ShoeMoney at Blog World Expo 08
Where did you start?
– Created a mobile phone site to get format for phones, upload pictures, share pictures, etc. Then ring tones, then Google AdSense (did $130K in one month with AdSense), then affiliate marketing, then Pay Per Click, then writing about his own experience, then a marketing company.
How long did this all take you?
15 years of hard work – the last 5 years have been profitable. When I wasn’t trying to make money, it really started happening. It’s the little things you never thought would work that make money. You need to be passionate about it, do something you like…
Advice for get-rich-quick schemes?
If the people are trying to sell you the dream of being rich but they aren’t really doing anything, be skeptical. See this video about making money quickly online.
Write good content over time about something you know about, something you believe in. The Equation for Success:
Hard work + Time + Passion + Good Content = Recipe for Success!
Why Blog World Expo?
It’s AWESOME! What a great way to get to know companies and how you can work with them. Get a break on their product to test it out. Get the contact information, meet people, get their card so you can follow up with them. It’s inexpensive, phenominal content and speakers, the people you meet at conferences that you talk with are easier to remember.
Why Google Sucks?
Did he really say “Google Sucks!”? It’s all about writing for readers, not writing for Google. Too many people just put content on their site to make money and not provide good, quality content.
Google doesn’t actually suck, it’s that people write for Google and not for quality content – WRITE FOR READERS! Just keep in mind QUALITY CONTENT! “Google saved my life…” If it takes saying “Google Sucks” to get people to realize they need to write good stuff, I’ll say Google Sucks to make a point!