John Chow in the Richmond News


I’m in this week’s edition of the Richmond News newspaper. The Richmond News is a community paper that goes to every house and business in the city of Richmond. The paper got a hold of me because of The Province newspaper article about BC’s Dot Com Moguls.

This latest coverage underscores my post on how to get old world media coverage. In that post, I said you should started with the biggest paper in town and work down. If you can get into a really big paper like The Province, chances are good that the smaller community papers will want to talk to you and give you even more exposure. Every blogger should work on getting mainstream media coverage. It’s one of the things that will make you stand out from the 117+ million blogs (plus 175,000 more per day) out there.

The Richmond News article gave me a plug on the cover using the tag line “Million Dollar Blogger.” The writer got a few facts incorrect (I didn’t go from $3,400 to $30K in four months) but nothing major. You can read the full article by clicking on the image below.

Richmond News

74 thoughts on “John Chow in the Richmond News”

  1. Ronald Su says:

    Good job. Another newspaper appearance for you. I get the Richmond News too and I saw the article about you this morning. Congratulations and hope more papers will reach you soon. 🙂

    1. Yeah, and put that news cutting on your computer desk, it will inspire you for making big in blogsphere.

    2. Indeed John – this great for you, more exposure = more visitors = more money. Well done!

  2. Sportsrmylife says:

    I love reading about these successfull bloggers past jobs and how they got to where they are now. I’m sure that this latest article is going to through the income over the $38k mark. Congrats John!

  3. My day job is at a community newspaper in Florida and never underestimate the power of the press! I am happy to help people put together press releases. Drop me a line and we can work something out.

  4. 02millions says:

    I’d say your getting recognized! much deserved success

    1. Mayank Rocks says:

      Yeah. Good success. Everyone will know about John now. He had been focussed on another news paper recently. Great job!

  5. Simon Lau says:

    Nice, congrats John.
    When I first saw the thumbnail of the article, I saw the glanced over the author’s name and for a brief second when I saw “Mich”, I thought Mr. Kwan had written the article!

  6. Simon Lau says:

    Interesting article, I actually learned a few things about John’s background in this one. Have you been back to your hometown? My parents went back to Canton 2 (maybe 3) years ago.

    1. John Chow says:

      I haven’t been back there in over a decade but I need to. Have to decide what to do with the old house.

      1. Simon Lau says:

        Your family still own it?
        When my dad went back, he found the place completely rebuilt. The only thing left was the park/creek close to his home

  7. Tom Beaton says:

    A nice little article there. All quite positive except for being called lanky.

  8. Hannah says:

    Nice one!

    Very good point about starting big and then going small… it’s much more effective than the other way around.

  9. Congrats, John! You are an inspiration to all of us.

  10. Hello master John, just want to say hello from Indonesia.
    Have a nice day.

  11. mobilejgames says:

    Thats a nice reach for bloggers. Hats off for you man… 🙂

    1. Entrepreneur dot com too 😉

  12. Congratulations John! Well deserved success with all the quality stuff you post. Thanks for all the knowledge.

  13. Awesome.

    My goal is to be in the press soon. Seeing you in newspaper articles is a huge motivation. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Mayank Rocks says:

      It isnt that easy.

      By the way, I’ve been in newspapers before. I used to play chess. My photo was twice in the paper, once for being 8th in nationals. Another time for winning some competition, dont remember. I think more times, names have been a lot of times.

  14. Congrats again John! I’m actually listening over the internet to a Richmond station right now (but its one Richmond, Virginia).

    So you know how this process works right? Newspapers then magazine features, then radio, and then TV interviews. One medium might jump the gun, but that’s essentially the climb. By the end of this year I would NOT be surprised if you’re offered a show one of the cable channels. So expect to hear from G4 around Fall…

  15. Ramanujam says:

    Well written article.
    Had a good read!

    Congrats 🙂

  16. bonoriau says:

    Fantastic and congratulation

  17. Michael Kwan says:

    I say this a little sheepishly, but…

    RE: The TechZone
    “It’s a technology website that reviews high-tech products,” says Chow. “Manufacturers send me products and I review them.”

    When was the last time you actually wrote a review for TTZ? 😆 It’s mostly the Michael Kwan Show these days. lol

    1. Michael telling us how it is :mrgreen:

  18. Kevin says:

    Congratulations John. This is superb !!

  19. Hardy says:

    Hi John,

    Congratulation on your coverage by the Richmond News.

    I actually keep that copy as a reminder that internet marketing really works.

    I’ve learning a lot about internet marketing and reading about your success I think it is time to take action and jump into the water and start swimming.

    I’m wondering if you would be so kind to show me some guidance and pointed me into the right direction in my internet marketing endeavor.

    Thanks in advance,

  20. Congratulations, John! My wife read the article and showed it to her sister – who is still skeptical that you can make that much and that YOU are willing to talk about it and share how you did it. But you know what, now she’s after me to start making $30k per month!!! 😀



  21. unnikuttan says:

    what a success for you john.

  22. Mike Huang says:

    Congrats yet again John


  23. Bigman says:

    Damn you 42 already? 🙂

    1. Mayank Rocks says:

      haha. Even I was like that. 42? lol

    2. Same…i didn’t know he was 42 either.

      1. Simon Lau says:

        42 and a making a million bucks a year is damn good in my books!

  24. Bibokz says:

    You got a free press publish John, wow… I’m sure your stat hit the clouds. 🙂

  25. shanky says:

    cool work man

  26. king kong says:

    haha i was wondering why the photo the paper’s use is always john at his computer! hehe, its not like he blogs all day!

  27. Lonnie says:

    Congratulations John. You are definitely “Superstar Status” in the world of Blogging. 🙂

  28. Go John go -We love to read these articles about you. We look at you for inspiration. (whom you look up to?)

  29. What you wanna say here Mr. chow ( Forth Column)?
    “If one of my bloggers put something up on my site, I count that as one (of my entries)” say Chow

    1. It Technically is…he’s saying he posts 3 entries a day and counts a guest post as one of them 😉

  30. Jay says:

    That’s great and informative post.
    Rest of comment are already made – i loved the way you highlighted facts.
    Great one.

  31. Erik says:

    Very well done! Keep up the quality posts!

  32. MrsMoney says:

    Congrats! That is awesome. I found it really interesting. 😛

  33. The Richmond man is growing in fame as blogger 😉

  34. Joy Smith says:

    I can’t believe you’ll break the million dollar mark this year!! CONGRATS!!!! :mrgreen: You are most definitely an inspiration!

    1. That’s a pretty serious milestone, something that’s not even on most people’s radar.

  35. John, you r the best blogger on internet marketing! I adore u! :mrgreen:

  36. Paul says:

    Good for you John. Just wonder how long it will be for my blog to grab national attention.

  37. says:

    NIce One. Congrats John 🙂

  38. Mr. Javo says:

    Great John! congratulations, you are becoming a celebrity 😆

  39. Congrats John!! Indeed very happy to read about you. Good luck and keep sharing your tips n tricks!!

  40. David Chew says:

    Congratulation john, blogger like you sure get the news. 😀

  41. Kacper says:


    I’ve just shown this article to my mom 😀 and she likes it (and I think you, John, also).

  42. Syed Balkhi says:

    I just think that they wrote 4 months to get more attention in their news paper because you know media have to exaggerate to get attention.

    Good going John .. lots of promotion :p

  43. Congratulations by the way john 😉

  44. Laser Comb says:

    You don’t get press like this until you have made it already.

  45. Wisdom says:

    Congrats. Nice article.

  46. The John Chow brand is getting bigger and bigger every day! Congrats John! 🙂

  47. Going to break the million dollar mark? That’s a pretty admirable level. It would be nice if I could get to the 2,000 mark on rss subscribers, I’ll work on the million dollar mark after that.

  48. deejay says:

    congratulations!!!!! keep up the good work 🙂

  49. Robert says:

    Good stuff. The recognition has to feel very satisfying. But you know what, people will read that article and will automatically conclude they can’t do what you do. Amazing. Poor souls.

  50. jembo says:

    Congratulations John.. the good work

  51. Robertlam18 says:


    I visited TTZ Media website but since there is no help page or faq page I didn’t sign up. Just wanted to know the basic stuff first e.g. how much can I make, etc.

  52. Wow John, you are starting to master print media pretty good. With your multiple mentions on TV and in print media, you should be famous enough to get your own Wikipedia article! 😉 congrats.

  53. Joel Mueller says:

    It would be nice to see a general breakdown of your revenue. The blog it making $30k per month, but that’s far from $1mm in revenue for 12-months time. That type of info would help teach readers how different internet properties work together, and which ones are making the larger percentage of your income, as well as shows that it’s possible to manage multiple internet properties all at the same time.

  54. Terry Tay says:

    Congratulations – first on getting closer to the million dollar mark and also on being featured in the article. It’s a pretty good article too. It’s great that the free exposure keeps coming for you.

  55. Excellent work John as usual 😀 😀 😀

  56. Milo says:

    Cool! Way to go!


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