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Blog Income Report – February 2008

written by John Chow on March 1, 2008

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Hey! It’s a brand new month and that means it’s time to the famous John Chow dot Com blog income report. These income reports came about because of a case study I started way back in September 2006. I wanted to see if money could be made by blogging and using this blog as a test case was a logical choice. Before September, John Chow dot Com was a personal blog for me to ramble about whatever was on my mind and did not make any money.

Starting with just Google AdSense, the blog made $352.94 in its first month as a monetized site and quickly grew from there. Last month, the blog made $30,616.35. Not only was that a new income record, it was the first time the blog broke $30K. Being the shortest month of the year, February normally results in less income than January. However, the final number is still quite impressive.

Total Blog Income for February 2008: $29,643.01

While blog income is down from January, the per day income has gone up to $1,022.17. If February had the same number of days as January, I would be posting another income record. Here’s the income breakdown.

Blog traffic in February was 253,227 page views from 134,931 visitors, according to Google Analytics. If you take the blog page views and divide it by the blog income, you will get a site wide eCPM of $117.06. What this means is for every 1000 page views, John Chow dot Com makes $117.06, or 11.7 cents per view. How much would your blog make if it made $117 for every 1000 page views? February represents the first month that the blog broke the $1,000 per day barrier.

Blog expenses for the month were $487.56 for contextual advertising on Google AdWords and Bidvertiser. Hosting for John Chow dot Com is sponsored by BlueFur Web Hosting. They provide this blog with great service and amazing uptime. Use coupon code JohnChowRocks to get 15% off any BlueFur hosting packages.

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{ 179 comments }

Reed March 1, 2008 at 10:51 am

Wow, this is one of the first reports I have seen, just started reading your blog, but I’m amazed at how much private ad space is getting you.

Krsto March 1, 2008 at 12:49 pm

Great John. I’ve been reading this blog for some time now, and thanks to it I made my own. You are all welcome… Today I published my first post, and John believe me – you are a big part of it!

Greetings from Krsto

Wosko Jagora March 1, 2008 at 1:50 pm

Give us a shout when you hit the 30K a month mark, will you? :cool:

RacerX March 1, 2008 at 3:45 pm

…He did last month :)

Matt Kho March 1, 2008 at 7:22 pm

i think he meant krsto

Krsto March 2, 2008 at 4:03 am

Yes, of course!!!

Not John Chow March 2, 2008 at 8:09 am

We all can dream!

Krsto March 2, 2008 at 12:50 pm

Tnx 4 being positive :???: :shock:

Syed Balkhi March 3, 2008 at 5:46 am

just a reality ;) wish you good luck.

Eastwood March 1, 2008 at 11:21 pm

you’ve come a long way John, keep up the good work!

Hustle Strategy March 3, 2008 at 10:34 am

Profits look great for February. Nothing to be ashamed of.

Money Never Sleeps March 6, 2008 at 10:59 am

This is one of the most popular regular blog income updates on the internet. I wonder how long it will take for this blog to earn 100K per month, because it doesn’t seem like the earnings upward trend is peaking. WOW! Mon Dieu!

Not John Chow March 14, 2008 at 1:16 pm

I was lazy this month and have fallen further behind the great John Chow. I still like comparing my stats with John’s even though the graphs make my blog look non-existant (which it practically is!). It is still great fun to see a master at work. Thanks John and congrats!

Zac Johnson March 1, 2008 at 10:55 am

Congrats! That darn February always messes things up! At least you got the extra day for the leap year! $30k+ next month easily. :twisted:

MoneyNing March 1, 2008 at 11:07 am

That extra day was good for me since I closed a private ad deal on the last day of the month so it helped for me anyway! :)

MoneyNing March 1, 2008 at 11:09 am

Actually I don’t think this site cares much about how many days are in the month since most of the month is made with ads that is based on a monthly price and not based on the number of days.

That said though, I am sure John can pull down $30k+ next month too.

Think Like An SOB March 1, 2008 at 12:44 pm

Zac, with all the coverage you got from ASW08, I think your blog earnings will be up there pretty soon. Good luck.

Chris Jacobson March 2, 2008 at 8:25 am

Down $1,000? Ouch!

Affiliate Confession March 3, 2008 at 4:48 pm

When your blog makes $30k per month, $1,000 isn’t all that much.

Start Blogging March 1, 2008 at 11:05 am

Congrats! You survived the short month, so I expect to see another 30k month in March! :P

Mayank Rocks March 1, 2008 at 1:29 pm

I am sure that the figure will be 31k :mrgreen:

Eastwood March 1, 2008 at 11:22 pm

30k? He’s going for 50! :twisted:

MoneyNing March 1, 2008 at 11:05 am

Congrats! At least I can say that Feb was my highest earnings month at $1253.43 while John didn’t hit a new high last month :twisted:

RacerX March 1, 2008 at 3:47 pm

That’s Great! Congratulations!

Krsto March 2, 2008 at 6:49 am

Wish you all the best in March.

Start Blogging March 1, 2008 at 11:10 am

Question: Do you have to pay for hosting? You say BlueFur sponsors you, does that mean they are hosting you for free in exchange for shout outs here and there?

MoneyNing March 1, 2008 at 11:16 am

John pays something like $3600 for his hosting for TTZ Media but I believed he’s sponsored by bluefur for this site.

Eastwood March 1, 2008 at 11:23 pm

I’m pretty sure bluefur pays for it. They get the publicity in return.

SEO Optimization March 2, 2008 at 7:00 am

If a hosting sponsors a site it means that the site is being hosted for free of course. It is a good deal actually, they get featured at least once a month and get a shout once in awhile too, the value of the shouts and mentions estimated are well worth then the server cost.

Yet a great revenue, $1k a day thats yummie indeed.

Krsto March 2, 2008 at 7:30 am

I agree it is a great deal. Not only the shouts are worth, but they get a higher PR also, and they are certainly ranked better for some keywords/phrases. It’s magic, man.

Chris R March 1, 2008 at 11:17 am

Aye Carumba. Great consistent results. You’re doing well for yourself, JC, congrats.

team ray March 1, 2008 at 11:22 am

john chow you da masn. hustlers around the world are bowing down to you :lol: :lol:

Jim March 1, 2008 at 11:24 am

Big news John! Congrats on that awesome earnings report. I am trying to monetize my blog site as effectively as possible, and posts like this really keep my morale high, based on the fact that it is very possible to dominate the web and get some great value from a simple blogging website. Keep up the great work :grin:

Affiliate Confession March 1, 2008 at 11:25 am

Way to go John on another amazing month for earnings. You are definitely an inspiration.

Mayank Rocks March 1, 2008 at 1:30 pm

I got inspired by John Chow to start my own blog. He is an awesome man. His hard work in the start inspired me a lot. :smile:

Carl - Thatblogsite.com March 1, 2008 at 2:06 pm

John was also an extreme influence in learning to blog, earning this kind of money each month just inspires anyone to have a go!

Eastwood March 1, 2008 at 11:23 pm

An inspiration indeed!

fucc March 1, 2008 at 11:45 am

congratz for feb! but i’ve seen that you have lost another page rank point…now you are 3

Think Like An SOB March 1, 2008 at 12:42 pm

I dont think he relies on organic traffic for this site.

Natalie March 1, 2008 at 5:22 pm

Page Ranking is useless now that it has been bastardized by Google.

MoneyNing March 1, 2008 at 6:21 pm

I agree somewhat other than the fact that the smaller sites (like mine) get more sponsors when the PR is higher.

Mine being PR5 does give me more inquiries but doesn’t really send much more google traffic.

Chetan March 1, 2008 at 6:35 pm

Yep i too am one of those who will just ignore PR now..
This blog is a perfect example showing that PR isn’t everything for earning, traffic comes first.

Syed Balkhi March 3, 2008 at 5:47 am

agreed PR is just a thing of the past that i don’t use any more and recommend others to do the same.

Azrael March 2, 2008 at 7:46 am

What do you mean by bastardized? I think that one of the best ways to get income from blog is to get a high page rank!

Tibi Puiu March 1, 2008 at 11:54 am

Impressive figures as always John.

Tom Beaton March 1, 2008 at 11:58 am

Classic John Chow. These income reports are pure genius. So much so everyone has copied the concept.

Lazy millionaire March 1, 2008 at 12:14 pm

Wow, I want to be like you,I wish my blog starts to make bigmoney soon! :wink:

rick March 1, 2008 at 12:25 pm

I’m quite amazed how much your making with private ads.. dang

David Grace March 1, 2008 at 12:31 pm

Hello John,
I love your set up and for those who haven’t read your ebook, good all the more for me. :cool:
Seriously, though, the book is fantastic and I have already began to implement bits and pieces. I just need to drive lots more traffic.

Thanks – david

Think Like An SOB March 1, 2008 at 12:36 pm

It really is amazing that this blog produces that kind of income. Can you imagine if you add up ttzmedia and ttz also what kind of bank he makes?

Ron@TheWisdomJournal March 1, 2008 at 12:45 pm

Great job John.
I’m proud to say that I’ve followed your lead on a lot of things and now have 450 to 500 readers and last month made about $175. I’ve only been doing this for 8 weeks! Not only that, but I got about 145,000 page views last month too.

Your ideas work. Period. :cool:

RacerX March 1, 2008 at 3:49 pm

That’s incredible progress. Great Job!

MoneyNing March 1, 2008 at 3:58 pm

I agree with RacerX. That’s incredible progress :)

Good job with the pageviews and subscriber count!

Go2Wellington March 1, 2008 at 12:47 pm

Excellent! John, Congrats!!

TradeCommodityOptions.com March 1, 2008 at 1:03 pm

Congrats John. I see RSS Readership is climbing very fast. Good for you.

Mayank Rocks March 1, 2008 at 1:28 pm

Yeah. Shocking. It was 15k some days back. Today I saw 21k almost. And now it dropped to 18k unfortunately.

Simon Lau March 2, 2008 at 5:07 am

I’m wondering if there was a change in the way feedburner is calculating the number of readers….I saw a 4K jump in 1 day earlier this week or last week which is huge

Mayank Rocks March 1, 2008 at 1:24 pm

29.643k is awesome. Congrats John. Well, we should not forget that this month had only 29 days. If it had 31 days like the previous month, it could have been the best month ever. Congrats again.

iPhone in Canada March 1, 2008 at 1:46 pm

Nice work John! Missed ya guys today at Pho, but I will be there next week. :)

Nick Sullivan March 1, 2008 at 1:57 pm

Amazing.

Fernando March 1, 2008 at 2:47 pm

Hi John,

What do you mean with “Private Ad Sales”?

Why aren’t you using adsense?

Anyway, congrats and keep it up!

John Chow March 1, 2008 at 4:44 pm

Ads I sold myself. Why should I use AdSense?

Fernando March 2, 2008 at 12:22 pm

I’m just starting with this online advertising thing, so I don’t know if there are obvious reasons to discard Adsense.

It’s just that I was surprised that you were not currently using Adsense even though you recommended it in your eBook. Did you change your mind concerning Adsense since writing that eBook?

Krsto March 2, 2008 at 12:45 pm

If you read the book than sure you haven’t missed the part “monetize your blog with multiple sources”

ismabera March 1, 2008 at 2:51 pm

ola John and everybody
After almost 2 months I have computer again so I can read your blog(s) and make comments. Today I downloaded your GREAT eBook.
I didn’t read all yet. But, I learned a lot from first few pages.
I was reading carefuly chapter :oops: “10 blogging mistakes to avoid”. I am doing the most of mistakes and I suppose a lot of bloggers are doing this mistakes. Specialy those , who are “Not Reading John Chow Dot Com” :lol:
Now I am getting understand why i do not earn with my blog(s) :cool: YET!

Michael March 1, 2008 at 2:58 pm

Reading this post gives me a bit of hope. Feb was my site’s first month and it generated $1736.85 from adsense largely due to high traffic sites writing about it (non-paid reviews). Hopefully i’ll be able to grow to 5k/month by the end of the year.

Danny Brothers March 9, 2008 at 12:42 pm

Totally lame for you to say that in your very first month you’re making $1,700. RIGHT!

Terry Tay March 1, 2008 at 3:08 pm

Very inspiring results John and I’m sure each time you post your totals you get more subscribers downloading your ebook.

Most would be happy to get the amount of income you did from even just one of those sources, never mind from all as you have.

Great work and well deserved for all the effort you put into it.

~Terry

Bloggerking March 1, 2008 at 3:41 pm

Congrats again…great earnings…what wrong with your pagerank..now it is PR3

Money Management! March 1, 2008 at 3:48 pm

Congrats John, your blog revenue figures are an inspiration to us all. Keep it up man!

Mubin March 1, 2008 at 4:31 pm

Kind of selling out by saying that the blog income being down should be blamed on the fact that there are less days in the month.

Considering the fact that all ads on this site are based on a monthly pay terms, and you no longer run contextual advertising. It is a shame when you consider the fact that you have addedd the pull down ads and the ads at the top of the site as well.

Telling people that the per day earnings are up is a nice way to confuse anyone when you consider that the only reason it is up is because of the 28 days.

John Chow March 1, 2008 at 4:42 pm

Your assumption that my ad revenue is fixed is incorrect. Text Link Ads, affiliates sales and TTZ Media are all based on traffic and number of days the ads run. For example TLA are based on 30 day pricing. If there are less days, the price is pro-rated. Less days in the month also means less days to sell reviews. I got a review order today but it has to go into the new month. If there was 30 days this month, it would have been included in the total.

Don'tKidAround March 1, 2008 at 11:19 pm

Who are you kidding John? Let’s face it. You are just trying to beat the drum, so that more private ad sales will be made.

January 2008
* Private Ad Sales: $15,440.00
* Affiliate Commissions: $6,147.45
* ReviewMe: $5,700.00
* Text Link Ads: $2007.99
* Kontera: $1,000.00
* TTZ Media: $320.91
* Grand Total: $30,616.35
February 2008
* Private Ad Sales: 14,450.00 DOWN by $1,000
* Affiliate Commissions: $7,553.06 DOWN $2,000
* ReviewMe: $4,000.00 DOWN DOWN by $1,700
* Text Link Ads: $2,289.70 UP by $200
* Kontera: $1,000.00 SAME
* TTZ Media: $350.25 UP $20
* Grand Total: $29,643.01 DOWN $1,000

Don’t tell me because of a day lacking, you earned 15% in terms of your affiliate commssions, and 8% in terms of your private ad sales? Even your TLA is down.

Face it, your blog is drawing less attention. You are just beating the drums.

Mayank Rocks March 2, 2008 at 4:36 am

I would not consider a few hundreds of dollors less than the previous month as “Blog drawing less attention” LOL. You made me laugh loud.

Alvin Phang March 2, 2008 at 10:16 pm

Well if you are complaining that much why not put your name and website and see how much you can make.. :cool:

Mubin March 2, 2008 at 5:31 am

My apologies than, I was on the assumption that TLA was fixed on a monthly period.

Besides TLA and TTZ, your private ad sales were down, and I know that is fixed on a monthly basis add in the fact that you did add 2 new advertising methods it is a bit of a let down.

Not hating John, just bringing things to light.

DUI Insurance March 1, 2008 at 4:52 pm

That’s amazing John.

I would like to make a request please: Please start showing us the amount of time you spend on the blog each month. An earnings per hour report would be a lot of fun. My guess is that you spent no more than 30 hours on this blog in Feb. That’s about $1k per hour. Am I close?

:razz:

Nate March 1, 2008 at 5:06 pm

I just wish I could get the traffic….starting with an unemployment check I can hardly get by on anyway makes it seem impossible.

Mister Jester March 1, 2008 at 5:06 pm

John,

Your work shows for itself. It give motivation, but if I want to make money like you, I got to think one step ahead of you! Great work!!!
:lol:

Ty Brown March 1, 2008 at 5:12 pm

Congrats on a record month!

Mister Jester March 1, 2008 at 5:16 pm

Congratz John. Your an inspiration.

Natalie March 1, 2008 at 5:20 pm

You are talking Canadian Dollars right? Not American dollars. :cool:

So CAN$29,643.01 would really only be USD$28,753.72. Just kidding! I know that you are talking US Dollars. :razz:

You’re right the Canadian Dollar has really strengthened against the US dollar over the past few years. Back in 1998 one Canadian Dollar was only 70 cents, now it’s up to 97 cents. :shock:

Affiliate Confession March 1, 2008 at 5:21 pm

I see that your RSS readers are increasing too. You went from 17K to 18K in about 2 days.

Chetan March 1, 2008 at 6:18 pm

Yep that number was constantly increasing but the surprising increase in 1k readers happened in the past 2-3 days itself, i too had noticed that. :shock:

Simon Lau March 1, 2008 at 5:22 pm

Amazing numbers once again. Out of curiosity, do you get the same ppc rate for ttz media or a special one since you own it?

Andrew Galasetti March 1, 2008 at 5:30 pm

Wow. It still amazes me every month. I wish my blog was earning $117 CPM. I could quit my job and be set for a while. :grin:
-Andrew

MoneyNing March 1, 2008 at 6:27 pm

If you are getting the kind of traffic that makes $117 CPM a job quitting achievement, then you should really start tweaking your site because you obviously have tons of traffic!

Andrew Galasetti March 1, 2008 at 6:36 pm

Hey MoneyNing,
I’m actually in the process of tweaking my site now so that I can have more ad spaces and offer more private ad options.
-Andrew

MoneyNing March 1, 2008 at 9:07 pm

Good for you! With a lot of traffic, I’m sure you can sell some private ads. You might need to launch a marketing campaign to get some initial demand though, something John is amazing at.

Andrew Galasetti March 2, 2008 at 7:07 am

Thanks for the compliment. :grin: I think March will be my best month yet.

-Andrew

Krsto March 2, 2008 at 7:35 am

I’m shure it will. I only suggest you to work up your blog’s theme. Your content is great, but there are still those readers who won’t come back if you don’t have the sparky design. I have the same problem on my blog.

Andrew Galasetti March 2, 2008 at 9:56 am

Thanks Krsto. Yeah I’m trying to tweak my design right now so that it’ll look cleaner and more attractive.
-Andrew

Mayank Rocks March 2, 2008 at 4:37 am

haha. Everybody thinks like that :mrgreen:

Chetan March 1, 2008 at 5:52 pm

Good stats and income report there John..
30k $ is something just huge from a blog!!!

Wisdom March 1, 2008 at 6:14 pm

Wow nice job. I noticed your page rank went down a few days ago too.

Affiliate Confession March 1, 2008 at 6:20 pm

Yea, I just noticed his PR went from a 4 to a 3. I don’t get Google, John’s site gets more authority by more and more people linking to article after article and they lower his PR. But that’s Google.

The Rookie March 1, 2008 at 8:25 pm

Are you serious? Google has made it loud and clear that selling links on you site will lower your PR. This has been written about on numerous occasions. Where do you think a large percentage of his income comes from?

MillionDollarJourney March 1, 2008 at 6:45 pm

John, you know what might be interesting. Along with your monthly updates, it would be nice to see a percentage increase/decrease from the month before.

for example:

private ad sales: $x (+10%)
kontera: $y (+0%)
total: $z (+20%)
etc

Chris Austria March 1, 2008 at 6:57 pm

No wonder you incur so much ire from your “haters”…LOL
Keep making money JC and laugh all the way to the bank. Soon I will be right behind you.

MoneyNing March 1, 2008 at 9:09 pm

John’s blog is not really about making him rich. He has TTZ media for that. I bet he does his blog so he has something to do everyday since I’m sure his other sites (techcrunch, ttz media) where the $$$ is doesn’t take that much time now that they are setup.

Azrael March 2, 2008 at 7:53 am

TTZ Media is his site too!

David March 1, 2008 at 7:09 pm

You make more in a month than I make pretty much all year, and even worse, your ReviewMe this month is more than I make in a month. That’s just one of your income sources making more than I make all month. Just wow. And this is JUST from this blog, correct?

Sportsrmylife March 1, 2008 at 7:14 pm

I am calling my shot here…March you are going to have a $40k month! I will also say that June is going to be your first $50k month!

Chetan March 1, 2008 at 7:30 pm

Not sure if there would be a big 10k jump in a single month lol..
Why not 35k :smile:

MoneyNing March 1, 2008 at 9:11 pm

Have you thought about where that 10 or 20k is going to come from?

Mayank Rocks March 2, 2008 at 4:39 am

Income doesn’tincrease so fast lol. hahaha.

If the income would increase so fast, John would have been earning 100k+ by now… :???:

ViralKing March 1, 2008 at 7:15 pm

Where is the trackback to this post?

Anyways, mentioned it in my Sunday Summary:

http://www.viralking.com/sunday-summary-02032008/

Jeremy Steele March 1, 2008 at 7:57 pm

Great job, keep up the good work. $34,500 for March,

Making money online ideas March 1, 2008 at 7:58 pm

Great earnings. I tried Kontera on one of my blogs but with not too much of success

Online Affiliate Network March 1, 2008 at 8:11 pm

I couldn’t say something John, except wow… Would you mind if i ask you what affiliate network are you using?

Hondo March 1, 2008 at 8:28 pm

A Job well done, John. Keep doin’ your thing. I love the way you diversify your income.

Tj @ BareFly.com March 1, 2008 at 9:01 pm

Well done john you have my eyes…

Affiliate Marketing March 1, 2008 at 9:01 pm

Looking good. I always like reading your blog income posts.

Mike Huang March 1, 2008 at 11:26 pm

I always wait for these posts on all blogs :)

-Mike

Alison March 2, 2008 at 12:48 am

Hi,
I notice that Michael Kwan writes many posts & reviews on your blog.

How come he is never listed in your blog expenses??? Surely he must be getting compensated for writing all of those articles. If so, wouldn’t your monthly blog totals need to be adjusted to reflect that expense?

Thank you. Congratulations on your success!
Alison

John Chow March 2, 2008 at 3:37 pm

Michael Kwan is Canadian. He works for food.

Monty March 2, 2008 at 1:20 am

That’s quite an increase since the old days of only relying on one income stream (Adsense), great job.

Tinh March 2, 2008 at 1:35 am

It is still impressive as not many bloggers can reach that milestone. But I am still wondering why your PR is now 3 while others are 6 & 7. Thanks, congrats!

Mayank Rocks March 2, 2008 at 1:53 am

I think I know why…..

Feature Site Sponsorship

Feature Sites are located site wide on the right sidebar, above the Recent Articles section. Pricing is $240 per month per link. If you’re interested in buying a Feature Site link, send the anchor text and URL to [email protected] and pay with the PayPal link below.

Maybe because google detected paid links and thought about penalise?

Johnchow.com is such a big site that even without any link building it won’t fall below 4, so it is definitely a penalty. Maybe, I ain’t sure.

But anyway no body cares about PR now. The readership of this blog is so huge that he doesnt give importance to page ranks anymore.
PR is also losing its value these days.

Krsto March 2, 2008 at 2:14 am

Gyutae Park wrote about it on his blog… Crawl rate is the new Page Rank although I think it’s little overeacting…

Mayank Rocks March 2, 2008 at 5:28 am

Who?
url please?

Bored King March 2, 2008 at 2:55 am

Regards for the money you make.

I ove your blog, i just got here from my friends blog, through http://blog.belive.ws google ads.

Regards,
Steve

Jan Alvin March 2, 2008 at 3:18 am

Wow!! I hope I can earn that much too!!

Krsto March 2, 2008 at 4:09 am

With some work involved, why not. But, it takes money to make money, and John is superb at giving a little and taking a lot. I don’t meen anything negative – it’s a rare skill. John, you should be prowd.

Ruchir Choudhary March 2, 2008 at 5:24 am

John, just an advice but it’s seriously getting stale with you using the first two paragraphs for each income report. Change it, seriously…

eMarketing Chat March 2, 2008 at 6:00 am

To be honest with you, this time it’s a little bit disappointing your blog income! :grin:

Because I see that your RSS subscribers made a big jump lately, maybe we should wait for next month’s report.

Krsto March 2, 2008 at 6:46 am

Can’t wait… Another reason to shoot myself! :shock:
Just kidding man… Great work!

David Chew March 2, 2008 at 6:06 am

Congratulation john. :grin:

Azrael March 2, 2008 at 7:58 am

Congrats on your milestone!

Lisa March 2, 2008 at 8:02 am

Wow, another great month!!!

Lisa March 2, 2008 at 8:03 am

Amazing!

Pinay Mommy March 2, 2008 at 9:49 am

wow..there’s a great discussion going on here! well anyway, i am just here to congratulate the man who made big in blogging. i really didn’t know JC back then but i always see his name in all blogs that talks about making money with their blogs. again congrats both for the income and the increase of RSS subscribers!

Teddy Wong March 2, 2008 at 9:58 am

Great result !

Tim March 2, 2008 at 10:08 am

My question is, what is the NET income, after expenses?
How much did you spend on advertising, hosting, and other items for the month of February?
It’d be nice with your monthly income reports to also show a monthly expense report!

John Chow March 2, 2008 at 3:40 pm

Read the entire post.

Tim March 2, 2008 at 6:19 pm

I did read the entire post..You stated:
“Blog expenses for the month were $487.56 for contextual advertising on Google AdWords and Bidvertiser. Hosting for John Chow dot Com is sponsored by BlueFur Web Hosting.”

Is that ALL you spent, and by your hosting being sponsored by BlueFur, are you saying that you dont pay any cash for it??? If so, you rock! How many hours would you say you put into the blog over the course of a month?

John Chow March 2, 2008 at 9:07 pm

That’s all that was spent that was related to the blog. I guess I could include dining out but the blog doesn’t need to eat. Sponsored by BlueFur means I don’t pay for hosting. Not only do I not pay for hosting, BlueFur pays me to use them. :twisted:

Walter March 2, 2008 at 11:24 am

$30K/mo.? I would be happy with !0% of that. Still haven’t gotten the E-book, John. How long does it usually take?
You’re probably tired of hearing it but, nonetheless, you are an inspiration.

Designer Sunglasses March 2, 2008 at 11:49 am

John Chow, those are absolutely awesome results! Great inspiration for any budding blogger. Keep up the great work and I hope you keep going from strength to strength.

Krsto March 2, 2008 at 12:03 pm

I’m still not the RSS subscriber here. I wait to be the 22000th :lol: :lol:

Hope you reward me 4 it!

Chetan March 2, 2008 at 12:20 pm

Lol there are changes in numbers in hundreds of subscriptions so no one will be sure what number you were when subscribing ;)

Krsto March 2, 2008 at 12:42 pm

I will know!!! :mrgreen:

Giorgio @ conferenzastampa.com March 2, 2008 at 12:54 pm

Absolutely great incomes, in particular for Ad Sense. Is it the first program fo monetize a blog or a website?
Just for information: I have my italian website (a newspaper) and I have Google Ad Sense with other programs like tradedoubler… The italian programs of payperclick can give you only 2/4 eurocents for a click… ridicolous in front of the Ad Sense payments. In Italy we are 100 years behind.
John if you wanna open a .it website in italian, just send me an email!!

Affiliate Confession March 2, 2008 at 1:31 pm

Amazing, it looks like every time I visit your blog lately your rss readers have increased by more than 1,000 per day Are you noticing an increase in traffic in the last week?

Terry Tay March 2, 2008 at 1:39 pm

I guess success breeds more success for JohnChow dot com

As others learn about John’s site and blog about it, their readers come and visit, and subscribe as well. It’s like a viral video speading around the internet like wild fire.

Eventually anyone searching for ways to make money online will come across this site.

~Terry

Krsto March 2, 2008 at 1:53 pm

Wild fire? Bad comparison, no way JohnChow could burn. His website would survive a nuclear bomb thrown on the hosting company’s headquarters…

Krsto March 2, 2008 at 1:35 pm

It seemed like yesterday when John had 16k subscribers…

aidil azhar March 2, 2008 at 3:50 pm

how to make income like that.. my adsense only got 10 cent per day average.hUHUhu :sad: :sad: :sad:

Mike March 2, 2008 at 5:42 pm

Hi John
I am certainly glad that you just switched to start using an Aweber auto responder. I first subscribed to your mailing list with an inbox.com e-mail account around the first of the year, but got nothing. So I tried with an e-mail account on my server, but still got nothing. On Jan. 5th, 2008 I subscribed with a Yahoo e-mail account and managed to get your first e-mail. So I was able to download your e-book but got nothing after that.

Since you have switched to Aweber I first received your notice to my e-mail account on my server so I confirmed to receive your e-mail there. Since then I have also received your Aweber confirmation e-mail to my inbox.com address, which I didn’t confirm. I have not received your confirmation e-mail to my Yahoo address yet. Today, two months later after initially subscribing, since you switched to Aweber I finally received your first e-mail.

I’d have to predict that your blogs monthly income is going to increase even more because of Aweber. :smile: Now myself and probably a lot more will be notified when you make your blog entries. It goes to show it’s worth paying for the best.

Thanks
Mike

Bradley March 2, 2008 at 7:38 pm

congratz on another great month.

cashmarble.com March 2, 2008 at 8:25 pm

great achievement John. Congratulation.

Alvin Phang March 2, 2008 at 10:18 pm

Congrats John…. I also just posted mine on my blog although not as high as yours.. it’s only about $5k :razz:

vutha March 3, 2008 at 2:01 am

That is great blog. I just place Google Adsense on my blog and a small buck has been made every month.

Mayank Rocks March 3, 2008 at 5:45 am

Well, if you get a lot of traffic, at the start, even google adense can give good money. And then just get traffic, more traffic means private ads sales. Or try selling Ads on webmaster forums etc.

Harishankar March 3, 2008 at 2:29 am

you seem to be the top blog earner I have met. hats off for you…

Robert March 3, 2008 at 8:16 am

Wow, that’s a lot of money. Nevertheless, what’s the matter?? Couldn’t break $30K again??

Dividend growth investor March 3, 2008 at 8:30 am

150+ comments.. Wow John Chow is the man!

natespost March 3, 2008 at 12:53 pm

The reason this post has so many comments is because it deals specifically with what anyone come to this blog for. THE MONEY! Keep up the good work, John!

Boris Zv March 3, 2008 at 2:03 pm

Congrats man! :smile:

Saam March 3, 2008 at 6:22 pm

You do good sir, you do good. And the best part about it is that you share your success stories! Keep on keepin’ on.

Steve Ptaterson March 3, 2008 at 7:23 pm

I am wondering about bidvertiser. You pay them but don’t report any income from them unless it is grouped in with affiliates?

I signed up with them two days ago and I did not like the ads they were posting plus I tested the clicks and it did not register any clicks from a trial run. This was not from my own computer or IP address. I’m not going to signup and run ads without doing some testing.

Steve

John Chow March 3, 2008 at 7:39 pm

I don’t run bidvertiser ads on this blog. However, I do make money from their affiliate program.

1000 Master Resell Right Ebook For Free! March 4, 2008 at 1:30 am

Really Impressive income just for blogging.Congratulation dude.

Dave March 5, 2008 at 1:08 am

Amazing. And at the same time a little disheartening. I found this site I think from a Mashable piece on Ebooks you need to read. Because right now I’m Ebook and software experimenting crazy. After making I think around 3 bucks from Adsense last month with 22,000 pageviews I was like “something is REALLY wrong here.”

So John, your site is a testament that it CAN happen. Plus even some of your comment people are having success in as short as 8 weeks or 1 month. Crazy.

James Wilcox March 5, 2008 at 1:11 pm

John the way you describe the math to figure out eCPM is wrong.

page views/ income doesn’t equal 117.06… you get that figure by doing this:

Income / page views * 1000

29643.01 / 253227 * 1000 = 117.06

I just wanted to clarify this in case anyone is trying to figure out how much their own eCPM is.

Dan March 10, 2008 at 10:41 am

“I have decided to donate the income from the blog to my church and other charities. John Chow dot Com is my personal blog and making a profit from it just seems strange to me.” 10/1/2006

Are you still donating the $30K per month you make?

Chip March 13, 2008 at 1:43 am

John Chow is actually the greatest. 30.000 a month is great. I wish I had these numbers, too. Right now I make about 30$ per month, except from January when I earned 80$ from private advertising, and February when I earned 50$ from affiliate ads.

Budi Putra March 13, 2008 at 5:34 am

Wow, the numberes are amazing! Bravo!

Hans March 13, 2008 at 2:02 pm

$30K per month? i am speechless now.. :mad:

kelly March 14, 2008 at 7:51 am

:eek: wow,Great work :!:

Caleb March 14, 2008 at 1:21 pm

John, the most valuable part of this post was the mention of your free ebook…I can’t believe I never noticed that link til yesterday,so I downloaded it and was amazed!

I was compelled to write a review on it that I’d like you to take a look at. The post is called The Best eBooks I’ve Read So Far…please leave a comment and tell me what you think.

Rick March 16, 2008 at 10:48 am

Great article. I used to make more than $30K per month in my previous occupation before I retired and crashed and burned. Now I am on the comeback trail to make the money by giving good value in my blog. Been there, done that! Nice to know that it can be done by blogging. Drop by my site and sit by my campfire any time you wish. Rick

Marco March 16, 2008 at 10:48 pm

this is amazing, wish I could be like you!

Ardhi March 20, 2008 at 8:14 am

:grin:
greeting Mr. John Chow!

i just wanna say thanks for the e-book, but its feel so hard when we start and only have “free blog website”.
Most of “money maker website” rejecting the free website. Could you give us solutions ?
(mmm… please give review about my blog, anything… even it good or bad, thank you so much) :wink:

The Old Vic March 20, 2008 at 1:31 pm

Impressive stats ! Makes my $30 a month from Adsense seem rather derisory !

Tony March 20, 2008 at 6:04 pm

Fantastic. I’d be happy with one tenth of that.

Ardhi March 21, 2008 at 1:53 am

thanx for your advices…

:D i really appreciate that.

Vikas Sharma March 21, 2008 at 7:08 am

Great John!
After going through your earning stats I found something very common between us!! hehe …

Even, I make more money from TLA than Google!

God Bless and may your tribe increase!
warm regards

Ashwin Kandoi March 21, 2008 at 3:20 pm

woow thats a lot of money