This is the first in a series of where I will showcase successful bloggers in the affiliate marketing and network marketing space, as a means for us to draw inspiration and learn from.
I’m kicking off with John Chow. He’s literally a blogging superstar who likes to be known as the man who makes money online, showing people how to make money online.
Who is John Chow?
John started off his blog johnchow.com around 15 years ago just as a means of sharing what he was up to with his family and friends.
John now makes in excess of $40,000 a month from his blog.
John’s secret to success is his ruthless blogging consistency. You will find a new article or video everyday there – sometimes more than once a day.
Recently he’s been producing the Driving in John Chow series, where we see him cruising California in his Jaguar enjoying the dotcom lifestyle whilst sharing internet marketing tips.
What more could someone want?…
How does John Chow get traffic?
A quick look at [similarweb dot com] below shows he gets a huge amount of traffic, currently 188,000 visitors a month.
About half of his traffic from SEO, i.e. from Google. The other main traffic source is from people who have found out about him and are directly typing in his web address.
He maintains his rankings in Google by constantly updating his blog and making himself a trademark for his company.
As I mention a lot in this blog, blogging is a very powerful generation technique, but it takes time. This is why so many bloggers fail to make an impact. They start with good intentions, but they give up when the traffic fails to show up.
So how exactly does John Chow make money?
Firstly, by hiring out space on his website to advertisers.
Second, by being an affiliate.
Anyone who wants their own blog needs hosting right? John is a leading affiliate for Hostgator.
Hostgator pay affiliates a recurring amount every month for as long as the person they introduced continues to use their hosting. So it can be quite lucrative.
Next up, John promotes MOBE like me.
In fact, he has made over $1,000,000 promoting MOBE alone, and travels the world in style presenting at luxurious resorts to people who would like to follow in his footsteps.
Why I follow John Chow
He shows you what is possible and how it is possible, to make money online.
He is a decent guy who gives back to the online community.
He doesn’t take himself too seriously.
He has the exact same business model I do so it is in my best interests to do what he does and model from him.
What can you learn from John Chow?
There is no such thing as a get rich quick schema and it takes hard work to build an income producing blogging machine – but boy, is it worth it!
The importance of branding yourself as your blog so you are one and the same.
If you do this, and people like and trust you, you can sell them whatever you want (as long as you keep your high level of integrity)