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The Dot Com Lifestyle

written by John Chow on March 10, 2009

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Most people think the Dot Com lifestyle is about fast cars, exotic vacations, fine dining and partying all over the world. While that is all part of it, I want to show you what the Dot Com lifestyle is really about. The answer isn’t what you might think it is.

Anyone can join the Dot Com lifestyle. However, most will stay where they are because in nearly all cases, it will require a complete changing of one’s mindset. Changing a mindset is extremely hard to do. When you’ve been programmed since birth to do something a certain way (like get a good education so you can get a good job and work until you retire at 65), it almost goes against your nature when someone tells you there’s better way. For those who can do it, I welcome you to the Dot Com lifestyle club.

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{ 131 comments }

Justin April 29, 2008 at 8:29 pm

Nice video man. Everything you said, i agree with.

Chris Jacobson April 29, 2008 at 9:30 pm

Nice video John!

Expert on making money online April 30, 2008 at 3:44 am

yeah, really nice vid.

John, I was wondering, whether you make reviews on German speaking WS, too?

Cheers,

Experto

John Chow April 30, 2008 at 8:08 am

It’ll be pretty hard to review a German speaking website since neither myself nor Michael can understand German. And I think that would be true of most of the readership as well.

Flimjo April 30, 2008 at 12:53 pm

Why not just take the $500 and give it a shot. It would be hilarious and add a comical feel to this blog. :twisted:

MoneyBites May 1, 2008 at 4:39 am

It would be unethical to do so. He could do it as a joke though… :razz:

MR. NICE GUY May 1, 2008 at 5:08 am

That’s right John Everyone is dreaming for time and financial freedom but ony very few has achieved it including you. hehehe. The dotocm lifestyle indeed is very interesting. :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin:

iPhone in Canada April 29, 2008 at 8:39 pm

Hey, no abusing the animals at Garden City Park! They’re gonna be needed soon at BBQ Master! LOL! :cool:

Making Money on the Internet April 30, 2008 at 1:15 pm

LOL

Zedomax April 30, 2008 at 4:17 pm

Lol… I couldn’t agree with you more. Ever since I stopped working at a 8 to 5 job 6 months ago, I do enjoy going to the groceries during the week and not have to fight others over the check out line. :evil: :evil: :evil:

Michael Kwan April 29, 2008 at 8:46 pm

This video touches on some of the things I cover in my recent blog post: Why Life is a Song, Not a Race. Even if you don’t partake in the “dot com lifestyle” per se, you mustn’t forget to live in the moment and live life. Don’t just chase this elusive thing called success, because you might miss out on the “now.” And if the “now” involves something as great as taking Sally for a leisurely stroll through the park, it’s something that you don’t want to miss.

Like you said: time + money = happiness

The Little League Coach April 29, 2008 at 8:52 pm

I face the some of the same issues w/ my parents. They learned how to do something 20 years ago and they don’t want to hear about a better way to do it. Then when they see their kid succeed, they are all for it!

Rebate Processor Jobs April 30, 2008 at 7:11 pm

I totally agree with this. I used to have a rough time with my parents as well.

MR. NICE GUY May 1, 2008 at 5:13 am

Life is what you make as the favorite saying goes. What you decide today will be your life in the future. Choose the good life and you’ll enjoy every moment.

Dave April 29, 2008 at 8:53 pm

Nice video John. You mentioned you had the same lifestyle before the blog (I knew that already of course from TTZ). I’d be interested in reading some posts about your transition into TTZ…or if you did anything else BEFORE that to attain the same lifestyle.

Stephen April 29, 2008 at 8:54 pm

Nice to see a video about you, and what makes you happy.
Thanks for sharing,
Stephen

Flimjo April 30, 2008 at 6:06 am

I have to say, after watching that video again, I’m shifting my entrepreneurial efforts into overdrive.

mike May 1, 2008 at 9:09 am

Couldn’t agree with you more. This lifestyle is completely attainable to those who consistently work towards it.
If anyone is in the Toronto area, I’d be glad to build a network.

M

BuzzBop April 29, 2008 at 8:58 pm

You touched me, man. [Group hug]
But you’re making butt-loads of money and this gives you the freedom to stop and reflect on the passing geese. Truth is, money give you time and freedom.

Money can’t buy you love, but it can buy you the time to find love.

Good for you John. I still believe in your principles, even if you sometimes pretend to be someone else.

Terry Tay April 29, 2008 at 9:00 pm

It’s great that you get to spend more time with your daughter. You are right about everyone having to work and they send their kids to day care. Kids grow up so fast and they will be gone before you know it so spending as much time with them when they’re young is important.

Oh…I hope you checked Sally’s and your shoes before you went home. Those Canada Geese can leave behind some dog sized…well…you know :lol:

~Terry

browie April 29, 2008 at 9:09 pm

The dot com lifestyle is about your children I’ll totally agree with that. If I ever “make it” like you have John or even a percent of what you have done, it will help my little Belle more than me.

I do have to input that “Daycares do go to the park” :) My wife has a daycare in our house. BUT I get where you are coming from. I do live in a nice neighborhood where it’s easy access.

Brady Ware April 29, 2008 at 9:12 pm

I completely agree with you on the matter of day care. My wife has recently become pregnant. My goal is to allow her to stay home and raise our children. This goal that once seemed unobtainable is coming closer to becoming a reality. My new goal is to be able to be at home as well. I have been pretty successful buying and selling products online, but with your inspiring words I will be focusing greatly on blogging and review style websites.

Zero and Up April 29, 2008 at 9:12 pm

Great video, John. For me, this is my dream. I’d love to one day (once I start a family which is still a while away for me) be able to spend a lot of time with my family and not be tied to an office cubicle. I’d hate to be the typical dad/husband that you see on TV that is away from the house 95% of the time.

Maybe one day I’ll get to reap (and share with family) the benefits of a true dot com lifestyle – I’ll see how that goes. :)

make150aday April 29, 2008 at 9:16 pm

John– you are right to some extent.
It only applies to those who are successful in blogging, not really for those who are struggling blogging–

But yes its great to be with the family.
I myself work from home and i enjoy with being with kids. And I love the schedule.

saraville April 29, 2008 at 10:39 pm

Maybe everyone can trade stocks for a living?

Shawn Knight April 29, 2008 at 11:15 pm

I would disagree. I lead the Dot Com lifestyle, and although I do not make near as much as John, I don’t make money from my blog, but rather by running a tech site. You can make money online besides with a blog :)

Pcbooboo April 29, 2008 at 9:23 pm

I agree. Money does not fall from tress, and the truth is most people won’t earn money online no matter how hard they try. That’s a reality people should just deal with. The fact of the matter is it takes time, time, time and dedication to play this game we call the internet. Most people are just not game. For those who stick around they know how hard making the almighty dollar is on the net. I know I do. So there you guys have it. The truth.

Alex April 29, 2008 at 9:49 pm

This is the best blog post you have posted in the 7 months I’ve been reading you blog. Truly measures up to what life should is about. Congrats!

Oliver April 29, 2008 at 9:55 pm

hey john,

do you use regular windows movie maker or iMovie for your videos?

John Chow April 29, 2008 at 9:59 pm

I use iMovie. It’s way way better than Windows Movie Maker.

Thiago Prado April 30, 2008 at 8:40 pm

The best software to do videos is Adobe Premiere. There is so many features that you need a course to go through everything…

John Chow May 1, 2008 at 9:04 am

I do have Premiere. And you’re right. I would need to take a class to figure out how to use it.

david cheong May 2, 2008 at 10:24 am

I think the Mac, iMovie can produce better quality. :)

Al Young April 29, 2008 at 10:37 pm

Great post John and very inspirational. Something to shoot for. Thanks for sharing a special part of your day with us.

Darren April 29, 2008 at 11:04 pm

John that was a great video. I just became a reader a week ago and your blog provides a lot of wisdom and reminds us of what life is about. :shock:

joshuaun April 29, 2008 at 11:32 pm

dot com life style??? :shock: :shock: :shock:

nice video ya=)

thx sharing also=p

Mike Huang April 29, 2008 at 11:49 pm

John, I want to tell you that this video almost made me cry. I don’t know why but this video touched me to make me realize what life is all about. I also realized how such a great man you are, which I already did a post about on how you’re not evil ;).

This post/video post here is one of your best work yet. :)

Good luck to you and your family!

-Mike

Infogle April 30, 2008 at 1:49 am

I agree to this and i believe this video with be cherish for a long time

Harald Johnsen April 30, 2008 at 12:53 am

Best blog post about blogging and making money online. Ever.

And it’s pretty darn good post about a couple of other things too.

Thanks, John. I hope everybody sees this.

Paul Piotrowski April 30, 2008 at 1:27 am

Hey John, this video by far is the most inspiring thing you’ve ever posted in my opinion. I totally agree with you regarding the time freedom thing. I’ve made the decision and commitment to pursue this type of lifestyle as well this month. I just wrote an article that touches on a very similar topic to this just before visiting your site today ( How to make money as a lightworker ) and I’m so excited knowing that soon I’ll be able to enjoy the simple things you talk about like going to the park.

Awesome.

Paul Piotrowski April 30, 2008 at 1:29 am

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Flimjo April 30, 2008 at 6:01 am

I wrote about this on my blog. The accumulation of money and wealth isn’t about money as an object. People like to say that money can’t buy happiness. Well, YES it does. Money is simply a means to an end. It buys you time for you to spend with your family. That’s what it’s all about.

Flash online April 30, 2008 at 1:32 am

John, thanks for sharing this video…
Its very nice.
Just subscribe your newsletter,
and don’t want miss any nice article… :smile:

Infogle April 30, 2008 at 1:47 am

Take a Bow… for this video… Extremely good i am online because of these reasons only. Excellent Stuff

Paul Piotrowski April 30, 2008 at 1:54 am

Yup, for us that are in it for the same reasons as John outlined in the video it really hits home. For others it may not resonate with them at all.

Awesome job John. Do more like this to keep us inspired. :)

Artakus April 30, 2008 at 2:34 am

JC, if you live in Malaysia as blogger, malaysian people will vote you during general election, for a parliament seat! and of course u will win with majority. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Gabriel Lai April 30, 2008 at 3:30 am

Dude…. That’s true… Like Jeff (www.jeffooi.com) and Tony Pua (http://tonypua.blogspot.com) ?? Haha…. I’ve been following their blogs too :razz: :razz:

Barbara Ling (aka Owlbert) April 30, 2008 at 2:38 am

I’ve been living the dotcom lifestyle now for almost a decade. Benefits I’ve found is that when I choose, my time is my own and I can focus on my kids and husband. Negatives I’ve encountered if you don’t plan wisely, the whims of Google and other search engines can really wreak havoc with your online income.

It’s all a learning opportunity of massive proportions. Thanks for sharing.

Barbara

Harald Johnsen April 30, 2008 at 3:17 am

Simply the best, wisest and most inspiring blog post I’ve seen in a long time. Good stuff, John. I hope everyone sees this.

Hexacool April 30, 2008 at 3:26 am

I totally agree with what you said in this video! I really really hope one day I can quit my day job and have a Dot Com Lifestyle like you too! :mrgreen:

Paolo U April 30, 2008 at 3:32 am

NIce video!

Affiliate Confession April 30, 2008 at 5:03 am

Okay John, now I’m completely jealous, not of the lifestyle, but of that sweet slide in the park. Why wasn’t anyone building slides like that when I was a kid? Sally’s pretty brave, that thing would have scared the crap out of me at her age.

Ryan April 30, 2008 at 5:07 am

Your daughter is cure John, I do have daughter but she is still too young to talk :) What you have said is encouraging but its all about the time and one lucky moment :) you know..

Ryan April 30, 2008 at 5:08 am

oh there is a type – lol – CUTE instead of cure..

lovelifegodsexmoney.com April 30, 2008 at 5:11 am

Of course blogging (or the dotcom lifestyle) represents just one avenue to being your own boss and spending all year walking in deserted parks with the kids! The real impetus is the PERSON behind the decision to take charge of life….and knowing how to do it. John (and a few others) are special and have that SOMETHING – after all, there are millions of bloggers who will NEVER attain this freedom. I’ve done it, for over a decade – I play guitar, hang out or blog to my hearts content……whenever I choose…. and I’m not even a ‘real’ blogger! It is indeed a privilege! Like John I never forget how lucky I am – DAILY – to only do what I love doing and not to have to tango with rush hour traffic (a pet hate). Pop over and see if you can take away any ideas.

Norhafidz April 30, 2008 at 5:21 am

Nice video John!..You got nice and wonderful daughter! :)
It’s pretty encouraging looking at you spending time with your love ones. That’s the life of a dot com mogul :)

Flimjo April 30, 2008 at 5:58 am

Love the video. The Dot Com lifestyle is about time. In fact, all wealth creation and acquisition is about time. Money allows you to buy time, and you can use that time to be who you’ve always wanted to be.

Nicola April 30, 2008 at 7:14 am

You’ve hot the nail well and truly on the head – there’s nothing as important as time with your children (and if you can have a nice house and car into the bargain, all the better)

James April 30, 2008 at 7:16 am

Great video John. I think that is the goal of many here.

DeboHobo April 30, 2008 at 7:25 am

Looks like a fun day at the park.

Pyjammez April 30, 2008 at 7:55 am

You mean that’s what I’ve been working towards for the last 5 months!!! A baby and an empty park!!

Actually, I hope the dot com lifestyle brings me enough money and time to work on other businesses, not babies and parks.

John Chow April 30, 2008 at 8:18 am

You can use the time do whatever you want. :)

DeboHobo April 30, 2008 at 8:27 am

Like shop, shop and more shop :razz:

david cheong May 2, 2008 at 10:31 am

Hope to have the same experience like you are having now. :oops:

Terry Tay April 30, 2008 at 5:21 pm

It’s not all about the money or making more money. You need to stop and enjoy the little things in life. It doesn’t matter how many “toys” or businesses you own when you die.
~Terry

Conservatives and Normals April 30, 2008 at 5:27 pm

I plan on leaving as much money as Hugh Heffner left when he died…. All of it.

Conservatives and Normals April 30, 2008 at 5:30 pm

Sorry… Howard Hughes…

pileofblogs April 30, 2008 at 8:16 am

the video was great! i did kind of laugh though a little over half way through when you said that you don’t blog for the money.. “money is not important, it’s just a byproduct, the most important thing the internet has provided for you is time….”

it has only provided you with time, because it has provided you with money… so actually time is the byproduct.

but great video none the less, i do understand your point, and it must be great to be able to spend time raising your daughter!

Tyler Cruz April 30, 2008 at 8:54 am

As somebody else already mentioned above, I think it’s important to note that you don’t need to make as much as John Chow to live his lifestyle – at least not when working as an internet entrepreneur.

It will depend where you live, of course, but you can live like a king for a lot less than you might imagine. Now, I’m not talking expensive cars and mansions here, I’m talking about lifestyle – examplified well in John’s video: basically doing what you want, when you want.

logosamurai April 30, 2008 at 10:02 am

cute sally! :)

John Esberg April 30, 2008 at 10:16 am

Hey, I’m a father too. That was pretty sweet!

Oliver April 30, 2008 at 10:18 am

Hey john can you use iMovie on Windows XP?

John Chow April 30, 2008 at 10:22 am

No, iMovie is a Mac only program.

RegretfulMorning April 30, 2008 at 11:02 am

I hate rush hour to! Cute kid btw!

LifeDefined April 30, 2008 at 11:48 am

A great reminder that there are more important things than money. Sally is too young to know whether you have money or not, but she will always remember going to the park with her Dad. Blogging, speaking, ebay, anything I can do to pay the bills and still keep my time with my daughters sacred. In order to raise independent, strongwilled and creative daughters, I must be the example – just as you are.
Congrats on an inspirational and motivating post!

event gewinnspiel April 30, 2008 at 11:57 am

Hey nice video man. Thanks for sharing :)

Go2Wellington April 30, 2008 at 12:30 pm

yeah..that is the way of living…I totally agree with you John! Family comes first, career come second. :grin:

Flimjo April 30, 2008 at 12:41 pm

By the way, this video is an excellent way to build a relationship with your readers. I’m referring to your last post about connecting with your readers. Showing them what motivates you to have a dot com lifestyle inspires readers and really establishes a strong connection with them.

Thiago Prado April 30, 2008 at 8:43 pm

the best thing of this dot com lifestyle is that he can do everything someone that works in company can’t. You’re free as a bird to enjoy your family while you do your work.

Dyan April 30, 2008 at 12:42 pm

God bless you John.
What a wonderful father you are to Sally. She’s very lucky.

make150aday.com April 30, 2008 at 12:45 pm

This is a nice way to attract viewers also using family.
Nice way…

Dean April 30, 2008 at 3:57 pm

Awesome, keep them coming John.

Conservatives and Normals April 30, 2008 at 4:23 pm

Great post John. A wise professor of mine said that you should always listen to nature.

Affiliate Confession April 30, 2008 at 6:06 pm

Very nice video that should inspire many to work towards cubicle freedom!

Norris April 30, 2008 at 6:12 pm

I think you’ve summed up what the American dream is all about.

Nicely, stated.

Rebate Processor Jobs April 30, 2008 at 7:09 pm

Great video, and very inspirational.
Money isn’t everything, and I think you show that in your video.

Jovan April 30, 2008 at 7:59 pm

Good video. Time and money…true

anthony dinh April 30, 2008 at 8:52 pm

haha u threw me for a loop there john, i WAS expecting fast cars, traveling and fine dining, hehe. but u kno wat, this really tops them all doesn’t it? sharing a nice quiet afternoon with ur little girl at the part…life is sweet when u have time and $$

Sha May 1, 2008 at 5:04 am

I agree with you. It’s amazing how times have changed & the woman is no longer the only one who stays at home with her child/ren. Good for you.

Wade May 1, 2008 at 8:15 am

The hard part is balancing both situations. You can’t just start off making good money off the internet overnight in most cases. So working a full time job and balancing a family and a web site/affiliate programs can be a hard task. Most people give up without even putting forth a good effort.

Shudogg Dot Com – Make Money Online Blogging

Net Money FAQ May 1, 2008 at 3:24 pm

Great video, I think it’s something everyone wants more of time with their family, and is something for everyone to aspire to. Great work John, keep enjoying your DOTCom Lifestyle

Jake May 1, 2008 at 6:04 pm

John,
Not one to comment often but this video really hit home. I have a son same age as your daughter and I could not agree with you more. I turned down an extra mid six figures a year last week because they wanted me to manage employees and I am sure it would require some very long hours. Your video reinforces my decision.

Cheers

Tristan G May 1, 2008 at 6:49 pm

I hope to achieve this myself. I would love making 40k a month blogging and just spending time with family. Hopefully I can achieve this in the future. I am 15 years old and really think if I stick to the internet it could bring a good future to me. Great video JC!

Googlelady May 1, 2008 at 8:08 pm

This is the first time that I can say that I saw a complete video from you and is amazing. God bless your family specially Sally.

That is a Dot Com Lifestyle!

Marc May 1, 2008 at 8:28 pm

Whoa! Amazing. I agree with everything John Chow said in that video. More than agree. Everything from strangers raising our kids, life in the 50′s, etc. I think this is why we need some major improvements in our society. For the record, I had some strong disagreements with you last year regarding taxes and how it affects society.

david cheong May 2, 2008 at 10:23 am

Nice video, and thanks for sharing it.

Google seo May 2, 2008 at 1:53 pm

“Money is a buy product”, no shit!

Codrut Turcanu - AdSenseProfitTips.com May 3, 2008 at 3:25 pm

It’s really nice to see a video about John.

Thanks for sharing the video.

Cheers,
Codrut Turcanu – “Succeeding Against All Odds!”

Joanne May 3, 2008 at 6:19 pm

Hi John! I’m a feed reader and don’t usually comment but I just had to stop in and say that your daughter is beautiful! :)

Andy May 5, 2008 at 2:52 pm

Normally john i just skim past your posts on google reader, but this one caught my eye and i watched it all the way through.

I am 16, and i am going to college soon to study a 2 year it course (4 days a week). In this time i want to establish an online website that runs itself and brings in money to have a relaxed lifestyle.

:)

Sadie from allnaturalme.com May 5, 2008 at 6:55 pm

Hey John!

Our babies truly are the best reason! I will think of you this week when we are hanging at the park :razz:

Much love!
Sadie from allnaturalme.com

Ben May 6, 2008 at 12:08 pm

Oh John, so true ;).

I cant say any additional, you’re so right. Thats why we do it, to have money but what is more important to have the time to enjoy our life and to spend the money in a good way.

Keep on posting such stuff! Just great!

Regards
Ben

Financial Jesus May 14, 2008 at 11:59 am

“I blog because I hate rushhour” LOL :lol: :lol:

John Gregory March 18, 2009 at 9:00 pm

Hey John,

What a Great Name you Have !!!

Oh and by the way, your BLOG is Sweet !!!
Hope to get my blog to your level one day :)

Chetz @ ChetzTV.com March 18, 2009 at 9:43 pm

I’m going to start my Dot Com lifestyle tomorrow! aawwoooooo!!! Today is my last day working at the office, beating the rush our… starting tomorrow I’m gonna spend more time with my dogs… sharing knowledge abt dogs on my new blog!!!

Chetz Yusof
http://dogs.chetztv.com

Diane March 19, 2009 at 1:45 am

Time and money: two things that we aspire to have a lot of. I work at home and hold a full-time job. I’d like to make the same amount of money that I make now in half the time. Indeed, there’s more to life than work. I’d like to spend more time with the people I love and care about. I’d like to put my relationships at the top of my list of priorities. Thanks for posting the video, John.

StocksHaven dot com March 23, 2009 at 7:41 am

HAHA… youre a funny guy John. I think you live one of the best lifestyles available, however some people get a kick out of working if they are doing what they personally love to do. For instance, I would study personal finance and investments all day long if I got payed to do it. It’s like sex to me.

Millionaire Acts March 23, 2009 at 10:01 pm

The rise of internet and ecommerce provided a lot of opportunities to many young entrepreneurs even as young as 13. All it takes ia that one great idea and a lot of determination. The Dot Com is really an avenue for passive income.

Nick March 24, 2009 at 8:29 pm

Keep it up John!

Nick’s last blog post: Synergi Books – Affordable Second-hand Books

Gerd March 25, 2009 at 7:05 pm

Nice saying John. I couln’t have done it better. I like the part with the moms in the park in the 50th and today’s kids in the day care. That says it all.
10 years ago I had a Dive Center in Thailand and people kept telling me that they liked the idea to work like others do their holidays. I told them they could do it as well but nobody did.
Now I am living from the dot com and people look at me and ask me how to do it? I tell them but nobody does it. What can i do?
Just let them stick to their life like they have been told: You must be good at school to have a nice job which you have to work until you are 60++ Just like you said…

Gerd’s last blog post: Probleme mit der Wasserversorgung

Ray Johnson March 26, 2009 at 5:10 am

John,

Hats off to you my friend – this is a fantastic video that shows in impeccable clarity the fundementals of veing successful online.

Free time, having money but NOT chasing it – and LIFESTYLE.

And PS your blog is the best I have seen online – superb (and a great daughter too :)) keep well and my regards to you and your family.

Ray Johnson

Ray Johnson’s last blog post: My NEW Outsource2Success Hands Free Traffic Generation DVD Is Live…

pearlin April 2, 2009 at 10:02 am

10 reasons why I love my Internet marketing business:
1. There is no glass ceiling to my income and I can reach a worldwide market even though I am conducting my business sitting at home in my underwear.
2. My business runs 24/7, 7 days a week.
3. It is a low cost business with high profit margins.
4. My business is self-generating and automated, making me money while I sleep and go on holidays!
5. I am in control of my own time and income.
6. The small and close-knit industry is filled with interesting and cool people who have generated millions online and are willing to help you (if you ask them correctly)!
7. I get to sleep late and wake up at noon.
8. There is no inventory as all my products are digital.
9. I am still doing what I love, which is writing!
10. It is an underground industry and I love the confused look on people’s faces when I tell them what I do!
Haha!

Rina April 3, 2009 at 11:31 am

Great vid John, have had this blog bookmarked for a while now and I plan to one day devote a good number of hours on it!:)

I too have a daughter and I totally get what you mean about spending time with them while they’re still young…

I do the same thing: despite having a career now, I did take time out to spend with her when she was little and still do, I squeeze in quality time whenever we can…
I totally get the whole going to the park, feeding the birds, aquariums, museums, galleries – we’ve done it all over the past 5 years! Nothing as rewarding!

I’d drop my job at the drop of the hat but gotta pay the bills, I hope to achieve financial freedom some day…

All the Best!

Rina’s last blog post: £50 Redeemed at Dooyoo

Simon April 5, 2009 at 3:59 pm

Fantastic video John – it’s what I aspire to. Many people I speak to are in it for the money – the money is very nice by-product – I blog because I want to help as many people as possible.

Simon’s last blog post: Non-taxpayers – ensure you receive interest on your savings without tax deducted

Philip Nowak April 8, 2009 at 5:43 pm

John,

You are completely right on working ungodly hours and not being able to spend time with your family, spend your money and enjoy your life. I would much rather make less money so that I can relax and take advantage of the time that I have doing the things that I like.

-Philip Nowak

Philip Nowak’s last blog post: Akira is Chicago’s Most Popular Fashion Hotspot

Ferdian Adi April 9, 2009 at 11:02 pm

Hi John…greetings from Indonesia, that is a really nice video..and I think I want to write about you and that video in my blog..it will be a good inspiration…
Many of newbie in Indonesia just like me running an internet business..but many of them also trapped on the “money orientation only”..your video tells me…how wise you are as a succesful blogger..thanks John

-Ferdy, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Justin Mondry May 19, 2009 at 7:40 am

Hello John Chow…..

One thing is for certain: You are a real person, no fakes here…. no professional camera….you used your own camera for this video…and I truly believe you have good intentions. Our society sure does think and act strange sometimes doesn’t it??

I am considering using my politically charged blog for adsense…but how would this work??? I am not entirely sure that I can due to already having adsense attached to my pokemon blog……Please help and keep up the realistic truths in life and not fake, bogus, liars and cheaters…

Great “Job” pun intended.

Hooshmand Moslemi May 19, 2009 at 2:22 pm

Hey John, thanks again for this valuable post and interesting video.

It is the beauty of the Dot Com World that can give you freedom both in time and money. However, as you mentioned, you need to first change your mindset in order to achieve good results online.

You see, it is not the fancy cars, big houses or luxury travels as the result of Internet Lifestyle. Rather, it’s about buying time, the most valuable thing in your life.

Enough time for spending the money you make with your family is the ideal goal of this lifestyle. So, next time, before we want to contribute to our online projects such as websites and blogs, we should take that fact into account.

This post is really something that makes us think more about our positions and efforts. I really liked this idea.

John, thanks again and keep up the great work!

Hope Everyone Achieve That Desired Lifestyle!

Regards,

Hooshmand

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Jacques May 21, 2009 at 3:39 pm

That is 100%, Dot Com lifestyle is good, but you need to find a good partner that understand our life.

Seo Company May 22, 2009 at 1:34 pm

That was a great video. Everyone always dreams of the fast life with amazing adventures when people talk about making money online. In reality it is the “normal” daily events and time that you achieve whany you make a living online.

Seo Company May 22, 2009 at 1:34 pm

That was a great video. Everyone always dreams of the fast life with amazing adventures when people talk about making money online. In reality it is the “normal” daily events and time that you achieve when you make a living online.

Igor May 24, 2009 at 1:46 am

I agree with ya John.
Dot Com lifestyle is about freedom, not the money.
The freedom you get from doing what you love
and enjoying life with no corporate BS to nag ya.

Igor

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code012 May 24, 2009 at 1:06 pm

I couldn’t agree more. Nice video.
I’m a bit young to experience everything and make a conclusion out of it, but no doubt you’re almost at the end of the path that I want to take.

Andy May 28, 2009 at 7:32 pm

Great video and an important message on so many levels. Time is one commodity that is finite and what we should make the most of. In chasing the $$ and purported dot com lifestlye people forget that.

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Garret May 30, 2009 at 4:05 pm

Personally love the dot com lifestyle. Especially the way the economy is today…..and I owe alot of it to you John. Keep up the great work my friend

Garret

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Onuora Amobi June 6, 2009 at 12:29 pm

spot on!

I remember watching this video from corporate and now I have my own full time online business.

John is absolutely right! The freedom is the best part of the lifestyle.

No more meaningless conference calls and mundane work!

Onuora Amobi

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Tracey June 9, 2009 at 4:39 am

The dot com lifestyle is something different for everybody. Only after I started to ignore all the Internet Marketers showing me big cars and houses, and focused on what I wanted to achieve on the Internet, did I begin to focus and make some money.

Everybody needs to evaluate for themselves their own personal goals and avoid being seduced by the claims of others. That’s when you begin to travel the road to your own dotcom success.

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Online Marketing June 12, 2009 at 11:01 am

IInspired I did my own on a cycle ride through the Swiss mountains… it will be up soon…

Pop June 15, 2009 at 3:44 am

Very inspiring video… Anyways I found something that could characterize you a bit:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBnkJQWe0JQ

… tell me if you agree :D

San Jose Jumpers | Bounce House November 14, 2011 at 3:44 am

Hey Jon,

2 years ago I worked for a company that sells Kirby Vacuum door to door. There was a lot of money for me but I have to spend about 10 to 12 hours a day working. Im 24 and just started my own company and hoping for day I can have both, time and money. Watching this video really inspired me to work hard now, so I don’t have to work hard later. Thank you for sharing,