Last Chance to Sponsor My Upcoming Contest

October 27, 2010 Posted by Tyler Cruz

Earlier this month I published a short post looking for advertisers to sponsor a contest I’m working on.

Here’s your last chance to put up a prize and become one the contest’s sponsors, as I plan to launch the contest next week. My goal is to launch it on November 1st, so if you’re interested in putting up a prize, please contact me ASAP.

The contest will run for 2 months and is completely webmaster/online entrepreneur based.

I am not revealing the details of the contest here as I want for it to be a little bit of a surprise when it does launch, so if you’re interested in being a sponsor and want to know more information, you can e-mail me at or through my contact form and I’ll provide you with all the details.

While being a sponsor by giving out a prize does not suit everyone (for example, I never sponsor anything with my blog because the only prize I could give out is cash) it is usually a fantastic opportunity to anyone where it does not actually cost them anything or very little. For example, if you’re a WordPress plugin developer, it doesn’t actually cost you anything to give out a few free copies, so in a sense it is free advertising.

Examples of Prizes I’m Looking For

While I know that a lot of you are very giving, I do have to be a bit careful in the types of prizes that I accept for sponsorship. As a contest participant, there’s nothing that dissuades me from competing in a contest more than unappealing prizes.

For example, I am not interested in giving out “coupons” such as discounts or two-for-one offers; they should be completely free prizes with no strings attached.

Please note that I am looking for prizes that would be webmaster, business, or online entrepreneur related, although I’d accept unrelated prizes if they are big enough.

Also, please note that I am only interested in accepting prizes that are worth at least $25+ and no E-Books please!

Good Examples

  • Cash
  • Physical products/merchandise (Ex. Cameras, iPad, etc.)
  • Services such as web design, programming, etc.
  • Website plugins, scripts, or licenses
  • Free advertising

Poor Examples

  • Discounts, coupons, special “offers”
  • E-books
  • Free advertising on a low-traffic site
  • Unrelated prizes (Ex. X-Men action figurine)

Also, if you know of any companies, freelancers, or websites that might be interested in sponsoring the contest, please let them know about the contest or contact me and I’ll contact them myself :)

Confirmed Sponsors So Far

With just the one blog post I published, I actually received quite a lot of responses, so that was encouraging.

Unfortunately, some sponsors who were very interested in donating some prizes got in contact with me and were all ready to go, but then disappeared for some reason. Apart from being a bit odd, it is also unfortunate since some of those were pretty good prizes.

I currently have a total of 11 sponsors for the contest, with 32 prizes valued at a total of $2,202. I am hoping to be able to launch the contest with $4,000 worth of prizes, which is why I’m looking for some more sponsors before I launch the contest.

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Posted: October 27th, 2010 under Miscellaneous  

37 Responses to “Last Chance to Sponsor My Upcoming Contest”

  1. 32 prizes? thats a lot, but I suggest you better have some real attention grabbing prizes that are big. That way I think you will get more participants! You will run the contest for 2 months, I don’t think there are a lot of people that want to ‘work’ for 2 months to win 1 or 2 of these prizes, get my point?

    If there is a number 1 prize like an camera or ipad, that for sure the extra’s are good 🙂

  2. Jasmine says:

    The prizes sounds great… although you are not revealing what they are. I am really looking forward to the contest. Good luck with more sponsors… Cheers!

  3. roy says:

    You think anybody will sponsor a dead site ? all of your sites are dead.LOL

  4. I got something the people will love..I will just email you Tyler..

    “TrafficColeman “Signing Off”

  5. Jason Boom says:

    Looking forward to hearing more about the contest. I’m trying to think of what I could offer. I could offer some free article writing, but maybe that’s not the type of thing you want.

  6. Ohhh, sounds interesting indeed. Cool prizes. i wonder what contest would that be… Hope you’ll receive a lot of sponsors.

  7. Really sounds interesting! Hope i can win and good luck to everyone! 🙂

  8. swinger says:

    Really sounds interesting! Hope i can win and good luck to everyone!

  9. I love the suspense around your new competition. Can’t wait for the launch so i can join in and win me some prizes!

  10. You really should reveal more details of the contest when looking for sponsors. I know I wouldn’t sponsor some contest without knowing what the contest is even about. For all we know, it could just be a bust like your business card contests.

  11. car battery says:

    Looking forward to seeing what the contest and the prize will be. The suspense should be worth it!

  12. hey hey! what’s the contest? it’s not going to be top commentator right? haha

  13. I missed last time, but gonna try my luck this time. I never ever miss such contests. Really its cool idea for traffic raising..

  14. Paul says:

    I hope you get some good sponsors!

  15. LukePeerFly says:

    Happy to be a sponsor. Looking forward to more info on the contest! 🙂

  16. p90x reviews says:

    I will probably like to be involved in one of your contests in the future Tyler. And whats wrong with an X-Men action figurine as a prize? I’m only joking 🙂

    – Robert

  17. What kind of prizes are there?
    Are they themes, plugins or services like SEO.
    Well I’m kinda really excited about this contest, just can’t wait to get it started.

  18. Jeff says:

    I may sponsor, only if i benefit too.

  19. roy says:

    You blog once every two weeks and you are planning to run a contest?

    • I was questioning how this blog would support that kind of contest too. I see that it’s actually for his publisher forum though. So it makes sense that he would announce it here to get some additional exposure.

  20. It is good when put some guideline for something that to be sponsor. Most people will offer FREE ebook and advertising at low traffic site. This kind of thing make people think many time to join in because they felt it is not worth it =)

  21. I am really looking forward to this contest. I have yet to enter one yet and I think I am ready to give it a go!

  22. R4 says:

    I shoot shotguns for competitions and im getting good and i want to know how i can get some good sponsirs to help pay for the ammo and other needed stuff. any one have any info on how to get a sponsorship? other than waiting for someone to offer one. thanx

  23. Gotta start posting to win something!

  24. I hope your contest completed in great manner. You are a good blogger and have depth knowledge about social media. All the posts on your blog are very informative..

  25. SEO Miami says:

    Good like with your contest!


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