Thanks For The Beer

I want to take this time to say thanks to the people who were kind enough to buy me a beer. Justin from Linux Notes, Cameron Wilmot from Tweak Town, Shawn Knight from and (Shawn got me a pitcher), Ryan Shamus and Bob Buskirk.

You five were the only ones evil enough to figure out that if you bought me a beer, I just made write about it and give you some link love. Good thinking guys. And thanks again for the beer!

After almost of full day, I’ve received $19.50 for the beer fund. I guess that’s not bad. Unlike Steve Pavlina, I doubt donations are going to become my second biggest moneymaker. Tomorrow I’m going to the store, pick up my beer, and maybe make a video of me drinking it. If you want to see your beer added to the video, then you still have time to buy me a beer. :mrgreen:

62 thoughts on “Thanks For The Beer”

  1. Marc says:

    That’s some pretty fabulous beer-baiting πŸ˜‰

    1. Mubin says:

      I’d buy ya a beer JOhn. But its against my religion. IF you ever change it to a cofee Im in for a double.

      I knew you were going to give some link love. πŸ˜‰

      What I want to know is. What about the few people that did the dofollow plugin them poor suckers should get some link love too.

      1. Alex says:

        Hey John, how come Michael Nivola hadn’t bought you a beer? :mrgreen:

        1. Kumiko says:

          HILARIOUS!!! Haha!! His business is probably so bust after the review that he can’t even buy himself one!

    2. Jack says:

      HAHAHA.. realy-really evil tricks! and so you five, evils πŸ˜€

      hey.. you have a nice block on your sidebar now? πŸ˜€

    3. nice moniker, marc

      1. Marc says:

        Thanks, I thought it to be rather clever πŸ˜‰

    4. Right, and the beer donation link reveals the John’s email, so he should expect some spam soon (not from me 😎 ).
      I just want to warn fellow bloggers that it will take not so much time for spammers to get your emails and spam the hell out of the most popular blogs. 😯 ➑ πŸ˜‰ ❗

    5. Nomar says:

      Smart,, too bad I didnt think of that

  2. Jez says:

    Why not auction off 10 backlinks per week on Ebay :mrgreen:

    1. jc just can’t be bothered, maybe

    2. Walter Vos says:

      Yeah John, why not? I think it’s a pretty good idea actually!

    3. Wahlau.NET says:

      yup, you may actually get more out of it

      anyway beer is always good

      cheers to all!

  3. Beer is not bad idea πŸ™‚ cheers

  4. Jauhari says:

    But the problem, I don’t like beer πŸ™‚

    1. Marc says:

      That is a problem… πŸ™‚

  5. How did i know that was coming?

  6. Oh John, You are so 😈 Now all your readers will buy you a beer to get a link back, except one πŸ˜€

  7. Ed Lau says:

    Sweet…you’re paying next time. LOL!

  8. Kiltak says:

    Here you go John, here’s another beer for you. (A beer in a half in my case!)

    When you film that video, try to utter a thanks to all the sexy geeks out there, and I’ll make sure to post on on [GAS] and give you some link love..

    1. Kiltak says:

      Oh, and pay one to my friend Ed at the same time, he earned it when he Guest Blogged for me πŸ™‚

      1. Ed Lau says:

        πŸ˜€ Thanks, bud.

  9. Jenny says:

    Your evil plans are brilliant. 😈 I really like your style. Can’t wait to see the video.

  10. Jenny says:

    Can anyone tell me what plugin you use to have the little box at the bottom of comments like John does that allows the commenter to click and be notified via e-mail of follow-up comments?


  11. Chicago 2016 says:

    Check it out on this page, Jenny.

    1. Jenny says:

      Perfect! Thank you so much. I didn’t realize you could also install a tracking plug in.


  12. Chicago 2016 says:

    Hope that helps.

  13. Dj Flush says:

    lol I wish I was allowed to drink Beer πŸ˜› at the place I live I can actually get arrested for even saying the word “beer” hehe 😈

  14. kevin says:

    what a low life.

  15. vurdlak says:

    well I have to say this is under my taste. I can understand donations to blogs, but then you have to give something in return, like lowring amount of ads etc, because when you make 15,000$ monthly it is little rude to ask for donations,

    but still, this is ok with your type of blog, since you explore ways of monetizing blogs. so good job about these articles, you gave us an idea, but I’d suggest you state this more transparent so other users remember your goal (money making) and then you won’t get 1 star ratings πŸ˜‰


    I make a little more than you with my blog with zero investment, but beleive my visitors would go nuts if they saw donation button along with all those ads .. lol πŸ™‚

    1. Sabrina says:

      I think that the blog itself serves as reason enough for people to see why he can ask for donations for beer.

      Not to mention, John is *evil* so why would he care if it’s rude or not? LOL πŸ™„

      1. Marc says:

        Not to mention his readers are far more tolerant towards these things in general. we want to see this kind of stuff so we can pick and choose the things we like.

    2. You have a great blog…very interesting!

  16. justinf says:

    thanks for the link-love John. i really wasnt expecting that. enjoy your beer!

  17. Chicago 2016 says:

    Good point, Vurdlak.

  18. embuck says:

    John you should offer to your readers also option to buy you coffee… coffee rule the world :mrgreen:

  19. Raikkon says:

    very good!


  20. Ryan Shamus says:

    Thanks for the link love, dude. Cheers! 😎

  21. Sabrina says:

    Cheers! πŸ˜› I figure I owe you at least a pint for the tips….

  22. blogdinero says:

    Salud amigo πŸ˜€

  23. Gaz says:

    Hi John, I thought you and your readers might enjoy my Beer Exchange Meme. I hope you’ll participate and reap the benefits πŸ™‚

  24. Stephen says:

    You know what’s even more evil! He’s going to turn those beers into Pina Colada’s! John Chow is NOT a Beer Drinker! 😈

  25. GA says:

    Hi JOhn,

    I have been away for a week. Just returned to see this beer donation.

    I have to be very honest, I don’t like it one bit. YOu run a a great blog about how to make money online not ask for donations.

    I don’t want to be mean but this is very uncool and not what I expect from the great Mr Chow.

  26. There … now you got a brew on me!


  27. I guess you got too many beers now 😈

  28. That beer video would definitely be fun to watch, I can’t wait! Enjoy the free beer, John. Chukbae — that means “cheers” in Korean, right? 😎

  29. Kiltak says:

    Breaking news: John Chow dies at the age of 28 ❓ from liver cirrhosis. Cause of death remains unknown as of yet.

    1. So we’re actually doing John a favor by NOT buying him any beer…hmmm. πŸ˜†

      1. Marc says:

        I’m doing him a huge favour then! πŸ˜‰

  30. Tania says:

    John – you got it! A beer on me! πŸ˜‰

  31. My beer cost more than $3.00 with conversation fees!

  32. Gethin Oakes says:

    Hmmm… how many beers can you handle john? We could get you drunk if you promised to drink all the beers we buy you, and make a video of it.

  33. Enjoy the beer John. I find most of my best work comes after a few cold ones.

  34. You have to drink all the beers in the video thou.. and no editing! We wanna see you get drunk!! 😈

  35. Olive says:

    I like you to enjoy the beer with together with ur beerfriends… ENjoy it but dont get drunk… 😐

  36. Olive says:

    hi sweetie,

    Like to me to buy u a beer? will it will be delivered with a free gift.. Enjoy it..


  37. Alex says:

    How much is beer in Canada?

    Lets hava a deal you buy Polish beer – make video of drinking it and I will buy you two!

  38. I’m interested in seeing an update to your stats with this at the end of the month. Should be interesting what kind of earnings this gets you.

  39. may be i can use that for starbucks coffee

  40. I can’t wait to see if this turns out to be a consistent source of income of if it’s just a one-time surge.

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