Last week I had the privileged of being Interviewed by Gobala Krishnan. If you don’t know him, he is one of the most successful Internet marketers in Malaysia who have been making a killing online.
Instead of repeating what he writes in his blog, I suggest you hop over there if you want to learn more about his interesting journey into the world of Internet marketing where he lists down his experiences in some sort of timeline.
Initially, Gobala suggested we did an audio Interview, but I don’t have Skype installed and was unable to schedule a phone interview so I thought email interview would be fine as an alternative. So we did that instead.
My answers are rather simple because I just wrote down what came to mind when I answered those questions. I would had given longer answers if required but I hope he finds them satisfactory.
Two days ago a packet from Canada was delivered to my P.O. Box. I wasn’t expecting a delivery and thought it might be a bonus from PPCClassroom.com, an online course by Jeremy Palmer and Anik Singal that I am a member with.
I ripped open the packet wondering what it was and lo and behold it was a gift from MaxBounty. I’ve been receiving Christmas gifts from MaxBounty all these years, and how nice of them to continue the practice.
Unlike some other super affiliates who are pulling tens of thousands from MaxBounty annually, on average I am only making around US5000 per year with them. The gift contains a T-shirt, fresh breath mints, a notepad, a pen and a yo-yo. Nothing fancy but I guess it’s the thought that counts. I think some other networks like CJ.com have only sent me a gift once even though I am making more than the amount I made from MaxBounty.
I came across an interesting story from Connected Internet about a 17 years old Ashley Qualls who earns as much as $70,000 a month from a website that gives away free layout for MySpace.
Most of this income comes from Google AdSense.
So far she has made more than $1 million from her site at Whateverlife.com. Her first AdSense paycheck was $2,790 and she had rejected $1.5 million buyout offer.
Whateverlife attracts more than 7 million unique visitors and 60 million page views a month. That’s a larger audience than the circulations of Seventeen, Teen Vogue, and CosmoGirl! magazines combined.
In contrast, TechCrunch.com gets 4 million page views per month, 15 times less pageviews.
Quantcast, a popular source among advertisers, ranked Whateverlife.com a staggering No. 349 in mid-July out of more than 20 million sites. Among the sites in its rearview mirror: Britannica.com, AmericanIdol.com, FDA .gov, and CBS.com.
Everyone (well more and more bloggers anyway) seems to be revealing their blogs’ income nowadays, following a trend started by John Chow Dot Com. If there were others who had chosen to reveal their blogs income before John Chow, I am not aware of them. Those that I know of didn’t go into as much details as what John Chow is doing.
I know how much you make is your own business so many bloggers prefer not to reveal their earnings.
They prefer to keep quiet about it for several reasons including the fear of being copied by others, or they don’t want to be perceived as bragging, or they don’t want to attract competitors which will affect their own income in the future.
Sometimes being discreet can be more intriguing as people are drawn to you, waiting for you to spill the beans.
I had the privilege of getting John Chow to review Sabahan.com and I’d like to welcome all the readers who have arrived here from John’s review.
As you can see above, Sabahan.com is all about computers the Internet, blogging, marketing and interesting stuff. You can also find lots of posts about AdSense, AdWords, making money tips, blogging and WordPress.
I am Gaman, that’s my pseudonym by the way, not my real name. I am from Sabah, used to be known as North Borneo, one of the states in Malaysia . Check out my About Me page if you want to know more about me.
Here are some of the popular articles I’ve written to help you get started while exploring Sabahan.com
- 10 Reasons Why Your Blog Isn’t Making Money from Text-Link-Ads.com
- 10 Tips to Help You Make Money With Google Referral 2.0
Paula Neal has updated the list of blogger salaries over at her blog. This time around, more Malaysian have made into the list. As I’ve pointed out previously, her first list – the title in particular – was a little misleading because the list includes non-bloggers who made money from other non-blogging sources.
It looks like Paula has addressed this point by mentioning that the list also includes webmasters, affiliate marketers, content scrappers, domainers and any other title you can think of.
While the list is by no means definitive, I am sure it took Paula quite an effort to compile it. Whether it’s intentional or not, the list has become an effective link baiting article that has directly catapulted Paula’s blog into the Top 2000 of Technorati ranking.
How I wish I’ve came up with such list first. LOL.
Here are the Malaysian bloggers that have been included. They are
CNNMoney.com has published an interesting story about a man who apparently owns the Internet. No he is not Bill Gates, or Google founder Larry Page and Sergey Brin.
You have probably never heard of him largely because of his nature to maintain a low profile. He owns the web by controlling the some hundreds of thousands of domain names. His is currently making an estimated $70 million a year and he is working mostly as a solo operator.
Read the full article: The Man Who Owns The Internet
Remember in March last year I wrote about Markus Frind, the owner of a free dating site PlentyOfFish.com who was making $10,000 per day from AdSense?
When the news broke out, many were skeptical about the validity of his claim and some questioned his motive for revealing his achievement.
Here’s a guy who runs a multi-million dollars operation without the support of massive infrastructure and man power other than himself. It’s hard to believe how this is possible.
He posted on his blog a picture of a check from Google AdSense for nearly $1 million for a two month period. Google later confirmed the $1 million check was for real (the currency was in Canadian Dollar).
Today his site is now ranked fifth as most popular US dating site by Hitwise. Markus now reports PlentyofFish.com is bringing in between $5 to $10 million per year. That’s over $800,000 per month, or $26,000 per day!
How to Make 5 Million dollars
Who wouldn’t want to know how to make 5 million dollars?
Cows Can Have Blogs Too
Blog’s by non-human’s aren’t restricted to domesticated animals and man’s best friend. No, they also include sacred animals, like cows. Especially cows that are targeted for euthanizing.
5 ways people become internet millionaires
Here are 5 proven ways people make a lot of money online. All are hard, some have produced fewer millionaires than others.
Perhaps some of you may recall that I hinted in one of my earlier posts about a contest I was planning to run where the prizes could include free domains and/or free web hosting for your wordpress blog.
I got this idea after the successful transfer of my accounts to a new dedicated server at Hostgator.com
I’ve been thinking how this can be done properly without burning a hole in my pocket and still ensure the prizes remain attractive.
Offering free domains is easy but offering free web hosting (for life?) is a little tricky.
In terms of performance and redundancy, my new server should be able to cope with the addition of several new accounts without any problem but I can’t say that for sure in the future.
So looking forward, I am going to set some ground rules to ensure that things won’t go haywire in the future.