Jan 23 2008

Shopaholic at Entrecard

Entrecard’s best idea (besides trying to change the price system. JC is almost off the most popular list, ridiculous) is the entrecard shop. However, the first batch of sellers were really lacking. The items consisted of worthless raffles that weren’t appealing at all. They were just more attempts at gaming the system trying to get credits. Some were selling tickets at something like 110 each, with only 10 tickets allowed. The prize was 1,000 credits. I wonder where the rest goes?

However the new batch of sellers, BAYB included, has offered some great items for sale, mostly at a reasonable price. Basically, I think we’ve scored so far. With our seller status I sold 4 125×125 banners for 1 week at 400 a pop. That’s 1600 credits earned in a week. These banners will be removed in the next couple of days, because their week is up. With those credits I’ve been able to “reinvest”.

The Entrecard Shop Loot

The thing about weekly, monthly, or yearly advertising is that it will be gone at some point. With the credits earned, I’ve been able to buy several blogposts that are permanent. It has driven little traffic to the site, but the reviews have been great and are tapping in to their audience.

Among blog reviews, I’ve been able to purchase ‘critiques’ as well as timed banner advertisements that cost way less than purchasing on their entrecard.

The two, possibly best, things are the guest posts I was able to purchase. Yes, I got to buy two posts that were used for BAYB and Words of a Poet. Brian wrote about his experience with interviews as easy content and traffic. It brought up the idea of starting interviews at BAYB again. Brian is still selling his guest posts for 400 credits. I think it’s an awesome idea, his posts are good too.

The other one was a “poem about anything”. This only cost my 75 credits and I was able to use it as a post at my poetry blog. The poem is entitled Monday Off and flows pretty well with the rest of the poetry on the site. Two posts for 475 credits, maybe I will just buy the rest of my posts? Or not.

What have you been able to buy from the entrecard shop?

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    February 2nd, 2008 at 6:47 am
  1. Link said:

    I took the credits I made selling text links and writing two blog posts (projects that cost me a combined time of about 30 minutes) and bought a $10 gift certificate for iTunes from the author of qforquack.com.

    My biggest mistake as a seller was offering to do banner designs. That proved to be too much of a time sink and I shut it down.

    Glad you liked the post.

    January 23rd, 2008 at 11:40 am
  2. Matthew Henrickson said:

    Looking forward to your next one :)

    January 23rd, 2008 at 4:42 pm
  3. Mitch at Money News said:

    I’ll have to take a look at the shop again. Didn’t know they had put up more stuff. I hadn’t really gone back since they first opened it up. I could always use more links =)

    January 24th, 2008 at 8:28 am
  4. Tay - Super Blogging said:

    This might be an idiotic question, but how I can sell something via something the shop? I’ve been trying to find out how to create an opportunity for others to purchase, such as advertising on my blog, etc. but I can’t locate it. Am I missing something? Hehe.

    February 9th, 2008 at 7:33 pm
  5. Jylan Wynne said:

    Well so far I’ve only bought some comments and they have been really good. I’m currently selling 5 comments for 50EC.

    February 9th, 2008 at 7:36 pm
  6. Matthew Henrickson said:

    Well you have to get approved.

    http://entrecard.com/blog/?p=97

    Thats the one we did a month ago. All I wrote to them was what I wanted to sell etc.

    February 9th, 2008 at 7:37 pm
  7. Link said:

    To get seller status just ask for it using the Feedback form on your dashboard. They usually set you up if you just ask politely and tell them what you want to sell. Once you have seller status you can then make multiple items if you want.

    February 9th, 2008 at 7:38 pm
  8. Tay - Super Blogging said:

    Thanks for the quick responses and for the help! I’m going to apply for seller status right now. I appreciate it. :)

    February 10th, 2008 at 12:06 am

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