Tyler Cruz’s $300 RSS Contest

December 19, 2007 Posted by Tyler Cruz

Looking back into my archives, I can’t believe that I have never held a contest on my blog before – can you believe it? In fact, I don’t think I’ve ever paid for any advertising or marketing of my blog… I wonder how big my blog would be if I did though.

Well, I won’t have to wonder for much longer because I’m launching my first-ever blog contest!

My friends from NeverBlueAds were kind enough to sponsor this contest, and so you can thank them for putting up the $300 in prize money. Be sure to read below for more information on the highly reputable and rapidly-growing affiliate network.

The Prizes

Six lucky winners will each receive $50 via PayPal courtesy of NeverBlueAds.

How to Enter

Entering the contest is extremely simple and takes but a few seconds.

To enter, simply subscribe to my RSS feed by e-mail subscription and you’re set! I’ll be randomly selecting 6 winners within 7-10 days from now and will declare the winners in an upcoming post.

To subscribe to my RSS feed by e-mail, simply type your e-mail address into the textbox at the top right of my blog and then confirm your e-mail. You’ll then receive any future posts from my blog directly to your e-mail!

If you’re already an RSS e-mail subscriber, you’re already eligible to win!

To determine the winners through randomization I’ll be exporting my Feedburner E-mail List to http://www.random.org/lists/ and taking the first 6 entries which are randomly selected.

About NeverBlueAds

Since NeverBlueAds is sponsoring this contest, it’s only fair to give them some exposure.

I’ve only been working with NeverBlueAds for a couple months now, but have already grown quite fond of them. NeverBlueAds is an affiliate network where publishers and affiliate marketers can monetize their sites by generating sales or leads to various products and services.

I’m not an affiliate marketer, but I did try my hand at it back in spring. During this time, I learned a lot about affiliate marketing, and thus have a fair bit of experience with multiple affiliate networks.

I like NeverBlueAds for several reasons. First, their website and control panel is…. simply put… beautiful. I could never understand why the majority of affiliate networks have very difficult-to-use and antiquated control panels. NeverBlueAds’s system loads lightning fast and is crisp and clean in a Google-esque sort of design style of simplicity.

Usability and visuals aside, NeverBlueAds offers quite a lot of very high-paying leads. Note that I said leads and not sales. Remember that a lead usually means when one of your visitors signs up to something: sometimes it’s a form, sometimes a free subscription, and sometimes just an e-mail or zip code. A lead doesn’t have to generate an actual sale, but you get paid for it regardless.


NeverBlueAds has a fantastic reputation behind them, and are growing at a nice, steady, pace. Do a Google or webmaster forum search for them and see for yourself, don’t just take my word for it.

Super-affiliate and now blogger, Zac Johnson, has only recently started using NeverBlueAds, but is now making over $10,000 a month from them.

Again, I’m not an affiliate marketer, but Zac Johnson definitely is, so have a read on what he has to say about them.

Lastly, NeverBlueAds has fanatical customer support. I’ll let you sign up to NeverBlueAds and find out for yourself, but the Christmas card I received a few days ago from them might show an example of just how friendly they are:





I’ve received Christmas cards before (Last year I got one from Casale Media), but never one that was hand-written.

Even though I don’t do much affiliate marketing, I hope to try and use NeverBlueAds on a few of my sites soon. I then hope to write a nice detailed review of them and post it up on my blog here and on PublisherSpot.com.

I then plan on visiting their actual headquarters, where I was invited for a personal tour of their operations, and will follow up with another blog post with behind-the-scene’s photos!

If you enjoyed this post, please consider leaving a comment below, subscribing to my RSS feed, or following me on Twitter.
Posted: December 19th, 2007 under Contests  

63 Responses to “Tyler Cruz’s $300 RSS Contest”

  1. sven says:

    Great “contest” to increase your feed stats, I what will be your rss number at the end of the contest and 2 weeks later.

  2. sven says:

    typo edit: I would like to know what your rss number will bet at the end of the contest and 2 weeks after it finished and how it improved or changed your blog.

  3. Good idea for contest Tyler. Count me in!

    Never Blue ads are looking pretty good, not sure why I never gave them a go. Will need to fix that soon.

  4. Zac Johnson says:

    Thanks for the link back and postings. NeverBlueAds is a great company!

  5. I am in the contest.

    I like NeverBlueAds as well, they are my top performing affiliate program so far.

  6. Murderous says:

    Even though I already subscribe to the feed through my reader, I signed up for email notifications as well. Great idea for a contest. Thanks to NeverBlueAds for the promo money, and good luck to all the participants.

    If anyone is ever wondering why I don’t link my nick in comments, it is simply because I run an adult related blog for adult webmasters.

    I still read many of the mainstream blogs, such as Tyler Cruz. They are VERY informative no matter what side of the affiliate market you are on.

    I also have some mainstream blogs in the works for which I may use NeverBlueAds and other mainstream sponsors. I pick up lots of great ideas and tips from Tyler Cruz and others. Keep up the good work Tyler, and Happy Holidays to all.


  7. cam says:

    Great idea, simple, easy, quick, yet with a nice incentive.

  8. DotDriven says:

    Another good idea. Although I check the blog pretty much daily anyway, count me in for the feed contest :).

    Art, you should still link to your blog. I know I am interested in that world and am pretty sure there is also a lot of tips and strategies that “normal” bloggers could learn from your world.

    • Murderous says:

      I don’t simply out of respect to Tyler, however if he were to say it were ok, then of course I would add my url. It would be interesting no less what Tyler would think about this.

      You are correct, many folks in the mainstream may be interested. And while my blog is still new, I know there will be many tools and articles in the future that would definately help any webmaster whether it be in mainstream or adult.

      What do you think Tyler?

  9. Debo Hobo says:

    I ran a similar contest last week. I hope you do better than I did. I have you in my reader but I am signing up for your email now as well.

  10. Never blue ads is the best affiliate.

  11. Daniel says:

    When will the winners be selected?

  12. I think I may look into Never blue ads. I already belong to a couple of other affiliate networks but I may weigh the pros and cons and see which one looks the best.

  13. Jean Costa says:

    That’s a pretty cool contest, I hope it puts you over the 1,000 mark ๐Ÿ™‚

    I already have my email signed up, so I am good to go! ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. I’ve been reading about NeverBlueAds everywhere. Maybe it’s time to sign up with them.

  15. Mark Walsh says:

    Nice contest, it’ll surely get you well over that 1,000 RSS mark. And very good for NeverBlueAds too, since I’ll probably sign up and check ’em out, as will many others I presume.

  16. Teejay says:

    That’s nice. I guess you’d better be prepared for a surge of subscriptions.

  17. Muneeb says:

    Superb !

    Nice contest going on here :), Just subscribed to this useful blog now.


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  19. Nick says:

    Ooohh, a contest? I’m in! Subscribed by email and added you to my RSS reader!

  20. Jason says:

    Great idea, good luck in getting loads of subscribers

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  22. Mike Huang says:

    I was suppose to confirm my NBA account with them, but I never called them back. I guess I’m just too lazy, but it seems like they’re doing good for you.

    When I was listening to my voice mails, the representatives were very nice.


  23. Great contest. Suscribed to your feed . Hope i win.

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  25. Subscribed, good luck with the contest. And that’s a mighty nice card.

  26. Emma says:

    Hi Tyler, I subscribed to your blog and I’ve recently signed up for Never Blue Ads. Have a Merry Christmas. ๐Ÿ™‚

  27. valmg says:

    Great contest. I’m seeing the name Never Blue a lot lately, I think I’ll have to check them out.

  28. Navjot Singh says:

    Just subscribed to your feed. I wanna win….pls send 50$ soon. ๐Ÿ˜€

  29. Stacey Moore says:

    Cool contest!! I subscribed!! Thanks!!

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  31. Contest Beat says:

    Hi there

    I blogged about your contest here – http://www.contestbeat.com/the-300-rss-subscription-contest/

    All we do is write about contests in the blogosphere so hopefully we can send you a few more entries too!

    Regards, Matt.

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  35. Allen says:

    Hi there, I’ve subscribed to your email feeds to join this contest. ๐Ÿ™‚


  36. Tish says:

    Great contest! I just subscribed. ๐Ÿ™‚

  37. Ann says:

    Thanks for the contest. I subscribed!

  38. Hope it’s not yet too late to join. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Great contest.. I joined. Hope to win. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  41. Lori says:

    I’m already a subscriber, however, I went ahead and subscribed via email too:)

    Merry Christmas!

  42. JM says:

    Joined already! =)

  43. Matthew says:

    Subscribed. Thanks, awesome contest. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Subscribed. Thanks, awesome contest. Good luck everyone. ๐Ÿ™‚

  45. Sushruta says:

    Subscribed.Thanks for the contest.I hope I win.

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