Win 10,000 Entrecard Credits

For the past few months, I’ve been letting my Entrecard credits build up. Currently, I have 18,817 EC credits sitting in my account. I’ve decided to give away 10,000 credits to a lucky blogger so he or she can try out the service.

Entering the contest is extremely simple. Just send a trackback by making a blog post about this contest on your blog. If the trackback doesn’t work, then leave the URL to your blog post in the comment. At the end of this month, I’ll draw a name from all the entries received and transfer 10,000 Entrecard credits into that person’s account.

You’ll need to have an Entrecard account to enter this contest. You can’t spend the credit anywhere else. For those who don’t know what Entrecard is, please read my original review of the service.

New Entrecard Pricing Model

The 10,000 credits will come in handy since Entrecard introduced a new demand based pricing model. Blogs that are in high demand has seen their prices skyrocket. This blog now cost over 1,000 credits to advertise on.

The new price model simply doubles a blog’s price every time someone purchases an ad, and halves it every time an ad completes its run. So if you cost 500, someone could buy an ad from you but they’d have to pay 1000. The next person would have to pay 2000. And so on. But then if two days went by and no one bought an ad from you, you’re price will halve each day. I guess if no one bought ads from me, my price will eventually fall to zero. Then again, the chance of that happening is zero.

Entrecard is one of the best way for new blogs to get targeted traffic. It’s the only way you can get a 125×125 ad on this blog and Problogger.net without paying cash for it. Right now, an Entrecard ad on Problogger cost 4,096 credits and if someone buys it, the new price will be 8,192 credits. That’s a lot of credits but you’ll be able to afford it if you win the 10,000 Entrecard credits. Good luck!


122 thoughts on “Win 10,000 Entrecard Credits”

  1. Mubin says:

    Entrecard is one of the best ways to get targetted traffic to your site? You really want to stand behind a comment like that John? πŸ‘Ώ

    1. John Chow says:

      Sure! Where else can you get a free 125×125 ad on here and on Problogger?

      1. DeboHobo says:

        I am so over ECard..I still spend what ever credits I get, but frankly I do not have the time or the staff to sit ther an drop cards all damn day. πŸ‘Ώ

        Good luck to who ever wins! 😈

        1. Neil says:

          agreed… time is money, and Ecard takes lots of time. I tried their service and just didn’t see any good traffic for the amount of time I had to put in.

          1. I definitely agree. I think Entrecard will bring some traffic, but the time spent is not worth the trickle of traffic I get. I still use it if I get a free hour or so, but man it is a huge time hog.

        2. Zero and Up says:

          I still do pretty well with entrecard and I only drop on sites that I happen to notice have the entrecard. In otherwords, I never go to a site specifically for the purpose of dropping my card anymore.

          With the new pricing system I can easily get about 32-64 credits for an ad on my site, so my credits add up fast.

      2. Thiago Prado says:

        that’s a very good service for send traffic to the website. And it’s so easy too. for the people that doesn’t like to drop cards, just wait for the people find you.
        I rarely drop cards and always have someone advertising in my blog. If I win I would place on in this website to see how much traffic can it send to my website.
        good luck everyone.

        1. Verbal says:

          I don’t drop cards either but I still get ads and credits. It would be fun to see what 10k in EC credits could do.

          1. Mubin says:

            Seems like not everyone agrees.

      3. Well it is a easy and free way to drive traffic, but not necessary targeted.

      4. Steve J says:

        I kind of feel too that the targetting level is dubious – but of course it could just depend on how you advertised your site. Having the right style of ad would definitely create more targetted traffic. However, it probably still wouldn’t compare to those that find you through a search. πŸ™‚

        1. Zero and Up says:

          To me it seems like if I wanted to target those interested in making money online, this blog would have a fairly targeted audience – maybe that’s just me though. πŸ˜†

      5. david cheong says:

        It is true for what you’ve mentioned, to advertise on high traffic website would cost a lot in real money while if you win the 10k EC, phew.. you actually get a VIP ticket to that ads spot. πŸ™‚

    2. mr nice guy says:

      Wow! this contest is really great πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  2. Flimjo says:

    Finally!! A contest to give away your EC credits! I’ve been waiting for this one. And I was curious to see how many EC credits you had. 18,000+. Must be nice.

    1. I was also wondering how many John Chow had accumulated… now I know! 18,000 is a LOT! Good luck to whoever enters!

  3. anthony dinh says:

    JC, I discovered your site a few weeks ago and have been reading it religiously, but as of late, I’ve noticed that it’s been having performance issues (slow page loads, and even page cannot be displayed errors!). This really threw a wrench in my daily routine today, so just thought I’d make you aware if you didn’t already know :wink:. I know, I know, your fanbase is getting huge and the servers are now being brought to their knees right? LOL

    DiariesOfABlogger dot Com

  4. Flimjo says:

    Mubin, I’ve advertised twice here with EC, and I got a bunch of clicks on those days.

    1. Chetan says:

      But whenever i try to advertise here, i always see the space full.. never got a chance.

    2. david cheong says:

      Same goes to me, not just only chetan, but i think many of us also try to wait for a spot available. Wonder if the ec will extend more space available.

  5. What was that John “You can’t spend the credit anywhere else”
    I guess you mean “You can” instead.

    1. John Chow says:

      You can’t spend the credits on anywhere but Entrecard.

      1. DeboHobo says:

        Yes, but you can bartar them for other blogosphere favors though.
        For example:
        give me 1000 ec credits and I’ll link to your blog etc.
        or
        give me 1000ec credits and I’ll accept a guest blog from you etc.

        Granted these things should be done anyway for free to help improve ones community connections and readership but there are those out there that are bartaring their credits for just such favors.

        Not me though 😈

        1. Thiago Prado says:

          very good idea to let someone be a guest blog. I never thought of that before. Maybe I’ll let someone talk about Brazil and I’ll post in my blog.
          evil idea 😈

          1. DeboHobo says:

            I’ve 😈 learned from the best…

  6. I do not think entre card is good targeted traffic most just go entrecard hopping from one blog to another. I did a case study on it john and I didn’t see any good results with it

    might be good for people that just want traffic but I like traffic that converts πŸ™‚

  7. Tyler Ingram says:

    I don’t have a Entrecard account. Guess I just don’t know enough about it.

    1. You aren’t missing that much. I think it will soon decline in popularity.

  8. Flimjo says:

    Just in case my trackback doesn’t work, here is my blog post about the contest: http://flimjo.com/?p=125. Good luck everybody!

  9. Cupid says:

    I was almost signed up for my new blog but then having to give my credit card out I wanted to make sure that i wouldn’t randomly withdraw money and that I was able to advertise only where I wanted. Maybe I should put a couple posts up before I start advertising. But thanks for the free $20 John.

  10. jeff says:

    I am in too,
    http://www.bluenoser.net/2008/04/24/entrecard-contest/

    I look forward to spending some of these credits on this site πŸ™‚

  11. Let the games begin!

    Later this week I’m gonna write a piece showing stats from EC visitors. I feel it has value, but it REALLY depends on what you’re trying to do.

  12. Cupid says:

    http://lookcupid.com/blog/entrecard-is-how-i-am-introducing-my-site-to-the-world/2008/04/24/

    Here is mine I am signing up for the account right now. Good luck everyone. 😈

  13. Sha says:

    Seems tempting. I keep hearing that the traffic isn’t that great though.

  14. Paolo U says:

    I was waiting for this one.

  15. kellex says:

    Yeah I’ve seen zero results from Entrecard. I’ve actually placed Entrecard ads on John Chow, ProBlogger, and John Cow and didn’t get much.

    http://www.thesportsdollar.com/2008/04/john-chow-and-entrecard-credit-giveaway.html

  16. What do you guys think about the whole Power Dropping thing where people just drop by your site using those lists out there, drop their thing and leave. Kind of inflates your traffic numbers without it really being quality traffic.

    I guess some will stay though….kind of like StumbleUpon etc.

    Has anyone ever seen JohnChow or ProBlogger available though? I had the credits but the sites are always fully booked…:(

  17. Germz says:

    Wow I’d love those credits. Nice contest John.

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  19. Bloddard.com says:

    Wow, great. I learn something new everyday. I missed the original review and after having read it, I agree this is something worth trying. I know I won’t win though, I never do.

  20. Hi John,
    I am entering your contest and I will feature your post in my blog (Points of View). Thank you so much. I learned so much from you since I started and I am glad that I have grown since then. Thanks again and God bless.

  21. Felex Tan says:

    Finally John Chow gives away free credits, i am waiting for this chance .Well ,i will post it later.

  22. Chetan says:

    Wow contest getting entries too fast!

    1. Fitness Site says:

      Thats not good for us.
      Less entries – more winning chances for us.
      so better not promote this contest or blog about it. πŸ˜†

      1. Chetan says:

        If anyone has to stop posting about it, it is going to be us :p
        No one else is going to stop from entering in.

    1. Chetan says:

      I’m not sure about that 😈

      All the best!

      1. Fitness Site says:

        You need not be sure about that.
        Its the matter for Mr. Chow πŸ˜†

  23. @Paul

    We changed our pricing. You can now buy an ad on any site at any time, permitting you have enough credits.

  24. @Debohobo
    @Neil
    People use Entrecard in many different ways. Did you know that you don’t need to drop to earn credits? Every time someone else drops on you, you earn credits, and every time you publish an ad, you earn credits.

    So it doesn’t need to be time consuming. In fact, you don’t really need to spend any time at all on it to passively earn credits.

  25. kashif says:

    Entrecard is fun if you have some extra time to drop your EC . Seems like a nice contest but I think not all will be willing to participate since there is only going to be one winner πŸ˜€ . What about making it a contest for 10 winners with 1000 ec / winner πŸ˜›

  26. Mike Huang says:

    Why aren’t you participating by dropping cards? πŸ˜›

    -Mike

    1. Yeah thats the basic IDEA, Donna what will come out of Entrecard one day.

  27. Chiong says:

    Great Job!
    I have created a blog post in my another blog.
    http://woochiong.72pines.com/2008/04/25/get-more-and-more-again/

  28. Lyn says:

    Hi John,

    Thanks for the chance to win the credits.

    I did do a trackback but just in case πŸ˜† it didn’t work the post with the link back to your site is http://www.moneyhomebiz.com/win-10ooo-entrecard-credits/

    Thanks again
    Lyn

  29. Google SEO says:

    Yo chow not got any more yet for your lipo, but you can give us 10k of those entre card credits. I think its a bit crap really, as I have about 200 credits which took agest to get only to blow it on a half decent site in one day lol. Also dropping your fricking card around is not a GOOD feature, it adds time to what should have been an automated system.

    http://www.hi-tech-it.com

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  31. Fitness site says:

    How many entries can I make ?
    Coz I have around 5 blogs πŸ˜€

  32. Shonzilla says:

    Hi Chow man!
    I’m not sure about Tumblr sending Trackbacks so here’s a link on my Tumblr blog.

    Cheers!
    Shonzilla

  33. UnderHeavens says:

    Dont Forget me John! πŸ˜€

  34. just wrote my post, don’t know if it tracked back or not so here is the URL for the contest http://thelittleleaguecoach.com/john-chow-dot-com-giving-away-10000-entrecard-credits/

  35. Gord says:

    Hi John,
    First visit to your Blog and am blown away by your income posts. I will be back for some indepth reading on how you accomplished this. I was directed to you from a fellow Blogger and entered your contest. I am putting my URL below just for backup
    http://financialindependenceseeker.blogspot.com/
    Gord

  36. Thiago Prado says:

    John,
    I wrote an article about the contest the link is
    http://www.whataboutbrazil.com/return-on-investment-guaranteed-on-john-chow/
    Hope I win!!! 😈
    Thiago Prado

  37. Abi Bakar says:

    I haven’t tried to signed up yet, so far I’m collecting information about how it works & how it brings potential traffic to blog, but from what I’ve got here there are 2 opposites voices, one voices support it other discourage it…also you can check http://www.garryconn.com he asks its readers opinion about entrecard

  38. CyberCelt says:

    Blogger does not DO trackbacks, so here is my comment. Click my name to go to the post about your giveaway. :mrgreen: Thanks!

  39. Wade says:

    In a sense, you still have to pay for the advertising. It is kind of like trading money. I do recommend my tutorial on getting 300 credits a day. It really pays off. I have slacked off on Entrecard and SiteHoppin. I need to put that on my to-do list for this evening.

    Shudogg Dot Com – Make Money Online Blogging

  40. James says:

    Hi, John
    I’ve just posted about your contest in my blog πŸ˜‰

  41. Fitness site says:

    hey, whats the result..

    Take care that nobody else win :mrgreen:

  42. Vishal says:

    contact me if you want to hire people out of India at $2.50 per hour to do entrecard dropping for you πŸ˜‰

  43. peanut says:

    i blogged about this contest here

    http://streamlinev.blogspot.com/2008/05/win-10000-ec-credits-from-john-chow.html

    hope that I’m the lucky one!!! =)

  44. work at home says:

    I use entrecard myself, and let me tell you that this was a deal John had going last year. It takes time to build up so many credits.

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