Hey Shoemoney, Us Little Guys Can Do It Too

by derek on July 15, 2008 · 27 comments

By now just about everyone that blogs on the Interweb has seen the impressive AdSense check shared by Shoemoney.
As a matter of fact, I am sure that check is responsible for motivating a great number of people to start their blogs. Unfortunately, many of those people bailed on their blogs after a few short months when the AdSense earnings were not rolling in and the “fun factor” of the new blog had waned.
Well, I am here today to tell you that the “little guy” can do it, as I am about to show you.
As you’ll notice in the photo, this check is dated from February of this year. The reason that I am just showing it now is because I’ve had a long debate whether I should post this or not – as I don’t want anyone to think I am bragging.
Enough of the small talk…

AdSense Earnings

The next time that you are questioning yourself or doubting if you made the right choice by starting your blog, come here and take a look at this for motivation.
Anything is possible!
Now that I have let the cat out of the bag, I am sure there will be plenty of questions regarding how this was accomplished and what you need to do to duplicate this success.
As long-time readers of this site will know, I have posted about the tips and tricks that were used along the way to get to this point. If you’re new to this blog, I will try to save you some time and point you towards the one post that will tell you exactly how I was able to do this and what you need to be in the same position. Are you ready? Please keep in mind that I cannot guarantee you will be able to achieve the same level of success but here is the secret.
(Be sure to read the entire post for all of the details.)

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Michael Kwan July 15, 2008 at 10:40 pm

*Checks the calendar*
Wait a minute….
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JLow July 15, 2008 at 11:02 pm

Congratulations Derek!
You’ve certainly done well since you and I started corresponding late last year!

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Greg @ Mommy Daddy Blog July 15, 2008 at 11:30 pm

Uhhh… July Fools?
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Nick@romandock dot com July 16, 2008 at 12:59 am

Nice Derek! Great job (on the linkbait)!
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Ling@Uptake July 16, 2008 at 3:49 am

Well, you certainly know how to get somebody’s attention. Hope the IRS doesn’t see this check. 🙂

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Chris Gray July 16, 2008 at 7:19 am

I have been following your monthly “Blogging for Money” posts pretty closely and I’m not sure how this one slipped by my radar 😉 LOL! Way to go SemmMoney!
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Larry @ Commercial Lighting July 16, 2008 at 8:06 am

WOW…what would you say is the top factor in achieving this success?

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Nicole Price July 16, 2008 at 8:43 am

So, you turn out to be another evil secret weapon too! LOL, I was under the impression that you were moaning and groaning when the monthly earnings went south! Tch Tch!!
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Cory Huff July 16, 2008 at 12:06 pm

Wow. I had no idea. I suspect a joke, but if not, then congratulations, that’s awesome!

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Dave July 16, 2008 at 1:41 pm

I was looking for the kicker too…
“(Be sure to read the entire post for all of the details.)”
Not sure what that meant, but I assume you have something hidden?

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Online Survey Software July 16, 2008 at 4:44 pm

Wow! Over what period did this amount accumulated?
Keep it going!

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Steve@Free iPods July 16, 2008 at 4:52 pm

If only we could get the banks to fall for Photoshoping too.
(Go to jail, go directly to jail, do not pass Go!!)

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David WIlson@Cheap Digital SLR July 16, 2008 at 6:31 pm

Congrats! I hope to be joining you one day. If only I could afford Photoshop…
BTW, this KeywordLuv thing is genius. More blogs should do that.

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Kelvin Kao@Puppet Kaos July 16, 2008 at 7:32 pm

Ha. I’m going to post up my own soon.
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Andrea July 16, 2008 at 8:11 pm

I dont get it, im in the dark here….

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dcr July 16, 2008 at 8:57 pm

That dollar amount looked awfully close to the edge. That was my first hint.
But that link to “the secret” was just plain evil.
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Jay July 17, 2008 at 4:25 am

Congratulations . Nice Job

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Code of Business Ethics July 17, 2008 at 11:56 am

Congratulations. I’m sure earning such a large amount requires a lot of hardwork in addition to corporate values and business ethics.

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Ethics in Business July 18, 2008 at 1:13 am

Ah… now I know the secret, like they say a miracle is only a miracle until the time you ain’t found out the secret.

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Justin@Airsoft Guns July 18, 2008 at 11:28 am

Ha ha! So many people here thought it was real. I doubt I would have been fooled as easily, but I guess we’ll never know.

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Tom July 18, 2008 at 10:35 pm

How good that is to feel. i hope to have such a nice check one day. Perhaps it is check of my dreams. Congrats!

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Daisy July 19, 2008 at 12:40 pm

I definitely need to brush op on my photoshop skills. You better not try to cash this check.

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pauletet July 19, 2008 at 9:15 pm

COngratulations Derek:)

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Eva White July 21, 2008 at 10:31 pm

Wowie! Congrats Derek.
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Lindsay July 22, 2008 at 2:41 am

Yeah, I make that much too, but I get direct deposit, so there’s nothing to take a picture of alas. >:]
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