Call For Sponsors: The 8th Annual JobMob Guest Blogging Contest

Call For Sponsors: The 8th Annual JobMob Guest Blogging Contest

Want exposure in the biggest blogging contest of the summer?

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I say it every year and I said it last year – this edition will be the biggest yet.

UPDATE: the contest is now open!

Why sponsor? Great benefits

The 2013 edition of the contest lead to over 600,000 pageviews here on JobMob.

Participants, the people vying for your sponsored prizes, were mainly small business owners and freelancers such as job search experts, coaches, writers and recruiters.

There are 5 levels of sponsorship to choose from: Titanium, Gold, Silver, Bronze and Chrome.

I want you to feel that your sponsorship was one of the best campaigns you or your company ran this year. When it comes to benefits, I always try to give you as much value as possible, hopefully much more than the value of your sponsorship.

Below I detail what each level of sponsorship will earn you. I'm also flexible; if you'd like a benefits package that's better suited to your goals, I'll work with you to find a great fit. In some cases, you can even transfer benefits to a client or partner. You can also waive certain benefits if they don't interest you. I may add additional benefits later as well.

New this year for sponsors

  1. Titanium sponsors get sitewide banner ads in their benefits package
  2. Longer lead-in – the contest will be announced earlier this year, giving me more time to promote your sponsorship before the competition begins
  3. Bonus prizes for grand prize winners who specifically blog about your company, products or services
  4. Post-contest reports confirming delivery of promised benefits

Titanium sponsorship

To earn the benefits for the Titanium level, a sponsor should contribute:

  • US$2500 in cash

There are only 2 Titanium sponsor slots available.

Titanium sponsor benefits

1) Thanked with a dofollowed link and text paragraph in an article on each contestant's blog.

That's potentially 25 links on 25 different domains.

2) NEW THIS YEAR: A sitewide banner ad appearing in the middle of the JobMob sidebar throughout the contest (8-10 weeks), 300px x 125px, with a nofollowed link to your site.

3) Given prime ad exposure at the top of TWO relevant, upcoming JobMob posts, including a dofollowed link and logo. A highly valuable way to be seen by JobMob's over 35K subscribers/readers/followers/fans and many more visitors to the site. These ads will be in place for 1 full year.

4) The sole subject of an upcoming JobMob article. This could be in the form of a product review, an interview or an approximately 30-min audio podcast, to be released here on JobMob during the contest, and promoted in major podcast directories.

5) Profiled in a contest announcement

6) Mentioned in a special thank you at the end of the contest

7) Tweeted about during the contest, multiple times

8) Thanked in the winner announcement

Gold sponsorship

To earn the benefits for the Gold level, a sponsor should contribute:

  • More than US$1250 in cash

There are only 3 Gold sponsor slots available.

Gold sponsor benefits

1) Thanked with a dofollowed link and text paragraph in an article on 8 contestants' blogs.

That's 8 links on 8 different domains.

2) Thanked with a nofollowed link AND a small logo on the footer of 8 guest posts participating in the contest. These ads will stay in the articles for 1 whole YEAR.

3) Given prime ad exposure at the top of TWO relevant, upcoming JobMob posts, including a dofollowed link and logo. A highly valuable way to be seen by JobMob's over 35K subscribers/readers/followers/fans, OR

4) The sole subject of an upcoming JobMob article. This could be in the form of a product review, an interview or an approximately 30-min audio podcast, to be released here on JobMob during the contest, and promoted in major podcast directories.

5) Profiled in a contest announcement

6) Mentioned in a special thank you at the end of the contest

7) Tweeted about during the contest, multiple times

8) Thanked in the winner announcement

Each Gold sponsor will get to choose either option 3. or option 4.

Silver sponsorship

To earn the benefits for the Silver level, a sponsor should contribute one of the following:

  • More than US$750 in cash OR more than US$1000 in products or services

There is only 5 1 Silver sponsor slot still available.

Silver sponsor benefits

1) Thanked with a dofollowed link and text paragraph in an article on 4 contestants' blogs.

That's 4 links on 4 different domains.

2) The sole subject of an upcoming JobMob article. This could be in the form of a product review, an interview or an approximately 30-min audio podcast, to be released here on JobMob during the contest, and promoted in major podcast directories.

3) Profiled in a contest announcement

4) Mentioned in a special thank you at the end of the contest

5) Tweeted about during the contest, multiple times

6) Thanked in the winner announcement

Each Silver sponsor will get to choose either option 1. or option 2.

Bronze sponsorship

To earn the benefits for the Bronze level, a sponsor should contribute one of the following:

  • More than US$300 in cash OR more than US$500 in products or services

There's no limit to the number of Bronze sponsors.

Bronze sponsor benefits

1) Thanked with a dofollowed link on the footer of 1 guest post participating in the contest. This link will stay in the article for 1 year.

2) Profiled in a contest announcement

3) Mentioned in a special thank you at the end of the contest

4) Tweeted about during the contest, multiple times

5) Thanked in the winner announcement

Chrome sponsorship

To earn the benefits for the Chrome level, a sponsor should contribute one of the following:

  • US$100 (or more) in cash OR more than US$200 in products or services

There's no limit to the number of Chrome sponsors.

Chrome sponsor benefits

1) Profiled in a contest announcement

2) Mentioned in a special thank you at the end of the contest

3) Tweeted about during the contest, multiple times

4) Thanked in the winner announcement

Except where noted otherwise, all mentions, of ANY SPONSOR, will stay in the JobMob archive forever.

Warning: Only Honest Sponsors Wanted

A few years ago, the outsourcing company GetFriday was my top sponsor. Once the contest had ended and a recipient was chosen, they suddenly stopped replying to my emails or returning my telephone calls, and never awarded the top prize of the contest that year. As a result, I'm more careful about who I accept as sponsors.

How to sponsor: Easy

Use our Contact Form. Choose the subject ‘I have a suggestion', mention that you'd like to be a sponsor and I'll get back to you asap.

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About the Author Jacob Share

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