Sugartone – Sweet Business Blogging Contest

Are you a busy professional who wants to create a strong online presence? Do you write articles to share your expertise, establish credibility and gain online visibility? Do you blog for your business? Do you read business articles online?

How would you like to win a few cool prizes for business professionals online?

Bloggertone is teaming up with BizSugar to bring you the Sugartone Sweet Business Blogging Contest. This contest helps give your articles extra online visibility and rewards your social networking. The Sugartone Sweet Business Blogging Contest is an opportunity for you to win prizes to help you promote your business.

  • It’s free to enter
  • Anyone can join the competition including current Bloggertoners and BizSugar members!
  • You’ll have lots of chances to win
  • Prizes total $6921

Yes, that’s right:

$6921 In Prizes

How You Can Win These Prizes

There’s more good news: there are 2 ways to win prizes.

#1 Do you write business articles?

All you have to do is submit a business article to Bloggertone Between Monday March 15th and Wednesday March 17th – but there are a few guidelines you need to follow, so carefully read the Sugartone Guidelines below.

All votes and comments for the articles will take place on BizSugar, the social bookmarking site for businesses.

#2 Do you like to read business articles?

You too can also win prizes simply by voting and commenting on the Sugartone articles posted on BizSugar.

Top 10 Titles & Top 10 Commenters

There are prizes for two different categories of winners:

  • Top 10 Titles – for the articles with the best titles
  • Top 10 Commenters – for the people who vote the most and provide the most insightful comments

Have a look at the great prizes we’ve got lined up for busy professionals just like you.

$6921 In Prizes

There are prizes for both the Top 10 Titles and the Top 10 Commenters

1st Prize Winner – TOP 10 TITLES

Lead Page Machine lead-page-machine

Lead Page Machine software runs on Windows XP, Vista and version 7.

(valued at 3500€ – this is about $5200).

Lead Page Machine is designed for the everyday non-technical small business to be able to create, launch and manage their own lead pages (aka ‘name-squeeze pages’) to help you build a massive list of email subscribers.

Within 15 minutes or less you can create and launch multiple separate lead pages for each category of customer or client you want to attract.
Advanced ‘Clone’ facility lets you create duplicates of your most successful lead pages and launch an unlimited number of variations for different traffic sources (e.g. different lead pages for Google Adwords, print advertisements, article marketing, forums, etc.)

Lead Page Machine is the brainchild of Ed Rivis, author of The Ultimate Web Marketing Strategy and E-Mail Marketing Dynamite.

Click Millionaires clickmillionaires

6 month membership (valued at $174)

This friendly social network is dedicated to helping solopreneurs and small business owners upgrade their online marketing efforts to make more money online.

  • “Ask Scott Fox”: Private online access to best-selling author Scott Fox
  • Click Millionaire Resource Bank with money-making strategy documents, skill-building articles, research reports, and publications.
  • 24/7 Success Coaching Forum personally moderated by Scott Fox
  • The e-Riches 2.0 MP3 Interview Library:
  • Click Millionaire resources to help online entrepreneurs worldwide to attract more customers.

Click Millionaires is Scott Fox’s private online marketing success coaching community.

5 Critical Tactics for Business Blog Successdenise-wakeman

1-Hour CD plus 33 page Report Reveals Exact Tactics You Can Easily Implement to Make Your Blog a Winner! (valued at $97)
When you study this program you will discover:

  • Why you need a blog for your business
  • 4 keys to creating compelling content
  • How to manage your blogging time
  • 3 sites to syndicate your blog content to drive more traffic
  • An essential tactic for attracting business with your blog

Denise Wakeman is an Online Marketing Advisor and Founder of The Blog Squad. She helps service professionals and small business owners leverage blogs for their business, as well as strategically use social media tools to boost online visibility to get more traffic, leads, customers and opportunities.

1st Prize Winner – TOP 10 COMMENTERS

Animotoanimoto

1 Year Subscription (valued at $249)

Animoto.com is a web application that creates MTV-style videos with the click of a button.

Users simply choose a song and images. Animoto then automatically generates a unique video for them. No two videos are ever the same.

Many of the post-production techniques that the founders used while working as producers for MTV, Comedy Central & ABC are used in Animoto’s patent-pending Cinematic Artificial Intelligence developed to think like an actual editor and director. The resulting video is produced in a widescreen format, containing the visual energy of a music video and the emotional impact of a movie trailer.

Animoto Productions is based in New York City with an office in San Francisco.

Traction Call With Gary Barnesgary-barnes

45 minute call with Traction Coach Gary Barnes (valued at $175)

Gary helps you to quickly get some “sand under your wheels” so you can move forward toward the life you want to live.

  • Stop running your business with “one foot on the gas and the other foot on the brake”
  • Live a life of vision and purpose, instead of exhausting yourself on the same old treadmill
  • Create more financial success and abundance (without working yourself into the ground)
  • Learn to market your business with integrity and authenticity
  • Have a lot more fun in your business and your life!

Gary Barnes is called The Traction Coach and his mission in life to help people find more creativity, passion, fulfillment, and, yes, wealth in their businesses.

Click Millionaires clickmillionaires

6 month membership (valued at $174)

This friendly social network is dedicated to helping solopreneurs and small business owners upgrade their online marketing efforts to make more money online.

  • “Ask Scott Fox”: Private online access to best-selling author Scott Fox
  • Click Millionaire Resource Bank with money-making strategy documents, skill-building articles, research reports, and publications.
  • 24/7 Success Coaching Forum personally moderated by Scott Fox
  • The e-Riches 2.0 MP3 Interview Library:
  • Click Millionaire resources to help online entrepreneurs worldwide to attract more customers.

Click Millionaires is Scott Fox’s private online marketing success coaching community.

2nd – 5th Place Prizes for both TOP 10 TITLES & TOP 10 COMMENTERS

 

Start-Run- Growstart-run-grow

All you need to start, run, and grow your business included in one software package (valued at $49.95) donated by Formspring.com.

Over 45 essential business tools and services for 3 different phases of your business.

Start Your Business: From designing your logo to getting set up online, all the information you need to get up and running is just one click away.

Run Your Business: Improve your productivity and run your business more efficiently. Proven resources and tools help you stay on track and on budget.

Grow Your Business: Good marketing is essential to the health of your business. Bring in more customers, and more profits, to continually grow your business.

Start-Run-Grow runs on the Adobe Air platform so it’s both PC and Mac compatible and can be seamlessly updated as more tools are added.

All Winners – TOP 10 TITLES & TOP 10 COMMENTERS

Books

All Top 10 Titles and Top 10 Commenters also get a mini library of 2 books/ebooks which will be chosen at random from this selection

books

Wordtracker Masterclass: Blogging For Business – 50 Steps to Building Traffic and Sales by Chris Garrett (5 books valued at $39)
Sociable by Shane Gibson & Stephan Jagger  (5 books valued at $25)
New Community Rules by Tamar Weinberg (5 books valued at $16.49)
Guest Posting by Chris Garrett (5 ebooks valued at $10)

 

Badges

There’ll also be some nifty badges for all of the winners to display on their blogs or websites.

Here’s How It Works

Everything starts on Monday March 15th at 4pm GMT / 9am EST.  This is when you can:

  • Submit your articles on Bloggertone
  • Vote for them on BizSugar.

Article Submission Deadlines: Monday March 15th at 4pm GMT / 9am EST through Wednesday March 17th 4pm GMT / 9am EST

And to give some extra time to vote on all of the articles, the voting will continue on for 2 more days after the article submission deadline.

Article Voting Deadlines: Monday March 15th at 4pm GMT / 9am EST through Friday March 19th at 4pm GMT / 9am EST

Sugartone Guidelines

Here are the steps to follow:

#1: You submit your article to Bloggertone, the business bloggers community.

  • Your submission must follow Bloggertone’s standard guidelines outlined here.
  • Articles must be original content. Articles that have been previously published elsewhere are not eligible to be submitted for this Sugartone contest.
  • By submitting your article you grant Bloggertone exclusive rights to your article for 2 weeks after the publication date on Bloggertone.  What this means is that you have to wait a full 2 weeks after publishing your article on Bloggertone before you can publish it anywhere else.
  • Be sure to craft a great headline for your article this is what we’ll be voting on to win the contest
  • Submissions open Monday March 15th at 4pm GMT / 9am EST
  • Submissions close Wednesday March 17th 4pm GMT / 9am EST

#2: Bloggertone submits all of the articles you enter to BizSugar, the social bookmarking site for business articles.

  • You don’t do this step. Just sit back and wait until your article is up on BizSugar.
  • This may take a few hours, especially when it’s night time in the UK. But we’ll get it done for you as quickly as possible.

#3: You and your friends vote & comment on the Sugartone articles on BizSugar

  • Vote for your favorite article titles.
  • Comment on the Sugartone articles. Winners will also be selected on the value of the comments they leave.
  • You can vote and comment on more than one article.
  • Voting begins Monday March 15th at 4pm GMT / 9am EST
  • Voting ends Friday March 19th at 4pm GMT / 9am EST

#4: Prizes announced Friday March 19th at 7pm GMT / 1pm EST

  • The winners of the Top 10 Titles will be decided on by the Sugartone team and will take into account the total number of votes and comments.
  • The winners of the Top 10 Commenters will be decided on by the Sugartone team and will take into account the total number of votes and comments as well as an appreciation of the value the commenters bring to the community.
  • Video webcast to be announced later.

Participate In The Sugartone Sweet Business Blogging Contest

Don’t miss your chance to win these great prizes.  Anyone can enter the Sugartone Sweet Business Blogging Contest.  All current Bloggertoners and BizSugar members are invited to join in too!

Start writing your business articles now and be sure to craft an attention grabbing title. Then come back starting Monday March 15th.

SUBMIT YOUR ARTICLES

Click here between Monday March 15th at 4pm GMT / 9am EST and Wednesday March 17th 4pm GMT / 9am EST to submit your articles on Bloggertone.

VOTE ON THE ARTICLES

Click here between Monday March 15th at 4pm GMT / 9am EST and Friday March 19th 4pm GMT / 9am EST to go to BizSugar to vote on your articles.

4 Responses to “Sugartone – Sweet Business Blogging Contest”


  1. Niall Devitt says:

    Hi Shawn, thanks for posting! Looking forward to seeing some great articles and commentary. I’m sure the two communities will make the event a great success. Thanks to Anita and Cindy for all their efforts in making this happen. Cheers, Niall

    1. Thanks for the comment, Niall. We’re all excited over here at bizSugar as well and eager to see the results.

  2. Joel Libava says:

    I look forward to getting the word out for this rockin contest!

    The Franchise King®

  1. 1 Congratulations Sugartone Contest Winners! at BizSugar blog

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