2006 Year In Review

What an amazing year! I started 2006 with a several goals. Some I achieved, some I didn’t. One of them was to make this blog into something worth reading.

JohnChow.com is just my miscellaneous ramblings about whatever is on my mind. However, I would hope that my ramblings are worth reading. My stats show that over 100 people read this blog everyday. If reading my blog does something good for you, no matter how small, then updating this blog is worth my time.

The blog experienced tremendous growth in 2006. Thanks to some great articles that made the front page of Digg and other social media sites, John Chow dot Com got transformed from a small personal blog to the 1,379th biggest blog on the Net, according to Technorati. The blog went from making zero to more than $2,000 per month in less than three months.

New Daughter Sally Chow

Sally Chow

The highlight of 2006 happened on September 9th at 12:58AM. That’s the exact time Sally Chow came into this world. Having Sally has really helped to refocus my energies to achieving my goals. Not only did I get a new daughter in 2006 but so did my brother. I’m sure the two cousins will grow up to be best of friends.

1999 All Over Again

The Internet continues to grow at a crazy rate in 2006. We’re seeing crazy valuation placed on unprofitable companies with unproven business models. The buying frenzy that started in 2005 continued. The biggest buyout of the year; Google paying $1.65 billion for video sharing site YouTube.

Yes, 2006 was a great year to be online. Google is no longer the only advertising game in town. If you ran a blog or content site, you saw more and more ad revenue sources become available. Companies like Text Link Ads (aff), PayPerPost and ReviewMe entered the market and open up entirely new advertising mediums.

In a final sign that It’s like 1999 all over again, 2006 saw AllAdvantage come back to life as AGLOCO. The new company is barely a month old and has already signed up over 100,000 members, with a goal of 10 million members by July 1st, 2007.

Goals For 2007

The end of the year is when everyone makes resolution for the New Year. I don’t believe in resolution because they’re too easy to break. I believe in making clearly defined goals and with that in mind, and in no particular order, these are my goals for 2007.

Revamp TTZ Media Network

TTZ Media Network will get a complete makeover in 2007. My coder is going to rewrite the engine that powers the shopping ads you see on this blog and other TTZ properties. The revamp engine will allow TTZ Media to accept lower traffic sites, and even blogs, into the network. Right now, the engine code is set up in such a way that I really can’t afford to deal with sites with less than 250,000 page views per month.

Build The AGLOCO Network

I signed up over 10,000 people and made $25,000 from AllAdvantage before the Internet crashed. This time around, AGLOCO has a much better business model. I signed up for AGLOCO on November 22nd and have signed up 2,455 people so far. My goal is to have 5,500 to 7,000 referrals by Viewbar release and 30,000 referrals by end of 2007. You can help me achieve this goal by joining my AGLOCO network.

Help More People Achieve Their Internet Goals

Seeing other people succeed at their goals is in itself a reward and I will continue to do that in 2007 and beyond. It is my hope that the information I post on this blog will help you achieve some of your Internet goals. When you succeed, I succeed because you’ll tell all your friends about me. Nothing beats word of mouth advertising!

Give More To Charities

While it’s better to give a hand up than a hand out, sometimes you have to give a hand out before you can give a hand up. In addition to our normal charitable giving, the income from this blog is divided between local charities and Sally’s trust fund. The blog gave $2,000 to church and charities in 2006. I plan to drastically increase that number in 2007.

Strengthen The Family

Family is the foundation of growth. Without family, you don’t have a past or a future. I have a new daughter and I want give her every advantage possible. Sarah’s parents are here from Shanghai on a Visitor’s Visa. I plan to sponsor them to be Canadian Permanent Residents. Spending time with family is one of the most important things in the world. One of the nice thing about being a Dot Com Mogul is I have a lot of time to spend on the truly important things in life.

Make This Blog Into Something Big

Last year, my goal was to make this blog into something worth reading. I believe I have achieved that. Now, I want to make it into something big. I want to break into the top 100 Technorati blogs. That will require a lot of work, but it’s something I’m looking forward to doing.

Thank You

I want to thank every reader of my blog. You are the reason I keep writing. Your emails and comments drives me to keep outdoing myself. Thank you for an amazing 2006 and I look forward to serving you in 2007.

28 thoughts on “2006 Year In Review”

  1. HMTKSteve says:

    Congrats for the greatest achievement of the year: Sally Chow!

    Everything else pales in comparison.

  2. Max says:


    Congrats on a successful year.

  3. dacholo says:

    congrats and keep the info flowing in ’07! πŸ™‚

  4. Happy New Year to you and yours John. Here in New Zealand its evening on New Years day, and I’m still recovering after the partying last night – I must be getting old!


  5. eclipse says:

    Congrats on your 2006 goals, and you’ve set some good 2007 goals. I hope you can achieve them. Thanks for all the great advice you’ve given all the bloggers out there. Who knows maybe a blogger here with 100 visits a day will be 2007s dot com blogging mogul. Blogul? Have a good 2007 John!


  6. Marlo says:

    Congrats and Happy New Year! Here’s to another successful year.

  7. Justin says:

    Congrats and happy new year!

  8. Gdog says:

    Keep it up John, I look forward to reading your blog everyday!

  9. Alex Becker says:

    those are some good goals you set and I hope the Agloco thing works.

  10. Leftblank says:

    You’ve no doubt achieved a lot in 2006 with John Chow dot Com, congratulations. Hopefully you’ll be able to continue this growth and make it to the top this year πŸ˜‰

  11. I stumbled across your blog a few weeks back, and the information that you provide has already made a small difference in my life. So many thanks !!

  12. Anshul says:

    Congrats and All the best for 2007!

  13. marlon says:

    Keep up the great work very helpful!

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  15. Andy says:

    Congrats John – hope you meet your goals

  16. Michael Kwan says:

    Keep up the great work, John.

  17. Stew says:

    I like how you put things in to perspective for the year. We are in the middle of a new boom. Business on the internet is only going to expand. I missed the last boom; I’m excited to be a part of this one.

    Happy New Years and congratulations on all your achievements.

  18. Leftblank says:

    Stew, you’re doing a good job naming the current period as well. I’ve missed the first boat as well (still a relatively young guy), but this internet boom seems to be even more promising than the last one indeed.

  19. Justin says:

    Congratz on your biggest investment, your new baby. 2007 should be a good year for me also.

  20. Michael Kwan says:

    Leftblank, I guess I’m in the same boat as you. Looking forward to the second boom.

  21. Tyler says:

    Happy New Year!

    Can’t wait to see what you have in store for us readers in 2007 πŸ˜‰

  22. Tony says:

    Sounds good John. I’ll be looking forward to the new TTZ engine, and perhaps tips on making it into technorati’s top 100 πŸ˜‰ Good luck

  23. Great work John, and continued success for 07.

  24. Herman says:

    Hi John Chow,

    Happy New Year
    I already sign up on Agloco under your account, after I read this blog about Agloco.. It really gave me a good understanding and the big opportunity on Agloco…Let’s make it happened in 2007…

    And Congratulation on your new pretty daughter.. Sally Chow!.. psstt.. her birth date is same with me πŸ˜‰

  25. HMTKSteve says:

    So John, any predictions for the coming year?

  26. Chris says:

    Nice blog. Once upon a time, I had several thousand AA members in my downline, and I enjoyed cashing their checks. πŸ™‚ I hope that this newly formatted version will work better for everyone. I am in your downline now, so I guess we will see what happens together.

  27. Jane says:

    Those are all great goals John. Congrats on this past 2006 year. Much luck for all of us in 2007.

    p.s. Your daughter is beautiful.

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