bored of bragging about how much money you’ve made/got/spent etc. It’s so monotonous……….

  24. i meant 30k overall. i was surprised that you actually replied to my question – this shows that you are not spoiled yet, very good. will you go to affililiate summit in vegas in feb? hope you meet you there. i ll bring you a tshirt from my country hehe 🙂

  25. Lol.. people posting the same link as those before 😛 He said he’d send $50.00 by papal to the first person … so if you are second or third then there’s really not a reason to guess 😀

    “Plus this is the first every Blogworld Expo” – typo 😉

  26. Heh, if I could make 4k in a day I’d be one happy bunny.

    Been reading this blog for a while and finally decided to post; I’ll be contacting you soon about one of those Free Shirt Fridays though as I think it would give my blog a decent traffic boost… 😀

  27. Haha yeah Nathan i saw people using the link of BOTW about in 7 comments 😀
    If it was, then Jeremy would give it to 1st person..

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