Sunday, March 22, 2009

30 Blog’s That Make A Lot Of Money Online

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To my readers, as I made a lot of data gathering on the web for Internet Millionaires, the challenge of presenting it to you is my difficulty. But don’t worry, I’m trying to construct a good story soon that will continue to inspire you. For now, I will give you a list of 30 Blog’s that really make big money in the Internet Industry. This is a research of Michael Dunlop who I’m a fan of also.

Feast this and enjoy. There are maybe 1000 more of this which needs proof. Anyway, please leave a comment if you know some sites and or love this post. Thank much!

Rank Website Owner Monthly Earnings Main Income
1 Techcrunch Michael Arrington $200,000 Advertising Banners
2 Mashable Pete Cashmore $180,000 Advertising Banners
3 Perez Hilton Mario Lavandeira $140,000 Advertising Banners
4 Gothamist Jake Dobkin $80,000 Pay Per Click
5 Timothy Sykes Timothy Sykes $80,000 Affiliate Sales
6
Venture Beat Matt Marshall $62,000 Pay Per Click
7
Life Hacker Nick Denton $60,000 Advertising Banners
8
Tuts Plus Collis Taeed $55,000 Advertising Banners
9
Smashing Magazine Vitaly Friedman $50,000 Advertising Banners
10
Steve Pavlina Steve Pavlina $45,000 Pay Per Click
11
TPM Josh Marshall $45,000 Pay Per Click
12
Car Advice Alborz Fallah $42,000 Advertising Banners
13
JohnChow John Chow $35,000 Affiliate Sales
14
Kotaku Nick Denton $32,000 Advertising Banners
15
Coolest Gadgets Allan Carlton $30,000 Advertising Banners
16
Problogger Darren Rowse $25,000 Advertising Banners
17
Joystiq AOL $18,000 CPM Advertising
18
PC Mech David Risley $16,000 Affiliate Sales
19
Shoemoney Jeremy Schoemaker $12,000 Private Advertising
20
Informasi Dan Tips Mustofa Alaydrus $9,500 Pay Per Click
21
Sizlopedia Saad Hamid $9,000 Pay Per Click
22
Retire at 21 Michael Dunlop $5,000 Affiliate Sales
23
Noupe Noupe $4,930 Advertising Banners
24
Uber Affiliate Paul Bourque $4,500 Second Tear Affiliates
25
Abduzeedo Fabio Sasso $3,920 Advertising Banners
26
Click For Nick Nick Skeba $3,900 Pay Per Click
27
Tyler Cruz Tyler Cruz $3,200 Advertising Banners
28
Just Creative Design Jacob Cass $3,000 Services
29
Sizzled Core Haris Nadeem $3,000 Pay Per Click
30
Filmonic Liam Goodwin $2,200 CPM Advertising

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Stanley Tang - A Teen Entrepreneur's Journey To Internet Success

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ABOUT

My name is Stanley Tang and I’m a 16-year-old entrepreneur, best-selling author and student from Hong Kong. I am not a millionaire yet but I do make a comfortable income online for a teenager through things like information marketing, affiliate marketing and social media.

My Story

I had a computer since I was 3 years old (back then they were still Macs) and got involved with the internet in 2001 when a friend of mine introduced me to web design (HTML, javascript - there were no such thing as CSS or blogging). So I started building websites for myself and my friends as a side hobby and hosted them on free hosting servers like Angelfire and Geocities.

A few years gone past and one day I was at my local bookstore where I picked up the book that will ultimately changed the course of my teenage life. It was called Rich Dad Poor Dad. It was then when I was first exposed to the concept of money, business, assets, cashflow, leverage. In fact, I loved it so much that I bought the entire Rich Dad Series. I also went on the internet to get more information and download interviews, PDF reports etc relating to the lessons taught in Rich Dad Poor Dad. Unknowinly, I also signed up to dozens of email mailing lists… Then on May 13th 2006, I received a “spam” email that introduced me to the concept of Google Adsense. And it was then when I realized the potential of making money from the internet. So I created a couple of free blogspot sites, wrote some articles and slapped a couple of Adsense ads on it.

By July 2006, I’ve made my first $100 and first $1000 by January 2007. In my first proper year online, (between January 2007 and December 2007) my “business” generated over 5-figures in sales (not bad for a 14 year old). And currently it’s on track to do 6-figures by the end of 2008. In December 2008, I released my new paperback book, eMillions: Behind-The-Scenes Stories of 14 Successful Internet Millionaires, which was an instant #1 best-seller on Amazon. This makes me the youngest best-selling business author in the world. In fact, I got featured by RetireAt21.com.


EBook: eMillions

"Could A 16-Year-Old Teenager
Get 14 Of The World's Most
Successful Marketers To
Agree To All His Wishes?"




I guess the answer is yes, because I was able to complete these interviews with flying colors... and get a New York Publisher to publish this best-selling book!

Not bad for a teenager huh?

But look, books are great. You can sit down in the park or anywhere and read this book for yourself. You can read it in bed before you go to sleep and I guarantee you, you will love every single page!

As you turn the pages of this best selling book, you'll quickly realize your decision to Buy It could rank as one of the very best financial decisions you've ever made, period!

After all, you are a motivated Internet Marketer and this book is the poster child for all things "online marketing!"

You get to extract the wisdom and insights from these stars and use those methods quickly to get the results you deserve!

Anthony Robbins is right too, because there's no better way to get to the top, than to model those already there!

This is your chance to do the exact same thing! And, I welcome you to grab this book right now!



This guy claims he is not yet a millionaire but based on his performance, just compute.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Asian-Filipino Millionaire: Ian Del Carmen

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Rags to Riches internet business success story.

The internet has spawned its fair share of millionaires, and Ian Del Carmen, CEO of Fireball Planet (http://www.fireballplanet.com) can count himself amongst the rank of success stories. Ian learnt early on how to make money online and work from home and is now a bona fide internet business success!

From a broken family, Ian’s mother had to work as a street vendor just to buy him milk while they lived with his grandparents – moving on one occasion to avoid a typhoon! Ian was a dedicated student and studied hard to make the honor rolls, as he knew the value a good education would bring him later in life.

Ian’s first brush with a computer had him in awe as he asked a good friend “how the texts on the monitor got printed” as he thought bond paper had been held so close to a screen until the words got transferred there. This still embarrasses Ian until this day.

Ian worked hard to pay his own way through college, starting out at the local McDonalds restaurant, then branching out on his own into network marketing. Building up his skills and confidence, he had a limited success at starting his own line of clothing, however that was short lived due to a lack of working capital. Ian even worked as an actor for $4 per hour, which sparked his enthusiasm for writing for which he was paid handsomely at the time.

Life was progressing for Ian, and he was soon married to his lively wife Iza, and they had a baby boy Ruiz Christian together. After selling Caesar’s pizza coupons to supplement his scriptwriting wage, Ian landed one of only 40 spots in a nation-wide search for new TV writers. After training in the US, and being signed up by one of the networks, Ian’s biggest break came when he was asked to write, direct, and produce different segments for the local version of the reality show ’Big Brother’ where he was paid more than $600 a month as a writer-slash-segment director. At that time, $600 a month was enough for him and his family and he could afford to buy a big can of milk for his kid.

It was during his spare time when not writing for the networks that Ian would surf the net in the local internet café and discovered the ebook phenomenon. He realized he could package his own writing digitally and sell it online for a profit. Ian soon fell in love with Adobe.

With a new found enthusiasm, Ian bought a second-hand PC and started investing all his spare funds into duplicating his ebooks onto CDs for distribution in stores all around Manila. However, they were not the best sellers he had hoped for. The problem was the cost of duplication and distribution, and the fact that his market was limited. Ian applied himself to studying how the American’s distributed their ebooks, and soon realized that digital delivery was the way to go. So once an affordable internet connection became available, Ian signed up, got a free hosting account and listed his ebooks online.

It was around this time that Ian found out about resell rights, so he got an ebook package and used this to build his first email list. Once Paypal became available in the Philippines, Ian repackaged all his ebooks and priced them at $27 and made his first sale! With the future in sight and his aim to sell one $27 product a day, Ian registered www.IanDelCarmen.com to start branding himself online and stand out from the crowd.

Ian also learnt about affiliate marketing and membership sites. With his passion for mobile technology, he created his very first membership site supplying ebooks that are read on mobile devices. MobileEbooks.net was born. Subsequently, Ian launched over 20 membership sites and was then able to afford his very own laptop worth nearly $3000!

With his workload increasing at a greater rate than ever, Ian decided to hire a virtual assistant to help out. One night, a huge idea hit him. He thought of packaging all his 20+ membership sites to sell with resell rights. Merging two profitable business models, Ian had a feeling it would be a blast! This could be his first big ticket venture. Ian planned to sell the package for $197 to $297 per license.

The next day, he followed his gut feeling. He thought the big idea should be released as soon as possible. He started setting up everything that he would need and got the domain name MembershipWholesaler.com which was luckily available. There was no one doing what Ian had in mind at that time! Wholesaling membership sites were not yet saturated in the marketplace!

Being online for less than a year, Ian had managed to gain friends from the Internet business industry. So when he launched MembershipWholesaler.com, he had some affiliates who helped in getting the word out to the online buyers for 50% commissions.

In less than a week after the launch, the project was approaching the five figure mark. Ian had earned about $20,000! That’s ONE MILLION in Philippine pesos!

In less than a year, Ian had become an Internet millionaire!
Being sick and tired of forking out for cab fares all the time, Ian inquired from his bank how he could get an auto loan. There were a lot of requirements. So he decided to just get a Toyota Forunner and paid P1.4 Million or about $22,000.

Indeed… life is now good for Ian!

As Ian continued running his virtual empire, he thought he should formalize the business as a separate entity. Together with some friends and his wife, Ian established Fireball Planet Corporation and it was incorporated in May 2007.

As of this time of writing, Ian has lost count of how many websites he is running. The main site became FireballPlanet.com and some of his major sites include FireballBooks.com, FireballSoftware.com, FireballMultimedia.com, and his flagship membership sites FireballInternetMarketing.com and MembershipWholesaler.com. With almost 20 employees and more than 50,000 regular clients worldwide, FireballPlanet.com branches out in Singapore and China in April 2008 and has immediate plans to open in India, Canada, Australia, and Indonesia. Fireball planet is a true internet business success. Ian has also started venturing into outsourcing services to give jobs to talented Filipinos so they can make money online and work from home. Brace yourself for some more success stories and home business stories.

And this… is only the beginning…




Quoted from Ian Del Carmen;

Difficulty:
“Most people think that the Philippines is a place where a lot of scams take place online, so I had to overcome that by building good relationships with my clients.”

Opportunity:
“People go to the net to surf for whatever information they may need or look for certain talent or skills that they can use. If you can offer that, why not sell it online?”

Good advise from a man who struck gold in the virtual landscape.

Sources: WiredNews

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Millionaire Blogger: John Chow

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“My World! My Rules!”

About John Chow

A little somethinig about me. My name is John Chow (as you no doubt notice from the domain name). I also go by the nick name “Moto”, named after the old video game Moto Racer. I live in Vancouver, Canada pretty much all my life. Before discovering the internet, I was a partner in a local Richmond printing company. After over a decade of running a print shop, I decided it was time for a change, and the internet was where I was going to stake my claim.

On April 1999, I started a little technology site call The TechZone. That site has risen to become one of the largest hardware tech sites on the net. Currently the site has over 10,000 pages and gets over 200,000 page views per day.

Besides taking care of the day to day business at The Tech Zone, I can be seen riding my bike around Vancouver, working out at Fitness World or climbing Grouse Mountain. I am best known for his famous quote “My World! My Rules!” and “Oh well.”


Online ventures:

John Chow started with TheTechZone, in 1999 —”a major resource for hardware news and reviews.” Later on, he created TTZ Media Network, which provides a shopping and price comparison engine for technology-focused web publishers, with over 250,000 page views per month. It’s his main source of income.

Make Money Online: At, John Chow dot Com, he writes articles on how to make money online, along with variety of content on food, travel, and cars. His website is full of articles of “how you can monetize your website, increase traffic, and build an online business.”

John Chow dot Com is currently PR6 with Google, and receives 300,000 page views/month. Back in December, 2006 —John Chow started a very aggressive link back campaign, in which he would give a link back for every review of his blog when the text anchor ‘make money online‘ was used. Which proved to be a huge success, John now has over 870 links from various sites as a direct result of this campaign.

This has proved to be very successful for John not only his getting huge link, but also, since the inception of link campaign his blog income has grown from $2790.05 in December, 2006 to $12,569.61 in June, 2007, an increase in revenue of $9,779.56.

Link campaigns haven’t attributed completely to the growth in links, and revenue, but in advertising also. In the below image, you can see the difference.

Source of income: While many bloggers generate most of the income from Google AdSense. John Chow dot Com, get only about 6% (about $800) of the total income of Johnchow.com from AdSense. The largest increase came from ReviewMe ($3,800 for June), because the cost for a review from John has gone up from $100 to $400.

John Chow dot Com has has about 10 income sources. Some of these sources are Text-Link-Ads, Kontera, ReviewMe!, AdSense, and affiliate sales. So, you see, diversification is an important concept on his blog.

The aggressive tactics which have resulted in such high links, and revenue growth have come to him at a high price. It seems that Google is punishing John down and has dropped him to the 51st result for the term “John Chow”. Technorati has listed John as number 55 of the top 100 blogs indexed, if you look at the top 100 page there is no mention of him at all.

More importantly, John Chow is very generous with his readers. For e.g., he set up a deal with Kontera to allow small-time publishers into their advertising program, which normally has a high traffic requirements. He frequently gives away stuff he gets for free, like video cards, Zunes etc. in exchange for links to him.

John Chow dot Com is a must-read for anyone interested in monetizing a blog or other website, or just generally interested in how SEO techniques work. While many SEO e-books require you to pay, his is totally free.

John Chow is Now a Multi-Millionaire

So, John Chow is on his permanent vacation. I just hope that it’s not an RIP vacation (just kidding).

This vacation is actually the result when John Chow finally sold his “TTZ” company. He didn’t disclosed the amount of sale but I think it’s multi-million, if not billions based on his statement:

Sarah and I plan to spend the next year traveling the world. This is the final realization of a dream. Truth of the matter is, I never expected this day would come so soon. I remember the first time I received a multi-million dollar offer for TTZ. It was during the Dot Com boom days and I said no. Six months later, the Internet crashed. Those who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat them. I do not intend to repeat the same mistake by saying no this time around. (emphasis mine)

That multi-million offer was actually happened before which according to him he’s carrying his regret after rejecting the offer. So since he bit the offer for his TTZ now, it obviously means it’s again another multi-million offer if not billions.

Additional: (As of May 2008 Data)
John Chow dot Com now makes over $30k / month on the blog alone!

Sources: johnchow.com, ditii.com, selaplana.com

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

The Million Dollar Homepage: Alex Tew

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The Million Dollar Homepage

MillionDollarHomepage.com Networth: $3 Million
Founder: Alex Tew
Age: 22

It took a 21-year-old a few minutes to come up with an idea which has made him more than one million dollars in four months. So what's his secret?

It started with a blank notepad, an overdraft and a shortage of socks.

Now it's a million-dollar business.

Last August, as a three-year degree loomed, Alex Tew lay on his bed in his family home in Cricklade, Wiltshire. It was time for his nightly brainstorming session.

This time, the problem was his finances. He already had an overdraft, which was sure to multiply at university, and he felt his poverty was reflected by his lack of decent, or matching, socks.

The first thing he wrote in his pad was "How can I become a millionaire?" Twenty minutes later, the Million Dollar Homepage idea was born.

It was selling pixels, the dots which make up a computer screen, as advertising space, costing a dollar per dot. The minimum purchase was $100 for a 10x10 pixel square to hold the buyer's logo or design. Clicking on that space takes readers to the buyer's website.

With $999,000 banked so far, Alex recalls his thought process at the time. He says: "I wrote the title to spark the creativity and then wrote down the attributes the idea needed. It had to be simple to set up and understand.

Launched on 26 August 2005, the website became an Internet phenomenon. The Alexa ranking of web traffic peaked at around 127; as of 18 February 2009 (2009 -02-18), it is 42,735. On 1 January 2006, the final 1,000 pixels were put up for auction on eBay. The auction closed on 11 January with a winning bid of $38,100 that brought the final tally to $1,037,100 in gross income.


Sources: BBC News, Wikipedia.org

Monday, March 2, 2009

Meebo Millionaires: Seth Sternberg, Sandy Jen, and Elaine Wherry

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Meebo an Internet Millionaire Story

Meebo.com Networth: $3.5 Million
Founders: Seth Sternberg, Sandy Jen, and Elaine Wherry
Age:
30,29 and 27

"When we put it out we did not know if anyone would like it; we just knew that it solved our problem," explains Seth Sternberg, 28, chief executive and co-founder of Meebo.com.

The "it" in question is Meebo, a web-based instant messaging (IM) system which lets users send and receive messages from a number of different IM services, such as AOL, MSN, Yahoo and Jabber.

It is an elegant solution to the problem of having multiple accounts - many of which are not interoperable - and requiring different software downloads.

Community built

Mr Sternberg is not concerned that Meebo could be rendered obsolete if the big IM firms decided to work together and end interoperability issues.

"Yahoo and Microsoft have already made their IM network interoperable - we saw no impact.

"Meebo is a service but it has a community built around it. It is available in 59 different languages and our users did all that translating. The users felt so passionately about the product."

While he jokes about one day setting up a Meebo airline, Mr Sternberg says the priority remains to roll out essential features and to take advantage of the growing power and flexibility of the web to deliver new services.

"There are very, very few limitations to the types of software that can be run as web applications.

"Microsoft and Adobe are working on technology that will completely blur the line between whether an application comes over the web or is on the desktop."

But does he ever wish he was sitting in a cubicle at IBM, worrying about other people's budgets?

"Definitely not. When it's your own project, you are passionate about it all the time."

Sources: BBC News, http://www.playandsearch.com

 

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