$7,000 Contest Launch!

November 7, 2010 Posted by Tyler Cruz

And there it is.

It took me a month to set up and finally launch this contest simply because there were so many sponsors and prizes to organize. is giving away over $7,000 in prizes and cash over the next 7 weeks. Thanks to the large support of 19 sponsors, we have a total of 55 prizes that will be given away to 12 lucky winners.

The prizes are put into prize packages. For example, 1st place of the Top Posters category is actually comprised of a bundle 7 prizes valued at $2,163.

There are 3 different prize categories (top posters, quality posters, and top referrers), and it is possible to win prizes in all 3. Therefore, it is possible for one person to win $3,545 in prizes if he places 1st in all 3 categories.30

I will be posting more about the contest throughout it’s run, but get started now! The earlier you enter, the better your chances.

This should be a very fun contest – all you have to do is post (and/or refer members if you want). Many of you already comment on this blog, which is not much different from posting on a forum.

You will meet a lot of like-minded people at PublisherForums. It’s a webmaster forum, so you’ll feel right at home.

Below is a video I made last night to present the contest. It runs just over 30-minutes long because there are so many prizes to announce (55!) that it took me forever to go through them all, even though I was going as quickly as I could.

Check it out below:

(Note: You may need to visit the post directly at if you’re reading this via e-mail or RSS in order to see it.)

There are some real awesome and valuable prizes in this contest, so don’t miss out. It is very easy to win, and you are rewarded for your effort (no random draws in this contest!).

Here’s a direct link to the official contest page.

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Posted: November 7th, 2010 under Contests  

42 Responses to “ $7,000 Contest Launch!”

  1. I wanna join badly.Thanks Tyler for starting another contest.You make a lot of people confident for winning and very motivational.

  2. LukePeerFly says:

    Cool! I’ll be participating 🙂

  3. Pat says:

    Nice contest. The idea is clearly to get posts on the forum. Why have a big ad at the top of the forum, it only drives people away?

  4. used tires says:

    Hey Tyler pretty cool for your contest to be finally put together, I know you spent alot of hours on this, hopefully it pays off for you. I’ll try and participate myself 🙂

    Till then,


  5. Jasmine says:

    Finally the contest is launched! The prizes look really cool and good. I am tempted to participate!

  6. Anil Gupta says:

    I’m looking forward to be part of this contest and who know I’m able to win this contest

  7. Hi Tyler,

    This is a good opportunity for all. Thank you very much for this. I think, I will join the contest.

    – Felix

  8. JDOT says:

    “In order to be eligible for this category, a minimum of 300 posts must be made”

    If the prizes were better, I’d consider participating but the hours required (25 hours if you assume it’ll 5 minutes per a quality post) doesn’t make this contest worthwhile.

    • Jacob says:

      I doubt it’s going to take 5 minutes to write one good post. So long as you contribute something to the thread, I am sure that’s more than enough for a “good post.”

      • I think his 5 minutes per post included reading the posts and replies first. I agree that it does add up to a lot of time. I think Tyler got a little optimistic or overly aggressive with his 300 post minimum. Overall though it is a good strategy to get people to participate.

        • used tires says:

          Yeah but at the same time, you want to set the bar high, so if the contest turns out to be really popular, it should be easily attainable.


          • car battery says:

            I agree with both points. If you’re trying to get more people to come over, you have to make it more accessible. But if you have a big userbase already, setting the bar higher can be a good idea to make the contest more meaningful.

  9. That is super cool. I wanna participate too.

  10. Nice contest Tyler, I will be in 🙂

  11. Wesley says:

    Interesting contest, but I think you should add some sort of social media element, just to get the word out. Extra points for tweeting, blogging, and so on. You’re looking to promote both the publisherforums brand and the brands of your sponsors.

  12. I’m looking forward to this contest…it looks like it will be a lot of fun!

  13. Nice contest Tyler!

    I will be participating in it! 🙂

  14. Andrew says:

    It’ll work somewhat well for a little while, but probably won’t result in a huge ramp up in activity. more importantly it’ll probably go right back to the way it was afterwards. this isn’t how communities are built, i’m afraid. and I agree with the others who said that you should take the ads down. Ads are only worthwhile if they are incorporated very elegantly, or if the site is already humming along. when its struggling to get any posts at all, you need to eat the cost and the time and have as few impediments to activity as possible.

    you’ve been running forums for a long time, tyler, but this is community management 101.

    • Good points. It would be very tough to keep that momentum going unless you are able to attract a lot of quality forum members who have a legitimate desire to be part of the community. It’s more likely that the users you do attract will only be interested in the prizes and will leave once the contest is over.

  15. this is interesting but I’m sorry I can’t really hear you Tyler so I can’t understand all of it too.

    but really, $7,000 worth of prize? that’s hot!

  16. car battery says:

    Looks like a great contest. Count me in for sure. 😀

  17. Phil says:

    Looking forward to the contest. Consider me in!

  18. Jasmine says:

    Nice contest, and excellent prizes!

  19. Hey I don’t understand sorry but can anyone please clarify this? I just can’t hear well the video.


  20. Paul says:

    Wow great job setting all of this up.

  21. looks interesting! i may join this contest too.. thanks for sharing!

  22. I laptop run slowly today and it kinda piss me of lil bit. I want to know is this contest still on or not? It seem really good contest I really like it =)

  23. Awesome. I am looking forward to trying this contest out. What a great array of prizes. Way to go on setting up such a great contest.

  24. R4 says:

    all you have to do is post (and/or refer members if you want). Many of you already comment on this blog, which is not much different from posting on a forum.

  25. R4 says:

    I am not looking for people to reccomend programs here, rather places that people also into making money from online ads hang out.

  26. Congrats on putting together such a big contest! The prizes are really huge!

  27. Sounds great. It gonna be a good contest sure. I dream to participate such always. I won a contest and won handy cam in that. I love to do participation in such events. Thanks for sharing..

  28. Looks like a great contest…
    Count me in, Tyler.

  29. Nowadays every blogger taking the help of such contests for good traffic.
    And its really impressive to generate traffic and make regular visitor..

  30. Sounds like a great contest. Wish I would have seen it a little bit sooner as I’m already two weeks behind lol.

    I always wondered why the forums were so slow but hopefully this will help jump start it. Once people see you can find other good and interesting people in there it should help keep it going.

  31. SEO Miami says:

    I just entered this contest! Good luck to all.

  32. Good to see new people joining 🙂

  33. This is great stuff, I just entered people so good luck to everyone else.

  34. Wow, now this is a contest! Lots of cool stuff 🙂

  35. Is the contest still running ? Great chance, no lottery, lots of effort will get you the PRIZE !!


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