How-to Make $500,000 in 2 months

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Want to become rich? Well here is your chance! This Wednesday, [Jeremy Schoemaker]( (aka ShoeMoney) will be joining Cameron and me on [Rush Hour]( Jeremy is well known for his $500,000 check as well as his newly launched project [Auction Ads](

Also, don’t forget to listen to the show live by going to [Webmaster Radio]( on Wednesday at 1 PM PST.
If you have any questions for Jeremy feel free to leave a comment.
I am an Evangelist for [Text Link Ads]( and their parent company is a part owner in AuctionAds.
The image of the check was photoshoped by [AzoogleAds]( for various advertisements, the actual amount Shoemoney made in 2 months was $550,000.

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  • StateOfBrain

    In Jeremy’s photo gallery, it says ‘this is not a real check’.
    I think everyone sees that it is photoshopped in, but did you really get $500k from Azoogle in two months? If you did make that, then I hope you guys into some detail on the show about it.
    I look forward to listening in. Break a leg shoe! You’re going to be on live again, so you better knock off any rust beforehand. 😉

  • Neil Patel

    Stateofbrain, the check is fake which is why there is a disclaimer in this post. The real check was for $550,000 and not $500,000.

  • StateOfBrain

    Oops, I missed that. 😮
    That makes the show $50k more interesting to hear about now.
    Thanks Neil.

  • Dan

    I love how there is no reflection of the check in the car =P

  • Matt Coddington

    I thought Rush Hour was about SMM? Not to say Shoemoney doesn’t have a lot to teach but how does arbitrage relate to social media?

  • Richard

    Never mind the reflection in the car, what about how the vampire cheque (yep, that’s how we spell it over here) has ho shadow?

  • Neil Patel

    Matt, we will be talking about SMM. I just wanted to give people the chance to ask him questions.

  • Zach Katkin

    LOL, i didn’t even notice the lack of reflection or shadow. I’m downloading now and will be listening shortly!

  • Bulbboy

    3 questions to ask Shoe please.

    1. Does he thinks the recent top commenters implementation on his blog has made the quality of the comments go up or down?
    2. A lot of blogs interested in SEO and SEM are regurgitations of Shoemoney’s content, eg. Shoe said “yadda,yadda..”. Does he prefer this (for link love) or would he prefer more original posts and testing like he does?
    3. Favourite artist?


  • 2k a day

    If we miss the broadcast, is there a recording of it we can listen to?

  • 2k a day

    Oh yes questions for Shoe:
    1. How the hell did you make over $500k from azoogle?
    2. I want to make tons of money doing Adwords but the last time I tried I lost $800. Any advice for trying again?
    3. Boxers or briefs?

  • Auke

    LOL on the image… So fake. He hasn’t even ever held a cheque in his hands at all. Not one of $50.000- and neither one of $550.000-. Look at the shadows and the mirroring of the car.

  • Shoemoney

    Auke you should be a detective.
    Yes I am not holding any check it was photoshoped in. This was for an advertisement as clearly stated in my gallery page.

  • Shoemoney


  • Sreejith

    Auke, you rock !! I mean, thats smart. Anyway. Shoemoney, how do you earn this much ? All I earn is $13 per month. 🙁

  • Divyansh Sharma

    LOL dude he is one of the famous ones…..
    i am sure lot of “HARD WORK” went into it
    4 8 15 16 23 42

  • Nicole Hooters Girl

    I have some serious questions for shoemoney.
    What was the first business you ever did?
    What made you start auctionads?
    Why Should someone choose aucitonads over adsense/ypn/chitika
    why should someone use auctionads over
    does neil way over 100lbs?
    You seem to get on the home page of digg alot how do you do it and also what does it do for you
    what is your favorite kind of traffic ?
    how much did you spend in ppc to get that 550k check

  • Rick

    It’s Ironic that Shoemoney actually needs shoes

  • Armin

    There’s no reflection of the check on the car. Pay attention, you’ll only see his hands.
    Just minor details… 🙂

  • Details

    and no shadow on the ground either. Poor, poor attention to details