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Twitter Contest – Win a $497 Blog Mastermind Course

written by John Chow on January 12, 2009


It’s time to hold my first Twitter only contest. That’s right, the only way to enter this contest is by being on Twitter. The contest is going to be really simple to enter and I will have some really nice prizes up for grabs, starting with a $497 membership into the Yaro Stark’s Blog Mastermind program. I’ll add more prizes in the coming days but this will be a good start. If you wish to offer a prize in exchange for some press, send me an email. I’m looking for big prizes that cost hundreds of dollars.

Blog Mastermind is by far the most complete course on blogging that I have ever came across. If you follow the six month course, there should be no reason why you couldn’t make full time income with part time blogging. Yaro has students making up to $30,000 per month with blogs valued at $5 million. I highly recommend anyone who’s thinking about making money by blogging to enroll in this course. Here’s how you can win it.

  1. Follow me on Twitter.
  2. Tweet the following message to your followers

    Just entered the $497 Blog Mastermind contest. You can win by following @JohnChow and retweet. He follows back too!

The script I’m using to track entries is set up to detect so make sure you have that item if you want to create your own tweet. This contest is open to anyone in the Twitter world. The winner will be announce at the end of the month or when I hit 10,000 followers, whichever comes first. Good luck and enter now!

What Is Twitter Anyway?

For the dozen or so people who are still in the dark about what Twitter is and why they should be on it, this video should help explain it in plain English.

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Barock January 12, 2009 at 1:20 pm

I had twet it John… thanks. wish me luck

Taris Janitens January 12, 2009 at 1:23 pm

BOOOOOOOO double post!!! :P

Barock January 12, 2009 at 2:34 pm

Yeah i’m so sorry, it’s really unexpressly…

Money Money Money January 13, 2009 at 9:55 am

I have entered too John :)

Pallab January 17, 2009 at 4:45 am

I am in too.

Barock January 12, 2009 at 1:20 pm

I had twit it John… thanks. wish me luck

glowlikeastar January 12, 2009 at 1:20 pm

Pretty nice offer you have here, John. This course really looks helpful.

Nicholas James January 12, 2009 at 1:21 pm

Nice contest! Good luck to everyone who participates

Taris Janitens January 12, 2009 at 1:22 pm

I really have to get on this twitter business lol

Richard M January 12, 2009 at 1:31 pm

Twitter is addicting once you join you’ll never want to leave. The Power Twitter firefox extension is a must have, unless of course you prefer TweetDeck.

TYCP Entertainment Magazine January 14, 2009 at 5:04 am

You should create a Twitter account. It’s great.

John January 12, 2009 at 1:27 pm

i twittered away…trying to use it more now these day so this is a nice start.

ZK@internet Marketing Blog January 12, 2009 at 1:30 pm

tweeted , awaiting results

Alex | January 12, 2009 at 1:30 pm

Entered, what a great prize. :)

contentpig January 12, 2009 at 1:32 pm

Awesome contest I’m in! Also just noticed in the paragraph after the twitter instructions you have a typo for your twitter username should read @johnchowdotcom

Firas Steitiyeh January 12, 2009 at 1:33 pm

i twtd it as well, wish me luck guys

good luck to all of you as well :)


Jonathan Muller January 12, 2009 at 1:35 pm

Great contest John, that course by Yaro is incredible. I’m in and I hope you get lots of contestants. Twitter is such a useful tool.

David Hobson January 12, 2009 at 1:36 pm

I just posted a tweet about the contest.

jesse January 12, 2009 at 1:37 pm

Great stuff John , im glad you jumped on the twitter contest bandwagon , I wish everyone the best :P

Mikkel January 12, 2009 at 1:39 pm

Have tweeted it! (;

Henrik January 12, 2009 at 1:42 pm

I am in! Looks like twitter is working as I found this post through the link on twitter ;-)
Is it just me or does it seem like Twitter is just exploding over the last few weeks?

Webatlantis January 12, 2009 at 2:02 pm

I am in too.. Just tweeted it..

Maxp76 ( aka Massimo ) January 12, 2009 at 2:02 pm

Just done! ;-)
John knows hot to get traffic!! :-)
The course is a great gift!!!

Mukhammad January 12, 2009 at 2:03 pm

I wish to get money

Nick DeStefano January 12, 2009 at 2:04 pm

Check it out following you ramblings and sent message and sent you tweet..OK NOW SEND PRIZE…. Thanks The Duke

Sean January 12, 2009 at 2:29 pm

Awesome, I love money, and free stuff! Tweeted, thanks John!

Pheak Tol January 12, 2009 at 2:34 pm

everybody is doing twitter contests! tweet, tweet!

Jamaise January 12, 2009 at 3:20 pm
Rich January 12, 2009 at 3:30 pm

Awesome contest John, you continue to deliver.

Cupid Blogger January 12, 2009 at 3:41 pm

I have tweet it. Wish me luck

[email protected] January 12, 2009 at 3:48 pm

wow this is the 3rd or 4th Twitter contest I’ve seen over the weekend. I guess this is the “new facebook” that all must get

Monty - January 12, 2009 at 4:15 pm

Done as @sensonize :D

American Idol January 12, 2009 at 4:57 pm

More Twitter spam.
If more than 5 people I followed on twitter sent the same tweet, I’d see it as spam and stop following them straight away.
The sooner Twitter stop this type of self promotion the better otherwise it will just become another spam service.

Zak Show January 12, 2009 at 5:23 pm

Done as @Zakshow

Logan Thompson January 12, 2009 at 5:30 pm

Hmmm.. Sounds a lot like ShoeMoney’s contest. Excellent prize though. Good luck everyone!

BarbaraSanborn January 12, 2009 at 5:36 pm

Done….I love contests

TStrump January 12, 2009 at 6:13 pm

Tweeted and entered your contest.

Earn Extra Money Online January 12, 2009 at 6:25 pm

Nice prize…I’ve been listening to some of Yaro’s students in podcasts that he has up on his blog and there’s some great content there. Definitely an awesome course and well worth the up front cost in value.

I’ll just mosey on over to Twitter and add ya…with the tweet of course.

GP January 12, 2009 at 6:27 pm

I entered for this as well. I twittered this just now. Thanks for another great contest John.

E-Business Blog Com January 12, 2009 at 7:03 pm

@E_BusinessBlog done to tweeted and entered your contest.

Henrik Blunck January 12, 2009 at 7:04 pm

Hi John

You just got me listening. That prize is amazing….

Just twittered about it, of course. :-)

Achute January 12, 2009 at 7:13 pm

Just twitted this contest . Thank you for hosting such a contest

Chef Patrick January 12, 2009 at 7:42 pm

Awesome prize, pick me pick me :)

[email protected] January 12, 2009 at 8:17 pm

John U always do innovative things i wish all the best and eagerly waiting for the results …


Seo Creations January 12, 2009 at 8:40 pm

Pretty nice offer you have here, John. I had twit it John… thanks. wish me luck

Reyn Aria January 12, 2009 at 8:58 pm

I love that course and of course I’m in!

jessylingmy January 12, 2009 at 8:59 pm

hmm…very clear explanation of twitter. I think many still don’t understand twitter.

Malaika Morris January 12, 2009 at 9:07 pm

I’ve definitely wanted to be a part of that course ever since I’ve heard about it. Thanks.

game-girl January 12, 2009 at 9:13 pm

It is really a good definition of Twitter , I think many people will be attracted to the course.

Marketing Business Review January 12, 2009 at 9:53 pm

Hi John,

Its done. This is a must have course for any blogger, I hope I win.

led January 12, 2009 at 9:54 pm

Nice twitter video.

John, I think you’re underestimating the # of people out that who have no clue about twitter!

Joy January 12, 2009 at 10:16 pm

That’s an awesome video. I’ll send that to the non-tweeps still in the dark.

Latina January 12, 2009 at 10:44 pm

I’ll retweet this. Its worth a try.

Gerry from January 12, 2009 at 11:52 pm

WOW ! Another contest. I love contests.

I hope I win.

Thanks Johno !

wisdom January 13, 2009 at 12:31 am

Nice contest, too bad I dont’ have a twitter account.

jlchannel January 13, 2009 at 1:59 am

I hope I can win and I hope you get 10,000 followers tomorrow…

jlchannel January 13, 2009 at 2:00 am

I hope I can win and you should hit 10,000 followers by tomorrow.

Website Developmentology January 13, 2009 at 3:58 am

I have entered this contest as well, that blogging program sounds really nice, I would love to win that. Good luck to everyone! :)

Ben Pei January 13, 2009 at 4:04 am

Twittered too!

Mike January 13, 2009 at 4:42 am

I definitely need some coffee, it took me two read throughs on how enter the contest.

SEO Tips January 13, 2009 at 5:02 am

That sounds excellent! Going to enter this contest noowwwww!

Advertise in NYC for Free January 13, 2009 at 6:03 am

Love your energy behind this and I think its a great idea! Using the power of Twitter Marketing to build and grow your brand! that’s a true testament to the constant evolution of web 2.0

wozkol January 13, 2009 at 7:51 am

Tweet it.

Scotts Marketing Blog January 13, 2009 at 8:09 am

I’ve just twittered this, really good idea on how to boost your followers

Johnny January 13, 2009 at 10:18 am

tweeted , wish good luck! thanks John

Melanie B January 13, 2009 at 3:45 pm
Scrap Metal Recycler January 13, 2009 at 4:18 pm

Lets see if I can win this one!!

Lisanthemum January 13, 2009 at 6:10 pm

Would LOVE to win the Blog Mastermind Course – I already entered and have everything crossed. Thanks!

Jennifer January 13, 2009 at 6:46 pm

Thanks … just followed and re-tweeted. Cheers!!!

loy January 13, 2009 at 6:47 pm

Tweet at Hope I win!

Alvin Yudistira January 13, 2009 at 6:49 pm

me too tweeting done

Leisa Watkins January 13, 2009 at 6:52 pm

Personally I enjoy following you and think everyone on Twitter should as well so I was happy to Tweet about this.

mova nugraha January 13, 2009 at 6:54 pm

just follow and re tweet in


Miguel January 13, 2009 at 6:57 pm


Done! Excellent contest and the best of luck to all. :)


TripTheLady January 13, 2009 at 7:13 pm

I’m in!!!

AJ Kumar January 13, 2009 at 7:24 pm

I’m in it to win it!

Major January 13, 2009 at 7:27 pm

Looks fun and very easy so I joined:

ArahMan7 January 13, 2009 at 7:45 pm

Hola John,

Have Twitter you all the way from Malaysia.

And I also brought along; Greetings and lots of love from Malaysia.

Jen Duguay January 13, 2009 at 7:52 pm

Twitted as well. Thanks John!!

Diogo Shimizu Lima January 13, 2009 at 7:59 pm

Oh, man, you do know how to push the right buttons. Just tweeted it at @slov :-)

Victor Caballero January 13, 2009 at 8:00 pm

I’m in. Thanks John!

Anna January 13, 2009 at 8:17 pm

Hi John, done!

slugbug55 January 13, 2009 at 8:25 pm
SATISH -- January 13, 2009 at 8:52 pm

Nice contest John…

I just entered the contest..

Hope you comeup with such contests frequently, so that I can win in anyone! :)

wangmichael January 13, 2009 at 9:33 pm

I already follow you. but john, can you tell me what this mean? and how to do for it?


Tweet the following message to your followers

Just entered the $497 Blog Mastermind contest. You can win by following @JohnChowDotCom and retweet.

Sherry January 13, 2009 at 9:36 pm

I am taking part :) , I tweet follow you as sherrygo

Sherry January 13, 2009 at 9:39 pm

pls void that tweet , this is the one and follow you as sherrygo

itisrajah January 13, 2009 at 9:52 pm

i’m in,John!
Tweet me!

Ambo January 13, 2009 at 10:35 pm

I’m done John! – pinoyambisyoso on Twitter

Dev January 14, 2009 at 1:07 am

John i am already following you.. But I am ready for this contest..

Gerald Weber Search Engine Marketing Group January 14, 2009 at 1:09 am

Ok I followed your on Twitter and retweeted. It sounds like a really cool course. I also sent you an email offering to be a sponsor for the contest. Will look forward to your response. Thanks

janelle January 14, 2009 at 1:29 am

followed you on twitter and retweet it :)
nice contest you have ;)

Clickusername January 14, 2009 at 1:52 am

Having met Yaro at dotcompho, I know his course will be good. And I have tweeted.

J.D. Meier January 14, 2009 at 2:05 am

It’s like Sneeches with starts and Sneeches without.

More incentives for twitter ;)

KodrutZ January 14, 2009 at 2:53 am

I just entered, great contest! On topic – I’ve been using Twitter for a while now, but it didn’t quite manage to get a hold on me…

Alice January 14, 2009 at 3:15 am

I’m in :)

Shelly January 14, 2009 at 3:31 am

I could really benefit from that course. I retweeted and will again…and again.

Thanks January 14, 2009 at 6:27 am

entered and I am going to win.
Thanks for the opportunity.

Sonia January 14, 2009 at 7:05 am

I entered John, thanks for providing such a great contest…fingers crossed :)

Coolbuster January 14, 2009 at 7:24 am

joining the bandwagon. just tweeted it. wish me luck too.

iskandarX January 14, 2009 at 7:36 am

Am I passed a good one contest?? Man my internet was down for a two days. But I’m still entering the contest. Wish me luckY.

Wakish January 14, 2009 at 8:16 am

Entered, goodluck everyone!
Btw, John when is the deadline of this contest? (Could not find it anywhere)

- Wakish -

make money frick January 14, 2009 at 8:22 am

count me in john.

Matthew Clark January 14, 2009 at 8:32 am

I am in John, make it great…

joshpoter January 14, 2009 at 8:48 am


John can you check I have done it? My twitter is:



Ivan January 14, 2009 at 9:58 am

I’m in and following you John. I’m trying to spread the word between my blog friends.

Regards from Spain ;)

suwari January 14, 2009 at 11:46 am

Already follow you on Twitter.

Also post about the contest:

Hopefully, you can teach me how to be success in blogging just like you.

An American in France January 14, 2009 at 12:41 pm

Thank you! I’ve joined in your contest, I’m excited to see what comes! I bet you’ll get more and more followers in no time! January 14, 2009 at 2:51 pm

I tweeted the phrase … I hope it spreads. ;)

Natalie January 14, 2009 at 5:05 pm

I was already a follower and I just did my tweet.

Good Luck everyone!

Dhadha January 14, 2009 at 5:12 pm

hi john! i am already a follower.. twitted it here:

TeenProBlogger January 14, 2009 at 7:19 pm

Awesome content John!
I’ve tweeted it too =D

ferumx January 14, 2009 at 8:00 pm

hi john, now i’m following you in twitter

my tweet

Femin January 15, 2009 at 7:14 am

Hmmm .Great Prize !!!

Stanzer_V January 15, 2009 at 9:43 am

Just tweet it!! Entered your contest and hopefully I win the Course!!

Benny January 15, 2009 at 9:03 pm

this would be a heck of a prize to win. I just entered.

Apple Itouch Twitter Give Away January 15, 2009 at 10:03 pm

Entered yesterday, hope I win =)

Sally Neill January 16, 2009 at 2:01 am

Now following and tweeted the message, Sally :)

B. Durant January 16, 2009 at 2:36 am

Done. Hope you get the 10k followers you are looking for.

Arun | BE Folks January 16, 2009 at 6:03 am
Mahesh January 16, 2009 at 7:59 am
jason January 16, 2009 at 10:27 am

should we retweet this every now and then, or are we just supposed to tweet it once?

angelcaido666x January 16, 2009 at 10:37 am

Muy interesante esta forma de Retiwtear…

Carol Parker January 16, 2009 at 1:49 pm

Just entered the $497 Blog Mastermind contest. You can win by following @JohnChow and retweet.

bonoriau January 16, 2009 at 11:14 pm

Join the contest, follow johnchow, retweet and re posting @ My twitter @ Bonoriau

Reyn Aria January 17, 2009 at 4:05 am

Are you going to display the list of those who have entered this contest? (like for the OnlineProfits contest)

Albert January 17, 2009 at 8:46 am

Hi John,

It is a great idea to have a competition for people to follow you on tweet!

Wishing you all the best to reach your 10,000 followers soon!


Btw, I have tweeted your message! :D

Kim Rowley January 17, 2009 at 7:11 pm

Thanks for the chance – just followed and tweeted for the win!

Chris Miller January 17, 2009 at 10:39 pm

I want to try this one, but I think your script is broke and not processing entries correctly. I tweeted to 1200+ for the other contest and got no entry. January 17, 2009 at 11:29 pm

You don’t know how bad I want this.

Agung January 18, 2009 at 4:29 am

Just entered… hope i can win this to share the course amongst indonesian… :)

justin burns January 18, 2009 at 4:10 pm

hope i can win yaya

Will Blog For Food January 18, 2009 at 11:12 pm

I just entered to contest – i hope i win. I am always eger to learn.

Ross "The Pit Boss" January 19, 2009 at 11:35 pm

Hi John!

Tolemac here from TTZ. I’ve been following you on Twitter for a bit now and finally got the contest Tweet posted. ;-)

Looking forward to more great contests.


Ross – Tolemac

Nicole January 20, 2009 at 1:55 am

I just entered !!!

Penelope January 20, 2009 at 3:22 pm

Just entered. Link to my tweet;

Thanks for the opportunity,

Adieska January 20, 2009 at 3:52 pm

I’m in John…

Sadie January 20, 2009 at 5:26 pm

Great contest. :) Good luck to everyone!

Nicholas Chase January 20, 2009 at 5:40 pm


I tweeted this earlier today.


Nicholas Chase

Ginger January 20, 2009 at 6:04 pm

Ive entered the contest! I want to make big changes this year with my blog and brand!

Roberta January 21, 2009 at 7:41 am

Entered. Thanks for the contest :)

Necoda January 21, 2009 at 1:00 pm

I’m in too. Hope to win the money :))

clickktdotcom January 22, 2009 at 12:27 am

Great contest! Thank John Chow

slavezero January 23, 2009 at 3:23 am

this is a great contest. I need to win this one :D

Carpe diem Suicidal January 23, 2009 at 1:50 pm

Man .. I hope I win this for REAL! Need to monetize my blog and greenback. Yaro is a boss and so is John for putting on this contest.

The Baddest Breed ..

Carpe diem

Article Spinning January 23, 2009 at 9:37 pm

Yaro is indeed a boss… someone worth listening to.

Karthick January 23, 2009 at 10:56 pm

I put it in too.

Agent 001 January 24, 2009 at 4:27 am

In for the contest. Following you and also tweeted.

Jason Landals January 24, 2009 at 10:31 am

Ah why the heck not? I’m already following you.

Samar Eldin January 24, 2009 at 10:57 am

I am in John..

Noobpreneur January 24, 2009 at 11:01 am

I’m already following you :D – so messaging another one to buzz your contest won’t hurt, I guess…

Dustin January 25, 2009 at 1:08 am

Creative contest, hope all goes well :)

Gurpreet Singh January 25, 2009 at 5:11 am

I Just Entered This Contest May This Time My Luck Will Give me A Gift

shun2u January 25, 2009 at 5:13 pm
Louis Liem January 26, 2009 at 4:26 am

tweeeeteeddd!! :)

JAGAN January 26, 2009 at 5:05 am

thanks for inviting me to the contest

Cah Kontes January 26, 2009 at 6:51 am

here’s mine:

Melbel's Post-a-Thought January 26, 2009 at 1:15 pm

I tweeted a little while back but didn’t comment.

Rio C. Pangeran January 27, 2009 at 8:36 pm

i have joined your contest.. thanks for inviting.
here’s mine :

SEO Dubai January 27, 2009 at 8:51 pm

Done I followed you!!

Tracy Needham January 27, 2009 at 9:52 pm

Awesome idea for increasing followers! I love finding new ways of using Twitter.


Judy January 27, 2009 at 11:10 pm

Just tweeted your blog post, neat idea John! :)

Nicholas Chase January 28, 2009 at 1:33 pm


Great contest! I am enjoying the Online Profits course I recently won.

I’m trying something here:

Let me know if you think it has worth? I trust your knowledge and experience in these matters!


Nicholas Chase

100WordRants January 28, 2009 at 9:06 pm

I am becoming a big fan of Twitter and love the contest! Hope I can come out of this with a membership.

Dean Saliba January 29, 2009 at 7:12 am

I’ve entered.

I’ve just discovered Twitter and am looking forward to using it. :)

Moulinneuf January 29, 2009 at 9:55 pm


Michael-John Wolfe January 30, 2009 at 7:37 pm

Twittle me this, twitter me that – who’s blog is going to make them rich and fat???

Michael-John Wolfe

Mayank January 30, 2009 at 11:26 pm

I just tweeted it. Hope i win something!

dannyintampa January 31, 2009 at 5:37 pm

I can’t wait to be the winner :)

zelot66 February 2, 2009 at 8:20 pm

A good tutorial on twitter. Thanks John.

Linn February 2, 2009 at 9:10 pm

ok, tweet u tweet ya. LOL

very good techniques by the way, you are building fantastic networking

well done

Bad Business Advice February 3, 2009 at 2:55 pm

wow. lots of twitter contests going on!