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A Brand New Year Brings....A New Entrecard Contest

Written by Erz on Monday, December 31, 2007

What can you expect in the new year? Well, one thing that can be said is that the Entrecard craze is still on!

RenaisNet, a blog which seeks to bring its readers the latest news and information on topics that can make their lives better, is holding a contest to give away 3000 Entrecard credits or more.

There are numerous ways to enter and they are promising a $25 Amazon gift certificate if they get 500 entries or more. You also get an entry to their next contest (still undecided) if you enter this one.

Contest ends 31st January 2008.

Check out their contest post for full details. Do head down and give them your support!

If you liked this post, do subscribe to my RSS feeds via a reader or via email.

New Year, New Theme

Written by Erz on Sunday, December 30, 2007

You may have noticed that Blog Paradise Contest Blog has got a new theme for the new year! I just thought that it would be a great time to freshen things up and improve the layout of this blog.

Thanks once again for all your nice suggestions and keep them coming in. If you haven't already subscribed to my RSS feeds, please do so to be kept up-to-date with all the latest blog contests and tips about anything under the sun.

To get the new year off to a great start, I'm slashing advertising rates on this blog by 50% for a limited time period. Check out the details here.

Wishing everyone a Happy New Year!

Blog Paradise: Advertise

Written by Erz on Sunday, December 30, 2007

Advertise - If you would like to advertise on this blog, please send your advertising requests via the form below. The minimum advertising period is one month. Once approval is given, you will be given further instructions on payment and submission of ads etc. Approval of ads is at the sole discretion of the blog owner.

The current advertising fees are:
Image Ads (125x125px) - $25 per month
Text Link Ads - $15 per month
Others - Please enquire.

*Rates are in US Dollars. All rates are negotiable.

Blog Paradise: Submit Contest & Get Featured

Written by Erz on Sunday, December 30, 2007

Submit A Contest - You can submit your contests to me to be posted on this blog. Please use the submission form below and include the required details. I will have sole discretion in deciding whether to publish any submitted contests and all published content will be decided by me. Due to the popularity of this blog as a top contest blog and the large volume of contests submitted, there will henceforth be a US$20 fee for each approved submission (this small fee ensures that your contest will less likely be lost in a sea of other contests with not very attractive prizes). You are deemed to have accepted the above condition (to pay the fee) when you submit your contest using this form. Please only make payment after I have informed you that your contest has been approved. Do note that we do not make any refunds for whatever reason. Should you want your contest to be featured in the "Features: In The Limelight" section which is prominently displayed at the top of the right sidebar and to be included in the "Featured" category listing (to boost publicity as a contest is only successful if there is good participation), the current charges are as follows: 1 month feature (US$20), 2 months feature (US$35), 6 months feature (US$100), Other time periods (Please enquire). If your contest period is less than a month, the one-month charge will prevail. Please note that I must approve your contest before you can be featured. Hence, kindly wait for my reply to your contest submission request before making payment (for the feature section) unless you are making a donation.

In The Limelight (Get Featured Section) - As part of the continuous improvement process for this blog, I have added a featured section in the sidebar which I have named "Features: In The Limelight". This will be given a prominent position at the top. You may feature your contest here for a small fee (see above). I also welcome anyone to send in links to good contest posts, interesting and useful articles or tips, recommended blogs or websites etc to be featured here - if I select your article, there will be no charge. Please note that selection of any articles is at my sole discretion and I reserve the right to reject any entry.

Submit your contest and/or get featured using the form below:

Bet Against Me Blog Contest

Written by Erz on Friday, December 28, 2007

BloggerNoob is having an interesting contest - he's giving himself 2 weeks to get his Alexa ranking down to five figures and is challenging bloggers to bet against him to get a chance to win $100 if he doesn't achieve it or to bet with him and have a chance to win $20 if he does achieve that goal.

My bet is that he won't reach his goal. Why do I say so? No, I'm not against him. Nor am I an Alexa expert. On the contrary, I think that choosing that option makes for a win-win situation. If he doesn't achieve his goal, someone goes home happy with $100. If he does achieve his goal, I'll be happy for him. Either way, someone goes home happy.

Check out his contest post for full details.

Contest ends 11 January 2008.

Wishing Everyone A Merry Christmas!

Written by Erz on Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Here's wishing everyone a Merry Christmas! Happy holidays!

Want To Win $25 And An EBook?

Written by Erz on Monday, December 24, 2007

The General Marketing Blog is holding a contest with a top prize of at least $25 and an Ebook called The Thousand Dollar Guide Ebook (worth $9.99). The next 4 runner-ups will also receive the Ebook. To win, you have to send the most unique visitors to their site.

Contest ends 12th January 2008. Check out their contest post for full details.

Saphrym's Giveaway

Written by Erz on Monday, December 24, 2007

Saphrym is having a mega giveaway for bloggers with $250 and 1000 Entrecard credits up for grabs to a lucky random winner.

You've got to check out his interesting blog which covers a myriad of topics as a husband, father, reader, writer, teacher, thinker and more. One article I really enjoyed was how he discovered that inexpensive clear vinyl could be used as screen protectors (among many other new uses he also thought of). Often times, we don't realize that there are many ordinary things lying around the house which can have multiple uses. No wonder so many inventions have come about through this route!

Anyways, the contest ends 27th February 2008 (his daughter's birthday!). Lots of time to get entered! Go down to his contest post for full details.

impNERD Joins The Gang

Written by Erz on Saturday, December 22, 2007

impNERD is the latest among a host of blog sites to hold an Entrecard contest. The prize is 1000 Entrecard credits. To enter, just add him to your Technorati favorites for 1 entry and blog about his contest for 3 entries.

Check out the contest post for full details.

Contest ends 31st December 2007.

More Entrecard Credits For You

Written by Erz on Saturday, December 22, 2007

Belolats is joining the Entrecard credits giveaway bandwagon with another contest. She is giving away 500 credits weekly and some link love as well to the winning blogger who blogs about her contest.

Need I say more? Go check her blog out if you're looking for some more Entrecard credits!

Win A Unique Blog Design

Written by Erz on Saturday, December 22, 2007

Affiliate Gossip is holding a contest to give away a uniquely designed blog theme and 2 banner designs. There are several ways to enter:

Subscribing to their feed (5 entries)
Dropping your Entrecard (1 entry every time you drop)
Writing a review on your blog (15 entries)
Referring visitors from your website (1 entry per visitor)

Winner will be drawn every second month and a new contest will begin again after that so you can enter again the next month.

Check out the full details on their contest site.

Christmas Paradise Contest Winners

Written by Erz on Saturday, December 22, 2007

The Christmas Paradise Contest hosted by Blog Paradise is finally over. I am delighted at your enthusiasm and active participation despite this being such a short contest. While there was a little confusion over the comments form and the contact form, things were generally smooth-sailing and I enjoyed hosting the giveaway.

I would like to thank our generous sponsors, Kevin aka Zentro, OneBuckWiki Contest Page and FiveDollarWiki Contest Page for providing the coupon voucher while Blog Paradise provided the mystery bonus prize.

And thanks to all the participants of the contest, especially those who blogged about it and spread the word and those who subscribed to my RSS feeds.

Of course, the moment you have been waiting for. Who won the prizes? Well, I added in all your entries, assigned numbers to them and did a random draw...and the winner of our $45 coupon voucher to is (drumroll)......Laura at Laura Williams' Musings! Congratulations! I will be sending you your coupon voucher via email shortly so remember to check it!

The winner of the mystery bonus prize (which I can now reveal is an iTunes album) was drawn randomly from my list of RSS email subscribers. And the lucky winner is Cathy at Domestic Psychology! Congratulations and you should be receiving the email with the download link to iTunes very soon!

Once again, I would like to thank everyone for making my first blog contest a success and I hope you folks will continue to visit this blog to get information on the latest and best blog contests. Who knows, even if you did not win this time, you might just bag a prize yourself in one of these contests! And if you do, you're most welcome to come back here to let me know. I'd love to hear what you won!

Find paradise here at Blog Paradise! Have a great Christmas!

Have You Entered For A Piece Of Paradise Yet?

Written by Erz on Friday, December 21, 2007

We're counting down to the last few hours before the Christmas Paradise Contest ends at 12:00 A.M. (Pacific Standard Time, PST) on 22 December 2007. If you haven't entered yet or still wish to add to your entries, please do so by 11:59 P.M. (PST) on 21 December 2007. If you haven't subscribed to my RSS feeds via email or haven't verified your email subscription yet, please also do so by the deadline so you have a chance at a second prize (the mystery bonus prize which I will reveal when the contest ends). For the mystery bonus prize, you don't even have to make a comment on the contest post as I will draw the winner directly from my email subscription list.

Check out the contest post for full details. Hurry and get entered!

Vote For My Ruff PC Review!

Written by Erz on Friday, December 21, 2007

Hi folks, while you are waiting for the end of the Christmas Paradise Contest in less than a day, why not hop down to The Thinking Blog to give me a vote for my review and help me win a Ruff PC? My review is number 6 and you can vote on the voting post here before 25th December 2007.

Thanks for your support!

Win 1000 Entrecard Credits

Written by Erz on Thursday, December 20, 2007

What can I say - join the Entrecard contest trail! Joe Tech will be giving away 1000 Entrecard credits to a random winner who drops an Entrecard on him or blogs about his contest with a link. Easy does it!

Check out his contest post for full details and enter before 25th December 2007!

Yet Another Entrecard Giveaway?

Written by Erz on Thursday, December 20, 2007

Yes, you read it right! Another Entrecard giveaway is on so the Entrecard frenzy continues! The giver this time is Beth, the the coolest redneck girlie geek from Ramblings of an Undisturbed Mind. That description is cool in itself! But the contest itself is hot! She's giving away 2000 Entrecard credits in total - definitely motivation for doing a blog post. Check out her contest post for full details.

As a new blogger (my blog is less than 3 months old), I do need a bit of advertising to let more people know about this blog so the credits will come in handy. I also hope that letting more people know about my blog will mean that more people will have the chance to win a contest they see here. Spread the love!

Contest ends 1st January 2008, Noon, Eastern Time and winners will be drawn randomly.

Ashop Brings A Total Solution

Written by Erz on Thursday, December 20, 2007

Earlier, I introduced a dynamic company at the forefront of the hosted shopping cart software industry - Ashop Commerce. The provision of a total solution through their ecommerce software is imperative in removing a key obstacle which plagues some entrepreneurs. While these entrepreneurs may have a great product or idea, they may have no idea how to or lack the skills to bring the product to the online world.

Ashop not only removes the barriers to entry for novices, it also woos professionals who are looking for a quick and time-saving solution at very affordable rates. Their software is fully functional with major payment processors and boasts a search engine optimized structure. I especially like the fact that they offer a free 10-day trial for which business owners can test run the software before making a purchase decision. And as further evidence of the attractiveness of their service, Ashop has received positive testimonials from several of its customers and bagged some awards as well. Hosting your shopping cart with Ashop is likely to be a breeze with their fast servers and numerous backups.

If you’re planning a hassle-free ecommerce business, you’ll want to pop down to Ashop today!

Entrecard Giveaway

Written by Erz on Wednesday, December 19, 2007

The Entrecard craze is fast picking up steam! There is yet another giveaway - this time by Andreas of Xavier Media Blog, who is giving away 700 Entrecard credits to a lucky blogger who blogs about his contest.

Check out the full details at his contest post. Contest ends 21st December 2007. Have you grabbed some credits yet?

Contact Form Removed From Bottom Of Pages

Written by Erz on Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Hi everyone, just to let all of you know, I've removed the "Contact Me" contact form from the bottom of every page. While my initial intention was to make it easily accessible for readers, I realized through the Christmas Paradise Contest that a lot of you were sending me your comments not via the required comments form but via my contact form, even after I added much clarification and links. You have my apologies for this unintended consequence as I agree that having the contact form so close to a post does result in a little confusion, especially since my comments form is via the link called "Something to say?" and is thus not so obvious.

Anyway, you can now access the contact form via the "Contact" link on the top right hand of every page. I hope this reduces the confusion. If you haven't submitted your entries to the Christmas Paradise Contest via the comments form at the contest post, do post a comment there before the contest ends (in less than 3 days time!) as I can only track entries from there.

Good luck and keep those entries coming in!

Just A Few Days Left To Win The Christmas Paradise Contest

Written by Erz on Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Hi folks, if you haven't entered my Christmas Paradise Contest yet or have only one or a few entries, you'd want to check out the contest post for all the ways to increase your chances of winning not one, but two prizes for Christmas! And just commenting on the comment form gets you one entry - simple!

Even if you've already entered, you can add on extra entries anytime before the contest ends. If you're subscribing to my RSS feeds via email (to be eligible for the mystery bonus prize), do remember that you must validate the subscription by clicking the link sent to your email address for your entry to be valid.

Contest ends on Saturday, 22nd December 2007, 12:00 A.M. PST. Good luck!

Win A Revolution Theme

Written by Erz on Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Want to win a Wordpress Revolution Theme? Well, Daniel at Daily Blog Tips and his sponsor, Brian Gardner, are giving out 3 of them to some lucky bloggers who share their blogging goals for 2008. Check out their contest post for full details.

Contest ends 23rd December 2007.

Here blogging goals for 2008:
1) Increase my RSS subscribers to at least 100 (this blog is not even 3 months old so I would be pleased with that).
2) Bring in monthly revenues enough to support a domain of my own and hosting fees on a paid web host for the year.
3) Have at least 3 new posts in a week (happy to say that I'm closing on 130 posts in less than 3 months).
4) Boost my PageRank to around 2 (currently unranked).
5) Bring a little bit of paradise to some nice people around the world by helping them find and win some great prizes (now this is definitely realistic and measurable by the good feedback and thanks from those who do win contests they see on my blog...and even if all the above goals are not achieved, I'd want this one to be!)

Christmas Paradise Contest: Mystery Bonus Prize Added!

Written by Erz on Sunday, December 16, 2007

Hi folks, thanks for the great participation in my Christmas Paradise Contest. As promised, I will be giving out a mystery bonus prize to my RSS email subscribers on top of the voucher already up for grabs.

Check out the update in my contest post for details. Have fun entering!

Christmas Paradise Contest At Blog Paradise

Written by Erz on Saturday, December 15, 2007

Blog Paradise is hosting its first blog contest - The Christmas Paradise Contest! Up for grabs is a $45 T-Shirt coupon voucher from, where you can get for yourself some beautiful customized T-shirts. We would like to thank our kind sponsors, Kevin aka Zentro, OneBuckWiki Contest Page and FiveDollarWiki Contest Page for providing the prize.

This is a quickie contest which will run for around one week and end on 22nd December 2007 (12:00 A.M., PST) so that we can send you your voucher in time for Christmas.

It is super easy to enter this blog contest and this contest is open worldwide and to both bloggers and non-bloggers alike. All you need to do is to leave a comment on this post (in the comments form) and you get one entry (no spam please)! I love to give options so if you want more entries, you can do the following as well:

-Comment on any post on this blog other than this one (1 entry)
-Add this site to your Technorati favorites (1 entry)
-Stumble this post (1 entry)
-Subscribe to my RSS feed via a reader (1 entry)
-Add my blog ( to your blogroll using the anchor text "Blog Paradise Contests" (2 entries)
-Subscribe to my RSS feed via email (3 entries)
-Blog about this contest with a link to the sponsors ( using the anchor text "blog contest wiki", ( using the anchor text "contest wiki" and my blog ( using the anchor text "blog contest" and to this contest post using any anchor text. Then post a comment in this contest post with the link to your blog entry to let me know you have done so (5 entries)

Do all the above and you can get as many as 15 entries. And wait, if you have multiple blogs, you can post on each blog to get even more entries. After you are done, you must leave a comment on this post (in the comments form) to tell me you have entered and how many entries you have to be included in the draw. I moderate comments so don't worry if your comment does not appear immediately. Please also see the important note below when posting your comments.

After the contest ends, I will draw a winner randomly and email the coupon voucher to the winner as well as announce the winner on a separate post. All I ask is that the winner make a comment on the winner announcement post to confirm that he or she has received the voucher. To be fair to my sponsors, I will award the prize only if I get a minimum of 10 participants. But if there is good participation, I will add a mystery bonus prize to be given to another entrant. So there may be two winners!

So get entered today and win for yourself a nice Christmas present!

UPDATE: Thank you everyone for the great participation in this contest. As promised, I will be giving away a mystery bonus prize to a lucky second winner. To be eligible, you must subscribe to my RSS feed via email before the contest ends (To subscribe, enter your email address in the box in the sidebar under "Subscribe By Email". Complete the verification sent to your email address and you're subscribed!). Those already subscribed will be automatically included. I will pick a winner from my list of email subscribers. If you have subscribed via a reader, do remember to subscribe via email as well to be included. Do note that you cannot win more than one prize so if you have already won the voucher, I will pick another winner for the mystery bonus prize, so that there will be two winners!

*Important Note: Please post your comments either by clicking the links to the comments form above or by clicking the link to the comments form under "Something to Say?" below and not by using the contact form. Any comments received via the contact form will be excluded from this contest as I will not be able to track them. If you're viewing it from my homepage, you can go to the comments form simply by clicking on the link to "x comments", where "x" is the current number of comments on the contest post. If you have multiple entries, kindly tabulate and tell me the exact number of entries you have. Thanks!

Blog Paradise Christmas Paradise Contest Coming Soon!

Written by Erz on Friday, December 14, 2007

Blog Paradise will be hosting a Christmas Paradise contest very soon! This will be a quickie contest and will end before Christmas so the lucky winner will get his or her present in time for Christmas.

I will be making it very easy to enter and will be opening it worldwide to bloggers and non-bloggers so do watch out for full details shortly!

Get Help In Your E-Commerce Business

Written by Erz on Friday, December 14, 2007

You may be thinking – I’m a novice so I can’t set up my own online business and be successful. Maybe that train of thought would be true in the past but there are now experts who could help even beginners to the business.

For instance, Ashop Commerce is a leading light in the provision of hosted shopping cart software. What Ashop does is offer a turn-key solution which would suit even new e-commerce business owners. Let the experts do it all for you with ecommerce software!

What I like most about the service is the flexibility accorded. Business owners are given a free hand at deciding how customized they want their website to be – you can tweak almost everything or, for those who are less enamored by the daunting task of setting up the different aspects of their shopping cart by themselves, they can just use a best-selling design which is already built. Hence, you have little to fret about and can do things your way. Ashop packs several more benefits into the package such as having secure hosting so that security is not compromised, free technical support, free upgrades for life and many more.

So if you’re thinking of starting your own ecommerce website, do check out Ashop! Start filling your pockets with a piece of the Internet pie!

Boost Your Finances With Smorty

Written by Erz on Friday, December 14, 2007

If you're a blogging fanatic, why not earn some cash while doing something you like? There are several programs where bloggers can get paid to blog.

One of them which I came across is Smorty, a service which acts like a matchmaker to advertisers looking to advertise on blogs and bloggers who are looking to blog for money. It works this way – advertisers offer a cash reward to bloggers who write an opinion about their website and provide a link back to it. This is rather similar to how some bloggers hold contests which ask others to review their blog in return for a prize.

What is also good about Smorty is that they pay weekly and through Paypal, which allows fast and easy rewards for bloggers while delivering to advertisers their desired dose of blog advertising. It also allows Smorty to reach out to the international blogging community due to the easy access of Paypal in many countries. Compared to programs which only pay in checks, this is a plus point.

So check them out if you are interested in making extra bucks. Get paid for blogging and boost your finances today!

Croc-king Your Way To A Prize

Written by Erz on Thursday, December 13, 2007

LittleRubberShoes is having a smashing contest with a prize of a $300 gift certificate! Full contest details can be found at their contest page.

For me, I love Crocs due to the comfort and airiness they provide - people often neglect their feet and fail to realize how important they are and hence the critical nature of the shoes we wear. Crocs may be seen as unfashionable by some but I love the way they pamper my feet and my little nephew calls them little crocodiles which always gives me a good laugh. Well, I don't mind such well-mannered crocodiles! If you've got an opinion about your Crocs, why don't you croc your way to a prize too?

I Wanna Win The Sonic Boom Alarm Clock Contest

Written by Erz on Thursday, December 13, 2007

Easywordpress is having a contest to give away 5 Christmas gifts plus one bonus gift. The gifts are all pretty cool and my favorite is the sonic boom alarm clock which I really need to stop oversleeping =)

Check out the contest page for full entry details! Enter now!

Let Your Face Win You Something!

Written by Erz on Monday, December 10, 2007 is an example of a good domain gone bad - Face - a great generic word. It looks like it was written in Notepad, but still purports to earn more than $1000 a month. Now they are running two contests: an hourly giveaway just for posting a picture of your face, as well as a contest for $200 for bloggers. Check it out and be encouraged that if this guy can make it, anyone can.

Contest ends 31st December 2007. Check out the full contest details at the contest page.

Free Ad Spots

Written by Erz on Sunday, December 09, 2007

The Contest Winner is giving away some free advertising spots and more on his website 1 Cool File so head down to the contest page to see if you can win something today!

Only Days Left To Win Easy Prizes

Written by Erz on Sunday, December 09, 2007

Just got a message from Zentro that his worldwide blog contest is ending in less than a week (on 15th December 2007) so if you've not entered yet, hop down to check out the contest post for full details.

You stand to win around $85 worth of prizes and get yourself or someone special some great Christmas gifts at cheap prices from two of the most well known stores on the Internet. They stock millions of products so you'll surely be able to grab something you like. These gift certificates are selling like hot cakes on some auction sites so you'll want to get them quick. And according to him, if you enter now, you stand a very good chance of winning the prizes!

Win a Nintendo Wii

Written by Erz on Sunday, December 09, 2007

Contest Beat is giving away a great gift for Christmas - a Nintendo Wii! This is a contest sponsored by CellforCash. CellforCash acts as the missing link in a broken supply chain by allowing consumers to trade their used or old cell phones for cash. You'll want to check them out if you looking to sell your cell phone.

To enter the contest with 2 entries, just make a post about the contest and prize with the required links and you're in. Get a bonus entry by subscribing to the RSS feed via email. Check out the full entry details in the contest post.

Contest ends midnight of 24th December 2007 i.e. 25th December 2007. Winner will be randomly drawn and everyone who enters gets a free backlink.

Secret Classroom Mega Blog Contest

Written by Erz on Friday, December 07, 2007

Thor Schrock is holding a Secret Classroom mega Blog Contest which I’m entering. Here are the great prizes on display:

1st Prize - $1,000 Value
$1,000 USD CASH via PayPal

2nd Prize - $497 Value

A Copy of Joel Comm’s Secret Classroom DVD Set
This DVD set contains all of the instruction that I received while on the Next Internet Millionaire. This month alone the secrets that these gurus taught me have generated more than $14,000 in revenue. If you are into internet marketing or just want to start making money online, this set is a must-have. Trust me on this one.

3rd Prize - $300 Value

A 22″ Wide screen Acer LCD Computer Display
If you are using a square monitor right now or something smaller that 22", winning this display is a no brainer. Here are the technical specs for the connoisseurs among us:
Acer X221WSD 22" Wide screen LCD Monitor5ms, 1000:1, WSXGA+ 1680×1050, VGA, Color: Silver

Check out the contest post for full details on how to enter and get extra entries. You won’t want to miss out on this great contest.

Contest ends 31st December 2007. Get entered today!

Agility Can Win You $50

Written by Erz on Friday, December 07, 2007

Online Presence is having yet another contest called the AgileBlogger contest. The prize is $50 via Paypal. is a new discussion forum started by Anuj of Online Presence. It aims to reach out to bloggers by acting as a platform for bloggers to discuss any topic related to blogging. This is great as it allows bloggers to share and learn from the experiences of one another. For newbies, this is especially important since there is so much to understand about blogging.

Contest ends 15th January 2008 and the winner will be drawn randomly. Lots of time to show your agility! Check out the full entry details on the contest post.

Christmas Giveaway From BAYB

Written by Erz on Thursday, December 06, 2007

Blog About Your Blog, together with their sponsor NeverBlueAds, has yet another fine contest lined up. To enter, just mention the contest and their sponsor in a blog post. Get a bonus entry by including your affiliate link when mentioning their sponsor. The prizes you can win are as follows:

First-Third Place: 100$ Winners from NeverBlueAds
Fourth Place: Website Review on this blog by Adsense Tracker
Fifth Place: 25$ from Blogging4Everyone
Sixth Place: Website Review from Nspeaks
Seventh Place: Website Review from SelectIndex
Eighth Place: Featured Blog Spot on A Links Blog

Tantalizing right? Check out the full details on their contest post.

Deadline is 17th December 2007. Give them your support and enter today!

Win $25 From IBD Health Blog

Written by Erz on Thursday, December 06, 2007

The IBD Insurance Health Blog is giving away $25 via Paypal or money order to bloggers. All you need to do to enter is to make a post on your blog about the contest and link back to their contest post and IBD Insurance homepage.

Contest deadline is 1st January 2008 and the winner will be drawn randomly. Enter now!

Earn $20 With Blog Dahh Net

Written by Erz on Thursday, December 06, 2007 is giving away $20 and a free link via a blog contest. To enter, just sign up for his RSS feed, stumble his blog and make a blog post on his contest and you're in! Check out his contest post for full details.

Winner will be randomly selected on 2nd January 2008 and a minimum of 10 participants are required.

A Sweet Contest!

Written by Erz on Thursday, December 06, 2007

SweetHacks, a technology blog, is having one of their weekly competitions and the prize this week is free ad space, a free review and $10 (up to $80 equivalent in prizes). And entering is so easy as well. There are several ways to enter as below:

Comment on their post - 1 Ticket
Subscribe to RSS - 3 Tickets
Link back to them (Any Anchor Text to in blogroll) - 5 Tickets
Review this
series of contests (including link to main page and contest post) - 10 Tickets

Check out their contest post for full details. The winner will be announced on the coming Monday. Do look out for their weekly contests every week too!

Review: rssHugger

Written by Erz on Wednesday, December 05, 2007

rssHugger is a brand new website launched by Collin LaHay, also the creator of WordHugger. It aims to help bloggers promote their blogs and at the same time, help readers to find those blogs which have topics they are interested in.

This is a great idea as it acts as sort of a marketplace to match readers to blogs. I also like the Collin's idea of resetting the top 100 pages every month to maintain a level playing field as it prompts bloggers to work at keeping their blogs on the popular list and thus prevents complacency.

Furthermore, it is great that Collin has listened to feedback to allow free listing in return for reviews. If he had stuck with his initial $10 fee, I doubt many bloggers would have signed up with him as rssHugger still has not established itself.

The rssHugger website itself is easy to navigate and I like his graphics and color scheme. Another plus point is that there are no added advertisements on the website.

All in all, only time will tell whether rssHugger will be able to attract the mass of bloggers needed to make it a success but it certainly looks promising!

Win $25 From Blogscape

Written by Erz on Monday, December 03, 2007

The Blogscape is giving away $25 to boost the traffic to his site. You also get a backlink for entering his contest. To enter his contest, all you need to do is to blog about his contest and post a link back to the page from your blog or website. That easy! You can also get more entries. Check out his contest post for full details.

Contest ends 24th December 2007.

An iPod Touch, Anyone?

Written by Erz on Sunday, December 02, 2007

Want to win an 8GB iPod Touch? FileLime is giving away one to a lucky blogger who reviews their website and blogs about their contest. The post must be a minimum of 100 words with a link back to FileLime and their contest page. Then submit your entry via their form and you're in.

Contest ends 18th December 2007 and the winner will be randomly drawn. Good luck!

My review:
FileLime is a website which allows you to upload anything. They offer 150MB of free space, 5 multiple uploads, a progress bar uploader and even a direct link to your upload. I love the catchy name and the colors but the website itself is rather spartan. At first glance, I did not know what it was for and what it did until I saw the tagline "upload anything!" I think the idea is good as there is no signup/registration needed but a clearer explanation such as an "about us" section and FAQs would be most helpful. There should also be contact details to increase the credibility of the site. Putting too many ads on the homepage could also backfire. All in all, it seems like a good idea worth exploring but more needs to be done to increase the clarity and credibility of the site.

Win $85 Worth Of Prizes

Written by Erz on Sunday, December 02, 2007

Christmas season is here and Zentro is giving away around $85 worth of prizes plus you can get yourself or someone special some great Christmas gifts at cheap prices. Check out the contest post for full details.

Contest is open worldwide and ends 15th December 2007.

How To Hold A Successful Blog Contest

Written by Erz on Sunday, December 02, 2007

This article is part of How2Blogger’s Super Sexy Holiday ‘How To’ Contest which you can see at How2Blogger’s ‘How To’ site. You stand to win $100 in a random drawing. Contest ends 29th December 2007 so check out the contest post for full entry details!

So how do you hold a successful blog contest?

1. Open it internationally - How many people are there in the US versus the world? You don't have to be a rocket scientist to figure that out. Don't get stuck in the mire. You may say that there are enough bloggers from the US for your contest to be feasible. True, but why stop there? If you can attract 100 US bloggers, there may be 1000 internationally-located bloggers you have excluded. And that is where things get murky. It is dangerous to exclude anyone! Instead of increasing the popularity of your site, it can work the other way. Imagine you are the one left out - you may form an impression that this site is only for people in the US no matter how relevant your content may be. And these people may NOT come back to your site and they may also tell others NOT to visit your site. Word-of-mouth can work both ways. You may not know it, but you may have just stabbed yourself in the back though your intentions in holding the contest were good!

2. Offer attractive prizes - That is not to say giving away a pencil is wrong. It is not. But if you want your blog contest to be very successful, you will have to dangle a bigger carrot. And your carrot should not be targeted at too specific an audience. Again, I am not saying that being specific is wrong. But to catch more fish, your worm should be pitched at a large audience so your prizes should be attractive to the masses.

3. Make it easy to enter - If you have too many rules or conditions for entry, it will make your blog contest less attractive, no matter how good your prize is. That's typical of human beings!

These are not exhaustive, nor are they radically new ideas, but these are 3 basic criteria which I believe in. While you may say that they are common sense, there are many contests which do not fulfil these criteria. So things may not be as straightforward as one may presume. A case in example is Problogger's recent wildly successful birthday giveaway. Look carefully and tell me if the giveaway fulfils these conditions. Then look at several contests which have fallen by the wayside. You judge for yourself.

DNXpert Giveaway

Written by Erz on Sunday, December 02, 2007

Yes folks, I'm back with all the best contests! Traveling was a blast but I missed giving you folks your daily dose of paradise! To kick things off, DNXpert is having a contest to give 5 lucky people an exclusive list of 200 expired domains each plus $10 each via Paypal so they can register at least one of those expired domains.

Contest ends 10th December 2007 and don't forget to leave a comment on the contest post as well. Good luck!


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