How John Chow Makes $83,320.59 in a Month with his Blog

Written by Zac Johnson
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Have you ever wondered how John Chow makes so much money online? The core business and attraction to his blog are simply that he is “John Chow”. What first started off as food/techie blog is now an online resource for anyone looking to make money online and John’s personal ATM machine.

Whenever John Chow needs to make an extra few thousand dollars, all he does is write a new post or send out a mailing to his list. The funny thing is that NOTHING is wrong with this, and that is why John has all of the attention he has!

People love and hate John Chow… and no matter what side of the fence you are on, John keeps laughing all the way to the bank and enjoying life in the process. Just take a look at his Facebook, Twitter and blog followers and you will see his following is well over 250,000 active daily visitors and readers.

John Chow Dot Com Blog

While I feel like I’ve known John forever, I actually just started following him around late 2006, right before I went live with this blog. Since then we are always in contact with each other online and usually speak at a few conferences each year and sometimes on the same panel. We just recently spoke at Affiliate Summit in Las Vegas with John Rampton and Syed Balkhi (thanks for the pic!) while discussing “The Secrets of Six Figure Blogging“.

John Chow and Zac Johnson Panel

How John Chow Makes Money and What He Has That You Don’t?

There are plenty of things that John Chow does well that makes him the center of attention online no matter where he goes. Besides being one of the tallest Asians you’ll likely ever meet, John is also a funny guy and knows how to monetize the heck out of anything… after all, the tagline of his blog is “I Make Money Showing You How I Make Money” — and it’s the truth! The more ways John figures out how to make money, the more people that follow in his footsteps.

The important thing to realize here is that John’s experience is really no special or different than anyone else, except that he has been able to massive explode his personal brand over the last several years. John Chow even accomplished all of this after getting tossed from the Google search engine for while. That’s right, his site didn’t even come up when you searched for “John Chow” in the search results. Google has since let John’s site rank again at the top for his name, but this is just another achievement to add to his arsenal of business tactics and accomplishments.

Here’s a list of what John Chow has, but can be replicated by anyone else as well:

  • Brand – When someone says “John Chow”, there is no doubt who they are talking about.
  • Blog – A simple WordPress blog that has generated millions for John, which goes live with 1-2 new posts daily.
  • Videos – John loves making videos for his YouTube channel. Once a new video goes live, it will continue to get thousands of new views forever.
  • Newsletter – Not only does John use Aweber to power his mailing list, he has makes thousands off of their affiliate program each and every month. John also uses his free guide to drive more leads and signups to his recommended programs, while also building his newsletter at the same time.
  • Social Exposure – Well over 100,000 social followers across Twitter and Facebook. Extremely easy, cheap and effective for promoting new posts and revenue opportunities.
  • Revenue Sources – Google Adsense was the start, then affiliate marketing, to creating his own products and selling ad spots on his site… 

While many of us will be in awe with each of these items above, all of these goals and numbers are attainable if you continue to grow your blog and brand over time. Keep in mind John Chow has been growing his site, traffic and brand for the best several years, while also learning how to monetize his audience more and more along the way.

But sitting at home and making a blog and building an audience just isn’t enough. John Chow also makes sure he is active in the industry as well. In addition to speaking at various events like Affiliate Summit and Blog World, John also holds his own weekly Dot Com Pho events and meets up with local bloggers in his area as well. All of this compiles everything he has worked on building and just continues to expand his reach.

How and Where John Chow has Made Money Online

Not only does John make an amazing amount of money through is his referral programs and signups, he also gets to attend and speak at various events around the world, and he also got a $120,000 Mercedes-Benz SL550 for free for being one of the top referrals during a recent promotion!

John Chow Car from MOBE

Just like all businesses and opportunities, not everyone will make millions of dollars like John Chow. However, the internet has made the opportunity for starting a business and making money online possible for pretty much anyone. Follow these inspirational stories and get to work on making one of your own!

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13 Replies to “How John Chow Makes $83,320.59 in a Month with his Blog”

  1. MOBE sounds like a total package deal that the $1997 price…which is still cheaper than FortuneBuilders, although their seminars are amazing. Zac, is the $49 a one time fee, or recurring?

  2. I love John Chow Zac! I emulate him in many ways; the bankroll bit simply annoys broke people, or people who admire his success but express their admiration in a funny way.

    He is a dynamo, and a branding machine. I dig his style.


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