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The Pablo Picasso Approach to Value

There are certain cliches that we’ve come to internalize as a modern society, whether or not they are actually true in all or even most cases. We just assume automatically that every used car salesperson is sneaky and deceptive, straight up lying to your face in order to close the deal. There is the archetype of the starving student, accumulating massive student debt as they eat instant noodles for lunch and binge drink on the weekends. Most of these are unfair, of course, but we’ve come to int...
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The Right Questions to Ask When Hiring A SEO Company

Being a full time blogger can be very time consuming, which is why I like to outsource my SEO. This is not always the case, only when I have a full schedule ahead. Over the years, I have learned a lot about outsourcing, and what to look for when choosing the right company to take care of your organic work. These days, with so many updates, Google now targets poor quality links, content, and private blog networks, ultimately banning sites that don’t meet the quality threshold. In short, you have ...
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5 Best WordPress Survey Plugins for your Blog

When running a website, it’s important to know what your audience thinks. But how can you do this in a way that’s engaging and interactive? For WordPress users, the perfect solution is a survey plugin. Unlike a poll, a survey allows you to answer questions in different formats, such as images and star ratings. It’s a personal way to interact with your audience. What Are the Benefits of a Survey Plugin? Surveys are the perfect way to find out what interests your audience. You can use the data f...
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Be Creative and Profit From What You Have

Years and years and years ago, far before I had any glimmer of an idea about the possibility of making money online, my dad shared a story with me. I don’t think I was much older than maybe 6 or 7 at the time and I’m not even 100 percent certain the story is even true, but the underlying lesson is something that I’ve really taken to heart… even if it’s not directly applicable to my everyday life now. The Making of a Businessman One of the most famous entrepreneurs and “business magnates” that ...
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Writing Emails People Want to Open and Read

Email marketing is huge and you can double or even triple your growth with a solid follow-up campaign. Over the years, I have learned every top blogger encourages other bloggers to have a solid opt-in sequence that will increase user engagement. However, I’m surprised at the number of people who still don’t choose to implement email marketing on their blog. I think everyone should have a solid email marketing plan, especially because they are very cheap and easy to set up. For example, I’ve been...
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Are You Solving Problems or Just Avoiding Them?

Over the years, I’ve written for a number of different websites and publications. Some have been more formal or more specific about how they want their content formatted. They may have very specific instructions about the size and dimensions of images, for instance, or about how they want sources to be cited. This is all in addition to the more academic style writing I did during my university days, which is decidedly quite different from the more casual web content I largely write today. Even t...
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Is Content the Only Thing Needed to Increase Traffic?

A common question asked by many bloggers and many will have their own opinion. However, I currently have close to 4 blogs, and am in the process of starting my 5th so I wanted to shed some light on what I learned over the years. We often think writing great content is the only element needed to grow our blog and generate traffic, however, you’ll be surprised to know that this is rarely the case. For example, social media, smart back-linking, and optimizing all play an important role once you pub...
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Best Tools for Connecting Businesses and Team Members in 2018

The typical workplace today doesn’t exist solely in a single physical space. You’ve got staff, consultants, freelancers, collaborators, and remote workers taking care of business on every corner of the globe, across a variety of different devices. It is neither effective or efficient to have everything housed in one physical location, requiring workers to access information and interact with one another in that one space. As the old adage goes, it’s not about working harder; it’s about working s...
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Avoid a Google Penalty By Using These Tips

Over the last several years, Google has made some huge changes to their search algorithms. Their main objective was to make it difficult for people to manipulate the search results so searchers were able to find the right kind of results. This ultimately took enormous time, but Google was able to get the job done with some data collected over time. The end result was a search algorithm that did two things: First, it took into account they (Google) had direct control over like how results were d...
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How Not to Go Crazy When Working From Home

I wasn’t always a professional blogger or freelance writer. There was a time that I knew practically nothing of Internet marketing and making money online, but I like to tell people that I fell into this space and this career “accidentally on purpose” way back in 2006. I met John Chow for the first time not long after getting started and we’ve been friends ever since. You might even remember that time I crashed at his guest house in Bellevue, Washington. That experience, along with so many othe...
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Four Ways to Attract More Reviews To Your Internet Products

One of the main ways bloggers build momentum online is by developing products which resonate with their readers. This is a great way to encourage people to continue visiting your website, and even earn some much needed income. Even after creating a product it’s important you market it the right way which involves using some thought-out strategies. For example, product marketing can be done by: Traffic Reviews Affiliate programs General advertising And others Today, we’ll be looking at one of t...
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The Real Question You Should Be Asking Yourself

Common knowledge and common sense, well, they don’t always make sense. And if you simply follow what everyone else is already doing and what they’ve always been doing, then you can only expect to be mediocre at best. That’s the very definition of average. Conventional, traditional thinking will tell you that you should get a steady, 9-to-5 kind of job but that will only lead you to a conventional 9-to-5 kind of life at best. And if you’re reading this blog and if you’re interested in making mone...
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2019 Jaguar I-PACE At Cars and Coffee

On this episode of the Dot Com Lifestyle Vlog, I head to South OC Cars and Coffee to check out the new 2019 Jaguar I-PACE electric SUV. This is Jaguar’s answer to the Tesla Model X. In addition to seeing a lot of other cars, I also ate mini donuts off the hood of a Mercedes AMG GT. Because that’s what you can do when you live the Dot Com Lifestyle. Click Here To Download John Chow’s New eBook, The Ultimate Online Profit Model!
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How To Do Internet Marketing On A Small Budget

Many businesses starting out don’t have the budget that others have. I believe this should NOT slow anyone down because you still have options available to market your content. In today’s age, content marketing is very important so we should all implement strategies that help us establish the bottom line. This means through content marketing, we should convert readers into loyal followers, which, in the end, will help translate into major profits. I’m a true believer of that “budget” should alwa...
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You Suddenly Lose EVERYTHING In Your Business. What Do You Do?

A few months ago, legendary marketer and cool friend Russell Brunson sent a brief email to over 100 of his ‘Two Comma Club’ award winners. Inside that email was a single question. Here’s what it read: “You suddenly lose EVERYTHING in your business (your money, your big name, your list, your affiliates and JV partners, all of it)…You have bills piled high, and people harassing you for money over the phone. All you have is a roof over your head, a phone line, an internet connection, and a ClickFun...
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5 Best WordPress Plugins to Grow Your Blog

If your goal is to eventually build your blog into a well known brand, there are great tools available to help you scale quickly. You can start the process by utilizing the best WordPress plugins to grow your blog. Plugins are essentially tools that you add to your website that serve a specific purpose. The best tools allow you to do one or more of the following: Encourage audience engagement Draw in more readers View and access important data Today we are going to look at 5 WordPress plugin...
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Skills Top Writers Have – Follow and Grow Your Content Marketing

Blogging is all about writing the best content available because if you don’t, you’re going to have a hard time engaging your readers. I’m a true believer in that with content writing skills, you can add more value to your readers. How? You’ll be able to provide depth that would otherwise be impossible. Today, we are going to be talking about something very special, and it has to do with content writing. Even though we have discussed this topic several times before, it’s important to note we are...
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My 1 Week Income Results with ClickFunnels

It is one thing to show you screenshots of how much I make with affiliate marketing. However, it’s never really quite real until that money is inside my bank or PayPal account. With that in my mind, here’s a screenshot of how much ClickFunnels sent to my PayPal account yesterday. The amount represents one week of ClickFunnels commission. Unlike most networks that pay their affiliates once a month, ClickFunnels does weekly payouts. This gets money into affiliates’ hands much sooner and helps to ...
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A Quick Guide to TubeBuddy Tag Explorer for YouTube

At this point, if you are the least bit interested in almost any kind of marketing on the Internet, you should be getting into video (if you’re not already doing it). And while platforms like Twitch, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram have certainly made some headway in this space, YouTube is still the undisputed king of online video at this point. It pays to dedicate at least some of your time and energy into building an audience on YouTube. I’ve written quick guides to features like the end scree...
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6 Best WordPress Contact Form Plugins for Your Blog

So you’ve designed your WordPress blog and it’s looking beautiful. You’ve got an awesome landing page, your about me is written to perfection and your first set of blog posts are all ready to go. But are you forgetting something? That’s right, you need a contact form. A simple contact form is essential for your website. It’s how your visitors, subscribers and potential customers can reach you any time they have a quick question. There are a ton of contact form options for WordPress, so much so t...
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Proven Ways to Get Your First 1,000 Email Subscribers

I believe a successful blog has to start building an email list because this is the only way to generate enormous traffic and loyalty. However, because of the vast competition available online, it’s important to understand the fundamentals of a successful email campaign and customer retention. For example, you have so much competition that there is NO shortage of options for visitors. Next, visitors have been online for so long that they don’t just opt into any email newsletter because you have ...
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Tesla Model 3 Performance at Cars and Coffee

On this episode of the Dot Com Lifestyle vlog, I head to the San Clemente Outlets to check out the weekly South OC Cars and Coffee. The show featured the new Tesla Model 3 Performance Edition. This is the top of line Tesla Model 3 with dual motors and extra tweaks for the race track. Other cars that stood out included the new Corvette ZR1, a pair of Callaway Corvettes, a bunch of punch buggies, a Ferrari F12, an Aventador Roadster, a turbocharged brick, the world’s smallest minivan, and more. En...
Tags: Videos, Cars, Blogging, Ferrari, Dot Com Lifestyle, John Chow, Chow, Callaway Corvettes, Intagram, San Clemente Outlets


It’s Time To Reframe How You Think About Money

If you’re anything like me, for better or for worse, you probably think about money a lot. Maybe that’s part of the reason why you decided to follow this blog, because you want to learn about how you can make more money online and get out of the rat race for good. Or maybe you’re interested in how you can maximize your earnings from this blogging and Internet marketing “side hustle” while you hold on your day job for stability. Regardless, you’ve got money on the mind. Maybe you’re saving up fo...
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How to Generate More FB Likes and Shares Effectively

Social media marketing can never be under estimated, especially because it can generate enormous buzz quickly. You have to keep in mind that before social networks got started, it was much harder to generate the buzz you wanted to because everything has to be done manually. With that said, social media has changed the way in which people engage with content, often finding the MOST valuable quickly, and with very little effort. I believe that you have to always write the best content, however, yo...
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What We Can Learn From the $10,000 Instagram Model

There are tons of ways for you to make money online and the barriers to entry are lower than ever before. If you put in the work and put out a compelling product, you could be the next YouTube superstar. But even if you don’t become an Internet sensation overnight, you can leverage your online influence to grow your bottom line too. It can be a tremendous income source when done right. You might remember when I talked about what it takes to be a successful brand ambassador for example. That kind...
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What Key Skills Do You Need for Content Marketing?

Content marketing is all about having the right skills, and making sure your article will resonate with your readers. The more you can write to attract your readers, the increased chances of getting some solid backlinks to your content, boosting your rankings within the SERP’s. However, I’m afraid to say many people don’t have the key skills necessary to write content that will resonate with readers the right way. Even your existing readers will soon go to your competition because they find more...
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Why I Will Never Use Google AdSense Auto Ads

These days, you won’t find any Google AdSense ads anywhere on John Chow dot Com. This wasn’t always the case. When John decided to embark on this “make money online” journey and experiment with whether it was possible to make a full-time income from part-time blogging, AdSense was very much a part of the revenue mix. You can search through the archives for the monthly income reports he used to post and you’ll find that he did make some money from Google this way. The Google Ad Experience He do...
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How to Use Online Videos to Attract Massive Customers

I’ve been implementing videos into my blog for years because they create a different type of engagement that would NOT be available anywhere else. Because of the expansion of YouTube.com, bloggers are now able to promote their content in a different format, which can resonate with readers all over the world. One of the biggest problems faced by bloggers is being able to resonate with readers from places where English isn’t their first language. Video blogging has completely changed this so I rec...
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On Word Choice and Knowing Your Audience

There’s this old saying that’s been passed around and repeated so many times that it has almost lost all meaning. A picture is worth a thousand words. And especially in this modern age of social media and shrinking attention spans maybe that’s true. Instead of typing out a thoughtful comment to a post on Facebook, you just send over a funny GIF with a 90s pop culture reference. Maybe instead of taking the time to write out a short message to a friend or loved one, you reply with a series of emoj...
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Jaguar Takeover of Cars and Coffee + Ultimate Soccer Dad Minivan

On this episode of the Dot Com Lifestyle vlog, Jaguar attempts to take over Cars and Coffee, Widget hits on a female poodle, I check out the ultimate minivan for soccer dads with a midlife crisis, McLaren shows Ferrari how to hide a GPS antenna, and someone actually brought an old Ford Tractor to the show! All this plus more, so watch the video now! Click Here To Download John Chow’s New eBook, The Ultimate Online Profit Model!
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