John Chow On The Oprah Show

Alright kids, you’ve asked for it. Your Uncle Bob has been paying close attention to the 69 comments that were donated by you in his previous post, and has picked his choice of topic – how to get your name or blog mentioned on the national airwaves, a suggestion by That Sneaker Wearing Entrepreneurial Cartoonist Internet Guy (hope thats not your real name by the way!) Here’s the comment:

One of the best examples of getting a boost through the media is probably John himself. I’m sure that those of you who have been reading John’s miscellaneous ramblings for a while now have noticed how nearly every month he seems to pop up in TV shows, magazines and papers. Just have a look at the following links if you’ve missed them:

I might have forgotten a few, but that’s quite an impressive list of national and international appearances if you ask me. No doubt Oprah will be calling soon to book John for an interview!

So anyway, if my memory serves me correctly, John’s blog has had a boost after each of these publications and broadcasts, constantly topping up the RSS subscriber amount, attracting more eyeballs, and gaining more newsletter subscribers – people who have also downloaded the famous JohnChow ebook, generating more passive income for everyones favorite money making mogul via affiliate sales. Because of this, the ever-growing monthly income reports are attracting more and more people, making John a worthwhile story for the media. and he’s a grateful subject without a doubt ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

Take a look in the archives –or click this link– ,where John himself has posted on this subject a while back. Considering he’s fortunate enough to be experiencing a snowball effect, it’s harder for us common bloggers to get that kind of media coverage. A tip that might help you get on the right track:

media monkeys

Keep on the lookout for things on the news, preferably local happenings that could quickly spread nationwide once the big media boys get word of it. A while back there was a family that was raising money online, as a surprise helping hand for their aunt and uncle who were in an expensive adoption process of a deaf Chinese kid. I thought this was just the kind of story that could make the news rapidly, and it did. Just have a look on their blog about all the press coverage they received.

So what did I do? I donated some money for their cause, wrote an article about them on my blog and besides feeling good about myself for helping these guys out, I was getting ready to get a flood of attention from their new visitors and the reporters that did a story on them. ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

Unfortunately, the anticipated exposure turned out to be a whole lot less than I was expecting, most likely because I was up against real celebrities with the donations, but it was worth a shot. :mrgreen:

What I’m trying to say is; you need to either get lucky by doing something remarkable that gets picked up by the media and keep pushing the snowball yourself, or you need to look around you for remarkable people and try to tag along for the ride once they get their 15 minutes of fame.

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61 thoughts on “John Chow On The Oprah Show”

  1. Mr. Rajawang says:

    I am sure JohnChow on Oprah will make a good tv show.. ๐Ÿ˜€

    1. I can just see Oprah asking John for an interview after reading the “How to Get Your Girlfriend” series.

  2. Tagging along for the ride – basically what we’re doing with these commentaries.
    One connection between Oprah and John – both love the Flip.

  3. One connection between Oprah and John – both got too much money!

    1. Except Oprah has more. Way more. Maybe John will work his way up to that point one of these days!

      1. Syed Balkhi says:

        Maybe Oprah wants to consider getting a review on John Chow eh.

    2. Well oprah just talks john actually does work to get his money. I guess what oprah does is work too though.

  4. Louis says:

    Thoughts of John hosting a Dr. Phil type show for money filled my head as I waited for the page to render. Even though it hasn’t happened yet, I can still see it becoming reality.

    1. I can’t stand Dr. Phil!

      1. Yeah he is just a wee bit ha ha rude. And some of the advice he gives is just dumb.

  5. Tyler Ingram says:

    Why would Oprah have John on her show? John goes around killing pandas! Besides does John really like the flip?

  6. SURE – John has lots of things to say on National Television.
    Lets imagine if John start giving Free Gift to his readers in a show then what would be the title of that show;

    1. But then we will need to start crying when commenting before John can get to the Oprah level ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Dulce says:

    Something crossed me… is “John Chow” the Oprah of blogging? ๐Ÿ˜€

    1. He has to become a billionaire first!

  8. Tom Royce says:

    I had a website that got lots of media attention and even was interviewed on CourTV, MSNBC, CNN, and FoxNews. It was a great experience but the long term benefit for traffic and SEO was nearly non existant. This was back in 2005 and the networks may not be as cheap with their links and recognition now, but back then they were terrible for giving credit to a blog.
    We had some great information on top stories that we would tell the networks and they would run with it as their own.

  9. Drunk says:

    John…if you want to get on Oprah, contact her show, tell them how much you love what she did in South Africa and with Obama…and tell her you want to giveaway something to every one of the studio audience members…during one taping. The giveaway could be a weekend in Vancouver Canada, which you will organize and setup. She can give you a few minutes of airtime in the last segment. This will cost you thousands of dollars, but the exposure to will be priceless.

    1. Game Tester says:

      pretty insightful for a drunk guy!

    2. Hmm. You may be going somewhere with this. I wonder if Oprah would go for that…

    3. Why didn’t you do this?

  10. Joy Smith says:

    John Chow and Oprah??? Hmmm It’s an interesting thought. Especially since I am a huge fan of both!!!!!!!!!!!!! :mrgreen:

  11. I thought you were for real when you said he would be on the show! Haha. Good post; there is no such thing as bad publicity. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  12. zk5182 says:

    I would like to see you on the Oprah show

  13. You almost had me going with the title there. I’m sure it will attract a few more readers.

    1. Same here. I was like “Wait, John is going to be ON the show?”

  14. What john has built here is nothing short of remarkable. He has worked hard and deserves to be on Opera. What can we do to help him get on the show?

    1. logosamurai says:

      All Johnยดs readers call or write to the show?!

    2. You’d have to write in like everyone else, but keep in mind that Oprah literally gets MILLIONS of letters each week.

      1. Yeah and she has to pay people to read them. Then they pick out what they like and give them to her.

  15. When you get on Oprah don’t forget to tell her about

  16. Jonk says:

    This is one area where John has let himself down.

    I can say this because I have done it myself, here in Australia. I built a website related to a topical issue and had my first interview on radio within 2 hours. The next morning I was in the mX, 2UE and a few other radio stations and I started snowballing it from there.

    Within a week.. I was on the Sunday 6pm news across all commercial networks, Sunrise (got interviewed by Kochy), Channel 10 morning news… 30, 40 interviews on radio one of which was syndicated to like .. 150 radio stations, every major daily paper in Aus, major dailies in England, New Zealand (front page of the #1 newspaper), India, Sri Lanka and Scotland. And also got interviewed for Swiss radio for some weird reason.

    So having done that I feel that I can say that John has room for improvement, given he’s such a genius for internet publicity.

    1. That’s great that you pulled this off. I’m lost at the part where you say John let himself down though.

  17. Mention me and you will get million $ from Bill ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. This isn’t a bad idea, but I thought the next post was going to be about John’s June income.

  19. Scott Fox says:

    There are lots of ways to get press coverage and to get booked on radio and TV. The key is to reach the correct reporter or producer at the right time with the right pitch.
    One easy (and free) tool is to use Google Alerts. Set up alerts for keywords relating to your expertise or desired interview topics. That will generate a stream of emails to you with relevant articles from press around the world. This will give you specific journalists to target with your pitches – journalists that you know are currently covering your topic area. This is much more effective than spending $$$ on outdated “Media Contact Guides”, for example.

    1. Syed Balkhi says:

      yes it is true. Starting with local, you can aim high.

  20. Sounds great , I bet it`s not that hard to get noticed by media with all those thousand of readers and such a great name among the blogosphere. Oprah is one of the most fantastic women around the globe , not with such a great childhood , raised 6 years by her grandmother , she managed to make nearly 1,4 billion $.

  21. team ray says:

    just post earnings report

    enough of these filler post

  22. amirulcyber says:

    Your writing are great ๐Ÿ˜†

  23. I Love The Oprah Show!

    I would love to see John On the Oprah show, maybe you could show her how to make money online within the hour of her show or within a 24 hour period and they could pre tape segments of it.

    Now that could be cool to watch!

  24. Wow John, you’ve went from being my Internet SEO / SEM / Make Money Online Idol to as close to being a God as possible. Oprah? Dude if you get this gig you’re a champ. Evil evil.

    Btw, if you have time, check out my blog @ Learn to Make Money Online with your Investments.

  25. Noobpreneur says:

    Having John on Oprah would boost the feed subscriber to the 100,000!

    John, no matter what or how – get into the Oprah show! ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

    1. You’re taking over the world ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

    2. wanna share some of that =D

    3. Syed Balkhi says:

      Probably more than 100,000 because Oprah is the most powerful celebrity in the world right now.

  26. John, youre going to take over the world. Seriously… If you get on Oprah, here comes $1,000,000 USD per year income.

  27. Syed Balkhi says:

    The title grabbed me. I was expecting like a Invitation letter Oprah’s producers sent to John.

  28. fas says:

    Wooooooow John your going places, on the Opera show is awesome ๐Ÿ˜›

  29. Have a feeling that Shoemoney will appear on Oprah before John will.

  30. David Cheong says:

    Hmm..can anyone lead me to a link to view the show, which Oprah and John Chow one, i think it would be interesting. By the way, which is which, Oprah -> John Chow or John Chow -> Oprah?

  31. VeRonda says:

    Thanks, “Uncle Bob” for the information… it’s really useful information on so many levels. [The music begins to play] Whenever I visit this site (most times at least), I leave feeling like I can do this… You know, like this, that, or the other is obtainable.

  32. Pandu says:

    I’m really excited to see JC on Oprah Show. This is the TV show I can see here. Let me know when this is realised.

  33. Forumistan says:

    Nice, your writing is very good.

  34. It would be nice to get a review of your blog on tv.I am sure it would bring a lot of traffic. Maybe a Superbowl spot if you could afford it. What type of Commercial would have?

    1. I think Oprah would give a lot of traffic but not many other ones because Oprah has a REALLY loyal following and most other shows don’t have that credibility.

  35. When I was in college, one of my assehole roommates siad “when harvard starts calling itself the shanford of the east, then I’ll give a shit.

    We’re two stages before that here. When John gets regognized as the Ophera of the intrenet, then he can continue to build his brand to the ponit where ophera starts calling herself the John Chow of everything.

  36. If you want to start small then you should be easily able to get into your local paper. Mine has a business section and when I launched my company they did a whole page – including big photo – about me and my business. I am sure that knowing the editor of the business section helped but I think any new business could have got an interview with them. It is not the same as being on Oprah but could certainly be a step in the right direction.

  37. nate says:

    Chow has definately made the bigtime.

  38. Wade says:

    I would rather pay to advertise on their site than actually be on the show. I feel that people watching TV would just be like oh, and never visit. Yeah you will get some traffic, but it will die off after a few weeks. You want consistent traffic, not make $1000 one month, then nothing, nothing, then $500. I would rather make 2 or 3 hundred a month consistantly.

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  39. Reginald says:

    Lyn Leckie-Matassa,

    Forget about telling Oprah…I would like John to tell me. ๐Ÿ˜›

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