Hugh Hollwell Wins $50 of Cold Hard Cash

Congrats goes out to Hugh Hollowell for winning $50 in cold hard cash. Well, it was really a PayPal payment but you get the idea. Hugh was the first to reply to this secret message sent into the full feed RSS.

RSS Readers – The first reader to email me will win $50 in cold hard cash (well, by PayPal)! I will only reply to the winner. If you don’t get a reply, it means you lost.

Hugh will be receiving his $50 from It’s a blog for bloggers who are not Problogging but wish to eventually get to that level. is run by Becky and she was kind enough to be a sponsor for my RSS competition against Shoemoney. Thanks Becky!

Win 7 Winning Strategies for Trading Forex

If you haven’t subscribe to the RSS feed yet, you should. I will be giving away more prizes using secret messages sent into the RSS feed. While you’re subscribing, why don’t you reply to this post because I’m going to draw one commentator to win a copy of 7 Winning Strategies for Forex Trading by Grace Cheng. The winner will be drawn this Friday night.

*Hint – there might be a way to get an extra entry by checking the RSS feed.

Still Have a few 300×250 Spots Available

I still have a few 300×250 banner spots available. The 300Γ—250 banner spot is the biggest and most visible banner spot on this blog. It is also the highest performing. Zeila Rich used it to make over $13,500 in five days by using the banner spot to promote her SGR affiliate program. Price is only $500 per month. To take advantage of this opportunity, PayPal $500 to [email protected], and Email your 300Γ—250 ad to same Email address.

69 thoughts on “Hugh Hollwell Wins $50 of Cold Hard Cash”

  1. Hmm, that might be nice, dollars aren’t any good for us Europeans at the moment πŸ™‚

    1. LeGo says:

      After vacationing with the Euro, it was nice to come home and be able to afford things. I felt like the vacation started when I got back. 😈

      1. Turk Hit Box says:

        Dollar is dropping every second. Make the prizes in Euro from now on, John πŸ™‚

        1. soccer dvd says:

          tell me about it. i’m losing money on my cash conversion into my currency over here

    2. PreBlogging says:

      Money shipped to Texas ! πŸ‘Ώ

      Thanks you guys for visiting my blog too !

    3. lyricsreg says:

      Things will chnge … I hope

    4. Teejay says:

      lol. USD are so low now 😯

  2. Mubin says:

    I want one of those damn books.

    1. soccer dvd says:

      hah me too … so is the 9000 others rss subscribers. that 1/9000 chance we can win. bummer πŸ™„

      hope this reply will clinch it

  3. Keith says:

    I’m not going to lie, I want to win the book so I am replying. I’ve been looking into and studying forex lately, so perfect timing!

    That is a great idea to push your RSS…If only I would have subscribed πŸ˜• .

    Congratulations to Hugh!

    1. Googlelady says:

      Keith if you are a starter in forex, I will recommend to read which is a great place to start.

      1. Keith says:

        Thanks Googlelady! It looks like it will be a great resource. I appreciate you giving me a heads up.

    2. Israel says:

      i won one but havent gotten it yet.

    3. soccer dvd says:

      you have us as competition however 😈 heh

  4. Jacob says:

    I keep entering and I never win. I would very much like to win.

    1. soccer dvd says:

      i’m also hoping and praying i’ll win one! :mrgreen:

  5. Zeila Rich says:

    My name is mentioned again…

    Here’s a personal endorsement from me:
    Yes, John Chow’s ad space is very lucrative if you know how to use it. You have to understand your market and audience. We know readers here love to make money, and want to make money, so we promoted The Secret of Getting Rich Program, that pays us $500 per sale on the 1st tier, and $250 on the 2nd tier.

    From the adspace on, we have garnered over 100 sub-affiliates, and some of them till today, have generated passive commissions for us. From the last count, we have reached the $35, 000 mark, not too shabby, considering we spent only $1,250 in the first place. Here’s what we promoted:

    However, what is missing from is the information how someone can make money online in all the different ways. We have started from Google Adsense, and have earnt our first million from it. We are launching a new project, to help you, make money from Google, which is much more reliable than JC wants you to think. If you think blogging is the only way, you are only narrowing your options. Check this out:, and see how much we are earning from our current account, nearly $60, 000 per month, solely from Google Adsense.

    Visit our blog, to see our first 1/2 million dollar check from Google (biggest ever check) yourself.
    We are sharing some affiliate marketing tactics too on our blog. We’ll let our guards down for once in our life for your benefit. There are so many things we want to share, that would make the gurus raging mad.

    Me and Mo, we are an underground couple who is slowly surfacing, to help you learn how to make money from Google. Google makes billions from Adsense, you need to take a bite out of it yourself. Don’t just rely on blogging. It helps, only if you want to make thousands a month. Start small, think big!

    Reach for the riches!
    P.S. I guess if JC used my name and success story without a link back to my website, I have to write a long comment on it.
    P.S.S. I would buy all the 10 ads, but I think I’ve had exhausted the leads from Moving on to other blogs, and websites. Furthermore, AR Tactics launching soon, not much time left for that!

    1. LeGo says:

      Interesting that you post the long post but then talk about how you are moving on from Seems a short post could have created the link back. 😈 ❓ Either way it seemed odd.

      1. Zeila Rich says:

        actually, I just copied and pasted from a previous comment to save time.

  6. LeGo says:

    Well guess I will submit to the RSS… 😈

  7. betshopboy says:

    7 Winning Strategies for Forex Trading sounds interesting.

    What happen to 4Hour Work Week? All given away?

      1. Gdog says:

        That reminds me, I have yet to collect my Forex book that I won. Maybe I can get it this Saturday at dot com pho? πŸ˜›

  8. wish i won that money from your’s truly

  9. Now that is a very, very sneaky way of encouraging people to subscribe to your RSS feed! And that’s also a great way to encourage people to actually READ the posts and not just skim the headlines. I guess that’s why you’re the evil mogul huh? πŸ˜€

  10. Shaun Carter says:

    Ok here I go again for a shot at the book.

  11. Thank You, Thank You.
    I will take this hard won money and fritter it away on necessities.

    Now if any of you could use a hardworking freelance writer or ghostblogger…

    Thanks again, John and Becky!

  12. hwong says:

    I’m glued to my RSS feed for this one.

  13. Well done Hugh, $50 is nice! BUT not as nice as the $125 cash I’m giving away at the moment! πŸ™‚

  14. krillz says:

    congrats dude!

  15. I got your e-mail 43 seconds after you sent it, but I didn’t read the whole thing. Damn! πŸ‘Ώ

  16. John, how much minutes were needed for Hugh to reply you after publishing previous post?

  17. Nick says:

    Dang! I guess I’m going to have to use the feed more than just at work. But when I’m at home, I’d rather just browse to the site and see if there is anything new.

    Maybe I can at least win the book!

  18. Chun says:

    Oh too bad! I missed that line in RSS.

  19. Rob says:

    Hidden RSS messages…very very tricky. Nice tactic. I don’t think I’ve seen that one before!

  20. James Wilcox says:

    all along I thought I was subscribed…I signed up for the newsletter but not the feed. Congrats on the $50. Now I want that forex book πŸ™‚

  21. Congrats! Now that I call pay to send emails. $50 for one email is great! Spend it wisely!

  22. James says:

    The book sounds interesting.

  23. chtanxw says:

    I have to read Google Reader more frequently.

  24. Googlelady says:

    Those books seems interesting πŸ™„ Anyone here is in forex? Forex is great for extra income I can assure that!

    1. I’m in forex. You are right, forex give more extra income πŸ˜€

      1. Googlelady says:

        Yes I know Pipholic and I am sure many people still don’t know what is forex πŸ˜‰

  25. Arg! I shouldn’t have paid more attention.

  26. Missylicious says:

    I read your RSS feed the first thing I wake up every morning.

  27. Gdog says:

    I would have won but I read the other post not in my RSS reader…doh!!

  28. Wow… That’s freakin’ awesome! Next time, will you give out $500????

  29. Justin says:

    Cash is good. Its cold, its hard and its green.

  30. I think I saw the RSS Feed about 10 minutes after 1am, Eastern Time. I was reading another feed in Google Reader and saw my count had changed, so I flipped over and saw it was John’s.

    I read through it, saw the text, almost ignored it, but said, “Why the h*ll not?”

  31. I subscribe via Klipfolio on my desktop and never see any secret messages.

  32. Sean says:

    Amazing what I do for a chance at a book…

  33. Jack says:

    Umm, I’d be interested in that book. Perhaps, one must foresee what grace cheng has to say.

  34. Dan Strayer says:

    Count me in!

  35. Scott says:

    Trying again for the book!

  36. I wan to win the next competition…I didn’t see the secret message as well.

    I’ll pay more attention next time.

  37. Matt says:

    Count me in! Thanks.

  38. Kacper says:

    Its time to win the Winning Strategies 😈

  39. Congratulations Hugh. I missed the boat and envy you!

  40. Congrats Hugh Hollowell πŸ˜‰ hope you put in good use the 50 bucks

  41. Poker says:

    Congats! I registered to the feed as well to not miss out any of this 😳

  42. Ruchir says:

    Congrats to the winner. Damn, I should have noticed that message earlier in my RSS…

  43. Joshua says:

    Gimmie the book, gimmie the book!

    1. Teejay says:

      nah. He’ll give me the book!

  44. Jonathan Kok says:

    I want the book too.

  45. Wahlau.NET says:

    ahh..this is how the feed contest looks like

  46. Das Brain says:

    Too busy trading U.S stocks and options, however been looking into the FOREX market.

    Looks like the books all gone, may buy a copy instead.

    Thanks for bringing this book to my attention.

    Das Brain

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