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I have been to a few fancy playgrounds in my life. However, nothing has rivaled the Terra Nova Adventure Play Environment in Richmond. If you ever wanted to see what a $1 million playground looks like, this is it. I’m not sure how the city of Richmond got approval to spend $1 million on a kid’s playground, but I’m glad they did. Sally and her cousins had a great time playing there.
One of the coolest things about making money online is you can do it while you’re sleeping. I got a great example of that when I woke up this morning to a Facebook message from Matt Lloyd telling me I made $11,300 overnight. Not only did I make five-figures while sleeping, I also it while on vacation (I’m in Vancouver for the summer).
[Video] The Most Impactful 17 Minutes of Your Day By John Chow August 18th, 2016 Make Money Online If your inbox is like mine, you’ll getting hit up at least 10 times a day from different marketing gurus to watch their latest sales videos. And I know that in most cases, you get some ridiculously over-the-top promise in the video, only to be asked at the end to take out you ...
How To Increase Email Opt In Rate In my last episode of Driving with John Chow, I show you how to increase conversion by getting people to know, like, and trust you by using an email autoresponder. On this episode, I continue with that theme by showing how to increase y ...
I hope you guys are reading this in time. My webhost, HostGator, is doing 3 Hour Flash Sale on all their web hosting packages. Blink and you’ll miss it! We are offering 60% OFF New Hosting Plans + $8 select Domains for THREE HOURS ONLY. The sale starts Wednesday August 10th at 11am CST and will end at 2pm CST!. During the sale, you’ll be able to get 60% off all new hosting packages.
How I Made Over $3 Million From 2 Masterminds By John Chow August 30th, 2016 Ramblings I attend a lot of mastermind events every year. They range from inexpensive local Dot Com Lunch meetups all the way to a private mastermind on a 155 foot mega yacht. I often get asked why I spend the mo ...
My webhost, HostGator, is doing a huge 48 hour sale on all their web hosting packages. We’ve waited 4 years and are ready for competition! We are offering 60% OFF New Hosting Plans for two days ONLY. Starting Thursday August 4th, 12am through Friday August 5th, 5:59pm CST. During the sale, you’ll be able to get 60% off all new hosting packages.
Tesla Sunshade Solution for Model X By John Chow August 29th, 2016 Cars, Videos The Tesla Model X has a giant windshield that offers a panoramic view of what’s in front of you. However, the big screen also heats up the car quite a bit on hot days. Tesla solution is a ...
A general guiding principle you should follow with all of your online money-making adventures is that you should leave no opportunity unexplored. By ignoring the possibilities, you could be literally leaving thousands of dollars on the table. Sometimes, it’s the opportunity you don’t see that could prove to be one of the most valuable.
Let’s start today’s blog post with two very simple assumptions that most people will accept to be true: Branding is incredibly important on the Internet if you want your business to succeed. Internet users to tend to have very short attention spans. Put these two assumptions together and you’re faced with quite the perplexing conundrum as an online business owner.
How To Use A Video As A Tripwire Product Ever since launching the 17 minutes video training, I received quite a few emails asking why you have to watch the entire video before you can apply? There is a very good reason the application form does ...
As consumer, we like to think that we want to have as many options available to us as possible. The assumption is that when there is a greater variety of products and services, it’s more likely that we’ll find the solution that best addresses our particular needs and preferences. Not everyone wants a black sedan.
I had a lunch meeting (over pho, no less) with a good friend the other day. He also happens to be a colleague and client, but such is how many of these relationships pan out when you embrace the dot com lifestyle and the notion of work-life integration rather than work-life balance. Your best friends are also your best business partners, but I digress.
One of the great things about traveling (other than making money while sleeping) is I get to test out my camera equipments. For my trip to Vancouver, I brought along what many consider the ultimate photography and video setup. The Sony A7R II is Sony’s top of the line full frame mirrorless digital camera. Not only can it take photos are a super high 42.
Making Money Online Is All About The Relationship On this episode of Driving with John Chow, Sally and I hooked up the GoPro Hero 4, Sony RX100 and Zoom H1 with Giant Squid Lav Mic to create a multi-angle video driving experience. Let me know in the comments if you want me a do a video on how to create that.
What is your blogging process? For most people, it starts with coming up with an idea for a blog post, refining the idea until they feel it’s a good one, coming up with a post title (at least a tentative one), and then writing the blog post itself. Some people decide on the title for their blog posts after they’ve completed writing the post itself.
The one thing with online marketing is that you have enormous tools available to you. There are a countless number of methods you can utilize, all providing you with different results. However, the ONLY free method is obviously organic link building and the rest of the marketing strategies cost a lot of money. For example, you have banner ads, PPC, PPV, email marketing, etc.
AddThis.com is a social tool that streamlines the sharing process for both bloggers and visitors. They have a wide range of share buttons that can easily be added to a blog within seconds. They utilize simple code to make it easy to add the social buttons that matter in increasing user engagement, traffic, etc.
The Affiliate Summit East Show Floor – #ASE16 By John Chow August 2nd, 2016 Trade Show, Videos With over 5,500 attendees, the Affiliate Summit is the largest affiliate marketing trade show in the world. The trade show floor is where all the action happens. If you’re looking for a product to promote, no matter what the niche, you’ll find it on the trade show floor.
Affiliate marketers work hard, but we party harder. Let’s face it. What’s the use of making six-figure monthly income if you don’t have the time to enjoy it. And what better way to enjoy it than partying with Gary Vaynerchuk at the Affiliate Ball? The Affiliate Ball is the official party of Affiliate Summit East.
I heard an interesting fact the other day. There’s 7.2 billion people on the planet today, with a combined wealth of about $241 Trillion dollars. If you took those 7.2 billion people, lined them up from the very poorest of the poor on one side, to the richest of the rich on the other side, the top 85 would have has much as the rest of the population combined.
I know. You’ve heard this a million times before and you’re probably going to hear it a million more times before the night is through. The money is in the list. If you want to make a serious go at Internet marketing, you need to build up your mailing list with subscribers who are legitimately interested and engaged with what you have to offer.
Getting consistent, quality traffic to your website has always been and will always be the name of the game, regardless of the type of industry that you are in or the type of website that you run. Yes, in many ways, it is better to have a smaller number of high quality visitors than it is to get a larger amount of junk traffic, but it’s always favorable to have the numbers in your favor.
Dot Com Lunch at #ASE16 By John Chow August 1st, 2016 Trade Show Most trade shows, if they serve food, will give their attendees a boxed lunch consisting of a sandwich, chips and drink. This is not the case at the Affiliate Summit East in New York. Instead of a boxed lunch, Affiliate Summit gives their attendees a catered lunch that would look pretty good at a wedding buffet.
After a full day of walking the Affiliate Summit show floor, I look forward to a little cocktail. OK. I look forward to a lot of cocktails. Fortunately, my friends at Endurance International Group (EIG) was kind enough to host a cocktail party for me. If you don’t know who Endurance International Group is, you will know the companies they keep.
Networking At The Meet Market – #ASE16 By John Chow August 1st, 2016 Trade Show The 2016 Affiliate Summit East in New York opened yesterday with the Affiliate Summit Meet Market. The Meet Market is where affiliate marketers and affiliate networks can do some quality face-to-face networking. The Meet Market is popular with start-up networks that cannot afford the ...
It seems like forever since I hosted a Dot Com Lunch in Vancouver. I must say, it’s good to be back! The lunch was held at Cambie Vietnamese Restaurant, but we refer to it as Happy Pho because the owner, Brian, is the happiest restaurant owner I have ever met. He also makes the bes ...
YouTube Space LA is the flagship location for all things YouTube. YouTube Space is designed for content creators to produce video, learn new skills, and collaborate with the YouTube creative community. Formerly the Howard Hughes Airport, YouTube Space LA is located in the Playa Vista area of Los Angeles and covers nearly 41,000 square feet. It’s pretty much a full blown Hollywood studio.
Over the years, bloggers have found many creative ways to build links to boost rankings within the SERP’s. These are methods that are outside of the normal link building strategies like article directories, blog commenting, guest blogging, etc. The broken backlink method can be very difficult to utilize but if you have the knowledge, then you can use it to gain higher rankings ...
Quora.com is an awesome source of information for people looking for answers in every niche. On this network, you can post questions and receive answers almost immediately, which is what people are looking for. Many times, you’re in urgent need of information and Quora.com provides a hub to get this done.
One of the secrets of how the rich got rich is Leverage. when properly applied, leverage can make you extremely rich. However, most people use very little leverage in their lives. In fact, most people are the ones being leveraged. While leverage can make you rich, being leveraged will keep you poor. How are you being leveraged? If you work at a job, you are being leveraged.
Most people recognize that the very nature of blogging has changed substantially over the years and it has become an increasingly commercial enterprise and one with a huge opportunities for substantial profit. It’s important to stay on top of blogging trends if you want your own blog to be successful, even if you shouldn’t necessarily emulate what everyone else is doing.
Blogging can be very tricky because you need to be able to generate the right content ideas and get everything published on-time. You have an enormous readership that is constantly looking for awesome content every few days. With the recent changes within Google, certain factors play an even more important role like fresh content and frequency.
We understand the power of mobile phones and the application market as it provides companies an enhanced way to interact with people. Many professionals are using mobile applications to make their job much easier. For example, they can now check statistics, download magazines, post images, and browse the web as it applies to their work.
Blogging is all about the user experience which means you need a combination of elements to keep things attractive. Blogging, especially content, has transformed the way people interact online and exchange information. However, with the influx of blogs online, it’s no wonder people are looking for more than just content.
I am still in Vancouver and that means this episode of the Dot Com Lunch was filmed at Happy Pho. This is my lunch in the most livable city in the world. Next week, lunch will return to Orange County. On this episode ...
I wanted to put this quick post together to outline a few very important factors in SEO from an investment standpoint. First, you have to understand there are two different types of SEO campaigns you can utilize for your website. You have the option of FREE link building and then making use of some paid marketing methods that are very useful.
I have returned to Orange County in time to resume hosting the Dot Com Lunch. Part of the Dot Com Lifestyle meetup group, the Dot Com Lunch is a weekly event designed to bring likeminded people together to network and discuss ways to life the Dot Com Lifestyle. Everyone is welcome to join us. For today’s lunch, I shared the story of a ...
Sally and I are back in Vancouver, and we would like to invite you to a Dot Com Lunch Vancouver Edition. The lunch will be this Saturday, August 13 from 12 noon to 2pm at Cambie Vietnamese Restaurant (also known as Happy Pho). Everyone is invited, but please RSVP at the meetup page so I c ...
It’s a problem that plagues not only the Internet marketing industry, but it is within this niche that we find it particularly prevalent. I suppose this only makes sense, given the general appeal of making money online. People from the outside looking in have a certain preconceived notion of what it means to a professional blogger or Internet marketer. They think it comes easily.
What Is The Cost of Internet Success? By John Chow August 4th, 2016 Ramblings In my last Driving with John Chow episode, I told what the odds of Internet success was. On this new episode, I tell you how much it’s going to cost. Like the odds of success, the cost of success is not a har ...
If you go to Clickbank or do a quick Google search for different make money online programs, be prepared to be overwhelmed. There are literally over 10,000 courses and books on this topic. And even though I haven’t seen them all; I’ve seen a lot of them. Most of them let you down. Not because their training isn’t good, but because in many cases it’s incomplete.
One of my favorite features of the Tesla Model X P90D is the panoramic windshield. The biggest piece of automotive glass in history offers a view that can’t be matched by any other SUV or crossover. The giant windscreen does come at a price. Even though the top half of the windshield is tinted, the glass can double as a green house, heating up the interior and forcing owners ...
If we were to broadly categorize the time that you spend each day, doing whatever it is that you do, we’d come up with two main buckets. On the one hand, you have the time that you spend at work. These are your productive hours, doing something that will presumably generate some income for you. In the most traditional sense, that’s a job.
Did you know that getting “retweets” on Twitter can increase your content engagement by 30%? The best thing about this statement is that the 30% can fluctuate depending on the type of content being shared. For example, 30% of 10,000 is different than 30% of 1 million. You should always focus on writing and sharing content that people love on social networks.
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