ShoeMoney In Business Week

by Jeremy Schoemaker on July 16, 2007 · 142 comments

ShoeMoney BusinessweekI had like 18 emails in my inbox this morning congratulating me on the business week article… only I had no idea what they were talking about. Then after looking at web refers I found this article on the top money making blogs on the internet. They not only mention this blog in the article but also AuctionAds and Nextpimp. Very cool!

I am really really proud to be mentioned in the same breath as the other bloggers on there. Very cool to see my friend Darren Rowse profiled as the one of the 14 bloggers chosen for this also ;)

You can read the article here

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About the author...

– who has written 2895 posts on

Jeremy "ShoeMoney" Schoemaker is the founder & CEO of the ShoeMoney Blog, Elite Retreat Internet Conference, & the PAR Program. In 2013 Jeremy released his #1 Amazon Best selling Autobiography titled "Nothing's Changed But My Change" - The ShoeMoney Story. Jeremy currently lives in Lincoln Nebraska with his wife and 2 daughters.

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1 Abhijeet

Wow, congrats Shoemoney, You rock! and just to let you know – I am already enjoying loads of $$ through AuctionAds, thanks to you!

2 Ashwin

Nice one Shoemoney. Auction ads is great!

3 Bill Hartzer

Congrats on being mentioned–the more people like you are mentioned in the mainstream press the better!

4 CarlM

Very nice.. and they even spelled your name correctly(?), the ultimate sign of quality :)

5 nario

The siteinfo tool is no more available?

6 Viral Electronics

Congrats man. I read Shoemoney and both everyday. You give some of the best and deffantly the most honest tips on the net. I belive one of the reasons your so popular is that your totaly honest with people and not shoving constant sales piches down your visitors throats.

7 Bridge for Sale

wow what a article! good for you jeremy 20,000 uniques a day wow thats allot of traffic I bet you must make hundreds a day from auction ads a day!

8 website copywriter

Props for the well-deserved recognition, Shoe!

9 Deron

Very nice! Congrats!

10 Ginene

Congratulations!!! I can’t wait until you hit Forbes list. I know you will. I’ll say you’ll make that list in about 10 years. 7/16/2017. I am sure each year your income will just double. Congrats again!

11 Barry Schwartz


12 andrew

I’ve never had a complaint about you Shoe, until now. Auction ads is down and your making blog posts!?

A principle i have always believed in is that it is much more valuable to retain a customer than it is to gain new customers. I would focus on satisfying the existing auctionAders by making sure that the site stays up.

It really is a great program, but it can’t go down!

13 Matt

That’s huge JS. Congratulations! Very, very cool.

14 HH

that’s a nice lists of people having a nice life

15 Webanalyticsbook

$12k is 3% of your companies revenue? Did they get the numbers from Bootmoney?

16 Jeremy Steele

Congrats! Please let us know how much traffic that brings in :P

17 tantan

very nice!, congrats !
You shown the proof.

18 jim

Congrats dude, some of those bloggers ar emaking a lot more than i thought…

19 Grayson De Ritis

Nice! Good stuff, Shoe

20 ouchs

Congratulations Shoemoney! Thanks for the inspiration!

21 Joeychgo

I thought you knew! Congrats Man!

22 doolally

The story is about revenue from blogging the $12k/m is just from this blog.

23 Irv Robinson

Congrats! I hope my blog will get as big as yours, even though mine focuses on the automotive industry :)

24 Brent

Yeah congrats Jeremy, what a cool surprise! Good to see you posting frequently again. The guest posts are cool, but they definately aren’t like reading a genuine Shoemoney post.

25 Paul Bradish

Congrats Shoe!

26 CPA Affiliates

WOW man thats awesome. It is always an honor to get a major plug from a newsmedia source! Congrats!

27 drubee

damn, thats great.. good on ya mate

28 cooliojones

Congrats to you Shoe! I want to make it in a magazine within a year…

29 Blogging the Movie

Great news man. But are you ready to be in a movie? a documentary about bloggers?

30 Glenn -- Write for Blogs

Way to go man. Better believe all the equity guys saw that one!

The story echoes the advice we see over and over from bloggers who’ve made it: Don’t give up. The most common mistake that bloggers who hope to turn pro make is quitting too soon. Don’t we all want to believe that one!

31 sandossu

Congrats, Shoemoney. Oh, and i was one of those that sent you emails about AuctionAds :)

32 Brandon

Congrats SM, you deserve it.

33 Hone

Michelle Malkin claims to be running her blogs at a loss even though she gets 220,000 page views per day.

It’s because of her powerful servers you see.

Sounds like a bit of a tax dodge to me.

34 Michael Fultz

Keep up the good work!!! You’ve earned it! Now, mabye they’ll give you a free subscription! Then again, mabye they’ll give you one of those clock radio thingies.. no that’s Time.. mabye a free ball gag? No, that’s some S&M magazine.. oh, I forgot its name.. I’ve got a copy around here somewhere.. oh, in the bathroom.. I’ll be back.. in like an hour or so…

35 Funny t shirts

Congrats on the new exposure (not like you need it though, lol)

36 CatherineL

Congratulations. It’s great that many bloggers are achieving celebrity status.

37 Fable

Congrats on the Business Week article, Shoemoney! :)


38 Ali

Congrats Man!

39 Peter

I’d like to know how you can possibly make $12000 a month from your visitors. I been entertaining 8000 uniques a day for 5 years – this week I made $0.45!

Have you ever posted on how you do this?

40 Virgin

Congrats Jeremy, you deserve it. I was shocked to find out how much Perez Hilton makes monthly.

41 Street Attack

congradulations….well done!

42 Jeba

Congratulations shoemoney.. Great going.. All the best for your future plans :-).

43 SonicReducer

It’s always cool when the mainstream media notices our little world. Nice work.

44 Ed

Hey Jeremy thanks for sharing that with us, it really has inspired me a great deal.

45 Todd

Yeah there’s the blog world and then theres the mainstream media world, thats a whole different bucket of traffic to monetise ;)

46 Travel Notebook

Great article, congrats man.

47 adamz


Granted you work harder than anyone I know to be recoginized,which is most likley the reason you had been selected. The squeeky wheel! Honestly your gross revenue is not a big deal in our industry nor is how your co has grown in the past 2 years. I can site 20 co’s with fewer than 5 employee’s that have grown 3 times your co’s growth in the same period.

Anyway congrats on the stride..Not bad for a turkey neck..


Congratulations! I just finished the article, and it is well done to say the least!

49 Webanalyticsbook

Uppss…missed the month in the article! Congrats Shoe!

50 andrew

Even with a ctr of .5% you would be making more than 2 dollars a month. Blend your ads better.

51 Joeychgo

Absolutely! The squeeky wheel aways gets the grease!!

52 TheHostHunter

Yeah that’s what they said. Their math suggests Shoe is pulling ins 400k/month total. Wowza! :)

53 Rogers Place

yes the business article was nicely written.

54 jms

not sure shoe is, but are you ready to be hacked??? sort it out…

55 androo

congrats…! next you need to make the cover!

56 Coop

Just curious Shoe,
If you only spend 30 min. writing for your blog…What do you do with the rest of your day?


57 Leonid Shalimov

Just read the article. Congratulations. Really good stuff, you deserve it:).

58 Bloggrrl

I found this blog due to that article, and I’m glad I did. Good for you!

59 Paul.

I read it as well. Good times and free promos.

60 webd360

Congratulations! That is an awesome accomplishment.

61 Clara Franks

Don’t you have a adorable little girl and an amazing wife??? Then why do all of your “work trip” pictures include yourself with hot chicks!! Just something I was pondering…..~Clara

62 Mark Hankins

Big congrats! You and Markus Frind are my heroes right now.

63 Martin

Congratulations, man! You’re my inspiration.

64 Urbanist

Awesome! And here I was, proud of something I am working on getting featured in Pronet Advertising :) You’re a pimp, what can I say?

65 bob

Cool info if anybody else wants to proof that they are making money online you can prove it at

66 Pat


67 tom huveners


250k / month, damn

68 jim

That’s unbelievable but whatever, if she ever gets audited then the truth will come out. :)

69 Jaime

Congratulations! Nice job!!
Your blog has been so usefull

70 Taste Like Crazy

I actually found your site because of that article.

71 Gecko Tales

When they mention the blogs making the least amount of money maybe I’ll make the cut.

72 Leonid Shalimov

Also, you must be getting crazy promotion from that. Great inbound link haha. Congrats again. Tons of comments.

73 CMS

Congrats to you ShoeMoney, you always making it on the covers! :)

74 Freebies

Hey, any type of publicity is good, right?! Congrats on being picked, even if you didn’t know about it ahead of time :)

75 Jason

Yeah. Looks like they just ganked a photo from your site and went to town. Was a great slide show of articles. Congratulations on the inclusion!

This is my first visit to your blog. A new reader you have.

76 greg

Because he’s smart, and has a very cool wife.

77 kalen

this is my first time reading your blog but i’m liking what i’m seeing so far :) pretty cool about that article, you celeb you!

78 Deelip

Hello, congratulation.
I thought johnchow earns more than you, but I didnt even see him in the list.

79 Deelip

Its pretty hard to believe.
She should at least put some ads for that loss amounts if not for profit.

80 Sucesso Financeiro

Congrats. What a great work this guys do! Wow. I hope someday get around that value in a week =] Thanks for the tips in the other article. :mrgreen:

81 B.Durant

Congratulations. It’s always cool to get exposure, especially on a scale like that.


Since posting the first time, this article has surfaced in my inbox 20 times over. It has taken on a life of its own!

83 Mick

Just saw the Business Week article and decided to take a look at the sites mentioned. Yours is new to me. One comment only:

Learn the difference between “there” and “their” fcol.

84 Pedro Sardinha

Congrats :)
AuctionAds was really an amazing idea :)

85 Tele-Millionaire?

I’ve been watching your for a while and have loved your blog. Your clear writing and no-nonsense “everyday” approach to blogging and writing has helped me alot. You truly deserve the publicity. Thanks again for all your work.

86 Small Biz Blog

That is so awesome! I can’t imagine the feeling of discovering that. It kind of set the mood for the rest of the day, huh?

87 Chris Jones

I read the article and discovered your site as a result. I am a fellow blogger, and your story is a real inspiration. Nice work!

88 printnpost

Ok..I had a good laugh today..i was trying to explian making money online and adsense to a friend and brought up your site nextpimp and my friend was like..O yeah, I use that site!…he followed with my sister told me about it!.

Need I say more! :)

89 Freebies

I’m confused. Who got hacked now?

90 Rick

Dude i remember the old days when you just had google check and some before and after pictures – now BusinessWeek!.. Shoemoney is making the big time now!

Although i dont think BW is post worthy since they didnt send a t-shirt.. rules are rules



A worthy article no doubt, now if Shoemoney would only be so kind as to divulge the tools he uses to parse and import his 200,000 long keyword lists into google adwords editor…buwawawawah!

92 Stuart Hannig

Wow, congrats are in order.

93 yanni

I wish my site would earn half what you earn!


I think there is an error in the article. I don’t think Jeremy makes $12k only from this blog. 20,000 uniques/day is only 600,000/month. I just don’t buy it. Considering Jeremy didn’t know he was going to be in the article, I think the figures are incorrect… as far as revenue just from But, maybe I’m wrong… anyone want to validate the article’s claim? ahem… :)

95 Ouchs

that’s really a great accomplishment

96 Ouchs

i think the girls what a apict with Shoe :)

97 Ouchs

try thousands/a day

98 Ouchs

wow you need to diversify your revenue on your site! .45/day is way too damn low for 8000 uniques a day!

99 Ouchs

i bet lots of people who come across this article will be inspired to make money online like you

100 The Dino

Nice to be there in this mag. That is just pitty that they dont give you free backlink.

101 Joeychgo

I would suspect it would be more venture capitolists and larger companies looking to improve their online presence seeking him out then individuals. That Magazine isnt read by your average Joe

102 macewan

well, guess that answered our question.

103 macewan

The Daily Show is getting ready to start so I’ll keep it short by saying hats off to you and congratulations.


104 lori Smith

Hi . I’m inspired. I am a virgin blogger. My blog just went live. ANd I have a know in my stomach! I feel like I don’t really know my blog yet..and it doesn’t know me , but we definately want to hook up!! I’m coming back to your site alot to learn as much as I can. Thanks for sharing what you know. That’s a wonderful thing.

lori smith

105 ciken

Congratulations!! Shoe..You’re the King!

106 the 60 second daily money tip

Congratulations – I found out about your blog from Lots of great articles to read.


107 Paul.

They left out a lot of blogs that are better than some that were mentioned.


Congrats on your exposure. Which is the best method of making money from your blog, if I don’t want too many ads on my site?

109 Joseph

You Rocks! check rocks!

110 aRo`

i’m sure the figures are incorrect.

it’s really great for him, you really could see a spike in his feeds subscription :)

111 eTown Landlord

Big congrats on the biz week article. I was away on vacation and looking forward to reading it.

112 Study Guide

You are not #1 there though, kind of disappointing. But then again, you don’t earn the real money by blogging anyway.

113 Nathan Hannig

Jeez that picture is showing up everywhere, I wish I could hold it now :)


I cant believe this article is still circulating around the net. I have probably seen it on 15 blogs, and of course, I added it to mine!

115 Grivon

Lol, ready for the personal privacy barrier to be broken shoe?! You’re becoming a celebrity! Agreed that you have a cool wife though, it’s not everyday that women are so trusting! congrats!!

116 Joeychgo

LOL – and it will show up for awhile still.

117 Michael Fultz

Thanks for giving blogging a good rep!

118 BloggingDosh

Nice One! Your really deserve this coverage

119 printnpost

WHO HOOO!..Just made my 1st Adzoogle sale! Thanks shoe for the motivation to get me started!…

120 Chris

hehe.. always that same picture again :)

121 Nick Sullivan

That’s awesome. Congratulations (hate the abreviation of congrats).

122 Gecko Tales

This is better than waking up to find that you have made bad news.

123 safesurfer

You should get a real-life printout of that legendary photo and put it somewhere in your living room. It has made history in the affiliate/webmaster community already.

124 $1000 Dollar Project

congrats on the good press and thanks for auctionads! i’m starting to reap the rewards too

125 Amanda

Congratulations! I have always loved your blog. I noticed that your link is not the “right” one. It should be
The BW slideshow section uses frames. I tryed to get them to fix it but they obviously haven’t. Sometimes I wonder why I even try…


Congratulations Jeremy


Congrats Jeremy !

128 QuarterWiki

who hack who?

129 QuarterWiki

Lol… I think Jeremy can handle himself.

130 QuarterWiki

Wait, isn’t Auction Ads his site?

131 Affiliate Marketing Podcast

Hopefully one day I’ll be in that list. ;)


132 Adam Holland

Congrats Jeremy !!!!

133 CatherineL

Pardon my ignorance, but what caused the hacking risk?

134 RacerX

I know SEO can be a dirty word..but gosh that picture has paid off! I bet it generated more traffic $ then the amount shown. Good for you!

135 Chris

that’s a great article–it’s still online–I’ve read it several times for motivation. congrats to you for being mentioned.

136 BeyondBANS

I wonder who got more reades – Business Week through the link on, or Shoe through the link on BusinessWeek?

137 Aron
138 Nate Hill

that must have been a pleasant suprise to wake up and find an article about you. congrats

139 bali villas

great auction

140 Wood Coffin

Hey admin, very informative blog post! Pleasee continue this awesome work..

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