Jeremy Schoemaker, aka Shoemoney, is one of the most popular (and sometimes controversial) members of the search engine marketing community. While Shoemoney did “attend” college for three years, he never completed a degree because he spent the majority of his time expanding his company, Shoemoney Media Group. After the “dot com crash” took place, Shoemoney was forced to take a job with Wells Fargo and Commercial Federal Bank. Although he was temporarily a member of the “corporate” world, Shoemoney continued to manage his server and work on his web sites. He eventually quit those jobs and returned to the search engine marketing world.
Shoemoney joined Digital Point in September 2004. According to several of his posts, he had spent many months reading through all of the valuable information on Digital Point before deciding to actually join himself. As time went on, Shoemoney’s popularity on Digital Point continued to grow. In May 2005, Shoemoney posted a thread which was simply titled “my tips.” This thread contained many of his money making philosophies during that time period, and can truly be identified as one of the reasons why Shoemoney is the popular icon that he is today.
At some point in time, Shoemoney became known as the “King of Ring tones.” This was a reference to the massive amount of revenue he was generating as a result of his work in the ring tone affiliate industry. Although he has never disclosed specific details, Shoemoney has revealed in one of his many interviews that he makes “eight figures” a year.
2006 was a good year for Shoemoney. His blog, which has an Alexa ranking of 1,436, had over five hundred thousand visitors during 2006. Shoemoney also hosts his own radio show, which is appropriately titled “Net Income.” Each week, Shoemoney interviews a member of the internet marketing community and discusses different methods of making money from the internet.