So I looking at that little link back thing inside word press that shows recent blogs that link to you and I saw:

A bird in the hand is worth two in the SHOE

Basically in the post Graham talks about the “shoemoney effect” from my unpaid and unsolicited review of his site. Graham says in the post that in days after the post was made he sold over 400 pages for a boost of over $40,000. (wasszup graham, baby needs a new pair of shoes?!?)

Going to conferences, its always amazing 1) to have people come up and say how much they enjoy your blog and 2) bring up certain posts that you talk about. At the Techcrunch40 conference earlier this week I had several people ask me about the million dollar wiki and how great he is doing. These were not your regular readers either… these were some of silicon valleys most savvy businessmen. Almost all of them made the comment about how since the million dollar homepage about everything had been tried in the milliondollarspace but nobody has really gotten good traction… until now.

I will be honest I forget the timeline of Alex Tew and his milliondollarhomepage but in 2 months Graham is like almost 10% there.

Will he make it to the million dollar mark? Well when he started I gave him about a 1 in 1,000,000 shot but the more he gets the more it drastically improves his chances (duh).

The cool thing is the more people who buy pages link to there page which intern gives all pages more juice which intern helps sell MORE PAGES! You are starting to see MDW start to show up on the front page of google for some of the terms. Check out the traffic page showing for heavily trafficked. Thats just course one result I have stumbled upon.

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.

37 thoughts on “The $40,000.00 Blog Post”
  1. If you were to sell reviews like they are selling pages, you could charge more than 100$, say … 40k ? 🙂

  2. Shit! lol, after Million Dollar Homepage I literally racked my brains to come up with a million dollar equivalent that might actually work as apposed to a direct copycat. So annoyed I didn’t think of this! It’s a decent idea in it’s own rights.

  3. Thanks for the mentions, Shoe. I own a page myself and your reviews give the MDW credibility and pushes people to act if they were on the fence.

  4. Shoemoney is the guru. I still think it is more of a hype than the true value of the site. I Still cannot think of why somebody will go to a paid wiki for their inormation, instead of going to the real wiki or some excellent niche wikis.

  5. Haha, when you say stumbled upon do you mean came across it accidentally, or was it a Freudian slip and now you’ve went all Web 2.0 on us and using Stumble Upon to generate more hits?

  6. It’s very much a self-reinforcing type of thing, as people buy it then they in turn have an incentive to make the site more popular since they get something out of it. It’s like the MDHP except this is a more tangible benefit. The one concern I have is what if Google decides to hand edit it? Sure the dude still keeps his cash but everyone else is SOL.

    Then again, you shouldn’t let “what ifs” prevent you from doing something.

  7. I think it’s a cool idea if you are on the receiving end of the milliion dollars, but I don’t know if it’s worth a hundred bucks to me yet. I’m watching it tho…

  8. […] The $40,000.00 Blog Post – ShoeMoney. […]

  9. I think your review did awesome to MDW owner.. It is worth to buy a page on MDW as you get some traffic if the keyword is good.

  10. I had a huge spike in page views and couldn’t figure out why then I found out about your previous post regarding your page on MDW. It’s good to know people are talking about it at Techcrunch.

  11. Do you have any thoughts on whether purchasing a page and linking your site from the million dollar wiki may have a negative impact on Google results? Similar to purchasing text links etc…

  12. If I consider what you say in the About me page, that thing with “consider I have an interest in anything I write about here” or something like this, I should consider that you have already got a piece of the pie for the second post here 🙂 No harm done, I wish I would get it also, but it just crossed my mind…

  13. Pretty sweet… it must feel great to not only make that much money, but help others get a nice chunk of change by just mentioning their site.

  14. I agree with everything you said. In my opinion though since its a paid inclusion and there is a editorial proccess for approval it meets google webmaster guidelines much like the yahoo directory.

  15. well i purchased a milliondollar homepage pixel for $100 and i do not regret it. I just like to support people who are trying cool stuff. plus you will always have that link … in 10 years how much do you think a link will cost. At current rate of inflation … quite a bit. dunno just my thoughts

  16. Poll: Yes, or No: Should I purchase ‘Bible Search’ on

    I like the idea of using that page to put in my little ‘Add BibleSearch to Your Browser’, but am not sure that I would get $100 worth of traffic back. How many people on that site are really interested in reading and talking about the Bible, which is my site’s target demographic? Seems like readers are mostly interested in how to make $$ (can’t blame ’em).

    Still, it’s tempting. Say ‘YES’ if I should buy it; ‘NO’ if I shouldn’t, and I will act in accordance with the vote after 48 hours.

  17. It all depends upon the idea on how you are going to monetize the page on MillionDollarWiki. A good idea will make you breakeven quickly like Jeremy did and a bad idea like me will keep me regretting on the investment

  18. I’m sorry but I will not buy a page for a couple of reasons…The site lacks good internal linking structure, also you can do whatever you want with the page you buy…So this means maybe another Squidoo bitch slap in the works because the quality will drop, people will sell links and link to affiliates which Google really doesn’t like….So unless they put some quality guidelines in place I don’t see the site going anywhere except for hype!

  19. You are righ… I also bought one keyword there after reading this and other blogs I thought it could be good investment… now I should monetize that page somehow…

  20. What a brilliant idea, I personally would not get a page, but if Shoemoney has one like John Chow then you guys see what i don’t see

  21. Its a great idea but I dont see him reaching the million mark.
    Anything you review, gives that product a huge boost in traffic and sales.

  22. A good incentive to get your attention to any site, huh! But is the milliondollarwiki and all it’s copiers just a fad – or can they seriously give back to the purchaser?

  23. I think it’s going to do ok – but will probably not sell anywhere near a million. The reason Alex Tew did so well in such a short time was because he had a story to tell – eg. he was trying to raise the cash to go to uni. Also, his site was kidnapped and that added to the story. This helped him get interviewed on the TV and get a whole heap of publicity.

    I still like the idea of the Wiki site though – and I think you have more chance of standing out on the site than the pixel site.

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