Our blog questions weekly series has really taken off…. surprisingly ;). Sometimes getting over 10,000 views!

But we seem to always get the same questions submitted…

So I would like to take open questions that we will answer in video’s please comment below and we will get to them. You can ask me ANYTHING you want. Test me!

Here are 90% of the questions we get now…

If you had to start over again what would you do? – I have answered this atleast 20 times on the blog.

Can I get access to link control? – Sorry right now link control is closed off until early spring. Please understand this is a tool for very high end affiliate marketers and while it might seem “cool” to have an account we are only giving accounts to people who will actively use it. Its currently proccessing over 2000 hits a second on average and that is plenty for us to build out cool new features. We will be rolling it out to the general public on schedule in q2 of this year. Automated features will be implemented by q4 of this year.

Where can I buy a ShoeMoney Shirt? – Sorry I broke our old store a while back but we will be putting it up soon. Its something we need to get going cause we were selling hundreds a month. I will let you know when its up. Trust me ;).

So please submit yours!

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.

80 thoughts on “You haz questions?”
  1. What do you think about using AdSense on a blog versus regular banner advertisements? What typically brings in more money?

  2. OK here’s a quirky question for you, would you run around a busy city centre with only a pair of shoemoney.com underpants on?
    I guess what I’m asking is what is the most leftfield thing you have done to promote your blog?

  3. Who do you think will dominate the internet/television market in 5 years now that TV’s are integrating netflix, hulu, google tv, etc? Also related…will gaming consoles like Wii get killed by these new internet/television services?

  4. Whats the most effective way to generate quality traffic to an opt-in page? So far, I’m seeing PPC as the best but would something like PPV or SEO work better?

  5. Are you still interested in the shoemoneysucks.com domain? I remember a post of yours from a few years back talking about …sucks.com domains and how some guy had yours. Anyway, I was checking domains a couple months ago and on a whim ran shoemoneysucks.com and was surprised to see it available. Registered it quickly, though upon further investigation noticed it had expired a month or two before. So either your critics weren’t too observant or you just don’t have very many to begin with (two good things, I would say).

    So is it something you still would want? I just have it parked.

  6. What are some of the concepts in ShoeMoney playbook that you still haven’t discussed in public?

  7. As an affiliate, is it best to link directly to a product’s sales landing page or to an article you have written (e.g. a review) of that product? The reason I ask is…

    1. Going straight to the landing page gets far more click-throughs, but the visitor is not well pre-sold, so conversion rates are probably lower
    2. Going to the review article might presell well, but lots of visitors then don’t click through. You probably have a higher conversion rate, but far fewer visitors to the landing page.

    Although I’ve been experimenting with both approaches, my traffic isn’t big enough to gather really meaningful comparison data. Whereas I’m pretty sure yours is πŸ˜‰

    So what’s your experience on this one?


  8. Shoe- I look forward to the updates evey week. I would love to hear more on the business of business ala setting up the biz as a LLC,C or S Corp. and that whole paying tax thing. Who do you use to take of the that stuff that can kill your soul but is needed to keep the IRS off your back.
    P.S. big thanks to your staff for the speed in taking my questions. Love the Shoe System by the way.

    1. I’ve picked some really useful stuff from this blog since I started following. Looking forward to more of your interesting content.

  9. What’s the first, and the most important in your book, advice that you can give a newbie affiliate?

  10. What’s your take on outsourcing and how do you go about finding the right people to do some of the work for you? I was just wondering if I’d be able to get quality help on a limited budget.

  11. Your free seo report is really cool. I was just surprised that you came up with a service like that after you said that SEO’s dead.

  12. How would you simplify running a successful business? I mean, things must get crazy sometimes if you have multiple income streams. So how do you manage everything and still have some personal time?

  13. I thought Link Control can help level the playing field. How is that possible if only high-end affiliate marketers only?

  14. You mentioned in a previous post that Free SEO Report is doing extremely well, better than expected actually. What do you think are the reasons for its success?

  15. Elite Retreat has always been a success. Have you considered organizing a somewhat similar event for newbies in the industry?

  16. What’s the craziest thing you have done to promote a product or service? And how do you improve your rankings if you don’t do SEO?

  17. I have only been a recent fan of the Shoemoney blog and I just want to get one thing straight: Is it true that you are making millions on internet marketing?

    1. As I see it, making money on the Internet requires total commitment and takes a great deal of time and effort. It’s not going to happen overnight, and it’s not easy. However, if you take the time to educate yourself and plan each step very carefully, you can definitely make a nice income online. Enough said. Time for a beer.

  18. I recently launched a new web site and submitted it to popular search engines, mainly Google, Yahoo! as well as Bing, but haven’t received the first visitor. Is there something I’m missing here? S.O.S, Shoe! (Save our site!)

    1. I think I can handle this one, Shoe. The best thing I can recommend is this — get your link(s) on as many web sites as you possibly can. The more links you have pointing to your web site, the more traffic you’ll receive. Now start linking!

    2. You can also achieve the same result by writing articles and allowing them to be freely published with your bylines.

  19. I’d like to have my own product that I would like to market on the Internet soon but I have no idea where to start. Can you give me some advice? Best wishes from Indiana. πŸ˜›

  20. Is it just me or does anybody else think that the LOLCATS fever has overtaken the Shoemoney blog?

  21. I don’t have a product but I’d really like to learn how to market and make money on the Internet. I’m a complete newbie and have no idea where to start. Can you please help, Jeremy?

    1. Follow up questions on this: Do you think Google is discounting links from blogs that are not using nofollow? And, do you think that site owners that disable nofollow are completely killing their sites from an SEO perspective?

  22. Your marketing efforts will play a major role in your success. Whether you’re marketing your web site, products or services, you need a strategy. Plan your work then work your plan and everything will fall into place. Isn’t that the way to go, Shoe?

  23. When are you planning to post updates for this year’s Humongo Nation tour? Thanks in advance!

  24. If you have a brand new site with a new domain, what 5 Internet marketing necessities would you do right away to set yourself above the competition?

    1. These are great tips I came across while browsing an open Q & A thread the other day:

      1. Develop a USP that actually made my offering unique. Do not clone old competing stuff – take advantage of new trends and technology.

      2. Strong domain name that matched my keywords or otherwise sounded exceptionally credibile.

      3. Deep keyword research to help set up the internal site architecture.

      4. Sweet site design and copy. Make sure pages are not too heavily aligned against the keywords like some obviously SEOed pages are.

      5. Pay for a usability or conversion review.

      6. Do basic link building using some of the major directories and niche directories.

      7. Publish a blog AND write for other publications in the same market.

      8. Create at least a couple different linkbait ideas – the more social interaction that is involved the better.

      9. Watch indexing trends and verify that junk pages are not getting indexed.

  25. I moved my web domain from a standard http://www using a 301 redirect and removed the www so it just reads http://. All my backlinks are pointing to the original and I’d really like to know if this is going to be an issue regarding organic optimization. Kudos for the advice.

  26. I just want to know what you think about setting up sites for the purpose of building links naturally (where maybe you couldn’t for a corporate site), then redirecting further down the road. How effective do you think this is today, and how effective do you think this will be in the future?

  27. I’ve been thinking about getting into PPC again. I started over a year ago, was doing fine, then got screwed with that whole quality score thing, got frustrated and ultimately gave up. Anyway, I understand that it’s all about testing and tweaking, I’m fine with that. My question is, how do you determine when it’s time to give up on a campaign?

    1. I’d like to share four items here: a.) Buy brand related queries if possible.
      b.) Build a site with organic trust. c.) Use tight keyword groups. d.) Keep in mind that if you get anywhere near break even you might be just a few more tweaks away from great profits.

  28. Finally! This is one query I’d like to get over with once and for all. Is PR distributed evenly amongst a page’s outbound links? Or do off-domain links contain a bigger boost than in-domain links?

  29. If a large percentage of people are coming to your blog because of a post that represents a sub-niche should you accept and re-focus creating new content around that sub-niche? Should that be a short-term strategy and try to slowly expand from there? Or should you create content that defines broader boundaries and explains much of what happens in the sub-niche?

  30. If Barbie is so popular, why do you have to buy her friends? Just kidding. Superb post as usual, Shoe!

  31. Jeremy, which one of these do you give most importance? List Building, Copy Writing or
    Traffic Generation?

  32. I don’t think there is a singular relevant answer here. Like I do well mostly with blogging, answering email, but never put much effort into “list building”. Others do it another way. Where you should spend your time depends on where you feel you can add the most value, where you feel you can extract the most value, and what you enjoy doing.

  33. Which is the most reliable keyword research tool, free or paid that provides keyword research data over the last 12 months? Thanks.

  34. In your experience does a .net exact keyword match domain carry as much weight as a .com exact match domain? Or it doesn’t matter really at all?

  35. How important do you think it is to be integrated/linked in your topical community? Will off-topic linkbaits and links from general authority sites be enough to rank most sites?

  36. What do you think is the best theme for a wordpress blog? Genesis, Thesis, WooThemes, or something else? I’m kind of struggling with a new site I’m working on. Thanks Shoe!

  37. Hey shoe,

    How can I better reach my target demo (facebook page owners) in order to tell them about my online course that teaches all about facebook pages from how to properly set them up to how to get cheap $0.02 click. Any tips would help.

  38. How do I research niche keywords? A quick guide on keyword research would be super handy to have. Also, when are you moving downtown?

  39. What is your take on major brands such as JC Penney’s getting caught buying links in mass and downgraded manually while many competitors do the same but Google has yet to manually downgrade their listings?

  40. Dang! Please have some new designs of your shoemoney shirt. I’m sure a lot of people like me who already have the white one would buy. πŸ˜‰

  41. Wow – there are going to be a lot of videos over the next few months/years lol.

    Please can we have a video tour of your shoemoney offices and meet some of your staff???


  42. Do you think matt cutts is looking out for the interests of the hard working webmaster that writes quality content or has googles best interest at heart when he gives SEO advice?

    BMW, Ricoh, JCPenny all showed that the best way to rank for multiple competitive terms is to do exactly when google frowns upon. Buying Links!

  43. I have tried to purchase the system tonight and it is saying that my e-mail is not valid so I set up a new e-mail with yahoo, this one and it still won’t let me submit and purchase any advice?

  44. I think I will become a great follower.Just want to say your article is striking. The clarity in your post is simply striking and i can take for granted you are an expert on this subject.

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