$1000 PublisherForums Contest

My new rich buddy Tyler Cruz just gave me that heads up on a new contest he’s holding at PublisherForums. He’s giving away $1,000 of cash money! That’s way better than the pens and flash drives I’ve been giving out.

This is not a simple posting contest where only the top posters can win. In fact, there are 10 prizes available to be won, and members may qualify for for multiple prizes.

There are other webmaster forums out there that actually endorse spam or low quality posts. That would go against PublisherForums’s purpose, which is to provide intellectual discussion for web publishers. The prize structure has been set up to allow for both the best possible quality for the site, as well as awarding members for various contributions to the forum.


Full contest rules are available at PublisherForums. The contest starts today and runs until April 1st.

Quality Post Winners

Quality posting is when a member makes particularly high quality or helpful posts on average. The top quality posters will be chosen by the administrator. Members of the forum will then vote on a poll to decide the winners.

Top Post Winners

The top posters will be measured by the highest number of posts made during the contest. Low-quality posts, or spamming will not tolerated. Members who purposely make poor posts in order to boost their post count will be removed from the contest at the administrator’s discretion.

You don’t have to worry about current members having more posts than you. Post counts for this contest has been reset to zero starting today. Everyone has an equal shot at winning.

Community Spirit Winner

Chosen by the forum administrator, the Community Spirit winner is a member who is enthusiastic, helpful, and have a strong sense of community activeness within PublisherForums.

Top Point Winners

This is the one I intend to win. Points are awarded for referring other members to PublisherFourms (1 point per member) and/or writing a blog post about them (10 points) and/or getting other blogs to write a blog post about them (5 points per blog).

The top prize is $200 for the category and I figure I have a good shot at it. In my evil ways, I have come up with a genius plan to dominate the points category.

If I win, You Win

It’s pretty simple, if I win any of the top points category, I will give away the money to a forum member who used me as the referral. Sign up for PublisherForum (referral link), then leave a comment telling me your user name and I’ll put you in the draw. Make a blog post about this and I’ll give you two more entries.

The winner of the last point contest sign up only nine new members so I know my chances of winning are good. Assuming I do win, I will make a draw from all the names and that person will win whatever I win! Good luck!

Sign Up For PublisherForums Here.

22 thoughts on “$1000 PublisherForums Contest”

  1. Ryan says:

    I see the evil get eviler!

    If only Tyler setup a direct and indirect referral system to calculate points you’d be the hands down winner, although I’m sure that wouldn’t matter.

    My username is ‘rjp’.

  2. I’m actually starting to get a bit tired of contests, however I can see the benefit of one. Though I am sure this will drive lots of traffic to his forum. Hum, maybe I should start a contest or two, hah.

  3. Leftblank says:

    I’ve signed up through you John, user name is the same as I’ve got here.

    However, I don’t think I’ll be fighting for one of the prices, 200 or 500 posts are a whole lot of time to put into it for relatively not much money. But well, I guess it’s a nice way of promotion and interesting for those who already use the boards.

    1. Dax Desai says:

      I agree. If my return is about $2/post it is definitely not worth it. This will generate alot of garbage on the forums no doubt as people will rush to post nonsense (similar to this comment some might say).

    2. John Chow says:

      Maybe make a few posts so Tyler can’t say I sign up a bunch of zero posters. Right now I have four referrals, which is a good start. I figure I’ll need about 20 to secure the win.

      Assuming that, you’re chances of winning $200 is 1 in 20. 🙂 That’s worth making a few posts for.

  4. Derek says:

    Leave it to John Chow to create an opportunity from an Opportunity…

    1. John Chow says:

      Pretty evil huh? 🙂

  5. bo ek says:

    This will only result in short-term. If you check out EarnersForum, it kinda died after the initial contest, which is a pity. Nowadays, most of the posts are located in the Advertise and Introduce Yourseld sections of the board.
    Most of the new members just spam 10 posts to gain access to advertise their services and/or websites and disappear shortly afterwards.

    I would save most oft hat money for now and make some T-Shirts to award the most helpful members. Then, on December I would reward them again with cash.
    That way, most of your members are creating good content through all year, since they are two kinds of rewards.

    1. Tyler Cruz says:

      You cannot compare my contest to EarnersForums. For one he only ran one contest. This is my second contest which started as soon as the previous one ended.

      Also, I am giving prizes away in different categories. Top posters is only one category. I have categories for top quality posters, as well, for example, which helps encourage high quality posts.

      There were also other issues with EarnersForums which made it turn out the way it did… but please don’t foretell the future (Ex. “This will only result in short-term.”) if you are basing this on the points you mentioned.

  6. Mike says:

    Just an FYI there John: you spelled the link name wrong very start of the article. I believe you meant it to say PublisherForum not PlublisherForum.

    Love the blog man… keep up the great work!

    1. John Chow says:

      Thanks for the heads up. I was in a rush today to see my accountant. And of course, rushing is on my list on blogging mistakes.

  7. propstm says:

    John, what if we were already on the ball, and were already active members of PF? I can’t quite sign up under you now can i? How bout adding a regular reader to the competition too?


    1. Ryan says:

      This is when evil John comes and says sign up your mom, dad, brother, sister, dog, etc. 😉

      1. John Chow says:

        Now you’re thinking like John Chow!

    2. Tyler Cruz says:

      As per the FAQ on the contest page:

      How am I supposed to compete with existing members who already have hundreds or thousands of posts or referrals?

      Only posts or referrals that are made during the contest timeframe will be counted. Please rest assured that the contest administrator can view such statistics.

      1. This contest reminds me of Tyler’s domainforums contest which was a bust.

  8. HMTKSteve says:

    Damn, that’s a lot better than the contest I’m running…

    Guess I didn’t get the memo that said contests were going from flash drives and pens to cash money?

  9. Jon says:

    ValueWiki.com’s giving away $100 cash every weekday in February to the best wiki contributor. Plus a $500 cash grand prize on March 1st. We’ve already given away $1,100 cash. Maybe I’m biased, but I think that sounds like a better contest!!


    Jon (the evilest of all rooters of all evil)

  10. Vincent says:

    I’ve signed up as “Vincent-C” – cheers.

  11. Jeff says:

    wow money for posts eh. I guess that kind of marketing budget is reasonable if you have enough traffic to support it, or if you can generate it.

  12. Open only to posts about blogging for business/money… oh well.
    I am proud of the quality of my posts, and I don’t write primarily for money. The prizes available for blogs that are not about cyber business are extremely rare and hard won. Someone not in the biz may find you and write you a book contract or pay you to write for their online magazine. It’s just about like being struck by lightning.
    I am wearing an aluminum hat.

  13. Pallab says:

    Sorry John. I joined but forgot to put your id. You should have made the first link (at the top of the post) also a refferal link.

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