You know what they say. If you want to do something, do it well. Learn from the experts. So, that’s what I am going to do. But first of all, I must find some experts to learn from. Who are the lucky or unlucky ones?
Well, none other than the two Johns! I start with comparing traffic. Initially, I thought I couldn’t fit into the picture. As you know, if your traffic is way below and you compare your site with some A-list blogger, you won’t fit into the graph because you are really wayyyyy below.
However, this graph doesn’t look too bad, huh? If I eat more grass, I will grow taller.
Next, I compare income. On July 1st, John Chow revealed his income for June 2007. He earned USD12K.
I have never openly declared my income. Since all A-list bloggers do that, I think I am going to start now. Because the idea is – If you prove your ideas are working, more people will believe you. If you don’t earn a cent yet, who will bother to listen?
The below are just estimates. In USD for July 2007.
SponsoredReviews : $350
LinkWorth : $195
PayPerPost : $1100
Other unmentionable paid post companies : +/- $200 (unmentionable because they don’t give me referral fees hehehe)
Text Link Ads: $630 + $50
Kontera: $20.00 (cos I just started, doh)
Google AdSense: (John Chow made $778.90 in June and I say….hey, that’s so little! Therefore you need to guess mine because I won’t reveal mine.)
nuffnang – I have obligations not to reveal as well.
I leave you with these wise words I took from JohnCow. Read it, remember it and dwell on it.
Remember while you should respect other peopleâ€™s opinions and hard work, you donâ€™t have to appreciate them or agree with it. Instead of flaming, use that energy in a positive way so you can grow and reach a level where you wonâ€™t feel envy anymore.
Another thing you should think about is how others will look at you and your envious attitude; â€˜What a loser, heâ€™s just jealous of success. Canâ€™t do it himselfâ€™. This isnâ€™t what you want because those opinions will make you even more jealous since it seems everyone is teaming up against you. A vicious circle.
You know what? I can claim to make the same amount of money as John Chow, in my own currency. :P