I stumbled upon this post titled Successful Bloggers and How They Got There Start

ShoeMoney.com – Now I really don’t know if this was his first post but here it is – Shoemoney meets a Chihuahua…and Paris Hilton. He also runs eliteretreat.info, that has to be the first .info domain that I’ve seen that actually had something else other than adsense ads.

Its always interesting to read others takes 😉

Here is the story on how I started blogging. I was at my first search engine conference SES San Jose. I met up with my friend Jason from the digitalpoint forums and we got on the subject of blogs. I told him I thought blogs were stupid and I did not understand why anyone would take time out of there day to write a blog when they could be working on stuff or whatever. Well after I got back from San Jose SES I made a photo gallery on my site. Then I wanted a place to put down just random thoughts so I figured what the heck and I pinged Jason and asked him what was that blog software he was talking about. Of course it was wordpress.

I originally used wordpress with gallery integration but I had such a tough time with it that I ended up writing my own integration pieces (that were compatible with my theme and upgrades to wordpress).

My first post was actually a backdate from when I met paris hilton. I really did not think anyone would ever read it. I went weeks without posting. I still thought a blog was very silly for the most part.

How the blog really started getting traffic was from the digitalpoint forum header:

Digitalpoint BLog Header

When I started this blog that accounted for about 95% of the traffic to it. Now it still accounts for over 5%.

Anyway thats how it started 😉

By Jeremy Schoemaker

Jeremy "ShoeMoney" Schoemaker is the founder & CEO of ShoeMoney Media Group, and to date has sold 6 companies and done over 10 million in affiliate revenue. In 2013 Jeremy released his #1 International Best selling Autobiography titled "Nothing's Changed But My Change" - The ShoeMoney Story. You can read more about Jeremy on his wikipedia page here.

33 thoughts on “How The ShoeMoney Blog Started”
  1. thats awesome man. Just think if you wouldn’t have started the blog… people wouldn’t know who shoemoney is… well ok maybe they would have 😉

  2. It’s good that your’s blog is all about the SEM but you can post something more about yourself in your blog… ofcourse I’ve readed your bio, but you can post something more about how you learn so much stuff and about early days in SEM industry.

  3. hehe that is funny, before getting into blogging I also used to have this prejudice that it was something not useful at all… by then it completely changed the way I interact with the Internet.

  4. Ah yes, The Big Shoe Theory: Nothing…BAM! Then there was Shoe.
    Humble beginnings to an excellent resource.

  5. Shoe – BumpZee is really slowing down your pages. I think they were not designed for your level of traffic. Memcache anyone?

  6. It is interesting to read about your “start” – I wonder if I could write about the time I didn’t meet Paris and her dog? *grins* As always, the devil is in the details, thanks for posting this.

  7. Wow, very touching story ShoeMoney, ironic how you’re blog is such a big thing in your life now.

  8. I think it’s important to note that most EVERYONE starts out small doing it for fun or just to do it and then over the months/years it could turn into something. A lot of people think one day you just hit a switch and are famous and have a popular site/blog.

    Good on you for sticking with it even to this day! Keep up the good blogg`n!

  9. It’s Paris Hilton–you’ve got to bother her. It’s like a requirement or something. Nice to see how far you’ve come.

  10. I used to have the same hesitations about blogs. I then realized that most of my attempts at building content were bloggish, and gave in…

  11. well… i first meet you at the digital point forums and you’re the one that me inspire to blog.

  12. Amen brother, everyone wants the quick riches but they don’t realize what’s involved and how it’s just as much work to stay there as it is to get there.

  13. We’ve got memcache in the bz toolbox, that slowdown caused by a missing index just surfaced as things are growing quickly. I hope things are a bit better now.

  14. If it wasn’t for the blog though, I wonder how more/less famous Shoemoney would be. I sure think it helps.

  15. I have always noticed the Digital Point forum blog link. I just started my blog, and I have it added my profile there. I’m hoping this will drive some traffic.

    Digital Point is the first place that I heard of ShoeMoney!

  16. I agree, I’d say about 10% of my visitors come from DP. Not even worth mentioning really.

  17. Oh yeah, I forgot to comment here and thank you for linking to me, hope you read it Shoe.


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