Evil AGLOCO Income Opportunity

by derek on May 30, 2007 · 6 comments

John Chow, the self-proclaimed Root of All Evil, has released an eBook titled Make Money Online With John Chow dot Com.

Last night as I was reading through the material, I came across John’s discussion on his recommended money-makers and that list includes the much-hyped AGLOCO.

Like many people, I signed up for an account and have signed up a few referrals but with the “over-promise and under-deliver” approach on the release of the Viewbar I kind of lost interest for awhile.

AGLOCO Income Opportunity
In John’s eBook, he mentions that his AGLOCO network contains over 16,000 people and has been growing by more than 100 new people per day. As this piece of information hit me, I thought of an evil way that John (or other large AGLOCO members) can begin earning real money even before the Viewbar is ever released.

My idea is that John can offer his readers the opportunity to buy an AGLOCO link on his site for a specific post or maybe for a predefined period of time. By buying a link on John’s site, you would have your AGLOCO Referral Link used and reap the rewards of the volume that John has been gaining in his AGLOCO network.

With this idea, John wins immediately as he earns money upfront and the other party wins by earning a new source of AGLOCO referrals. While John does have the cost of lost AGLOCO referrals while that link is active, he is essentially hedging his bets in the event that the AGLOCO Viewbar never becomes available.

Risk vs. Reward
John mentions that his AGLOCO network is growing by more than 100 people per day, however there is no distinction on how many of those 100 are direct referrals versus extended referrals of his overall network.

Therefore purchasing an AGLOCO Referral Link on John’s site would not have any guarantee of generating new referrals for your network. Obviously that would be a risk in purchasing a link but could well be worth the risk depending on the price of the link.

As previously mentioned, John runs the risk of losing out on a few additional referrals but with more than 16,000 people in his network this is a small percentage. The reward from John’s perspective is an immediate source of revenue regardless of when the AGLOCO Viewbar is actually released.

What Do You Think?
John, what do you think about this idea for an additional source of blogging income for your site? To the readers of my site, would you be interested in purchasing an AGLOCO Referral Link on John’s site to try and boost your own network? What price would you pay?

If John or any other large AGLOCO network members are interested in this idea, I would be more than happy to offer my AGLOCO Referral Link as a proof of concept. :twisted:

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Jim June 1, 2007 at 8:46 am

I believe we are already talking too much about this guy and
his blog…come on
there are so many better blogs out there to talk about..and he is teaching people how to make money on line
ya sure…

derek June 1, 2007 at 12:47 pm

Jim, you are right that there is an awful lot of chatter around the blogosphere touting the success of John Chow and trying to piggy back on some of that success.

Whether you believe John is teaching others how to make money online, it is hard to argue with the success he has had. In my opinion, I have learned by example from some of the things John does and I enjoy reading his blog although I have started to see more posts on his site that I pass over.

You mention the many other better blogs. I know of a few that I read regularly but I would like to hear your feedback on which sites you find to be of the most value. Which are your preferred sites?

lucia June 6, 2007 at 3:25 pm

My blog is way to new and has little content. It’s not worth paying a penny for links yet. (I don’t think so anyway!)

Or am I wrong?

derek June 6, 2007 at 3:39 pm

Only you can say whether it is right for you or not. Personally, I’ve taken an approach to try and spend as little as possible out of my pocket to build my sites. However, I have been spending some of the money that I am starting to earn on advertising or other services to better my blogging.

But for new blogs, it can be quite successful to pay for a little advertising/links to get your name out there and build up quickly.

lucia June 6, 2007 at 3:44 pm

I guess I thought I’d wait until I had at least 50 posts up. I’ve had a knitting blog for a long time, and I know that no matter what I intend,the personality of my blog will need to develop over the first few months.

Right now, I’m trying to build a blog roll and I need to think about my template. Anyone who visits can see I’m using one that comes with the WP installation. I wanted to defer my full decision until I knew what sort of things I really want to place on the sidebar, and decide if I prefer Kontera or Adsense ads etc.!

After that I might advertise a little!

derek June 6, 2007 at 4:31 pm

Lucia, I think that is an appropriate strategy. It is a good idea to get a decent amount of content going on your site before you start slapping up ads.

As I just mentioned in my latest blogging for money post, you should try to use a few different advertising sources to have a diverse source of income. When you limit yourself to just one tool, you are fully dependent on that one source of income.

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