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 “Alex 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 dollar”, 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.