New Blog Milestone – 8,000 RSS Readers

8000 RSS Readers

Just a little over a month after this blog broke 7,000 RSS readers, it has now passed the 8,000 reader mark. I am really happy with the growth of the RSS readership. It’s been growing at about a thousand readers per month for the past few months. At this rate, I’ll have no problems meeting my goal of 10,000 RSS readers by the end of the year.

Welcome RSS Sponsors

I guess now is a good a time as any to welcome the advertisers who took advantage of my RSS Text Ad Sponsorship opportunity. Please help me welcome the following advertisers. They support this blog and deserve your support as well. – If you’re looking for information on credit cards, then this is the site for you. Not only do they show you which cards offer the most value, they also offer personal finance information in case you let the credit spending go to your head.

Jay Geiger – Even though I said no more ad flipping, Jay didn’t listen. At least this one doesn’t involve work on my part. Jay won’t change the ad in my RSS feed. He’ll just redirect the page to a new buyer. His landing page is pretty creative.

CDF Networks – CDF Networks had their start in web design but that has shifted over the years to web property development, SEO, PPC and affiliate marketing. Their portfolio of websites includes over 30 different properties in many different categories such as directories, social bookmarking, community, entertainment, informative, and advertising. Stuff that you guys like to read. – already has a 125×125 ad button running on this blog and wanted to leverage that with an RSS ad. will manually submit your site to 1,000 Web directories for only $69.99. You can see all their submission packages here. – Psst… Sharing is about to change!

Cashflow Lotto – Lotteries are a $200 billion a year industry. Cashflow Lotto combines lotto and e-business into a new opportunity.

1 Cool File – 1 Cool File is a place to upload and share your files. However, they also allow blog submissions into the directory. Making a submission could win you $500!

Enwikopedia – Enwikopedia is a paid Wiki. Unlike the Million Dollar Wiki, Enwikopedia has tier pricing. You can buy a page for as low as $10.

Search Engine Guide – SEG has been a long time advertiser on this blog. For their RSS ad, they did some outside the box thinking and pointed the ad to their RSS feed. It stands to reason that feed readers like reading blogs via RSS so sending them to the feed so they can subscribe is a great idea.

The Lazy Business Owner – This was another blog that chose to send readers to their RSS feed instead of their blog. The Lazy Business Owner is about setting up a business so it can run itself – business makes money so you don’t have to. Sounds like a great idea to me!

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66 thoughts on “New Blog Milestone – 8,000 RSS Readers”

  1. Shaun says:

    Congrats, John! πŸ˜€

    1. Yes, Congrats! Not too long now until you hit 10,000! *=)

      :mrgreen: πŸ‘Ώ

      1. Hmmm, I just realised something evil…

        They say only the top few comments on any post are ever read, so by replying to someone near the top, you’ll get your comment high, rather than at the bottom πŸ‘Ώ

        1. Rob says:

          i suppose you’re right 😈
          And congrats to John for the 8K/RSS

    2. rahul says:

      congrats to evil John who pushed it 8k RSS 😈

    3. Way to go John, probably not too long before you hit 10 000 πŸ™‚

    4. Wow man this is impressive, I’m amazed by how good you are when it comes to marketing this blog, keep it up evil guy 😈 😈

    5. ***V*** says:

      Congrats on the milestone John, you’ll get to 9000 in no time.


    6. Wahlau.NET says:

      congrats…this blog is growing fast

  2. DerekBeau says:

    Good job! It’s amazing to see how much your blog has grown and continues to grow.

    1. Dave says:

      Yes, with an RSS readership that size I imagine a few top advertisers will soon compete for spots on John’s feed.

      John’s site is like a probiotic. It keeps on colonizing.

      1. “soon compete for spots on John’s feed.”
        I taught of the same thing before, but for me, the RSS spot did not convert that well so far and I’m targeting the bloggers here. I expected much more visitors with a $500 contest to attract even more bloggers. I’m now offering 50% off on blog package($1.25) until Friday to help.

        I’m sure some still think it’ just a blog directory but it’s not. Phase 3 is coming but a need a large pool of bloggers that can do or already does reviews(direct, ppp, reviewme…). I already got a field for their price per review that they can use or not.
        You just need to look at my blog. I use it as an example.

        I just hope the rest of the month will be better. :mrgreen:

  3. sid says:

    I wonder how much you earn john… rss sites are growing too… Keep going john! you rock

    1. He made 12,000$ last month hehe

  4. Congrats John!! πŸ™‚

  5. Derek says:

    Proud to say I just joined yesterday :mrgreen:

  6. Click Input says:

    Bah, I knew I should have sponsored the RSS!

    1. I was too busy trying to think of something clever to do with it rather than just buying the thing. You sooze you lose I guess.

  7. Jason says:

    congrats for passing 8000 rss readership.

    I really don’t care about those banner ads flip or not, coz I’m using adblock plus 😈

    1. Can’t block the RSS ads πŸ™‚

      1. Bad for you, Good for me πŸ˜€
        Why, too many ads?

      2. Jason says:

        i visit JC website at least twice a day, no need to read rss 😈

    2. Word Hugger says:

      Yeah, I just bookmark my sites. I do not like RSS.

  8. We can finally say 8000+ RSS readers.
    It’s nice to mentioned the advertisers to your regular readers. I like that.
    Plus, I know now that you had my email about my $500 contest πŸ˜‰

    1. It was a really nice touch to give an introduction to your advertisers. It’s the little touches that will keep the advertisers flocking here to spend their money. Nice.

      1. ***V*** says:

        Exactly, the more advertising the better πŸ™‚


  9. Tere says:

    Congratulations John! Keep up the good work. πŸ™‚

  10. When i visited the site the first thing i saw was the RSS reader…and i was like hah he made it today…and was going to continue my read on the new posts (if there was any) what I see…he has already posted about it.

    Apparently John you are very happy about it, a big congratulations from me πŸ™‚


  11. Kevin says:

    Congrats John. Your feed count is going up at a crazy rate. I think you’ll make 10k before the end of October

    1. Kinda tough but not impossible. In any case I wish him all the best in that.

    2. It’s about 1000/month but somewhere in November will be the 10 000.
      6000-7000 took 26 days
      7100-8000 took 36 days

      John: You could do a contest for the 10 000. Like a “Guest the date”. If many took the same date you could divide the prize between them or just do a random draw.

      Again, Congrats on the 8000

      1. Guess the RSS date would be an awesome contest. Good idea πŸ™‚

        1. Indeed it would be a great contest, tho i have already seen somewhere a contest like “Guess the PageRank update date” lmao

          1. Word Hugger says:

            Guess the * has been ‘seen’ on thousands of niches. That doesn’t mean it still couldn’t be used!

    3. KingJacob says:

      I doubt hell make 10k rss anytime soon.

  12. Chad says:

    Congrats John on the big 8,000! That’s a huge accomplishment. I’m glad I got in on the RSS sponsorship too. We are starting to see a nice bump from the traffic.

  13. Aaron says:

    Congrats John! That’s a pretty amazing milestone to reach.

  14. Congratulations John. When I joined you were just under 2,000 and that doesn’t seem too long ago. Keep goin’!

    1. I have been reading JC before he hit 1000 πŸ™‚

  15. GettyCash says:

    Congratulations John!
    Way to 10,000 RSS 😈 Muahahaha

  16. JW says:

    You should post up a screenshot of your Feedburner subscriber graph so we can get a good idea of how rapidly your subscriptions are growing.

    BTW, your RSS ads are a great CPM value.

  17. Alex Shalman says:

    Congratulations once again John! πŸ‘Ώ

  18. Gary says:

    Congratulations John. You are an inspiration.

  19. Congrats on your 8,000 mark. I’m still pushing for 100! :mrgreen:

  20. I guess I will subscribe now as well… so it is +1 from now on.

  21. Word Hugger says:

    Congrats. Good luck on hitting 10k

  22. Max says:

    Wow, congrats John! Let’s see how long it takes you to get 10K! πŸ™‚

    Stay evil! πŸ‘Ώ πŸ‘Ώ πŸ‘Ώ

  23. 8,000 + thats very good .. I am currious to see how Evil πŸ‘Ώ John Will do with Auction Ads ,

  24. The RSS advertisement is doing better than the 125X125 πŸ™„

  25. This post has made the $200 investment all the more worthwhile. Thanks John!

  26. 😯 Congrats John! Hope you will reach 10000 by the end of the year..

    1. I think he will! Hopefully he documents how he does this. *=) It’s always useful to learn.. and he’ll look back on this someday when he has over 100k rss and remember when he made less than a million a year. haha

  27. tere says:

    Congrats John. Keep up the good work. πŸ™‚

  28. GnomeyNewt says:

    Congrats! That is quite the milestone you reached. 😯

  29. Thanks for the introduction John! That was a very nice touch! πŸ™‚

  30. Crenk says:

    Congrats! Onwards and upwards. Once you hit the breaking point the traffic and the people will arrive at a very fast rate.

  31. Ebay_Tips says:

    Congrats! Wasn’t 7K a week ago? Big leagues here you come. Or is this just an evil fake….

  32. Christine says:

    Congrats!!!! That is Awesome!

  33. Congrats on the latest milestone John. 1k per month is huge!

    Good spread of advertisers in there as well.

  34. Aditya says:

    Congrats John for the wonderful milestone. I dont even have 15 subscribers so far.

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