Discussion in 'Blogging' started by The Scarlet Pimp, Sep 21, 2015.
lack seriousness is the main problem!
this applies to many "home business" failures. if you invest pocket change in a business you will never take it seriously because you have very little to lose.
Easy to be critical of everyone else when you're driving about in a Ferrari with a million+ bucks in bank.
Not saying this guy doesn't deserve respect for what he's been able to accomplish, but I always take advice given by "gurus" with a grain of salt. It rarely applies to other people, because there are so many factors that have to be in sync to make decent money online (including a ton of luck and knowing the right people)
John Chow showed me how to make money online when I didn't know how to make money online by teaching others how to make money online who have no clue of how to make money online by teaching others how to make money online.
John, you got my respect.
Edit: Damn, did I just do some keyword stuffing there? Man, I need to get rid of these old school habits.....
easy to make money from blogging, buy the domain name whybloggerscantmakemoneyonline.com and sell an ebook to people on the warrior forum
John Chow is the real deal and did not start off with a Ferrari and a gazillion bucks in the bank from his IM ventures. Most successful IMers did not.
He is also pretty funny... go to a conference where he is walking around (you can't miss him as he is 6'4" or so and Chinese which is a very rare combination) and you may just see him wearing a shirt that says, "I'm John Chow, Bitches".
I don't care who you are, if you don't at least smile when you see that you may want to see a Dr.
Millions in the bank? I'm not too sure about that but he's definitely driving a $100k+ car. No where near as expensive as a 'rari.
But you're right about most "gurus". However, there are mentors (i don't refer to them as guru's) that can help you expedite the learning process and the things they teach you are actually the things they are currently doing themselves. These guys do 7 figures every year. But as always, do your due diligence first before you invest in these guys.
No doubt he's a character and props to him for getting where he has, but let's be real for a moment... The videos he puts out are nothing but an ego boost and the reality of the situation is 99% you're not going make any real money following them. You can defend him all you like, but people like Chow make large sums of cash by fulfilling the ongoing bullshit fantasy that you can make millions online with some hard work and dedication and in my experience that's simply not true
One of his main videos is titled "Making Over $30,000 Before 9AM". Maybe it's bullshit, I dunno, but if you're hitting those sorts of numbers and not a complete idiot when it comes to money management, then you certainly do have millions in the bank
I don't consider them mentors either. Never have. I've been in IM for close to 10 years and I have never once considered these people any real use. Entertaining perhaps, but not mentors. Because the fact is the majority of them make their fortunes by telling others how to make a fortune. It just makes no sense when you think about it.
Hey guys look at all the money I have... You too can live this amazing life, just buy my e-book for $30 and attend my seminar for $200, oh and read my blog and give me your email so I can bombard you with more bullshit on how cool I am every day.
I don't watch videos so I can't say they are good or bad but I do know he is a sharp guy. I also know that you CAN make millions online.
Everyone's mileage will vary but making millions online is very feasible; going by your own experience is not always the best thing to do as there will always be those that do better and those that do worse.
I know several people that have surpassed the 7 figure mark in their online ventures so our experiences are certainly different, Pigsy.
I can't tell you all that Chow has done or how he has done it but I know that he was not handed a bunch of cash in a wheelbarrow - he earned it.
There is something to be said for that.
John Chow is a great guy who does really make money from telling people he makes money along with other ventures. The video is 100% spot on and I read several of his books. Blogging secrets was really simple in the beginning, but the organizational skills he has and the 30-day process in the back of the book even helped me.
Someone who calls hard work luck deserves to be beat to death with fat stacks of cash xD
Edit: Driving with John Chow videos are generally funny and great. I hope he makes a ton of cash on the affiliate links he stuffs in the blog!
I never said you couldn't make millions online though. You obviously completely missed my point. Ah well
Agree 100%. Luck definitely doesn't come and find you if your sitting on your arse.
Haha, I guess we'll have to disagree to agree.
And the guys who I'm refering to charge about $50k for their "coaching service". Pretty cheap considering tony robbins probably charges $100k + other fees.
Never bought this type of coaching before but I have no problem in doing so in the near future. This type of "mentorship" happens in all types of industries - not just IM.
But yeah, John Chow is legit no doubt. Just not my kind of guy who I would want advice from.
Bloggers make money? LOL you have got to be kidding me.
You are right that a lot of people will not make money BECAUSE they follow what John Chow says...to the letter. The problem is people don't get out of their own way enough to improvise and adapt to make methods work. Yes, Chow is smart in that he got into the "make money online", "get rich working from home", and all those other phrases hundreds of thousands of people search for online.. and have been searching for online for years now, and most importantly, he was one of the guys that got there first. In IM, that means everything.
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