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YVR Bloggers April Meetup

We are excited to announce that we are bringing in world-famous blogger John Chow to speak at our April YVR Bloggers Meetup at the elegant Modern Art Gallery in Downtown Vancouver. For those of you who don’t know John Chow, his blog is one of the top income-generating websites in the world, consistently making six figures/month.

In addition to John’s keynote presentation, well-known local artist Stewart Stephenson will be sharing a history of the Modern Art Gallery and sharing about his art work – an awesome chance to get to know the artist behind the art!

Our featured blogger for April will be Ariane Colenbrander fromVancouverscape, our featured performer will be 13 year old singing sensation Anika Venkatesh, and we have a famous local photographer Bob Garlick who will share some tips for taking better pictures for your blog!

This is going to be a very popular event so make sure you RSVP quickly to ensure you get a spot!

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Speech Info: How To Create A Six-Figure Monthly Income by Blogging

Want to make money by blogging? Want to make REALLY BIG MONEY by blogging? Then you need to meet John Chow. He will show you how he took his blog, John Chow dot Com, from zero to $40K a month in just two years. And then he’ll show you how he took it to over $100K a month after that. Not bad for “working” two hours a day, huh?

Connect with John Chow at the following links:




Stewart Stephenson – Bio:

A pioneering self-taught artist, Stewart Stephenson began his art career at an early age, creating large-scale sculptural works incorporating industrial and recycled materials.Today he specializes in abstract paintings known widely for their unique compositions, vibrant colors, and flawless resin finishes. Stewart is one of Canada’s best-selling artists and his world renowned paintings can be found in private and corporate collections around the globe, as well as at the award-winning Stewart Stephenson Modern Art Gallery in Vancouver, BC.

Stewart has captured the attention of collectors and art lovers everywhere with paintings that are unlike any other contemporary works. Often working intuitively and with no prior sketch work, Stewart’s paintings are expressive and bold. Strong, powerful brushstrokes, fine lines and experimental mark-making highlight Stephenson’s versatility as an artist. With subject matter ranging from abstract to landscape to figurative, Stewart Stephenson’s creations offer a sensory experience; a colourful amalgamation of the artist’s perception, experimentation, and original style

John Chow – Bio:

Blogger, speaker and entrepreneur. John Chow rocketed onto the blogging scene when he showed the income power of blogging by taking his blog from making zero to over $40,000 per month in just two years. And he did it working only 2 hours a day.

Today, John Chow dot Com is one of the biggest blogs on the Internet, with over 250,000 active daily readers and followers. John Chow dot Com is ranked number 16 on the AdAge Power 150 list and number 1 in the list of the Top 50 Canadian Internet Marketing Blogs.

John is the Author of Make Money Online: Roadmap of a Dot Com Mogul, which rocketed to #1 on Amazon.com within the first week of release. He has written many other books and runs one of the biggest money-making blogs in the world. He has been featured in such publications as The Vancouver Sun, the Globe and Mail, the New York Times, Entrepreneur Magazine, Ming Pao Magazine and BC Business Magazine.

John has also appeared on numerous radio and television shows, been the subject of a CBC documentary, and they’re currently making a movie about him that will premiere this summer.

Ariane Colenbrander – Bio:

Creative director/writer/editor/photographer Ariane Colenbrander has enjoyed a successful career in communication design for over two decades and this year, she’ll graduate with a copy editing certificate from Vancouver’s Simon Fraser University.

Her background and skills are extensive and cover a wide range of industries and work environments. Ariane’s lived and worked in three countries so far. This lends to many stories and experiences – the good, the bad, and the ugly.

Ariane’s photographic eye, keen pulse on Vancouver, and wandering curiosity provide online magazine Vancouverscape with a wealth of stories and features that reach a wide audience. Daily blogging, photography, and attending events while maintaining a work-life balance in a (very much non-9-to-5) busy world has been put to the test this past year with a cancer scare. Come and hear how blogging did in fact keep Ariane focused on getting well through modern medicine.

Anika Venkatesh – Bio:

Anika is a 13-year old musician from Coquitlam, BC. She first started taking an interest in music when she was 3 years old, while listening to the songs on the radio, and being able to memorize all the lyrics and sing along to each one. Not only does she sing, but she also plays the piano and the trumpet, and is beginning to teach herself guitar.

Anika sings mainly of the jazz, pop, and indie-rock genres, but enjoys singing and performing wide variety of different music styles. She composes original songs, and is currently in the RCM (Royal Conservatory of Music) Level 5 in voice, and is taking her next exam to move onto Level 7 in May. Since 2012, she has participated in different competitions, such as the Coquitlam District Music Festival (CDMF), the Vancouver X-Mas Factor Singing Competition, and is participating the CDMF competitions again in April 2014.

You can find Anika’s work on her YouTube channel, where she posts videos of concerts, covers, and vlogs. When she’s not singing or playing an instrument, Anika enjoys reading, writing, playing soccer and being with her friends. She is an avid blogger where she shows her passion for writing, crafts and book review. She is also a cake decorator in her spare time and makes wonderful cupcakes and decorates them.

You can watch some of Anika’s music on her You Tube Channel:


Bob Garlick – Bio:

Tonight’s Subject:

Improve your shooting technique to create more dynamic images for your blog

The presentation will include images from Bob’s “Street People” series

After a 15 years hiatus as a photographer Bob Garlick is back with a vengeance. He has shot for magazines and publications all over the world. He was a stringer for Maclean’s Magazine and Western Living Magazine. In Asia he shot for the South China Morning Post and many other business publications.

Now Bob is shooting Vancouver’s street people and giving them B&W prints as a way to build a unique portfolio and give something special to people on the edge. Bob has been in the communication business for over 35 years and specializes in marketing ideas and strategy, design, podcasting and photography. He is actively involved with the art scene in Vancouver and Asia.

Google “Bob Garlick” to find links to his content.

We look forward to seeing you at our April YVR Bloggers Meetup at the Stewart Stephenson Modern Art Gallery!

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