Online Business Opportunity Product: Blogging with John Chow
Price: A one-time payment of $37 – The monetary figure supposedly is “reduced” from a much higher original price when this product first came out back in 2012. There is also a full-money back refund to be discussed below.
So, is John Chow a scam? This gentleman on his website states that he came from nothing and only through his entrepreneurial skills and quest to become rich was he able to do so simply through blogging.
Within a two year period starting from absolute scratch, John Chow now claim that his blogs regularly earn each at least $40,000/month in revenues. This statement was made back in 2012.
Before presenting the facts about this program so that you could decide for yourself if this would be right for you, please understand that there is one caveat: John Chow has not updated anything regarding this program since 2012! None of the training or materials involved in this venture have been re-written to illustrate the changes that have taken place within the online affiliate marketing industry in those 4 years.
What may have worked back in 2012 in some cases regarding online marketing strategies, would now be considered obsolete as we’re almost halfway through 2016. It is a major factor on how I personally grade this online business opportunity which will be found near the bottom of this article.
****At this time in case you’re already having reservations about getting involved with John Chow, as an alternative I will also mention my Top Recommendation for learning how to legitimately create a solid level of online income for yourself.****
Some promises that John Chow states in trying to entice you into purchasing his program:
As you work your way down the page at the above listed website, of course you are inundated with testimonials, a video, and illustrations which all attempt to show that John Chow is 100% legit. He has appeared in various talk shows, mainly out of Canada where he now lives. There are images, such as the one seen to the right which attempt to prove that John Chow is who he says he is. He claims to have an incredible following on social media. He also won the 2012 Affiliate Marketing Awards for the best blogs!
So in trying to sell all that would be possible for you should you fork over the $37 for the price of this training John Chow states the following:
1). You will learn the 7 biggest secrets that will (quote) “GUARANTEE” (unquote) success and in ANY niche that you choose regarding a blog.
The word “guarantee” I consider to be a turn-off, although this is just me. You could view it differently if you so choose. All I know is that there are not many things in life that are “guaranteed”. Except that is for the following:
In the morning the sun usually rises out of the East, never the West.
You will have to pay taxes in your life.
We all at some point will pass on – leaving as living, breathing human beings from this Earth.
John Chow GUARANTEES that you will make money in his program! Geez – Louise! Really?
For John Chow to guarantee that you would earn $$$$ simply by following his 7 biggest secrets? Well jump on this opportunity at your own peril! Just don’t get completely suckered in by his “guarantee”!
2). By building your own blogging “empire” according to John Chow you could potentially earn at minimum $523,477 per year! This is a direct quote from the site’s home page. I have tried to figure out how Mr. Chow came up with that very unusual figure. Why not $525,000 even? I did simple calculations of Chow’s original figure dividing it by 365, the number of days in a year. It worked out to $1,434.18 per day! Ooo-kay!
So I can earn all of this money, over $1,400/day by simply following John Chow’s system? Sign me up – as I’m sure would every single person reading this article! If fantasies were “guaranteed” to always become real!
3). Follow John Chow’s “proven” yet “simple” step-by-step blueprint and you will most certainly achieve success in blogging.
These steps are then illustrated in:
John Chow’s 7 Modules for success:
Module #1) “Blogging 101”
John Chow also calls this module: “Building Bank Accounts”. In this module John Chow will teach how to go about writing in a blog and also how to set yourself apart from the competition within a niche.
Module #2) “Launching a blog”
Through the use of John Chow’s recommended Word Press platform in the creation of your blog/website he would also recommend that you install his “golden” John Chow plug-ins. These are the very same plug-ins that he uses for his blogs. Remember these “golden” plug-ins would have been considered valid back in 2012. As this is now 2016. . .
Module #3 “Brand-o-nomics”
John Chow will teach you how to brand yourself online. John Chow will also teach you how to leverage yourself through social marketing. Again remember we’re talking about the social media platforms that existed in 2012 – some of them, (Instagram, Vine) then were not even invented yet.
Module #4 “Content”
John Chow will teach you the importance of writing good content for your blog. You will also learn through his patented “Content Kaleidescope” how to use videos, podcasts and photos to supplement your content.
Module #5 “Monetizing”
John Chow highly recommends that you incorporate huge advertisements on your blog/website. Given time you will, “guaranteed” (there goes that word again) to be able to charge maximum dollars per ad as you pick and choose which companies you would be willing to deal with as they fight for placement on your blog. Oh, brother! Of course, according to Chow this would mean major $$$$ going into your pocket.
Module #6 “Hunt down readers”
John Chow will teach you how to forge alliances with the competitors within your niche. You would want to form what he calls long lasting “JV Partnerships”.
You would also be taught the best way to use RSS Feeds to allow even more people to become subscribers to your blog.
Module #7 “Optimize for Google”
John Chow will teach you the effective strategies especially involving the use of back links to allow them to naturally optimize your blog as Google searches through the content. This will allow you to position your blog to achieve the highest rankings possible.
You will also be taught how to effectively research keywords.
I found an interesting YT video filmed by John Chow himself on what he feels that it takes to earn substantial money online:
Pros about this online program opportunity:
The price for getting involved with the training for this online business opportunity really is not all that expensive. $37 is affordable. Now I’m NOT saying that this represents the absolute best training to enable one to learn how to build an online business through blogging. Actually this program is now far from the best.
It’s just that looking at the $37 cost, I have come across and been victimized by outright scams that were much higher when it came to the prices that they charged, some at well over a thousand dollars!
It is also true that having highly relevant and useful content on a blog, designed to be a source of help/guidance/advise to the reader is without question the most important aspect compared to anything else.
The fact that John Chow recognizes this and teaches it in a module; one most give him positive credit in that he takes the time to address it in his training.
There is also the refund policy. It is a 100% risk-free venture. If within 60 days you are not satisfied or believe that John Chow’s training program is not going to produce the desired monetary results you would be seeking in your blogging business then the $37 will be returned to you in full.
Complaints about this program:
It is now 2016, not 2012. A lot of the training modules that John Chow has devised to teach people how to blog are now seriously outdated.
Some of John Chow’s “golden” plug-ins, (Module 2) if implemented into a Word Press platform blog today would be invalid. In fact they probably could not even be installed and function correctly on a blog website.
The ideal of monetizing your blog by having annoying and “LOUD” advertisements littering every single post today in 2016 is totally frowned upon by people who know how to run a blog website and in fact have become quite wealthy doing so.
Content is king! Here John Chow back in 2012 was absolutely correct. However, what you do not want you readers to have to deal with is the appearance of irrelevant and distracting ads placed all over a blog post.
Visitors to a website would easily lose their focus when reading the content you had intended as the most important aspect of the blog article. And if they lose their focus chances are they won’t get enticed by whatever product you are trying to promote. The end result?
The most certain loss of that potential customer. All because of those glaring advertisements that had absolutely nothing to do with the main point of the content on that blog post.
The use of a lot of backlinks placed in blog articles today in 2016 is frowned upon: By Google, Yahoo and Bing’s search engines. Again because John Chow’s training was for 2012, it’s now completely outdated in certain aspects. So given today Chow’s belief that backlinks are the key to a successfully and highly optimized blog website? I don’t think so! Not anymore!
Is this program truly legit?
I have to be totally honest with you. I would NOT get involved with John Chow’s program designed to teach you how to make money in this venture. It also is quite bodacious for any person who is the owner/creator of an online business to “guarantee” that a person would make $$$$ with the opportunity.
Is the John Chow program truly legit? Geez, I really don’t know about that! Go ahead if you’d still be interested in forking over even the $37 payment. I know that I could not personally “guarantee” that you’d become rich and drive a nice car such as the one that John Chow is seen in the video above!
One More Thing…
So it appears as if this opportunity with John Chow in learning how to blog in order for you to potentially earn a lot of revenue in an online business might be one you need to pass on.
As an alternative option, I also want to make mention of a company called Wealthy Affiliate.
This company provides the absolute best level of educational training, (that is always updated), tools and community support that would allow a seriously motivated individual to have the ability to create a solid level of online income for him/herself.
As an option it would be free for a person to join Wealthy Affiliate. This program very definitely is NOT a get-rich-quick scheme.
Take advantage of what this opportunity can do for you, especially if you’re seeking extra income for you and your family.
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