Tuesday, May 15, 2007

John Chow dot Com - who is this dot com mogul?

I started my personal finance and investing blog almost a month ago. My intention was to write about what I know - saving and investing all the way to a million dollars. As you can see, I have placed ads on my site in the hope that I'll make a little money while doing something I love (talking about investing).

Over the past few weeks, I have found so many wonderful personal finance and investing blogs, and have learned a great deal from these sites. I have noticed that some of the sites don't have ads. Some do, but say they're not in it for the money.

Regardless of your situation, as a blogger, you have the option of monetizing your site. For the time that you spend writing for your site, there is nothing wrong with getting paid for it.

There are quite a few successful blogs that discuss monetizing your blog. I have found no one more successful at this very thing than John Chow at John Chow dot com. A self-professed "dot com mogul," John's blog is about helping his fellow blogger make money online. I have found the site to be very informative, but there's something more to it. It's inspirational. If you are a blogger and want to monetize your site, there is nothing more inspiring than reading a post like this.

With a Google Pagerank of 6, who are any of us to argue? Even the very concept of enticing fellow bloggers to review his site, as I am doing, is pure genius. Each link to John Chow dot Com is only increasing the chances that his PR will climb.

I am very new at this game, and have really enjoyed persusing John's site. And his success has inspired me to keep at it.

If you're visiting from John's site, welcome! And please do come back. Cheers.


PT said...


Thanks for the info. Great post. So, I've noticed a few more ads on your pages these days. How are you doing with adsense, and what is your plan of attack? I really haven't jumped in with both feet yet.

Q said...

I have placed ads all over the site - that's the easy part. The hard part is bringing in traffic, and you do that with great content. I believe I have great content, but I need more and more of it, posted on a consistent basis.

PT send me an email if you want to discuss further, I'd be glad to tell you what I've done so far. My email address is in my profile.

dong said...

Problogger at problogger.net has some good tips, and he doesn't quite have the get quick rich feel of John Chow.

Q said...

Darren Rowse seems like a fine chap

plus6 said...

Hey Q, how is everything going? This was a good idea to review his site and get a linkback on John Chow's site. Did you receive any bump up in traffic as a result?

Q said...


Things are good. I have not received the link from John Chow yet - he's behind in handing out such links. I hope to have a traffic bump once the link hits his site.

Have a good Sunday!

Jason A Clark said...

Well, your link has hit JohnChow.com because I'm viewing your site after clicking on that link. Let us know how it helps your traffic and/or ranking.

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