Blog Income Report – September 2008

After taking a few months off, the blog income report is back! The income report took a little break while I worked with Unique Blog Design to give John Chow dot Com a whole new look. The new theme is phase one of a makeover that will shift the blog’s dependence on advertising as its main income source.

The income report started back in September 2006 as part of a case study to see if you can really make money by blogging. The goal of the case study was to make full time income ($3,000 per month) with part time blogging (2 hours per day). In its first month as a monetized blog, John Chow dot Com made $352.94 and by September 2007, blog income hit $20,512.17. How well did John Chow dot Com do on its second anniversary as a monetized blog?

Total Blog Income for September 2008 – $38,030.57

September 2008 goes down as the blog’s second biggest income month. The blog did break $40K back in June but that was due to a $10,000 blog post. If that post was not taken into account, September 2008 would be the biggest month ever. Here’s the income breakdown.

  • Affiliate Commissions: $12,807.69
  • Private Ad Sales: 11,730.00
  • Appearance Fees: $4,000.00
  • ReviewMe: $4,000.00
  • Text Link Ads: $2,028.59
  • Shoemoney Tools: $2019.60
  • Kontera: $1,000.00
  • RSS Ads: $444.69
  • Total Income: $38,030.57

At its current rate, the John Chow dot Com is on its way to a $400K year, which is pretty good for a blog that just rambles about whatever is on my mind. For the first time ever, affiliate commissions overtook private ad sales to become the blog’s number one money maker. This is something I’ve expected to happen and was working on. It’s part of my effort to make the blog less dependent on advertising sales.

Shoemoney Tools is part of affiliate commissions but I’ve separated it in order to show the residue income power of affiliate marketing. Shoe offers 20% for life on any sales you referred. Shoemoney Tools are sold by monthly subscription so you can make that 20% month after month after month. Refer enough people and it can create a nice pension. This is how affiliate commissions have overtaken private ad sales. I am still being paid for sales I’ve made years ago and that income will continue to come in even if I shut this blog down.

Blog expense for the month was $296.25 for contextual advertising. Hosting for John Chow dot Com is sponsored by BlueFur Webhosting. They provided the quad-core server that powers this blog. Use coupon code JohnChowRocks for 15% off any BlueFur hosting package.

How To Be a Six Figure Blogger

The key to making money by blogging is to drive a lot traffic and then maximize the hell out of that traffic. These are the two elements that you really need to work on. It doesn’t matter how great your content is if nobody reads it. However, if you have a ton of traffic but only run Google AdSense, then you’re leaving a ton of money on the table. Google AdSense is known as welfare for webmasters. You need to run as many revenue options as possible while still preserving the user experience. Check out my recommended money makers to see what systems I used to produce my blog income.

I also recommend you download my free eBook, Make Money Online with John Chow dot Com. The book explains the methods I used to create content, drive traffic and make money online. You can get it for free by signing up for my free newsletter at the top of the page.

247 thoughts on “Blog Income Report – September 2008”

  1. Clog Money says:

    Wow Nice to see the income report not only back but with a considerable increase on the last one. Congratulations John. I love these reports as they continue to keep me inspired!!

    1. Eric Tan says:

      I was wondering what happened to it… great job John! it makes up for the condo shopping yesterday…

      1. Debo Hobo says:

        What does a person do with that much money? Gosh!!

        1. Pete says:

          I can think of a few ways I can do with that money if it was me πŸ˜‰

          1. Me too :-). First of all buy good quality stocks trading at bargain prices..

          2. Abdul says:

            All I can say is ‘Woah!’

        2. Well John did just get that condo yesterday so I’m sure a big chunk of it goes there.

          1. John Chow says:

            Yes, I got the condo. I get the keys on Oct 16. Now to find a renter.

          2. Well done John, congrats on the killer month. Still raking it in. Is there a picture of the condo on the site yet?

          3. I like to see a smart investor. Put the money you make into real estate, and if there is ever another dot com crash, you’re still set on making money. πŸ™‚

          4. You should also consider investing in dividend paying stocks that have a history of increasing their payments to shareholders for several decades. It’s much less work than renting out condos.

        3. With the way things are so expensive now…a WHOLE lot!

      2. John,

        If you manage to invest your online earnings in stocks and fixed income yielding 4%-5% annually you would be able to generate additionally up to $2K/month.

        thanks for bringing this report back!

      3. Keron Calame says:

        Yeah john doing real good keep it up and u may kick bill gates butt one day lol

        1. I doubt he’d ever beat Bill Gates who is worth 40 billion and has 800 million in dividend income alone.

    2. Eric Tan says:

      I was wondering what happened to this report… thanks for bringing it back… gives us newbies something to shoot for… Awesome job by the way… makes up for the 250K condo yesterday…

        1. Well Done John, Nice Haul there. I wonder if this is now your top earning site? Would be interesting to know.

          1. John Chow says:

            No, the blog is not my top earning site.

          2. Would it be too much to ask how many other sites you own other than this one and techzone?

          3. Dang John, I’m not even going to ask which one is the top earner as I’m jealous enough of the stats from here let alone another site of yours.

          4. Yeah, I always figured that you were making more on other sites, including TTZ.I remember when you talked about making affiliate commissions off TTZ.

          5. Thats even more awesome …..

          6. Must make waaaay too much money. Wish we could be that fortunate.

    3. Debo Hobo says:

      That is simply incredible!!!!

    4. Blograzy says:

      hey John,

      I congratulate you on your success to this huge number of monthly income. I hope you continue to be like this and become the worlds richest man one day :P. I know its possible.

    5. I fully agree. Congratulations are in order.

      Regardless of whether I agree with John Chow’s new profile, I can still congratulate him on good results. πŸ™‚

    6. Ganesh says:

      I agree. The one thing that we all gain from reading John Chow’s blog is that we get the inspiration to make money. πŸ™‚

  2. John says:

    nice as usual John!

  3. Enkay Blog says:

    Great Income Report. Its good to see how much this blog has come along since it first started. Ive been a reader since Month 8 so yay for me.

  4. Andrei Buiu says:

    Congrats John. You are really living the dot com lifestyle. πŸ˜‰ You will break 50k until next year. πŸ˜‰

  5. Nice income and glad to see the report is back!

  6. John,

    It is nice to see the income report come back as I have always enjoyed it. It really gives me something to strive for. I am glad you had such a good month and that the blog continues to do well.


  7. bb community says:

    wao! your internet income really awesome! man, i got to sign up everything in your make money tab!

  8. Good stuff as usual, keep up the good work. But please, I would have preferred to see 3,500$ instead and 4,000$ in review me and no “Weight loss pill review”… πŸ˜‰

    1. It doesn’t matter. John will review ANYTHING for money. πŸ™‚

  9. Zac Johnson says:

    I usually have to wait a couple days after the month to post my report, as some stats are delayed 24-48 hours.

    1. make150aday says:

      Whats your point Zac?

      BTW–Congrats John..

      1. Zac Johnson says:

        The point is I’m surprised John doesn’t have some delayed stats as well. He always posts on the first on the month.

    2. Pete says:

      I wonder if John works on a cash basis, as in that the money he reported is actual receipts during the month of September as opposed to account receivable.

      Sorry if I mis-used any accounting terms here… it’s been a few years since business school πŸ™‚

      1. Well the question is valid.. In USA businesses under $5 million in revenues report income on cash basis.. While the larger ones report it on accrual basis.
        Other than that it shouldn’t really matter since he seems to have exceeded the minimum payment limits πŸ™‚

      2. John Chow says:

        I work on the accrual basis, which complies with GAAP more than the cash basis.

        1. That makes sense.. Most advertisers pay what you earned on a net 30 to 60 basis ( except for TLA which pays very quickly) and in most cases you are expected to receive 100% of the money earned.

          Thanks for clarifying!

        2. Tushar Dhoot says:

          Good to hear you’re familiar with all these terms. I’ve heard a big part of running a business is making sure you manage your books correctly.

  10. John Creek says:

    Big cash John, nice job!!!

  11. Chetan says:

    Congrats John πŸ™‚

  12. Amazing news! Two years and look where you are at! Kudos! This sure beats my 7.75 for the year. :o) Keep it up!

  13. nakodari says:

    Hey John what about your blog’s traffic. What is monthly uniques and pageviews, can you give us a little insight in this field please ?

  14. Rich Hill says:


    Can anyone beat you?

    I don’t know if Jeremy or Darren post their results, but yours are amazing!

    Rich Hill

  15. Congratulations!

    How about putting one month’s income into a contest for us blokes to win? πŸ˜‰

    1. stubsy says:

      Yeah one months income contest.

    2. Tushar Dhoot says:

      Goodness, think of the possibilities….

      Probably would go a lot further for us anyways πŸ˜›

  16. Jules says:

    What an awesome jump in the past three years! Congratulations, and you are very inspiring.

  17. Daniel says:

    Wow! Thanks for sharing. It tells everyone how real and possible it is to make real money online. Of course, you need to tell people the amount of effort you had to put in to get this up and running.


  18. Teraom says:

    What’s that Appearance fees??

    Is it from any of the conferences where you spoke in the last couple of weeks?

    1. John Chow says:

      The appearance fee is the money I made for showing up at a conference or event.

      1. Pete says:

        Must be nice πŸ™‚

      2. Wow, have you thought about consulting or doing motivational/internet marketing speeches for profit? I was once part of a student organization which paid several thousand dollars for a keynote speaker with the help of the university. Not bad for the speaker..

      3. Keron Calame says:

        Dam u get paid just to show up at events and conferences.. wow just to a hot product man

  19. Michael Kwan says:

    Nice work John. Maybe it’s time to increase my review price from a bowl of pho.

    On a side note, this is not your third anniversary, because John Chow dot Com has only been monetized for two years. This is your second anniversary. The first month would be, I don’t know, your “zeroth” anniversary, because it would be akin to your wedding day. You wouldn’t say that your wedding day is your first anniversary, right?

    1. John Chow says:

      You are correct! I’ve changed the post.

    2. Tushar Dhoot says:

      Good job spotting that buddy.

      Great to see good eyes and people that don’t skim posts (like me)

  20. Bash Bosh says:

    Really impressive score!
    Congratulations John!

  21. John, you totally rock, you have fun, travel around, laugh at Michael Kwan’s Segway crashing and are a motivator to newbies like me.

    Thanks for spending some time with me at the Market Leverage dinner at BlogWorld Expo 2008, it was a great evening. Glad there was no ‘shop-talk’ you get enough of that during the day I’m sure.

    Do you ever offer private consultation?

    I would WALK to Vancouver and Dot Com Pho, for some one-on-one time with the “JOHN-CHOW-INATOR ”

    By the way, did Tyler Cruz ever get his ‘ML-CASHINATOR’ ‘ money-stack back?


    Nicholas Chase – ‘the video guy’ at BlogWorld Expo 2008

    1. John Chow says:

      Hi Nicholas,

      It was great to meet you at Blog World. I do not offer private consultation but may look at offering some kind of group thing in the future.

  22. buzz says:

    One Day for Diabetes is coming up in November, John.

    I’ll be challenging you to donate one day’s sales/commissions to the Team Diabetes effort.

    I’m looking forward to you spreading some of that wealth around πŸ˜‰

    Congrats on another great month.

  23. Saroj says:

    Great great great.You are really converting those traffic to money .Great efficiency

  24. Daniel Kemp says:

    Geez dude. $40,000? That’s cool man. I would like to make money like that fast. Now I will read that free eBook you have and I hope to understand how exactly you have come to make such a lot of money from a blog.

    1. His e-book does have a lot of interesting stuff you could learn about online marketing. I have used one of his ideas and it did work.. But you have to be extra careful and modify his ideas in order to work for your specific situation!

    2. make150aday says:

      good luck… πŸ™‚

  25. Saroj says:

    What about google adsense

    1. Pete says:

      I don’t see Google Adsense units on this page…

    2. He discountinues using Adsense a long time ago. Otherwise he would still be earning only a couple of thousand per month as opposed to tens of thousands per month..

    3. John Chow says:

      Google AdSense is welfare for webmasters.

      1. Say that to Shoemoney. lol

        1. Keron Calame says:

          Yeah u are right bryn, shoemoney must name is first on google’s payout each month

      2. Haha, I am still on welfare for bloggers then. If I could actually somehow transform everyone that clicks on an adsense ad into a person purchasing a product/service from me I could probably make a little bit more than what I am earning now..

      3. make150aday says:

        To some extent–yes..but consider some top earners from adsense–such as– he makes around 30k/month …

        Its an easy way to make money using google adsense but if you are popular like John then it might be better to get rid off adsense,,,but its not easy to be like John….

        1. It definitely pays off to be diversified with your income streams.. You don’t want to be too exposed to only one of them.
          If your site targets a specific niche and you get at least 2K uniques/dayly then there are other ad programs that could work for you..

      4. Haha. I agree that it’s good for starting out with though!

      5. Keron Calame says:

        Well its all i got John, i have just start using text link ads and i just start reaping over $100 per month on it.

      6. Keron Calame says:

        By the John, do you know if ShoeMoney is the person with the record for receiving the most money for its adsense program at any one time

  26. Pete says:

    Posts like these continue to inspire me to keep going with my websites πŸ™‚

  27. Danny Cooper says:

    Nice to see your providing the proof necessary to keep up your ultimate blogging reputation.

  28. John,

    It looks like it was another rough month at the office! Kidding! You forgot to add in the money you stole from The Cashinator!

    Nice job!


    1. John Chow says:

      I would if I didn’t give it away! πŸ˜›

      1. Where has that money gone you raked out from the Cashinator after it closed though!? πŸ˜‰ Or might they have seen you and taken it back!

        Kind regards,

  29. Calson says:

    I hope i also can get profit like that. it’s cool

  30. Mitch says:

    Great work, John, and thanks for sharing. Also, thanks for going to a dofollow blog, because that lets everyone in on some of the action.

  31. kahmaui says:

    That’s Amazing! I see the breakdown, but I still can’t believe it.

    By the way, I like Beef Ball and Tendon in my Pho. No onions or parsley though.

  32. Do you not give a portion of the review money to Michael Kwan? Or is he just your bitch lol

    1. John Chow says:

      Michael Kwan works for Pho.

  33. finally we see a blast.. 😎

    Great man..
    what is appearance fee ?

  34. Mubin says:

    Love you or hate you, that is a nice income for making 3 posts a day.

  35. says:

    wow, so impressive. I wish I could earn at least 0.5 percent of it.

  36. Ozzy says:

    love money….love money…


  37. Movies Joe says:

    Haha… I’m still on welfare for bloggers. Good job, John.

  38. I am digging that double column after the first post. I have been wanting to figure out how to do that. Though I liked the colors of your old one better.

  39. says:

    yes…. love money lol

  40. soares says:

    UAU John,thatΒ΄s money and just for saying this month iΒ΄ve received my first payment on an afilliate Β£15 and every month i receive moreΒ£5…and im happy with it imagine i received that …damn i would go to the hospital with an heart attack…lol

    Best Regards

  41. someone says:

    You really are an example for all of those Big Shots from big companies who think that they are experts in marketing&co but they are actually useless

    I wonder what you can do with a website if you would have their enormous resources.


  42. Kontera seems to be constant at 1000 every month …..

    1. I think John has a fixed contract with Kontera so they provide him with $1000 guaranteed every month, I wish I was that friendly with Kontera!

      John must provide them with a lot of members.

      Kind regards,

    2. Well if you have a stable amount of visitors each month, then Kontera should provide you with a somewhat stable source of revenues..

  43. Alex Kim says:

    That’s pretty good Mister Chow. Keep it up

  44. Greg Ellison says:

    Nice job on your income for the month John. I made $52.75 from websites. It is pocket change but its something. What I am proud about is that I increased my traffic this month.

    Greg Ellison

    1. Greg,

      Don’t be dissapointed. As long as you manage to increase the quantity of traffic by keeping the quality of traffic you should do fine in the long run.

      Good luck and keep us updated on your progress!

      Dividend Growth Investor

  45. Albert says:

    Hey not to be a dick or anything but I’m just wondering why you had to take a break from posting these? It can’t take any more than 10-15 minutes to make one of these posts.

  46. Great inspiration and an obscene amount of money. Great stuff! πŸ™‚

    Kind regards,

  47. Mike Huang says:

    I’m not sure, but did you ever explain how that one “AllAdvantage” bar site was the main reason why your blog was boosted so high? I recall seeing you there and once they plugged you, you blog went sky high!


    1. make150aday says:

      i made $150 with that bar–but that was about 8 years ago..

  48. Huh,… nice money.You really inspire me to keep going with my sites.
    What % of visitors are from google?

  49. Jake says:

    What ever happened with the “anonymous” Blog you were working on? Is there an update on that?

    Great work John!

    1. I guess the blog is anonymous πŸ™‚

  50. John, you’re a bad bad boy, you know that?
    Anyway, great Blog and awesome to see you getting rich lol

  51. Joe says:

    If you’re making all this cash, why do you allow your sub writers to post cheap ads for sleeping pills? Surely you can afford to turn them down?

  52. Tushar Dhoot says:

    Wow, this blog certainly has come a long way. Hopefully still a very long way for it to still go πŸ™‚

  53. Tinh says:

    It is still a great new and success John! I think you can break 40K in the coming months. T

  54. ElectroGeek says:

    Congratulations John on the great earnings report!

  55. Wow…i just find out how can generate income from affiliate programs since it seems difficult to tell other people to buy a product

  56. frenchy chu says:

    Great! The figures you mentioned are indeed inspiring for us new bloggers. I hope my blog can also have as much income or at least 15% of that income in the future. I’m still trying to learn though.

  57. 100kjob says:

    Great job John! Another huge blow of hot air into the blog bubble.

  58. Kok Choon says:

    Impressive report! Keep up the good work…btw, how many hours you wok a week? 20 hours?

    1. John Chow says:

      I try to keep it to 2 hours per day.

      1. John,

        So you are telling me that you are making over $ 600 / hour ? Do you include the time you spend on conferences related to blogging?
        What is included in the 2 hours/day you spend on this blog? I would love to read a post detailing this info..

  59. Ahmike says:

    What a huge amount brother, anyway I am still a newbie in blogging world. By following few of ur tips, My Google PR grown up to PR 3 less than 1 month, Thx friend!

  60. congratulation John… You really a role model for all bloggers

  61. Deep Arora says:

    Wow John, I really like your boldness by telling us how much your blogs are earning you, on a monthly basis even. I can also say I do envy the way you have successfully monetized every square inch of cyberlots you have. Congratulations.

    2 hours a day huh! What a schedule. Now my question is, what do you do with the remaining working hours each day? Can you make a separate blogpost about it to tell us what is John doing the rest of the day. That would be interesting to find out.

    Keep up the good work John, your inspiring us!

  62. zolar says:

    Your income is great..
    40K for blogging is much…
    I must keep up my blog to earn more..

  63. internet says:

    I also want to earn money with my blog

  64. Well done! You have become a role model for all bloggers!

  65. Nejc says:

    Don’t belive that a blog makes that money.

    1. Well, you better believe it. It’s sad that people these days think that the only real way to make money is to have a 9-5 job. That couldn’t be further from the truth.

  66. Dev says:

    great work Mr.Chow congratulation.

  67. Daniel says:

    Hello John, this money making machine is incredible

  68. I’ll be having the same amount like yours monthly in the future…I hope!

  69. Dena says:

    You continue to amaze me. I would love to make 10% of what you are making off of your blog, but I have a long way to go. I’m working on the traffic thing but I have a long way to go.

  70. Laarni says:

    That’s just WOW! Did you know that $1 is Php 46? That would be approximately 1,748,00 pesos if you are living here in the Philippines.


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  72. Young Che says:

    Its great to see the Income Report back in effect. I almost forgot that money was one of the main motivators for having a blog. Thanks for the fire under my backside.

  73. Nice.. Affiliate Commissions quite impresive.. πŸ™‚

  74. izzat says:

    you dont have to do any work, do you? just relax at home watching tv and money keep coming.. nice one though.. wonder can i be like you.. sigh..

  75. says:

    Awesome numbers …..

  76. Minal says:


    How about sharing some site statistics too. How many visitors, pageviews


  77. ciscopower says:

    Crazy number. John, what is your future plan ? Stay with this website or open more websites? Curious.

  78. Greg says:

    OOHHHHHH pero vaya cantidad de dinero gandul…. a ver si aprendo un poco hehehe

  79. Julian Hooks says:

    Once upon a time these posts were very inspirational to me… these days, it just depresses me further lol. Good job tho, I’m still dedicated to my cause tho!!!

  80. Maybe I should add to your income by having you review my site. Although Im not sure if you want to review the life of a wedding photographer. Do you know what the percentage of viewers go to the sites you review?

  81. Zak Show says:

    That’s great! over $30k per month is my goal, for now my record is $3k per month, $1k from my blog and the rest from other websites that I run.


  82. jackmo says:

    wow, you must really understand psychology to inspire so many people to read and buy your recommendations

  83. wcp2010 says:

    Yeah! I like post like that, they motivates me!

  84. Moise Levi says:

    I have never had any luck with affiliate marketing like CJ …..lots of clicks, but no sales …….

  85. amirulcyber says:

    What a great monthly income john.thanks for increase my motivaton.

  86. kay says:

    hi john,
    your have great tools to motivate me that is your monthly income report.thnks john.

  87. Raj S says:

    Amazing! Your skill is worth more than the money here.

  88. TechnoSamrat says:

    Wow.. That’s really a very HUGE amount…… You are really doing a great job with just 2 hrs of work…..

  89. Chris says:

    Wow … that’s all I can say. Wow. =)

  90. Bloggeries says:

    IMPRESSIVE. I remember last year when everyone thought it was “great”.

    Keep it up!

  91. Incredible! Just when I was starting to feel good about $450/month..I am curious how successful the tear away page corner ad works…But, it must be doing ok if it’s there.

  92. Fantastic John! It looks like the Appearance Fees & Shoemoney Tools got you that far, but still. That’s a nice amount of money to have in this day & age.

  93. Matt says:

    Wow – I can not believe this. I am really looking forward to reading your e-book and newsletters this weekend!

  94. Absolutely amazing. You are one I look up to Mr. Chow.

  95. ravi says:

    Mr.chow you r simply great.
    your articles are powerful and clear.
    that’s the main reason that i love in u r site.
    i visit u r site daily to know some thing new.

  96. Cypher says:

    Congratulations, this is a considerable income! I think that such receipts are in Europe with blogs not be achieved.

  97. Jon says:

    Very impressive, you are an inspiration to many of us!

    Jon – Create Unique Memories

  98. Oh my god..another make money blogging boost..Good job Johnchow! I love to see your income push me to blog more! =)

  99. Stacy says:

    Thanks for sharing a detailed account of how you earn money from blogging; it’s an inspiration!

  100. Finance says:

    Hi John,

    What are the other items that are part of your affiliate commissions? I mean, Shoemoney Tools did make you $2019, but that still about $12K in affiliate commissions that are not accounted for.

  101. Alex M. says:

    38K is huge! I wonder for how long earnings are going to increase on this blog. Well if traffic seems to increase then earning are doing the same. Keep it up John !

  102. devSoft.Mobi says:

    congratulation. Mr.Chow . Just like Alex M. Say, 38K IS HUGE

  103. So you hit $38,000 but this time without the pay it forward post huh. It seems the blog will continue growing and shows no sign of stoppage. I wonder how much it will cap off at? 50k a month? That’d be awesome.

  104. H. says:

    That’s just madness !

    there’s no way I am going to ever monetize my blog like that.

    This is truly impressive, congratulations.

  105. DTanner says:

    Awesome numbers there..
    Bankaholic sold for $15 millions
    How much will you sell this blog for ? Any ideas..

  106. Congrats on the huge month John!
    Keep up the great work.

  107. You write: “Google AdSense is known as welfare for webmasters.”

    When Joel Comm says he earns anywhere from 500-1000$ per day [source:] and he said a few days ago it was an average of over 800$ per day, that would amount to 240,000$ when calculating just 300 days.

    Welfare? I think not.

    But I think you have proven the point that you started off with high quality, and may have needed some traffic generation using AdWords. You might not need AdWords anymore, but if you built your business upon offering others “welfare” you judge yourself by your own opinions.

    You still need traffic and I’m not quite sure all that many people are really FOLLOWING you anymore. We see your article collections by mail, but many don’t read you anymore. Wonder why? You don’t need to. It should be fairly obvious….

    Good luck anyway. πŸ™‚

    PS: Previously you also quoted expenses, but that has been taken off the table. πŸ™‚

  108. Ahbingo says:

    Wow, I really hope that I can earn that much per month. Congratulation, John.

  109. iHaCK.ASIA says:

    i also hope i can earn like John Chow……. and Congratulation

  110. Eric says:

    Congrats John! you mind sharing the breakdown of your earnings from your “affiliate commissions”?

  111. Billy says:

    $38,000 in one month, thats about what my dad makes working in the factory per year, and thats after being with them 7 years! Congratulations! I would be happy if my blog started making enough just to pay for hosting costs, haha.

  112. What a great income. All kidding aside, why would you say you just ramble on about random stuff. I would say this blog is very well thought out! You know better than I though.

  113. Diana says:

    That is an impressive number – 40k per month! You are on the way to become a millionaire soon.

  114. Neeshes says:

    Not too shabby, John. The legend grows.

  115. Nathan says:

    Great motivation for us all John. I’m not near that level yet, but I enjoy reading about how you monetize, which I believe is the key to all of this. Traffic is nothing without good strategy for how to monetize it.

  116. Wow is all I can say! …. and here I am trying to make enough money to cover my hosting costs. I think I need to take a better look at my monetization strategy.

  117. m4stono says:

    wow that’s a great money..

  118. I just wonder that is it the only source of income you have in your life? What i mean is are you make money only from this blog or have other source of income such as consultant, coaching,…..etc.

    1. John Chow says:

      I have other income sources. The blog is just a side venture.

      1. Ganesh says:

        I can’t image how much you would be earning. But I pretty well know that you make a lot of money from TTZ.

  119. Urban World says:

    Great job John! Very motivating.

  120. Timon Weller says:

    Well done John, keep on blogging!

  121. Teddy Wong says:

    Crazy income during the economy downturn.

  122. Blog Tactic says:

    That’s a big sum. If I can earn 1% of it, I will be happy. So I’m working on it.

  123. Chandra says:

    Its really great to see your income John.. Really inspiring.. πŸ˜€

  124. bang says:

    hmm, I haven’t read any thing like this for a while. As a guy who want to make money online, i was glued to the article until i finished, you are simple and yet effective!

  125. EZ Money says:

    John Chow never ceases to amaze me with his earnings. He is simply amazing! This man knows hot to make money online. When John Chow speaks…I listen!

  126. Travelinator says:

    I made 50 cents on my site today.

  127. Keral Patel says:

    Oh so this is new look I guess. That is why I was thinking if I landed on the wrong blog or what.

    Nice layout πŸ™‚

  128. Daniel says:

    Not sure If I want to slap you or hug you! Good work John!

    Also. I think we would all like a breakdown of your business empire, surely a post that would draw a huge number of visitors!

  129. Hey John, You really give some of us hope… even if it takes several years, it’s hope.
    Thanks for sharing

  130. Travis says:

    I’ve got this post bookmarked for inspiration any time I start to get discouraged or don’t feel like posting on my blog for a day or two.

  131. himi says:

    To John Chow:

    If you continue that way, you’ll soon have to change the text about your e-book to Learn how I went from Zero to $40,000!

    Don’t forget to do that! πŸ˜‰

  132. Lele says:

    Hi John

    Well done! It sounds like you have a really good system going there. I hope you don’t mind me posting this but I think your readers may welcome this if you guys want to make money from your blogs and article sites drop me a line at inspiringebusiness (at) gmail (dot)com we are looking to buy in post and article links on a regular basis. Not a 10,000 a month income but as they say every little helps!

  133. Ferdinand says:

    Wow, maybe I’ll buy a new car every month if I make money like you did. Good job John. Congratulation and don’t stop to teach us how to make money online. Nice to know you.

  134. Oh my god, this is truly amazing. I also like the new look, congratulations to the guys from Unique blog desgin. Keep on beeing awesome! Susan

  135. Ben Pei says:

    Such an envy…Congratulations anyway..

  136. Tony Chung says:

    John, it’s great that you support local business. I’ve hosted my sites on Bluefur since their MonsterHosting days. The service and support is top-notch. Gary always responds promptly (even at 2AM) and the characters on support (Tina, Susan and Mattβ€””from the beginning”) are a hoot.

    Cheers on your success and willingness to share.

  137. Yoolee says:

    How did you manage to make $1,000 with Kontera. Wow, I am so impressed. By looking at your report, it seems you do not make money with Adsense? Are you not using this program. I downloaded your ebook and hoping I will make money just like you too.

  138. Pilar says:

    Dude! Can I borrow ten bucks? πŸ˜€

  139. Zigfred says:

    Wow ! John you truly are my idol ! hehehehehe

    I’ve followed your footstep and came up with an ebook myself. It would help if you will give me your inputs πŸ™‚ Perhaps if you have time you may want to check it out (

  140. comunactivo says:

    did you think about the posibility of create another blog to see how much you can make on a new one?


  141. Bryan Hee says:

    I’m so envy to you can maintain your income from blogging.

    To Your Success
    Bryan Hee

  142. bhas says:

    omg.. you guys are soo blinded in believing his blog income keeps on increasing every month and not a single income drop in a certain month. even google has their ups and downs. sure I could make up a blog income report just like this one too.

    this blog is getting better and better too now that there are more food cuisine pictures rather than case studies. lol!

  143. rukawaw says:

    Cool guys earning cool money..thats is cool πŸ™‚

    For sure will read more on your blog to know the secret on earning those secret money from the blog.

    Not to mention this is only your side venture!

  144. Downloadic says:

    That is just unbelieveable!:..

  145. I cannot tell you how much your ebook did for my John. I will always remember you as the guy that got me into blogging. Someday I might just have $10,000 for you myself. πŸ™‚ Thanks for helping others succeed.

  146. Nashville4u says:

    Wow this is great motivation and inspiration for all those bloggers out there. Many people do not realize the amount of money to be made if you keep a consistent and engaging blog.

  147. JC, ur monthly revenue reports never cease to amaze me…very inspiring and keeps us newbs goin…~40k/m rambling about watever tickles ur fancy, but mostly about what u had for dinner LOL, not bad!

  148. Keith Cash says:

    Congrats on the growth. Truly motivating for me and my kids.

    I try to keep it only 3 hours a day but get it to 6 hours of work. Maybe in the near future I can get it down to 2 hours a day. Wait I have too many project for 2 hours a day. It is nice.

  149. Danny Cooper says:

    Here it is, the famous John Chow income report that keeps people coming back no matter what you write between these.

  150. arun says:

    nice post man!!

  151. Phinux says:

    I wonder,what are
    # Affiliate Commissions: $12,807.69
    # Private Ad Sales: 11,730.00
    # Appearance Fees: $4,000.00

    at all?

    give me the example in your blog.Thank you.

  152. Thats awesome ..looking forward for your October earnings…if this is in USD you ll make a killing with the canadian dollar down against the USD

  153. Indexmy says:

    Wow.. very motivate me to do like u John .. Congrate ..

  154. edhitok says:

    It must be great.
    Congrats John and enjoy the money

  155. Michael Zhao says:

    I’ll be thrilled if I see 200 dollars a month! working 2 hours a day! Dammit!

  156. Shikari says:

    Wow, that was a great and unbelievable report.

    I never knew you can make so much money from blogging.

    This will really inspire the youngsters πŸ™‚


  157. mohan says:

    That was a huge amount . You will compete Mr. Bill Gates in the near Future !!

  158. OMG! You deserve it!


  159. GPS says:

    Wowzers. Congrats, and thanks for sharing.

  160. Tim Hanson says:

    I wonder if the secret to get a new blog up and moving is to lie about how much you make until you really make money then post that. I see so many bloggers brag what they make but now I think it is a marketing ploy. At the end of the day you can’t prove what anyone claims on the internet.

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