John Chow - $10,000 a month from just one blog
John Chow is a self proclaimed "dot com mogul" and while countless numbers of people give themselves all sorts of titles, you simply can't deny the success John has had in monetizing his site. Don't believe me? Take a look at the monthly income stats below:
So, how does he do it?
John uses several blog monetization methods to wrack up those impressive numbers however, the three listed below account for more than 50% of his monthly income.
ReviewMe - In June of '07 John Chow earned an amazing $3,800 for writing and publishing reviews on his blog and he did it all through ReviewMe. The popular review service matches advertisers up with willing publishers and helps them build buzz for their product, service, or site. As John has shown, it can also be quite a source of income for bloggers and webmasters. Bloggers are allowed to accept or decline any review and then paid to give open and honest feedback. They say everyone has an opinion but how many people get paid for sharing that opinion? If you haven't taken the time to check out ReviewMe, I'd encourage you to do so now.
Text Link Ads - From month to month perhaps the most consistent money makes for John has been Text Link Ads (TLA). TLA allows bloggers and webmasters to sell text links on not only their website, but also individual blog posts and even their RSS feed! In July '07 John earned more than $2,000 just for selling text links. If that number's not enough for you to impress you, keep in mind you can also use TLA to make money off your abandoned blogs or websites. Bottom line, if you're not signed up with Text Link Ads, you're probably not earning as much from your blog as you could be.
Text Link Ads Affiliate Program - As if $2,000 weren't enough, John Chow also made $2175 from Text Link Ads' affiliate program. You see, when a publisher signs up to sell links, they are also automatically entered into Text Link Ads Affiliate Program. While affiliate programs are certainly nothing new, TLA's program is somewhat unique in the fact that they pay you for referring both advertisers AND publishers. What makes that great is that TLA makes it so easy to refer people to them. Not only is it free to sign up to sell links (getting paid to for something that's free to your visitors is always nice) but they also give new advertisers $100 in free links when they sign up! Now I don't know about you but when I tell someone they can get $100 for free, it's not usually a tough sell.
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Obviously this page isn't about me, but if you're interested, feel free to check out my Blogging Experiment which is my attempt to take a blog from $0 to a full time income (which I consider $5,000 per month or $60,000 year). I am documenting each and every move I make so that every step in the process can be duplicated (or avoided) by anyone willing to put in the time. Enjoy!