John Chow dot Com Income Report – August 2007

It’s time for the much anticipated blog income report! These are exciting times here at John Chow dot Com. Summer is about over and companies are getting ready for the advertising bonanza that happens in the fall/winter months. As a blog, I’m surprised at how well I’ve done during these summer months. I expected income to drop but it had held steady and even managed to set a new record.

Almost a year ago, I decided to use this blog as a monetization case study to see if is was really possible to make money by blogging and since John Chow dot Com was the only blog I own, it made sense to use it. Starting with just Google AdSense, the blog made $352.94 in its first month, went up from there and finished off May 2007 at a record $12,569.61 in total blog income. In July, income pulled back a bit but came in at a still respectable $12,406.76.

On August 22, I unveiled a complete redesign of the blog with an emphasis placed on private ad sales. Even though all ads spots have been sold, their sales won’t count until this month. The advertisers were given the nine days in August for free. How did the blog do without the new private ad services? Pretty damn good!

Total Blog Income For August 2007: $17,828.61

The amazing thing about the income figure – aside from the number itself – is I set it in the heart the summer. The other amazing thing is it will most likely be broken next month as those private ad spots kick in. Here is the income breakdown.

Blog traffic in August was 337,852 page views from 170,465 visitors. A nice increase from the 319,165 page views posted the month before. RSS subscriptions are at a record high 7,836 readers and should break 8,000 this month. Traffic wise, everything is looking up!

Affiliate sales continues to be the blog’s biggest money maker. I promote a bunch of different programs, with an emphasis placed on programs that pays a residue income. The best performing affiliate program for August was Text Link Ads, accounting for $2,500 of the $7,244 affiliate income. Yes, I make more from the TLA affiliate program than I do from the TLA links.

Google AdSense posted its second worst performance ever. It now accounts for less than 3% of blog income. This month it will account for zero. Yes, the ad network that started John Chow dot Com will be eliminated from the blog. This illustrates the importance of spreading out your income sources. I started with Google AdSense. If I had stuck with them and added nothing else, the blogโ€™s income wouldnโ€™t be all that impressive. I run as many advertising systems as I can get away with while still offering a good user experience. Check out my recommended moneymakers to find out more about all the ad networks I use.

Blog advertising expenses for the month was $585.46 for Google Adwords. Hosting for John Chow dot Com is sponsored by BlueFur Web Hosting. Use coupon code JohnChowRocks for 15% off any BlueFur hosting packages. The blog redesigned was done by Nate Whitehill of Unique Blog Designs for considerations other than cash.

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September is considered the turn around month for the Internet money train. Kids will be going back to school and advertisers will be ramping up for the fall/winter season. Now is the best time to get that blog started. If you think what I’ve done this month is amazing, stick around. Your eyes are about to be open even wider.

365 thoughts on “John Chow dot Com Income Report – August 2007”

  1. sitefever says:

    Congratulations on the awesome stats- traffic and income! We all knew things would be looking up for you this month.

    My August stats report will be up on my blog this afternoon.

    1. And he didn’t even considered the $8k of the banner slots for this month… This is a great income John i knew it would grow (but i was kinda calculating also the income from the banners) but you surprised me totally, without those banners you managed the 17k U.S. dollars income.

      Great job, well done (no other words).

      1. Your affiliate sales are mighty high….well they do say that affiliate income is where the big money is! Great job!
        ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜ฎ
        – Raymond (MONEY BLUE BOOK)

        1. Steven says:

          If you think about it, from September 2006 to August 2007, it’s been exactly 12 months of monetization. Your 1 year income comes to a total of $91,208.55!

          1. MORE TRAFFIC says:

            That’s crazy Steve! At this pace Chow will be making $91,208 a month by next year. ๐Ÿ˜› It seems like he’s only warming up! Chow hasn’t even focused locally yet as far as I know.

            – Ten @ (MORE TRAFFIC)

          2. Geedos says:

            In one year from $352.94 to $17,828.61 per month – that is one awesome annual growth rate!

            It’s amazing what you can accomplish with some focus.

          3. DeboHobo says:

            What is the status on the Agloco program? I haven’t seen any up date on that. I still think it is nothing more than a bunch of spyware. To get the viewbar it sends you to a site and guess what the logo is, two cows and the url is

            Just something I found to be a bit interesting and suspicious.

          4. Steven says:

            I made a post here with an excel sheet with John’s income break down…


        2. The affiliate income alone is $7,244. That would be enough for me for the month, and for John Chow too. That’s a complete salary, and beyond. John has $10,000 in excedent. He should give it to us, his regular readers. Or he should start a contest and make somebody win those $10,000. That way, he would be a real dot com mogul: “willing to help others mmo”. ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ™„
          $10,000 would be enormous for us all to reach our goal faster. Dont’ you think?

          1. GnomeyNewt says:

            Me too Lova. Maybe he will have a makeover contest or something equal to that. ๐Ÿ’ก

          2. Softsled says:

            Let’s see, if John were to divide the $10k between his readers for the month we would all get about $.05. I’ll be generous and let somebody else have my share ๐Ÿ˜€

          3. Softsled says:

            Not that you are gonna tell us, but at what point does the income of this blog start to compete with your TTZ income?

            >Getting warm
            >Getting warmer
            >Not even close

          4. Steven says:

            LOL. He’s never going to disclose that and unless the blog was making $100,000 per month, it’s not going to be even comparable

          5. Geedos says:

            Wow! That’s crazy figures! With income streams like that it will soon be time to retire to the Bahama’s won’t it?!?!

          6. Steven says:

            I think he already makes enough outside the blog for that, he just haven’t retired yet.

    2. DeboHobo says:

      There is a blog out there that is saying John Chow is no longer a Dot Com Mogul! What’s up with that!!! Say it ain’s so ๐Ÿ˜ฅ

      1. John Chow says:

        Most likely saying that because I’m not #1 in Google for John Chow. Lucky for me, since I made the rules for being a dot com mogul, I can change them. ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

        As long as the number 1 Google result is about you, it’s OK. :mrgreen:

        1. DeboHobo says:

          I not sure if I’m relieved or amazed at how evil you really are ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

        2. DeboHobo says:

          P.S. Do you have time for that Interview now? โ“

        3. KingJacob says:

          What are you talking about John? The number one result for john chow is about MR.Cow not mr chow. :mrgreen:

        4. haha thats exactly what i commented on lewis’s blog, i said he could rather change the rule instead of rewriting the description ๐Ÿ˜›

          1. Steven says:

            LOL I don’t think John’s going to do an interview unless it’ll increase his traffic in some way haha

        5. Geedos says:

          If you keep on like this soon you’ll be able to ignore Google completely – they’ve done their best to banish you but the cash keeps on rolling in – which makes it even more impressive.

          Maybe Google has John Chow envy!?!

          1. Steven says:

            I think John stopped worrying about Google a long time ago. It hasn’t even begun to place a dent in his reign of money making online.

        6. Nitesh Bhasin says:

          JOhn you can even add getting new hate clubs

          like those calling john chow a scammer or something at par with drug dealer also in your list of being dot com mogul

          BTW google or no google u r atrue dot com mogul and a style icon for me(though a bit evil)

    3. WOW That is Amazing!
      I am stunned…that is remarkable income ! Congratulations John Chow. You are in inspiration and model to us all. Your evilness reigns!
      ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜›
      – Raymond (MONEY BLUE BOOK)

    4. This is only the start, John is going to easily break 20k in September.

      1. Steven says:

        Yeah, the only question is by how much. I saw at least 23k lol

    5. will says:

      yea same here… once I have the time to calculate my stats they will be on my blog as well.

      1. Geedos says:

        Good luck – if you do half as well as John you’ll be achieving a tremendous amount.

  2. john choe says:

    lemme take the third spot

    1. Congrats John! And thanks for getting me all ramped up for September! yay! I have multiple internet businesses and this is always the rushed time to get everything in order for the holidays…

      Keep up the awesome work! :mrgreen:

      1. You might be speaking to the wrong John … i think ๐Ÿ‘ฟ

      2. Geedos says:

        And now you’ve got the free book it should help even more – September bodes well for you – good luck!

  3. Jess says:

    Wow! Way to go! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. Sucker says:

    Wow, that’s a pretty nice jump! ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

    1. Steven says:

      This isn’t the first time his blog has seen exponential growth, but for it to grow that much without accounting for the new theme and ad slots is definitely a big leap.

    2. Geedos says:

      The power of directly selling your own adverts.

      And I still think this is an area that hasn’t been exploited to its full potential yet by John.

      1. Steven says:

        I am sure there are a lot of unexplored areas but sooner or later John will get to all of them he deems fit.

  5. chinaboy says:

    10 days 300ร—250 ad spothas not been flipped yet?

    Rich4life said he owned till 9th September 2007 from 29th August 2007 onwards.
    If so, it’s less than 10 days now.

    Anyway, the number is great. I bet next month will at least $25000, even around $30000.

    1. John Chow says:

      I put an end to the ad flipping. Rich4Life refunded the buyers.

      1. Yeah i noticed that,

        I think it was a smart move!

        1. DeboHobo says:

          yip, at some point an ad was bound to pop up that would have been a confict or indangered revenue.

          1. Steven says:

            Not necessarily, it was just more of a hassel for John to change the link to the ads each and every time lol

      2. Geedos says:

        How much were they refunded by?

        1. Steven says:

          You’ll probably have to ask Rich4Life that one…

    2. Geedos says:

      John’s fast proving the sky’s the limit – it’s amazing what you can do once you’ve built some momentum – this sites money making capacity just seems to get bigger and bigger.

      1. Steven says:

        This site will continue to grow, I really can’t wait to see how much it will change by this time next year.

        1. Geedos says:

          It’ll be a scary figure and more than enough to live very comfortably off I’m sure.

          1. Steven says:

            I think he’s already there lol ๐Ÿ˜Ž

  6. Matt Jones says:

    Very Impressive John… I wonder what you will use to replace Adsese

    1. Matt says:

      He’s already replaced it with private ad sales…

      1. Actually i see AuctionAds instead of the 468×60 AdSense ad. At least that was the last adsense banner.

        1. Steven says:

          Most of it will be private sales.

  7. Matt says:

    How much are you paying for your server? ๐Ÿ˜•

    1. John Chow says:

      Like I said in the post, the server is sponsored by BlueFur.

      1. Matt says:

        Oh, I read that wrong. Opps.

        Thanks for the clarification!

      2. Geedos says:

        That’s the best thing about this isn’t is? The more cash you make, the more well known you become. The more well known you become, the more cash you can make – and the more free stuff you can get!

        Such as hosting and a new site design to name but a couple!

        Brilliant! ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

        1. I’m sure the companies giving him free stuff (blog design and hosting) are making their money back on referral business ๐Ÿ™‚

          1. Steven says:

            It’s not brilliance, its just business and how things work.

          2. Geedos says:

            Definitely – it’s a win win situation which is even better for John as it encourages more of the same. You know you’ve made it when people can profitably piggy back you.

  8. chinaboy says:

    And I think you should give some more details about Affiliate Sales earnings, besides TLA, like which program make how much.

    That will catch readers eyes, and readers will try themselves. Your Affiliate Sales will also benefit.

    1. I agree with this! A lot of us get a little flustered and confused when it just says “affiliate sales” *=)

      1. Steven says:

        I think in a previous post not to long ago, John did a brief breakdown of all his affiliate sales (or at least most). You can probably find the post if you scroll back a few pages (probably a few more since his site has been reduced from 10 posts per page to 5 posts per page). But I am sure an update wouldn’t hurt since he may have increase the number of his affiliate sales by now.

  9. DeboHobo says:

    The numbers John is pulling down are amazing. Eventhough what would be major bottle necks for many of us, John manages to pass through, over or around them with unbelievable ease.

    1. Geedos says:

      Yes he seems to have such a focus and an ability to market this site that he just keeps on growing and growing. It’s quite inspiring to the rest of us really.

    2. Steven says:

      It always look easy when someone else does something well lol

  10. pchere says:

    Its interesting to note you earn $1000 from Kontera every month. Are you in a special deal with them?

  11. Matt Huggins says:

    Hmm…I’m getting there! I reached a new high at $270.16. ๐Ÿ˜› Okay, so maybe I’m actually not that close…

    1. Softsled says:

      Congratulations.. that’s a start.

      1. Steven says:

        I agree as well. $270.16 is a good amount so far. Keep it up and some day you’ll make a lot more.

    2. Agreed, $270 is a great start! Keep up th hard work! John is a great example of what you can do with a little research, knowledge and tenacity!

    3. Geedos says:

      Just look at what John has done in a year with only a little more than $270 – well done and keep thinking big!

  12. KingJacob says:

    That was 6k over my estimate ,pretty impressive,does the 7k from affiliate sales iclude your recommended moneymakers, if so thats doubly impressive.

    1. That was like 3k over my estimate I believe… Either way, it’s good that it went over instead of under! ๐Ÿ˜€

      1. Geedos says:

        I wonder if anyone actually guessed over instead of under on their estimates?

    2. I’d imagine the affiliate sales is mostly (if not all) made up from the recomended moneymakers.

      1. Steven says:

        I wouldnt say that, but I do think it makes up a good portion.

  13. DeboHobo says:

    Kontera and Bidvertiser are starting to irritate me, pretty much non- producers. But me Coffee is doing a hell of a lot better than I ever imagined.

    1. Geedos says:

      Who says caffeine isn’t good for you! ๐Ÿ˜†

    2. Steven says:

      Debo, I don’t know about bidvertiser but have you given Kontera ample time? Do you have a lot of incoming traffic to supplement the income stream?

  14. What’s most impressive to me is the income relative to the number of visitors. In a month I get a lot more visitors and page views than John’s blog but a good months income is half what John is earning. The Make Money Online market is obviously still a great place to be!

    1. John is a master at monetizing his traffic, he’s probably got one of the highest CPMs in the industry.

      1. KingJacob says:

        It helps when your target audience is people interested in making money online ๐Ÿ˜‰

        1. Steven says:

          I agree with KingJacob on this one, it’s about your target audience but also how you choose to monetize your site.

      2. It what industry though? Is blogging an industry or making money online? Whatever it is he’s sure got it down to a fine art.

        1. Geedos says:

          How do you monetize your site? Do you utilise all the different methods that John does?

          Don’t beat yourself up – it sounds like with the traffic you are getting you should be able to play around with your monetization and improve your earnings.

          A lot of people struggle to build their traffic in the first place and without that it’s virtually impossible to make decent money from a site. You’ve already got half the job done.

          1. Steven says:

            I agree here. You should look over John’s eBook again for hints on how you can take it to the next level. As always, don’t rely heavily on one income source.

  15. Rhys says:

    Wow! Looks like you’re getting there. This month on my blog I earnt the just as much as you did in your first month. Wh knows what the next six months’ll bring?! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. Steven says:

      Good luck ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. David says:

    The numbers are too impressive, it is destroying my eyes..

    1. DeboHobo says:

      How can you see with all that hair in your face? Really though arent’t the number awesome!

    2. Geedos says:

      I’ve heard of things making you go blind but never numbers!

  17. Click Input says:

    Can you break down the affiliate sales more… like what products are you promoting?

    1. Matt Huggins says:

      I agree…even if you just break it down in a paragraph following the list of income sources you use or something, that would be nice to see for future posts!

  18. Pranjal says:

    simply amazing ๐Ÿ˜ˆ ๐Ÿ˜ˆ ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

    1. DeboHobo says:

      Probably to Take Over the World!!! ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

      1. I wonder if John has a pet named Pinky…. hmmm

        1. DeboHobo says:

          Probably because he is definitly the Brain ๐Ÿ˜†

    2. I imagine the goal is as much as possible?? You can NEVER make too much money!

      :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    3. John has stated his goal many times…make as much money as possible with the blog.

      I’m not sure if he ever imagined he would reach this level when he first started out over a year ago.

      1. Steven says:

        While his goal is to push the blog as far as possible, I hope people don’t mistakenly think that’s all he is about, because he still has integrity and money isn’t everything.

    4. Geedos says:

      Global internet domination and more money than god!

      1. Steven says:

        That’s a bit farfetched lol, but a man can dream.

  19. Kirenia says:

    Not so bad… but I’ll do better… this is my 1st month blogging and I scored a $0.87 ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

    1. Matt Huggins says:

      I started at barely above $1 in January, and I just made over $270 for August…don’t give up!

      1. It’s like a snowball effect, even John with all his connections has experienced it so nobody should give up after a month or 2.

        1. Steven says:

          It’s all about time and patience

  20. Ash Haque says:

    Man that figure is big, great job dude

  21. Hi there John,

    Amazing income report this month. I’m must say, you are an true inspiration to us all. How you ever tought about starting a webmaster forum or something like that? Many of the big fishes out there (both in theblog and forum world) are really making the most of their sites. Just look at digitalpoint – they could make SOOO much more money if they wanted, without loosing their users.

  22. Oh, and btw! Could you break up the affiliate earnings a bit more?

  23. rahul says:

    now for unofficial John chow predict next month income , I guess 25k $ ๐Ÿ˜ˆ
    numbers quite inspiration for people like me ๐Ÿ˜›

  24. YC says:

    Incredible figures – wonderful job! Still showing the world that you really can make money online.

  25. Andrew says:

    wow!! nice… incredible

  26. GettyCash says:

    My first month revenue is $25 USD ๐Ÿ˜€ from TLA

    Although it’s not alot but I am happy with that.

    Its good start for new blogger like me hehe.

    1. Steven says:

      At least you’re making money from TLA, I haven’t made squat. But I know it takes time.

  27. orha007 says:

    I have right about your august income ๐Ÿ˜€
    What is prize???

    1. Geedos says:

      The chance to guess again come next month!

  28. Gdog says:

    Nice work John…that is really amazing considering this is summer, like you mentioned! Now when the heck am I gonna meet up with you guys for dot com pho?! :mrgreen:

    1. John Chow says:

      You should have came today. Everyone was there.

      1. Gdog says:

        Damn it! Ah well, maybe next week. Pho Lan in Richmond, right? What time?

        1. John Chow says:

          Next week is Sally’s birthday. No Pho.

          1. Geedos says:

            Happy Birthday to her in advance. That earnings total will be a nice birthday present for her! ๐Ÿ˜€

          2. Steven says:

            Happy advance birthday to Sally too. How old will she be?

  29. Where are the other affiliate sales coming from, if you don’t mind me asking?

    1. Probably the other affiliate programs on his “Make Money” page.

  30. Eric says:


    Awesome post. Congratz with your achievement.
    Trully an inspiration to all of us.

    Uh, by the way, you didn’t bought Darren Rowse house just sold did you ๐Ÿ˜€

  31. Congratulations on the amazing work! I am learning a lot from you and admire you ideas and approach to blogging. And you are also a fellow Canadian!

  32. bob cobb says:

    Congrats, I had a decent month for earnings too. Id be interested to know how much you actually make with kontera not counting the flat fee that they give you

    1. My Kontera is normally about 10% of Adsense earnings, but then again John’s sumped Adsense so that doesn’t help much!

  33. Joshua says:

    Is that all? I thought it was going to be something worth mentioning… :mrgreen:

  34. Wow. That’s a huge increase and especially during the dead of summer lol! Dang, congrats on the new record. I see the snowball is growing even larger…

  35. Wow Indeed! Great report and stats John. Likely on your way to breaking 20,000 next month. ๐Ÿ˜€

  36. How come Kontera made exactly $1000 in both July and August?

    1. Maybe Kontera secretely tops out after $1000?? I was wondering this too…??

      Is Kontera really ๐Ÿ‘ฟ in a bad way?

    2. I think that he has a CPM deal with Kontera (I believe you need 10,000 page views a day before they’ll make one for you). I had contacted Kontera about doing a CPM deal for one of my forums but didn’t meet the requirements (10k pageviews a day). Anyway, I can only assume that is the reason why his figures have been the same each month and the deal they have worked out is 1k a month based on an estimated number of page views he’ll get perhaps? I have been wondering about this as well, so perhaps John will answer.

    3. John Chow says:

      Kontera pays me a guaranteed minimum of $1,000 every month.

      1. That makes sense. But Can it increase? Or are you at a stalemate with Kontera? (not that $1000 is a low number…)

        1. John Chow says:

          Yes it can increase if the blog hits certain performance levels.

      2. DeboHobo says:

        What a deal, it that for referring others. What is that minimum for?

        1. Steven says:

          He has a contract agreement with them. It’s something they’d have to contact you directly for, not everyone can get in on such a deal.

    4. I see that you are using Kontera to refer affiliates but they dont have referral program., at least I cannot find it.
      Do you have some special deal with them? If I had better affilaite program than Kontera would it be possible to beat it somehow?

      1. Steven says:

        Yes he has a deal with Kontera. It’s not something you can just get into, they’d have to contact you directly for that to happen.

  37. Ryan Shamus says:

    Awesome John!
    Can I get that .35 cents I loaned you for chocolate milk in the 2nd grade now? I think you can cover it. ๐Ÿ˜€

  38. J says:

    I’m currently using godady but when we get linked the server seems to stress out. I disabled plugins to help speed it up, seemed to help. I’m guessing you have a dedicated server. I think i might look into getting the deal”JohnChowRocks for 15% off any BlueFur’ This sounds like such a great deal. Thanks for the info John.

    1. GnomeyNewt says:

      Probably a good idea to move away from GoDaddy if you are having problems.

    2. DeboHobo says:

      I use godaddy for websites. Their blogs are trash.

  39. pj says:

    I love this story!

  40. GnomeyNewt says:

    Wow, that is amazing! You can sing that song from teen witch… TOP THAT! ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

  41. You’ve inspired to make my own income reports. Since I’ve just started trying to make money online, I’m only at $46.49


    1. Steven says:

      How long did it take to reach that?

  42. Michael says:

    Holly! $17,000+ is totally mind breaking!!! But I will be really amazed if you will set another record in the next month! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

    1. He’ll easily make that, he mentioned in the post “On August 22, I unveiled a complete redesign of the blog with an emphasis placed on private ad sales. Even though all ads spots have been sold, their sales wonโ€™t count until this month.”

      With this additional income I’m sure he’ll easy make a new record.

      1. Steven says:

        Yes, he’ll easily break 20k this month.

  43. Eli says:

    Not making much from TTZ

  44. Etienne Teo says:

    Your affiliate and review sales is high, great combination and without using google adsense and you are still able to chalk up $400+, John, thats a great report! :mrgreen:

  45. Wow John,
    Great Job … ๐Ÿ‘ฟ

  46. I think my August grand total was around $2.45

    Maybe my niche market is too….niche?

    I’m gonna keep plugging though, watch out John Chow! J/k!

  47. chtanxw says:

    It is indeed a very good income month after month. Not only that, I think it will increase progressively to a certain peak ($25K or $30K?).
    It is a good blog to all of us. You motivated us to think of ways to make money other than Adsense.

    1. Geedos says:

      I reckon it’ll be close to 30k next month and just keeping heading north.

      Google can’t be too happy though – John’s not making Adsense look good.

      1. Steven says:

        I don’t think adsense will care. They make enough as it is, what’s $700 to them from John’s site when they made $1.5 billion last year. I am sure it won’t make a dent in their pockets.

  48. Max says:

    ๐Ÿ˜ฏ ๐Ÿ˜ฏ ๐Ÿ˜ฏ
    Wow, congrats on the $17,000! That is awesome!

  49. DrMBW says:

    Excellent earnings! Do you think the redesign contributed much to your success? (– more than 41% greater than your previous high!)

    1. The redesign and new ad spots count towards next month’s income. :mrgreen:

      1. Geedos says:

        Yep it’s frightening to think how much the September total will be with those new ad spots.

        1. Steven says:

          As I said before, I’ll estimate $23k+ this month.

  50. Hip Hop says:

    Wow I wish I could do that good one day

    1. Wayne Liew says:

      I wished so as well. Those are really really good figures…

      1. Steven says:

        I think most of us would be happy to just make half that amount in one month.

  51. Budget Babe says:

    Has it only been me? I have not been able to access John’s site for 24 hrs till now. But judging from these comments, there’s been no problem. Hmmm…

    1. Sounds like your ISP is having some issues.

      1. Budget Babe says:

        Sounds like it too. At least I can get my fix of John Chow now! I’m very happy!!!

  52. I’m just wondering, John.. Will you be doing a monthly post for your “secret” blog you mentioned a while back (to try and go from a nobody to a somebody) ?

    1. Steven says:

      He probably won’t disclose about it until he reaches a certain dollar amount or more.

  53. Jamie says:

    Those are some serious numbers. From a few posts that I’ve read on your site, it seems like adsense is a fairly poor performer. With hundreds of thousands of page views, it didn’t account for even $500! Time to start thinking about other ways to monotize my blog.

    1. Steven says:

      how many uniques and pageviews do you have?

  54. John, congrats on the numbers and thanks for being such a great inspiration man ๐Ÿ˜›

  55. GettyCash says:

    I hope this gonna be the 100th comment for this post

    I think in the next month revenue will increase over 3K!

    1. I’m gonna say there will be an increase by at least 5K!

  56. kanak says:

    Congrats on great earning .. waiting to see more ๐Ÿ˜€ ..

  57. One thing I do wonder John, is why you don’t sell information products in a section for network marketers. I’m a very small time blogger, starting with a squarespace blog about 3 months ago with Agloco. I get about 3000 unique visitors a month right now, with about 300 on RSS. Small time. And yet, I put up an information product catoring ot network marketers and made $4000 this month.

    I have been in network marketing my entire life and am excited about how to use the Internet to improve the business model. I see millions of network marketers looking for help to attract prospects to them using the net, while selling information products to break even on their ad budget. Magnetic Sponsoring by Mike Dillard and The Renegade now by Ann Sieg are extremely successful and just a sign of the beginning of this trend.

    Are you looking at this area? It’s suprising to me that so many Internet marketers aren’t tapping into this.

    I don’t know if that’s because you don’t know about it or have a specific reason not to go after it.

    1. John Chow says:

      I am fully aware of how much e-products can make. I’m also fully aware that most of those products are worthless. The e-products industry has a bad image problem and I’m not going to degrade my brand by being part of it. Making money really isn’t the issue.

  58. Sarat Chandran says:

    Congrats, John, for the great figures! It inspires the rest of us to try. ๐Ÿ˜›

    1. Geedos says:

      It certainly does – and I can’t wait to see what the figures will be for next month with all the new advertising on the earnings chart. Mind boggling!

      1. i say Amen to that! That figure is what some people earn in an entire year!

        1. Steven says:

          LOL that’s sad if you think about it.

  59. Wahlau.NET says:

    wow..that is a huge leap from last month..

    is the 8 advertisements banner for this new theme included? or it is prorated?

    1. John Chow says:

      As stated in my post, the 8 spot starts this month. It was free for the advertisers during the nine days of August.

      1. Geedos says:

        That’s very charitable of you! You must have been caught up in a none evil moment. ๐Ÿ˜†

        1. Steven says:

          I am sure there is a hidden evil agenda behind it LOL

  60. Joel Rivera says:

    Congratulation John good money earned this month, very inpressive.

  61. 250$ Contest says:

    Something’s fishy with kontera… how come it made you 1000$ exact in june/july/august?

    1. Geedos says:

      He’s got a private contract with them that guarantees his monthly income from Kontera.

      1. Steven says:

        Yes, its a deal that not everyone else can get into. BTW, why do you put the dollar sign after the dollar amount such as 250$ instead of $250 (correct way)?

  62. Joel Rivera says:

    Good story John

  63. Aaron says:

    Congratulations John, I struggle to make $100 a month! ๐Ÿ™‚

  64. Nice work!

    I know you certainly don’t need it, but I’m offering free ad space on m site while I get off the ground (to make it look like people are paying ;-)). There are 125×125 buttons and text links available if you’re interested. Full details here:

    1. KingJacob says:

      F.y.I. Your Favicon looks like a….

      1. LMAO! I didn’t notice – it’s from I’ll replace it with the next upload ๐Ÿ™‚

  65. Wow, nice income.. ๐Ÿ™‚

  66. Well done, Mr. John.
    How will you spend the money? Buying new car? ๐Ÿ‘ฟ
    Do you plan to write a topic like:
    “John Chow dot Com Spending Report – September 2007”
    We like to hear that too. ๐Ÿ™‚

  67. john choe says:

    I am not ven making peanuts ๐Ÿ˜• ๐Ÿ˜•

  68. Geedos says:

    I note your RSS subscriber chicklet is showing that numbers are slightly down to 7515 readers (from about 7800 earlier in the week) – do you often see such big fluctuations and do you think this will affect your income stream much?

    1. chinaboy says:

      I guess because China Great Internet Wall just blocked Feedburner several days ago.

    2. John Chow says:

      It’s a normal fluctuation. Traffic is lower in the weekend. RSS count normally peaks on Wed. and pulls back again. However, the trend is up.

      1. Steven says:

        Would you say the most active day on the internet is Wednesday usually?

        1. Geedos says:

          I’m also interested to know which is the most profitable day of the week? I don’t know if you have analysed your traffic and earnings to that level?

          I just wondered if you save what you consider to be your best posts for certain days of the week?

          1. Steven says:

            It’d be a good case study if anyone wants to measure it, it’d also be good to measure different weeks for comparison such as the first week of the month versus the last week, etc.

  69. CatherineL says:

    I think it’s great that you’ve posted these results. There’s a lot of hype on the Internet about Adsense, but it’s clear that there are far better earners available to bloggers than Adsense.

    But I notice that your paid reviews were your second biggest earner this month. Do you think the bad review you gave to that get rich site this month might affect those earnings in the future? Or have you already come up with a better way to replace them?

    1. KingJacob says:

      I doubt it, cause there are plenty of people with products that arent scams that are willing to pay for a review.

    2. John Chow says:

      I’ve given negative reviews in the pasts. They have no effect on RevewMe orders.

      1. Scam says:

        I think giving negative reviews actually adds to your integrity and credibility, thereby increasing the value of the positive reviews you subsequently give.

        1. Steven says:

          Honest reviews is key, and that’s exactly what John does, give his honest opinion.

  70. Marcus says:

    So now for the real BIG question…
    Is John Chow really Evil?

  71. What about income from Bidvertiser, Agloco, Auction Ads and Azoogle Ads?

    1. John Chow says:

      Those are grouped in Affiliate Sales.

    2. Steven says:

      I don’t think Agloco is actually producing any real income (yet, if at all).

  72. HalOtis says:

    Amazing numbers John. now if only I could replicate you success.

  73. Dave says:

    I would be interested in knowing how many hours a month I would have to put in to make $12,000 per month on the Internet.

    1. Steven says:

      It highly depends on how you plan on generating income, and even then, the numbers will vary greatly. It depends on if you’re just starting, whether or not you’ve already develop an audience aka traffic, and what you are doing. There is no set answer for this question.

    2. Geedos says:

      John is on record as saying that he treats this blog as a hobby and just something he does on the side. I’m sure I’ve read that he spends on average about half an hour a day on it.

      I’m not sure if that is still the case as he puts more and more focus on growing its income each month? For me, if you’re serious about earning money from your website then you need to be prepared to spend some serious time at it.

      1. Steven says:

        I agree with Geedos, effort and time is needed for anything you truly value in life, especially when you want to generate some serious cashflow with it. It may not end up that way in the long run when you’ve built a self sustaining business but in the short run, it is a must.

  74. CatherineL says:

    John – I notice you only spent about 3.5 % of sales on marketing in Google Adwords. If you increased that spend to 10 – 15% of this months sales how much do you reckon you could turn over next month. And would you just use Adwords, or add other methods of marketing?

  75. will says:

    These stats make mine look so small… ๐Ÿ˜ณ

    1. I can not be small… I will be always 207cm tall (6’10”) ๐Ÿ™‚

  76. sitefever says:

    John, you should dump RevewMe, charge $300 for a paid review directly and make $5,300/mo. for paid reviews. I don’t think that anyone who buys a paid review on your site never heard of you before seeing your site on ReviewMe. I’m sure most people who order reviews are already familiar with your blog.

    You will probably get more paid reviews coming in if they were $100 cheaper- and you would still be making 50% more than you were before.

      1. Steven says:

        This is true, most people on here thinks John is all about the money. While his goal is to push and see how much money he can make, it’s not always about that. There are times when it may seem that way, but in general, that’s not what John is all about.

  77. DeboHobo says:

    Grand Total: $17,828.61 is an amazing amount. How much of that do you get to bank after paying EBITDA?

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    1. Steven says:

      English please. I tried to roughly translate what you’re saying but it doesn’t make sense.

    2. Geedos says:

      I couldn’t agree more. Sound advice. I’m glad someone finally made that point.

    1. Geedos says:

      Does that count as a comment signature?!? ๐Ÿ˜‰

      1. Steven says:

        LOL busted! ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

  79. Well those figures just continue to amaze me, keep it up John.

  80. David Savage says:

    John, I find it amazing how you make soooo much with only 170,000 monthly visitors. My site got 20,000 uniques in August and I only make about $150 (from adsense). Can you suggest the best ad system (besides TLA)?

    1. Steven says:

      Go to his moneymakers recommended page.

  81. OK for some people it would be enough to make $1000 per month to quit their jobs and some people would set some limits lets say $10.000 per month… this money is a lot and I couldnt imagine how to spend it with current lifestyle.
    Do you have also some limit where you cannot imagine what to do with it? Because money is not everything ๐Ÿ™‚ I know that you do it for fun ๐Ÿ’ก

  82. Simon says:

    Very impressive!

  83. MyBlogCotest says:

    Amazing success. You really make big money online.

  84. wo ding ni says:

    some people it would be enough to make $1000 per month to quit their jobs and some people would set some limits lets say $10.000 per monthโ€ฆ this money is a lot and I couldnt imagine how to spend it with current lifestyle.

    1. MyBlogCotest says:

      If you live in US or Canada, you will know $1,000 is notthing.

      1. Steven says:

        I agree. $1000 is less than minimum wage full time. Personally minimum wage is considered to be poverty to me.

      2. In Canada it is nothing but in some coutries it is avarage mothly income…. And there is much more countires where you get much less.
        Did you think about the fact that there is much more people who even dont know what is Internet than those who have seen computer?

  85. Hi John, I read that you wrote that the eBooks product industry has a bad image. I figured it must have been a conscious decision for you.

    I think the making money blogging industry has a bad image too, but when someone is offering a real value or service, like you are, then the making money blogging model seems like a good deal.

    I think it’s the same for the eBook industry or anywhere else. If there is a real value exchanged than it’s a good thing.

    Partner in success,
    Mike Klingler

  86. Young Jedi you have learn’t well…your Adverts on the right side are not showing in IE7?

  87. CatherineL says:

    Hi again John – you didn’t answer my question about increasing your marketing budget. And would you use other forms of marketing aside from adwords? Do you think it is worth you doing paid ads on other sites, or would you not make enough money from them?

    1. John Chow says:

      There is no need to increase the budget at this time.

      1. Steven says:

        For John, there is no need. But what would you recommend for n00bs John.

  88. Is AuctionAds making you any money?

    1. Steven says:

      I think he mentioned in a previous post how much he was earning when he had it running. If my memory serves me correctly, it wasn’t much and he decided it wasn’t worth his time using it. Things may have changed since AuctionAds got bought over though.

  89. PayDayPatch says:

    I am a newbie and had no idea it could be this profitable.

    I was thinking that that the website would look better without a bunch of ads. But now that I think of it I never really payed attention to them on your site and obviously it is working. I think I have some work to do.
    Thanks for the insight.

  90. Wow…I can’t believe how many comments this post received. I guess I’m not the only one super curious about your monthly blogging income!
    ๐Ÿ˜ฏ ๐Ÿ˜ฏ ๐Ÿ˜ฏ
    – Raymond (MONEY BLUE BOOK)

  91. Kanute says:

    Just great. Now I know making monies from blogging is possible. ๐Ÿ˜€

  92. Kanute says:

    In tanti chiedono come si fa a fare cosi tanti soldi. La risposta: C’รจ chi puo…. ๐Ÿ‘ฟ

    1. Steven says:

      In English please… unless it’s the same as what you wrote above. I don’t think even John understands it.

  93. It will be fun to one day see the Agloco income included in your spread! I haven’t gotten a member update from Agloco for quite some time, but I’m assuming they just started sending out the member emails again because I’ve gotten about 2000 uniques to my site today and that’s the only way I can imagine that hapenned.

    John, are you still feeling good about Agloco?

    1. John Chow says:

      I won’t be making another AGLOCO update until I have more gound breaking news.

  94. NothingMan says:

    Holy Cow. Congrats. i I think I speak for everyone when I say your site motivates us all.

  95. wolaile says:

    why wed is a trough ?

  96. James says:

    John ur adsense earnings are low. why?

    1. Steven says:

      He’s explained it several times already in several posts. During the summer, advertisement slows down as a whole, and thus each click is worth much less than they do the rest of the year. As a result, you can have a much higher number of clicks, and generate less through adsense. It’s the reason he’s getting rid of it altogether, that and there is a much higher potential for him to earn more through direct ad sales.

  97. somedudewhoquitbloggingbecauseofgooglesinterference says:

    Congrats fellow Canadian, well done! I also commend you on dropping AdSense. AdBrite will outperform AdSense and AdWords these days so i’m not surprised to see AdSense couldn’t even manage half of what Kontera did.

  98. David says:

    That is 50% of my yearly pay…in one month…
    My current goal is around 10% of your August earnings as an addition to my problogging salary. Possible? I think so.

    Again, congrats. I’ll be super interested to see how you top it in September.

    1. Steven says:

      Of course it’s possible, just work hard towards your goal ๐Ÿ™‚

      1. David says:

        Thanks Steven. ๐Ÿ™‚ I am sure you are right, I just have to be patient and put lots of effort into it.

  99. CatherineL says:

    But John, surely if a marketing strategy was working well you’d want to multiply it. Or do you not have a way of measuring which of your Google Ads coverted to sales and which came from organic traffic?

    1. Steven says:

      That’s a good question, I would like to know that too John.

  100. sandossu says:

    Good job, john. You really have a nice income from this blog.

    1. Geedos says:

      Wow! John Chow goes multinational – don’t know what it means but it sounds good.

  101. Just signed up with Text Link Ads.
    If it will make for me fourfold more than AdSense, I will be really happy ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Geedos says:

      Here’s hoping – fingers crossed mate and good luck.

  102. I wonder how much money this post alone makes you! ๐Ÿ˜Ž

  103. man says:

    congrat ‘ s jhon…
    keep it up…:-)

  104. Looks like you beat my $3.16 ๐Ÿ™

  105. I was curious if you’ve tried the AdSense Referrals, versus the AdSense for Content? I don’t have any particular attachment, but I was wondering if the Referrals might produce more income?

  106. Mahesh Mohan says:

    Your AdSense income is low…. maybe coz of the content…

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    He also doesn’t have many AdSense ads…I can understand that though. I’m looking to branch out soon, myself.

  109. Bloggeries says:

    Truly inspirational income stats John. That is why this and a select few are the only making money blogs i visit. Seems like everyone these days wants to start one. Unless you are making $ and walking the walk it’s a waste of time. Giants like John have emerged. Only stat I thought would be higher was Kontera! The affiliate stat was an eye opener; time to start looking for a program suitable to my site. Thanks for being so upfront and sharing your stats John.

  110. Martial says:

    At what point will it level out?

  111. Collin says:

    Great job John, but I am sure you know that all ready. I know your a busy man and everything but was wandering with my site being 2 weeks old or so I have no got any income as of yet from any adds. I am going threw your ebook I downloaded kinda page by page and was wandering if you could take a few minuets of your time to fire threw my site or anyone else for that matter seeings how I am new to this and tell me what to work on next. and please email me your thoughts @ [email protected]


  112. Wow cogratz that’s a good amount of income 17k

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  116. FBI says:

    Do you pay taxes?

  117. Neven says:

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  119. Ethan Christ says:

    John, I must say, this is impressive. I am amazed. I knew there was potential on the internet, but you sir, you have pushed the limit. For a single man to make that much money from his blog. It’s insane. Keep up the good work. I appologize for not finding and commenting this post sooner. John, do you happen to be a fan of poetry? I have a blog I am just starting. Give it a look

  120. cyberst0rm says:

    Great going for August.

    The key thing to remember for monetized blogs is to not put all your eggs in one basket. If you truly want to generate meaningful income from your site, diversification is key!

    Well done John. Good luck to everyone with money making blogging endeavours!
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    John you are a smart and expert Guru!!

  123. R says:

    Wow. Incredible….
    I can’t even imagine making that much just from my blog.
    But… who knows… maybe in time and with hard work…

  124. Gonefishing says:

    How did you ever manage to churn up so much traffic?? Google alone? Anyway .. wonder if you fish and if anybody here likes angling and fishing?

  125. trench says:

    simply amazing. A one in a million site here John. I’m speechless. ๐Ÿ˜•

  126. maverick says:

    wow! congrats to u John.. just curious , wat is the Affiliate Sales that you selling? seems like that is the highest raking income method ๐Ÿ˜›

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