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John Chow dot Com Income Report – September 2007

written by John Chow on October 1, 2007

The Ultimate Online Profit Model

One Full Year of Monetized Blogging

In September 2006, I decided to try a little experiment to see if it was possible to make money by blogging. Before that date, John Chow dot Com made zero. The blog was just a place for me to post my miscellaneous ramblings. However, one of the topics I like to ramble about is how to make money online so it made sense to do a case study on that by monetizing the blog.

John Chow dot Com finished September 2006 with $352.94 in blog income, all of it coming from Google AdSense. It’s amazing what can happen in only one year.

Total Blog Income For September 2007: $20,512.17

If someone would have told me in September 2006 that a year from now, the blog would make over $20,000 a month, I wouldn’t have believed it. Yet, here we are. I can only imagine where this blog will be in another year. Here’s the income breakdown.

Blog traffic was up slightly at 338,859 page views from 176,354 visitors, according to Google Analytics. If you take the blog’s page view and divide it by the blog income you will get a site wide eCPM of $60.53. That means for every 1000 page views, this blog makes over $60, or 6 cents per view. It’s an astronomical number. Most blogs would kill for this eCPM rate. How much would your blog make if you could get $60 for every 1000 page view?

RSS subscriptions continued to trend upwards and should break the 9,000 reader mark within the next week. The competition with Shoemoney over who can get the most new RSS readers will help drive the RSS count. Please subscribe if you haven’t already done so.

Private ad sale overtook affiliate sales to become the blog’s number 1 money maker. The best performing affiliate program for September was Text Link Ads, accounting for $1,850 of the $7,244.94 affiliate income. TLA has been a consistent money maker for me and I highly recommend them.

If you look at my blog income reports from the past year, you’ll see the revenue mix has changed a lot. This is one of the keys to the success of the blog. Making money from blogging is a constantly moving target and you can never stand still. This blog started with Google AdSense. It no longer runs Google AdSense. You have to keep experimenting with your revenue mix to get the maximum income out of each page view. Check out my recommended moneymakers to find out more about all the ad networks I use.

Blog expense for the month include $602.43 for Google Adwords advertising, $25 for a private ad and $90 for a page on the Million Euro Wiki. You can get a wiki page for $90, instead of $100, by using coupon code JohnChow at checkout. Hosting for John Chow dot Com is sponsored by BlueFur Web Hosting. Use coupon code JohnChowRocks for 15% off any BlueFur hosting packages.

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We are about to enter the Internet’s biggest advertising months. I cannot stress enough that NOW is the time to set up that website or blog so you can take advantage of the Q4 advertising bonanza. $20,512.17 is a great record income but I have a feeling it’s about to be broken.

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John Cow October 1, 2007 at 11:49 am

Is that all?

Israel October 1, 2007 at 12:01 pm

haha. you wish, and so do i, that we made that much off our blogs.

btw john, you should have a waybackwhenmachine post of how the site used to look and how it looks now. would be interesting.

Israel October 1, 2007 at 12:07 pm

figured i would do it myself:*/

seems like john had some joke sites too. goes all the way back to august 2000.

Chino Yray October 1, 2007 at 1:29 pm

I think those are not from john already.

SELaplana October 3, 2007 at 3:13 am

this means that even if you don’t have adsense account, you can really earn money

Chris Jacobson October 1, 2007 at 12:37 pm

You make more Cow? lol

Deaf Musician October 1, 2007 at 1:25 pm

Why do you believe in everything John Chow tells you?

Chino Yray October 1, 2007 at 1:27 pm

I dont see any reason why someone who makes money in blogging would lie on his income.

DeboHobo October 1, 2007 at 4:41 pm


Kanute October 1, 2007 at 1:55 pm

Take it or leave it. So simple…

Tyson Williams October 1, 2007 at 1:33 pm

Congrats – now it is time to pick a good charity and make some donations as well!

Wayne Liew October 2, 2007 at 5:46 am

When is the last time John did one?

Jauhari October 10, 2007 at 5:46 pm

Make Donation and you income will be more ;)

Raymond October 1, 2007 at 5:00 pm

Is this the only blog website you run? Have you thought about running several sites? More sites = more money making opportunities. Great figures though! Rather stunning

loredan October 1, 2007 at 5:07 pm

Cow, go away from this blog, will you?
If I want to read something from a scanner (or maybe “m” :?: ) i’ll scan my own things – no need for another RankXerox :razz:

See if someone else came up with a new concept to copy :grin:


Wahlau.NET October 1, 2007 at 9:45 pm

haha….nice one…

are you doing better?

David Lithman October 1, 2007 at 11:50 am

Its amazing to see how far you’ve come. I remember when you first put Adsense on your blog. My how this site has evolved.

Chris Jacobson October 1, 2007 at 11:56 am

Nice work John!
You put me to shame. :razz:

Ron October 1, 2007 at 11:56 am

Quite impressive. I’ve been following the blog since early 2007 and you’ve come so far with monetizing it.

Hoto October 1, 2007 at 11:56 am

:mrgreen: 20,512.17 $ that`s realy nice !!! i hope to be there soon to make some bucks by blogging soon. keep on motaviting me like this.

squaretan October 1, 2007 at 11:57 am

If i can make 1% of what you are making now, I will surely be a happy man! ^^ Congrats for another month breaking the record. I am sure you will go much higher.

Making The Money October 1, 2007 at 1:02 pm

$200 is a realistic target for any blogger, it’s amazing how your income can snowball if you just stick at it and keep doing the right things.

simon October 1, 2007 at 10:14 pm

I only make $366USD in September. :evil:

SEO Optimization October 2, 2007 at 6:06 am

Indeed $200 is not a hard task. With a decent traffic and a nice mix of ppc and affiliates you should easily manage, the hard part is the traffic ;)

Tom October 1, 2007 at 11:58 am

John, in retrospect, if you knew today what you knew then, would you have given the blog a different name?

Baseball Board Games October 1, 2007 at 1:23 pm


Great question.

A domain name with money in it would help with SEO. However, that is a moot point now.

What is important to note is how John understands the internet. Most would have rolled over when Google de-listed their site. Not John, he took it in a different direction.

Evil or Smart? I vote smart.

John Chow October 1, 2007 at 2:28 pm

In retrospect, I would have used a different name and kept John Chow dot Com as my personal blog.

DeboHobo October 1, 2007 at 4:38 pm

We haven’t seen any updates regarding Agloco. What is the status on that?

soccer dvd October 3, 2007 at 12:46 am

agloco sounding more & more lika scam … no news on the payment

Wayne Liew October 2, 2007 at 5:48 am

I guessed many bloggers including me had followed your footsteps of using our own names as our main blogs.

soccer dvd October 3, 2007 at 12:44 am

i think its about branding

find a focal point and work on it

john is evil, so he did ‘evil’ stuff on his blogs

Jonathan Volk October 1, 2007 at 11:58 am

Wow! Great job on the income! Your 1 blog makes more than all my affiliate sales combined ($15,000/month)

Congrats on the success.

Wayne Liew October 2, 2007 at 5:49 am

What have you done to have such good affiliate performance?

Ronaldo Camacho October 1, 2007 at 12:01 pm

It’s interesting how the reviews dropped to 4th place over the last months. With the new theme taylored for advertising, it’s not surprising that Private Ads took over the first place.

Blogging Experiment October 1, 2007 at 12:06 pm

John, are you willing to share some more of your affiliate numbers? This month there’s a LARGE chunk that’s left in the dark.

soccer dvd October 1, 2007 at 12:14 pm

that’s amazing income!

you really inspire all of us john

you’re living the dream!

bob cobb October 1, 2007 at 12:18 pm

congrats. Thats amazing :shock: October 1, 2007 at 12:22 pm

Now that’s a lot of money coming from just 1 blog. Imagine if you would start out some more blogs, just like Daren from problogger. Good luck with this new month that is just starting. Try to beat the $25k mark this time. Also you will have a competition that you have to deal with.

nick October 1, 2007 at 12:28 pm

Congrats! 20k in a month is quite the accomplishment!

Josh Buckley October 1, 2007 at 12:34 pm

Wow, great job John! You are really inspiring.

Ronald Lewis October 1, 2007 at 12:40 pm

Let this be one example of “the dream enabler.” Dream about replicating John’s success for yourself, and see it through. Great stuff, John.

Johan October 1, 2007 at 12:45 pm

It is certainly impressive,
but i don’t see the ‘Make Money Online’ articles anymore… only advertisment for other companies (reviewme) or promoting for your own benefit(milliondollarwiki) and some off topic posts.

This may sound like a bashing comment..but it’s just a request for you to begin writing again TRUE ‘Make Money Online’ posts. So ‘we’ your readers have actually something to read….
Or you dried up??….

Making The Money October 1, 2007 at 1:00 pm

I thought you’d break the $20,000 mark this month, fantastic affiliate earnings as well. I wonder how much Deal Dot Com helped? :???:

eddyt7878 October 1, 2007 at 1:08 pm

how much time? can do it the same you

knupNET October 1, 2007 at 1:17 pm

Nice work as always John. Great numbers!

SEO Mash October 1, 2007 at 1:22 pm

Just wait until those Agloco earnings start kicking in. :roll: HA!

alexu October 1, 2007 at 1:25 pm

I just created a MindMap related to this great achievement

chtanxw October 1, 2007 at 3:02 pm

I like this mind mapping idea!

chris.pund October 1, 2007 at 1:34 pm

Only $600 in expenses? What about paying the others that blog for you? Or do you not pay them? If you do, what expense does that bring you to? Interested in seeing what your real profit becomes.

John Chow October 1, 2007 at 2:31 pm

Michael Kwan is Canadian. He works for food.

SEO Optimization October 2, 2007 at 6:09 am

In other words, he gets a hamburger if he posts 400 words, and hamburger + coke for 600 words post? :P

Shaun Carter October 1, 2007 at 1:39 pm

Congrats on the new record John, $20,000 a month is a very comfortable living even with the currency exchange problems you’ve been suffering. So, how long before this “hobby blog” beats the earnings from your day job at TTZ?

Crenk October 1, 2007 at 1:42 pm

Yeh i suppose $20,000 is not too bad in a month. But it isnt really enough to bring up the kids on..

Henrik V Blunck - Denmark October 1, 2007 at 1:50 pm

Very well done. Congratulations. :-)

Have you considered offering shares in your business? You’re the Microsoft in Blogging…. :-D

Keep up the godo work. We enjoy your efforts. :-)

Neena October 1, 2007 at 1:50 pm

I did not realize that you have only been monetizing your blog for one year. What an accomplishment! I definitely have blog envy.

Jonathan October 1, 2007 at 1:51 pm

John, I was wondering when you will come up with the results of your new blog (that one you were going to build from scratch). If you can reach USS 1000 with that blog, then I will raise you to the level of god.
Congrats John.

John Chow October 1, 2007 at 4:13 pm

The blog is in the content building stage. No ads on it yet. So zero income right now.

DeboHobo October 1, 2007 at 4:51 pm

So I guess you’ll have to remain a mere mortal like the rest of us :twisted:

doug m October 1, 2007 at 1:51 pm

this is the reason i keep coming back to this site, seeing the amount of $ made just shows that it can be done. patience is a virtue

Wikfreepedia October 1, 2007 at 1:52 pm

Impressive numbers Mr Chow. Keep up the good work. Oh, and don’t forget to check out . :razz: Shameless plug.

Kanute October 1, 2007 at 1:57 pm

Congrats John, it’s just amazing :razz:

Alex Rector October 1, 2007 at 1:58 pm

That is truly inspiring. If I could make enough money to support a domain, and hosting I would be happy! (thats a joke btw…)

James October 1, 2007 at 2:11 pm

Definitely something to shoot for. I think it’s cool to see it work.

Neil Duckett October 1, 2007 at 2:19 pm

Very impressive figures, where will it go from here i wonder?

simon October 1, 2007 at 2:26 pm

That’s great achievement!!

Joey B October 1, 2007 at 2:45 pm


Alex Kay October 1, 2007 at 2:57 pm

Amazing John! If you continue with that rate in one year, you would be making over 1.140.000 $ in september 2008! Two words for you my friend: Good luck :grin:

Gdog October 1, 2007 at 3:05 pm

Holy crap…now that’s what you call one helluva month…and it’s only going to keep growing!! :shock:

chtanxw October 1, 2007 at 3:07 pm

$20,000 is a yearly income for some of us yet you can make just by blogging in a month. This is really an incredible work. October 1, 2007 at 3:09 pm

Absolutely spectacular! Keep it up John, the sky’s the limit.

The Foo October 1, 2007 at 3:37 pm

Just wondering — why no mention of Google Adsense? and saying that have you stopped using it for some reason?

Jake Bouma October 1, 2007 at 3:38 pm

That is incredible.

Ryan October 1, 2007 at 3:43 pm


It would be helpful for a budding blogger to know what your hosting expenses would be if you were not sponsored. Its one of those fuzzy things thats hard to estimate going into a web centric business.


John Chow October 1, 2007 at 4:09 pm

The server package BlueFur has John Chow dot Com on cost $500 per month. However, a new budding blogger wouldn’t need such a monster hosting setup. Most will get along find with the $6.95 starter package.

Ryan October 1, 2007 at 4:11 pm

Sure. But with your advice, its only a matter of time. :)

charles October 1, 2007 at 3:49 pm

Congratulations John. Impressive income. :) That’s something that I want to achieve.

Simon October 1, 2007 at 3:59 pm

I think you can do better next month. Start leveraging that success with private sales some more. ;)

GettyCash October 1, 2007 at 4:09 pm

Congratulations John! :razz:

Bubs October 1, 2007 at 4:37 pm

For some reason I was expecting much more this month. I guess its better the $20 something dollars I made this month from my blog.


Carlo Selorio October 1, 2007 at 4:40 pm

Hey John,

Great job with the way you have monetized your blog.

You inspire all of us to be better bloggers and internet marketers.

I enjoy your monthly income updates!

Carlo Selorio

Missylicious October 1, 2007 at 4:46 pm

Hey John, congrats on breaking the $20, 000 mark. It is incredible that you have done this in just one year.

Yi October 1, 2007 at 4:54 pm

Great job john… Keep up the great work and legible content.

Loredan October 1, 2007 at 4:56 pm

Many congrats, John!
As many others said, this blog is an unique example on how to monetize your website.
Keep up the good work!


Alex October 1, 2007 at 5:04 pm

Very nice John. I really admire your site and I constantly check my Google Reader for your posts daily. I have a question though. On my blog is it possible to transfer that to Sorry if I seem like i’m just putting my link out as publicity but I really want my own .com domain. I would like if you made a post on how to do that for bloggers trying to do that. I hope you keep rolling the $$$ in.

Raymond October 1, 2007 at 5:06 pm

Did you stop using Adsense because of Google’s anti-John Chow stance or was it because you found more profitable advertising methods? Just curious.

Colin Klinkert October 1, 2007 at 5:21 pm

more profitable advertising methods (he was making around $600 a month from that spot before he sold it private for over $1,000)

John, the numbers seem too clean this month, were you rounding?

# ReviewMe: $2,000.00
# Kontera: $1,000.00
# AuctionAds: $500.00
# Subscriptions: $50.00

John Chow October 1, 2007 at 5:24 pm

No rounding. Those are the correct amounts.

mike October 1, 2007 at 5:14 pm

Do you use Adsense? I didn’t see any. I thought that was the best of all of them.

John Chow October 1, 2007 at 5:25 pm

AdSense was removed from the blog in September.

WizCoder October 1, 2007 at 5:33 pm

hey John, Put the money up on a contest. I am sure it draw lots traffic. I will be the first to sign up.

F1Wolf October 1, 2007 at 7:59 pm

Hey, I did put money up on a contest (still running till Sunday), it did drive decent traffic in, but the question seems to be tugher than I thought, not too many answers in :-) on the other hand, the pool to draw the winner from will not be too large, so chance to win not bad :-)

Mo Rich October 1, 2007 at 5:40 pm

it will be interesting to see how much more in earnings you can go.

As I can see you’ve already added ad spaces on your blog, how do you expand this blogging business? I think, you can’t do much right now, except to keep increasing your readership.

The question then is, why would your readership increase?

Or, what other products can you come up with to make people believe if they use them, they’ll attain the same amount of success? e.g. your (which I think is made to just make money for the maker, and not the owners unless they keep reselling it upwards)

And one more thing, blogging is not the only way to make money online. Your blog can be misleading at times. If there are another 10,000 blogs writing about making money online, there is so much money to go around in this niche.

Advice: focus on a niche with greater potential

I am speaking from experience of course. I like to read your blog, not really to learn from you, but to learn from the readers of your blog. They tell me really what’s needed in this niche. So I have to thank you for helping us do market research for free.

I wish that your readership goes up, the greater the larger base of potential clients we can learn from.

John Reese did exactly just that with his blogrush. He learnt from you that people are desperately in need of something to boost their traffic. But that doesn’t solve earnings endeavours.

All the mighty best!
Mo ::grin:
P.S. I’ll keep learning from your readers, and commentators of the blog.

Liberty and New Creation October 1, 2007 at 5:41 pm

Wow. I can only hope for 1/4 in a year or so.

Steven October 1, 2007 at 5:58 pm

Hey John,

I don’t understand the $2,047.27 TLA versus the $1850 TLA income you mentioned in the post. Is the $2047.27 what you sold for your site and the TLA the number of people you referred to sign up? Please verify, thanks.

John Chow October 2, 2007 at 1:26 am

The $2,047.27 is what I made selling TLA text links. The $1850 is what I made by referring new publishers to TLA.

chtanxw October 1, 2007 at 6:13 pm

There are a lot of great and “hard” works behind $20,000+!
Many of us only see the results but do we know the works or ideas before achieving this?

thewild1 October 1, 2007 at 6:23 pm

that is incredible

Lincoln October 1, 2007 at 6:50 pm

Why is Kontera always exactly $1000 every month? Do they have a maximum payout where they won’t pay you more than that amount per month?

Methinks they’re holding out on you. :mrgreen:

The Foo October 1, 2007 at 7:13 pm

i was thinking the same thing. i find it hard to believe that kontera’s earnings is $1000 every month without ever rounding up. And it’s the same every month?? kontera doesn’t pay out in round numbers as the clicks are always of a different amount (unless they have a different pay out scheme for you) — you may want to explain that one further john. i can see reviewme being a perfect figure because it’s $400 a review.

Softsled October 1, 2007 at 8:30 pm

Same question was asked last month. John has a deal with them at $1k per month.

Lincoln October 1, 2007 at 9:15 pm

I figured it had to be something like that. :cool:

YC October 1, 2007 at 7:04 pm

Great job, John – keep it up! It’d be interesting to see how far your branding could potentially lead you if you had multiple other blogs in other niches. I guess it’s a balance of time and resources.

Dan October 1, 2007 at 7:36 pm

Maybe because it was a year you could’ve said the total for the year :twisted:

Etienne Teo October 1, 2007 at 7:53 pm

That is surely a good report will an increase in income.. :wink:

Tom Wilson October 1, 2007 at 8:07 pm

With a cpm of $60, someone would have to game google and make a site about prescription drugs or attorneys to even come close to matching that, good work!

Tut.Skdd October 1, 2007 at 8:47 pm

great blog income, i much learn from you but my blog income :?: no income yet :???:

Stefanie October 1, 2007 at 8:48 pm

This really make me sick actually instead of impressed. I do predict that one day the blogosphere will pop and all that money will be gone. I hope your saving the money because it isn’t always going to be there.

vutha October 1, 2007 at 8:57 pm

I do not see the income from Google Adsense. At the beginning of starting your blog, you earned income from it. Now why did you remove it from your blog?

Lincoln October 1, 2007 at 9:17 pm

Adsense eventually became one of Chow’s worst performers, so he replaced it with AuctionAds instead.

boring bro October 1, 2007 at 9:02 pm

John Chow income 20 K..
If I can get some of it…


Blog Contests October 1, 2007 at 9:34 pm

$60 eCPM is crazy

Calvin October 1, 2007 at 10:46 pm

Congrats John!! keep up good work!
Yesterday I predicted it will go above 20k and I’m right :-)
I remember I started reading your blog sometime since Sep 2006 and I guess thats the reason you started making money online :-)

ONwebCHECK October 2, 2007 at 12:54 am

That looks good, but I think there is also a lot of work and a very good strategie behind that all! So working hard and keep on blogging!

Mr Daz October 2, 2007 at 1:36 am

$60 eCPM. Jinkies.
I did 1.3 Million page views for my network of sites in July this year, kinda wish I had that eCPM. Sadly I’m nowhere near that.

UniqMan October 2, 2007 at 2:33 am

Good job! You really has deserved this.
I try to make money from my blog in Russia, $20.000 income per month is just a dream for me!

Wayne Liew October 2, 2007 at 3:12 am

I got a benchmark now and I will go all out… (I’m just joking). :-)

zaki October 2, 2007 at 3:17 am

wow, your income increment is phenomenon. Everyone is talking about you, maybe except Mr Google

Artem October 2, 2007 at 4:53 am

Well, John, don’t lesten to anyone like Israel and your other online enemies. You have your purpose and I think you are all in it – make money online.
All we have to do is to learn at you and make conclusions for ourselfs.

Tapedeck October 2, 2007 at 5:18 am

In germany you only can dream about this blog-income o.O

Blogs for Money October 2, 2007 at 5:59 am

Nice one :-)

I’ve just published my first months earnings for blogsformoney. I made $400. Not bad for the first month, but it almost all came from AdWords and Amazon rather than the blog directly. The blog just shares the info :-D

Rebecca October 2, 2007 at 6:49 am

WOW! I’ve been researching the idea of setting my own blog up, and that’s how I stumbled across your blog. I had heard it was possible to make money by blogging, but I never knew it could be that much. You’re an inspiration!

Home Recording October 2, 2007 at 7:14 am

Congratulations. It is nice of you to share this with us. It inspires me.
Why is subscription only $50? Are you do something about it? Will you share your thoughts with us?

Ginene October 2, 2007 at 7:18 am

Wow that is great! Its interesting to see you took down adsense but in every forum that’s all people seem to talk about. I guess the true money makers realize the money is in the affiliates and ads.

derek October 2, 2007 at 8:11 am

While on a much smaller scale for earnings and visitors, my eCPM is just a little over $40. I need to maintain that as I increase traffic but it is encouraging.

Jason October 2, 2007 at 8:18 am

The number of comments goes to show how many eyeballs you control. WOW! Good job John. With the success of do you even have time for TTZ? Or do you have people to run that empire for you?

David Finch October 2, 2007 at 8:46 am

John, thanks for sharing your personal blogging success. It’s always inspiring to hear the process of stories like yours. Thanks!

UniqMan October 2, 2007 at 8:59 am

:twisted: i can only dream to have blog income like you October 2, 2007 at 9:41 am

The best of all…your strategy!!! Make money by telling others how you make money. The more you make, the more your visits grow…so more money for you. Again, and again, and again…Great.

Donald Mckenzie Jr October 2, 2007 at 11:02 am

OMG that is just amazing. I would give anything to make even just $5,000 from my blogs. Keep up the great work. It gives us other bloggers hope.

Teejay October 2, 2007 at 9:05 pm

Your monthly income is wicked!

Abhishek Daaga October 3, 2007 at 6:55 am

I now agree really makes a fortune of money by just telling people how to make money and how much it makes.. I m impressed by seeing this :)

pchere October 3, 2007 at 8:03 am

$20K per month is amazing! Thats a great inspiration to new bloggers that blogging CAN make money.

Cars October 3, 2007 at 2:10 pm

I have heard about making money using blogs alot and i have tried it, but i didn’t get 20,000/month. Maybe i need to work more on it :smile:

Benny October 4, 2007 at 10:01 am

When I can earn like you… john chow… u r making greattttt :razz: :razz:

Aditya Kumar Singh October 4, 2007 at 11:01 am

Your friend is no behind in making money …. i mean the mad COW

Ryan October 4, 2007 at 7:04 pm

176,354 visitors — how can your Alexa be in the 2000s??? Doesnt make sense.

Popular Bookmarks October 5, 2007 at 12:33 am

Happy MOney making anniversary Congrats :mrgreen:

Popular Bookmarks October 5, 2007 at 12:49 am

800000 INR

Travis Chan October 5, 2007 at 4:39 am

Looks like you beat my record by 20 grand.

Jank October 5, 2007 at 8:22 pm

Oh, nice job john. You’ve really climbed the blogosphere ladder. Next month you should hit atleast 25k.

constructicle boy October 6, 2007 at 7:18 am

20k is indeed quite the norm i feel considering how much john’s blog traffic.

xaer8 October 7, 2007 at 10:48 pm

You really inspiring me. Though i plan to surpass your income. :mrgreen:

Gary October 8, 2007 at 6:31 pm

It’s great to see someone actually taking action to achieve results.

Too many people hear about the amount of money to be made online, yet they fail to actually take the steps necessary to get there.

Your results should show us all what’s possible. Anyone can achieve results like this if they’re simply willing to put forth the effort required.

Great job!

Sid October 9, 2007 at 12:01 pm

From reading Johns ebook his income figures are very contradictory.He states in the ebook that he didnt make any money for 8 months but then he shows here on his blog that he made money from the very first month!!! lmao this guys just another blow hard trying to get traffic from making false claims about himself and his supposed income

John Chow October 9, 2007 at 12:04 pm

You need to read it again. The blog was started on Dec 2005 and monetized on Sept. 2006. Did I say the blog was started in Sept? No, I said it was monetized in Sept. Thanks for reading my book. I hope it helps you.

Mubin October 9, 2007 at 12:44 pm


Nick October 10, 2007 at 6:10 am

$500 – $20,000 sure is a well deserved milestone! congrats

Chi October 11, 2007 at 6:30 pm

Great post on your income. You did went from 0 to thousands. hope you get over a million soon.

Cliff October 13, 2007 at 8:18 am

Not sure if he mentioned it but a friend of mine has taken these ideas and created blog at specifically to see if your $20,000 a month is viable.
So far he’s made 38 cents. :neutral:

Sana October 16, 2007 at 3:12 pm

Wow, what a huge success Story, I will look up to you as my mentor, just subscribed to your blog.
Wish you success.

Gap Work Year October 17, 2007 at 12:32 am

Wow it’s been a while since I read your blog and you’re pulling in a serious chunk now!
Hope you have another very successful year!

dave October 18, 2007 at 12:10 am

how can i monetize this site?

James Armstrong October 19, 2007 at 12:54 am

Insane. A goal to aspire to. Thanks for sharing John Chow.

Mike October 20, 2007 at 2:57 am

John, That is amazing!! I only wish could bring in something like that.

Who knows maybe some day>


Earth-Byte October 20, 2007 at 9:13 pm

John, you should make some posts sometime that give people ideas on how to set up some of the add rotations and text links. Linking to plugins and good ad networks are fine and dandy, but figuring out how to combine the two is a whole separate ballgame.

josefan October 21, 2007 at 2:56 pm

Hi John,
Are you Chinese? Nice to meet you.

Serge Frolov October 2, 2007 at 1:25 am

I wonder if it’s possible to make at least $1K a month while blogging in Russian…