On The Cover of The Province Newspaper

I made the cover of today’s The Province newspaper. I am featured along with Markus Frind of Plenty of Fish and super domainer, Kevin Ham. This has to be one of the fastest photo to print interviews I’ve ever done. Both the interview and photo session was done on Friday in time for the Sunday edition.

The Province interviewed myself and Markus as part of a profile of BC’s Dot Com moguls. Kevin Ham did not return calls by The Province but was featured because he controls 300,000 domain names worth an estimated $300 million. I think the main thing you can learn from the article is that there are more than one way to make money off the Internet.


The last time I made the cover of a major media outlet was when the Ming Pao featured me on the cover of their magazine. Making the cover of The Province is an even bigger coup because the paper, along with the Vancouver Sun, is the biggest in BC. You can read the article here.


74 thoughts on “On The Cover of The Province Newspaper”

  1. Michael "Shogun" Hatamoto says:

    Hi John, congrats on making it into the newspaper! 😈 😈 😈

      1. …best part of the article:
        “The married father of two girls works from his Richmond townhouse, joking that he got kicked out of his last office a few years ago because his landlord thought he was a drug dealer. “We’d show up there at 11 a.m. and the first thing we’d do was go for lunch,” he says.
        “And after lunch, we’d go for a bike ride.” LOL

        1. Lol. This just made my day.
          I can’t wait to read the article when I get the paper. 😉

        2. In some ways the drug dealer part is true. John’s post are that addictive to some LOL

      2. DeboHobo says:

        Congrats John!!!! Ah I’m going to need you to look a bit more excited in your photos 🙂

  2. Vince says:

    Congrats on your success i hope i can be like you or beat you in the future lol..

    1. Mayank Rocks says:

      Beat him? hahahahahhahahahhahhah :mrgreen:

  3. Shaun Carter says:

    Congrats on the free press John!

    1. Shaun Carter says:

      It’s too bad they screwed up the address for The Tech Zone in the article though.

      1. At least he got a live link to the blog though

      2. Michael Kwan says:

        Yeah, I noticed that too. It’s not like it was a typo, because they’re missing the “the” altogether.

  4. So, John Chow is not dead!

    You just keep piling it on! This recent embracing of the print media is just going to propel you higher!


  5. Joseph says:

    John I have to say that you well deserve it. I read your posts everyday and you deliver extremely valuable information.

  6. Dr. R says:

    Are we still in the ‘Gold Rush’ of blogging? The first ones who staked their claim in the blogosphere are making the most money. Also, John Chow sells the “pickaxes and shovels” of blogging and that is were the money is. As for myself, I’ll keep on blogging to pay for the occasional ‘mac nugget’. 😉

  7. I like your dual monitor setup John. The wooden? dauschand is cool too. Cheers!

    1. Mayank Rocks says:

      Its better to have a wideeeeeeeeeeee screeeeeeeeen like 29 inches? 😉

  8. Kudos on making into that part of the bhig time .. and Kudos to the paper for beingaware of the onl;ine industry … many print publications are just ambling along, ignoring the onlineworld, hoping it will go away.
    Nice balance on their part to feature Kevin and Markus. One certainly doesn’t have to be a top of the list blogger to make a lot of money online, there are many alternative avenues … one of the things that makes the industry so fascinating.

  9. Simon Koldyk says:

    Good job, was reading the paper this morning and was like wow they actually have something local web related.

  10. David Grace says:

    Great article John. Keep it up as I continue to learn a lot from your success.


  11. Terry Tay says:

    Congratulations on the great article and front page coverage John! That is some awesome free advertising. I hope it brought you a bunch of new visitors and will take your blog earnings even higher.

    And smile 😀 You just made $30,000 last month 😉

  12. Nice man. Those are big names you’re being sized with!

  13. Jeff Mills says:

    Hey John,

    Being in the media is great for more credibility and fun for your collection of interviews with ‘important’ media people.

    Here’s to many more interviews and your success!


  14. Ecko says:

    You’re right, Mr. Chow. Blogging isn’t a work, it’s a fun. But, everyone wants to have fun while making money or they want to make money with fun. 😀

  15. Paul Baughman says:

    You should use that picture from the province paper for your “about me” page. The one you got now – not so good.

  16. That is awsome. Congratulations, man!

  17. car345.com says:

    Very cool. The news paper and magazine exposure will defanitely bring new people.. means more money.. Congratulations and keep the good work.

  18. Pyjammez says:

    Nice, very nice.

  19. Simon Lau says:

    nice, I love the last bit of the article…”The married father of two girls works from his Richmond townhouse, joking that he got kicked out of his last office a few years ago because his landlord thought he was a drug dealer. “We’d show up there at 11 a.m. and the first thing we’d do was go for lunch,” he says.”And after lunch, we’d go for a bike ride.””

    Congrats again John

  20. Osri says:

    Congratulations on the Province article! I’m a new reader and I just wanted to let you know that your blog provides better and more detailed information than most any other business type blog I’ve run across. Keep up the good work.

  21. Shawn Knight says:

    Congrats on the newspaper cover, 400,000 is a huge readership! Looks like this months blog readership will certainly increase 🙂

  22. Hey John, that’s a nice monitor setup you have there. Congrats on the coverage as well.

  23. Congratulations John… Hope that all translates in more readers, subscribers and more $$$$ for you… keep it up !

  24. 02millions says:

    John your on Entrepreneur magazine as well, with all these articles you gotta get a nice fade or the new mohawk come down to LA I’ll hook you up.

  25. Devin says:

    Hey john, just want to say I like what you are doing and that you have inspired me to blog. I have been following up with you ever since I have seen your article in the entrepreneur magazine! im only 21 and I enjoy reading about achievements and the info you have to offer.
    kudos 😎

  26. Congrats John! Wish you all the more success in the future and hope that everything works out great for you as it should… 😀

  27. Rob West says:

    I have a Rubik’s cube on my desk too John. No joke 😛

    Great Article

  28. Mayank Rocks says:

    Wow. Congrats there. I am still thinking, why dual monitors? Instead get a wideeeeeeeeee screeen 😀

    1. Matt Kho says:

      it looks like those are widescreens

      dual monitors rock, once you try it you can’t go back

  29. Ok. enough of Mayan Rocks spam comments. Annoying!
    Congrats John. If only Robert Scully still had his Venture show on CBC, you would be a shoe in. Anyone remember that show?

  30. Dave says:

    Nice. The ulitimate marketing coup.

  31. I didn’t realize you were on the cover of the paper, until I saw a copy inside London Drugs! Well done!

  32. Congratulations on yet another success John

  33. ForexTrader says:

    Well deserved! I have made the local newspaper of my hometown this week for a completely different topic and must say that it’s definitely uplifting. I wish to make it for my business venture one day as well! Congrats, keep up the great work.

  34. Not bad, not bad. I’m waiting to see you on TIME though. 😈

  35. dominic says:

    Congratulations John…..your an IDOL

  36. Evan Gould says:

    Congrats John… this should help boost those subscribers… By the way have you ever tracked how many subscribers you get after a big PR feature versus a normal day?

  37. Mike Huang says:

    You go JOHN!


  38. Tom Beaton says:

    Great exposure. Fun too!

  39. Emm a drug dealer? Now that would be an interesting ramblings story to read lol

  40. Yep, this is always great to get some more exposure to your blog. Congrats!

  41. Syed Balkhi says:

    congrats john …

  42. ketan says:

    hey! congrats! you were already an internet celebrety. now on printed media!

  43. natespost says:

    “estimates his annual income this year to be around $1 million”

  44. Robert says:

    Congrats on the article and the resulting exposure. This will only raise the ceiling on the success of this blog.

  45. How to Blog says:

    Congrats. Thats gotta feel great getting on the cover of printed media like that. :mrgreen:

  46. Jim says:

    Very nice John! You look so happy in that picture 😉

    Seriously though, thats awesome to get press coverage about your blog. Granted, you were famous before that… but never hurts to get some added face time.

  47. InfoDoorway says:

    Congrats, John! I only wish I could get a few mentions on other blogs let alone in a newspaper! LOL Your blog and your techniques are an inspiration to many. I know I’ve learned a great amount from you and have implemented much of what you write on my blog.

  48. Diana Tan says:

    Congratulations for the significant milestone.

  49. Con grads bro. Look a little happier in the pic next time!.

  50. Robert says:

    Nice nickname, too: The Blog Buster!! Better than the Cyber Cupid.

  51. Now I understand why, suddenly, Google started sending people searching for your blog to the review I wrote about johnchow.com last year!

  52. Nixon Watch says:

    Arise, Sir John Chow, honourable knight of Blogland 😆

  53. Mark Wilson says:

    Congrats, this just goes to show that you can do what you love and get paid ridiculus amounts of money. Attaboy and keep it up.

  54. Hey John, very good interview. Nice to know that people found you a drug dealer ehehehehehe.
    Take Care.


  55. Hannah says:

    Congratulations, John!
    I never really read the Province, as my dad preferred the Sun and I now live in Ontario, but I do know the exposure you would have gotten from that article is nothing short of amazing.

  56. John Chow…my man. You just proved another reason why I prefer the province over the Sun! I hate folding the newspaper, and today I got see your mug on the cover. Hitting up all sources of media these days.

    JC, from BC, on the cover with some others /
    We all dream of making pape, 30K every May, /
    But if I had a wish, it would be plenty of fish.

    Richie Champagne 😎

  57. Chip says:

    Congratulations John. I now wait for you to appear in “100 richest man in the world”. Good luck!

    P.S. Don’t take away all the money. There are some bloggers who need it 😛

  58. publisher says:

    Congratulation john chow, you are achieving the success ladder one after one. Quiet Impressive.

  59. David Chew says:

    Congratulation john.

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