John Chow dot Com Blog Income Report – June 2007

Back in September of 2006, I made a decision to see how much money I can make by blogging. Before, the blog served as a personal journal to ramble about whatever was on my mind. Since one of my rambling topics was about make money online, it made perfect sense to use this blog as a case study to show what one can achieve when all the stops were pulled out.

The blog has seen some amazing revenue growth in the past nine months. Starting in September, John Chow dot Com made $352.94 (all of it coming from Google AdSense) and went all the way to $11,702.66 in April. However, the income dropped to $10,559.40 in May.

June is the start of summer. Advertising revenue generally slow down during this time. Add in the fact that Google put me in their dog house half way though the month (June 16 to be exact) and you would expect income to go down again. However, I’m happy to report that summer and Google hasn’t done much to stop my rise.

Total Blog Income For June 2007: $12,569.61

The original goal of this case study was to create full time income with part time blogging. I think everyone would agree that we are well beyond full time income. However, John Chow dot Com is still a part time venture for me (it’s really a hobby). Here is the June income breakdown.

Blog traffic was 315,827 page views from 165,805 visitors. That works out to a site wide effective CPM of $39.79. In other words, I make nearly $40 for every 1,000 page views. That is level rates. Most blogs are happy if they can pull down $1 to $2 CPM.

Looking at the revenue numbers, you can see Google AdSense took a big drop from last month. This is due to the summer advertising slow down. The blog is still getting the same level of clicks, but the income I earn from those clicks have gone down because advertisers lower their bids during the summer months. Luckily, I have many flat-rate ad setups that are not affected by seasonal changes.

The above income figures illustrates why you should never pull all your eggs in Google’s basket. If all I did was run Google AdSense, I would have made only $778.90. You should run as many advertising systems as you can get away with while still offering a good user experience. Check out my recommended money makers to find out more about all the ad networks I use.

Blog advertising expenses for the month was $467.05 for SiteMatch Google ads and $278.32 for normal Google ads. Hosting for John Chow dot Com is provided by BlueFur web hosting. The blog is hosted on a BlueFur Xlite dedicated server which cost $169.95 per month. Use coupon code JohnChowRocks for 15% off.

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242 thoughts on “John Chow dot Com Blog Income Report – June 2007”

    1. congrats, john

      that’s some decent income

      1. Free ReiewME says:

        WOW. CONGRATULATIONS JOHN. You really inspire me with your evil genius ways. Good luck! for July. | get paid to comment

        1. ritchie says:

          Dear John, I downloaded your book a couple of days ago; not only does it contain *highly valuable* information, it’s also written in an entertaining, easy-to-read tone. Congrats, very nice work!

      2. BlogaDollar says:

        Wow! Wow! Wow!
        I am amazed. Really. I know your secret John! I know How You did it John! You Built slowly but surely for almost 10 months now. That’s the way to go. Gaining natural link love from search engines and the bloggers community, in a natural fashion. And Bingo, traffic, momentum, authority etc with hard consistent work. Nothing Overnight.
        And most of all, you apply the Mother Of All The Make REAL money online Secrets, what I call “HYOPOF” which means ”Have Your Own Product Or Fail!”. John, You have your own product which is This blog johnchowDotCom and that way you will not fail. “HYOPOF to all of you guys !!!” Now I also have my Own Product which is and that way I will not fail. I get there slowly but surely too.
        Beware John! I’m coming. 😉

    2. Wow, I wish my hobbies paid that well.

  1. ouchs says:


    1. shaun says:

      yeh very nice 12k is quite the accomplishment. Keep up the good work.

      1. Marc says:

        I find the $40 CPM to be the really astounding figure…

  2. Abdalla says:

    Well done JC…hope one day i can make such money from my blog :)

    1. same here, but it’s difficult

    2. He’s been a role model to us all — cheers, John!

    3. Goob says:

      Well done indeed!

    4. Lewis Empire says:

      You’ve become a mentor to thousands John!

  3. Jorge says:

    Wow!(What a great hobby)
    I´m going to read you’re book.
    Maybe there’s a chance for us (the beginners)!

    1. Jarle says:

      I have read it. Lots of good stuff there.

      1. webd360 says:

        Yes, I agree it is very informative. I actually read it when I had just started blogging and it really helped a lot.

        1. uday says:

          the book is very good, but i felt its too hard to get a user click on a particular advt to get revenue. Even if one follows all the advice in john chow’s ebook still revenue comes only on clicks. I still trying hard to get traffic to my site which is a big task :)

          1. i read part of it too

            informative indeed, but i’m sure it’s difficult to replicate john’s success. we just have to add our own tweaks in order to make it work to our advantages

        2. Yup, it’s a really good book! It got me started on it on my site… 😀

    2. Lewis Empire says:

      The ebook gives readers a great head start.

  4. dotnetnuke says:

    Cool income report. I wonder %25 percent of it 😆

    1. what do you mean?

  5. Gabriel says:

    Congratulations for your performance!
    But how you get traffic? and people who wish to visit again?
    It is a problem that my blog isn’t written in english? Thank you for sharing you experience and knowledge! 😉

    1. i think after you get the words out, it’s all down to quality and informative contents.

      it’s not a problem that your blog is not written in english, there are plenty popular blogs out there written in different languages for different group of people

      quality sells!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

      1. ritchie says:

        that’s true; but not completely. My blog for example is written in German, that decreases the potential visitors base enormously. If you run your blog in English, you can not only count on all the English native-speakers, but on plenty User from other countries too, who can read and write English very well.
        But speaking personally, I can only say that translating everything is drag… I haven’t decided to do that yet, but may I’ll switch to bilingual some time in the future.

  6. Carl Pei says:

    Great report as always John!

  7. Congrats John, would sure be nice to see where your traffic came from though, is it mostly repeat visitors? Google traffic? What?

    1. all of above and traffic from digg, stumbleupon…..

  8. Jimson Lee says:

    Nice stats!

    I wonder if you change your “Buy me a beer” to “Buy me a coffee” if that will increase or decrease your donations?

    1. Let’s face it, John seems more of a beer person than a coffee person. Beer is probably his best bet for those “donations.” 😎

      1. Yah I remember he drank a really tall beer in Taipei… 😆

    2. webd360 says:

      lol, maybe the few prohibitionists that are still around? I’ve also seem someone change it to buy me a root beer

  9. Matt Huggins says:

    That’s it? 😛 Hehe, nice going, John! I wouldn’t mind making that much in a year from my blog!

    1. It does sound like a pretty decent annual blogging income, doesn’t it.

      1. yup it really does! He’s my goal I am working towards! 👿

  10. MrGPT says:

    Very great job! Did you get any donations this month? I really think you should include that in your reports :) .

    1. ricdes says:

      Thats Called Buy me a beer in the List… 💡

      1. Marc says:

        I’m shocked that he’s pulled in that much from that plugin… Wow.

  11. ricdes says:

    Gz John. Keep it up so the next car you may buy will be a 911 and not some Acura 👿

    1. Michael Kwan says:

      I’m reasonably confident that John could have afforded something more expensive, but just because you HAVE money doesn’t mean that you have to SPEND it all.

      1. ricdes says:

        Nope, there are also more expensive cars than a 911 but the 911 is just a beauty. 😳

      2. And when you become a parent, I guess most often than not you think about the family first before splurging on the next extravagant thing that comes to mind.

  12. Casey says:

    Congrats John! I am going to try and optimize my blog with other advertising networks this month.

  13. Jimson Lee says:


    Just curious, what percent of the 165,805 visitors came from Search engines, namely Google?

  14. Nima says:

    Thanks a lot for this, I have searched your blog and seen most of those in posts, but some I have not. Thank you again for this E-Book! :)

  15. congrats on the income

    you are definitely making a killing on reviewme

    1. Time to rename the blog to Make Money With ReviewMe! 😯

      1. if it would make him more money he might just do that 😛


    2. ritchie says:

      Indeed… my site is in German, that’s a big problem with ReviewMe.

  16. GA says:

    Out of interest do you pay Michael Kwon to do the ReviewMe’s? If so have you accounted for that?

    Best wishes, truely impressive!

    1. John Chow says:

      Michael Kwan is Canadian. He works for food.

    2. Michael Kwan says:

      It’s spelled Kwan, not Kwon. 😉

      And I work for pho and dim sum… apparently.

      1. John Chow says:

        Which I don’t pay for. 😈

        1. hahaaha that’s very evil of you John… 😆

  17. Tim says:

    Whoa, so that’s what paid for the new car eh? :smile:

    1. John Chow says:

      Not really. I don’t keep the income I make from the blog.

      1. MK says:

        You don’t keep it?

        What do you do with it all?

        1. Mubin says:

          I believe he donates some to charity, and some goes to a college fund for his daughter.

          1. MK says:

            Ah, I see. That’s really awesome of him.

          2. Michael Kwan says:

            You are correct, Mubin. John makes his primary income from having rock fights with pandas.

  18. Indian says:

    How about completely switching of adsense for a month?
    This could help you play with blog layout a little bit.
    Also imagine the sound off. Bloggers makes x,xxx with any adsense. Thats another Ebook right there.

    1. Cash Quests says:

      I don’t use Adsense and still make money. Maybe I should write an ebook?

      1. Ola


        Perhaps you should 😉

      2. Kumiko,

        Google banning you really pushed you beyond the ordinary to the extra-ordinary income earning levels.

        I am happy that you braved the odds of AdSense ‘ostracization’ to show the power of determined good writer.

        I love and admire your courage

  19. Jarle says:

    It must be great to have an income like that on a hobby. Good work!

  20. MK says:

    Wow, very very nice.

    If by any chance you want to donate to the “MK is poor” foundation – please do so.


    1. Michael Kwan says:

      Sounds like a good idea. We both know that MK stands for Michael Kwan, right?

      1. MK says:

        Lol! We can split the money, there should be plenty for both of us XD

  21. Hi John,

    Congratulations for this month’s income! :))
    I love your blog and I have downloaded your free e-book. I wanted to ask you something and I will be extremely happy to receive your answer!

    You have the huge auditory! You have the know-how! You have the talent to write. What are you waiting for? Why don’t you write an e-book to sell.

    I am sure that you are going to make more than 5-10 000 sales per month! You could make more than $100,000.00. Every month.

    The question that bothering me is “Why are you satisfied with “only” $10000+/mo when you can make 10+ times more?”

    I would really want to know your answer!!!

    Thank you in advance!

    Kind regards,

    1. Matthew says:

      The JohnChow site isnt his main site. 😉

      1. Ryan says:

        I believe it. Check out the picture of the black RSX next to the white TL in the post Picking Up the New Car. The window sticker on the back of the RSX reads not

        1. Matthew says:

          And TTZMedia also which a number of tech related sites use. Also a few others that I know of too.

    2. John Chow says:

      There are a few reasons. I may do a separate post on it, but it’s mostly what Matthew said. This is just a hobby and not my main income source.

  22. Andre Santos says:

    Very nice! I want to be good like you when i get older! hehe

  23. Sepehr says:

    those are amazing numbers. congrats!

  24. James says:

    Don’t you think that bloggers should be less mindless and post on more meaningful things such as charity? America is in the toilet and you aren’t do your fair share to make it better. You are a journalist but not an activist. I would hate to be you.

    Consider making a difference and make your next blog entry on something worth caring about. How about suggesting to your readers your favorite charity. Maybe some of them will even contribute…

    1. John Chow says:

      I take it your a new reader. Stick around. You’ll learn something. :)

    2. Simon says:

      what a sad excuse for spam. Dwelling on the negative in life isn’t going to make it go away.

      Congrats John. I’ll be happy once I get to what you make off adsense :mrgreen:

    3. Peter-Jan


      The BoBo’s are everywhere aren’t they 😯

    4. chris says:

      John is very charitable, he has provided everyone with access to his free e-book. If you are so concerned about charities you should utilize his resource and donate all of your income to your favorite charity. I do my fair share of charity work too, but I don’t put down others if they don’t.

      Keep up the great work John!

  25. Tm


    While $12k seems like a lot at first, it’s really just a normal salary (~100-150,000/year). Given this is your only real source of income (I imagine the TTZ sites make maybe $1-2,000/month.. they are old/outdated and I doubt attract much people) you should try and branch out and create a real business/website and not just a blog.

    1. John Chow says:

      You need to stick around as well if you think this is my main income source. 😈

    2. Michael Kwan says:

      Ignorance is bliss, isn’t it? :roll:

    3. Cash Quests says:

      Haha!!! Gotta love it! Yeah John, when are you going to realize that TTZ isn’t making money? :)

      1. Kumiko,

        I beg to disagree with you. Why not do a thorough research for which you are known, (the guesstimation you did on Darren Rowse’Adsense income). Do same for TTZ.

    4. It is funny how envy gets the worst out people. We all need to tip our hat to John and others that make real money from blogging.

      I own a few successful online businesses, I make a lot of money, but I have to admit that I consider monetizing blogs far more challenging. Why? because while most businesses make money, very few bloggers do.

  26. Great blog – Great e-book- great guy! John, you rock! :mrgreen: congrats!

  27. The story of your site being removed from #1 even for your name from Google has made some rumors. I am not a frequent reader of your blog, but from time to time i pass by and see what are you cookin’ this time. Anyway, i just wanted to say that I am glad that your blog earnings have not decreased together with your slight decrease in traffic (due to Google penalization). Have you ever thought about long term earnings for this blog? I mean, if you used to be paid $400 for a site review with the previous traffic your blog received aren’t you afraid that your site review value will decrease too (due to decrease of traffic) ❓

    Just wish you double your income for this month

  28. Mubin says:

    Hey John, give us an update as to how many times the ebook has been downloaded, and how many affiliate clicks if any you have gotten from that.

    I am really really interested to know.

    Also next time you write an ebook maybe you could make room for some sponsors??

    1. webd360 says:

      sponsers would be another evil way to make some money out of it :smile:

  29. Rob says:

    The only thing i can say is Wooww!
    I noticed your blog just a few weeks ago… wish i noticed it last september :smile:
    Wish you much success andthanks for all the advice you give us

    1. I only started reading John’s blog early this year; I drop by in here almost everyday since then. Great content is so hard to come by these days.

  30. webd360 says:

    I love how you snuck in make money online in the first paragraph instead of the grammatically correct making money online. Very evil 😈

    Anyway, nice earnings and your earnings report greatly emphasizes the thing about not putting your eggs in one basket, I think I should try monetizing my blog a few other ways too

    1. Michael Kwan says:

      John’s grammar isn’t the best, but I guess it doesn’t matter when you can make as much money as he does. :)

      1. I second that. I remember reading one of John’s posts for the first time and I noticed a few grammatical errors. After that I didn’t really care much about it anymore because I was more focused on his content anyway. And I’m a copywriter by profession, and that’s saying a lot LOL.

  31. Komirad says:

    MUST MAKE MORE MONEY!!!!!!!!!!! 😈 😈 😈

  32. Lincoln says:

    I didn’t know you could report your AdSense earnings. I thought that was frowned on by Google, which is why I’ve been so secretive about mine (even though it can pretty much be counted in pennies). :mrgreen:

    I noted Kontera and Text Link Ads both outshined Adsense earning. Very eye opening, and I’ll definitely make a mental note of this. 😀

    1. Shaun Carter says:

      You can divulge your Adsense earnings however you cannot disclose your CTR or eCPM.

  33. John,

    One of these days I am going to catch up to this blog!! Congratulations on another successful month.


  34. REVIEWME says:

    How did you make 3,800 from review me, I thought you are only allowed to do 10 reviews now.

    1. John Chow says:

      That is for advertisers. You are only allowed to post 10 ReviewMe offers each month. Publishers can accept as many ReviewMe reviews as they like.

  35. Rokets says:

    I always tought that The TechZone is your “best site”….How many are you earning from TTZ if i may ask?

    1. John Chow says:

      Sure, you may ask.

      1. You can ask, but will he answer? Nobody knows…

        Out of curiosity, when did actually start experiencing its big “boom” in traffic and stuff, and when did you actually start it?

        1. Matthew says:

          Alexa shows where started to gain popularity. I dont think Alexa is incredibly accurate, but due to the huge jump it’s plain to see 😉

  36. SeanS says:

    Always amazing..
    $12,569.61 with hobby..
    You are killing ME!! 😥

    1. JoshNash says:

      Rofl 😆

  37. Hawaii SEO says:

    Hi John,

    I have never, ever clicked on an ad on your blog.

    How have I directly or indirectly contributed to your earnings?

    1. John Chow says:

      You do just by visiting.

    2. We are all special like that. 😎

    3. Matthew says:

      If I remember correctly there are some ads based on impressions rather then clicks. I think it’s the Kontera ones. So by browsing around you are slowly adding a few cents.

  38. Blog Money says:

    144k a year! You must pay lots of income tax, eh?

    1. Richard Cai says:

      he doesn’t keep the money. He must have many ways to evade the income taxes.

    2. Joshua says:

      No way, we don’t have income tax in Canada 😕

    3. He gives most of his blog earnings to charities that benefit children, so taxes are the least of his worries.

  39. Jhon Hebrink says:

    Great income, Jhon!

  40. KCLau says:

    this is a great motivation, to all blogges!

  41. John, i have my dream car now. Buy one car for me. LOL. :mrgreen:

  42. Debo Hobo says:

    Great numbers!

  43. REVIEWME says:

    Your affliate earnings have jumped a lot. Whats been the top earners for this result.

  44. Mybloggo says:

    Great earnings…..and hope i can earn that money in future 😉

  45. thatedeguy says:

    That’s impressive. I’m wondering… when did you turn on the “buy me a beer” function? I don’t remember it being all that long ago. Early June? Late May? That would make up the difference from May to June.

    Of course, it’s always important to find new streams of income.

    I do find it funny that people bought you $200+ worth of beer when they know you make well over 10k a month.

    1. It’s in the spirit of giving — at the end of the day, friendship and personal connections thrive more than just how much you make.

    2. Lewis Empire says:

      The man get’s thirsty writing all day!

  46. kuanhoong says:


    I would like to ask one question. Do you try to bid for certain low cost keywords in Google AdSense?. I am just wondering.

    1. John Chow says:

      You can not bid on keywords as a publisher. You can only do that as an advertiser.

  47. Gdog says:

    Man, nice work again John. Very impressive. I think you should donate 25% of your blog income to a well known charity I know. It’s called TDKC (The Daily Kimchi Charity). Thanks. :)

  48. Softsled says:

    Sure, you may ask.

    LOL. I love that “response”.


    My first thoughts when reading your income report for the month was why do you keep giving Google that coveted ad space if they are not performing as well as other advertising? Why not move something else into that spot for awhile?

  49. Good chunk of change there :)

  50. That’s a good news and a bad news.

    Online business is not about static income but a very fluctuated income. It’s either goes high or low on monthly basis.

  51. bob cobb says:

    Congrats on the earnings. Publishing your numbers gives inspiration to a lot of us.

  52. Vedis Teh says:

    :mrgreen: Wow…! Awesome !

    I am a new blogger and managed to make $1000 in June,mainly through writing paid posts.

    Of course, I am planning to have multiple streams of income like gettng sponsors for my blog ShowMeMoneyBiz…… 😆

    I am promoting some affilite programs too,but there is effort needeed. I am stil learning from others.

    😈 Thanks that you are sharing information with us.I can pick up some tips from here.

    1. $1000 for June, that’s quite impressive for a newbie. Well done!

  53. kristine says:

    i envy you 😥

  54. Hi John, you have done a good job for a neat monthly reward! I really learn a lot from you… Thanks for bypassing my humble little website..

    I have started to write about you because you really have the real stuff, cannot bluff! With an evil look! 😈
    And I don’t dare to ask for a money batch review right now because I just feel my site is not done properly yet to be ready for the huge traffic that you have… Please continue with your hobby so that I can ask you one day.. 😛

  55. kaiwah says:

    Congrats John. Well done for another record breaking making money result! Keep it up and hope that you can share with us more on making more money online!

  56. John
    I have read your ebook and hated it. Now give my Million Times Cashback.
    What’s 1 Million times zero?…. And don’t tell me it’s zero….:twisted:

    1. Dammit, I’m not even evil enough for the evil smiley to appear.

  57. Are you making also some money by referral income? And what is the best sponsor for you.

  58. Peter-Jan


    John, great job on the income. I wish you all the luck in increasing it more and more in the future, as I am pretty sure that’s on your mind right now. (10K/month is something you get easily used too anyway.)

    Further, do you invest the money wisely? It seems you’re living below your means (e.g. that new, affordable car you bought), but from what I read here, you’re putting everything in a ‘college fund’. Unless your kid is 17 already and applying for Wharton right now, I don’t see why you shouldn’t put the money in some Vanguard low cost index funds. Dollar averaging with 10K a month can do nice things to your net worth…

    1. John must be earning a whole lot more with TTZ — that covers living expenses and more, I’m sure. BTW, this blog’s earnings doesn’t all go to his kid’s college fund. If I remember it correctly, everything that goes over 10 grand is alloted for the trust fund; the 10 grand goes to various charities.

      1. Peter-Jan


        Thanks for the reply.

        If JC donates 10K a month, his TTZ revenue must be stellar. I knew this blog was a sideline business, but I guess I underestimated how far aside that actually is.

  59. IYOOYO says:

    My GOD!
    Great job on the income!
    Best wishes!

  60. roland says:

    John, really decent job done.
    not only you earned, you shared the tips with others.
    I am enlightened after reading your pdf file and hope spme day i will have at least quarter of what you have now.
    I believe i can do it!

    but, i have some questions to ask.
    My blog is in chinese and will this pose a problem?
    i tried to write in english but feel more comfortable in chinese.
    I am able to express my feeling and thoughts more using my mother tougue.
    Do u know any ad which support chinese blog?
    thanx a lot!

    Congrat on your achievement.

    1. John Chow says:

      Google supports Chinese ads. And I think ReviewMe accepts Chinese sites as well. As for the rest, you’ll have to ask them.

  61. It says you make money from Text Link Ads as well as Kontera. I thought this was the same thing; isn’t there a conflict? Maybe you or one of your readers can clear up what I am missing.

    1. Matthew says:

      Kontera is the links in the text with the double underlines. Textlinkads are the text links that run down the right hand column (featured). Also you might see some TLA stuff at the bottom of some posts where posts have been sponsored.

  62. Interesting monetization ideas, some I’d hadn’t considered before.

    I wish my hobbies paid that well!

  63. zool says:

    if i can have 100 dollar only is too good…
    from your earning i see that top of ur earning from affiliate…
    hm quite interesting..
    dunno when i can get some money online…
    huwargh i hope i get more review to my blog..

  64. Rob says:

    What was exacly the problem with Google AdSense?
    Was there less Pageviews after that?

  65. Nice income and indeed a pretty impressive eCPM.

    I expected the revenue would be down because the amount of ReviewMe reviews was a lot lower this month but it looks like I was wrong :smile:

  66. Very nice. what kind of affiliation you running John?

    1. JoshNash says:

      You might be against the policies of google adsense. 😕

    2. John Chow says:

      Are you asking to get banned?

  67. Gabriel says:

    JC can you say what browser use the visitors from your blog?
    I think that firefox user, some of them, don’t bring you money because they have adblock. there is a way to avoid adblock?

  68. make that money John … make that money!


  69. Bush Mackel says:

    First time visitor to the site and I happen upon this post. “Wow” is all I have to say. 😯

  70. JoshNash says:

    I think I should work hard,
    instead of saying “Whoa” or “Congrats!” and “Only if…”. :mrgreen:

  71. Jay Wagers says:

    Nice income. And, thanks for the ebook. I’ve enjoyed it and continue to refer to it.

  72. John Bennett says:

    Great Job on the book. I was interested in the section you had about Kontera especially. I don’t have anywhere near the 500,000 pageviews required. Any idea what is the least the will allow to use their ad network? Thanks.

    1. John Chow says:

      If you apply with the link I give in my Make Money page, it will go to my personal account rep. He will approve you base on the quality of your content and not your page views.

      1. Sagar says:

        Hi john ,

        its a great great pleasure speaking to my blogging guru . You have so much of knowledge on blogging john , i have just written about ur june 2007 earnings in my blog

        i would love to write about ur site since its the best on internet according to me , but right now my blog is new some 15 days old , so will write after a few more months

  73. robmac says:

    Now that is nice money. Well done for 1. being open and honest and 2. for having the stamina to keep on blogging :) I can see thats its more than a full time job now. :)

  74. pingpong says:

    No the word is “congrats” and its “hat off” – nice work and well deserved.

  75. Evelyn says:

    Wow! 😯 It CAN be done. Good to know and I thank you very much for sharing that!

  76. sukosaki says:

    Very nice. I read your blog on a regular basis. Good informatin and nice layout! Thanks.

  77. Jenny says:

    I wish I was good enough to make that kinda money. :(

  78. the trasher says:

    i’m reading and re reading your pdf about making money, it’s seems that my earns increase very slowly. in last three months i have earn like 26,81 usd with google ad sense. :sad:

    some day it will change

    best regards…

    thetrasher :roll:

  79. Jorge says:

    I hope the same!

  80. simon says:

    John, Congrats! But I make money with Google AdSense more than you. There is not much Chinese ad networks so I only can make money with AdSense.

  81. This is my message to Mr. John Chow.

    Sir you are misrepresenting the facts in your Post about your monthly income.

    You claim that you get only
    “315,827 page views from 165,805 visitors”. and your CPM is like 40$ at par with NYtimes

    well i saw your rank at alexa, it was 2506 to be precise.
    then i thought of another website which had similar rank 2418 to be very precise.

    now i had the traffic stats of that website.

    and if you are not there you must be somewhere close.

    So why is such a high difference is there in your words and the truth.

    Please i m a regular follower and i really want to know .

    1. Never EVER trust alexa ranks, they are very, very misleading.

      1. webd360 says:

        yes, I wonder how many people actually use the toolbar

    2. John Chow says:

      Alex is pretty worthless as a traffic measurement metric. It only count people who are using the Alex toolbar. If you have a site with huge traffic but none of your visitors use the toolbar, you get ranked very low.

      Webmaster and SEO sites/blog have an advantage because most readers run the toolbar. This inflates the Alexa number greatly.

      1. Matthew says:

        I only use Alexa as a bit of fun to set my self goals. My current is to be in the top 100k. Right now I have gone up from about 1.4M to 430k ish. But… thats only fun.

        I find it is ok to compare sites in my niche (gadgets) because I can compare the similar types of users of other gadget sites and you can in some way assume that the similar types of visitors have a similar amount with the alexa bar installed.

        However, to compare a gadget site to the site thats 1 rank above me in a complete different niche then that information is worthless as the niche of the other site could be way different and have a higher % or lower % who use the Alexa tool bar.

  82. Harry says:

    How about using more AdSense ads. I see you use only one…I am sure you will double your income with AdSense once you use them on more posts.

    1. Matthew says:

      Adsense doesnt always work like that. Having more units can sometimes pay you less for more clicks due to the lower ads on the page paying out less then the higher paid ads. It’s all about getting the right balance.

  83. Awesome income once again! I cant wait to see what July brings…

  84. Yuri says:

    That’s some nice numbers! As they keep growing, you’ll soon can quite your job and turn all your life into a hobby 😀

    Wake Up!

  85. Zac Johnson says:

    Nice set of numbers to start the summer off! I want to see $20k before/at December.

  86. felixooi says:

    Wow…my site income report still 00000. 😆

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  88. Chris says:

    Are you still using Advolcano? How did it go? I remember you once used that…

  89. Wahlau.NET says:

    another great month ..didn’t notice you had so much reviewme

  90. Nice John I am Bigest fan of you. I also learing Business Trips and Tricks From You..
    Keep it up with Good earing. Best of Luck…

  91. DuardoWorld says:

    Big thanks for your income’ explanation and free e-book.

    Besrt regards 2 u and your really great blog.

  92. wow,
    I send a post to my blog about this theme and write about this post. Congratulation from Italy

  93. John Chow, please buy us a buy me a beer 😛

  94. Alex says:

    Good ratings!
    Wery helpfull article.
    Thank You, John!

  95. thien says:

    mr john ure so lucky 😀

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