In The February Issue of Entrepreneur Magazine

I am featured in the February issue of Entrepreneur magazine. You should be able to find it at your local newsstands now. My article is on page 52. Thanks goes out to Eten Blog and Image Gag for providing me with scans of the article.

Being featured by Entrepreneur is indeed an honor and represents my first ever international tier 1 magazine coverage. The value this will add to my brand is immeasurable. Mike Hogan did a great job on the article and summed up what I’m all about perfectly.

His blog remains a somewhat banal combination of his money count and what he had for lunch–the blogging equivalent of Seinfeld, the show “about nothing.”

The article reveals more information than I really wanted to give. However, it was required in order to get the interview. If you want to know how to get a major magazine or newspaper to tell your story, then check out my post on How To Get Old World Media Coverage.

Head down to your local newsstand and pick up an issue or read it online.


107 thoughts on “In The February Issue of Entrepreneur Magazine”

  1. Great job John! Your success story only gets better.

    1. Congrats John! I’ll pick up a copy this afternoon. :mrgreen:

      1. max says:

        Congrats John! I am going to the bookstore right now!

        1. Kabatology says:

          Grande John, more grease to your elbows 😛

    2. Yeah, this kind of recognition is kinda a big deal. Congrats.

      1. Its not “kinda a big deal” its a big deal. How many bloggers do you know featured in entrepreneur magazine 😛

        1. Alan Johnson says:

          I agree, it is something which basically shows everyone that John’s work is appreciated. Reaching this status wasn’t easy for him, but in the end, all of his efforts paid off.

          Alan Johnson

  2. Hey John, love the picture! I’ll have to go pick up a copy of the magazine at our local B&N when I get the chance. Congratulations.

    1. True that, the picture is great. It gives me the impression of something like “This is my own street” and “This is where i started from”

      1. The whole work from home attitude. Great pic and good article.

    2. Michael Kwan says:

      Really? I’m not a fan of the picture, because it just comes off looking so odd. Who, in their right mind, would be wheeling around in a driveway, sitting in their office chair? It just looks too artificial, too contrived.

      1. The pic is kind artsy, sort of like the food that he blogs about. It definitely will get people’s attention rather that just seeing some guy sitting behind a desk.

  3. Rui Augusto says:

    Congratulations, and the picture is great.

  4. whydowork says:

    congrats! 🙂

  5. So, you are making around $1 mil annually. Not bad.

    1. Will says:

      i seriously thought he was making more…

      1. I’d be happy with the $1 million though. Heck, I’d be happy with what he makes here at the blog.

    2. Remember TTZ Media is in its early stages therefore, when it starts to get an increase in publishers…he will see a nice rise.

      Considering he runs a handful of sites its nice 🙂

      1. TTZ Media should do well, I’m starting to see it on more and more blogs.

  6. great job,congratulations.

  7. Simon Lau says:

    Impressive John. I envy your success!

  8. KiwiPulse says:

    Congratz John! So if you blog for dollars, I blog for penny then 😆

    1. dcr says:

      Pennies? Heck, I almost made a quarter yesterday!

      But, we’re not supposed to talk about our failures, right? Just successes?

      Okay, then, I made lots of pennies yesterday!

  9. Nice work man! 😛

  10. Hi John

    I never expected a linkback but am thankful for it. Thank you.

  11. John…you are seriously BIG-TIME NOW! Keep pushing yourself…keep up the incredible pace!

    1. Alan Johnson says:

      He will most likely not stop here and, personally, I see him achieving some more than worthwhile results with TTZMedia as well.

      Alan Johnson

  12. Was bit surprised when I was flipping through and there you were. Congrats!

  13. Ray says:

    You can also read it on the site. I found the article by searching your name on the site. It just doesn’t have the great picture. 🙂

  14. Scam says:

    I would never have guessed you were that old – maybe your next blog should be about keeping in shape!!

  15. Congrats John! 😈

  16. Amazing article. Mike did a very good job. I especially like the “His blog is the equivalent of Seinfeld. Its about nothing.”. 😆

  17. Shaun Carter says:

    Congratulations John! Any chance you’ll be giving away any signed copies? I’m going to head out and buy a copy today.

    1. I was thinking the same thing. It would be nice to get a signed copy from John wouldn’t it. How about a contest for a few copies?

  18. sirjorge says:

    congrats on the article.

  19. Kudos John, now watch that RSS subscriber count EXPLODE ❗

  20. Zac Johnson says:

    Awesome article. Congrats!

  21. Debby says:

    You mentioned in your post “The article reveals more information than I really wanted to give.”

    I didn’t read anything in the article that you haven’t already told us except that you use over 100 ad networks. Is this what you are referring to?

    Keep up the good work. You have inspired a lot of people to pursue their passion and make a living online.


    1. Poker Sharks says:

      “Chow’s revenue streams are closing in on $1 million annually”

      John has never said how much the TTZ makes, now we know its around $700,000 if the blog makes $300,000.

      I too thought the TTZ was a bigger income source but a cool mill is nice by anyones standards. Keep that up for a few years and you’re sorted.

      1. He revealed that he spends 5-10% on hosting. He got a server for $3,000/month therefore TTZ Media was making at least $60,000/month.

        1. Note: I got this information from an earlier blog post.

      2. Alan Johnson says:

        Well this is only the beginning, TTZMedia has the potential bringing in a lot more in terms of profits and his income level for 2008 will most likely be far more impressive.

        Alan Johnson

  22. Christian says:

    Congratulations John, you deserve it.
    But I’m wondering which information in the Article, you were replying to as being “to much”. I was looking for the bone in the article, but found most of the article, to be repeats of old stuff 🙂

  23. dcr says:

    “The article reveals more information than I really wanted to give.”

    Now, there‘s a hook!

  24. Will says:

    wow that’s so cool. nice read, but what was the info you didn’t want to share? I didn’t see anything too personal except your revenue.

  25. jason says:

    He doesn’t make 1 mil annually.. John inflates his numbers immensly to get you to think he is more successful than he really is to get you to buy his stuff/click his ads to make him more money. HES USING ALL OF YOU.

    1. dcr says:

      Using your real name gives you credibility. Having an alias gives you a little less. Having no name at all, well…

  26. ImageGag says:

    Thanks for the mention John. Congrats again.

  27. Congratulations John 🙂

  28. Epiphany says:

    Congrats John! You’re an inspiration 😉

  29. Lincoln says:

    Holy crap, John is 42????? 😯 😯 😯

    1. Like there is something wrong with being 42?

    2. Hey! We’re the same age?
      He looks a lot younger than me!

    3. Lincoln says:

      Nah I just figured he was younger, like early 30s for some reason. Now I find out he’s an old fogie. 😉


  30. John! Congratulations! Well done!

  31. Congratulations John on getting in the magazine ❗

  32. This is nothing short of awesome! :mrgreen:

  33. Careerbright says:

    It was a great article that I read last week and am surprise that you did not know that you were featured in this article! Don’t they inform those they would be highlighting at publishing? It seems not .. but the tips were great and I have that article open at my desk since last 4 days. Had not visited your site before but am liking it a lot now !
    Thanks for all your tips there is so much to learn from so many of you. Thanks for sharing!

  34. Awesome. Ijust commented about this yesterday. The article is great!

  35. Congratulations John! That was a great opportunity for you and your blog!


  36. Dustin says:

    Nice job… but who would’ve thought you were 42 🙄

    I expect to see some good traffic here so not to be the advertising and marketing expert, I think John’s 125×125 banners is a prime spot to advertise at right now 🙂

    1. betshopboy says:

      With or without being featured in this article, advertising on this blog has always been prime online real estate. We are talking about 15k RSS subscribers to start with.

      1. Alan Johnson says:

        Exactly, while the fact that he has been featured will be great as far as branding is concerned, I doubt that we will see ad prices skyrocket as a result.

        Alan Johnson

        1. Hey Alan Johnson, I thought I’d only last a few minutes at the top there until you got in about 10 more comments. Is that all you do all day?

          1. dcr says:

            Meanwhile, at the other end, I’m trying to hold my position at the bottom. 😉

  37. Mark - Daily Deals Blog says:

    Congrats John! That’s how I found your site. I wish you (and everyone else here 🙂 ) a lot of continued success. I look forward to reading it everyday.


  38. Weblog Money says:

    Congrats John, just picked up myself a copy… now where do I send this copy to get it autographed? 🙂

  39. Congrats John. You know you’ve reached success when you hit mainstream media.

    -Gyutae Park of Winning the Web

  40. Ronald Su says:

    That was a good article. That really inspired me.

  41. Just read the article on-line…Great job. 42 and $1 million a year…yeah, I’d be happy too!!! 😛

  42. Mark Barbon says:

    Nice job John, I actually picked up this article today and it was a great read. Keep up the good work.

  43. Adie Cooke says:

    Hey John,

    Very nice indeed, how old are you by the way?

  44. Healthy Tips says:

    Congrats!! Must feel good? : )

  45. Well – the picture is certainly different. I bet there were a few curtain twitchers in your street on that day.

  46. alanj878 says:

    one day I am going to make that magazine too so look for me John Chow get the name Allen Johnson engraved in everyone minds because I am going to be one most popular internet icons

  47. When you get a site logo for I see you on the cover of Maxim and Fortune Magazines next. I loaded you up on some test copies (Clicky for test copy image) and… lookin good! Go get em panda!

  48. betshopboy says:

    Hey John

    The online article mis-spelled TTZ media as “TZZ” media network.
    Spotted the error at the last second paragraph where they mentioned TechZone.

    1. Just being on page 53 of a credible publication is whats important, typos don’t matter much so long as they get his name and image right. This will look very nice in his trophy case and it is something that other bloggers can’t replicate easily.

      Being recognized is the blogging stuff of legends, typos or not!

  49. Patrick says:

    The quote and the pic are both great. Congratulations on the exposure. Perhaps you should celebrate by trying out another new dining location…..

  50. MillionFace says:

    How about have a connection with the editor or owner of the local magazine, does that help in getting a slot in the magazine !?

  51. Congratulations on this achievement John! Just read the online article and it was very well done.

  52. Mike Huang says:

    Congrats evil John Chow 🙂


  53. Vijay Zanvar says:

    Congrats, John! You deserve it!

    Vijay Zanvar

  54. Congrats John, just read the article then 🙂

  55. Benny Ong says:

    well done John. You really deserve it from the success you achieve from blogging. Cheers!

  56. Congrats John, quality pic!

  57. madvuju says:

    Congrats John! Nice Job.

  58. Frugal Dad says:

    Congratulations on the feature. I look forward to reading the print version.

  59. KNau says:

    Congrats on the article. It does, however, bring me back to the anti-blog sentiment at CES…

    “Blogging isn’t just a pastime or marketing gambit anymore; it’s a living.”

    Quite a revelation – any chance this article was written in 2001? Could print media be any further behind the times?

  60. I just picked up tha mag an hour ago or so and besides the article about John, there’s one on how to become a billionaire. Maybe that’s John’s next step.

  61. Congratulations.
    Nice Job.

  62. The Mad Ape says:

    Yeah they wanted to do an interview with me but I turned them down. 😉

    Congrats John!

    The Mad Ape

  63. Gayla McCord says:

    Congrats John. Very well deserved!

  64. Will says:

    Hey John I found your blog as a result of the article. I came across it last nite at Borders. I’ve been looking for a better way to make money. I’ll be researching your site more for the next few days. Keep doing your thing.

  65. CFA Exam says:

    Nice picture 🙂

  66. Congrats John. That’s really cool! I also read about you a while back in the Vancouver Sun.

  67. taylortwin says:

    yahhhhh! Good for you! Great for you! I like reading your reviews and the experience of fine dining especially when you mention your daughter with you, that’s great. congrats, Lisa

  68. Low says:

    It’s now spread though mailing list and available online at

  69. Haroon says:

    yea i also saw it
    Gr8 going John

  70. sherry says:

    John – that article is how I found out about you and your site.
    So here is 1 new reader you have gained from it.

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