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How does John Chow make $500,000 from one blog?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by hobom, May 31, 2010.

  1. hobom

    hobom Newbie

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    I don't know a lot about blogging or SEO cause I've mainly been in the cpa and direct linked traffic game up until now. However I heard about this John Chow guy that apparently makes over 500k a year from his blog. So I checked out his blog, and realized that the guy lives across the street from me, and I see him almost everyday walking with his daughter/grand-daughter in the park. From my understanding he makes his $40,000 a month profits by ranking high with the "make money online" keywords and monetizing the site with ads and selling his ebook? Is that correct?
     
  2. clyde

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    Why don't you stop him the next time you see him and strike a conversation?
     
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    I don't know, but if it is true, I would be sure to make friends with him as soon as possible :D

    "Wiz"
     
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    It's not something you can do overnight but if you build up a huge following and get some serious mindshare going, a blog can turn you into a millionaire.

    Success with anything online hinges heavily on traffic. Get lots of it to a decent website/blog and you'll be rolling in it.

    Other good examples to follow are Perez Hilton and Icanacheezburger (not sure about spelling). Check them out for some inspiration.

    T10
     
  5. Dadelius

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    Most of his money comes from his backend. his email list makes about 60% of his income, and the rest is mainly advertising. He's capatalized on every inch of space on that blog of his.

    He's pretty open too, I've talked to him a few times. I'd say go up and say hello.
     
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    Read his blog, read his book and find out for yourself. He is pretty transparent about how he makes money. That is the point of his blog.
     
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  7. Dadelius

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    Hold up!

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    John Chow's....
     
  8. hobom

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    probably something to do with this? http://www.johnchow.com/is-someone-trying-to-get-my-twitter-account-banned/
     
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    Yep. Either he was using the force follow method, or someone was doing it for him.
     
  10. hobom

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    Yea I remember when this exploit first came out, I know people that had Obama following them and they were marketing cpa offers to him lol

    You said you talked to John Chow a few times? Do you live in Richmond BC ?
     
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    Online only, I'm in Calgary though I'll be in Van for a wedding on the 21st.

    When I started blogging I picked him to emulate, as he's obviously done well at it. After all I had to introduce myself and tell him where MY site was! :)
     
  12. hobom

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    O nice, I guess I'll have to talk to him next time I see him
     
  13. mollah

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    Wait, wasn't there some drama where Shoemoney or something sued John Chow? Or am I thinking of someone else?
     
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    umm,,,,,
    you live across the street from the guy, so it's safe to assume you are close to his income level and lifestyle.

    Is your house similar to his?
    I don't know how old you are, so even if it is your parents house, is it the kind of house that people who make half a million dollars a year would live in?

    Is there a camera on your cellphone ?
    Post a picture of his house. :D

    Might be a great indication that the "$500,000 per year" rumor is just marketing hype to seduce newbie's into buying his "hyped up" crap.

    Everybody would appreciate knowing if this Internet guru is for real or,,,,,, bullshit.
     
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    Some people don't need the big house or fancy cars. Perfect example is Warren Buffett, he is a billionaire but still lives in the same house he bought around 30 years ago.
     
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    I know people that make 200k a year and live in a crappier house than i do...
    (my whole family makes about 50k/year)
     
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    I seen his blog and I wouldn't think he made so much just by looking at it. He must have really worked hard to rank that good.
     
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    John Chow started blogging along time ago during the dot com age. He had a technical review site for electronics or something, was offered like $2m for it and passed, then the dot com bust. I still think he has that blog. As posted here most his $$ come from his list hes built over the years. He is always sending me at least 1 or 2 offers a week. Hes legit as far as I can see.
     
  19. hobom

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    I've seen him walk towards a complex where there are apartments and townhouses, so I'm guessing he has an apartment, perhaps a penthouse. I live in Richmond, its about 10 minutes from Vancouver (which is like the most expensive city to own a house) and prices in Richmond are even higher. The house I live in is worth 1 million and it's pretty tiny. In order to have a mansion or something that stands out you need to spend at least 4-5 million. And I've seen houses for sale in the nice areas near the ocean for over 25 million. So you need to make more than 500k a year to afford that. Plus there's a lot of rich young Asians who have parents that are corrupt politicians in China, businessmen and large landowners. So I see a bunch of 17 year old kids driving r8s and Lamborghini's. So it's hard to tell if makes that much a year, probably does
     
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    I dont think that income just came from one blog.