In The Vancouver Sun Tomorrow

If you’re a reader or subscriber to the Vancouver Sun newspaper, you may have noticed this little promo on front page of today’s business section.


Look for the full story in tomorrow’s Vancouver Sun. Hopefully, it will available online as well. If it’s not, I’ll scan a copy so non local readers can check it out.

67 thoughts on “In The Vancouver Sun Tomorrow”

  1. Can you have it blown up into a poster so I can hang it up in my dining room?

    1. Marc says:

      I want a copy too. Seriously…

      1. Nomar says:

        me to man !! damn

  2. Kenny says:

    Wow! Looking forward to reading the full article when it becomes available. Its always nice to get some press coverage 🙂

  3. Bill says:

    Congrats John, I’ll be sure to pick up a copy.

    (BTW..You have two different check boxes to subscribe via email? One above the comment box, and one below the submit button.)

    1. John Chow says:

      Yes I am aware of the two boxes. I guess I should get rid of one of them, huh?

      1. derrich says:

        Don’t do it, man. You’ll be sorry. Um…I think.

  4. Steven Stark says:

    great motivational shot! yay traditional media.

  5. MixMazz says:

    Congrats on your apperance in the paper John. Your a great inspiration to all of us.

  6. David Au says:

    Wooow! Congratulaton! Looking forward to reading it tomorrow.

  7. Nate W. says:

    Congratulations, John! That is quite the achievement. Soon, you will be signing autographs in the streets for the kids! 😉

  8. Gdog says:

    Nice work John!!!

  9. Michael Kwan says:

    Totally cool. Looking forward to reading their piece.

  10. Looks like I’ll have to run across the street and pick one up 🙂

  11. Stephen says:

    They got it up faster than your last article. Instead of 4 weeks, it only took…4 days?

    1. John Chow says:

      I guess the Vancouver Sun is a lot faster than the Globe & Mail. Then again, back then the photo guy didn’t use a digital SLR. It was still good old fashion film for him!

      1. Michael Kwan says:

        Film? Someone needs to introduce him to the 21st century. I would think with the super fast turnarounds that a daily newspaper would need, digital would become an instant necessity.

        1. Tyler says:

          Film still out does Digital in picture quality but yes digital totally outdoes film in everything else 😉

          I miss using my two pentax 35mm bodies actually. But with digital, I can take like 400 shots without having to change cards 😉

  12. Marc says:

    It’s great to see John, nice to be recognized for all the hustling.

    While I’m sure that the 2 hours per day of actual blogging is accurate, it doesn’t factor in all the hours of evil plotting and planning that you must put in as well.

    I know my evil to work ratio is like 3:1 at least…

    1. Michael Kwan says:

      That is absolutely true. You have to factor in the time it takes to kill baby pandas and turn normal people into serial killers.

  13. Kiley says:

    Well, I hate to rain on the parade, but I think this is bad.

    This is what people are going to take away from the headline (the first thing they see):

    spends two hours a day

    makes $3,440.66

    This (much like similar articles) opens the floodgates, people will start just throwing up sites to make that $8798.00/month without doing anything, or so they think.

    MFA sites and plenty more useless sites will follow, people will see dollar signs and few will succeed.

    Please, don’t pull the whole; Whats the matter are you afraid of a little competition? Hardly.

    It’s just bad. And yes you are the root of all evil.

    And for cryin’ out loud, eat at a Applebees or Chili’s for once

    1. Nate W. says:

      LOL… I agree I think it would be hilarious for John to take pictures of an Applebee’s cheeseburger!

      1. Michael Kwan says:

        Or just a good ol’ Egg McMuffin

    2. Marc says:

      There are no floodgates to open. It’s been possible to make good money online for a long time. There’s nothing in that article or any other that will cause hordes of new competitors in the blogosphere. The competition is already there, articles like this do serve as motivation for some of us sure, but it’s not going to cause millions to get off their couch and start working at it.

  14. Tyler says:

    I will echo others comments. Congratulations!
    When are you going to check out a fast food joint? I think Tim Hortons needs more publicity!!!:)
    Great job on getting into the Main Stream Media…again.

  15. eclipse says:

    Hope your prepared for the flood of traffic. Next month you should think about upping your ad rates! Congratulations!

    1. Michael Kwan says:

      That’s true. He’s about to get an instant flood of traffic from all the Vancouver blog dot com mogul wannabes (like me, though I was here before the Sun piece).

      1. Marc says:

        That’s interesting… I never thought about the traffic spike. It would be nice to hear about it John. Let us know how big the spike is.

  16. My congratulations John. You really deserve it!

  17. dandee says:

    your blog inspires a lot…how i wish i will be like yours…im just a starter blogger and dream of a big success in blogging.

    1. Michael Kwan says:

      Like anything else, it takes time. John has been in the dot com biz for a long time. He was around when the first dot com bubble burst (and he survived).

  18. I dont know whats up with your comments. The last comment was made by me, and i thought the URL box kept my url since my last comment but in fact there was a different url there! Don’t know whats up! Anyway i meant what i said! 🙂

  19. Johnny_Cash says:

    Hi Joao,

    The fun part is: you are referring to my blog!

    Anyway, I agree with your comment.


  20. Samer Bazzi says:

    I really enjoy your blog, I have been reading it for a few weeks now and have basically went through all of your posts learning about all of your experiences and experiments.

    I just started my own blog and I quote you on it 🙂

  21. John, why does it not look like you’re wearing a shirt in that picture? 😛

    Seriously though, congrats on making it into the local paper.

    1. John Chow says:

      Must be the super wide angle lens. That Sun photographer packed around some serious camera hardware!

  22. bull says:

    I was just wondering if you paid for the ad or did they just pick you up…cause I noticed how you said a little promo…so I was just wondering? either way great stuff!

    1. John Chow says:

      The Sun contacted me after they read my January recap. I was interviewed on Friday and the picture was taken that day as well. The promo is the Sun promoting tomorrow’s story. This has not cost me anything. Too bad I couldn’t con the photo guy into giving me a copy of my picture. The Sun enforces are strict copyright on the photos their people take.

      1. Andrew Chen says:

        Are you sure you only spend two hours on it every day, Including finding material, writing and proof reading and have none else to help you on anything with the blog?

      2. Marc says:

        “This has not cost me anything.”

        That’s the true beauty in all of this. That’s golden promotion for free. All you had to do was work hard and be successful… 😉

  23. nice work John. Congrats

  24. Ryan says:

    Nice job … but is that a John Chow wax figure?! 😉

    Can’t wait to see what (nice) things they have to say.

    Who cares if people throw up MFA sites because of the article–they’re already doing it, so what’s a few more?

  25. Congrats John,

    I love your blog and you deserve the publicity. Now if only I could get a copy here in Bangkok.


  26. And posting this took you what, five minutes? It’s the kind of leverage only the mind of an entrepreneur can fathom.

    Congratulations on my behalf as well.

  27. Soultrance says:

    Great work John, well deserved. Your site continues to be a fantastic source of useful, and most importantly, usable information.

    Today the Sun, Tomorrow the NY Times? Better get those evil powers working.

  28. Heywood says:

    Congratulations John!

    We need to start a contest to guess which day you’ll break the Technorati 100.

    I say, Feb 27th!
    I think Heywood will make a special report when you do!

    Good work!

  29. Great job getting noticed in the paper John! Congrats!

    You got a really awesome blog here, with some very inspiring content. You definitely deserve this recognition =)

  30. Kalle says:

    Congratulations! As I started reading your blog just some days ago I thought it was really helpful and had a lot of good content. You deserved it =)

  31. This shows that sometimes you just cannot measure a blogs success in trackbacks, diggs, and technorati links. When it makes print you sure have succeeded at your goal of becoming an influential blogger.

  32. James Ahn says:

    HAHAHA you brag about $3,000 a month? I make $15,000 a DAY. You are a small fish John. A VERY small fish.

    1. John Chow says:

      Good for you! But I’m in the Vancouver Sun and you’re not. Score one for the “little guy!” 😀

    2. Wes Mahler says:

      Haha thou art, probably a liar too James!

  33. ian says:

    Congratulations on making it into the newspapers, that is amazing, your blog is one of my two favourite blogs on the internet, I am sure it will continue to reach much higher levels of success.

  34. Hey Chow,its impressive and motivating,keep up the good work.Here i am as promised to see your good work.

  35. Leftblank says:

    Nicely done John, this will no doubt mean some extra visitors, or at least for the next days 😉

  36. Wes Mahler says:

    John Chow your da MAN!!!


  37. Allen.H says:

    Did they interview you as well? either ways I’d be glad to read a copy of it.


  38. Wow, I’m kinda surprised they didn’t round it up to $3,500 like most papers.

    1. Ryan says:

      They’re going to try reporting accurate information … for once. 😛

  39. Carl says:

    I see you’re taking a page or two from Tyler Dikman’s book. Good idea! 😉

  40. Samer Bazzi says:

    Man chow is making some big news these days.

    Great stuff.

  41. derrich says:

    Congrats, John. You’ll have to get us a link. In the meantime, I’m headed to the website now. 🙂

  42. Scott says:

    Hey John,
    How much do you make after you pay your Adwords?
    That might be of interest to the readers.

  43. Tyler says:

    Hey John,

    Not sure if anyone else asked but how were you approched by the Sun?

    A couple of people at work were like.. hey if you had a blog you could make easy money. I was like umm a) I do have a blog (yes its temp down until personal issues are settled) and b) there are thousands of blogs out there that don’t make money.

    Only the really good ones make money right? 🙂

    Have you tracked your traffic since the article was in the paper? I’d like to see/hear what type of traffic increase you’ve received!

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