There seems to be no perfect occupation or job in the world. One job can give you the money but little time for your family and ties you to a location. Another can give you a lot of free time but little money and still tie you to one place.
John Chow of Vancouver, British Columbia has the answer to this problem. He’s coined the term “dot com lifestyle” for a way of living and earning money that offers “freedom of time, money, and location.” It involves Internet or online marketing where John needs only one thing to work: Internet access.
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Out of all the Internet marketers and online business owners I know, John is one of the few that has mastered the “dot com lifestyle.” Not sure what his schedule was like in the early stages of the business but now after over 18 years as a world famous blogger, John gets to spend his days as he pleases while he has a team managing many aspects of his online business.
He still blogs and vlogs for a few hours a day, but then enjoys the rest of his time traveling the world attending events and masterminds and spending time with his family… summers in Vancouver and the rest of the year in Orange County.
John has mastered the art of monetizing a blog by:
- Delivering consistent content written by himself, paid contractors and guest bloggers
- Providing a wide variety of affiliate offers
- Tapping into existing systems that take advantage of High Ticket Affiliate Marketing (aka “The Money Makers”) like MOBE which has already paid him over $2.3 Million in less than 3 years.
- Paid advertising on his blog
(NOTE: Having multiple sources of income is important but always start with the big “Money Makers” first then you can expand to other channels)
Though I had been following John Chow’s blog for a while online, I only met him in person in late 2013 at an Internet marketing mastermind in Vancouver where he was presenting. In fact he was the one that introduced me to the MOBE Marketing and Online Business System.
Coming from the corporate world myself, I am very skeptical of most online business systems on the market as we always hear stories of scams and unethical MLM companies. I figured if John Chow, a world famous blogger is willing to promote this system and put his reputation on the line then it is good enough for me.
John is also a great example of creating multiple sources of income online. He has his own products and co-branded products and makes a large portion of his money through high ticket affiliate marketing systems like the MOBE System.
John has been one of the top earners in MOBE and was the first to qualify for the MOBE Motors program, an award incentive program that offers MOBE affiiates a vehicle of their choice through a points system based on the volume of sales.
In the video below John shares his story of how he went from being a native of China, then a resident of Downtown Eastside, Canada’s poorest neighborhood, to a successful Internet marketer and MOBE affiliate.
Here is how John Chow tells his online business story…
My name is John Chow. I’m from Vancouver, Canada.
I’m a full-time Internet marketer. I’ve been doing this since 1998. I divide my time between Vancouver and sunny Orange County.
I worked at a job for a grand total of 8 months in my entire life.
My first job was at McDonald’s. I lasted 4 hours before I quit. The second job was a phone solicitor for a carpet cleaning company. I lasted like 3 weeks before they fired me from that job. My final job, I was a car audio salesman employee in B Sound in Vancouver. But I lasted about 8 months before they fired me from that job. After that, I decided that working sucks and I never did it again.
It’s not that I’m unemployed. I’m just unemployable.
What attracted me to online marketing is what I call the “dot com lifestyle.” The dot come lifestyle means freedom of time, money, and location.
I know people who make a lot of money like business owners. The problem is they have no time to spend it on fun, family. Conversely, I know people who have a lot of time but they got no money, so what’s the use of that?
The ideal is to have both time and money.
But even with time and money, odds are you’re tied under location. Internet marketing allows me to run my business from anywhere in the world like right now, I’m down in sunny Orange County. During the summer months, it gets a little hot here, so I go back up to Vancouver where I maintain a perfect 72 degrees. When it gets cold in Vancouver, I fly back down here.
No matter where I am in the world, as long as I have access to the Internet, I can log on and make money.
I first found out about MOBE during a Mastermind in San Diego. That’s where I met the founder, Matt Lloyd. He and I hit it off right away. Shortly after the Mastermind, I joined MOBE.
Since joining MOBE, it’s been an amazing adventure. I’ve been with MOBE for a little 2 years now, and since that time, I’ve made a little over $1 million from it.
As part of the reward for reaching $1 million, I was given this ring to recognize my achievement. It’s big with 34 diamonds. It’s the million-dollar ring club. It costs about $15,000. It’s basically a recognition for my achievement. I wear it with my pride. It’s something I hope a lot of people strive for.
MOBE’s original car program used to be called MOBE Merc. Any affiliate who qualified was able to get a Mercedes-Benz. I was the first MOBE licensee to actually qualify for a Mercedes, and I picked up a 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL550.
But since then, Matt Lloyd, the founder of MOBE, had decided to expand the program from MOBE Merc to MOBE Motors and allow licensees with honors to get any car they want. They’re no longer limited to Mercedes-Benz.
With that, I decided to turn in my SL550 and I got me a brand-new 2015 Jaguar F-Type.
It looks good. It drives great, and it sounds amazing. I mean the sound coming out of the exhaust is so intoxicating. I mean it can scare children and little old ladies if I wanted to do that, which I don’t, but that’s one of the unintended consequences.
See? I just scared the lady next to me. What the hell? Yeah. Yeah, it’s really loud as you can see.
This is the kind of car you wish you can have, you wish you can have when you were a teenager, but you couldn’t afford it. It’s like having a childhood dream come true. I mean there’s nothing better than this ‑ top down, cruising, sunny. Wow!
Once you met the requirements, you will be given a phone call from MOBE or email. They will tell you that you qualified for a brand-new car.
Then all you’ve got to do is just go down to your favorite car dealership, pick up whatever car you want, and choose the car. Go for a test drive. Sign the paperwork and MOBE will pay for the car and you have a brand-new car for free. It can’t get any better than that.
Internet marketing has completely changed my life. Today, I have time, money, location freedom. My wife doesn’t work. I work at home.
Every day I walk my daughter to school. I bring her lunch. I pick her up from school. My daughter has grown up with both parents in the house, and to her, that is perfectly normal. In fact, she didn’t realize that most families have the parents working outside of home until she got to school and she’s wondering how come her friends’ parents don’t pick them up from school.
The Internet allowed for that.
More than money, that is what’s really important for me. It’s very, very cool. I mean I’m providing her a lifestyle. It’s just something that I dream about. I set a goal to achieve it, and I’m not going to sugarcoat this thing.
This isn’t easy. It does require work. You do have to make a major commitment to do this business, but if you put in the work and you’re committed to it, this can be achieved.
You can live the dot com lifestyle. I’ve done it, and I’m perfect proof of that.
I mean I didn’t come from wealthy family. I was born in a small farming village in mainland China. I grew up in the Downtown Eastside, which is the poorest neighborhood in all of Canada, and I was kicked growing up. Both my parents had to work to make ends meet. I had a little brother to take care for a while, so I didn’t come from money.
But I’ll tell you what happened. Coming from a communist country, my parents, they worked their butts off to get me to a new country so I can have a better opportunity. My dad always told me, growing up. He said that, “You came from a communist country where opportunities are limited, but here you can be anything you want to be.”
I hope my story inspires you to go after your dream. I’ve been doing this for quite a while, and I will not trade this for anything else in the world. I mean the ability to live the dot com lifestyle, have time freedom, money freedom, location freedom, the ability to walk my daughter to school, bring her lunch, pick her up, having her ask me why her friends don’t have parents who pick them up.
If that interests you, if this something you want for yourself, then I invite you to check MOBE out.
If you look at your job where you’re being used as an employee, used as a sprocket in the wheel, if the idea of having your own business but not just having your business but also having help from a lot of people, like-minded people that can lift you up and help you achieve your goal, if that business is for you, then check MOBE out.
I mean it’ pretty much given me a lifestyle that a few years ago I never thought would be possible.