Guest Crew, a guest blogging community designed to bring professional website owners and guest bloggers together, has announced its first blogging contest. The contest is designed to be simple, and there are opportunities for up to six winners – all with cash prizes totaling $500.
There are three tasks that bloggers will need to complete in order to win one of the prizes in the contest. The tasks are awarded points, and the points will be totaled over a period of time. The contestant with the most points at the end of the contest will win first place, and then the next highest point-earner will be second place and on down the line until a first through sixth place have all been awarded.
The Three Tasks
So the natural question now is: What are the three tasks bloggers are being asked to perform?
They are simple:
- The First Step
If you’re interested in joining the contest, you’ll write a post on your blog about this contest. Not only will your post need to be fascinating and engaging, but it should also include the sponsor of this event – Uttoran Sen of GuestCrew.com. You should also mention the judge of the event as well – Brian Belfitt of BlogEngage.com. Once the post is written, it’s time to start promoting your blog post, just as you would any other article. But this time, the efforts you’re making may just earn you cash.
- The Second Step
In order to qualify for the contest, you must next join and write in the community that is sponsoring this event. Create an account on GuestCrew.com. Registration is free when you sign up. Once you’re a member, apply for an article from the article gallery on Guest Crew. This means you’ll be publishing one of the high quality guest posts currently available on Guest Crew.
If none of those blogs suit your needs, you can also request a particular article by creating your own article title and placing it in the request gallery. One of the guest bloggers on the GuestCrew community will then write the article based on your title. Once you have a completed article in hand, publish that blog as a guest blogger on blogengage.com.
The final element of this step is to get busy sharing and promoting your new guest post as well. Social shares, trackbacks and comments on your post all count as points for this contest, so be sure to pick a great title and promote your article well!
- The Third Step
Your final step in earning points toward the contest prizes is to boost your activity level on the Guest Crew forum. You’re already a member after the second step here, so start chatting with others about the industry you’re working in. Share some tips about guest blogging or ask questions to spur on useful discussion. Again, the more activity you have on the site, the more points you’ll be accumulating over time to apply to this contest.
Winning the Contest
Once you’ve completed all three steps above, your points will be totaled and the winners will be determined. The prize breakdown is as follows:
- 1st Prize – $200
- 2nd Prize – $100
- 3rd Prize – $75
- 4th Prize – $50
- 5th Prize – $50
- 6th Prize – $25
The contest began on July 1st, but there is still plenty of time to enter and win. You have until July 31st to enter the contest, and the time between August 1st and August 15th will be dedicated to promoting your article and earning points. The winner will be announced on August 15th.
You can find additional details about the contest including more specifics on:
- Guest Crew contest blog post
- Forum thread about the contest
- Blogengage post about the contest