349 - Jon Morrow [Anniversary Episode]: He Made Half a Million Dollars in 9 months. This is What Kept Him Motivated

There are very few times in my life that I am so incredibly grateful to meet someone. And this was definitely one of those top 10 moments for me. Jon Morrow has created several multi-million dollar businesses. He's the founder of Smart Blogger and written several viral articles including “On dying mothers and fighting for your ideas” and “How to quit your job, move to paradise and get paid to change the world.” Jon is the epitome of overcoming obstacle. He was paralyzed from the neck down at birth. That didn't stop him. It motivated him. Because he knew he could end up in a nursing home. And nothing scared him more. I asked him everything: how he built his businesses, consulting practice, how he wrote without being able to type. And with every question I asked, he had an answer. He had a story. Or experience to share. And I'm grateful I can share it with you.


Show Notes:

Jon’s website SmartBlogger.com

Jon's most popular blogs that went viral: “On dying mothers and fighting for your ideas” and “How to quit your job, move to paradise and get paid to change the world

How to accomplish big things even when you feel small” “Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us” by Seth Godin

Tribes: The Case Studies (which Jon was featured in) + it’s a free PDF

Fight Club


Jon mentioned a few successes from his course: Danny Iny – Mirasee Jennifer Grisham – Everyday Bright Tommy Walker – (runs content for Shopify)


I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at jamesaltucher.com/podcast.


Thanks so much for listening! If you like this episode, please subscribe to “The James Altucher Show” and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts:

Apple Podcasts


iHeart Radio



Follow me on Social Media:





The James Altucher Show

James Altucher is a successful entrepreneur, investor, board member, and the writer of 11 books including the recent WSJ Bestseller, "Choose Yourself!" (foreword by Dick Costolo, CEO of Twitter).

He has started and sold several companies for eight figure exits. He's on the board of a billion revenue company, has written for The Financial Times, The New York Observer, and over a dozen popular websites for the past 15 years. He's run several hedge funds, venture capital funds, and is a successful angel investor in technology, energy, and biotech.

He has also lost all his money, made it back, lost it, made it back several times and openly discusses how he did it in his columns and books.