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Blog Income Report – May 2008

written by John Chow on June 1, 2008

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This blog income report is going to be a little different than all the previous blog income reports. For one thing, I’ve been in China since May 12 to show that you can make money online from anywhere in the world. The biggest advantage with making money on the Internet is that it doesn’t tie you down to any one location like a job or normal business can. As long as I have an Internet connection, I can log on and make money.

Making money online from China proved more difficult than I thought. China has a great firewall that blocks many western sites. The Internet seems slower here as well. This has more to do with the fact that most of the sites I visit are in the US and the servers are there than it has to do with China’s infrastructure. How did being behind the great firewall of China affect blog income? It didn’t affect it at all.

Total Blog Income for May 2008: 227,705.80 RMB

Despite the difficulties of doing business in China, the blog posted a record high income of 227,705.80 RMB, or 228 times greater than the average monthly income of a Chinese factory worker. The income converts to $32,529.40 USD. Here is the breakdown.

  • Private Ad Sales: $16,380.00
  • Affiliate Commissions: $9,757.04
  • ReviewMe: $3,000.00
  • Text Link Ads: $2,036.22
  • Kontera: $1,000.00
  • TTZ Media: $329.50
  • Subscription: $20.00
  • FeedBurner: $6.64
  • Grand Total: $32,529.40

In April, the blog posted $29,569.05 in earnings. That was the lowest income report so far this year. It’s good to see things turn around. And I did it while in China to boot! The main things responsible for the record income level were private ad sales and affiliate commissions. Thanks to new sponsors like Neverblue Ads and Market Leverage, the blog posted record high ad sales.

Traffic to the blog went up to 323,435 page views from 183,633 visitors (let’s hear it for videos!). RSS subscriptions are at record high levels and should break 26,000 in the next few days. Blog expenses for the month went down to $225.87 for contextual advertising on Google AdWords and Bidvertiser. Hosting for John Chow dot Com is sponsored by BlueFur Web Hosting (that means I don’t have to have pay for it). BlueFur provides this blog with its own dual Xeon server and awesome service. I highly recommend them. Use coupon code JohnChowRocks to get 15% off any BlueFur hosting packages.

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Eric June 1, 2008 at 6:02 am

Congratz m8

You’ll keep on passing the 30K, way to go, no up to 40k!!!

Chris Jacobson June 1, 2008 at 8:05 am

Congrats John! Can I borrow $400?

Jacky Supit June 1, 2008 at 8:23 am

Income Report is the most post that i have been waiting for each month. So inspiring! I started my blog with no ad at all. Until now I have a good income from my blog with many balls on many baskets :). I signed up into any affiliate network one by one based on John’s Income Report, which affiliates made good money, I join them :)

Thanks John, I’ll be like you someday! ;)

fred xiao June 2, 2008 at 8:58 am

you have spoken all the words of mine. :razz: Learn from John.

AJ June 11, 2008 at 9:52 am

that’s really true, his income reports are inspiring to most bloggers, if not everyone

Terry Tay June 1, 2008 at 6:57 pm

Or can I borrow $32,529.40…
…heck…you’ll probably make that again this month no problem :wink: :lol:

Abdul June 2, 2008 at 7:36 am

If John keeps earning like this, soon he’ll become a millionaire!! :lol:
Haha, wonder when my blog gets me there…. :neutral:

make150aday June 2, 2008 at 9:06 pm

Actually never if you spent time on this blog rather than working on your own.. :)

Mayank Rocks June 3, 2008 at 12:27 am

Nope! hehe

Affiliate Confession June 1, 2008 at 6:18 pm

Shoemoney claims he made $40k in ad sales this month, you need to do something John so you can beat that.

John Chow June 1, 2008 at 10:09 pm

Shoe charges a lot more money than I do. I offer more value. :)

Michael Kwan June 2, 2008 at 2:20 am

They are ripping yourself off. It’s time to jack up those rates again. :)

Sha June 2, 2008 at 5:32 am

Agreed. Make it per WEEK!

Nicholas James June 2, 2008 at 12:54 pm

Agreed….he’s still to cheap :twisted:
Well he can wait until i release Adsung and buy a few months advertising in advance :wink:

Affiliate Confession June 2, 2008 at 6:33 pm

I guess I better get in before your rates go up…again.

Hustle Strategy June 2, 2008 at 6:13 am

That is the way to look at it. Congrats, it looks good. I also have enjoyed the travel a bit as it adds variety to the blog.

Flimjo June 2, 2008 at 6:40 pm

Well how about rakin’ in more cash?? You can charge $1000 per review and still maintain the supply of reviews you already have. :twisted:

Thomas Zimmerman June 8, 2008 at 8:11 am

I like the fact That value comes first and money comes second. It seems that you have your priorities in order.

Nicholas James June 2, 2008 at 6:48 am

John is offering better ROI….however, i’m sure we will see some increases to prices soon.

Shoe is charging $2,500/review :razz:

Abdul June 2, 2008 at 10:55 am

$2500??? holy crap…I wonder if anyone even thinks of getting reviewed by him!

Flimjo June 2, 2008 at 6:32 pm

Ouch, how can that possibly have any value on the ROI front?

Affiliate Confession June 2, 2008 at 6:35 pm

Shoe doesn’t do reviews.

Mayank Rocks June 3, 2008 at 12:30 am

Its really difficult. for 40k, its still 8k a month to go! :shock:

Shaun Carter June 1, 2008 at 6:23 pm

Congratulations on the May 2008 income John!

Miguel Cangueiro June 1, 2008 at 6:05 am


I’m sure you inspire people everyday with this huge blog income :smile:

Apoorv June 2, 2008 at 5:57 am

Ofcourse, People like Us :D :idea:

Dj Flush June 1, 2008 at 6:08 am

Well you are earning pretty well John! but honestly your blog is not as interesting as it used to be :S

Useless reviews, useless talks. Huh what more can I say.

John Chow June 1, 2008 at 6:20 am

Thanks for your view but you’re obviously in the minority. My traffic is up. My RSS is up. My Income is up. What more can I say? :P

Thiago Prado June 1, 2008 at 6:50 am

You’re definitely right John, he’s saying that because of the different articles you’re publishing during your trip to China. I like the way you’re sharing your experience in China with all of us.

Miguel Cangueiro June 1, 2008 at 7:29 am

Agree! That’s something different and is quite interesting… You’re doing a good job sharing your experience with us :wink:

Johan Cyprich June 1, 2008 at 9:11 am

A blog that can make $32K in one month can hardly be considered useless. The topics may not be of interest to you, but they are to a very large number of people who are interested in making money online.

Affiliate Confession June 1, 2008 at 10:11 am

It’s amazing to see when you really start making some serious money how the critics show up.

Pradeep June 2, 2008 at 3:43 am

you dont need to say anything mate your figures doing talking for u :razz:

Sha June 2, 2008 at 5:32 am

I love that some people never seem to read where it says “Miscellaneous Ramblings” at the top.

Apoorv June 2, 2008 at 6:03 am

Youre probably lucky to have that :roll:

Nicholas James June 2, 2008 at 6:50 am

It still offers what it aims to “Miscellaneous Ramblings of a dot com mogul”

Rajaie AlKorani June 1, 2008 at 6:24 am

Congrats on the turn around of income!

Thiago Prado June 1, 2008 at 6:25 am

Sometimes I think I should stop blogging however when you release the Income report it gives me hope to continue blogging because one day I’ll be successful too.

infot June 1, 2008 at 6:31 am

Congratulations John Chow with the new record :!:

Angel onewin June 1, 2008 at 6:31 am

Great News for you !
I have read some blogger, telling that traffic was going down because of your china trip… Well Income is up That is the best proof!
I also noticed the jump in RSS great.
I really enjoyed the china videos.
That’s true John chow Rocks. :mrgreen:

peter bordes June 1, 2008 at 6:32 am

How much of a traffic increase have you been experiencing? Is the new traffic primarily organic?
Have you worked with our performance marketing division at MediaTrust


Peter Bordes
CEO MediaTrust

Ebay Blog June 1, 2008 at 6:33 am

I look forward to the day that I can report such figures to my readership….well done and a target for us all.

Pradeep June 2, 2008 at 9:06 am

We all looking for same mate thats why we all are here to learn some secrets from John :lol:

make150aday June 2, 2008 at 9:11 pm

there is no secret..
All resources out there–
All you gotta do is work hard rather than just relying on someone.
Good Luck.

Bloggerking June 1, 2008 at 6:35 am

C0ngRaTs J0hn You are a legend for MMO blogs.. :razz:

team ray June 1, 2008 at 6:36 am

wow nice rebound month john from april drop

Nicholas James June 2, 2008 at 12:57 pm

I think the income will rise next month too!

Sha June 2, 2008 at 8:23 pm

I’m calling it now: it will probably be somewhere between 33-34K.

Timothy Sykes June 1, 2008 at 6:41 am

Woah I beat the great JC in monthly page views? Still kickn’ my ass though in blog income…hmmmmm

Nicholas James June 2, 2008 at 6:51 am

Time to up your rates :wink:

artakus June 1, 2008 at 6:48 am

wow john..u maintain average 30k per month for your online income…congrats.

Manpreet Singh June 1, 2008 at 6:57 am

Congrats John. You are an inspiration to millions.

Make Money Talks June 1, 2008 at 7:12 am

Total Blog Income for May 2008: 227,705.80 RMB :) lol congrats John Chow, your income is rising again!

Online Review June 1, 2008 at 7:25 am

Congrats John….
i has subscribed to get your ebook this morning, i has download your pdf, printed them and i reading your ebook now. It’s a great ebook i ever see. I has decided my goals. and i must get it.
thanks Jhon for your inspiration. What’s your opinion about my blog? i decided to make it as my diary, i will write everything (not niche topic, it’s about what happen in my life). Is it a good idea (not focused) topic for monetized blog?

Stak Loaded - How to make money doing nothing! June 1, 2008 at 10:36 am

Not really. There’s a slight chance it would work if you had a really interesting life, maybe you’re a supermodel, or a pornstar, or a billionaire, etc etc but for the most part people you don’t know won’t really care. Niche topics are always better if you’re trying to make money.

Online Review June 2, 2008 at 4:35 am

Is it good to combine niche and non niche content, when i stuck idea with niche content i write non niche content. Is it a good idea? the non niche content is only for frequency post…

Abdul June 1, 2008 at 7:44 am

Wow, $32,000 is big cash but seems that its been a long time since you’ve been roaming around the $30,000 mark. do you expect more or is that it?

Nicholas James June 2, 2008 at 6:53 am

I think more, his prices are still lower then his rivals..
John is charging $500 a review where Shoemoney is charging $2,500.

Time to up those prices, im sure this blog will hit $40-50k by the end of the year :smile:

Abdul June 2, 2008 at 7:32 am

Yeah i guess you’re probably right, but still $500 actually is BIG money and can only be afforded by websites about whom people like us are least concerned to know!

Pangeran June 1, 2008 at 7:59 am

Wow, John.
That’s a big figure for me!
Anyway, I wonder how to use TLA?

Clickusername June 1, 2008 at 11:08 am

I also wonder about TLA. I signed up awhile back but I think you need a high Page Rank to make it work.

Stak Loaded - How to make money doing nothing! June 1, 2008 at 11:50 am

You do. Ads are valued based on PR so if you have a low PR TLA is almost useless.

Nicholas James June 2, 2008 at 6:55 am

PR is the essence of TLA with a few other factors to.

Shams June 1, 2008 at 8:10 am

Congrtulation MAN!!! That’s a great number. I am proud of you!!!

Ganesh June 1, 2008 at 8:30 am

Congratulations, John! Wow, $32,000! Keep it up and try to reach $50K per month!


Shawn June 1, 2008 at 8:41 am

True enough, you have opened up my eyes on what a blog can achieve and the potential incomes a blog can make.

Start Blogging June 1, 2008 at 9:01 am

I love this post that comes only once a month. It provides really great motivation!

Nicholas James June 2, 2008 at 6:57 am

It should only come once a month :mrgreen: we can’t really expect weekly updates now…can we :wink:

Shaistav June 1, 2008 at 9:08 am

Ah! Ill get there in a few lives… Nice and congrats man!

Alex D June 1, 2008 at 10:02 am

Wow, congrats man!

Gary Gregory June 1, 2008 at 10:14 am

John you are truly an inspiration to us all. I have just begun this blogging experience and what better teacher to have than you. The first thing I have to do is get a hosted blog. My free site through Wordpress is cool, but just like you mention in your FREE e-book, some of the sites used to monotize the blogs won’t except the free web addresses. I enjoyed your China trip BTW and the videos are a great way to look into Jon Chow’s life each day if only for a few minutes.

Thanks again!

jazz June 1, 2008 at 10:26 am

$32,529.40 !!!! O my god !! :shock:

Mike Huang June 1, 2008 at 11:20 am

Another record John…and you’re not even at home! lol


Pradeep June 2, 2008 at 9:13 am

Just wonder what would have been if were at home i think the figure would have been double of what it is now :wink:

Muscle Post June 1, 2008 at 11:30 am

Great to see how much money you can make online! This is very inspirational and I hope to be able to make even a fraction of that amount someday. I’m going to download your ebook right now…

Paul B June 1, 2008 at 12:03 pm

Awesome figures again John, I don’t think it would matter what you posted about from now on this blog seems to be on auto pilot and will just continue growing :grin:

Nicholas James June 2, 2008 at 7:00 am

It doesn’t matter whatever he posts :smile: “miscellaneous ramblings of a dot com mogul” which means he is still filling the critera anyway :mrgreen: :twisted:

DAILYMACHO! June 1, 2008 at 12:37 pm

when john says he made 9k from affiliate commissions, what does he mean by that? sorry im a noob to making money online…like can somebody show me where on his site john has these affiliate programs running…i see where he makes all his money from private ad sales but i don’t see where his affiliate programs are…thanks.

team ray June 1, 2008 at 1:46 pm

i see ton of them
in his in text links

Nicholas James June 2, 2008 at 7:02 am

Internal text links etc which are linked to words in posts :razz:

DAILYMACHO! June 2, 2008 at 3:38 pm

so you mean like the kontera links with the double underlined links??? i thought kontera pays you based upon how many ppl click on them like google adsense.

Sha June 2, 2008 at 8:28 pm

No, John said a while back that he has a deal with Kontera & they pay him a flat fee of $1000 every month.

Trent June 1, 2008 at 12:55 pm

John, congrats!
The important thing to take note of here is that whether it is your best month or worst, your still able to “work” in China instead of at a cubicle. Most people are still punching in a 60 hour work weeks at a a job they hate with a boss they think is an idiot. You however, get to work your tail off on something you love and get to travel the world while working! You are an inspiration to many, keep it up!

Sha June 2, 2008 at 5:37 am

Yep. It’s amazing what can be done with the internet these days. 10+ years ago, who knew it would be like this…

Flimjo June 1, 2008 at 1:13 pm

John, have you ever thought of eliminating the RSS feed and your subscription? You made a whopping $6 from that this past month. I feel like, if you eliminated it, a chunk of those readers would still visit your blog, and you’d be able to convert their visits into WAY more cash than the measly $6 you’re getting from monetizing the feed. Your thoughts?

John Chow June 1, 2008 at 10:16 pm

RSS makes money from private RSS ad sales.

Flimjo June 2, 2008 at 8:38 am

Good point. I didn’t see it that way.

Nicholas James June 2, 2008 at 7:04 am

You’ve not considered “private ad sales” here :wink:

Affiliate Confession June 1, 2008 at 1:20 pm

Congratulations John on another stellar income report.

Bash Bosh June 1, 2008 at 1:33 pm

Congratulations John!
Really great to see how much you earn with your blog.
It’s impressive also how much you make with private ad sales!
Congratulations again!

make150aday June 1, 2008 at 1:34 pm

Anyone close to his income–specially those who is a huge fan of JC..

Jack Little June 1, 2008 at 1:37 pm

:mrgreen: Nice income on holidays John! Keep up the good work, you are a great inspiration! Any plans on visiting Norway?

Jack Little June 1, 2008 at 2:10 pm

Nice income report John! You are a huge inspiration! :mrgreen:

Travelling towards Norway at a later time?

Zoltan June 1, 2008 at 3:07 pm

John, is this revenue coming only from your blog or from all your other projects combined?

John Chow June 1, 2008 at 3:14 pm

Blog only.

Nicholas James June 2, 2008 at 7:05 am

“blog income report” :wink:

His other companies make more then the blog i.e. TTZ Media and TheTechZone.

Zoltan June 1, 2008 at 3:10 pm

I was asking because I made just a little more than you in May but definitely not from my blog….

Flimjo June 1, 2008 at 6:11 pm

Zolton, where did you make your money from?

Zoltan June 1, 2008 at 3:16 pm

If blog only it is remarkable. :) What does Private Ad Sales mean?
Don’t you have AdSense revenue any more?

John Chow June 1, 2008 at 4:57 pm

Private ad sales are ads that I sell directly to an advertiser. I no longer run AdSense on this blog. I do run AdSense on other sites.

make150aday June 3, 2008 at 8:46 am

which other sites John?
Would be interested to know.
May be we can learn about that…

Gamer12 June 1, 2008 at 3:48 pm

Wow! Unbelievable Congrats John. These are the rewards from your hardworks previously. Good for you

Mek Money Online June 1, 2008 at 4:00 pm

Congrats John, your ebook also rocks, I hope some of your dedicated student will get where you are today, and I a one of them.

Secret Affiliate Code June 1, 2008 at 4:54 pm

I must say… wow. I am impressed. And, I agree with Mek Money Online, your eBook is a piece of art :)

Robb Sutton (198) June 1, 2008 at 5:26 pm

Congrats John! I have just started reading your post to help my blog along during it’s early stages. There is a ton of great information on here. Anyone serious about blogging knows first hand how much time and dedication it takes to get where you are.

Kevin June 1, 2008 at 5:32 pm

OMG John! This is an awesome report! Darn this report is making me jealous and is motivating me as well heh. I’m wondering how far to go for me to make this figure? :mrgreen: Well done John, congrats!

Bibokz June 1, 2008 at 6:20 pm

Good to hear that blogger earns that much while setting at his laptop.

soares June 1, 2008 at 6:31 pm

Men jhon im in portugal i cant do that i only know a blogger that makes some good money not so much as you but…….i want also to make that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Terry Tay June 1, 2008 at 7:02 pm

Nice monthly income John. May I ask what exactly is this for…
Subscription: $20.00
FeedBurner: $6.64
Just curious that’s all :wink:

John Chow June 1, 2008 at 10:19 pm

Subscriptions are readers who are kind enough to give me $10 every month. I have two of those. FeedBurner send ads to the RSS. As you can see, they don’t do too well.

Abdul June 2, 2008 at 8:19 am

Thats also what i was wondering of. You’ve left no way of earning money… wonder you’re the Dot com Mogul!

Terry Tay June 2, 2008 at 5:55 pm

Thanks for the response John.

I just realized just 2 more pennies from feedburner and you would truly be getting paid an EVIL sum $6.66 :twisted:

Urban Wear Lookout June 4, 2008 at 9:22 am

We’d expect no less from the evil blogger… :twisted:

Sha June 2, 2008 at 8:36 pm

Interesting. I used to wonder what that was. It’s good to see that you never put all of your eggs in one basket.

make150aday June 3, 2008 at 8:44 am

they could have rather donate to some charity than giving to you :)
I know $10 can be a lot to some one in rural China..

jj June 1, 2008 at 7:37 pm

Hey John, I’ve been enjoying your articles on,China \ thanks for the video of Shanghai. My good friend is in Shanghai right now setting up a factory and he says coming from NY city we have no idea what a big city really is until you go to China! He’s amazed by it. (and he can’t believe the US is complaining :oops: about how the Chinese govt is handling the earthquake… He said it’s being handled a heck of a lot better than Katrina was handled!!) Good article thanks again. *JJ* :razz:

VeRonda June 1, 2008 at 7:42 pm

I’m just glad that you’re willing to share, John. Everyone has an opinion and mine is that although you’re making a wonderful income for yourself, you’re helping so many people and that’s what is important. Thanks.

Melvin June 1, 2008 at 8:35 pm

hey you can make money from around the world online IF you have a laptop.. if you have a PC, forget it..

Minal June 1, 2008 at 8:38 pm

Great Goings again..How did you contact companies for Private Ad Sales or do they contact you? Any tips that you could share on how do we sell space, for how much and parameters that dictate the on…it could be a nice blog post!!

John Chow June 1, 2008 at 10:22 pm

I wrote an article on how to do private ad sales last month. Do a search for it.

Pradeep June 2, 2008 at 3:46 am

Or Simply Download Make Money Online with John Chow there is one great Chapter On Affiliate and Private ads sells

Gregory June 1, 2008 at 9:51 pm

Wow! Highly impressive! I cant see me moving to China any time soon though.


Ajith Edassery June 1, 2008 at 11:44 pm

Stumbled ! :shock:
I need to push the online gas pedal further to make at least as much as what the Chinese factory worker makes!


Naijaecash June 2, 2008 at 12:25 am

It is impressive the amount you generate from private ads! The advertisers must be having a great return on their investment, else they won’t have continued patronizing you.

Rob June 2, 2008 at 12:53 am

I think Chow is bluffing.. like a game of poker. There is no way he is making $16,380.00 in Private Ad Sales. If you do the math on his advertise page and look around – you’ll not see the math add up. Most of the ads on this site are affiliate ads… where are the private ads John?
And where do you hide your TLA?

John Chow June 2, 2008 at 4:47 am

Now why can’t Google be like you and not see the TLA? I guess “Featured Sites” are there because I’m such a nice guy. :)

Here’s another idea. Affiliate companies buy private ads. You should try to sell them some and see what they say. For you, it would most likely be, “Get lost!” :twisted:

Sha June 2, 2008 at 5:29 am

And exactly how much are you making from your site?

Flimjo June 2, 2008 at 8:40 am

Mr. Anonymous strikes again!

PChere June 2, 2008 at 1:55 am

Yet again. Amazing!

Tushar June 2, 2008 at 2:40 am

Great Income from Great Blog. A lot of hard work must have gone for making your Blog so successful.

Great Work, :razz:

$ Secret Money Blog $ June 2, 2008 at 3:31 am

Congrats john! Hope to see u cross the 40k mark next month!

Make Money Online June 2, 2008 at 3:42 am

John, I have a question, as Kontera is making about $1000 per month, is this for sending people to kontera through affiliate link ? becaues I dont see actual kontera ads implemented in your posts..


John Chow June 2, 2008 at 4:44 am

There are Kontera ads on this blog.

Terry Tay June 2, 2008 at 6:08 pm

I believe you have an agreement with Kontera that pays you $1000 a month regardless of what types of click thrus you get right?

KaNipKaLeN June 2, 2008 at 4:43 am

Wow nice income…

peter bordes June 2, 2008 at 4:47 am

congratulations Jon. very impressive ROI. look forward to learning more.

$ Secret Money Blog $ June 2, 2008 at 5:14 am

I have a little question JOHN! do you pay Wealth Tax or Income Tax for this Blogs income ??? :?:

Sha June 2, 2008 at 5:35 am

Good question. I’m assuming income tax? The IRS would probably be pissed that they weren’t getting their share.

$ Secret Money Blog $ June 2, 2008 at 5:48 am

after all these people are the first to follow the BIG EARNERS & ask for their share??

Sha June 2, 2008 at 9:04 pm

I wonder how many people making good money online don’t pay their taxes…

Apoorv June 2, 2008 at 5:54 am

Maybe :D

Sha June 2, 2008 at 5:34 am

Smashing, John. I had a feeling you would surpass the 30K mark again. It’s like you made up for last month with an extra bonus.

Apoorv June 2, 2008 at 5:40 am

Great John, You are the future Internet Bill Gates :D

Stella June 2, 2008 at 5:58 am

All I can say is “WOW”…!!Well done John..very well done. :)

I have a doubt about text-link-ads…can I use them with Google adsense safely? Many thanks..

expand June 2, 2008 at 6:40 am

Woah John, that is crazy!
You represent canada in fine form, and are an inspiration to BILLIONS!
You are the poster boy of blog success!
Keep it up!

Erin Mogul June 2, 2008 at 7:10 am

Wow. I had no idea China blocked so many Western sites. Regardless – congrats! 40K next (and I have no doubt you can do it)

Noobpreneur June 2, 2008 at 8:02 am


That’s plain a huge number for the rest of us – an enviable one :)

Good luck on reaching your next milestone!

Chessmaster June 2, 2008 at 8:30 am

Nice stats John,
What’s most impressive are the number of comments made on this post. Money really drives this world!!

andre June 2, 2008 at 8:34 am

Wow!! must be great..

andre June 2, 2008 at 8:43 am

John, great job.. Keep it up

Hamka June 2, 2008 at 9:16 am

When I can be like you John.
30k a month, wow so impressive

aproxima June 2, 2008 at 9:20 am

Thanks John, you are an inspiration to so many people even in Spain and latinamerican countries!

Nanci S. June 2, 2008 at 10:16 am

Just curious…How much is your average reader earning per month???

Abdul June 2, 2008 at 10:38 am

Must be more than $00, thats an estimate, might actually be more than that!

Abdul June 2, 2008 at 10:39 am

Must be about $10 or more than that per reader, actually depends on how much readers he has!

Muscle Post June 2, 2008 at 10:40 am

John, why do you still use Text Link Ads? Isn’t it true that they hurt your Google PR and SERP?

Terry Tay June 2, 2008 at 5:58 pm

I think when you’re making $30,000+ a month on your blog you tend not to notice things like that :wink:

Flimjo June 2, 2008 at 6:29 pm

Good point. When you have this much direct traffic, who cares what Google thinks.

Sha June 2, 2008 at 9:08 pm

Exactly. I don’t think he cares where he stands with Google.

Conservatives and Normals June 2, 2008 at 11:21 am

Great Job John.

Nicolas June 2, 2008 at 12:36 pm

Sos un ejemplo para muchos, mejor dicho para todos nosotros! gracias por la motivacion, saludos desde Argentina

Flimjo June 2, 2008 at 6:26 pm

Muy bien dicho, Nicolas.

kev June 2, 2008 at 2:11 pm

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john June 2, 2008 at 5:54 pm

Good job John, congratulations!

4ALL2ALL June 2, 2008 at 6:34 pm

Congratulations John Chow !

Affiliate Confession June 2, 2008 at 6:37 pm

You must be kicking back enjoying all that money…no post today?

charity bernhard June 2, 2008 at 7:44 pm

you are my idol

Greg from Make Money Online June 2, 2008 at 8:08 pm

You are an inspiration to us all thanks for another great month

Randy June 2, 2008 at 8:37 pm

John you’re right. What could be better than traveling while making $1000/day? How about traveling and making $2000/day? There ya go.

ElectroGeek June 2, 2008 at 8:41 pm

Not bad. $1000/day while dining in China? Nice…

$ Secret Money Blog $ June 2, 2008 at 9:06 pm

WOW !! look ath the comments on this INCOME report post ….Its going to cross 200 soon!! :shock:

Mayank Rocks June 3, 2008 at 12:28 am

Congrats John!
I am sure that your next goal is 40k and I also know that you will achieve it soon. You Rock!

peter bordes June 3, 2008 at 5:19 am

we have a $6,800 affiliate contest that just started on the Advaliant network. love to see who on this string can smash that number first.
Advaliant – $6,800 Affiliate Contest + New Bonus Opp
How does $26 per lead for green tea sound? Yes per lead, not per sale! PLUS 6,800 in cash prizes for this contest.

Integrated i-journal June 3, 2008 at 10:11 am

Once again nice big numbers :)

Geiger June 3, 2008 at 11:07 am

I thought that you were going to turn off FeedBurner ads???

BloggerDollar June 3, 2008 at 2:04 pm

I’ve published my own earnings report but i only have two digits yet:) Hope to compete with you some day.

Asswass June 3, 2008 at 2:21 pm

Hey John do you charge all that money through paypal? does paypal has a limit?

Gadget June 3, 2008 at 8:27 pm

Congrats Jon, huge income again :grin: :grin:

dingexx June 3, 2008 at 10:10 pm

wwwwwwwwooooooooowwwwwwwwwwwwww…………….I wonder how much did he earn in a year… :???:

Kj Malc June 3, 2008 at 10:19 pm

Wow! Congratulation you did a good job!

Share your tips and advice on how to earn that big amount….


Big Blogger June 4, 2008 at 1:30 am

Hi John,

you stated:

This blog started with only Google AdSense. If I had stuck with that and nothing else, it wouldn’t be making over $1,000 per day.

If I do my math:
$1,000 x 30 days = 30,000 $/month
That isn’t much different as that you earn this month !!!

What do I miss ?


Asswass June 4, 2008 at 12:51 pm

Use said it your self. John said “I wouldn’t be making” not “I would be making”

blogaholic June 4, 2008 at 3:28 am

congrats john.. you’re great

Jo June 4, 2008 at 8:18 am

Wow! It’s incredible that your expenses were just $225!!!

I spend more than that on aspirin (trying to get rid of the headaches that my blog causes me)!
Providing Everything You Need to Make Money Online!

Eric June 4, 2008 at 8:37 am

I’m a blogger from china. so i know how difficulty if you making money online in china. i only make you 1/10. haha :mrgreen:

Urban Wear Lookout June 4, 2008 at 9:21 am

You’re making around triple what I am. Damn.

Talk Binary June 4, 2008 at 9:44 am

John Chow,

After looking at your money making advertisements, I applied for Kontera and Text-Link-Ads myself. Unfortunately Text-Link-Ads rejected my site as I already had “Content Links” (Kontera I believe), therefore can’t have Text-Link-Ads. Is there anything I can do? Thank you.

cerita seru June 4, 2008 at 10:00 am

Congrats with your income john, you re the best fo me

Steve June 4, 2008 at 2:12 pm

Good job, John. I would love to make that much someday. I was wondering where you’re Private Ad Sales and Affiliate Commissions come from. Is that the Sponsors sections on the right side or is it something else?

Keep up the good work. I enjoy your blog very much.


Stefano June 5, 2008 at 4:39 am

Congratulations for your income…you are an inspiration for me and other many people even in Italy! My dream is to compete with you some day, but i think it will be impossible!!!

NETBOBZ June 8, 2008 at 6:12 am

Simply amazing figures!

dinesh June 8, 2008 at 11:41 am

I am inspired by you a lot John, thank you for the report, i never seen people spreading their reports like this

ger1000 June 8, 2008 at 2:48 pm

You are the guy!

Julian June 9, 2008 at 8:09 am

:shock: Amazing earnings… this kinda thing really does keep me inspired… I wish everyday I had stumbled onto the world of blogging years ago… But its ok.. I’m still young and have plenty of time to catch up!!!

Tim June 9, 2008 at 12:31 pm

Hi John,

I already subscribe to your newsletter, but can you please send me the link to your Free ebook “Make money online” which describes how you developed your blog income?



AJ June 11, 2008 at 9:47 am

nice!!!!!! John I think your income reports is the only reason your fans want to blog better. Congrats, and it seems you’re on your way to the $50,000/month mark.

Carl June 11, 2008 at 10:26 am

hola bueno solo para felicitarte… lo mas probable es que ni leas esta comment y tambien que no lo entiendas… pero queria felicitarte… eres la meta a llegar de muchos de nosotros que estamos trabajando blogsss… Congratulations!!

Draqos June 11, 2008 at 2:13 pm

nice, keep going!

Mike June 17, 2008 at 4:53 pm

That is great John. I always like when someone earn money on their own. I hope Google comes out with some better ways than just Adsense. I wish they would have it set up so advertisers can come to them and we get paid on a per month rate for ads shown rather than by how many clicks an ad gets. Maybe one day.

Reflections June 18, 2008 at 1:59 pm

This is very resourceful. I wish to be making this kind of money each month. I am up to $10,000 per month currently but still got lots of room to improve obviously.

mrloo June 20, 2008 at 3:15 am

Wow John congratulations on your May income, I wish I can earn at least 10% of that a month. If I earn at least 20% of that a month I will surely stop working overseas and stay home.

By the way, I received my first check from Google Adsense last month and it’s only more than a $100, but I was so happy. I also would like to brag that paycheck in my blog, will Google allow bragging of Adsense income? If not what is the proper way to tell my readers about my Adsense income?

Appreciate your reply.