Kontera Offers $100 Cash To New Publishers

Kontera has a new promotion running from now until January 15, 2009. If you sign-up for an account, they’ll give you $100 once you’ve made $75. In other words, join Kontera today, earn $75 by running their ads and they’ll pay you $100 instead. That’s a $25 bonus! Sounds like a good deal to me.

Kontera recently re-launched their publisher center to allow publishers instant access to their ad code and begin working with Kontera in minutes upon sign up. This has been huge in terms of publishers looking for instant gratification. Along with the light speed sign up process, Kontera offers plugins for most blogging platforms so installation of the code is as simple as uploading the script to your WordPress plugins folder and activating.

The only way to get this $100 sign-up special is by applying via this link. Unfortunately, that’s not an affiliate link so I don’t get anything for referring you. However, Kontera has been a long time sponsor of this blog so I’m more than happy to give their promotion a shout out. This offer is available for sign-ups through Jan 15th 2009. So, the sooner you sign-up with Kontera the sooner you can start earning.

$100 Kontera Sign Up Bonus

60 thoughts on “Kontera Offers $100 Cash To New Publishers”

  1. Ben Pei says:

    Aww no chance for those who signed up long ago? By the way thanks for visiting my blog John. That little picture in MyBlogLog is good enough! I hope you like it..

    1. Ahhh I’m still waiting for the great one to grace my blog!! I guess I just gotta keep posting lol

    2. yeh, same question here..
      what if i have signed up already but haven’t started yet ?

      1. Car Blog says:

        Then you wont get the 100$ benefit.

  2. Sounds like a good deal.

    How can I see Kontera in action? I can’t figure out where you’re using Kontera on your blog, since I’m not sure what to look for. I read some of your earlier posts to try and figure it out, but I’m still not sure what to look for? (I want to see the end in mind)

    1. John Chow says:

      Kontera are the double underlined links in the blog post. When you hover over the link, it shows an ad.

  3. Ashley says:

    Has anyone actually made any money from Kontera? I signed up a few months ago and ran their ads on my blogs for a couple of months but they were never able to deliver ads that were even remotly relevant to my content and I only earned like 1 or 2 cents per click, which didn’t ad up to much. I run sports blogs so maybe that was the issue.

    What has other people’s experience been with them?

    1. Ben Pei says:

      I am on the make money field and I get few cents per click as well..

      1. not sure if its worth , i think it works well with good traffic on your site

    2. A few cents per click definitely seems kinda low!!

    3. I’m not too crazy about Kontera. Since you had no luck with them, you should try Infolinks. I’ve been earning good money with them.

  4. Kontera disappoints to be quite honest and bold. Very low payouts and I think (not 100% sure) it slows down the loading process of a page. After removing it from my blog I noticed faster load times and other subtle differences ..like people not getting annoyed with the ads and staying longer to read the actual blog.

    1. Ben Pei says:

      I had some impulsion to remove it as well.. Didn’t work very well for me.

      1. i never tried it, read that it was not worth if you did not have great traffic

    2. Well I guess there we have it!!! Still maybe worth a look – perhaps it’s just not optimized well enough?? I’d like to hear Johns take on how its working for him

    3. I noticed the slowness as well on my own sites.

  5. thanks for paying a visit John , my bloglog picture of you on my blog makes it look good…I ve not tried this…the payouts are good when you have traffic

    1. Ben Pei says:

      LOL you said exact same thing as me. John visiting his top commentators? I hope I didn’t disappoint him..

      1. You have a great blog, he wont be disappointed

        1. Ben Pei says:

          Thats a compliment there my friend.. I am touched.

  6. How do readers feel when they hover over those links and get those pop ups? I’ve seen mixed emotions with using this kind of service.

    1. Ben Pei says:

      Well it really depends.. Whether the reader is acceptive or not. Even the best thing in the world will get negative comments.

      1. I’ll give it a shot. I decided to turn it into an experiment and a blog post.

        1. Ben Pei says:

          There you go.. one more great idea to interact with your readers!

    2. I think I had Kontera confused with another network – in reality, a few cents per click for those words turned into ad links within your post isn’t THAT bad

      And I can’t see that many people getting upset about it – its not really that intrusive I think

    3. It may work well for a high traffic site or blog

  7. raj says:

    They had a great feature in their reporting panel but they actual REMOVED it!!! Makes no sense. Actually two features: (1) report by keyword and (2) by URL/domain. Both are gone, or move somewhere where it’s not obvious.

  8. How long does it take Kontera to show up on my blog after I install the plugin John? Seems like they’re taking their time.

  9. Thanks for the heads up about this – I dont know that I’ll sign up, as I want to develop other networks first, but it is a good thing to know about atleast

  10. Li Weng says:

    Hey John, you realize your page title for this post actually says “Kontera Offers 0 Cash..”… Anyway I’m off for the day. laterz.

    1. I was gonna post something about that myself actually – hopefully he changes it!! Cause 0 cash is not much of an offer

      if you read the title with the 0, its actually kinda funny lol!!

    2. Ben Pei says:

      Lol yeah I noticed that too!

  11. Chester says:

    That’s not fair πŸ™ What about existing Kontera publisher?

  12. Scott says:

    I just signed up 2 days ago, damn.

  13. Stephen says:

    Be VERY careful with KONTERA. They were extremely shady and dishonest with me. Don’t believe any of their promises unless it is written down.

    1. Ben Pei says:

      Why? What experience did you have?

    2. Ben Pei says:

      What experience did you have?

    3. Come back & tell us what went down.

  14. jesse grant says:

    Kontera is okay , you need lots of traffic or thousands of pages of content to really make some good money , I have over 400 pages of content with kontera text links and have made about 14$ since july , though it has been picking up lately so I could see the potential of being a publisher . Im also pretty sure after you reach 100$ they allow you to become an affiliate by referring other publishers, who knows how long it will take me to get to that point. Its a goal of sort i guess

  15. That’s very interesting!

  16. If you have good traffic then Kontera will works goods for you

  17. I have signed up for Kontera weeks ago and there is no way i could get this $100. Im earning alot from them now.

  18. Hmm.. Isn’t selling do follow links on your blog “illegal” in the Google Law? Is guess it is.. and John knows it why πŸ˜‰ I would surely sign up.. But I’m not gonna place these ads on my blog.. Maybe on some other website.. Thanks anyways John! πŸ™‚

  19. I had some impulsion to remove it as well.. Didn’t work very well for me.

  20. BusinessX says:

    The bonus is tempting, as are other offers. But I am trying to push amazon links on keywords. It takes awhile as I am doing it manually as I post, but it should beat anything else out there. Plus, they are not paid ads.

  21. Hey, I signed up a week agao, So I wont get this offer right..?
    Bad luck to me. I should have waited till today.

    Thanks for letting me know this.

  22. Martin says:

    KONTERA sucks big time! their payments are ridiculously low, the script is slowing the loading of your site a lot and their support sucks as well. dont even bother, i wasted months with them.

  23. ignacio says:

    making money with kontera requires a lot of patience and a lot of traffic,so be
    prepared to t stand by

  24. ShoutWhat says:

    Hey this is kool, I’ve just started blogging for around two to three months am I eligible for this?

  25. Hello,

    My name is Vered from Kontera.

    Thanks for this great post John. I wanted to drop by and bring to your attention a major issue that needs to be corrected right away.

    The new sign up offer is as follows: Sign up to Kontera, reach $75 in earnings and Kontera will round up your first payment to $100. This means Kontera is throwing in an extra $25 – not $100 as was reported here…

    The offer is available for sign-ups through Jan 15th and as you mentioned only sign-ups through the following link will qualify http://www.kontera.com/ads-for-site/become-a-kontera-publisher?sr=100414&BD=35&pr=1000 .

    Thanks to everyone who commented here and please know that we’re always happy to help/offer suggestions to get your Kontera earnings up. Feel free to contact Kontera Support support[@]kontera.com with any question, comment or request.

    Thanks again John and happy holidays everyone

  26. Duncan says:

    Thanks for the clarification.

    Though John was wrong about the $100, I still thank him for reminding me to sign up fro Kontera.

  27. Aditya says:

    Great post John. I am already up with Kontera and have made some nice money with them.

    I wrote a new post on my blog at http://techravings.info/2008/12/stumbleuponcom-traffic-case-study-and.html which is about getting more and more traffic from StumbleUpon. While writing, that I included some of the tweaks learned from you (indirectly).

  28. John this is awesome dude, thanks for hosting this promotion, Kontera is an excellent way to monetize any blog.


  29. uwak says:

    thanks for great offering john…..good news in last month on 2008……

  30. Mr. Monies says:

    Thanks John. I signed up last week so hopefully I will get the bonus too.

    I have added it to my super massive post titled:

    23 Blog Money Makers for 2009.

    I have joined up on all 23 ad networks and will keep stats on them all over 2009. I simply want to make money using the Internet and perhaps one day have Earnings Reports similar to John Chow! Good luck to all you other blog money makers out there and a Merry Christmas and a prosperous new year to all !


  31. that’s almost 50 times what I had made on Kontera before I gave up on them.

  32. BobM says:

    Thanks a lot for the Kontera link. Just signed up. If I may ask whats the social plug-in your using in lower right side of post please. I like it!

  33. It is rather difficult to earn $100 from Kontera, especially for small bloggers. I have signed up but I wish they had offered $100 free advertising credits.

  34. Kontera website signup sheet did not show the offer though. Assuming that the URL in the Kontera services comment works even though their URL does not mention about the offer either.

  35. Darn, I had already been a member, but haven’t implemented it yet on my blog. I’m going to wait a little longer ’til I get over 100 posts up and running, then maybe set it up through the Kontera WordPress plugin.

    What does everyone think of Kontera in general as far as in-text linking? What kinds of conversions are you getting?

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