How A Blogger Made US 3,400.66 From His Blog In January 2007

Posted on 2nd February, 2007

It has always been inspiring to see other bloggers making real money from their blog.

One of the recent stories is that of John Chow over at JohnChow.com. What’s amazing about his story is that, he only started blogging last year (if I’m not mistaken) and only decided to monetize his blog in September 2006.

Since then his blog has been enjoying a tremendous growth in income month after month.

He made $352.94 in September 2006, and five months after that his income had risen to $3,440.66!

In his post, John explains exactly where the money came from.

One thing for sure, only 16% of his total income derives from AdSense. So as it turns out, you do not have to put all your eggs in Google’s basket. You do know that don’t you?

If you want to have the chance to make as much as John, try to diversify your income sources but do it correctly, not in a way that sacrifices your user’s experience by cluttering your blog with ads. Study his blog and learn how he monetizes it.

I’ve observed something right off the bat, factors that seem to enable John’s blog to make that much money easily. He offers value to his readers with quality content and promotes his blog like crazy.

There’s no secret to making money from blogging, that’s all to it. Trust me 🙂

While I don’t make as much as John from my blogs, I believe if we can get these two things right, I’ve no doubt that we can make as much as John Chow in a couple of months. LOL

I’ve been a subscriber to his blog since I came to know about it from his AdSense ad at ProBlogger.net.

I am sure you’ve seen his ad, you know the one which say “I Love Darren Rowse”.


I also notice his ads appear on Sabahan.com. The one with the title ‘Your Blog’s A Money Maker’

Check out his post here. It’ll give you ideas, inspires you to work harder and help you to realign you priorities to help you become a better blogger.


An engineer by training, Gaman has been working full-time online as an Internet marketer, a programmer and an app developer since 2001. He has been blogging at Sabahan.com since 2006 sharing his experience and teaching people how to make money online. Click here to join his private Facebook Group for bloggers.

  • Shahar M Shariffudin says:

    Hi Guys,

    John Chow is one of the Top Blogger on the net. I admitted that he has inspired many other bloggers including me too. But other blogger that I think you all should pay attention and try to visit his site (natewhitehill.com)is Nate Whitehill.

    Please do comments about his articles posted there

    Shahar M Shariffudin

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  • colbert says:

    ah. yes. that guy inspires me too

  • […] If done right, blogging can be financially and emotionally rewarding. Just that, you do not have to depend on Google AdSense alone if you are planning to make money from it. May be you can learn a thing or two from John Chow. […]

  • Katana says:

    I’m not sure if u guys have seen it on John Chow’s site but Problogger’s ad in response to John Chow was hilarious. Below is the ad that I saw


    John Chow Loves Me

    Find out Why John Chow Loves Darren Rowse


    • Joneh says:

      its hilarious indeed. and jealousy is in the air. but its normal, especially when you have tried but you failed and how come he can do it and i can’t.. that kind of feeling. its normal.;)

  • Joneh says:

    well, if gaman do a search or google tag his nick gaman, im sure he’s gonna find a place he never ever been before. 😀

  • allbynose says:

    ya, i notice the ads appeared at my blog too. but i hv to type the address at my browser(since we cannot click the ads at our own site. i visit johnchow.com blog, very good site. i put it in my favorite folder..

    and when i browsing his blog, i noticed also one blogger from Sabah-Gaman put up some commentS… 😀

  • Joneh says:

    @5.40pm at last i saw u in my blog. Its a complete now for me. Three most of my favourite blogger. LiewCF, Gobala and You Gaman. thanks for the visit. means a lot to me just by visiting. you probably missed click it. but i don’t care. the visit is recorded. Hehehehe. 😀

  • Joneh says:

    thanks gaman for this link. i will forever “berhutang” to you. Another inspiration for me. Thanks! 😀

  • wah…very impressive

  • LeeTK says:

    There is no link “Check out his post here”

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