John Chow’s Last Dot Com Pho in Vancouver took place on August, 28, 2010. It was an event that was marked by high attendance and relaxed, cheerful spirit.

Michael Kwan was kind enough to take a video of John Chow and me rubbing shoulders and having a chat.

The video is a good example of how people are interacting during the lunch meetings. You’ll also learn something new about John’s iPad vest pocket and what to watch out for when you have your business cards printed by Print 24.

As is the case almost every week, I was able to meet, exchange business cards and interact with a few new people in addition to getting to know better the people that I’ve met before.

Last Saturday was a very memorable event because John Chow is moving out of Vancouver before the end of August to the Emerald city, Seattle.

John Chow is a prominent A blogger who knows how to make money online, and plenty of it too.

In my post Make Money Online by John Chow Review I have reviewed his first physical book which was published in April, 2010.

Blog Profit Camp is a course by John Chow which recently come out. Blog Profit Camp has since closed out to new students but will reopen in near future. I’m taking the course myself and so far it has been very good.

You don’t need to rush to buy it right now because you may want to read my review of it first.

I won’t be writing the review until I have gone through the whole course personally. I have done the book review the same way, only after reading it.

As pointed out in my post Succeed Online Networking At Internet Marketing Events, attending live events and networking with like minded people who are at different levels in their online business is one of the key activities that will help you succeed and make money online.

It’s been great learning from John Chow because of his experience and business acumen.

But there are also other people who bring a lot to the learning table at Dot Com Pho.

Everybody has something unique to contribute.

Take for example Ed Lau, who is not only very opinionated but has some great skills. One of them is photography. He takes great professional pictures. He can also design logos.

Another person you can learn a great deal from is Michael Kwan. He is a very high quality professional writer who does not only great reviews but can help you with any writing tasks like press releases.

Michael Kwan and Ed Lau

At John Chow's Last Dot Com Pho

Ariane Colenbrander, Bonnie Sainsbury and Ed Lau

Arriane, Bonnie and Ed

John Chow

Picture of some participants in John Chow's last Dot Com Pho in Vancouver

There are plenty of people who go to live internet marketing events who have great skills which you can learn from them.

You can also hire them to do a particular job that you don’t have the skills for and that you don’t have the time or desire to learn.

A particularly skilled person when it comes to You Tube is Josh Rimer. He’s a comedian too and is already getting closer to his goal of being famous online.

There are other remarkable people that I’ve met at small local internet marketing events like the Dot Com Pho. I’ll be mentioning them in my future posts.

John Chow will be missed in Vancouver by all the people who have ever had the honor of meeting him.

He’ll be missed at his Dot Com Pho lunch meetings in Vancouver which will just not be the same without him.

But life will go on and John has promised to visit from time to time, maybe even once a month. We shall see.

If you want to succeed online, I urge you to not just work behind your computer.

Do get out to some live internet marketing events as often as you possibly can and do some vigorous networking.

Please do realize that I’m not just talking about the big internet marketing events and gatherings with hundreds of people in attendance.

Find out if there are any small local events like Dot Com Pho in your area. I’m sure there is something like that going on.

Even if you have to travel to the neighboring city, it will be worth doing every so often.

What to do next?

Comment about this post in the comment section.

What do you think of John Chow moving out of Vancouver?

Will you miss him here or are you looking forward to welcoming him in Seattle?

Have you been attending any live internet marketing events?

Have you found a small local internet marketing regular event that you’ve attended or plan to go to?

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Networking with other internet marketers and bloggers is one of the most important things you can do to increase your chances of online success.

Internet marketing events are the best opportunities to network with your peers and expert internet marketers.

Another way to network is to comment on other blogs and to use social media.

Commenting is an excellent way to start and build relationships with other people who blog in your field or niche and on related subjects.

If you haven’t read it yet, please check out my post on getting traffic through commenting Get Blog Traffic With Comments.

Now let’s get back to

Internet Marketing Events, Networking

Networking at live internet marketing events is by far the most effective way to get to know and to get connected to people who are working on their online success as well as those who are hugely successful already and to build relationships with them.

Nothing can replace meeting people face to face, shaking their hands and having a chat eyeball to eyeball. It is by far the best way to get connected.

Having a lunch, dinner or a drink together with another marketer or blogger has a lasting impact and can lead to future cooperation or joint ventures.

It can do more for your business than just about anything else.

The lessons learned from the formal speeches and lectures at internet marketing live events are very good indeed and taking notes from them and reviewing them later can serve you well.

But the impact of meeting with people like Alex Jeffreys, John Chow, Paul Wilson and many others that I’ve had the fortune to meet and rubbing shoulders with them will last forever.

Some of them will become your friends and quite likely joint venture partners.

I’ll never forget my first live internet marketing event and the lasting friendships it brought. I wrote about it in Marketing With Alex Las Vegas Workshop 2010.

I don’t remember much from the workshop lectures anymore (I shall review my notes soon) but I very clearly remember all the people I met there and there are several I became friends with and we keep in touch and help one another.

You can never meet enough people who are involved in internet marketing.

It’s my goal to keep on going to as many events as I possibly can.

Of course the more people you meet the better chance you’ll have to meet others through their network of friends.

Sometimes you can first become aware of outstanding internet marketers like Dr David Klein through your current friends blogs and look to meet them at the earliest opportunity.

I exchanged comments with Dr David Klein on John Chow’s blog and you can bet that I’ll be looking to meet Dr DK at an event as soon as possible.

He is said to be the most connected person on the internet.

It may seem that internet marketing is a lonely affair of a person sitting behind a computer without any direct non virtual involvement with other people.

While sitting and working behind a computer is one of the necessary activities, networking with others at live events is, in addition to email list building, the most vital and indispensable activity that every internet marketer who is successful or hoping to succeed must engage in.

I will be posting about internet marketing live events and networking from time to time and taking you there through my narration and reports.

Nobody can be everywhere and I think that reading those posts will be helpful to you.

It will also serve as a reminder and an encouragement to you to go out and participate in any internet marketing event that you can.

Please comment about what you liked about this post and about anything that came into your mind while reading it.

Let me know which events you have attended and how they impacted you and your online business.

How important to you is networking at live internet marketing events? Is it at the top or where would you put it on a scale 1 to 10 with 1 being the most important?

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