Blog Contest/Drawing Launches Today ~ Over $2,000 in Prizes!

by Suzanne on November 24, 2008


I’ve been waiting for today all month! Why? Because today starts the reader voting for the Blogging Idol contest and I’m excited.

UPDATE: Many of you emailed me your entrance and have not posted your official entry here so please add a comment at the bottom of this post to ensure inclusion in the drawing.

That also means I’m ready to launch a fast and furious (November 24th – 28th (UPDATE: Extended to the 30th at midnight EST) drawing/contest here on and I think you’re going to really like it. It’s going to be easy to enter and we’ll have a lot of winners too. If you haven’t seen the prize list yet you’re going to be stoked! Take a look: 

 The prize list so far:

30 Minute Backlinks ~ Michelle MacPhearson ($97.00) (x1)

Ninja Affiliate ~ Pawan Agrawal ($97.00) (x1)

1 Year Business Hosting Plan ~ Hostgator ($179.40) (x3)

Special Report Club (PLR) ~ Melissa ($182.40) (x1)

Beating Adwords ~ Kyle & Carson ~ ($67.00) (x1)

Premium WP Theme ~ Blog Design Studio ($49.00) (x5)

125 x 125 Sidebar Ad (1 month) ~ Blogging Tips ($50.00) (x1)

Banner Ad Bottom of Post (1 month) ~ Blogging Tips ($30.00) (x1)

125 x 125 Sidebar Ad (1 month) ~ Shannon ( ($25.00) (x1)

Site Review ~ Shannon ( ($75.00) (x1)

Video Site Review ~ Normal Joe ( ~ ($50.00) (x1)

Custom 125 x 125 Graphic ~ Nicole/Dusty Designs ($5.00) (x3)

Make Money/Success Hypnosis CD ~ Jo Ann Galla ($34.95) (x1)

125 x 125 Ad (1 month) ~ Blog for Beginners ($15.00) (x1)

WP Auction Gold ~ ($29.99) (x1)

125 x 125 Ad (1 month) ~ ~ Monty ($30.00) (x1)

1 Year Hosting, Blog Install and Theme Update, 1 Month Email Consultation ~ Kai Wilson ($300 – she’s low-balling this quote … this is HUGE … I promise!) (x1)

125 x 125 Ad ~ ~ JR ($25.00) (x1)

Site Review ~ Jason Parish ($25.00) (x1)

125 x 125 Ad ~ MutualPay ~ Topen ($15.00) (x1)

125 x 125 Ad ~ ~ Dennis Edell ($20.00) (x1)

125 x 125 Sidebar Ad (1 month) ~ ($25.00) (x1)

Blogger Interview ~ ($50.00) (x1)


So … you want to know how to earn your drawing entries? Here you go: 

  • (1) To enter the drawing you must be subscribed to my RSS feed by EMAIL. If you’ve already subscribed by feedreader I’m sorry for the inconvenience but you’ll need to add the email subscription until the contest is over (December 1st). This is the only way for me to confirm your subscription so thanks for understanding. Make sure you click the link in the confirmation email that you get in your inbox. Worth 1 drawing ticket. (mandatory to enter).

  • (2) For additional entries you can vote for me as the next Blogging Idol here: I cannot confirm this so everyone is on their honor with this one. It’s easy and … you wouldn’t lie to me would you? LOL Worth 2 drawing tickets

  • (3) For additional entries you can place the super cool button (thanks to Nicole for donating this button) “I Voted for Suzanne Franco” on your site. You will find the button and the code below. Worth 3 drawing tickets

  • (4) For additional entries you can blog about this contest/drawing and link to this post ( and to the voting page on Daily Blog Tips ( (Please be respectful and post on an active blog). Worth 5 drawing tickets.


Here’s the awesome button you can add to your site:

I Voted for Suzanne Franco

Here’s the code ~ simply copy this code and paste it where you want it on your site:

<a href=""><img src="" alt="I Voted for Suzanne Franco" /></a>

Now … after you have done the tasks you are able to complete … come back here and leave a comment stating what you’ve done and add the links to the site where we can see your button and/or blog post. 

Then on December 1st I will use to choose the winners. I will pull one winner for each prize. You can win multiple prizes so the more entries the better chance you have of winning something … or several of these amazing prizes.

Speaking of amazing prizes … as you can see my sponsors have really stepped up to the plate here and spoiled you guys … so please visit their sites and and thank them for their sponsorship. These are ALL awesome products and services that would help you with your business. They deserve some kudos … wouldn’t you agree?

If you have questions it would be easier if you’d use the contact us page. I will then post the Qs & As for everyone to see.

I really do appreciate the tremendous outpouring of support I’ve received throughout the Blogging Idol contest. I hope I can return the favor to each and every one of you … I mean that sincerely. I am still offering free spots in my Blogging for Bucks BootCamp so make sure you invite others you know who could benefit from that class (they will thank you I promise).

So … get busy … subscribe, vote, add the button and blog about this!

Thanks again! *SmiLes* Suzanne

P.S. Just for fun … tell us in the comments below where you heard about this contest …

P.S.S. If you are adding a url/link to your comment it will most likely require moderation or end up in the spam section … NO PROBLEM … just be paitent and I will get it added below. Thanks!

Qs & As

Q. If I subscribed by feedreader do I have to also subscribe by email?

A. Yes. To enter into the drawing I will need for you to subscribe by email. If I draw your name for a prize and you are not on the email list I will draw again.


Q. If I donated a prize am I eligible for the drawing?

A. Yes. You are eligible. If I draw you for your own prize I will give you the next prize on the list and re-draw for your donated prize for someone else.


Q. What is the last date/time I can enter?

A. The last entry will be counted on Friday, November 28, 2008 at  midnight EST. UPDATE: November 30, 2008 at midnight EST


Q. When will you draw for the prizes?

A. I will have the drawing completed by December 1, 2008 and I will announce the winners here on the blog.

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{ 34 comments… read them below or add one }

Larisa November 30, 2008 at 1:29 pm

Hi there,

I subscribed and voted as well … 🙂 Good luck!


Mom on the Run November 30, 2008 at 1:36 pm

O.K. so,

I voted for you.

I blogged about this giveaway in a post on my blog.

I subscribed via e-mail.

Mom on the Run’s last blog post..Reuniting Old Friends with a wii


Libby November 30, 2008 at 1:42 pm

I voted and subscribed! Unfortunately, I cannot remember if I already commented!


Val November 30, 2008 at 1:54 pm

Well I hit your rss feed – 1 point
I voted for you, tried to do it more than once as well. LOL – 2 points
I’ve added the button – 3 points
And blogged about it – 5 points

Do I get any points for all the retweets I sent ya from 4 accounts? 😉 ROFL GO SUZANNE! Looking forward to hearing results tomorrow!

Val’s last blog post..First Holidays


Catherine Jo Morgan November 30, 2008 at 1:54 pm

I voted for you and subscribed by email. Good luck!


Marcia Layton Turner November 30, 2008 at 2:08 pm

Hi Suzanne,

I signed up for your RSS feed via email (1 pt) and I voted for you (2 pts). Hope you win!!

All the best,


Susan Palmquist November 30, 2008 at 2:20 pm

I voted for you, subscribed to the RSS Feed and gave you a mention and a link to your site from mine. Good luck, Suzanne, may you be the next Blogging Idol-Susan

Susan Palmquist’s last blog post..The Budget Smart Girl’s Guide to Black Friday and Cyber Monday


Mel November 30, 2008 at 2:39 pm

I thought I already posted a comment here, but I can’t find it. So, I voted for you and I subscribed to your email feed. Great stuff! Hope you win the judging today. Can’t wait for the boot camp!


lena November 30, 2008 at 2:39 pm

voted twice for you and member of rss feed


Tammy November 30, 2008 at 2:40 pm

Hi Suzanne, I voted for you and signed up for the RSS Feed via email.

Good Luck!



Heather Wilcox November 30, 2008 at 3:10 pm

I am subscribed to your RSS Feed by Email.

I have voted for you at Daily Blogging Tips.


Maria Thompson November 30, 2008 at 3:27 pm

I just “NaNoWriMo” (50,000 words in 30 days) and in another 15,000 words I should have a first draft. Suzanne, you’re an inspiration to think about the business side of this and I already am making plans with the local book store that was kind enough to host 5 weeks of Write-Ins for us to be the host of my first book signing!

You know I will keep you all posted. Just because we do it for love doesn’t mean we don’t want the money!



Paul Bye November 30, 2008 at 3:36 pm

Hi Suzanne
Came across your site too late to vote for you, but with luck you will not need my vote.
I subscribed to your feed by email today.
Good luck.


Bobbi November 30, 2008 at 4:00 pm

I subscribed to your RSS feed and I voted for you. Good luck!! I hope you win!


Yield to Pedestrian: All the Cool, All the Time November 30, 2008 at 4:38 pm

Suzanne: I hope you win!

I heard about you from John Chow, and I did the following:
1) I subscribed by email
2) I voted for you
3) I added a button here:

Good luck!

Yield to Pedestrian: All the Cool, All the Time’s last blog post..Black Friday Recommendation #2: Homedics Sound Spa and Light


Mary November 30, 2008 at 4:45 pm

Good luck in the Idol race, Suzanne. I subscribed, and I voted for you (before they closed the voting) and I have my fingers crossed.



SuburbanGypsy November 30, 2008 at 5:59 pm

Woot! We are so close! I am so excited for you Suzanne!

I have:

Subscribed for1 ticket.
Voted for 2 tickets.
Button in sidebar for 3 tickets.
Blogged with both links included for 5 tickets – ttp://

Awesome prizes! 11 tickets for me please. Good luck to you our new Blogging Idol and Good Luck to everyone who is helping her along the way!

SuburbanGypsy’s last blog post..Now Back to Our Regularly Scheduled Programming


Birdie November 30, 2008 at 6:01 pm

I subscribed by email
I voted for you – of course!
I added a button on my blog

You go girl! You rock and totally deserve this! Good luck to you Suzanne and good luck to everyone else!

Birdie’s last blog post..You call yourself honest and ethical?


Letty Livingston November 30, 2008 at 6:58 pm

You bring new and exciting ways to making ends meet. Most people think of Ebay when they hear of making $ online. However, you, my friend, have tapped into something and are smart enough to make money teaching about making money. Wiley mon ami!


CaraM - TheHouseholdHelper November 30, 2008 at 7:49 pm

I subscribed and I voted for you. GOOD LUCK!

CaraM – TheHouseholdHelper’s last blog post..Thirfty Thursday


karen November 30, 2008 at 7:58 pm

hey there, i voted for you, commented and subscribed to your rss feed. dont have an official blog yet to post that button. lol


Beth November 30, 2008 at 8:01 pm

I subscribed and I voted…and appreciate all the good advice you share!



topen November 30, 2008 at 8:02 pm
Angel Windley November 30, 2008 at 8:44 pm

Woo Hoo! You’re in the home stretch! I subscribed and got my lucky rabbits foot and horseshoe-bring on the prizes.


Angel Windley November 30, 2008 at 8:46 pm

Oh yeah, I am posting the button and a link to your site on my blog.

Angel Windley’s last blog post..I Won! I Won!


Angie December 2, 2008 at 2:07 pm

Who won!? Who won?!

Angie’s last blog post..Black Friday Google Spreadsheet


Contesteer December 6, 2008 at 8:05 pm

Who won the contest?

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Cartier Tank October 21, 2009 at 7:53 am

I subscribed and I voted


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Sumon October 3, 2011 at 1:35 pm

wow …me missed 🙂
congratulation who win 🙂


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Who won?


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How did the contest go?!


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Who won the contest?


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