Back From MooMoo Land

Guess Who’s Back!

G’day money making fans, a big hello from your favorite copycowcat down under!

After a three month, blog-free sabbatical, I figured it was time to get back into the game, and what can be better to revive a blogging career then starting out as a new staff member for John Chow himself?!

I was quite excited when John asked me to start writing for him once I got all my stuff organized after the big move from Europe to Australia. As a lot of you might know, in a pasture land, far far away, I once ran a popular johnchow.com parody blog. Unfortunately I am legally not at liberty to go into any detail, but I’m sure you’ll figure it out sooner or later 😈

First Post Since I Left The Barn

Anyhoo, as this is my first post in months, I have gotten a little rusty so bare with me. John basically gave me complete freedom regarding to the topics I will write about. I’d like you boys and girls to help me out here and propose stuff you’d like me to cover.

It doesn’t matter who you are, we’ve all got to start somewhere when it comes to making money online. John has been at it since the last millennium and because of all the experience he’s had, his blog is now generating a monthly average of $32,000 per month! Now I’m fairly new compared to John, having only blogged for about 18 months, but starting from scratch, with zero knowhow, within that time I have made an amount which lies in the high $xx.xxx region. Fair enough, it did involve blog sales, but that’s all part of the money making business. Having learned and earned a lot, I’d love to share my experience with you guys, the John Chow fanclub!

Suggest a Topic and Get a Plug

Whomever leaves the most interesting topic ideas in the comments will get mentioned in my next post, so you’d better actually read this post and not just comment with crap like “Great post John!”, since I’m not John 😯

Looking forward to start blogging again and here’s a big HOWDY to everyone I haven’t seen in a while! I’m just setting up my new blog at JottingJones.com by the way. Still trying to find a good theme, but do come by and say hi!


77 thoughts on “Back From MooMoo Land”

  1. Jason says:

    Here’s an obvious, but good idea….write a post about how to start a successful parody blog. πŸ™‚

    1. Thiago Prado says:

      I don’t think it’s a good idea to promote plagiarism in this blog. People has to learn how to create their exclusive content instead of copy other famous bloggers. πŸ‘Ώ

      1. Jasper says:

        I have to comment on this one.

        Plagiarism is when someone copies an article or concept and claims it as their own while parody is when someone imitates and makes fun of an original concept.

        There is a big difference there. Most people don’t mind a parody (which is a good thing) but plagiarists should just go to h-e-double-hockey-sticks.

    2. I’m looking forward to some of your rich parody here at the Big Chow.

    3. A parody blog is funny the first few times you read it, then it gets kind of old.

      1. Jason says:

        Depends on what you do with it. John Cow wasn’t a daily read of mine until he got his own custom design and took a unique path. In a way, Cow was in the right place at the right time (with Chow fighting Google) but he also was smart enough to take the attention he got, and built on it.

        By the way, the new Cow is putting up some great content as well.

        1. It does look like the new Cow is keeping up the tradition.

          1. Which is good! I hate new blog owners who kill the blogs.

    4. mr nice guy says:

      John is a phenomenal blogger that’s why he is very successful. From scratch, he mastered the art of blogging and now among the top internet marketers of the world. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    5. That’s a very good idea.

      I want to see a post about that too πŸ˜‰

  2. Syed says:

    It would be a good idea if you could put up a post why most blogs fail even though they follow the general procedures needed to set up a blog by reading up on various ‘starter kits’ for newbies. This will atleast help me to stay in the rat race.

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      Almost the same idea, I’d like to see some creative online business models that give you a good chance at generating income. All for no more then $1000 expenses to start. πŸ˜€
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  3. prophotolife says:

    Video has been a big topic lately and I post a new video every Monday on my instructional photography site. You can talk about how, just like anything, you have to utilize the opportunities it creates.

    While I don’t sell directly from the videos I do incorporate the quality products of my affiliate sponsors and I let readers know, providing links to those products to accompany the videos. Every Monday I introduce a new video and this has created a regular destination for readers. It has also created a library of video information that is often sought. The videos are hosted on YouTube for wide distribution and the content purposely drives them back to prophotolife.com for more information. So I’m trying to use video to first, give quality information to my readers, and second, to tie in with the other needs of the site.

  4. how about what it was like to take 3 months off blogging πŸ˜€

    so are you loving it over her in Australia?

  5. How about making money using BANS. I would love to read what is your strategy/method on this or even if you used it before or after the move down under.

    Me, I’m making money and even wrote a software(AuctionSiteWriter) to make them faster for me and others.

    http://www.mcgrathinfosolution.com/auctionsitewriter_en.htm
    It’s still in pre-launch mode/price.

    Okay, maybe it’s too much for the first time. Make it a series if you want. πŸ˜‰

  6. Hey Bob. Welcome back. We’d love to hear more about how you sold your blog. And of course….who actually bought it!

    1. It looks like he’s not at liberty to say.

      1. HOW MUCH THAT GUY PAID FOR BUYING BLOG AND HOW MUCH FOR BUYING HIS LIBERTY TO SPEAK ABOUT IT πŸ™‚

        1. Deal is undisclosed. I think it was part of the terms of the sale.

  7. sarah says:

    Kangaroos! πŸ™‚

    How about telling us about your experiences with kangaroos?
    How often do you see them?
    Have you ever seen them put a baby in their “pouch”?

    Seriously – it could be a fun post, or maybe you could save that idea for when you having trouble coming up with a topic. My only request is that you please be nicer than John’s Lobster Post πŸ™‚ No offense John, I love you but that post was “nightmare-ish”.

  8. Hey Bob nice post on John’s site. Anywhoo I have a topic of discussion for you. I’m a newbie to the online ad space and have been testing out different services to see which works the best. But some of the services just don’t seem to always work out like I target the urban market and I thought it would be cool to do affiliate ads with urban clothing lines. But so far that’s not generating any money.

    So when should you give up on an ad or affiliate program?

  9. chris.pund says:

    How about a series or single post about buying and selling blogs? What to look for in the purchase, what things to focus on when making them better, and setting a value for them?

  10. Sweepstakes says:

    Hi Cow! I’d like to see a post about how to anazlyze your competitor’s backlinks and “cannibalize” those links by getting similar links to point to your site. Welcome back!

    1. Abdul says:

      Thats an evil idea, and I’d like to hear Cow speak about it!

      1. This is an AWESOME idea. SunTzu would be enthusiastically supportive.

  11. Doing it all over again? What is your new blog going to be about? Another MMO?
    Why don’t you write about how it is to sell a nice profiting blog and do it all over again with expecting to climb back up? I’m sure that’s gotta be tough for you, even if you’ve done it once already.

    1. I think he is going down a different route now…and is using his “real name” i think this blog is a keepy πŸ˜‰

  12. Shanel Yang says:

    Would love to hear about the differences between male and female bloggers, if you’ve noticed any generalizations you could share. And, the differences between male and female blog readers. πŸ˜›

  13. Ralph says:

    Great post John.

    1. tyna says:

      Did you read the post?

      1. Well, Bob guy used to pose as John Cow, so he is kind of close.

    2. Another one of those “i’ll comment but not read the post” person.

  14. How about a post on publicity and how to get your name or blog mentioned on the national airwaves. I see many of the mommy bloggers and political bloggers getting face time on the Today Show, Fox News and others but I’m not seeing many money making bloggers, personal bloggers or daddy bloggers getting mentions. One or two mentions in the National Media could propel any small time blooger into the big time.

  15. Enkay Blog says:

    I personally think the more interesting post would be “The 10 Mooost Interesting Things I Did While I Was Away”. I’m sure most of us are curious to find out anyway!

  16. Uncle Gav says:

    How about a day in the life of you. Now that you’re starting afresh, how do you intend to organise your time day by day etc. How many hours per day do you expect to do to get back in full swing etc?

  17. Benzamin says:

    Hai
    be confident to be a blogger

  18. How about series of posts on
    “Global Warming”
    “Unequal distribution of financial resources”
    “Power of multinational corporations over governments”
    “Imminent danger of worldwide catastrophe”
    “Racism, sexism, hatred of homosexuals, anti-Semitism”
    Or just share with us how you doing in Australia
    or Just teach me ” What smart bloggers do when Dumb things happens.”

    1. Ed Lau says:

      John Chow is not really an authority on any of those things. Well, maybe “What dumb bloggers do when dumb things happen?”

  19. DatBlogger says:

    How about you write a post about how it was before, during and after you had the JC parody site. Do you regret that you sold it or giving it away the best decision you’ve made?

    Looking forward to reading your new blog. πŸ™‚

  20. Hey Bob , I thought Johncow.com was still yours , what made me think that I don`t know. Haven`t ran across the posts about selling it maybe. I was in the COWpetition contest and now in the IPhone 3G .. What price was it sold for? And who actually bought it? We are all curios .. :mrgreen:

  21. Tom Sawyer says:

    How about a post about the different genres of blogs. I know there are a lot of blogs about the author’s everyday activities, but it seems like there are a ton of blogs dedicated to making money online.

    1. tyna says:

      I see those making money online blog everywhere,I keep wondering how many actually make good money out of it.
      So it will be a good idea to post about other types of blogs too.

  22. Kacper says:

    β€œGreat post John!”

    Ok, Just kidding. 😈
    My post suggestion is: How to use humour to make more money online?

  23. Abdul says:

    If i have an idea of someting to Blog about I’d use it at my blog rather than talking about it here!

  24. fas says:

    Tom Sawyer i totally agree with you, almost 70% of blogs i visit have the title Make Money online so its just to common nowadays :mrgreen:

  25. Sean H says:

    Your opinions of incorporating automated RSS feeds into a blog. Does it help in any way or is it best to stick with your own original content.
    Thanks

  26. David Dunn says:

    I’d love to see more posts about starting out blogging. And also posts to do with those who have recently started out blogging. I feel some of the posts on here, although they are great, are aimed slightly above those who are ‘beginners’.

    Just my 2p worth and hopefully I’ll see some more basic stuff on here in the future.

    Good luck with your posts on John Chow – I did enjoy reading this one πŸ™‚

  27. Talk Binary says:

    I’d actually see the process of selling a blog as well. I have a blog that I’m wanting to sell for any price, I just want to maximize its profit. I know it won’t sell for any big bucks, but I just want to get rid of it. πŸ™‚

  28. Ben Moreno says:

    I recommend you write a topic about the ICANN’s decision to allow ANY domain names.

  29. Ben Moreno says:

    Woops! I mean, you should write about the ICANN’s decision to allow ANY domain names.

  30. Ronald Su says:

    You should write about how to keep blogging and not give up even when you have little comments, no reader, and no revenue.

  31. Now that you’re in Australia and Ed Dale lives there, why not partake in the Thirty Day Challenge and blog about it?
    http://tinyurl.com/5lzysb . (Not an affliate link – more of a prizes link)

  32. Geiger says:

    I like affiliate marketing and I like women. How about “Hot Girl in Search” of the month. Or “My account manager is hotter than yours”?

  33. I’d say how to make your first $1,000/m blogging.

  34. Mike Saf says:

    Start off by writing about how much different this place is from your last moo pasture.

  35. This idea is gold:

    By easiest, you could analyze the ease of use of the site, how easy it is to scale using the same template, how easily the site gets indexed (for example, i bet hubpages gets indexed more quickly than blinkweb sites), etc.

  36. B. Durant says:

    Topic: How to bring a blog back bigger and better than ever from a long (or even short) hiatus.
    Nice post by the way, John Bob! 😯
    Sorry couldn’t help myself.

  37. OCGolfCourse says:

    How cows and Chows relate to golf and you’ve got a natural way to link to my website with this post idea πŸ™‚

  38. Bob Jones says:

    Some excellent suggestions kids, looks like you’ve given me enough stuff to babble about for a while :mrgreen:

    1. Better get your own avatar Bob, this is confusing.

  39. Earnblogger says:

    Write how to shut down a parody/copycat blog. πŸ˜€

  40. DotDriven says:

    Hey, it’s my favorite slacker lol.

    It’s funny Bob, I actually posted a complement over on the cow about how good your new direction was and how it was nice to see you actually posting some good content again…only to learn it WASN’T YOU lol. Sad that it took a new owner to make it good again :(.

    Anyway, since you have had a refresher, hopefully you will be able to bring some of the goodness that you started out with back when you really had some good post and content. Back before I started bitching ;). If you can bring that early humor and insight and actually post some meat then it should be a great new start. And if not, well, your later empty post and nonsense should fit in well with the food post and paid reviews here ;).

    I vote for your early humor and quality! Bring back the cow that we used to enjoy reading πŸ˜‰

  41. AhTim says:

    Anyway, you have done a good job in your blogging life! πŸ˜›

    –blog for dream–

  42. Chaaps says:

    I enjoyed your comments. I am new to blogging and discovered John’s blog through Chris G’s blog. I have two suggestions for your articles:

    1. A How To with WordPress for beginners: Their provided information can be confusing.
    2. How to utilize a blog for charity organizations. We just sponsored a free community picnic in a “Get To Know Your Neighbor” campaign. Now, I am putting together a pirate treasure hunt and would like to blog the map clues and provide an avenue for participants to track the hunt. ( Plus, it can’t hurt growing our blog.) You can look at it at our site:
    http://www.chaapsinternational.com/ and I have put together the tracking through ning.

    I hope you’ll give our site a free plug and thanks.

  43. Mr. Rajawang says:

    I am beginning to feel if Chow is really a Cow in disguise..

  44. 32k a month is a pretty damn good earning. i’d take a 10th of that but have just started blogging this year. Roll on the good times.

  45. Syed Balkhi says:

    Great to see here buddy. Now I need to check your personal blog closely. By the way if you need a design for your blog, you might want to consider the pimp my blog show on my blog because I make a custom design every month for one of my lucky readers. Read the detail on that page.

  46. dcr says:

    Greatest post EVER, John! Wow!

    Er, oops… πŸ˜‰

  47. Asswass says:

    Bob I’ve always wanted to know how do you make online invoices for your private advertisers. Do you need to follow some lineups. Which are legal, which aren’t?
    Thanx

  48. Ashley says:

    Since you just started your own blog, JottingJones.com, why not give us weekly updates into your traffic numbers, revenue, and what you’re doing to promote the site. It would be an interesting case study from the very very start.

  49. JasonD says:

    Bobmeister,
    Any thoughts on the growing trend of FICTION BLOGS? You reckon the Chow cash-gathering principles still apply?

    I’m having a go with The Curly Situation – a crazy online crime novel based on an Aussie cricketer. But traffic is so minimal I’m starting to despair.

    JD

  50. hobbies says:

    Do a couple of quick random blog reviews and give your opinion on which are most likely to succeed. Don’t make it so random you don’t make my review first πŸ˜€

  51. Flimjo says:

    How about a post detailing different ideas for how to make $100 per day. A lot of people wonder how to work from home or make money from an online website or blog, but what they don’t realize is that it doesn’t take much money at all to leave one’s job and work from home on various online ventures and projects. $100/day is a good goal, and any information that you have or that you can think of would be a great post for people in that area.

  52. Forumistan says:

    One of the best posts, Mr. Chow πŸ˜‰

  53. I would like to know how to start a successful blog and then sell it for a lot of money – how much work and investment that would involve, how to choose a good niche, how to get lots of traffic etc.

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