Perfect Contest for Perfect Blogging

Stefan over at Perfect Blogging contacted me saying his birthday is coming up and asked if I could do a review of his $1,000 birthday contest. My first thought was I’ll won’t tell anyone and enter myself so I have a much better chance at winning the thousand bucks. Then I discovered that Stefan isn’t really giving $1,000 away to one winner. Instead, he’s giving $50 to 20 winners.

How To Enter

To enter the contest, head over to Perfect Blogging and enter your email address into the RSS by Email box. On February 15th (Stefan’s birthday), Stefan will loaded all confirmed RSS by Email subscribers into a List Randomizer and have it randomly split out 20 entries. Those 20 subscribers will each get $50.

It’s quite clear that Perfect Blogging understands that a blog’s most valuable asset is its RSS subscription base and anything you can do to increase it will help you in the long run. A contest is a great way to get more RSS subscribers. My RSS contest with Shoemoney resulted in me increasing my RSS by 4,691 subscribers in one month.

While winning $50 is not a great a deal as winning $1,000, at least I have 20 shots at it. Perfect Blogging has 129 RSS subscribers right now but I bet less than 20 of them are on RSS by Email. That means my chance of winning is 100%! Of course, once you guys start entering, my odds will go down. But that’s OK. It’ll be really cool to have 20 John Chow dot Com readers take all the money. 😈


34 thoughts on “Perfect Contest for Perfect Blogging”

  1. Thanks, John. Hahaha. I’ve entered. πŸ™‚

    1. I entered too. πŸ˜›

  2. Just entered. Who wouldn’t want to win $50?

  3. Karol Krizka says:

    Good contest, especially since there will be 20 winners. 😈

  4. Well I’m glad you shared it with us! I’ve entered ❗

    1. Ankur K says:

      He shared ONLY because he is too lazy to keep it for himself for just 50$’s ……

      You think he would if it were 1000 to 1 person? 😈

  5. Shaun Carter says:

    I’ve just entered… thanks John.

  6. InfoEmpresa says:

    That idiot placed the link to his “subscribe to my rss feed by e-mail” incorrectly. Not only do you NOT get to the afored mentioned page, but also he placed the link to his wordpress RSS feed, instead of the one with feedburner…

    πŸ™„

  7. Ankur K says:

    That guy beat your evilness john!! Smart guy! πŸ’‘

  8. Well John, thanks for sharing the info πŸ˜›

  9. EarnBlogger says:

    That’s a nice opportunity for all. Thanks John 😈

  10. Laarni says:

    Thank you for sharing!! :p

  11. Mike Huang says:

    Darn John, if I knew you were that nice to plug people with good ideas, I would’ve asked you to help me with my contest πŸ™‚

    My contest is one of a kind giving away prizes to 12 different winners with about 3-5prizes each πŸ™‚

    -Mike

  12. Andrei Buiu says:

    I have one question: can I subscribe with more then one email? 😈

  13. Stefan says:

    No, you can’t subscribe with more than one email.

  14. Dom says:

    I’ve entered too.
    On a related note, I’m giving away my iPod Nano in a competition..

    http://www.moneyblogger.org/2008/01/23/win-an-ipod-nano/ πŸ™‚

    1. I’ll be sure to take part in this.

  15. Pete says:

    Thanks John, I’ve entered as well.

    Here’s a contest I’m holding, ending soon! I’m giving away a 2-disc audio book on the Battle of Moscow.

    http://ww2db.com/news.php?news_id=83

    Please show me some support and enter! Thanks!

  16. David Chew says:

    Nice post john. $50 sounds good.

  17. Simon Lau says:

    Sweet, thanks John for the heads up on this

  18. I am still lurking that luck to win a contest, even tho the price is not as hot as $1000 like you said, i still have to taste that “winning a contest” feeling πŸ˜›

    1. Will says:

      yea i know what you mean. when I first won a design contest I was so excited lol.

  19. Pete says:

    @SEO Optimization : Would you like to participate in my contest?

    http://ww2db.com/news.php?news_id=83

    Not too many has participated yet, so your chance of winning is pretty high! Of course it’s not as nice as $50, but it’s a freebie nevertheless! πŸ™‚

  20. Thanks for the heads up, John. Sounds like a great contest.

  21. Will says:

    “My first thought was I’ll won’t tell anyone and enter myself” and then blog about how we missed an opportunity lol.

  22. moon says:

    I think your post will add at least 100 surbscribers for him.He is advisable to tell you this, haha πŸ˜›

  23. Mike Panic says:

    When I first launched my blog I ran a similar contest, giving away a 1GB USB thumb drive once my RSS subscription by email reached 100. It only took about 3 weeks to hit it and went very well.

    I’ve entered into this one, thanks for letting me know about it.

    If anyone is interested, I’m giving away a $25 iTunes gift card for making a guess and leaving a comment on an article over on my blog. Contest will end in the next few days so get in now if you are interested.

  24. I’m in too πŸ˜€

  25. Collin LaHay says:

    Darn, my chances just dropped finding out you plugged it! =p

  26. jleblanc says:

    Im looking forward to the $50, thanks John!

  27. Chip says:

    Done. I’ve entered. It’s not the 50 bucks, it’s the fame. 😈

  28. RacerX says:

    In as well..We’ll see…Wonder if his count will tank after that!

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