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John Chow $40,000 Blogging Video and Cheat Sheet

I stubled across a tweet by Jason Moffatt this past weekend, where he wrote about a video he saw by John Chow, about how John makes $40,000 a month from his blog.

Let’s do a little math.

That’s $40,000 a month, times 12 months in a year. That comes to just under a Half Million dollars a year.

Going the other way, that’s about $1,333 a day.

Now, if John was working an eight-hour day, I’d say that was a pretty darn good living he was making: about $166/hour. It turns out, though, that John doesn’t work 8 hours a day.

He actually set out with a goal of earning just $3,000 a month by working 2 hours a day.

And it turns out that he STILL works just 2 hours a day. So that’s about $666 per hour.

Thanks, John for making the video and sharing what you know. And thanks to Jason for turning me on to John.

Here’s the nearly hour-long video, in its entirety, for you to watch. Below the video is my Cheat Sheet set of notes that I took while watching the video.

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Outsourcing: $2 plus $2 equals $200 (or more)

You’re about to discover why the difference between two dollars spent, and two dollars earned, is not four dollars, but as much as $200 to $2,000.

It sounds crazy, but it’s true. Let me explain.

There are lots of parts to your online business, and you probably divide your time among all of them.

Most of us tend to spend our time doing a lot of $10 to $20 per hour work.
That’s stuff like web page editing, making your product, writing blog posts, and doing lower level creative work.

If you’re like most people, you’d actually prefer to be spending your time on the $200 to $2,000 per hour work. That’s top level CEO stuff, like figuring out kind of business you are in, developing strategic marketing partnerships, and deciding what products to make.

(This is what Wall Street CEOs get paid the big bucks for, and what YOU want to be paid for, too.)

The big huge problem is that

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Penny Wise and Pound Foolish with Your Online Business

I had a long online chat with Nathan Anderson yesterday about his “Niche ATM” sites. This morning, I was thinking about the webinar he’s doing tomorrow, and I thought I’d share with you the beginning of that chat with Nathan because frankly, there’s an important lesson to be learned.

In the video (that about a thousand of my readers watched over the last two days), Nathan shows how he automatically made a site about Auto Insurance — a VERY high value keyword in the Affiliate and Adsense space — and how in about a week it had ranked at #2 for his keyword.

Well, yesterday, I Googled the keyword he had optimized for, which was “Casualty Auto Insurance” and found that his site was now #1 on Google.

(You can Google the keyword yourself to see what I mean.)

On the blog (which you can see below the video after you opt in on Nathan’s site), some people were asking “Won’t the rankings deteriorate over time?”

Nathan replied that they wouldn’t. In fact, they’d rise. (Nathan is replying to a LOT of the blog posts there.)

The weird thing about what Nathan does is that — and I frankly don’t understand this fully yet — his sites rank highly WITHOUT getting backlinks.

So, when someone finally does link to the site, the site rises even more.

Again, I don’t get it, but I don’t have to, because

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Internet Marketing, Pushing Buttons, and Trading Dimes for Dollars

This is an important lesson for any marketer.

I was at a private event in February with some of the smartest marketers on the planet.

I was talking about some new business ideas (things I’ll tell you about on another day) when John Reese came and sat at my table.

Now, if you don’t know John, he’s a bit of a legend in the Internet Marketing world. He’s the first guy to do a “million dollar day” for an information product, and has been known for that ever since. But John is ironically a pretty private guy, and not thrown to tooting his own horn.

So today, I’ll toot it for him (please don’t take that the wrong way).

I was talking about an upcoming project of mine that has to do with conversion optimization, and split testing, and John gave me this feedback. (Paraphrased, by the way. Not quoted.)

Conversion is a hard thing to sell. In fact, it’s the HARDEST thing to sell, even though it shouldn’t be. Conversion is all about TRADING DIMES FOR DOLLARS, and anyone who doesn’t understand that isn’t going to be in business very long. But it’s not as flashy a topic as Traffic, and so few people want to learn conversion.

For that matter, John continued,

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Roboform Password Manager and Form Filler


People often ask me how I get so much done during the day. Here’s one of my tricks.

If you’re at all like me, working online all day, you probably log into a lot of different websites, several of them probably multiple times every day.

For me, the number is about 100 logins a day (I’ve checked my browser history to confirm that.) If I had to log in manually every day, I’d easily have 30 minutes to an hour sucked out of each and every day, just remembering, typing and retyping my usernames and passwords.

That’s why I use the Roboform password manager and form filler program.

It helps me concentrate on the work I do, eliminates the problem of ever forgetting a password, and stores my passwords totally securely. Plus, it works across both Firefox and Internet Explorer.

I made you a short video so you can see how it works. After you watch it, give Roboform a try for free. Installation takes about 30 seconds.

The program is already pretty cheap, but you can try it for free at — and it will even work forever for free with some limitations.

Let me know what you think. And if you’ve got some efficiency tips of your own, share them here, too. I’m always looking to save more time.


FTC Disclosure: Just so you know, the link to Roboform is an affiliate link, for which I’ll earn a commission if you end up buying it. You can also go to directly, if you prefer.

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Free Webinar – Improve Your Online Business

If you’ve got a sales page or a squeeze page, you probably would like to make it perform better than it currently does.


At least, that’s my guess (I haven’t yet met anyone who has told me that they make too much money already, so I think it’s a safe bet.)

So I’m willing to help you with your website in an open, free webinar that I’m conducting this coming Tuesday at Noon PST, 3pm EST.

Think of it as your professor’s "office hours" at college. You show up, say "Hey, here’s my work. How’d I do?"

Or maybe you’ve got a particular problem you want to solve.

Or maybe there’s

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You Help Haiti And I’ll Help You

Here’s the bottom line. You already know about the horrible earthquake tragedy in Haiti. A quick glance at any news channel on TV, or any news site online, and you can see the devastation.

I was thinking the other day about how I can help the people in Haiti beyond the cash that I am giving on my own. How can I get other good people to join me in helping the Haitians.

And then an idea came to me.

I could bribe you.

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Getting More Coaching and Consulting Clients

Are you a coach or a consultant? If you are, you already know that it feels good to help people, one on one, who can really benefit from your expertise.

It’s pretty good that they pay you very well for the privilege, too.

  • But what if you aren’t quite getting as many clients as you want?
  • Or if you can’t seem to charge what you’re really worth?
  • Or if you haven’t even found your first client yet?

Well that’s what Christian Mickelson’s "Free Sessions That Sell" program is all about.

It’s designed to teaach experts, like you, how to get more clients, make more money, and live a better lifestyle…all based on what you already know.

I’ve gone through an earlier version of the program, and Christian breaks down his process so simply, that following it is almost automatic. Now, with version 5, "Free Sessions That Sell" is even better.

I won’t say too much more about it, but I will encourage you to read more about it, if personal coaching or consulting appeals to you.

To Your Success,

–Mark Widawer

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