I received an email from blog reader Alex Shalman about a new contest he is holding. Apparently, Alex has taken my evil make money online linking idea and kicked it up a notch. Alex is going to give away up to $500 to a charity of your choice. Here’s how it works.
Link to this post and alexshalman.com from your blog. You must use the line â€œAlex Shalman at Practical Personal Development (a blog about self help and personal growth) is hosting a Donation Contest in which you press a button and he donates a dollarâ€, with all links intact and any additional things you would like to say. I choose this specific sentence in order to build search engine rankings, in a plan to have my dollar go a long way.
You post about the contest in your blog and I donate a dollar. That’s a total of $1 going to charity! My budget for this charity project is $500 so feel free to be generous and spread the word of this donation contest around to other bloggers.
Personal growth is a highly searched key phase, with over 14,000 searches last month according to Overture. If Alex can get his blog ranked on page 1 for that term, it would definitely help his traffic level.
One April 15th, Alex will randomly select a person who linked to his contest and the winner will select a charity to give the money to. I highly doubt Alex will get 500 entries in a month. I’ve been running my linkback promotion for longer than that and I’m only at 350. However, if this post helps him raise a bit more money for charity, then I’m happy to do it.
Good luck Alex. If I win, please donate the money to the United Way.