About this site...

I can't get rich online and neither can you. Topics include why you won't get rich with your blog, ideas you wish you had thought of, and other Internet phenomena.

Don't kid yourself...

You want to get rich with your blog? Maybe you think Adsense will let you retire? Sorry, it's not going to happen.

Three Contests to be Aware of

Get authentic Japanese stuff

One of my college buddies graduated last year and moved to Japan to teach English. He’s kept a travel blog, and right now he’s using it told hold a contest. To enter, you have to do a couple of things that I’m not going to list here, so go read the contest rules. The prize? 7,000 Yen (around $65) worth of whatever you want from Japan. You can bet that I’m going to enter as soon as I figure out what I want.

Anyway, head on over there and enter.

The contest to end all contests

Jason is having an impossibly huge contest over at The University Kid. It’s big. Really, really big. Don’t believe me? Take a look at the prizes:

Contest Prizes

Wordpress Themes

- Two licenses for the Revolution Theme ($160)
- Two licenses for the Premium News Theme ($200)
- Two licenses for the Purple Fever Theme ($100)
- One hundred accounts to the Themes Club ($500)

Blog Tools

- Three licenses by FruitfulTime.com ($90)

Blog Analysis

- Full Video Review By Marcus Hochstadt ($700)

eBooks

- SEO Book Donated By The Net Fool

Blog Advertising

One Month

- Two 125 x 125 on Wayne Liew ($30)
- One 125 x 125 On Blogger Noob ($25)
- One 125 x 125 on EZ Money Online ($25)
- One 125 x 125 on Affiliate Gossip ($15)
- One 125 x 125 on Rhyan ($10)
- One 125 x 125 on Jim Karter ($30)
- One 125 x 125 on Neotrepreneur ($10)
- One 125 x 125 on Life is Colourful ($30)
- One 125 x 125 on BLJConsultant ($5)
- One 125 x 125 on Resell Rights World ($5)
- One 125 x 125 on Viking Blogger ($25)
- One 125 x 125 on Dot Com Mogul ($10)

- One 468 x 60 on Blogging 4 Cash ($10)
- Five 16 x 16 on Blogging 4 Cash ($10)
- One 150 x 150 on Blogging 4 Cash ($5)
- One Text Link On Mr Javo ($7)

Three Months

- One 125 x 125 on The WWW Observer ($75)

Blog Reviews

- One Review By The University Kid ($60)
- One Review By Yimto ($20)
- One Review By The WWW Observer ($35)
- One Review By Bloggeries ($25)
- One Review By Neotrepreneur ($10)
- One Review By Life Is Colourful ($40)
- One Review By DaBlogger

Consulting

One hour consulation with The University Kid
Thirty minutes consulation with Neotrepreneur

Design

- One Custom Done 125 x 125 Ad By Affiliate Gossip
- One Custom Done Sketch By The Pencil Sketch And Art Blog

Entrecard Credits

- 2000 Entrecard Credits By Xavier Media
- 1750 Entrecard Credits By Mixed Market Arts
- 1000 Entrecard Credits By Toast & Egg & Me
- 1000 Entrecard Credits By Affiliate Confession
- 1000 Entrecard Credits By Yimto
- 1000 Entrecard Credits By Site Hoppin’
- 1000 Entrecard Credits By Neotrepreneur
- 1000 Entrecard Credits By Affiliate Gossip
- 1000 Entrecard Credits By BLJ Consultant
- 1000 Entrecard Credits By Resell Rights World
- 1000 Entrecard Credits By Happier Life
- 1000 Entrecard Credits By Article Snatch
- 800 Entrecard Credits By Kirushanth
- 750 Entrecard Credits By Money Making Student
- 500 Entrecard Credits By Bud Calabrese
- 500 Entrecard Credits By Mr Javo
- 500 Entrecard Credits By ImpNerd
- 500 Entrecard Credits By Life Is Colourful
- 500 Entrecard Credits By Money Making Blogs

Total: 15,800

Cash

$100 Paypal by The Profit Hustler
$30 Paypal by Viking Blogger
$15 Paypal by Final Fantasy Fan
$10 Paypal by The WWW Observer
$5 Paypal by Affiliate Gossip

Miscellaneous

300 Stumbles + 300 Reviews from Niklas
$50.00 In Stumble Upon Advertising By Mixed Market Arts
Twenty Pages By One Buck Wiki
Domain Monetization Package By Domains Earn 4U
One featured, three regular links from The SEOTree Directory

So anyway, yeah, that’s a lot of prizes (and a lot of free backlinks to the people who donated those prizes). This is literally the biggest blogging contest I have ever seen. To enter, you have to write a 50+ word review of the site, and then another 50+ word paragraph about what you’re going to do with the prizes. So, I might as well get that out of the way:

The University Kid is a great blog about a guy that’s making a lot more money than I did when I was his age. I think it’s a pretty cool site, and I definitely appreciate all of the traffic he’s sent my way ever since I guest posted there. If you’ve never been to his site, check it out. I mean, c’mon. He’s in my blogroll. That means I find his site worth reading, and you all trust me, right?

As for the prizes, if I win, I’m going to:

  1. Spend about 4 hours sorting through all of it.
  2. Give away all of those Entrecard credits (I personally think they’re fairly worthless).
  3. Use those Wordpress themes for my own network of sites.
  4. Use all of those ad spots on this site because I am selfish.
  5. Use all of that cash on a really nice date with my girlfriend.
  6. Figure out what to do with the rest of that stuff. Seriously, there’s so much stuff there. I can’t even think of what to do with all of it.

I guess the prize I would want the most is all of those Wordpress themes. It’s nice to have themes to use that aren’t widely distributed.

Last, and also least

My contest! C’mon guys, I’ve only gotten three entries! I need twenty for the contest to be valid. Anybody in the US with a blog can enter, so go do it.

If you enjoyed this post, make sure you subscribe to my RSS feed!

Leave a Reply

Recent Readers. These are the awesome people that read my blog! Recent Readers