Episode 15: Interview with the HotDogMan

Episode 10 - Earn Money Online - Interview with Rob Merlino the HotDogMan

At the most recent Affiliate Summit Convention in Las Vegas, I was interviewed by the HotDogMan. He was conducting interviews with people and wanting to know if they put ketchup on their hot dogs. I was intrigued that this guy was just walking around the show floor with a video camera and tripod and interviewing tons of famous people as well as other show attendees right there in the middle of the convention.

Some of the people he popped the question to was Bruce Clay, DK, Erick Thomas, Jim Kukral, John Chow, Jon Spoelstra, Kirk Taylor, Matthew Lesko, Missy Ward, Shawn Collins, Shoe Money, Tricia Meyer, Wade Tonkin and many others.

You can watch his video from Affiliate Summit Below

He was having a great time and you could tell that he was very passionate about what he was doing. But I didn’t know why he was there. I just had to know his story and find out what he was up to so I asked him to do an interview with me.

He told me about his exiting life of running a hot dog truck business but unfortunately was unable to continue due to health issues and was forced to sell his business.

He started a blog called hotdogstories.com and thehotdogtruck.com where he blogged about the business and started making money from selling his information and placing affiliate links to related products and services on his website.

He also created a website dedicated about how to start a hot dog business at howtostartahotdogbusiness.com. What a great idea!

It is a really amazing story and he has a lot going on. I can only imagine he will get a cable tv show soon. He was very laid back and it was nice to hang out with him during the conference.

He is also one lucky man and took home a sizable winning just prior to leaving the convention! What a great trip.

Make sure to check out his websites, they are inspiring and really gives you an idea of what you can do when blogging and making money online by following your passions.



{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Gary Roberts May 10, 2012 at 4:24 pm

Website not yet but have the domain for one if I decide I want to use it.
When you are recording your videos please do not lean on your left arm
when your left arm is on the stool or chairl. We lose half of your head.LOL
I think I lost half of my head and mind when I started wanting to work from
home to replace income from a poor Real Estate Market. Watching on Roku
how great is that internet TV. Just finished in 5 months 193 programs of the Fox show 24. God Bless and keep up the good job on trying to help us newbies get started.


Bryan May 24, 2012 at 6:42 pm

Thanks for the tips! Yeah, I am constantly looking to improve my videos. Thanks for watching the shows!



Jack Andrew June 3, 2012 at 9:44 pm

I agree with the above comments by Gary Roberts. I have watched plenty of movies and TV shows. Think like a cameraman Bryan, you are the director, actor, star and video cameraman of every video clip you do. Is the picture composed right. Think of what goes into making a good scene from a movie or TV show. I’ve noticed that even in movies that are more than 80 years old (the black and white movies) that the cameraman gets down to the face level of the person he is picture shooting, be it a child or an adult. I am not an expert, all I know is what I’ve seen on picture shows.


Bryan June 6, 2012 at 10:13 pm

Yes, I have to agree with you. I have a lot to learn when it comes to producing these videos and will always be working to improve the show quality in all aspects. Thanks for the feedback!


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