Problogger – Secrets For Blogging a Six Figure Blog

by Jeremy Schoemaker on April 30, 2008 · 104 comments

Yesterday my copy of Problogger’s book – Secrets for Blogging Your Way to a Six-Figure Income arrived in the mail from Amazon! Now everyone knows I cant read a book so I would be lying if I said I have read the whole thing or am going to read the whole thing. But it has topped the stack of books for “on the can” reading and also “while cooking breakfast”.

My initial reaction thumbing through the book is that it looks pretty good. It looks to be a great walk through on everything from blogging software to getting started to finding profitable niches.

Actually I really like the chapter on finding profitable niches. There are some really good tips there.

Also it uses a lot of real world blogs to show case studies. I saw eMom Wendy in there…. hmm no mention of shoemoney (whats up d?). Its all good though.

The book is only $19 on amazon. Congratulations to Darren Rowse and Chris Garnett. Its been a really hard process for me writing the shoemoney playbook and I give major props to these busy guys getting this done!

I highly recommend buying this book.

full disclosure

About the author...

– who has written 2896 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.

Jason recommends you check out these amazing posts:

  1. conversion1 How 2 Split Tests Made Me Over $93,000
  2. twitterrich-20091020-085652 How I made 15,000.00 In 1 Month Just By Tweeting
  3. Failure-Poster I Am a Failure


1 AskTheAdmin | Karl Gechlik

So when can we expect the first in the ShoeMoney triliogy??

Warm geeky regards,


2 Google Tutor

mine is in the mail already, has to be some good bits in there

3 Netmeg

Heh; love the expression in the second picture…

4 Thiago Prado

is Daren paying you to advertise his book?

5 Chetan

Just the reading part is left :) I too received the book.

6 Web Marketeer

Have recently ordered a copy of this, so am happy to get your endorsement of this product. Your endorsement will definitely generate some more business for these nice people. Nice of you Shoe, am looking forward to the Shoemoney Playbook, consider the order placed!

7 Chetan

I am sure Darren isnt paying. Actually he deserves the reviews :)

8 Clog Money

This doesn’t exist on…. Annoying!

9 Website Reviews

Shoe, I am very much like you, there are only a few times a day I can sit down and read a book.. The Problogger book looks like a good one for the John J. Crapper rack!

10 Fitzillo

Who is Chris Garnett?? :)

11 Scott Fillmer

I love the second photo, that is hilarious… looks like you just figured out how to achieve world peace :)

12 Debo Hobo

Being a chick I of course am checking out your kitchen. I love the stainless steal fridge, did you polish that before photo time. LOL:)

I dig Darren, not sure I’m going to buy the book though.

13 Melvin

my problem is i live in phlippines and it takes months before it arrives

14 Sean W

Probably not Darren, but a company with a name of a big river may be.

15 Paul

I can’t believe your friend made you buy the book. I think I will have to pick up a copy.

16 Redlines

That look is priceless on your face. Are you sure there isn’t snuff pictures in there? Seriously though, I think I will probably purchase as throne reading material. props to Darren and Chris.

17 New Net Age

Definitely comes highly recommended. Have any other peeps here read this book?

18 Hypnosis Dude

It is a tiny bit annoying, however it only takes a few more days from the US. I’ll definately be getting a copy.

19 Clog Money

I don’t know why but I just don’t like buying things in a different currency when I’m not in the country. Makes me feel uneasy!

20 Clog Money

Unfortunately it’s not always such a small world after all… Now all I need to get my message across is a man made river and some freakish looking automatic dolls. Yes I can see it now….

21 gewinnspiel auto

Seems this book is really helpful. Willing to buy my copy. BTW i like your second picture :) your expression…..

22 Tamish Mehra

Not available in India ?

23 Michael D

Great to see folks in the blogging community authoring books. That should be motivation for others to hone their skills and write some good printable content.

The upstairs kitchen is much nicer than the one in the basement, all you need now is a swimming pool, and you’re set for the summer. :)

24 Jeff

I agree. Sweet fridge. I was looking at the plants on top of the cabinets. EVERYONE does that. In my condo, I have cabinets to the ceiling.

I’ll have to look into this book. I’m a bad novice blogger, so I could use the help!

25 Asia'h Epperson

I looked for a download copy from Amazon but couldn’t find one. Would be great if it becomes available in download or as a audio book.

26 Mayank

haha same here!

27 Hypnosis Dude

It’s a shame that the book isn’t available as a downloadable format. Looking on the problogger site there is a chapter that can be downloadable so that you can get a sense of what the book is like.

28 Samir

I’m looking forward to reading this book. I have a feeling that it will help even people that have been blogging for a while

29 Chetan

Available everywhere probably!

30 Mike1115

So what’s going on with your book? I’d buy that.

31 teamray

i brought the book. waiting for my copy

32 Darren Rowse

Thanks for the mention Jeremy – and for the pics. I’m still yet to hold one in my hands so it’s good to see it actually exists!

IN terms of those from outside the US wanting a copy there’s two options:

1. order from Amazon who ship to most places. I ordered a book last week and got it in 5 days here to Australia

2. it’ll have a global release and is expected to hit stores in most counties in 4-6 weeks. I’ve had one person in India tell me that he had success in ordering it from a bookstore there – they don’t have stock yet but are getting one in for him. He just gave them the ISBN number.

thanks again Jeremy

33 David Shaw

Good News Darren!!

I am waiting for mine to be delivered, will give it a little review on my site when I get the chance!

34 Terry Tay

Is that one of those antique books you’re holding? Like those things made out of paper? :-P You would think with the technology today you would be able to just download a book in digital form.

35 ShoeMoney

nope but I did use a aff link… i mean cmon ;)

36 Mike Huang

Maybe Mr. Shoemoney hasn’t been doing anything spectacular to get into the book? :P

You nkow I’m just messing.


37 Affiliate Confession

Okay, by the look on your face I’m convinced, I’ll get it.

38 Yiwu

OK…LOL,i brought the book. waiting for my copy

39 lawrence

All you people who are commenting here are probably not the most likely candidates to be buying/reading that book, as you already know all the basic “secrets”.

40 Chetan

Global release has made it a big hit, otherwise being just in a few countries would have sucked!

41 Tamish Mehra

One question Shoe – I checked out that JohnCow is making around 2500 from just over 100,000 pageviews .
How does he reach that much ?

42 Tamish Mehra

Yeah I am waiting for the Shoemoney Playbook ?
Please include some nude pics too .

43 Tamish Mehra

Yes i agree with that .
But i would be interested in reading shoemoney’s playbook .

44 Tamish Mehra

It would take atmost 2 weeks to get your copy .

45 Tamish Mehra

Thats a smart thing to do .

46 Tamish Mehra

you mean you bought it …….

47 New Net Age

Thanks to the internet and international mail, this book should be pretty much available anywhere!

48 Hypnosis Dude

I know what you mean – I used to feel like that, but it’s worth getting over it :)

49 Hypnosis Dude

That’s good to know, thanks. I don’t know if I can’t wait that long though. I think I’ll order a copy from the US

50 Clog Money

Very good news indeed. Thanks for the update Darren

51 Chetan

Heh that was some weird picture in the book that might have struck his eyes lol :p

52 raka

i trust u can be better clever blogger and richer :P


I’ll buy this book, i think it’s great!

54 MoneyBites

Based on the look of amazement on your face, I think it MUST be worth the money :D

55 MoneyBites

Eh, as long as you can use paypal, personally, I’m happy.

56 Clog Money

I think you may be getting confused. If your not John Chows page views to money ratio will astound you.

Total Earnings: $31,441.24
Blog traffic for March was 282,424 page views from 152,523 unique visitors.

57 Goran Website

I have ordered a copy of their book. Thanks for the heads-up. I would have expected a little something on you guys. Books are a nice break from the PC.

58 Alex

Okay, by the look on your face I’m convinced, I’ll get it.

59 Alex

OK.LOL,i brought the book. waiting for my copy…

60 Alex

Форум о поисковой оптимизации

61 Alaska RV

Yep, I ordered a copy today myself. I’m also interested in the “picking a niche” section.



62 Chetan

Which pic you were convinced with? :p

63 Muscle Post

Shoemoney Playbook is apparently coming out Spring 2008. I’m definitely looking forward to it!

64 Hustle Strategy

He was obviously referring to some form of kinky sex being a profitable niche and I am sure he had graphic pics…

65 Hustle Strategy

what chapter was that on the grand ol’ book on blogging.

66 Hustle Strategy

Shoe just posted on wicked fire that he was reading the chapter on viral blogging, it was talking about how posting the goatse pic would help you go viral and increase profits.

67 Hustle Strategy

I always like playing the “Who will make more money” game. Will problogger make more from his book sale then shoe from amazon during the next week? Shoe will get sales and hopefully get other big items added to the cart. PB will be getting books moved…

68 Terry Tay

Translation please? :-D

69 Terry Tay

For sure! If you’re going to post about a book that is available on Amazon you might as well post you affiliate link. If people are going to buy from Amazon, you might as well buy it through an affiliate link because Amazon doesn’t need 100% of the profit now do they? ;-)

70 gen0cyber

bought it, in the mail =]

71 New Net Age

PayPal is quite safe, and a non-reputable site won’t be a vendor. You’ll be quite OK ordering the book via the internet.

72 Making The Money

Sold out already (and Shoe your affil link has broke). Looks like the rich get richer, great work Darren, I’ve reserved my copy.

73 Tom At The Home Business Archive

Seems like the ebook has received great reviews.I have to buy it, hopefully it will be available soon again.

74 penantang

I hope you can give us your free make money online ebook like darren did. Thx.

75 Loretta

I’m sure the book is great, but I’m totally distracted by your beautiful kitchen :)

76 Hermit

I’m new to all this, so I think I’ll check the book out.

And yes, your kitchen is awesome

77 Nate Hill

I’m just buying the book now.. can’t wait to read it :)

78 Pyrmont

Does anyone else have an “Honest Review”, posted elsewhere besides shoe?

I would consider buying it.

79 Prosperity Writer

are you saying shoe is not honest?

just kidding, i’m also interested in other reviews before i buy

80 Koka Sexton

I got my copy of the book over the weekend but it was damaged. As I glanced through it I think it has a lot of decent content but really it is just a physical copy of some of their posts.

81 Affiliate17

thanks for for recommending!

82 David Marx

Me three! Where can we place advance orders?

83 David Marx

Geez, some of you guys only got dirty minds! The look of surprise was surely feigned to indicate surprise at some “trade secret” that was dispensed in the Problogger book?

84 David Marx

Affiliate Marketing is what it is all about. There are 16,000 odd subscribers to the Shoemoney RSS feed, so if one is dedicating a page to punting something, there are bound to be some leads generated, and sales converted from this traffic. It is only fair to have a percentage for one’s troubles.

85 David Marx

Feel your pain. If you think the UK is bad, try ordering stuff via the internet from South Africa. The money transfer thing (especially if you don’t have a credit card) is bad, but the unreliability of the postal service is something else! This is Africa, after all!

86 Web Marketeer

Hahahahah….you must be confusing the Shoe with the Hugh…..Playbook sounds similar to Playmoney, but methinks the stuff being marketed in the two publications might be a tad different…

87 Web Marketeer

Assimilation whilst excreting….sort of the old making way for the new…now poo and new does rhyme, so maybe we can come up with something that sounds like this…

Excrete the dirty old poo
Whilst assimilating knowledge new

My english teacher must be rolling in her grave….

88 Goran Website

My recommendation is to go and read some of their posts to determine their authority.


As far as the Shoemoney book goes,
I’m just gonna wait for the movie.

90 Teen Business Forum

Do they have this for Kindle? Not that I have one, but I thought that it’d be cool to read it on one. Kinda new-age book-reading for a Web 2.0 book.


Is there any PDF copy or not?
I would like to read PDF if it is possible.


Besides, anybody have already read this book???

93 GettyCash

I am going to buy this book :D Can’t wait to read it.

94 Eric Go

I had just thought that your mouth and eyes wide open on the picture is in great combination and rhythm. :-)

95 Eva White

I think I’m enjoying the pictures on your blog immensely.

96 Eva White

So how about a summary in the book’s lessons as a post in the future?

97 javed

Ok! I got my copy just today with help of a relative from Amazon. I am going to read it. I do not know why I did not go quickly for this but let’s see. Now I am ready to digest it and will post my thoughts at my site.

Previous post:

Next post: