When I was first introduced to blogs a few years ago and became an avid blog reader (before plunging into the blogging world), I was surprise and intrigued at how open people can be about their lives. Then, I got to know that there were just so many ‘gurus’ or great people who amazingly makes money online just by blogging or having Adsense or Adwords or writing reviews on their blogs/ websites. One local ‘auntie’ blogger that I came to know, who hailed from Penang, was earning a few thousands in US dollars a month from her blogs. She was a jobless loving mom and housewife but earning a few Gs just from writing ? How cool is that ?
And then it hit me, I wanted to make money online as well. I started with a free blog from WordPress and later on decided to go with my own self hosted wordpress blog, with a help from a friend. I signed up for review writing / ad sites such as PayPerPost, Sponsored Reviews and etc, and soon enough I did started making money online. No millions or thousands for me of course as I was just a newbie. But I could rack up more than $100 a month at some point. It was a great feeling being able to earn a little cash just by writing reviews. It wasn’t easy though as you still need to work. Google pagerank (PR) was so important at that time and I even had a PR3. Then Google became rigid and ‘messed’ up the whole PR system, and even high PR blogs had their PR decreased and I lost mine. Then the review writings opportunities slowly depleted or there was just too many competitions (heck everyone wants to make money blogging, not just me !)
Then I moved to a whole different place in the country and I eventually was too occupied or lazy to update my blog and I seriously need to work on my site traffic and SEO. I’m planning to pick up blog writing again with regular updates.
Anyway, I got to know of John Chow when I was blogging and he is one jackpot machine. He is making as much as $27,000 a month from his blog. Good job! Just wanted to share with you his ebook titled “Make Money Online with John Chow dot com”. I have just started to read his book, so I cant comment anything but i’m pretty sure its worthwhile.
Happy Reading and Making Money !