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Why Bloggers Fail & Why More Succeed With DevHub

by Jeremy Schoemaker on July 21, 2010 · 64 comments

Lets be honest…. with all these free website builders and hosts there are TONS of websites that lay vacant across the web. How many blogs have you come across that haven’t had posts in months?

They all started off with great intentions…. They had visions of living the 4 hour work week… blogging from the beach and bathing in money writing about their passion. It all makes sense, right? So people have the perfect theme made and get after it… but peter out after a couple posts.

Where these people left off DevHub has made it simple to stay engaged and continue growing their online empire and improve the chances of people being successful.

Devhub took the website builder concept and gamifyed it. At it’s core its still a website builder but it’s also a game. With DevHub users can build a web site/ blog and when they’re done they’ve got something real, something they can make money with, share with their friends, or their community.

DevHub has ‘tracks’ that a user can build on i.e. social media page, local business website, blog website, import your blog and affiliate websites so far. DevHub guides the user through building a quality site while maintaining ‘web standards,’ and the latest social media plugins.

Users get experience points and DevHub coins for building pages, adding a blog, or publishing content to and from their social media sites. Users can trade coins in at the Market and buy site upgrades, discounts on services or merchandise.

Additionally, the entire platform is able to be utilized for companies looking to engage their own user base to create related sites and user generated content.

Its really cool stuff and you should check it out. We have had fun building sites with DevHub and working with people to get them up and running in a few minutes over the last year.

And DevHub also just announced a new, amazing, affiliate payout. For everyone you refer you earn 10% of what they earn for 3 years.

UPDATE: DevHub pinged me when they saw this post and said for anyone signing up through this link they will start you off with a cool ShoeMoney Devatar!

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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 d3so

lol, sounds like a neat service, but it’s not for me ;)

2 Kamal Hasa

Well it is beneficial for the people who are on free blogging sites like blogspot, I guess ;)

3 TrafficColeman

I like that cool ShoeMoney Devatar, even though I think I’m in control of my blog life..I’m willing to still a look at this offer and consider it…

TrafficColeman “Signing Off”

4 socialanim00

Just joined for DevHub a week ago. Didn’t know I could set up 10 subdomain websites with it. Cool, huh?

5 Bryan Jake T

I am glad the site features a new gaming platform. A lot of users of the old version of DevHub would create their sites and only take advantage of the most basic features, leaving skeleton websites in their wake.


A lot of bloggers fail due to the lack of persistence

7 smstudent

WYSIWYG editing platform + instant monetization = DevHub.

8 EllaineR

I just love DevHub’s easy page builder for sales or squeeze pages and absolutely free hosting. Not too crazy about the way they don’t allow user to host ebooks and software though.

9 California Dreamin

I think that the real time stats it features makes the site a great jumpoff for web marketing beginners. What do you think, Shoe?

10 Susan Armand

Devhub is an excellent place to promote your store or products. If you’re selling any product via clickbank, linkshare or e-junkie, then you can redirect your transaction from devhub. You’ll get free hosting with enough space to promote your products. Savvy.

11 David R

There are many ways to make money online. This includes examples like blogging, cpa and affiliate marketing, as well as cost-per-click advertising. DevHub takes it up a notch by combining all of them into one super cash-generating platform. Surely a must-try for web marketing newbies like me.

12 browie

So it is kind of a / on steroids I suppose?

13 Richard Pascal

Who are these people and how did the get the attention of Master Shoe?

14 Hans Anders

Gorgeous site. 10% of what they earn for 3 years? That’s good money!

15 Feeding Frenzy

wow. this is pretty cool. they have been around since 2001 and are in seattle and CA. sounds like a pretty good way to get started. thx for sharing!

16 melg

the shoemoney devatar is so cute!

17 georgeblanco

Interesting… I just browsed thru some of their sites. This one is my fav…. It’s about .TV sites? Who knew people actually made money from .TV. Huh? Anyways… Checking out the gallery is fun, as always. DevHub has a huge variety of sites. I guess that’s my point!

18 Benito Salvatore

Let’s cut to the chase. How much money and how much time? If I have to spend more than 5 minutes looking for the answers to those two questions, I move on.

19 Richmond Va Bail Bonds

It would be great IF there were a way to remove the “Powered by DevHub website builder” in the footer. I’d pay for that.

20 Bharadwaj

Actually, the devhub link appears in two places. If a visitor signs up via your page, you are credited with 10% of his earnings.
The footer link is just for their promotion.

21 BigMoneyBrooklyn

DevHub / Evo Media! Huge Props! Love these guys!

22 James Is (Not Working)

So these guys have a live deal every Thurs. But the sample on the community page is pretty painful. If you make it to :52, you will need a drink. I promise you.

23 Fiona Wong

Who are the DevHeads out there? Speak up (or be caned)! LOL!

24 Andrew Says So

Thanks, Shoe! I never knew an uncomplicated web marketing site like DevHub actually exists.

25 sasha_482

Obviously there’s a ton of competition in the site creation space, but this seems like a pretty good way to get users engaged to the point that they’ll keep coming back to DevHub after signing up. Believe me. I’ve been constantly updating my account ever since I registered three months ago.

26 Get That Ball

You know what really makes devhub a perfect site for web marketing greenhorns? The drag and drop APIs from over 35 different web affiliates, including Amazon, Superpages,, and Priceline.

27 Bharadwaj

If you find a new affiliate program, that is not listed in devhub make money modules, let me know.

28 Chris Green

This is truly an eye-opener, Shoe. Almost all aspiring web marketers dream of living the good life but don’t have the oomph that they need to push their online careers to a higher level. It’s as if you gave them a second chance. Thanks a million.

29 Guy Cleveland

I read somewhere that “along with the main site, DevHub also white-labels its platform. The company has raised around $1.5 million dollars and has around fifteen employees.” Amazing, eh?

30 BearPile

It’s also possible to create a niche blog using devhub. You can even monetize it with your own ads and can optionally use ads from devhub itself.

31 Runs With Scissors

DevHub’s free service is a complete win. However, its ambiguous ad module earning aspect just spells F-A-I-L to me.

32 Claudia

please explain your statement a little further. I could not find out much info their site. perhaps you read something I did not see.

33 Alan Alan

I’d still stick to wordpress and blogger. Devhub may be easier to use but its quality standards restriction makes it not suitable for daily blogging.

34 Farzad H.

Its main competition comes from other web-hosting solutions such as GoDaddy, Bravenet, and Google Pages, as well as from blogging platforms such as Blogger and Wordpress. The main difference between Devhub and the other free or low-cost web hosting platforms? Instant monetization.

35 Gabby Dell from SC

You should see my purple blogzilla on my devhub account, Shoe.

36 E. Langdon

The problem with free site hosting is there’s always a catch that will get things haywire in the long run. What’s your take on this, Shoe?

37 Screechy Rich

I’ve a got a feeling that this is my lucky day! Thanks a lot, Jeremy!

38 SmallBiz Sue

The gamified version of DevHub is a free web hosted publishing platform and content editor with game mechanics layered on top of it (points, awards, marketplace, etc.) to keep users engaged throughout the site-building process. Still the first of its kind, I suppose.

39 Dmitrii Anastas

When you first sign up you’re asked to choose from four tracks: blog, ‘WebHub’ (which is a portal with your social media profiles), a small business site, and a product promotion site. Enjoyed every minute of the sign-up process.

40 Heinrich Sture

devhub is definitely the blogging site of the future!

41 Rylan Howie

I do hope that its developers will keep it free. I have been a DevHub user since February 2009 and I am proud of it. Got my small-time online photo editing business off the ground, too.

42 John Dillon

This site is just rocking! Thanks a lot, buddy!

43 Norman Nevelle

Thanks, Shoe. I know where to direct my efforts to start up my web marketing initiatives now. :)

44 Nikki Stewart

OMG! This is such a cute business site! The devatars are just so cuddly.

45 Jim Petersen

The visuals are just stunning. DevHub’s developers have absolutely made the right decision to mix a bit of playfulness with web marketing.

46 Cheryph

I am using blogspot for my blog. They have now improve their blog platform and this had to continue with them. That is now improve way for you to monetize your blog. You can check it out. But i think i will give Devhub a trial if google fuck me up.

47 Anatoliy - make money easy

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48 Kimberly

It does sound like a great service… however I don’t think someone as “small” as me could benefit.

49 Tech

Sounds like a good idea to keep people interested.

50 Mark

Yes, I’ve found DevHub to be a pretty good system to use. Worth a shot.

51 aaa batteries

The ShoeMoney Devatar is supposed to be an incentive?!? :)

52 Performance Marketing Expo

We have seen this trend for too long where people will blog consistently for about a month with the intentions of making it big, only to give up shortly thereafter and keep a blog unmaintained. This sounds like a great tool.

53 Sean - Blogging Strategies

Hello Jeremy, I personally think the reasons you specified using DevHub are not unusual. It’s just like many other tools available online that provides you a platform to share things. Also, I don’t see any sensible content explaining the reasons why most bloggers fail!

54 Eileen

How does DevHub make money? Do they do something similar to Squidoo and Hubpages where they get a percentage of ad revenue?

55 Carla

Looks like a pretty neat service but I also am confused as to why bloggers fail and why this service would help them succeed.

56 Mary

Thanks Shoe. I’m going to sign up and give it a go and the affiliate program works out really well.

57 want

devhub is great, i have absolutely 0 knowledge in creating a site and couldnt decide on a site builder but had purchased a domain. I now have 2 domains and earned enough coins to purchase a module or its worth purchasing for a fee then u can put your own ads for whatever affiliate. all other free sites like this, imo competition like weebly, has there stuff huge all over, look at mine would u know it was created and hosted free?

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60 iceberg perfume

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61 may

Hi, I am really happy I’ve found this information. Nowadays bloggers publish just about gossip and internet stuff and this is actually irritating. A good site with exciting content, that’s what I need. Thanks for making this website, and I will be visiting again.

62 Herbert Camon

Great blog here! Also your site loads up fast! What web host are you using? Can I get your affiliate link to your host? I wish my web site loaded up as quickly as yours lol Wow, amazing blog layout!

63 gina

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64 Wordpress Theme Generato

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