The 6th Annual JobMob Guest Blogging Contest

Over $6000 in Prizes: It’s The 6th Annual JobMob Guest Blogging Contest

My biggest cash prize yet, a new type of prize, and much, much more. Get in this contest NOW.

The 6th edition of the biggest job search guest blogging contest in the world is back!

In this official announcement, you'll find:

  1. Main contest prizes
  2. How to WIN the contest
  3. Most shared article prizes
  4. How to enter the contest
  5. Contest calendar

Take your time to carefully read this announcement. There's a lot of information and many prizes, you don't want to miss a thing.

Bookmark this article because more sponsors and prizes will probably be added later. (Want to sponsor and get a ton of exposure? Details here)

Main contest prizes

Thank you to our Gold Sponsor: WebHostingBuzz

WebHostingBuzz
WebHostingBuzz is a reliable web hosting company based in MA, USA.

WebHostingBuzz serves over 30,000 clients from around the world. With a reputation for reliable, fast server technology backed by excellent customer support, WebHostingBuzz is an ideal choice for any internet project regardless of the budget available.

WebHostingBuzz offers a 45-day money back guarantee for its hosting services and also has a generous affiliate program.

The grand prize winner will win:

Over $2600 in prizes.

Everything you need to take your blogging to a whole new level.

  • US$300. Sponsored by WebHostingBuzz.
  • Premium blog setup and design services. Sponsored by Kiesha Easley and WeBlogBetter.com, a US$600 value
  • Unlimited access to all JibberJobber job search videos. Sponsored by Jason Alba and JibberJobber.com, a US$450 value
  • 1 year PRO subscription to Web SEO Analytics, a US$300 value
  • 2 years of JibberJobber Premium. Sponsored by Jason Alba and JibberJobber.com, a US$190 value
  • 45 minutes of business consulting. Sponsored by Rabbi Issamar Ginzberg, a US$300 value
  • 1 hour of blogging/marketing/job search consulting (your choice). Sponsored by Jacob Share and JobMob, a US$250 value
  • 1 month ad exposure at the top of a new JobMob article. Sponsored by Jacob Share and JobMob, a US$250 value
  • Interviewed on The Recruiting Animal Show. Sponsored by Recruiting Animal.

Thank you to our Silver Sponsor: Kiesha Easley and WeBlogBetter.com

WeBlogBetterKiesha Easley is the owner of WeBlogBetter.com, a blog devoted to offering blogging tips. She is a writer, copy-editor, and mass communications instructor. She’s just released, 10 Week GamePlan for a Top 100k Blog, a book that teaches new or struggling bloggers how to take a blog from setup to Top 100k Alexa ranking blog in 10 weeks or less. During this time, they'll learn to get more traffic and create an irresistible blog. Connect with her on Twitter @weblogbetter.

The second grand prize winner will win:

Almost $1300 in prizes.

  • US$200. Sponsored by WebHostingBuzz.
  • 45 minutes of business consulting. Sponsored by Rabbi Issamar Ginzberg, a US$300 value
  • 1 year PRO subscription to Web SEO Analytics, a US$300 value
  • 1 hour of blogging/marketing/job search consulting (you choose the topic) by Jacob Share and JobMob, a US$250 value
  • Access to a selection of JibberJobber job search videos. Sponsored by Jason Alba and JibberJobber.com, a US$150 value
  • 1 year of JibberJobber Premium. Sponsored by Jason Alba and JibberJobber.com, a US$99 value

Thank you to our Silver Sponsor: Web SEO Analytics

WebSEOAnalytics
Web SEO Analytics is one of the most complete & innovative online marketing platforms providing pioneering SEO tools and SEM Software.

The third grand prize winner will win:

Almost $800 in prizes.

  • US$100. Sponsored by WebHostingBuzz.
  • 1 year PRO subscription to Web SEO Analytics, a US$300 value
  • 1 hour of blogging/marketing/job search consulting (you choose the topic) by Jacob Share and JobMob, a US$250 value
  • 1 year of JibberJobber Premium. Sponsored by Jason Alba and JibberJobber.com, a US$99 value
  • Access to the LinkedIn for Job Seekers Streaming video. Sponsored by Jason Alba and JibberJobber.com, a US$50 value

Thank you to our Silver Sponsor: Rabbi Issamar Ginzberg

The early bird prize winner will win:

  • US$50. Sponsored by Ann Smarty and MyBlogGuest.com

The winner will be chosen at random from all the contest submissions received before Tuesday July 31st, 2012 and announced the following day on the JobMob Facebook page.

Thank you to our Silver Sponsor: MyBlogGuest.com

MyBlogGuestMyBlogGuest is the free platform which bloggers join to easier find each other and exchange guest posts. The most popular feature inside is the Articles Gallery where you can upload an article for blog owners to come to review it and make their offers. Here's a quick video intro made by one of our members.

Announcing the Traffic Race Prize:

  • US$100. Sponsored by Ann Smarty and MyBlogGuest.com

This new prize will go to the first entrant to break the 2500-unique visitor barrier, something that's never been done in the first 5 years of the contest.

Thank you to our Silver Sponsor: Jason Alba and JibberJobber

JibberJobber logoJibberJobber is a career management tool designed to help job seekers organize and manage their job search. More than a job search organizer, it is a personal relationship manager you can use between job searches. It is your personal relationship management tool to use during the rest of your career.

The Judges' Choice prize winner will win:

  • US$100. Sponsored by Ann Smarty and MyBlogGuest.com.

The Judges' Choice prize will be the overall favorite guest post as voted by the contest judges (who will be announced later), regardless of how well the guest post performed in competition for the other prizes.

The idea behind this prize is that sometimes the contest has great posts that for whatever reason don't perform well, and this is a way one of them can still get some recognition.

Thank you to our Chrome Sponsor: Recruiting Animal

Recruiting AnimalAnimal is the host of a rowdy online call-in show about recruiting and careers. In April 2006, he founded the Recruiting Animal blog, then, in March 2007, he started The Recruiting Animal Show, the only online call-in show about recruiting in world history. But can you handle it? Read the letter to guests to find out.

Every participant will win:

  • A copy of Kiesha Eisley's ebook 10 Week GamePlan for a Top 100k Blog. Sponsored by Kiesha Easley and WeBlogBetter.com.

How to WIN the contest

Simple: drive as much traffic as possible i.e. get as many people as you can to visit your guest post when it's in competition.

Here's how the contest works:

Once your guest post is accepted as an entry, you’ll receive an email telling you exactly when your guest post will enter the contest and to compete for visitors.

After each guest post appears on JobMob, it will enter the Contest Rankings.

The Contest Rankings are determined by the number of unique visitors to your guest post during the 7 days after the post was published on JobMob.

That page will be updated frequently during the contest, and notification of those updates will be published on the JobMob Facebook page.

The grand prize winner…

…is the author of the guest post appearing at the top of the Contest Rankings at the end of the contest, with the other grand prize winners decided based on their guest posts' rankings.

In case of a tie, the winner is the writer of the guest post with the most comments/trackbacks, Facebook shares and Twitter retweets (in that order), so encourage your friends to link to your post and share it as well.

Winning advice

Here are some traffic tips on how to attract maximum visitors to your entry, and here are some 12 offline tips for doing the same.

One hint: use social media. Tweet about your guest post, Like it on Facebook, email it to your contacts, friends and family.

If you have a blog, linking to your own guest post is fine.

Most shared article prizes

In addition to the main prizes given out according to the unique visitor counts of the Contest Rankings page, there are also prizes for the most shared articles.

This year's Contest Rankings will also show the share counts accumulated for each article during its 7-day run.

The numbers will be taken from the sharebar that you see floating to the left of every article on JobMob and at the end of the contest, prizes will be given out for the most shares of each kind:

Most Retweeted Article

  • US$50. Sponsored by Ann Smarty and MyBlogGuest.com.

Most Liked Article

  • US$50. Sponsored by Ann Smarty and MyBlogGuest.com.

Most +1'd Article

  • US$50. Sponsored by Ann Smarty and MyBlogGuest.com.

Most Emailed Article

  • US$50. Sponsored by Ann Smarty and MyBlogGuest.com.

Other notes about the prizes:

  • Prize money will be paid in any currency supported by Paypal, using the exchange rate of the day it’s awarded. Paypal is the only way prizes will be paid outside of Israel (get a PayPal account here if you don’t have one).
  • Additional prizes may be announced over the coming weeks. If you’d like to sponsor the contest, please follow these instructions.

How to enter – Easy!

  1. Write a new blog post for JobMob on a topic related to job search. Follow our guest post guidelines, which also explain how to submit your entry.
  2. Like the JobMob Facebook Page to be notified of Contest Rankings updates and other contest news.
  3. There is NO DEADLINE for submissions but there are only a limited number of blogging slots available, so ACT FAST to be included. They will go quicker than you think.

Besides the need to follow our guidelines, here are some additional rules:

  • The contest is open to anyone over the age of 18.
  • You don’t need a blog to enter.
  • For your own benefit, do not republish your entry on another blog (such as your own blog, if you have one) before the contest is over. You may do so after the contest as long as you credit your entry on JobMob by linking back to it.
  • Submit ONLY ONE guest post as an entry.
  • NO RESERVATIONS, so please don’t email me to hold one of the 25 slots for you, but by all means email me for anything else 🙂
  • I reserve the right to not publish any entry without justification, especially if it doesn’t conform to our rules & guest post guidelines, but it rarely happens.

Contest calendar

  • August 1st 2012 – first guest post appears on JobMob, early bird prize winners announced
  • September 12th 2012 – the last possible day that a guest post will appear on JobMob, and the Contest Rankings page will no longer be updated until the end of the contest.
  • September 24th 27th 2012 – official announcement of final results and all the contest winners

Suggestions

Use the articles under the pink Best Of tab here on JobMob for inspiration. Otherwise, you can write about:

  • Job search success stories (anywhere in the world!)
  • Unusual job search experiences
  • Your opinion on a specific job search-related topic
  • Your most-liked/least-liked job search tools, websites, etc.

Good luck!

Watch the JobMob sidebar: you can see here are a VERY LIMITED number of blogging slots available. Don't forget the early bird prize, so get your entry in as soon as possible!

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About the Author Jacob Share

Job Search Expert, Professional Blogger, Creative Thinker, Community Builder with a sense of humor. I like to help people.

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Todd Porter says

I look forward to your contest every year.

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Melvin says

I think I won at least a prize in the last couple of contests although I never really won the main prize and never appeared close on getting it.

But trying again doesn’t hurt I guess. 🙂

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Jacob Share
Karalyn Brown says

What a great contest!! Thanks for putting it up Jacob.

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Jacob Share
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