Moderated by Drew BennettStephanie Agresta, John Chow, Neil Patel, and myself were on the Big Money Blogger panel. There were some great questions posed to us:

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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.

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  1. […] was a panel and featured many big name bloggers, John Chow, Stephanie Agresta, Neil Patel and Jeremy Shoemoney and Ben Spark as the Moderator. Not only was this a collection of some very well know people, but […]

  2. I didn’t realize, until seeing the video (as opposed to the stream) that the chat was seen on such big monitors on stage… they told us later in the chat, but I thought it was still seen offstage (not to the audience).

    They should have warned the chat members beforehand, heh, or had some sort of warning somewhere.

    Anyhow, the panel session was actually pretty good. Neil’s a funny guy!

      1. I would have to agree – it was nice to see everyone being candid. Not too formal, but still informative!

  3. Remember rule #465 and its similar sister Rule # 662: if its on the internet it will be seen, found, and exposed at the very worst time it can be exposed. Oh and it will be taken out of context!
    What came out of the the the panel was that you are writing for your audience while at the same time staying true to yourself. But this can be a hard balance.

    Even Tom Clancy said that you get paid to write not what you want but what the people want to read and are willing to buy. In this case monetizing blogs is writing to an audience in hopes that they will buy into what you are selling. AKA brand and separating yourself from the pack.

    Although, since there are only about 5-7 personality types and millions of people on the internet, it doesn’t seem that it would be that difficult to find people who like your blogging personality. At this point it becomes a numbers game. Find as many people who like your personality and keep them.

    We have to remember that this is a relationship and with any relationship there is a give and take.

  4. Big Money Blogger = one of the biggest oxymorons on the Internet… It’d be easier to start a new free webmail service from scratch…

  5. Fantastic Video

    There is nothing I love more than hearing a success story!

    Inspires me every time.


  6. Why was John Chow there? I could have been more interesting than him 🙂

    He just repeated everything he said in the opening and then repeated what shoe said?

    1. It was interesting to hear him talk about how the blog started though… that the URL was essentially nothing for a long time before he even added any content.
      And as for what he had for lunch – I’m sure he’ll post pics when he gets back home 🙂

    2. idk I just think John Chow is played out… Dont get me wrong hes a success story and I give him congrats on making it big but when I think of his site now I think of recycled information, pictures of his dinner, and recaps of what he made in a month.

  7. Great video, very inspiring, it just make you want to blog everyday. Can’t wait to watch some more videos

  8. That rocked, great info from all of you. I noticed frequent mention of the personal touch, which is perhaps where I’m going wrong. Great advice.

  9. None of you 4 wanted to make any money from your blogs 😛
    jeremy how much do you make out of these days ?

    1. he posted some statistics some time ago and if I remember right, he was making over 30k per month in the last year’s months. If I have to guess, I think this blog’s revenue will be over 400k this year.

        1. I doubt he spends even 20% of that. That’s the great thing about the internet. The expenses say fairly low even when income skyrockets.

  10. Excellent panel Jeremy!,

    For a new Affiliate Marketer and blogger like me, the IZEAFest was a total eye-opener to the possibilities for talented dedicated people like yourself and the other panelists.

    You, Neil Patel, John Chow and all of the others were great! Respectfully, Nicholas

  11. Great participation – what were you looking over at over on the far left (of you) several times ?

    I liked your analysis of Twitter and keeping their proverbial secret sauce in order to become the telco of IM 2.0 …


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  13. Give a man a fish, he’ll eat it. Teach the man how to fish, he’ll steal it.
    So which would you pick? The first option is greedy… the second one is very nice, but you’ll lose your business… hmm..

  14. Jeremy, having never heard your story before, I appreciated knowing you are human after all. Your honesty was refreshing and hearing you speak was one of the highlights of the IzeaFest event for me.

  15. GREAT Q&A, I was paying close attention until the last 30 seconds when Neil started talking about how his dad stumbled upon his blog, then I just started laughing…I can see my dad doing something like that, if I posted stuff like that haha!!

  16. For the record the tattoo guy Shoe mentioned will tattoo for money. It’s about $1,500 per.

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