What you’ve come to expect: more prizes and the best prize packages of any blogging contest anywhere.

7th Annual JobMob Guest Blogging Contest official logo

The 7JGBC starts NOW.

In this official announcement, you’ll find:

  1. Main contest prizes
  2. How to WIN the contest
  3. How to enter the contest
  4. 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.

Just entering the contest will net you almost $200 in prizes!

(Want to sponsor and get a ton of exposure? It’s never too late: details here.)

If you just want in and have already read the guest post guidelines, send your entry in an html or Word doc file to guestpost [at] shareselectmedia.com.

Last update: September 17th, 2013

Main contest prizes

Thank you to our Titanium Sponsor: MyBlogGuest

MyBlogGuestMyBlogGuest.com is the community of guest bloggers who believe in the concept of high-quality and selective guest blogging. MyBlogGuest is the unique platform that manages to keep up with latest blogging trends. MyBlogGuest newest innovative features include Google Authorship for bloggers, Elite guest articles and Guest Article Requests.

The grand prize winner will win:

Over $3500 in prizes.

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

  • US$300. Sponsored by MyBlogGuest
  • 1 year of high-end VPS hosting from WebHostingBuzz, a US$900 value
  • 9 hours of consulting time from Wallaroo Media, a US$900 value
  • Logo design contest from DesignCrowd, a US$350 value
  • 1 year of JibberJobber Premium, a US$99 value
  • 1 year subscription to Grammarly, a US$140 value
  • 1 3-month business account* of CDN services from MaxCDN, a US$227 value
  • Access to Dan Schawbel’s online course “Build Your Personal Brand in 4 Easy Steps”, a US$40 value
  • 1 hardcover copy of Promote Yourself, the new book by Dan Schawbel, shipped to you, a US$33 value
  • 2 ebooks about traffic generation and blogging from Keisha Easley and WeBlogBetter, a US$21 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

* If your blog uses less than 350GB of bandwidth per month, this prize will instead become a 1 year starter account of 1 TB, a US$40 value

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 second grand prize winner will win:

Over $1200 in prizes.

  • US$200. Sponsored by MyBlogGuest
  • 4 hours of consulting time from Wallaroo Media, a US$400 value
  • 1 year of JibberJobber Premium, a US$99 value
  • 1 year subscription to Grammarly, a US$140 value
  • 1 year starter account of CDN services from MaxCDN, a US$40 value
  • Access to Dan Schawbel’s online course “Build Your Personal Brand in 4 Easy Steps”, a US$40 value
  • 1 hardcover copy of Promote Yourself, the new book by Dan Schawbel, shipped to you, a US$33 value
  • 2 ebooks about traffic generation and blogging from Keisha Easley and WeBlogBetter, a US$21 value
  • 1 hour of blogging/marketing/job search consulting (your choice). Sponsored by Jacob Share and JobMob, a US$250 value

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 third grand prize winner will win:

Over $700 in prizes.

  • US$100. Sponsored by MyBlogGuest
  • 1 year of JibberJobber Premium, a US$99 value
  • 1 year subscription to Grammarly, a US$140 value
  • 1 year starter account of CDN services from MaxCDN, a US$40 value
  • Access to Dan Schawbel’s online course “Build Your Personal Brand in 4 Easy Steps”, a US$40 value
  • 1 hardcover copy of Promote Yourself, the new book by Dan Schawbel, shipped to you, a US$33 value
  • 2 ebooks about traffic generation and blogging from Keisha Easley and WeBlogBetter, a US$21 value
  • 1 hour of blogging/marketing/job search consulting (your choice). Sponsored by Jacob Share and JobMob, a US$250 value

Thank you to our Silver Sponsor: MaxCDN

MaxCDN logoMaxCDN is one of the fastest CDNs in the world. A CDN makes your website fast by taking a copy of your website and delivering it from the closest servers to your website visitors. For example a user in London loading a US website will be slow, so what they do is allow that user to load the site from London, making it fast for them. Check them out at www.maxcdn.com.

From Jacob: JobMob has been using MaxCDN since November 2010. Highly recommended.

The early bird prize winner will win:

  • US$50. Sponsored by MyBlogGuest

The winner will be chosen at random from all the contest submissions received before end-of-day Wednesday July 31st, 2013 and announced the following day on the JobMob Facebook page.

Thank you to our Silver Sponsor: Dan Schawbel

Promote Yourself book coverPromote Yourself: The New Rules For Career Success, written by career expert Dan Schawbel, frees you from the outdated rules for getting ahead and lays out a step-by-step process for building a successful career in an age of ever-changing technologies and economic uncertainty. By basing your personal brand on the rock-solid foundation of hard, soft, and online skills that are essential to get the job done right and by knowing exactly what managers value, Schawbel provides you with the unique skills and message that you’ll need today and for the rest of your career.

The Traffic Race prize returns:

  • US$100. Sponsored by MyBlogGuest

This prize will go to the first entrant to break the 2500-unique visitor barrier, something that’s never been done in the first 6 years of the contest.

The Judges’ Choice prize winner will win:

  • 2 hours of consulting time from Wallaroo Media, a US$200 value
  • 1 year subscription to Grammarly, a US$140 value

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 Silver Sponsor: Wallaroo Media

Wallaroo Media is a full service digital marketing agency. They specialize in digital PR, search engine optimization, social media, and content strategy.

Wallaroo Media

Their focus for each client is to increase that client’s revenue. With an integrated and innovative approach, they can help you succeed. Contact them today.

Every participant will win:

Almost $200 in prizes!

  • 1 year of JibberJobber Silver, a US$60 value
  • 1 year starter account of CDN services from MaxCDN, a US$40 value
  • Access to Dan Schawbel’s online course “Build Your Personal Brand in 4 Easy Steps”, a US$40 value
  • A copy of Kiesha Eisley’s ebook 10 Week GamePlan for a Top 100k Blog. Sponsored by Kiesha Easley and WeBlogBetter
  • A copy of Kiesha Eisley’s ebook Traffic Generation. Sponsored by Kiesha Easley and WeBlogBetter

Not only is this the best prize package I’ve ever provided to all contestants, but this year, you’ll receive Kiesha’s ebooks immediately once your guest post is accepted, so their lessons can help you get better results in the contest. And if you find the ebooks directly impact your results, contact Kiesha and she might feature your success story on WeBlogBetter.

Thank you to our Bronze Sponsor: Grammarly

Grammarly logoGrammarly is an automated proofreader and personal grammar coach for your resume and cover letter. Furthermore, when so much is on the line, you should be proofreading all written communication with potential employers. Get a FREE 7-day trial of Grammarly and make sure those pesky errors don’t cost you your dream job. Each of four lucky winners will receive an Annual Grammarly subscription; that is 365 days of error-free writing.

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.

Thank you to our Bronze 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. Her latest guide is, 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. Connect with her on Twitter @weblogbetter and on Facebook at facebook.com/weblogbetter.com.

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 Likes and Twitter retweets (in that order), so encourage your friends to link to your post and share it as well.

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 will be announced over the coming weeks. If you’d like to sponsor the contest, please follow these instructions.

Thank you to our Chrome Sponsor: DesignCrowd

DesignCrowdDesignCrowd is an online marketplace providing logo, website, print and graphic design services by providing access to freelance graphic designers and design studios around the world.

DesignCrowd gives you access to a ‘virtual team’ of over 130,000 designers from around the world (via a process called crowdsourcing) – helping you to tap into the very best international design talent available, at a low cost. Post a project on DesignCrowd and watch designs pour in from around the world (the average project receives 50+ designs).

Want to make a good impression? Get a custom design from DesignCrowd! Watch this short video on how DesignCrowd works.

Thank you to our Chrome Sponsor: Captain Up

Captain Up provides a platform that activates users on apps & sites, increasing their lifetime value.

Captain Up will be providing all the gamification services for the contest this year.

The game prize winners will win:

  1. The top point-getter, the person at the top of the leaderboard at the end of the day on September 24th 2013, will win $150, sponsored by MyBlogGuest
  2. The second top point-getter at the top of the leaderboard that day will win $100, sponsored by MyBlogGuest
  3. The third top point-getter at the top of the leaderboard that day will win $50, sponsored by H.T. Prof Executive Search

Full details on what this even means will be announced here on JobMob by August 4th, 2013, but you’ll start to see the game widgets on the site when the first guest post goes live on Thursday August 1st, and that’s when you’ll be able to start earning points and badges for this ‘contest within a contest’.

How to enter – Easy!

  1. Write a new blog post for JobMob on a topic related to job search, personal branding or freelancing. 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, winner announcements 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, especially this year. Watch the JobMob sidebar to see how many spots are still available.
  4. The official contest hashtag for Twitter and Facebook is #7JGBC. Please use it whenever discussing the contest.

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

  • The contest is open to anyone over the age of 18.
  • There are no reservations. The only way to claim one of the 25 spots is to send in a guest post.
  • Submit ONLY ONE guest post as an entry.
  • Once your contest submission is published on JobMob, you will need to blog about it during your competition period and include a 1-line message from 2-3 of our sponsors above, who made this contest possible. This will help you get more traffic and it’s required for your guest post to count in the competition. This means you need to have your own blog or a blog you contribute to regularly.
  • Don’t publish your guest post on your own blog, before or after it appears on JobMob, or even republish your entry on another blog 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.
  • Buying traffic or social media shares will lead to disqualification from the contest.
  • 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.

Thank you to our Chrome Sponsor: H.T. Prof Executive Search

H.T. Prof Executive Search logo

H.T. PROF Executive Search is a U.S. recruiting company that assists companies in hiring ‘KEY’ individuals.  For the past 12 years H.T. PROF has worked extensively with over 200 Israeli companies entering the U.S. Market or growing their current presence in the U.S.  We recruit on a national basis across all industries with our main focus in traditional Technology, BioTech and CleanTech.

Contest calendar

  • August 1st 2013 – first guest post appears on JobMob, early bird prize winners announced on JobMob Facebook Page
  • September 17th 2013 October 10th 2013 – 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 2013 October 17th 2013 October 22nd 2013 – the last possible day to earn points for the game leaderboard.
  • September 30th 2013 October 21st 2013 October 24th 2013 – official announcement of final results and all the contest winners

Good luck

Don’t forget the early bird prize, so get your entry in as soon as possible!

And watch early next week for an update about more prizes…

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--Jacob Share