My Interview with Six Figure Affiliate Blogging

Here’s a reprint of an interview I did for Zac Johnson’s Six Figure Affiliate Blogging, a new eBook that details how you can become the next $100,000 blogger. In addition to my interview, the book features interviews with eight other six figure bloggers. If you enjoy my interview, then you’ll want to read other interviews.

Six Figure Affiliate Blogging is 97 page long and available for the amazing low price of ZERO. That’s right, the book is completely free. You can download it here.

Please tell us a little about yourself.

I’ve been on the Internet since 1998 and making a full time living at it since 1999. I went up with the Dot Com boom and suffered through the Dot Com crash. Learned a great deal from the experience. I’m best known for my blog, JohnChow.com.

When did you start blogging and how did you get into it?

I started my blog in December 2005 as a personal blog to update my friends and family on what was happening in my life. While much of the early post were “Day in life” articles, I also wrote a lot about making money online since that’s what I did. In September of 2006, I turned my blog into a real life case study on blog monetization. The goal was to make full time income with part time blogging. I defined full time income as $3,000 per month and part time blogging as 2 hours per day. I hit that goal in 4 months and the blog has continued to grow ever since.

Besides financially, how has blogging helped your business and brand?

The blog has pretty much turn me into a brand. The funny thing was, it wasn’t what I wanted to happen. If I were to do it over again, I would have done the case study with a brand new blog with more business domain name. As it stands now, I am the blog and the blog is me. The blog is worth over $1 million but it’s impossible to sell. And I wouldn’t sell it anyway.

How have you incorporated affiliate marketing into your blog?

The blog’s main income source is affiliate marketing. The second biggest source is advertising sales. The blog makes affiliate income by reviewing and recommending affiliate products, referring people to affiliate networks and capturing email leads.

In your opinion, what is the single best way to monetize a blog?

The best way to make money from a blog is to run as many revenue channels as possible while still preserving the user experience. Most blog just run Google AdSense and nothing else. This could be because they don’t know all the options available. There are tons of ways to make money from blogging. You just have to find and tweak the best combination for you.

What would you recommend for a new blogger, that was only looking to blog for financial gain?

Treat your blog like a business. Because a blog can be started with zero dollars, many bloggers looking to make money online take an easy in and easy out approach. I started my blog for $8 (the cost of the domain name) but it makes more than many businesses that cost over $100,000 to start. My blog makes the income that it does because I treat it like a real business. Your attitude is the biggest factors between failure and success.

Any recommended blogs or resources for bloggers looking to bring their blog to the next level?

Besides yours and mine, I also recommend ProBlogger.net, Shoemoney.com, Copyblogger.com and BloggingTips.com.

Do you have any big announcements or upcoming projects you’d like to tell us about?

Yes, I have a book coming out. It’s a real book that you can buy in bookstores. Look for it soon. I also have a new eBook coming out as well and I’m working on a blogging course. You’ll be able to find out more about these project on my blog. I’ll write about them when they’re about to hit the market.

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27 thoughts on “My Interview with Six Figure Affiliate Blogging”

  1. bob says:

    This is nice information that could motivate new bloggers.

    Thanks john.

  2. Dino Vedo says:

    Can I use your interview on a ebook that Im making? 😉

    1. John Chow says:

      No. That interview was for Zac.

  3. Melvin says:

    im curious why zac hasn’t yet published his eBook his blog.. right now he is letting people do the work for him.

  4. Arijit says:

    I love to receive Free Ebook…. Anyway, John Chow Great interview experience it was!! 🙂

    The Ebook Cover is very eye catching!!

    1. Yes, it gets the point across in a very subtle way 😉 SY

  5. jason says:

    that was a good interview – I thought Zac’s book was pretty good!

  6. Thanks John, great info!

  7. d3so says:

    Nice interview! I can’t wait for your future products!

  8. SEO Results says:

    I like the interview, John. What got me the most was your stating that You are the Blog, and the Blog is You. You have cemented your name as a brand and it sure is working really well for you. Sometimes not having the keyword rich URL has benefits of its own.

    1. Apart of the moment when he wants to sell the blog for a nice lump sum, then a less “personal” domain would be better 😉 SY

  9. He should make a list through which a blogger can earn money.

    John why don’t you add a post on such list, I am sure that will be a hit.

    1. John lists many ways to make money with a blog in his ebook that keeps popping up and in his new physical book Make Money Online.

      As an avid commentator on this blog I think you know that. Not that a post like that would be bad. But right now you can read his books.

      Go and read his books. Everybody can benefit from reading those.

      Vance

  10. Love your detailed review. Have just downloaded this report.
    Thanks so much for your great share, double ‘J’ ^_^

  11. Awesome interview john 🙂

  12. fas says:

    Everyone getting into ebook store, woaaaa

  13. Nice interview. Just downloaded the ebook. I love your generosity by mentioning the other bloggers like Shoemoney. Can’t wait for your new ebook.

  14. Your story, in a nutshell. Zac is clever interviewing all the heavyweights for his ebook, as they all will undoubtedly review his ebook on their respective blogs, this review being a case in point. Clever marketing by the man, I hope he gets to grow his email list nicely from this effort,

  15. Melvin says:

    a good eBook from the side of affiliate monetization through blogging.

    on a sidenote, im sure zac’s partnership with john and others could easily grow his email list count..

  16. Nice interview! Really takes time and patience to make money from blog and affiliate marketing. I’m planning to set-up my own blog probably 2-3 months from now, I want to make sure that I have enough subscribers list for instant traffic, and continue to build subscribers list when my blog starts.

    Thanks for the great post.

    Gary David

  17. TechOfWeb says:

    i dnt know when i wud get success in affiliate marketing>

    ATUL

  18. Your creating yet another course on blogging… is this eBook a pre-sell for it? And what’s going to be so special about the course?

    That’s some of the information I’m missing in the interview Zac…

  19. Lakhyajyoti says:

    Great interview.I do not know much about affiliate marketing.

  20. Free Picks says:

    Its mean i should try this

  21. Lots of great info in the ebook, thanks for that.

  22. That was a great interview, John. I think these types of posts are very insightful to your readers… you should do more interviews! 🙂

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