Behind The Scenes at Getads

by Jeremy Schoemaker on November 16, 2010 · 94 comments

A few weeks back GetAds hired us to come and do a “Behind The Scenes” episode at their company. I love the folks at GetAds… because they really get it.

GetAds has a very unique atmosphere about it. Everyone always says they love where they work but as you can see in our behind the scenes video these guys really mean it:

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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 Nick Throlson

GetAds is awesome love the vintage art work and how they keep it real with no cubicles. Great video shoe.

2 Constantin

Awesome company! Are they hiring right now? :-)
Thanks for this cool video!

3 medomoc

GetAds is definitely one of the best affiliate networks. They are comprised a a group of great folks who want you to make money. Now ask yourself before deciding on a career change, are you ready to take affiliate marketing to a whole new higher level?

4 dotCOMreport

Wow! You are right; they do get it!

5 AnnieP78

The interview with the CEO was really insightful. I agree with what he said. You really have to put everything on the table if you wish to bring your business to another level.

6 Get That Ball

Imagination, will, and drive to succeed. The must-haves of every aspiring Internet marketers.

7 Tammyexperiments

He knew the web was the future and he wanted to be a part of it. Truly a visionary in the works. This is probably one of the best videos you’ve ever produced, buddy.

8 Bryn Youngblut

<3 GetAds, one of my favorite networks to work with. Keep it up guys.

9 SiNN

I heart GetAds!! Great people.

10 WilmaP

Here’s a better example, buddy: I <3 GetAds! :D

11 Virtuvės baldai

Awesome people! Keep it up.

12 H delacruz

Can’t quite forget what they did to the Lincoln Park shenanigan. Nice one, Shoe!

13 Muhammad Irfan

GetAds – Awesome people and Best CPANetwork

14 Cristina Dy

In a nutshell, GetAds Affiliate Network offers top payouts, exclusive offers and the highest customer service in the industry. Enough said. Now what did I win, Shoe? *wink*

15 newmediaist12

GetAds is awesome already, but i am sure they will continue to get even better as time goes by. I’d like to mention that I’ve had nothing but positive dealings with GetAds to date and I want to share the love.

16 KrisM77

They are definitely one of the most dependable affiliate marketing networks in my book. Thanks for sharing this, Jeremy. (By the way, is Rebecca still single?)

17 PokeYerFace

My friend signed up with them a few months ago. She has nothing but good words about her dealings with them.

18 Ethan

I still don’t see what makes GetAds any better affiliate network from the rest.

I can name a dozen networks that can claim they have the best knowledgeable people working for them.

19 enajyram00

Sometimes you just have to pick the one that best matches your expectations. For me it’s how they address affiliates’ concerns that matters most.

20 H delacruz

Wanna know the real reason why George left hockey? He knew the internet was the future and George wanted to be a part of it. Nice job!

21 F2Xsites

One of my pain points the first time I joined an affiliate network was the lack of support. I got tired of having my concerns ignored so I ended my stint there a few months after I signed up.

22 socialanim00

This is a review from my friend, jeff, who worked with them last year: Get ads is the worst network I have ever worked with. The staff is rude and pretentious. They scrub on legit leads without reasonable explanation, do not give a transparent report on why leads we’re returned and they pre-scrub before leads even come in (how they make the appearance of high payouts without actually having to pay them). Hope you can verify this, Jeremy.

23 WhateverWorks

That sure negates the image they’re trying to project in the video. I hope it’s not true though. They seem like a good bunch of people.

24 sasha_482

I’m happy with my dealings with GetAds staff so far. They seem really nice and proactive in addressing the few questions I’ve had. I sure hope they were able to address the issue with your friend.

25 B.Logan

I know some affiliates who do split testing before they finally decide which network they’d stick with. It’s a great way to check which one would yield the most ROI.

26 Dan

Seem like a great bunch =]

27 TomYoon

I guess George began working with his former hockey team’s marketing crew to bring people in the rink. Finding that niche ultimately led him to online marketing. So hockey may not have had a place for him on the ice, but affiliate marketing allowed him to be a key player. Isn’t that what you call destiny? :)

28 Robin Sterling

I didn’t know he WAS a hockey player. My boyfriend says he was warming the bench 90 percent of the time. What’s your two cents worth on this, Jeremy?

29 Yes2Freebies

You only get to warm a bench in a game. Not at practice. I bet professional hockey training is as grueling as any other sport. I have a huge respect for anyone who gets to experience that.

30 nealcal

As a sports enthusiast, here is a definition for bench warmer to keep things in perspective: One who doesn’t get called up into play, hence sitting through the whole game and “warming the bench.”


“Hey coach, can I finally join in?”

“Nah, why don’t you do your part and warm the bench.”

31 FirenzeZ

Oddly, I thought that this post was about next year’s Humongo Nation tour. Can you do an article about them next, Jeremy? Best wishes from Des Moines.

32 Laney Pitt

The comment above surely takes the cake!

33 AnnieLouJ12860

I’d love to be able to work in a place like that.

34 Bizatch

Am I the only one noticing that all approved posts have a positive tone?


Unless you got something negative deleted, I wouldn’t read much into that.

A lot of people that comment on his stuff don’t even read/watch what they’re commenting on and just throw out something generic to get a link out there.

Having said that, the poster 2 posts up from you that says he doesn’t see what makes them any better than the rest.

36 moolahmachine

What’s this, Shoe? A video version of the Marketplace list?

37 joonlee97

I wonder how much this one would cost…

38 veronica_sm

I love GetAds! Working with Mike Guida as my CPA affiliate manager is a dream come true. He is always available for questions and goes the extra mile to help me be successful. Having the right CPA Network and the right CPA affiliate manager makes all the difference.


39 Marnie Sho

Perhaps Shoe only features friends? Or not because he has an invitation right in in the bottom?

40 Jonathan Volk

Awesome stuff! Love their office! Looks great.

I also interviewed George here if anyone is interested:

41 AL0101

Nice article. I think it’s awesome that he used to be a professional hockey player.

42 georgeblanco

Wanna hear a hockey joke?

At one point during a game, the coach called one of his 7 year old hockey players aside and asked, Do you understand what cooperation is? What a team is?” The little boy nodded in the affirmative.

“Do you understand that what matters is not whether we win or lose, but how we play together as a team?” The little boy nodded yes. So,” the coach continued, “I am sure you know, when a penalty is called, you should not argue, curse, attack the referee, or call him a pecker-head. Do you understand all that?”

Again the little boy nodded. He continued, “And when I call you off the ice so that another boy gets a chance to play, its not good sportsmanship to call your coach a dumb asshole, is it? Again the little boy nodded. “Good,” said the coach. “Now go over there and explain all that to your mother…”

43 NicMoon

Got a whopper about soccer moms? ROFL :D

44 Herb

Yes good site

45 Keith Kritselis

Good vid, but I would skip the first 6 or 7 minutes to get into the real content.

46 floresparati

I think the first half of the video was just a bunch of fluff, too.

47 internetFTW

They could’ve edited or skipped some parts but otherwise it’s cool. I think the whole idea was to showcase the company, it’s workplace and people. If I were part of their network I’d certainly be interested to see what kind of company I’ve trusted my business with.

48 georgeblanco

Just enjoy the video, guys. It’s a blessing enough that Shoe exerts effort to show us these web marketing gems. Now if you’ve just opened this, just skip the first 6 minutes and you’re good to go. :)

49 Nikki Stewart

“Risk it to live it.” Great advice. It’s the risk of losing everything that fuels the drive to succeed.

50 Husher50

Sounds good. Easier said than done though.

51 WanderingMommy

Now try telling that to my husband who’s always risking his life whenever he’s in the kitchen — he tried “cooking” a can of beans in the oven without even bothering to open it first. You guessed it. The kitchen was a complete mess afterwards.

52 smstudent

Hmmm…this reminds me of an Everybody Loves Raymond episode where Marie asked Frank to cook dinner and he just threw raw spaghetti into an oven and hoped for the best.

53 melg

LOL! You sound exactly like my mom.

54 WhoisDoyle

What’s the name of the Italian drink that the girl showed you at the kitchen?

55 FirenzeZ

It’s called the “Snooki” and once you drink it, you’ll turn into an Oompa-Loompa. :D How’s that for comic relief?

56 RedBlack88

that would be handy to bring around

57 The American Dream

Isn’t this the gig established by George Avery? He had a stint as a professional hockey player a few years back. His transition from a mover in the rink to an affiliate marketing genius is truly awesome. Nice video post, Shoe.

58 spameater

Well, that explains the winning attitude.

59 Vince

It pays to be competitive and determined to take a shot at winning.

60 ILoveMemes

For real? That’s so cool!

61 Andrew Says So

He reminds me a bit of my football coach way back in college. The will and drive to succeed, to win, is something that you can’t unlearn long after your last game.

62 Jona712

Aren’t they partly responsible for the Antoine Dobson Internet meme? Now that’s what you call auto-tuned marketing, baby!

63 Bputitout / Putitoutthere

He’s climbing in your windows

He’s snatchin’ your people up

Tryin’a rape em so y’all need to

Hide your kids, hide your wife hid your husband
Cuz they’re rapin errbody out there

You don’t have to come and confess
We’re lookin for you

We gon find you
Run and tell that, homeboy

64 thoushallpass

You should have seen the hilarious shirts produced as well. They are certainly one of the funniest ever printed for a long time.

65 Steve

Nice vid. Can you give us some of the production details?

What camera did you use? And what editing software?

66 matt

Hey Steve!

We use a Sony HXR-NX5U (NXcam). As always we edit with final cut pro.

67 Dandundun

We used a lot of Final Cut Pro when I was still in UNLV. I knew there was something familiar about all these Shoemoney clips. Man, I miss college so much. :(

68 TheSandMan5050

Nice office. Plenty of room to move around.

69 EllaineR

Somehow I was wondering where the spray tan room was. Remember the last office feature Shoe did? LMAO :X

70 Bryan Jake T

LOL I was half expecting something like the whole time I was watching it. That tanning tent incident in that other video was epic.

71 WhoSaysWhat01

Seems like a solid team.

72 GQmeansGeek

Managing a group of creative and driven individuals can be very challenging. But the rewards more than make up for the headaches that come with the job.

73 Fields of Clover

Tell me about it. It becomes even harder once egos come into play.

74 Susan Armand

Like them or hate them, thanks to this video, we have been reminded that determination is a crucial factor in success. We salute you, George! Keep up the good work.

75 Sanjay

Determination and a lot of hard work.

76 twitteraddict05

Definitely re-tweeting this and then some!

77 PattyT12

I just began working with GetAds and they have been fabulous to work with right out of the gate. They’re extremely organized and on top of their game. They have great offers and great people and I would definitely recommend working with them! Rock on!

78 SmallBiz Sue

There’s nothing quite like the experience of building a business from ground up. What I’ve learned from starting a small business a couple of years ago is that anything can happen. You have to be prepared to do everything you can to keep your business afloat.

79 Alan Alan

Nice office design and furniture selections. I’d like to have one of those work tables in my office. I hope they’re available in our local furniture shop.

80 MVZP_01

The office looks like a great place to hang out. Not the kind of workplace you’d be dragging your feet to every morning.

81 Nicole Burns

Interesting choice of artworks. The superhero analogy was an apt description for a success driven company.

82 Moe V

Nice piece. Josh is da man! :)

83 Ethan

Any chance they’re hiring more staff?

84 Will O.

Nice video. How much would a feature cost?

85 AurorMine

1) find a niche, take it to the next leve, and 3) and be better than anybody out there. — I’m going to keep those in mind.

86 jason

Get Ads is very cool! I have signed up for them, but haven’t really optimized it yet.

87 Kevin

so that’s how the behind the scene videos come about…Yeah this is worth the money…This is something I would for my business

88 Nathaneal

great way to show case get ads

89 Nurhadi

Very valuable tips.

Thank you Shoe!

90 rosario

Nice furniture selections, you have to be prepared to do everything :)

91 cheap diablo 3 gold

Can you please email me the code for this script or please tell me in detail about this script?

92 Jeremy Schoemaker

what script?

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