The Best Make Money Online Advice Ever

Many people come to this blog to find out how to make money online so I figure I would make that the Twitter Question of the Day. During lunch at Kam Do in Richmond, I sent out a tweet asking followers to reply back with the single best piece of make money online advice they’ve ever received.

The answers I got back were interesting to say the least. The cool thing about using Twitter for something like this is the 140 character limit. With that few letters available, you pretty much have to get to the point and leave out the fluff. Thanks to all who tweeted in their submissions. If you have a great piece of make money online advice that didn’t make the tweet list, feel free to add it in the comments.

@seavista (Seavista Software) says:
@JohnChowDotCom best business advice. Never quit, you are closest to success when you "feel" like your on the edge of failure. It’s a test.

@ekonurhuda (ekonurhuda) says:
@JohnChowDotCom: Stay focus & keep learning on how to improve the strategies to make more money.

@theanand (theanand) says:
@JohnChowDotCom Patience is key with Adsense, open eyes is key with affiliate marketing

@joetech (Joe Tech) says:
@JohnChowDotCom Leave Google Ads on for the first month or two and then replace them with direct sales spots at 2x the $ earned with google.

@WesleyTech (Wes Novack) says:
@JohnChowDotCom One of the best was from you! Diversify your revenue sources!

@macewan (Robert MacEwan) says:
@JohnChowDotCom Diversify your online properties portfolio – circa Feb. 2008. Glad I listened.

@kuntardo (Miha Kuntu) says:
@JohnChowDotCom Do never give up although you are still making cents after months.

@d3marketers (SAMMY) says:
@JohnChowDotCom Produce original and good content,optimize blog for the SE’s then make money even while sleeping and on vacation.

@mikewayne (Michael Wayne) says:
@JohnChowDotCom Do what you love… or BLOG about what you love…:)

@Talkofthatown (Josten) says:
@JohnChowDotCom you have to hustle your a** off

@BrianNorgard (Brian Norgard) says:
@JohnChowDotCom follow your passion like a rabid dog.

@AMAUIBLOG (Liza at A Maui Blog) says:
@JohnChowDotCom be passionate on what you do 😉

@photodailynews (Jim Fitzsimmons) says:
@JohnChowDotCom that’s easy. The best and most inspirational is your newsletter. Read it 3 times cover to cover

@timschroeder (Tim Schroeder) says:
@JohnChowDotCom And I’d also add that I’ve certainly "learned from my mistakes" but you asked for one piece of advice.

@timschroeder (Tim Schroeder) says:
@JohnChowDotCom "Just DO it" You have to take action or nothing else will matter.

@creativepride (Kat Sanders) says:
@JohnChowDotCom Best Advice: Make sure you have your own unique domain.

@jamieharrop (jamieharrop) says:
@JohnChowDotCom Don’t try to monetize your blog straight away or too soon. Build up a good base of subscribers first

@dicekusaba (Dice Kusaba) says:
@JohnChowDotCom don’t give up & hustle.

@stephenfung (stephen fung) says:
@JohnChowDotCom If you don’t ask for it, you won’t get it.

@PamHoffman (PamHoffman) says:
@JohnChowDotCom Loral Langemeier encourages people to build a Cash Machine, quick way to earn money using known skills. pam

@nickthrolson (nickthrolson) says:
@johnchowdotcom Best piece I have received from Motive Interactive CEO is that making money takes a lot of discipline & that I have tons!

@antnzdotcom (Anthony) says:
@JohnChowDotCom To keep persevering through tough times, you will eventually make money.

@webtrafficroi (ZK) says:
@JohnChowDotCom John Chow says going viral will help build traffic & revenue will follow.I now concentrate on viral initiatives for my blog.

@FeedingTheCrave (Eric Tan) says:
@JohnChowDotCom Reading JohnChowDotCom’s eBook!

@revenuerobot (i am revenue robot) says:
@JohnChowDotCom i was told.. never tell your TRUE money making secret… because it may just get stolen from you… like any good idea would

@drigotti (Dave Rigotti) says:
@JohnChowDotCom money follows, it doesn’t lead. focus on creating a great experience first, then worry about making money from it later.

@thinklikeansob (thinklikeansob) says:
@JohnChowDotCom "You can make money by monetizing the shit out every inch of your blog" – John Chow

@AlexFraiser (Alex Fraiser) says:
@JohnChowDotCom The best advice would definitely be from Gary Vaynerchuk in his blog post telling us if we want advertisers then go get them

@spanishonly (Ramses) says:
@JohnChowDotCom To me: using social network sites. Increased my traffic by 1000%, and got me massive direct links.

@chrisjacobson (Chris Jacobson) says:
@JohnChowDotCom "If it takes you a lifetime to create your business, so be it. You should never give up on your dreams."

@allisonnazarian (allisonnazarian) says:
@JohnChowDotCom : best advice was: Don’t do business like a woman, do business like someone in business to make money

@mayankgupta (Mayank Gupta) says:
@JohnChowDotCom I learnt the art of mmo by reading your blog & @problogger Someone suggested me to read these blogs and here I am.. making $

66 thoughts on “The Best Make Money Online Advice Ever”

  1. Study Babes says:

    i like what chrysb said 😀

    1. I see what you did there…

  2. Josten says:

    twitter is addicting

    1. Twitter is the new BlogSpot and slowly (or not-so-slowly) turning to crap.

      1. why do you think that it’s turning into crap. What do you think would make it better

      2. BusinessX says:

        As one who has yet to “get it”- was there a time it was not crap? I am one of those people that can never see 3D pictures either, the ones where you unfocus your eyes and look beyond the picture to see sail boats or dolphins. I feel like that with Twitter. Do I need to unfocus and see beyond Twitter?

        1. That is a good analogy but if you have an online biz Twitter works to build relationships and get traffic and readers to blogs, is really WORKS!!

      3. Ben Pei says:

        Its more like a passive blog I believe..

      4. these are some good answers for making money online

    2. Önder says:

      yes brother you are really right.

  3. a lot of my referrals come from twitter. I think all of the advice is good. You just have to stick with it.

  4. You have some very good answers here.I feel as long as one is passionate about something,and willing to devote the time it takes to make it happen success will follow.

  5. Gem says:

    Wow! These pieces of advice are really great. I could not pick out the best out of them.

    The best make money online advice I got today is from you: get the best make money online advice that others learned.


  6. Rowell says:

    John Chow, you have found a great method of using Twitter as a way to market your blog and gain more traffic. You’re brilliant!

  7. I like the advice on not giving away your biggest secret. 🙂

  8. Vik Dulat says:

    Stay the course..keep working hard..sooner or later, you will be rewared. NO PAIN NO GAIN!

    1. Tinh says:

      yes it is, thanks

  9. Richard M says:

    Some pretty interesting responses there. Stay focused and keep learning, is fundamentally sound. I think I like Tim’s response best “”Just DO it” You have to take action or nothing else will matter.” Isn’t that so true! No one will do it for you, have to do it for yourself.

  10. John Chow! what a great way to get more from bloging, Very nice and thanks for sharing such a valueable info with us
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  11. Taris J says:

    The best piece of advice I recieved was seeing you on G4 Tech TV and reading your free e-book – thanks John! I hope to be able to use your tips to establish a successful blog just as you have!!

  12. jhaylogs says:

    i would like also to take this opportunity for your free ebook as it helps a lot with regards on my online earnings. Thanks john


  13. David Chew says:

    Some useful guide, thanks a lot for the info.

  14. Great method of using Twitter as a way to market your blog and gain more traffic.

  15. David hobson says:

    Im beginning to like this new twitter feature and might have to consider adding something similar to my blog.

    Also is it just me or has anybody else seen a sharp rise in the amount of people following them on twitter im averaging 10-20 new followers a day at the moment.

  16. Diana Rupert says:

    I would like to add some few tips to earn online. You have to love what you do! Everything will follow.

    1. Ben Pei says:

      Lol can’t agree more with you Diana..

  17. Li Weng says:

    These are some great advice, but what you said in the beginning “never quit” is the essence of all this. Without this mentality, any technique would fail.

  18. Li Weng says:

    @revenuerobot (i am revenue robot) says:
    @JohnChowDotCom i was told.. never tell your TRUE money making secret… because it may just get stolen from you… like any good idea would

    Don’t really know about this one. I believe you should share it, but just charge a price.

  19. Don’t be afraid to quit your day job.

    “i was told.. never tell your TRUE money making secret”

    That is called priest-crafting. Priest-crafters can only dream of what heaven might be like.

    1. Li Weng says:

      Good advice. I know I did!

  20. donsanchez says:

    I am blogging for 3 months now and I didn`t earn a cent. BUT, I received something far more worth than money – knowledge, and I know that some day that will help me earn lots of money

  21. Li Weng says:

    John, you’re a UFC contestant? What do you train in?

  22. The best advices are already covered in some cooments above. In my opinion the best make money online advice is: TAKE ACTION do NOT give up just keep on doing it every day and you’ll become successful.


  23. @allisonnazarian has an interesting answer. How do women do business?

  24. Mas Ecko is Sponsored Reviews Master from Indonesia…
    He always give greats advice an tips how to make money online 😉
    ekonurhuda [dot] com is Rock!!!
    *mas ecko mejeng uy*

  25. The best make money online advice is that you need to work at it everyday even if it feels hopeless at times.

  26. chow….i don’t know if I asked about his before …. but how did you get the tweets with pics on your post?

  27. Caleb says:

    The best advice I have is the same as my all time motto: Only do what works

  28. udung says:

    stay cool, be passion, keep natural & unique, and last be your self

  29. Lawn says:

    best advice from Gary Vaynerchuk–call advertisers and sell them on why they should advertise on your blog.

  30. BusinessX says:

    Best advice off-line general: perseverance. Best advice on-line: comment on blogs 3 to 4 hours a day (Gary Vaynerchuk). Quality comments on topic, no links in comments.

  31. rowell says:

    I forgot where I picked this up but someone said “focus on profits not traffic”

    I find it true because if you focus on making money the traffic will follow

  32. andy says:

    Never give up and keep learning. The day you rest is the day someone moves ahead of you!

  33. Ecko says:

    Wew, this post really surprised me. OMG, my Twitter avatar is the number two!
    Undoubtedly, I’ll bookmark this page and even save a screenshot of it. 🙂

    1. Ben Pei says:

      Congrats Ecko! Can tell that you’re really pleased..

  34. Zahir says:

    Great post! Thanks a lot for helping us all out, Mr. Chow.

  35. Something that to good to be true will always stay to good to be true a.k.a SCAM!!!


  36. Twitter = The Future

  37. Önder says:

    Good advices. Thanks…

  38. Takumi86 says:

    Not all of those tips are really that helpful, only some of them are encouraging me, btw, thanks for letting us know your Twitter and Problogger also

  39. Kevin says:

    This is amazing way to get answers using twitter…

  40. Studenomics says:

    In a world where people breifly glance over something, the kye is to catch their attention with an elevator pitch. The elevator pitch is a pain statement + value proposition. First you state a major issue and then in the next sentence you state how you are here to solve the pain.

    The trick to an elevator pitch is that it must be easy to understand, irrefutable, quick, and greed inducing.

  41. arthur says:

    …interest and commitment that are driven by passion, patience, perseverance and persistence. ensures success at anything.

  42. Terry Henry says:

    Find someone you trust in the industry as a mentor and do exactly what they tell you.

  43. There are some good tips, most of which should be common knowledge if you’ve been doing this for a while.

  44. shun2u says:

    Nowadays, everyone is talking about twitter. Twitter becoming more & more popular..

  45. eric tan says:

    all these are great advice…. i should print this out

  46. Mega Champ says:

    I really don’t know how much patience is required with adsense, mine is running out pretty quickly.

  47. Dfunda says:

    reading super blogs like john chow and problogger helps me make money online

  48. I like John Chow advice on business tips, don’t quit when you feel like failure and the success is something in fron of you closely….very motivating

  49. Ave says:

    I like this one:

    “Just DO it” You have to take action or nothing else will matter.”

    – I’m really going to DO it, just like John Chow said. I’m working on it now.

  50. NumerousOne says:

    Read the Ten Crack Commandments! :^)

    Oh, you mean on-line?

    Read Napoleon Hill’s, Think and Grow Rich

    Learn SEO, learn on-line marketing, learn PPC, listen to all the gurus, then throw all that shit out the window and be yourself.

    The particulars will fill themselves in as you go. At least that’s what I’m learning.

  51. uwak says:

    most of the commet very nice bos……. your idea is very great…..

  52. Meshack More says:

    This may sound like its not helpful

    But I am talking from experience.

    Do not hop from one next big thing to the other.

    You need to focus.

    Concentrate on one project at a time.

    Also, if you’re still figuring out an effective strategy for traffic generation – here is my 2 cents worth of advice:

    Ensure you’re good at one source of traffic before you move on to the next one. Moving up and down haphazardly will make you think – “This internet marketing thing is not working”

    Its working – just change your approach

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