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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.

81 thoughts on “Fire Away With Questions Round 2”
  1. Is there a project you would/want to get involved in even if you knew it wasn’t going to turn a profit. For fame/exposure/fun/passion etc..

  2. What was the biggest contributor to your success with AuctionAds? Was it the big bloggers talking about it, advertising, word of mouth, etc.?

  3. Do you have a college degree? Do you think it is something valuable for someone who isn’t going to seek employment?

  4. If you’re partnering with a programmer for a site or a project (like AuctionAds) – how do you come up with a figure for how much equity you can give them if you don’t want to pay them in cash for the job?

  5. Do you think you would be where you are today without the ‘Adsense Check’ in terms of popularity on this blog and your brand

  6. Your online store is really nice! Is osCommerce easy to install/use? We have shirts that are made already and want to start an online store. Google Checkout is easy for Buy it Now (one item only) but for anything else, they recommend an online store. Any tips for a newbie on how to setup a shop to sell tshirts and other merchandise or where to go for help?

  7. I have an idea for a web related “thing.” I think it’s a pretty interesting idea. The problem is, this thing is WAY out of my league. My normal ideas for “things” are typically very small and simple.

    I’d love to just be able to give this idea to someone who can actually do something with it, and then basically say “Hey, here’s the idea. Do whatever you want, but give me a small percentage of whatever money you happen to make from it.”

    Do you think something like this is actually possible and, if so, where would I even find the person to give this idea to?

  8. do you think exist a bubble 2.0? if yes do you think the bubble 2.0 is going to burst soon?

  9. What is your opinion on the value of gambling (sports betting, poker, horse racing) communities? Given that these can’t advertise using PPC (AdWords, etc. have a ban on gambling related sites), how do you recommend marketing them for growth?

  10. Have you considered a project which is targeted towards a non-english country? (eg. China/India)


  11. You recently mentioned that you were still going to be concentrating on the mobile industry. Since you yourself have said it was saturated as all hell, care to elaborate in what direction you are going in?

  12. Why do you run a blog when you have so many other successful things going on and around you?

  13. I am an intermediate level PHP/MySQL web developer who would like to make money on the internet. What is the one thing you would recommend I focus on to get started.

  14. What inspired you to loose so much weight (I mean it must be a hack of a job to transform from that Shoemoney to this Shoemoney)? How did u do it?

    I would like to see more of your old days pictures in your picture album. If you have any or if you would like to share it with public.

  15. What are your favorite cpa networks/ which cpa networks do you recommend joining, other than azoogle (i’m pretty sure this one is your favorite)?

  16. How do you balance the time you spend on your business vs time spent with your wife and daughter ESPECIALLY when you come up with a burning hot idea that is dominating your thoughts?

  17. I signed up for adzoogle and had a talk with my rep. She suggested i do an incentived site vs just landing pages or a bizrate type site. Whats you view on this?

  18. When is the actual time for your live show? I never seem to find it..and want to get in on the live chat during it.

  19. I’ve been trying to really understand what makes the differance in the adsense contexual ads. The title? the seo url or the content. I’ve seen a targeted article have whack results that seem to be from the title/url..any words of wisdom for this?

  20. ok..ok..Last question for today!…Which do you think has a better payout yahoo or adsense. I only use adsense but just got approved for i have my options open

  21. If you had to walk away from everything you’ve worked for, fought for and earned today and had to start all over and recreate what you have, would you be able to?

  22. You expertise is requested.

    With the bulk of t-shirts you receive on a weekly basis, what percentage of those are silkscreened, as opposed to dye-sublimated (ie. cafepress style). And which do you prefer?

  23. What are your thoughts on the speculations that a Google phone might be made. -WIGOB

  24. here’s my question: once you get to the next level– you’re making six figures, or multiple six figures a year, what do you do from there? i mean, do you just continue, or do you evolve it somehow?

  25. I was wondering if you have done any local online marketing? A lot of people dance around the subject and say try Craigslist, make sure you are in all the major directories, etc… No exact advice with numbers or anything. Just wondering if you have any answers.

    Also, I didn’t know you live in MN, and I have been reading your blog for a year. I live in Minnetonka.

  26. What happened to elite retreat? I did hear anything about the July event? When will be the next event? I send an email through the website but didn’t receive any response.

  27. Just like to know if you think its worth buying google cash or perry marshall to learn more tricks with adwords?


  28. Heres a break from the affiliate questions Shoe πŸ™‚

    So you’ve been working out for a while now – what dumbbells can ya bench press these days bud? With a decent number of reps of course πŸ˜‰

  29. Can you release info regarding the sale/trade price of AuctionAds? Approx how much do you bring in yearly through your online projects?

    You’re a great success story, keep up the good work.

  30. Do you think your sponsorship of that UFC guy has actually improved business or did you just do it for bragging rights/love of the sport?

  31. Are ringtones dead? I know you were always ahead of the curve when it comes to the mobile traffic… how much has the ringtone revenue declined as an affilliate?

  32. Do you have any tips for marketing a speedsolving puzzles forum? A lot of people are interested, and it is a good place to learn. How can I convince this?

  33. Do you have any comments on how to help monetize non-commercial, non-technology websites?

  34. How many times have you earned more than a million dollars in a month?


    Around what percentage of your monthly profits are likely to be reinvested into a section of your business in the next month?

  35. I want to set up a small business but I’m afraid of all the legal aspects and getting sued, any advice or a cheap way to go about this?


  36. I got a question/offer. Would you be interested in four days of my services (cut your grass, build you a deck, go get your lunch etc.) for one day of affiliate training?

  37. Do you use any kind of source control software to protect the code for your sites and projects or do you just burn backups to a disk?

  38. what offer / network are you pushing the most / having the most success with?

    …I don’t really expect an answer for this πŸ˜‰

  39. Shoe, you are an inspiration and role model to many of us. I would just like to know who your role models were when times were rough…

  40. What is the fastest way to make $100 per day with affiliate marketing… without using PPC?

  41. what are the top 10 paid inclusion directories?

    is it true you shouldn’t pay for inclusion ‘all at once’ on several different directories?

    thanks shoe!

  42. Do you think most of wordpress’ security vulnerabilities (as mentioned in your previous post) are self inflicted wounds? I mean, are they purposely coded in there by “volunteers” would you think?

    OR are they just poor programming choices which have been discovered by hackers?

  43. How long do you take to design a landing page for ppc campaign. How long do you let it run before changing it or scrapping it?



  44. What factors do you look for in deciding when the time is right to buy and sell a website? Do you feel that revenue multiples are too low on sites such as digitalpoint?

  45. It seems like right now is a great time to get into earning money through a website / blog. Do you think these opportunities will come to an end, or increase more in the future?

  46. sorry for the repeat of lopette’s question but I needed to add the “hot idea” aspect of it b/c that’s what I always seem to face…

  47. Shoe,

    What was the first website you had a bit of success with?
    Can you describe a bit how you started it, just to inspire people around?

    – Scorpiono

  48. could you describe your typical day and how you manage your time? how do you deal with all the many things you have going on? how do you prioritize?

  49. a lot of successful business people spend a lot of time working with nonprofits, given how you guys reacted with the 35W bridge disaster, I’d expect that you probably work with a few groups – care to talk about your volunteer/non-profit work?

  50. Is there a software you would recommend to help produce “mass” keywords? Those keywords beyond what google gives.

  51. A headline in this mornings news(8-6-07) said there may be a shortgage of IP addresses in a few years. Can you give us your take on this anoucement?

  52. seems like a popular question. i’m glad i’m not the only one with a duplicate πŸ™‚

  53. What is the next best PPC program after Google (aside from yahoo which is still in beta)?

    Thanks, Corey

  54. Shoe,

    About your blog do you maintain this blog for SE Optimization or because you like teaching people?

    I know some users do get some benifit from my blogs content, but I blog for seo.. gotta feed my db tons of content…its like shark week..Just an eating machine!

  55. Shoemoney,
    You made reference once to the “neighbor” kid on your tips for success. What happens when the neighbor kid goes crazy?

  56. I wonder if you sometimes still get inspired by what other people do? Reading through some of the comments on here I tend to believe lots see you as a halfgod whereas you are just a regular guy who happens ‘to have a nose for business’ as we say here in Flemish.

    Btw, thanks for coming up with auctionads, it was something I hoped would happen one day. The smarter tiers party that is. Cheers, whenever you are in Belgium, I’ll buy you a pint for sure.

  57. My spouse and I absolutely love your blog and find the majority of your
    post’s to be what precisely I’m looking for. Would you offer guest writers to write content
    for you personally? I wouldn’t mind publishing a post or elaborating on a few of the subjects you write in relation to here. Again, awesome web log!

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