Guess My February Blog Income And Win


Tomorrow I will be posting my February blog income recap. I’m sure everyone is dying to know if I was able to beat the $3,440.66 figure I posted in January. Well, I figure I will make a game of it. I want everyone to take a guess at how much this blog made in February.

What You Are Playing For

You are playing for a custom branded wristwatch from Abit Computer. This custom-made watch, with a face done in the Abit corporate color is given only to deserving Abit employees and visiting international media. It was presented to me on my last trip to Abit’s world headquarters in Taipei. I have never worn the watch and it has been sitting in storage all this time. Now, you can win it!

The Rules Of The Game

Make a comment in this blog post with your best guess on how much you think John Chow dot Com made for February 2007. You are allowed to make only one guess and you cannot change it once you post it. Closest answer the actual income figure, without going over, wins.

This contest closes at midnight (PST) tonight. Good luck and guess away!

240 thoughts on “Guess My February Blog Income And Win”

    1. Jason says:

      $6000 USD

      Sorry for the reply, I seemingly can’t post otherwise.


  1. Francois says:

    I start with $3,741 ๐Ÿ˜†

    1. It seems the comments disappeared at the bottom so I am adding a reply up here at the top. My guess is:


  2. Jonix says:

    hmmm, difficult one! I’ll bet my 2 cents in $4,115.20

  3. jake says:

    first id like to say that i don’t want the watch if i win. id rather have a link on your homepage. if thats to much to ask then please give the prize to someone else.
    my guess is $4,349.53

    1. John Chow says:

      The winner will be linked in the recap post, which I’m sure will be read by a ton of people. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Matt says:

    Hmmmmm, $5871.43 is my guess.

  5. HMTKSteve says:


    That’s my guess and I’m sticking too it!

  6. Steve says:


    I don’t think I could be more right.

  7. Marc says:

    $4785.76 is mine.

  8. Shawn Knight says:

    $4,851.28 FTW!

    *waits for Bob Barker, err, John Chow, to announce the lucky winner*

  9. Sania Wyatt says:

    $5569.18 ๐Ÿ™„

    1. Sania Wyatt says:

      I’m actually holding a personal game guessing how much of it will actually go to charity… ๐Ÿ˜‰

      1. John Chow says:

        I can tell you that right now. I am capping charities to $10,000 this year. Anything above that will go to Sally’s trust fund.

          1. Wow, 10K! I thought I was doing well by giving to St. Jude’s and the Red Cross a couple of times a year!

            โ“ BTW: I am wondering how giving to charity fits into your overall evil plan?!!?

          2. John Chow says:

            In the Superman comics, Lex Luthor is pure evil, but for the average citizen of Metropolis, he was an employer and a philanthropist. ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

  10. TheAnand says:

    Its pbly arnd 3700$ . . . . .now where is my watch ๐Ÿ˜ˆ and btw this one of those lesser evil contests! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  11. Kiltak says:

    $4253.49 ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Ryan says:

    $4222 !!!!!

  13. Nathan says:

    ๐Ÿ˜ฏ $4695 ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

  14. Lonny says:

    My guess is:


  15. Joey says:

    I think retail is a little off in January so I’ll go $3512.89

    1. Jeff says:

      Eh. if it wasn’t much more than Jan, or less than Jan, he wouldn’t have had this contest.

  16. LTZ says:

    $6172.80 CAD :mrgreen:

    1. John Chow says:

      That works out to $5,263.48US, which will be your official guess.

      1. It has to be in US Dollars?! Oops… my guess was in CAN!

        1. John Chow says:

          It will be converted to US

  17. Rajuthan says:


  18. Eric says:

    Let’s keep it simple and say $4000.00!

  19. Jane May says:

    Well I’m going to take a guess at $4260.00

  20. ๐Ÿ™‚ $5250 ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. RichNYC says:

    What the hell, let’s go with $3,956.00 ๐Ÿ˜‰

  22. SEO Mash says:

    Let’s try $5009.14

  23. jp says:

    since feb is short 3200 $

  24. Andrew Chen says:

    I would guess $3500. That is the number not excluding any advertising expense. The actual number should be $3500 – advertisting Expense

  25. Tyler says:

    $5896.62 and not a penny more!

    Don’t forget that today is the last day for contributing to your RRSP for the 2006 tax year!

  26. Since John badgered me via MSN until I entered, I guess $3320.00

    If I win, I have a friend how could do with the OhMyiBod rather than a new watch though… ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. ๐Ÿ˜† Man those iBods are really popular on this site!

  27. Leftblank says:

    My guess is at $4460 – I can’t wait to see the actual figure.

  28. scott conrad says:


    I think with the rate my post thing below the posts and that the quality of posts have dropped lately you will probably make less next month.

    1. Marc says:

      Are you kidding me… Come on man you’re way too close to my bid ๐Ÿ˜ก


  29. I’ll bite…


  30. Allen Young says:

    I’ll guess $3,800.

    Should be around 4,000 in a normal month, discounted by the shorter month of February.

  31. $4624.50

    I think you should give your months revenue away as the prize…just a thought…now where are those smiley faces ๐Ÿ˜Ž ๐Ÿ˜Ž ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

    (that last one is you john)

  32. Joseph.C says:

    I guess $3449.00

  33. Rod says:

    My guess is $3,916.88

  34. Matt says:

    $4444 ๐Ÿ˜†

  35. Al Davies says:

    4332.34 โ—

    I think a couple key posts, like getting back on digg may have brought your $$ up a bit more.

  36. 5,111.01 +/- a few thousand bucks ๐Ÿ™‚

  37. Ali says:

    My guess you made $4914.68

    Direct Ad Sales: $500.00
    Text Links Ads: $850.00
    Affiliate Sales: $650.00
    Google AdSense: $638.85
    Vibrant IntelliTXT: $537.86
    TTZ Media: $212.97
    FeedBurner Ads: $150.00
    ReviewMe: $1375 – if I did the math right

    Oh and it would be nice if you included how much you spent on advertising as well so everybody gets a real picture about how much you can “actually” make with a blog. Advertising is a huge deal and should be brought up as well.

  38. 5175.85
    I must be right! I’ll look forward to selling the watch on ebay. ๐Ÿ˜›

  39. Dave Saraiva says:

    I’m going to guess $3399 ๐Ÿ™‚

  40. broc says:

    might as well go ahead and enter since i would probably forget to do so later tonight


  41. andre says:


  42. marcel says:

    Yeah, what did you spend on advertising ?

    My guess 6783.00

    I do need a new watch so thank you in advance.

    1. John Chow says:

      I will reveal how much was spent on advertising in the recap.

      1. HMTKSteve says:

        I have been seeing your AdWords ads popping up all over lately…

        I’m doing text-link-ads on my site now, had my first sale yesterday… How about making my second sale come in? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  43. Matt Propst says:

    $4,091.15 ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

  44. $3366

    3+3 = 6 66


    1. i changed my mind… i wanted $4266… too late now i guess

  45. Sunflower says:

    I go with $4440.66

    And I want both – the watch and the link ๐Ÿ™‚

    I will Exercise for Comments!

  46. Chad Brand says:


  47. Matt S says:

    $4160.00 (crossing my fingers)

  48. $4333.99 Should be about right.

  49. Chris says:

    Someone has already taken $4000 so I’ll go for $4000.01 ๐Ÿ˜‰

  50. Ben Isikoff says:

    $2 bob… i mean john.

    1. Marc says:

      That’s a wicked burn to Roosh! ๐Ÿ™‚

  51. Tyler says:



  52. Chris says:


    How wrong can I be? Lots I’m betting…. :mrgreen:

  53. Eric says:

    $4472.59 is my learned estimate.

  54. David says:


    Can’t wait to see the actual numbers!!

  55. Geiger says:


    I would have guessed lower, but already got beat out.

  56. Edwin says:

    My guess is $4,768. ๐Ÿ˜€

  57. Pallab says:

    My guess $4144.

  58. $4846.60. Bravo John.

  59. Brandon says:

    I’m going to guess an even $4930.

  60. Dejan says:

    3000 ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

  61. Greg Stratz says:

    I will say 5,316.12$$$

    If I win you can save on shipping costs since I;ll give you the choice to eitehr deliver in person or have me pick up.. lol

    either way all I can say is WOW ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

  62. Bri says:

    I’m just gonna pull a number out of thin air…

    :??: Probably not even close…

  63. $4425.25, juggling with some figures I know I’m correct.

  64. Simplexity says:

    $4010 – fingers crossed! ๐Ÿ™‚

  65. Bri says:

    I’m just gonna pull a number out of thin air…

    $ 4876.93
    Probably way off…

  66. Nocturnal says:

    I would like to go out on a limb and say $4,211.05.

  67. Andrew Kuo says:

    Well, let’s see, lemme remind everyone about the half off review me, and valentine’s day could have increased readership.

    My Guess: $6719.21

    John, you’re definitely outdoing yourself this time. Nice Work!

  68. Brandon says:


  69. Ricco says:

    I’m dead sure it’s 3,721.34 ๐Ÿ™‚

  70. Tim says:

    wild guess:

  71. Dan Zupancic says:


    This is based on 96.2% pure luck.

  72. Soultrance says:


    All those review me reviews add up quick.


  73. Allen.H says:



  74. mao says:


  75. $5278 is a spiffy number. As of now… ๐Ÿ˜‰

  76. rahul says:

    $ 5268 ,thats my guess ๐Ÿ™„

  77. Steve says:

    I am going with $4127.64

  78. Gizmo says:

    My guess is $3,923

  79. Maki says:

    $4130 for me. Fascinating contest. ๐Ÿ™‚

  80. Eliza says:

    Yes, I do think you passed your amount.


  81. Dax Desai says:



  82. Anna says:

    $4244.88 is my guess… ๐Ÿ™‚

  83. Aris says:

    Since John keep saying that he is evil, my first thought was something closer to 666, but nah, I just throw out my dice and the random number it hits were 7, 7, 3, 2, 0, 1. ๐Ÿ˜† , so here is my guess:


  84. thepaperbull says:

    John – I think I’ve a better chance to win if you fill you pockets with jelly beans and I try to guess how many.

    My guess for Feb – $5,617.20

    and for what it’s worth I think your pockets can hold 627 jelly beans

  85. Eric says:

    My guess is $3697.58

  86. Carl says:

    My guess, $4267.67


  87. Kenny says:

    $4900 ๐Ÿ™‚

  88. aibek says:

    based on traffic decline, I would say 3000

  89. Ted says:

    I’m going to run with the ๐Ÿ‘ฟ theme and say $4666.666

  90. eclipse says:

    $4650.00 I’m guessing that your increased readership as well as the extra review me reviews boosted up the revenue. But Feb being a couple of days shorter might decrease the adsense ad revenue a bit, other wise id say over 5k. I’m sure next month will be over 5k if your not this month.

  91. $2972.31

    Just for kicks, i’ll low-ball.

  92. Colin Dean says:


    and a duck!

    Yes, I am wise in the ways of science.

  93. Adam F says:


  94. 3987 dollars ๐Ÿ˜›

  95. Biggs says:

    $5525.73 ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

  96. Paul J. says:

    I am gonna be totally crazy and say $6000. LOL

  97. harvard says:

    im goin with 3,525

  98. All the time I was calculating how much ti put, it made me hate you a wee bit more… ๐Ÿ˜‰

    My best guess is: US$ 5126.08

  99. Jan says:


  100. Peter says:

    My guess is $39278.00

  101. I don’t know whether to wish you good luck John (in increasing your revenues) or wish myself good luck (in winning the competition). Given the increased attraction to your blog in recent times I’m guessing you’ll beat January but not by that much. Hmmm, I guess $3897.45

  102. RusPlaneta says:


  103. Kumiko says:

    Dot com mogul, right? A million dollars!!!


    1. John Chow says:

      I asked how much this blog made, not how much I make. Not saying I make a million, of course. ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

  104. $ 3,600 for February although I wish you more ๐Ÿ˜‰

  105. bryan glanz says:

    wow youre evil man ๐Ÿ˜ˆ already capping the charity donations to 10 grand. My guess is $5089.25 so pretty much you will onlyt be donating from jan to feb. Ive begun to think that donatin to charity is just a put on and you are keeping the money for your evil self………..well done

  106. Insider says:


  107. my best guess would be at $4465.88

  108. blogcrowds says:

    testing my luck with random number generators…$6053

  109. Allen Young says:


    Should be around $4,100 for a regular month discounted a little for the short February month

  110. Mark Johnson says:

    I’ll say $4300. It has to be more than what you did last month considering your ReviewMe posts too.

  111. Hmm… interesting. Let’s see… 9 x ReviewMe reviews published so far in February + 1 that is yet to be posted = $125 x 10 = $1,250

    $621.68 from TLA. So far = $1,871.68

    …oh, what the heck, let’s just guess ๐Ÿ˜‰

    $5,432 made in February.

  112. Malcolm Owen says:

    (because you’re always adding your two cents…)

  113. Ellen says:

    My guess is 3771.42.

  114. bwb says:


  115. Justin says:

    4263 dollards w00t

  116. $5374.22 sounds about right.

  117. Paul says:

    And the winning number is … … … . :

    $ 3927,91

    How b-e-a-utiful !

    1. Jeff says:

      I’m going with about $4650.00.

      Man there are a lot of posts…

  118. Gdog says:

    My guess: $3888.88 ๐Ÿ˜€

  119. Tony says:

    My guess would be $4352.42

  120. Hmm… $3680.68. Now, I have a one in five hundred chance to win? Mabey.

  121. $4227.60, and that’s my final answer.

  122. David says:

    Let’s see, your growth rate has been slowing down as follows:

    Oct 286% growth
    Nov 55% growth
    Dec 30% growth
    Jan 23% growth

    I will guess your growth rate is starting to stabilize, but will probably continue to slow dow a bit, so I will guess 20% growth for February:

    $3,440.66 x 1.2 = $4,128.79

    My guess is $4,128.79

  123. Albert says:

    My guess is $4,231.65

  124. gaman says:

    I guess somewhere around $4844.31

  125. Ajith says:

    I guess with all that last minute income its arround $5500 ???????????

  126. Aniela says:

    I’m going to guess $4380.

  127. Jason says:

    I’m going to go with $5784.16. The 16 cents are of vital importance of course ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Best of luck, I hope you beat that.

    The Man of Silver

  128. TRBdigital says:


    Deal or No Deal!

  129. ok, my guess: $4,912.18

  130. Matt Huggins says:

    I’m gonna go with $5,278.12

  131. John Anthony says:

    The winning guess is: $3801.01 USD

  132. Frank Wala says:


    We are all waiting for tomorrow

  133. Siva says:

    I guess it is $3521

  134. Vinay says:

    My gut says that you made US$3,850 for Feb ’07.

  135. Aaron Cook says:

    Great way to do things, John. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Should I win, I’ll donate $2,500 of my own bucks to the charity of your choice. ๐Ÿ˜Ž

    Plus, the watch itself would still be up for grabs. -I’d suggest building its value via even another contest!

    Posted Blog Income for 2006:
    Sept. $352.94
    Oct. $1361.64
    Nov. $2139.93
    Dec. $2790.05
    Jan. $3440.66

    Income Growth by Month:
    Sept. – Oct. +$1008.70
    Oct. – Nov. +$778.29
    Nov. – Dec. +$650.12
    Dec. – Jan. +$650.61

    Though your blog “plateaued” for the Dec. – Jan. period, my guess is that your blog’s income somewhat “Jumped” in February – due to a traffic spike from AGLOCO involvement/posts. ๐Ÿ™‚

    So my quick guess is $5,740.

    Shine on,
    Aaron Cook

  136. Bes Zain says:

    11:13 pm here John. You have around 236 comments now, and probably still counting. My Firefox stopped loading the page halfway, so I had to open Internet Explorer to get this comment box. Way to go John. :p Even my FF feels your site is too much to handle.

    My guess is $8500.

    Let’s see what happens tomorrow. ๐Ÿ™‚

  137. Aaron Cook says:

    Great way to do things, John. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Should I win, I’ll donate $2,500 of my own bucks to the charity of your choice. ๐Ÿ˜Ž

    Plus, the watch itself would still be up for grabs. -I’d suggest building its value via even another contest!

    Posted Blog Income for 2006:
    Sept. $352.94
    Oct. $1361.64
    Nov. $2139.93
    Dec. $2790.05
    Jan. $3440.66

    Income Growth by Month:
    Sept. – Oct. +$1008.70
    Oct. – Nov. +$778.29
    Nov. – Dec. +$650.12
    Dec. – Jan. +$650.61

    Though your blog “plateaued” for the Dec. – Jan. period, my guess is that your blog’s income somewhat “Jumped” in February – due to a traffic spike from AGLOCO involvement/posts. ๐Ÿ™‚

    So my “quick” guess here is $5,740.

    Shine on,
    Aaron Cook

  138. John Chow says:

    Comments are now closed. Thanks for entering!

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