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How I Make $40,000 a Month From a Blog

written by John Chow on June 23, 2009

I'm Jim Chao, B**ch!

Here’s a video of my presentation from last night’s Vancouver Business, Marketing and Entrepreneur meetup. My topic was how I make $40,000 a month from a blog and I had a sold out house. It wasn’t the original topic I had planned to speak on but since the organizer had put that up on the meetup site, I was pretty much stuck with it.

The video contain information that I have never written about before – it revealed my blog business model. As you can read from the reviews, the information was extremely well received and everyone thought it was well worth the price of admission. And you’re going to get it for free!

The entire presentation was over 1.5 hours long. I edited it down to an hour by taking out the Q&A at the end. I recommend you grab a drink, a bite to eat and pull up a chair because you’re going to want to watch this from beginning to end.

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How To Speak Japanese June 24, 2009 at 12:15 am

Finally something (again)on how good your blog performs. I was wondering where the monthly blog results post of past times were gone.

Like always – good publicity and it will probably attract more readers to your blog.
Have to restart the vid tonight as I have tto hurry now.

ProBlogineer June 24, 2009 at 6:37 pm

yes true, why you are not posting monthly revenue reports since long? they were exiting :D

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Caden Grant June 28, 2009 at 7:20 pm

I agree. They weren’t only exciting but they also motivated me and inspired me.

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Al July 1, 2009 at 8:48 am

Because the reports aren’t increasing anymore lol

TYCP Entertainment Magazine July 5, 2009 at 4:44 pm

That would be false. John used to make just a little over $32K a month. I would say that hitting $40K a month is a huge increase.

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Travel Scam July 24, 2009 at 1:53 am

Hey, we would be happy to scam people only one tenth of what he’s made.

piwshop July 25, 2009 at 4:12 pm

yeah, its been a long time that I haven’t heard john chow earning.

Gold Coins Blog June 24, 2009 at 8:54 pm

Wow, 1.5 hours talking, that must have been fun.

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Rai Ciego July 4, 2009 at 12:11 am

Yes that’s true. it’s very inspiring to see some of your monthly revenues. It will motivate me to reach that figures too.

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John Mackenzie July 4, 2009 at 5:26 pm

And not only good publicity, it needs a lot of effort, supernatural effort I would say. John Chow is a great guy, I like his blog especially his informatic posts. Am I right John chow with the effort?

Best regards to everyone.

John Mackenzie
SAP MM Consultant
http://www.encuentratujob.com.mx/jobCountry/JobUsa.htm

Lee Ka Hoong July 21, 2009 at 9:44 pm

John had mentioned that he had no longer posting his monthly income report. Anyway, I’m still interested to see how much actually JohnChow made and how he did it.

Regards,
Lee

Travel Scam July 24, 2009 at 1:52 am

This is a great video on how you make your money. But aren;t you afraid that the sales funnel would turn off your customers?

Agent 001 June 24, 2009 at 1:04 am

Awesome Video. I also consider blogging as Internet Marketing. I have not been able apply it properly yet.

Thanks for the tips. I feel more motivated now. Wish me luck that I will good at blogging.

Armen Shirvanian June 24, 2009 at 1:15 am

You have laid out many of your business points in this. I’m not sure why I didn’t sign up to Aweber before, but I’m signing up after watching that.

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Zemalf June 24, 2009 at 1:35 am

Oh my, I’m half way through the vid, watching/listening to it on the background while doing other stuff and I think I gotta take the time and watch it from the beginning and take it all in as there’s so much in this. thanks for putting it up here for free, greatly appreciated once again!

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Gold Coins Blog June 26, 2009 at 4:16 pm

It’s hard to find an hour interrupted to watch the video, but I’ll have to check it out.

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Celes | CelestineChua.com June 24, 2009 at 2:40 am

Hey John, great presentation – you are a really personal and great public speaker :D The tips you mentioned are going to be very helpful as I move beyond PPC advertising on my site. I’m going to bookmark this video so I can refer to from time to time.

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Online Marketing June 24, 2009 at 2:56 am

Excellent vid… thanks John

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enrichco June 24, 2009 at 2:59 am

yeah, jhon. it’s a long vid, but i try to understand it step by step :)

Andrew June 24, 2009 at 3:02 am

John great video and great presentation. Thanks for making this publicly available. I really enjoyed your style of presentation. Very laid back, easy to understand and simple advice anyone can follow.

Great work.

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EarningStep June 24, 2009 at 4:45 am

just three word from me , awsome , awsome and awsome . you are the best ,john . for me and for every blogger

ice_hot June 24, 2009 at 5:22 am

whoa! that was a real eye opener! thanks for sharing. you totally gave me a whole new perspective about blogging! now all i have to do is find a good niche to stick to that has great products that i can recommend to people.

thanks again.

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Aman@BullsBattleBears June 24, 2009 at 5:52 am

Great video John…its good it was long as it was thorough.

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Ah John dot CA June 24, 2009 at 6:10 am

Everyday I can get fresh ideas from John Chow, right here. Thanks a lot, man!

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Brad June 24, 2009 at 6:12 am

i gotta watch this vid when iam back at the office

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Ah John dot CA June 24, 2009 at 6:13 am

John, here is an error report for your information:

Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 33554432 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 694668 bytes) in /home/jc2/public_html/wp-content/plugins/sitemap.php on line 1163

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Charles June 24, 2009 at 6:21 am

This is weird… I can’t see the video, all I see is a blank white space

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Aman@BullsBattleBears June 25, 2009 at 6:06 pm

Vimeo does that once in a while…refreshing solves it most of the time.

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Gold Coins Blog June 26, 2009 at 4:21 pm

If you are trying to see it in IE 7 trye Firefox instead.

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The Bad Blogger June 24, 2009 at 6:54 am

John, this is absolutely awesome video seriously, I learn quit a lot and laugh quite a lot, I mean this is the kind of learning environment for teaching, having great information and fun together, ah… I wonder when will you come to Singapore to speak….

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Diabetis June 24, 2009 at 7:08 am

That is an awesome presentation John.

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David | DavidWalker.tv June 24, 2009 at 7:20 am

Great stuff John, thank you for making this presentation available for those of us not fortunate enough to attend the seminar! As a new blog owner myself, there is plenty of food for thought here. Thanks again!

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Doug Dillard June 24, 2009 at 7:31 am

Thanks John for the AWESOME video. Most Internet Marketers would probably charge something like $47 for a video that size with that much great content. I really appreciate you sharing it with us for free :)

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Best CSS Gallery June 24, 2009 at 7:33 am

Great video John!

Collin - Affiliate Marketing June 24, 2009 at 7:43 am

Golden Video John!

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Paul B June 24, 2009 at 8:16 am

John, you’re a sneaky little bugger!

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Online Marketing June 24, 2009 at 8:20 am

One question I would be interested to know John (and forgive me if you mention it towards the end of the video – I haven’t finished viewing it yet) but you say johnchow.com made no money before Sept 06 I believe… waht was the traffic levels at that time?

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John Chow June 24, 2009 at 9:17 am

It was less than 1,000 per day back then.

Aman@BullsBattleBears June 25, 2009 at 6:09 pm

1K/day and was that search engine traffic or from a link back? Just curious what the initial source was..

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Melody June 24, 2009 at 8:22 am

Weird thought..the intro in the beginning sounds like passing gas..lol..

As shy as I am, I love giving presentations..and this one was really cool..isn’t it so relieving when people get your jokes lol..

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Bradley Nordstrom June 24, 2009 at 8:25 am

Thanks for the tips now I’ll be making $40,000 a month.

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Banking Deals June 24, 2009 at 8:57 am

Alot of times, it is also timing. In addition to Passion, hard work..there’s timing.

If John Chow were to start today, I don’t think it is possible to achieve $40,000 per month relatively this quick. It might take longer…a lot longer if even possible. But everything is possible.

Few years ago, you mentioned you will start a new blog without any JohnChow’s traffic/linking. How is that doing?

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John Chow June 24, 2009 at 9:29 am

That site is doing really well. Traffic wise, it gets as much as this blog but doesn’t make as much because it only makes money from advertising and has no backend sale system. I guess I should do an update on that project. I had completely forgotten about it.

Greg Ellison June 24, 2009 at 9:19 am

That was a good presentation. Greg Ellison

Asswass June 24, 2009 at 9:21 am

How many people were in that presentation?

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Ken June 24, 2009 at 9:31 am

Powerful John
I am impressed by this video and your open attitude about blogging.

Thank You

How To Set Up a Blog June 24, 2009 at 9:37 am

Taking a car trip today, would be cool to have this as an audio….

Hoo Kang June 24, 2009 at 10:32 am

Awesome Video John,

Who made the outro at the end for you??

John Chow June 25, 2009 at 9:38 am

I’ve been using that for a while now. I forgot who made it for me. :(

James Hartje June 24, 2009 at 10:57 am

Great Video John. Very informational as everything will help me further my blog’s greatness. Thanks for the tips.

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harry seenthing June 24, 2009 at 11:21 am

sir it’s that true can make money like that, can u teach me

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phil.im June 24, 2009 at 11:35 am

Great video John, very informative.

phyr June 24, 2009 at 11:58 am

John, you mentioned some system you use for automating your direct ads sales. I sounds pretty cool. What system is it?

John Chow June 25, 2009 at 9:39 am

That’s call OIO Publishers. You can read about it at http://www.johnchow.com/oiopublisher

phyr June 25, 2009 at 7:24 pm

Thanks John. I was doing some research and found OIO. Thought it might be the one alright. Cheers!

phyr June 27, 2009 at 7:18 pm

By the way, John, it might be really useful if you wrote a post about how you manage your direct advertising – a steb-by-step nuts-and-bolts thing where you tell us about your system. Just an idea!

asep komara June 24, 2009 at 12:32 pm

Cool video. You are rock John! Star….

MLDina June 24, 2009 at 12:39 pm

Ahhh! What’s wrong with your shirt?!

StoreEbay June 24, 2009 at 1:00 pm

Awesome Video and great presentation.Thanks

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Charles Bohannan June 24, 2009 at 1:21 pm

So I glad I took the hour to watch that video — you really clarify the fundamental need to think and act like a marketer. Many of us bloggers need that kick in the pants.

Thanks, John — maybe I’ll meet you at Izeafest this year?

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fas June 24, 2009 at 1:35 pm

jOHN we need to have a downloadable video of this or atleast a youtube video. Youtube is better then Vimeo, easy and fast to load.

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John Chow June 24, 2009 at 1:56 pm

Can’t put it on YouTube. They have a 10 min time limit. But you can download it off Vimeo. There is a download link on there.

Dan Massicotte June 24, 2009 at 2:00 pm

Great video John. I know this blog has your personal element in it everywhere…but seeing you here in action and talking to people is great too.

needmoney.com June 24, 2009 at 4:47 pm

PR 0, congratulations.

James Hartje June 24, 2009 at 6:40 pm

John where does the majority of your traffic come from? Search engines, straight URL, backlinks, etc???

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John Chow June 24, 2009 at 8:50 pm

Most of my traffic are direct. My biggest referrer is Twitter. Search engines makes up about 10%. I don’t rely on search.

jayson June 24, 2009 at 8:18 pm

i think most of the traffic will be comming from the search engine …

Deneil Merritt June 24, 2009 at 8:32 pm

OK, it took me about 5 or 6 hours on this dumb slow computer to watch that video. I must say that it was worth it. I see where I went wrong with my last blog. This time around I am sure I can do this. Thanks for sharing the video. Much needed information.

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Gold Coins Blog June 24, 2009 at 8:42 pm

Wild, you have 2,460 backlinks according to momma Google and a zero pagerank. Man, Google is such a piece of work.

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John Chow June 24, 2009 at 8:48 pm

The reason the PR is at zero is because I redirect the Googlebot to another site. All part of the master plan! :P

Making money online June 24, 2009 at 9:17 pm

Another great insight into your world, John. We all hope to be there someday, but the passion is the main ingredient I think. Glad you have it, and also glad you don’t mind sharing it. The “wannabes” that are bad-mouthing you are so jealous it’s not funny! Keep up the great work

moralde June 24, 2009 at 10:57 pm

Based on the comments around here, looks like there are real gems being given by JC in this video. I happen to have an awfully slow connection so I opted to download it. It says downloading will be completed in 6 hours.

I’ve watched the first few minutes. Looks like you’re a cool speaker there, John. Thanks

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Tvents June 24, 2009 at 11:40 pm

I hope I can watch the video. But anyway, I believe you are great in the video. Especially I am also amazed at your success on your website.

marl June 25, 2009 at 3:27 am

Wow! a 56 minute video and the fun part is, IT’S FREE!

It’s like a mini movie that will help you gain more knowledge about blogging!!!

Thanks alot.

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Gamers June 25, 2009 at 4:39 am

Thank YOU! chow for that informative video.

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Tyson Russell June 25, 2009 at 9:15 am

Thanks for this I can take my blog to the next level. Much appreciated.

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Ben Pei June 25, 2009 at 9:24 am

Lol John. I still remember that car on your old blog. Nostalgic..

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Gary Speer June 25, 2009 at 9:45 am

Well, no offense. But the quality of the sound on this video makes it so I almost cannot understand what you’re saying.

And, quite frankly, I have a hard time spending hour and a half to watch.

Any chance you’d publish a PDF transcript to download, as Yaro Starak has?

Josh June 25, 2009 at 10:03 am

Thanks for the video – would have been great if you used a wireless mic though for the audio to help drown out the audience and make you easier to hear and more clear.

Ryan. June 25, 2009 at 10:31 am

Thanks John, this is a very informative video!

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Billy June 25, 2009 at 11:09 am

That’s was one of the best videos I have watched in a very long time. You are not hiding anything from the audience. I am happy to say that you will have a lot of competitors and copycats in the near future.

Johann du Plessis June 25, 2009 at 2:41 pm

Brilliant video, really enjoyed it! When I originally signed up for your free report, I didn’t really understand your motivation behind it. Now it makes much more sense.

Only criticism is the sound quality.

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rob June 25, 2009 at 3:06 pm

Awesome awesome post. The information that was given there is truly priceless John thank you! But you have to take this information and actually do something with it thats the important part!

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eyeman June 25, 2009 at 4:22 pm

i believe not many people manage to earn like that. But i know it not impossible to do that.

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Jacob Yap June 25, 2009 at 5:07 pm

Awesine video! Love the way you blogging. Thanks John :smile:

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Dwight Anthony from financiallyelite.com June 25, 2009 at 5:27 pm

Top Notch Blog video as usual John. You’re right about being an internet marketer and just happen to blog. Understand completely. You need a hobby that will start to pay you then it no longer feels like work.

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Hudson Valley June 25, 2009 at 6:00 pm

Probably your most informative video to do. Thanks john.

mezian June 25, 2009 at 6:16 pm

thanks for sharing

Dwight Anthony from Financiallyeliteblog.com June 25, 2009 at 7:22 pm

Great Video as usual John. Really learned and strengthened concepts that i kind of know but needed a refresher on. Thanks for the content.

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vutha June 25, 2009 at 9:20 pm

Thanks for your good video, i spent my times to watch your video from the starting to end.

bisnis internet June 25, 2009 at 11:33 pm

Full content video, great John and thanks, i watch it full .

Abraham van der Linde June 26, 2009 at 1:11 am

Hey John.

This video took me about 5 hours to download before I could watch it. But it was really worth the wait. ( SLOOOOOW internet connection ).

I’m just wondering, why most marketers don’t share in the way you do, Is it because they have only money in their sights or what?

If more people share the way you do, more people will start making a better income, and more people will feel they belong to a community.

Internet Marketers should be a community and NOT rivals.

moralde June 26, 2009 at 1:32 am

Whew, finally finished watching the video. I now understood the concept of using the pop up signup box. I used to think of it as some evil element I need to stay away from. The reader who can handle the in-your-face signup box is the reader that counts. Thank you for that John! The back-end system residual income, etc…awesome! It pays to listen to the gurus. :)

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Free Arcade Games June 26, 2009 at 6:20 pm

Dang John, you went that long without resting? How much did you get paid for this showing? :)

A lot of big time bloggers are still hiding secrets and some of us want to know everything! :P

-Mike

emila yusof June 26, 2009 at 7:34 pm

Cool!

Referrals Cash June 26, 2009 at 9:58 pm

Great video, John. But with so many make money blogs these days, it will take a huge amount of luck to break into the $40,000 a month earning category.

TYCP Entertainment Magazine June 26, 2009 at 10:40 pm

That was really good. I learned some new things.

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Online Marketing June 27, 2009 at 2:24 am

I think ‘Refferals cash’ makes a good point. John do you think the ‘make money online’ segment of the Blogsphere is saturated? Yaro’s Mp3 categoricaly said don’t start one… unless of course you are making a ton of money..

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John Chow June 27, 2009 at 8:33 am

It’s saturated not in the way you think. It’s saturated by too many bloggers who don’t make any money online trying to teach how to make money online. The number of bloggers who do make money online teaching make money online isn’t that many.

Allen Davis June 27, 2009 at 9:29 am

So you can’t make money blogging about making money blogging unless you are making money blogging already.

You can start making money blogging about something else you know and are passionate about. Once you are making money with your blog then you can start a new blog about making money blogging.

John Chow July 3, 2009 at 9:06 am

That is correct.

Pedro June 27, 2009 at 10:15 am

Hi John,

Congrats! That’s quite an achievement!

But, why no more monthy updates on your blog’s income?
Legal stuff?

Keep up.

John Chow June 27, 2009 at 7:31 pm

My accountant advised me to stop and my advertisers told me they didn’t want people knowing how much I was making off them. So I had to stop.

Chris Stirling June 27, 2009 at 10:16 am

John – great video and thanks for sharing. Not sure if I would have posted for free as much information about how I make money online as you did in this video but I am glad you did :)

Tip for the next video – please put on a microphone so we can hear you better

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Melinda June 27, 2009 at 12:32 pm

Thanks for sharing the video. I will implement the techniques you mentioned and see if I have success with the blog I just started.

Wess Stewart June 27, 2009 at 5:51 pm

I wish I would have known that I couldn’t transfer my list from Bravenet to Aweber. But since I can’t afford to commit to Aweber, I’m kind of stuck for now.

But I’ve only got about 10 people in my list, anyway…heh.

That was a GREAT video. Thanks for all the information.

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Rajit June 27, 2009 at 10:41 pm

1.5 hrs .. hufff … I just watched 45 mins and it was cool but the net speed here is too sloww … God when is the full video going to download ??

Sam With Traffic Is King June 27, 2009 at 11:18 pm

Hey John,

Great vid. I almost want to call you the Frank Kern of blogging. I like your style of teaching. Very transparent. One thing that hit home. You said most people could make what you make but don’t because they give up early or don’t follow through. Similar to what Rich Schefren talks about in his business manifeso ebook. Treating your hobby like a business and not like a get rich quick opportunity. Good stuff dude.

gurtey June 27, 2009 at 11:35 pm

Well….its really amazing and im getting thrilled that you could make 40K $/month…and im following the video.

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timinganddelivery.com June 28, 2009 at 1:10 am

Thanks for the sales funnel discussion – quite cool how it all fits together.

A couple of questions:

1) I am going to write an ebook related to the topic I blog about – should the subsequent auto-responders be further detail on sections of the ebook to keep it consistent

2) if you’re not blogging about how to make money blogging, what affiliate links and/or steps should we include in the funnel?

3) do you end with the ‘big product’? what if you don’t have a 6 month course to offer?

darren

ZK @ Web Marketing Blog June 28, 2009 at 1:51 am

Yes this is the post which I was looking for from past few days. The day when you have announced that you are going to give a speech about your money making of $40000.

Now let me grab a drink and few chips so that I can see it without any interruption.

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beginnerblogger June 28, 2009 at 4:26 am

This is exactly what I would love. Time and financial freedom.

I’ve currently been working my first full time job for a year now and I must say, although the job can be great fun at times, it feels like a prison in a way that I *have* to go to for the hours of 9-5.

I have a passion and desire to work for myself and I think blogging/working online is what the future will hold for me.

I’ve known I’ve wanted to do it for a while – I’ve bought a few domains a couple of years ago actually but just never got around to starting them. I have started now – recently bought hosting for my domain beginnerblogger.com and this will be the start of my learning experience online. I really want to connect with people and learn through others and hopefully I can give something back too.

This is my first comment on a blog, I’m usually a bit of a lurker I guess. This is a breakthrough moment for me.

Thanks John – truely inspired me tonight. (apologies for the length ;)

Kyle June 28, 2009 at 2:31 pm

Great video! I do have one comment, however. You state most blogs are lucky to get $1-2 in revenue per 1000 pageviews these days. In my experience, it’s pretty easy to get $15-20 per 1000 pageviews using adsense alone, even today. I agree the days of throwing up just any sort of content and making the big bucks from adsense are long gone, but in certain niches, adsense is still extraordinarily lucrative.

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Kristin June 28, 2009 at 3:45 pm

Hi John! Thanks for the free video!!! Definitely related to your “average blog business model”. :-/ Every once in a while my site plateaus, and this “new” info should help me.

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Lynn (The Actors Diet) June 29, 2009 at 11:32 am

Thanks for posting this video! I just started blogging 2 weeks ago so it seems a bit out of my realm but I loved hearing what you had to say.

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yanjiaren June 30, 2009 at 7:53 pm

I have a long way to go but you give me hope at least!

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John W. Zimmer June 30, 2009 at 10:25 pm

I really liked your back end sales funnel video – it was clear how to go about selling stuff in an automated fasion.

Thanks!

fan July 3, 2009 at 12:53 am

Thx for your video post….good info..

make money online July 4, 2009 at 9:18 am

Hi,
thanks for such a inspiring post. I am new to the internet world . I am trying my level best to be a good blogger.
well, your post is really very motivated me.. and I hope I would be a good blogger(with good page rank) in coming future

Indian Classifeds July 4, 2009 at 9:26 am

Basically, I am new to the internet world not only blogging
but I am trying my best to be a good blogger so I can make good money(like you). I guess everybody here is for money..
and I know that is pretty true.
well, your post is really motivate me..
thanks for such a wonderful post

David July 4, 2009 at 10:10 am

Hi John, I am enthralled by your success and how easy you make it seem. I am new with IM and have my first site up and running and I am glad there is someone who is out there genuinely giving good advice! Thanks

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Derrick July 5, 2009 at 3:59 am

Hey John

Thanks for the awesome video and i actually follow through till the end; simply lucrative.

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Lisa Mane July 5, 2009 at 8:28 am

This is just great, I Hope that I will also be successful like you, thanks for all the nice ideas and info, more power to you

Chuckiesd July 6, 2009 at 8:18 pm

Everyday i got something new for John Chow..Thanks for sharing knowledge to be better on Blogging world.

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Diana July 8, 2009 at 1:07 am

Awesome!! Thanks for posting this video. I’m glad I found your site through the RT Contest that was spreading around the twitterworld.

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Willie July 9, 2009 at 11:39 am

John,

Great video John.

It sounds so easy….

Will be sharing this video with my friends.

Thanks again

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metafever July 9, 2009 at 1:07 pm

Can I post a message to the crowd of your next meeting?

Please hold your urge to speak out and let John Chow do the talking . . . . we cant learn while you keep interrupting him . . . if you wait chances are he answers your question. . .

Again, this is a message to the crowd for the next time John Chow gets asked to speak. :)

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Disappointed July 10, 2009 at 11:16 am

So basically the first five minutes of the video reveal that you’re completely useless? :s

Cyndi Parker July 11, 2009 at 1:47 pm

John,

I love your blog and your video is funny. You not only tell a great story, but you inspire me and many other people that know you. Thanks for posting this!

Shreejana Hickman July 11, 2009 at 4:59 pm

I was always scared of having the pop up email sign up, to be too much in your face type of thing, but after watching the video, I’m definitely doing it on my blog. That’s right if they are going to be bothered by that or your ads, they probaby are never going to buy anything from you anyway, and just always take your free information!!

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haily July 12, 2009 at 1:50 am

this entry is very useful, thanks JC :)

Ike Okoye July 12, 2009 at 10:32 am

Your stories are always inspiring man. It’s part of what keeps me on track. Thanks

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Mark July 12, 2009 at 12:56 pm

I have watched the video twice and am on your book for the second time. Timeless pieces of info…

I believe everyone should recognize a key to your success is the backend and gathering email addresses.

Thanks for sharing…
Mark

James Hartje July 12, 2009 at 4:33 pm

140+ Comments and going shows how important you are to the blogging industry

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Lucas Adamski July 12, 2009 at 8:02 pm

Great post, love your video

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Wuensch-Media July 12, 2009 at 11:04 pm

Very inspiring speech!

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Jay - DatMoney.com July 13, 2009 at 10:47 am

My question is: Do you have the video copy of the Q&A available to those that are interested in watching that?

Jay

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videostar July 14, 2009 at 1:04 am

I’m looking for the Q&A too. But I don’t get the $100/day thing.

goil July 14, 2009 at 2:47 pm

how do you manage to do this? Man-you are awesome. I hope that I become able to achieve something like you in your future. As of now I don’t much I don’t make muchbut I hope to make more as time goes on and ie excel in this business please wish me best of luck thank you

marcus passey July 16, 2009 at 1:26 pm

John if only I could earn $200 a week that would be fantastic how do you do it??

I just won a place to be mentored by alex jeffreys my name is marcus passey I have started a blog

http://www.marcuspassey.com check it out would love to hear your comments.I am hoping to actually earn an income this year I shall be coming back here for some tips

cheers

marcus

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guillermo cajigas July 17, 2009 at 1:03 am

i really enjoy your blog and WOW on 40.000 a month, Some day i will get there. God bless you. Thank you.

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make 3 K per month July 17, 2009 at 6:54 am

John is really a master in earning money using internet.. ANd give inspiration for others blogger

Lorenzo Wallace July 17, 2009 at 9:32 pm

John, This is an awesome video. I feel so empowered now. I will take you recommendations and share it with my community.

Thank you,

Lorenzo Wallace

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farouk July 18, 2009 at 5:27 am

very interesting!!!!

Free Advertising Forum July 18, 2009 at 9:37 am

Thank you for sharing your strategies in detail. I have a busy blog but nowhere near the interaction that you have. I am going to continue to study what you are doing.

Website Promotion July 18, 2009 at 12:50 pm

Thanks for sharing this great video! It gave me some new ways to think about my autoresponder and sales funnel.

Also, I too was hesitant to have a pop-up email capture and was always fearful of being too “salesy” so your point is well taken on not really wanting people that don’t want to buy stuff anyway!

Lee

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Rick July 18, 2009 at 1:49 pm

Great video John. Hope your success continues to grow. Thank you!

Free Advertising Forum July 18, 2009 at 1:59 pm

John I linked back to you on my blog and I hope you do not mind. http://www.quickregister.net/wordpress/2009/07/18/how-john-chow-makes-over-40000-per-month-blogging/

I like what you said about being an internet marketer who has a blog. Many of these bloggers are a little too self righteous about making money. Good job.

Jake | Web Journey July 19, 2009 at 1:33 pm

Man I leaned so much. I just turned 14 so think how much I can make off of an email list by the time I’m 40. I’m thinking millions. (:

Thanks a lot John Chow; You are an inspiration.

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Daniel July 19, 2009 at 3:06 pm

Thank you for sharing the secrets, John!

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mardam July 19, 2009 at 9:10 pm

excelente artículo, aunque no lo crean no sabía que existía este blog… Mardam

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Gayla McCord Baer July 20, 2009 at 7:26 am

Just emailed this clip to several friends who have voiced an interest in learning to make money online. I’m really proud of how far you’ve come John and proud to be able to say I watched the journey from the onset. You are doing a great job!

game-girl July 20, 2009 at 9:29 am

Very interesting stuff. Do you have a separate video for the Q&A that you took out? I’f be interested to hear a little more

Rodrigo July 20, 2009 at 12:36 pm

thank you very much to share the secrets that you mention breadfruit, john

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YourNetBiz | Chris July 21, 2009 at 4:52 am

Great video John, as for the audio, yes it was a bit tricky to hear, but I don’t imagine you set out with the intention of putting this into a blog for FREE. Just glad you did because there’s some great content and it’s got me really motivated to build up my blog with even more content each day.

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SlingBlog July 21, 2009 at 7:53 am

Great video. Really challenged me to get a backend aspect to my blogs and sites in general.

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Davd - Computer Solutions July 21, 2009 at 8:20 am

This is a very interesting video. I joined for your free book as a result of listening to a part of it.

However, the sound is very poor. Is there a version with the echo removed? Is there some written source for this information?

Thanks

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Forex beginner July 21, 2009 at 8:44 pm

40K a month is hell alot! I wish I can hit 1/4 of it.
Nice video! Tks for the effort.

myacne July 22, 2009 at 12:44 am

making big money online still my dream….. very difficult

Business Meeting July 22, 2009 at 1:27 pm

I actually disclosed one of my secret today, have taken the details positively, and it is generally simple though it takes lot of time and efforts, i want to work on filling the time gap and moving little faster.

Cash Back Card July 22, 2009 at 5:00 pm

I just watched most of this video. Very informative stuff. I may have to revisit it once I figure out how to catch more e-mail addresses. The trick is finding something free to offer in exchange.

fas July 23, 2009 at 11:41 am

It’s all about providing quality content for your visitors. And yet there seems to be an endless amount of people out there slapping together scrapper blogs and crap content trying to siphon money from the internet instead of adding real value. At the end of the day, I find it’s far easier to just write stuff that people actually WANT to read. Just my opinion, anyone else feel the same way?

Canada Immigration July 23, 2009 at 11:48 pm

I had been always wondering about this point.Glad you shared your sources.I knew some of them but this much i am little surprised.
But guess for new bloggers very few of them will fit.Traffic is a major concern.I hope to use some of the impression based in coming months.
Hope you are having fun out there

can spam act compliance July 24, 2009 at 6:43 pm

Nice video John. Boy, it took some time out for me to sit n watch the entire thing.. but really a great video, worth every minute!

cakhabib July 24, 2009 at 8:48 pm

$40,000…? very nice…

sulumits retsambew July 25, 2009 at 6:15 am

thanks for share john cow, I like your article and video

Get Paid To Take Surveys July 25, 2009 at 11:26 pm

An informative and insightful presentation. Very motivating for new bloggers. As I gain more readers I will definitely consider monetizing my blog. You made some great points when you mentioned why bloggers don’t make money. Now that I think about it those are top reasons why bloggers don’t make money.