Well, for the last 5 years I have kept up a little bit with the renowned John Chow and his Blog.
It never struck me as a blog I wanted to visit and follow all the time but many have chosen to do so.
There are just other bloggers that really seem to have helped me in making money blogging over the years; at least more than Chow !
That being said I think it is safe to say from reliable sources and my own investigation the man does in fact pull in this amount, give or take a few thousand each month…. And has for a couple of years.
In some of the articles in local newspaper interviews Chow talks about how fun it is to blog and how he puts just 2 hours of work in a day and earns over $300k a year making money blogging.
I just do not buy it. HOGWASH !! Do not get me wrong, can you make money blogging ? Of course.
But in all due respect, I think the man has built up a huge following. And he has done through a lot of hard work and patience to earn this kind of money. It hasn’t been all fun and games.
I know he started his blog in 2005. And in the first 8 months the blog made nothing, as he clearly states. ( He writes this off as not doing advertising on his blog,uhmm)
I also know about 4 years ago he was nearly de-indexed by Google and it was a big deal within the Blogging Community.
Anytime your Site is de-indexed by Google it takes a huge hit in your business. Whoever you are.
And you have to work your butt off to get back in good standing with them and bide your time patiently.
I know he blogs two and three times a day. And much of his blog centers around going to Internet Marketing conventions,mastermind groups etc…
Fun ?? Yeah it can be some fun. But does Chow just put in 2 hours a day and thats it and the money rolls in every month?
I think he would be the first to say that is just a HUGE exaggeration.
Here is a quote from an article about Chow, “John Chow rocketed onto the blogging scene when he showed the income power of blogging by taking his blog from making zero to over $40,000 per month in just two years.
I know this is stretching it. Actually I know for a fact it is according to his actual archives. You could call it a lie but lets just say exaggeration and give him the benefit of the doubt 😉
(Note: Chow has also been successful in Marketing his first Online Company in 1999 with another venture.So Iam sure this was a great springboard into his success in blogging today)
Everyone in their Life has at one point at least told a white lie.
Anyway, if you ever get over to John Chow’s blog I think you can learn a few things about blogging if you can wade through all the B.S about Affiliate parties, Summits, Fast Cars he drives etc…. It is just not my cup of tea.
But please do not be swayed to the fact that making money from blogging is so easy and that you can hit 40K in just a couple of years.
Of course, we should all shoot for the stars and never let anything hold us back. Believe there is the potential. As I said earlier can you make money blogging ? No question !!
But I would bet the farm (and the whole ranch for that matter) that to get to this level of Chow it will require more than just 2 hours of fun filled work. That is for sure .
Don’t be fooled !
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