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The Winner of The 4-Hour Workweek

written by John Chow on July 23, 2007

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A huge congrats goes out to Stephanie at Poorer Than You for winning a signed copy of The 4-Hour Workweek. This has been my most successful contest yet, with over 350 replies!

If you didn’t win this time, don’t worry, I’ll be giving away another signed copy of Timothy Feeriss’ bestselling book this Wednesday. Keep an eye out for it. I should think up more creative ways to enter than just by replying to a post. Any ideas?

Congrats to Stephanie once again. I hope the book will allow you to start a new blog call Richer Than You or Work Less Than you. :mrgreen:

Live Hard!!!

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simon July 23, 2007 at 10:18 am

Congrats! Stephanie

cooliojones July 23, 2007 at 12:24 pm

I 2nd this, congrats! Now how long will it take for you to read it? :)

web development blog July 23, 2007 at 8:45 pm

Probably about 4 hours :lol:

Lewis Empire July 23, 2007 at 11:23 pm

Reading doesn’t count as work!

Tyler Ingram July 26, 2007 at 10:53 pm

Woo congrats Stephanie!

Stephanie @ PoorerThanYou July 23, 2007 at 12:27 pm

Thanks Simon, everyone else who congratulated me in the comments, and most of all, thanks John! I look forward to reading this book!

a video a day July 24, 2007 at 9:32 am

congrats stephanie.
though i wish i had won

simon July 23, 2007 at 10:58 pm

BTW, There is $100USD blog contest in my Chinese blog: Making money with AdSense. If you can read in Chinese you can join it. I accept blog in any language as long as they follow the contest rule.

simon July 23, 2007 at 11:15 pm

here is the contest link

simon July 23, 2007 at 10:20 am

JohnChow’s contests are so popular. I haven’t won any contest here YET! I believe I will win some gift later :mrgreen:

Mybloggo July 23, 2007 at 11:56 am

I also hope to be the next winner……..

cooliojones July 23, 2007 at 12:24 pm

I won some free traffic! :D

simon July 23, 2007 at 2:12 pm

Yep, that’s right. When I became one of Top Commentators, I got some free traffic too :mrgreen:

Lewis Empire July 23, 2007 at 11:24 pm

No kidding. Thanks John!

a video a day July 24, 2007 at 9:33 am

same here, i think john doesn’t like me

maybe i’m too pretty for him

Rhys July 23, 2007 at 10:42 am

350 eh?!

I tell you what John, how about instead of replying to one of your comments, why not get them to reply to one of my posts instead?!?! :twisted: :mrgreen:

cooliojones July 23, 2007 at 12:26 pm

Ok Rhys, if that’s an invitation, we’re coming on over! :D

a video a day July 24, 2007 at 9:34 am

hmm, i’m not sure john would do that, unless you’re giving out some cool stuff

simon July 23, 2007 at 2:14 pm

Hahaha :mrgreen: Good idea. How about my blog :!:

Graham Lutz, The Young Capitalist July 23, 2007 at 10:42 am

This was a great book! I would LOVE an autographed copy! I definately gleaned some great ideas for my ! :idea:

a video a day July 24, 2007 at 9:36 am

i think the book’s worth reading after reading john’s review about the book

shaun July 23, 2007 at 10:52 am

Congrats hopefully you put that to good use :)

Bloggeries July 23, 2007 at 11:07 am

Well I’m abit upset that I didn’t win but glad to see it went to a good cause such as someone running a blog called “poorer than you”.

cooliojones July 23, 2007 at 12:28 pm

Makes you wonder…what happens when she isn’t poorer than us? That should be a great website title!

Lewis Empire July 23, 2007 at 11:25 pm

She sells her blog for a few hundred thousand as starts one called “richer than you”

Sabrina's Money Matters July 23, 2007 at 11:17 am

Shouldn’t you have told her to party hard instead of living hard?

Although the autograph in itself is awesome….

:mrgreen: Maybe next time I’ll win!

Luka July 23, 2007 at 3:11 pm

Yup, you’r right ! People should partymore an live less :

Lewis Empire July 23, 2007 at 11:26 pm

If you live less then by definition you will not be able to party as long! You need to live more AND party more.

John Chow July 23, 2007 at 5:16 pm

Live hard, not work hard.

Freebies July 23, 2007 at 11:19 am

Congrats Stephanie! I think after she reads it, she should then give it away to me :) July 23, 2007 at 11:26 am

Even if you didnt win you should buy this book! It is a great read…

web development blog July 23, 2007 at 8:50 pm

I’ve got mine on hold at the library :) - $100,000 in one year July 23, 2007 at 11:27 am

Re-contest it :-)

cooliojones July 23, 2007 at 11:16 pm

Hopefully she’ll read it first!

simply July 23, 2007 at 11:36 am

I’ll thinks it’s to many contests this days, every blog have them. I see you have 350 replies on the last one. that’s a very small part of your readers. Maybe the rest of us thinks it’s boring. tell us more about what you think about the contest future. If you are a contest looser you can get a free spock (the new search engine, everybody talk about) membership at my blog

John Chow July 23, 2007 at 5:17 pm

Let’s see, when I make a normal post I get less than 100 comments, which is an even smaller part of my readership. You think they’re even more bored? Your logic needs work.

simply July 24, 2007 at 2:46 am

Yes, you have more replies,3% versus 1%, thats good, but most of the readers never replies. and most of the repliers are positiv anyway, but I wonder do the the people that never replies like the contests or are they coming to you to read about something else.

BrittMalka July 27, 2007 at 12:07 am

I guess you would never know the answer to that question, since you are asking people who never replies :twisted:

But I like some of the contests. Others don’t interest me. But that’s okay. I’m free to read, what I want, and so are everybody else. Nobody forces you to read or answer. :wink:

bob cobb July 23, 2007 at 11:42 am

Damn, Ill have to go to the bookstore and check this book out now

Mybloggo July 23, 2007 at 11:54 am

congrats Stephanie…….

P/s : Hope i can win at next contest

Digitalcameratips July 23, 2007 at 12:14 pm

First of all congrats to Stephanie.

>>I should think up more creative ways to enter than just by replying to a post. Any ideas?

Digitalcameratips July 23, 2007 at 12:19 pm

somehow my comment didn’t make it into the blog, anyway here it is again:

As I was not able to enter the contest via firefox after it had added up 250 comments, I had to switch to Internet Explorer (which I didn’t like to do, but wanted to have the book).
Why not make the challenge to us even harder by switching the medium? We could send you a postcard.
But pls take into account that international submissions take a little longer (about 7 days by airmail from Europe)

cooliojones July 24, 2007 at 7:15 am

That is an interesting idea. It takes more dedication to do something that way versus typing off a quick comment.

Webmaster Money July 23, 2007 at 12:18 pm

Not me again, well next time.

Dog Information July 23, 2007 at 12:19 pm

I didn’t win. =(

Joshua July 23, 2007 at 12:52 pm

I really expected to win. I feel let down and I’m not sure I’ll ever return… :D

simon July 23, 2007 at 2:20 pm

I’m sure you will return because I never won a price but I’m still here :razz: Let’s wait for another contest coming.

Terra Andersen July 23, 2007 at 1:44 pm

Congrats to Stephanie! It’s a good book, you’ll enjoy it! *=) :mrgreen:

Dave July 23, 2007 at 2:04 pm

I’m not so sure about the text of the signature. Why ‘live hard’ if you are working a 4-hour week? Congrats to the winner though

Scam July 23, 2007 at 2:12 pm

JC – “I should think up more creative ways to enter than just by replying to a post. Any ideas?”

How about a competition to see who can be photographed in the most unusual place, wearing a T-shirt with ‘Make money online with’ printed on it?

Sam Breadstone July 23, 2007 at 2:32 pm

Damn! I never win anything, :neutral:

Steven July 23, 2007 at 2:35 pm

Congrats Stephanie! I hope I win the next one ^_~

chtanxw July 23, 2007 at 3:31 pm

One person :grin:, 350+++ :twisted:, :mrgreen:

Celebrienne July 23, 2007 at 4:09 pm

Here’s my idea for your next contest, John. Get the people taking photos of them holding a piece of paper which reads “I love John Chow” or “John, I want to win XYZ!” or a combination of both. :)

The entrants could send the pictures to you or post them on their own blogs and you choose the funniest, coolest or craziest picture. :mrgreen:

If I had something to give away to my readers, that’s how I’d do it. Guess this would definitely get you some buzz juice. :twisted:

If you like my idea, give me some link love when you do your next contest and accept me as your almighty contest goddess. Yay! Deal? :mrgreen:

40hourstogo July 23, 2007 at 4:10 pm

As evil as you are, why haven’t you started to auction a book off? Or give one to your biggest supplier of “buy me a beer”.

Thomas De Maesschalck July 23, 2007 at 7:07 pm

Congratz Stephanie :smile:

Dan July 23, 2007 at 10:36 pm

How could I not win? I actually entered this one. I think…

Stephen Welton July 24, 2007 at 2:38 am

In regards to the next way to get going on a contest how about Video Entries with text linking along side it. This way you can have a variety of video to choose from, the readers can generate some traffic due to RSS subscribers having to poke their heads onto the pages (you tipped me off to that) and then everyone gets a chance to win. Then do up a post with the winners and share the love to the people who entered. It might be a win all around and a bit of work but the Buzz would be good.

Keeping on Booking It Up!

Congrats Step

Wahlau.NET July 24, 2007 at 7:17 pm


still waiting to win something from jc

Michael Fultz July 24, 2007 at 9:07 pm

Well, the book would have been nice, but congratulations to Stephanie! Enjoy!

Jon July 26, 2007 at 9:57 am

Awesome John. Hope I win the next one since I’m in your RSS!

derek July 26, 2007 at 10:47 am

Congrats on winning the book Stephanie! As others that read the RSS, John Chow – we speak your name. :)

Matt July 26, 2007 at 10:57 am


Grace July 26, 2007 at 10:58 am

An entry to me!

Adnan July 26, 2007 at 11:13 am

Well done Stephanie and I hope I can replicate your success! ;)

Minty Blog July 26, 2007 at 11:57 am

Congratulation Stephanie for winning the Book

Wolf Stone July 26, 2007 at 1:41 pm

My Extra Entry —I really want to read this book !!

Wolf Stone July 26, 2007 at 1:45 pm

I dont know if my first post here for the extra entry worked…i think the page timed out. SO here’s my second shot !

Dave Ward July 26, 2007 at 2:22 pm

Another RSS subscriber here, throwing my hat in for the book giveaway.

Jason Pedersen July 26, 2007 at 2:28 pm

RSS Feed readers FTW! Can I have a copy?

urbanmike July 26, 2007 at 4:07 pm

Another chance to win? Ohh, I’m soooo getting that book!

Ramkarthik July 26, 2007 at 4:47 pm

This is a best seller book and I also saw the video interview of Tim and Scoble in Tim’s blog. I wish to win this book.

Kyo July 26, 2007 at 5:36 pm

Tim is a great guy! I suggest you read his blog, it has lots of self-development ideas. I personally like his 4-hour body series.

D&D July 26, 2007 at 5:43 pm

First I commented on the new contest, then I Stumbled it, and now I’m making a comment here as said in the RSS. Three entries, yay! \o/

Ted July 26, 2007 at 5:52 pm

I think i really need to read this, shame I’m too tight to buy it

Rhys July 26, 2007 at 6:06 pm

And this makes a second entry for me!

Dejan July 26, 2007 at 6:11 pm

I want the book! :twisted: x2 :mrgreen:

Suzie Cheel July 26, 2007 at 6:25 pm

Thanks John,
Love your free book, your blog and your generousity, you rock :mrgreen:

Tim Spangler July 26, 2007 at 6:54 pm

Let’s try this again…count me in. :D

Tom July 26, 2007 at 6:56 pm

thanks for another chance at the book.

Mario Andrade July 26, 2007 at 7:14 pm

It would be great to have that book with me. Plus you’re a brilliant marketer :)

Matt Propst July 26, 2007 at 7:28 pm

I take directions via John’s RSS ;-)

The Greeniologist - Professor of making money July 26, 2007 at 7:36 pm

Congrats on winning!

Ken Dyck July 26, 2007 at 7:47 pm

All your book are belong to us! :twisted:

Josh July 26, 2007 at 7:52 pm

This is a lot of comments!

Lovedeep Wadhwa July 26, 2007 at 8:22 pm

my second entry :mrgreen:

Cigar Jack July 26, 2007 at 8:32 pm

The RSS Feed made me do it. :twisted:

chris.pund July 26, 2007 at 8:52 pm

Woohoo, an extra entry!

glblguy July 26, 2007 at 9:05 pm

RSS, it’s a great thing!

Desty July 26, 2007 at 9:13 pm

Subscribing to RSS is a good thing for book entries.

michael sherlock July 26, 2007 at 9:18 pm

I’m very happy I subscribe to the RSS feed so I was aware of another entry. Thats two so far but count on a third when I blog about it.
Thanks for the great contest John.

al July 26, 2007 at 9:55 pm


Tim McSween July 26, 2007 at 10:03 pm

Congrats! Stephanie

Karol Krizka July 26, 2007 at 10:38 pm

Lucky guy! I hope I win the next one…

drew July 26, 2007 at 10:58 pm

entering away!

If you’re bored, and in to Warcraft, check out my Google Map mashup with World of Warcraft.

tim July 26, 2007 at 11:14 pm

grats steph.

gotta try again. this will give me another entry.

alex July 26, 2007 at 11:16 pm

I’ll take that 4 hour work week. I’m down to 6 and can’t figure out how to get to 4! ;)

Mark July 26, 2007 at 11:34 pm


+1 entry ;)

JBagley July 26, 2007 at 11:36 pm

Another entry.

Juggling Frogs July 27, 2007 at 12:11 am

I subscribe to your rss and would be delighted to win a copy.

April July 27, 2007 at 12:18 am

I wish I won.

thatedeguy July 27, 2007 at 8:44 am

RSS feed said I should come an leave a reply here… Guess this counts! Seriously, I’d love to read this book!

Anastasia July 27, 2007 at 8:20 pm

This is my extra entry, thanks to your secret message hehe ;)

TomLeDree July 28, 2007 at 3:22 am

I really really want this book!

TomLeDree July 28, 2007 at 3:23 am

This is my extra entry :evil:

hexodus July 31, 2007 at 6:13 pm

I will take this book.