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Make Money Online: Roadmap of a Dot Com Mogul Paperback – May 1, 2010
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They may have once been the realm of personal online diaries, but blogs have quickly become just as legitimate and influential as mainstream newspapers and magazines. Did you know that you can make a very healthy income from blogging? Do you want to make five figures every month? I can show you how.
My name is John Chow and my personal blog consistently makes over $40,000 a month. In this book, I describe exactly how I went from earning $0 to over $40,000 a month from just a couple of hours each day. I'll walk you through the process, step by step, uncovering all the secrets that other pro bloggers are too afraid to tell you.
What are you waiting for? Get out of the rat race and into the blogosphere!
About the Author
John Chow is a dot-com mogul from Richmond, British Columbia, Canada. He started out as a partner in a local Richmond printing company before he figured it was time to move on to greener pastures. In April 1999, he decided to launch the TechZone (http:// www.thetechzone.com), a website that has become one of the largest hardware tech sites on the Internet. The site has over ten thousand pages of quality content and gets over two hundred thousand page views per day. The self-proclaimed "root of all evil" shares his many techniques to make money online through John Chow Dot Com (http://www. johnchow.com). John Chow has been featured in such publications as The Vancouver Sun, the Globe and Mail, Entrepreneur Magazine, Ming Pao Magazine, and BC Business Magazine.
Michael Kwan is a freelance writer based out of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He graduated with honors from the University of British Columbia with a degree in Psychology and English Literature. During that time, he worked as a contributing writer and co-editor for Arts@Work, the official newsletter of the UBC Arts Co-op Program. Today, Michael's freelance work is mostly found online with a focus on professional blogging and technology reviews. His writing has been featured on such popular websites as Mobile Magazine (http:// mobilemag.com) and Hadouken Online (http://www.hadoukenonline. com). Michael also maintains his own blog, Beyond the Rhetoric (http:// btr.michaelkwan.com), where he writes about personal development and freelance writing, as well as other topics of the day.
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His work has been published on such websites as MEGATechNews, LoveToKnow, Mobile Magazine, Smartlife Blog, Blogging Tips, Sitepoint, and John Chow dot Com. You may have seen Michael featured on media outlets like CBC Vancouver, The Commentary and Miss 604.
Visit MichaelKwan.com for more on Michael's freelance writing services and to read his blog, Beyond the Rhetoric.
Top Customer Reviews
I've been blogging since 2004, with modest success. While I knew quite a bit about blogging and WordPress, I managed to pick up some tips and tricks in the first six chapters. Chapter 7 covered what I felt that I needed help the most - how to write online content that attracts and keeps readers. I also learned a lot from Chapters 8 through 13 and will refer to them once I nail down the principles in the seventh chapter.
This book is such an easy read that I plowed through it this morning, highlighting almost every page. If you have just launched blog (or are planning to) and want a solid blueprint on how to make it successful, Make Money Online is a must-read. If you've been blogging for 6+ months and find yourself struggling to build your readership and/or earn a full-time living, Make Money Online is a must-read.
I would love to give more detail but then I'd give things away. It's a great read from a man who's been there, done that and you'd be wise to follow his advice. I absolutely recommend it.
There are subtle differences though.
- it's more professional in tone, so you won't hear John the internet marketer but the educator
- it's autobiographical whereas the ebook consisted more of lists
- there are updated strategies
- there aren't any illustrations
- goes into details about off-line strategies for promoting your online efforts
- goes more into branding which the ebook didn't cover
- no mention of affiliate marketing
- talks about setting up private ad sales in depth
The sections above alone makes the book worth the purchase. It's John's system from one viewpoint. While I found the branding chapter valuable alone, the way Michael has put together this version together takes you from 0 to know. You're led step-by-step through the ropes of online blogging for profit. The rest will need your actionable sweat.
John and I have a lot in common. We both got our start online around the same time by creating websites to show off our custom built computers. John went on to find huge success with his site before shifting gears and morphing into a blogging icon. I shadowed John and built a successful tech site that I still run today. I even created and authored a self-titled blog just like John. The stark difference between us is that he found great success with his blog and mine ultimately failed for many of the reasons he lists in his book. Had I known then what I know now after reading this book, I certainly would have taken a different approach with my blog from the beginning and odds are, it would be making more money than ever.
In addition to just blogging, this book offers a lot of good general information on writing as well as networking and marketing. The two latter categories are just as, if not more important than writing skills. John details how to set up a Wordpress blog, which plug-ins to install and how to monetize your blog using several different revenue streams. Once you start making money, you can use techniques discussed in the book to optimize you advertising for maximum revenue.
The book isn't limited to the Internet, however. John discusses several offline methods that you can use to promote your blog in the real-world. One key to a successful blog is using every tool available to you.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
THIS GUY, JOHN CHOW KNOWS HOW TO MAKE MONEY ONLINE. BUY HIS BOOK.Published 17 months ago by RICHARD H. SHEPARD
great content. cover many areas . Many great source of knowledge. I recommend for a new marketer. Thanks alot John..!Published 23 months ago by Amazon Customer
I'm a 65 year old wife..mom..grandma and great grandma....and I've been writing a daily blog since November of 2009. I've always loved storytelling and writing... Read morePublished on September 17, 2012 by Kay Comer
This book is certainly worth buying! It gives a nice "site map" as to the hows and why of making money via the internet. Read morePublished on June 26, 2012 by Da Snakebuster
When I read this book I knew already a good amount about blogging. No, wouldn't call myself a guru yet and certainly wouldn't mind making a couple more bucks out of it -- but I... Read morePublished on July 29, 2011 by ResellCells . Com
John Chow has always been a great mentor for many years. Johns strategies has always helped many including myself learn several tips about online marketing. Read morePublished on July 19, 2011 by dejuan jones
I didn't read the whole book, more like skimmed it, but I've been following his blog for a while and he knows his stuff. Read morePublished on July 18, 2011 by THE LINDEN'S
What was John thinking when he left out an index? I was all set to come in and give it 5 stars. I had read 3/4 of the book, excitedly got started, and then remembered something I... Read morePublished on June 12, 2011 by Tracy Foote
I was a bit skeptical about the Make Money Online book. Quite honestly, I find most of these books by authors with another outlet for their content, such as a blog, simply a... Read morePublished on March 13, 2011 by Dave Richards