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Huzzer Magazine’s Contest Winners: Congratulations!

I am sure that this is the post that everybody is waiting for as I am going to announce the winners of the contest that I launched last month. I want to thank everybody especially the winners who have make this contest a massive and great one.

So, I think it is better if we go straight to the list of the winners.

The winners are…

Top Blog Commentators

1st place: Mike

2nd place : Kushal Chap

3rd place:  Ariff

6X Consolation prizes:

  • Elvin
  • Dana
  • Roman
  • iWoodpecker
  • Dick
  • Tinh

Top Tweeters

1st place: sat_legacy

2nd place: ariffshah

3rd place: superdwayne

Top Contest Promoters

1st place: Dhadha G.

2nd place: adone

3rd place: rosa

Subscriber’s Lucky Draw

  1. iheartcontest[at]gmail.com
  2. afauntleroy[at]gmail.com
  3. barese_[at]live.it
  4. agent001.blogger[at]gmail.com
  5. musyodik[at]gmail.com
  6. pdyer[at]speakeasy.net
  7. kruszewskizelman[at]gmail.com
  8. ardy22[at]earthlink.net
  9. sherrygo[at]ymail.com
  10. romanzick[at]yahoo.com
  11. johnfisher02[at]btinternet.com
  12. nathanielwoosley[at]gmail.com

What you should do know?

To make the prizes claiming process free form any problem, prize winners just need to wait for email from me. In the email, I will give you the instructions on how to claim your prizes. At the same time, I will also send email to the sponsors to let them know that you have won the prizes that they sponsor for the contest in Huzzer Magazine.

Just in case I have not emailed you after few days, do contact me through the contact form as I may not able to find your email address. Cheers!

Have a great weekend!

P/s: I have start working as an auditor with Mazars, a French accounting firm in Malaysia. So, I couldn’t update Huzzer Magazine as frequent as before due to the time restrictions. I hope you can keep supporting Huzzer Magazine. By the way, do you interested in blogging  with Huzzer Magazine? I am interested in having you on board.

Massive Giveaway Craze – Prizes Worth Up to $3500 (including $300 cash prizes) to be Won!

To bring some spice into Huzzer Magazine, I’m launching bumper giveaway to thank all of you who have supported this site and bring some excitement to the WordPress communities. All of you have helped me to make this site what it is today.

I do not want to talk much about all those boring stuffs. I am sure that all of you are excited to know more about this contest and the best part of this contest – the prizes that are up for you to grab.

One last thing, I want to thank all of the sponsors who are very generous as all of the prizes for this contest are sponsored items and have make this contest a massive one as the total value of the prizes is up to USD$3500.

Please do visit them – they’ve been generous with this contest – so please be generous with them!

What is the contest all about?

Due to the large numbers of sponsored products that I have received, the contest will be held into 4 categories. They are:

Top Blog Commentators

This category is the main focus of this contest. Prizes will be awarded to those who leave the most comments in Huzzer Magazine. However, the comments need to be legit and not ‘spam-like’ comments.

I am sure that you know what I’m trying to say right?

# Language – English

Top Tweeters

This is the simplest way to win the prizes of this contest. You simply need to type less than 140 characters and you could walk away with prizes in hand.

The concept is simple. Use your imagination and tweet about this contest as many as you like. WordPress Blog TwiterPlease be sure that that the URL of this contest is being included in your tweets and your tweets are related to this contest. Any unrelated and ‘spam-like’ tweets will not be taken into consideration.

The winners will be randomly chosen base on the tweets that I can detect by using BackTweets. The more you tweet, the higher the chance for you to win.

#Language – It is up to you as long I can roughly understand through Google Translate 😉 .

Best Contest Promoter

For this category, if you have limited amount of time to be put into this site to leave comments or even to tweet this contest, you can make a blog post to review and promote on your blog about this contest. The chance for you to win will be greater if you also promote this post in other sites especially social networking sites such as Facebook.

However, due the difficulties for me to detect all of your efforts for this category as compare to the ‘Top Tweeters’ category, you need to send me email with the URL of your promotion with the subject of  ‘Best Contest Promoter in Huzzer Magazine’.

#Language – It is up to you as long I can roughly understand through Google Translate 😉 .

Subscriber’s Lucky Draw

This is another way you can win this contest with little effort. You just need to subscribe Huzzer Magazine by email so that I can check your email of those who have subscribed with Huzzer Magazine. Your email will then be randomly chosen.

And another thing you probably want to do is to pray more :mrgreen: . I am sure there are a lot of people who are going to join this category.

You can subscribe Huzzer Magazine by using this link.

How long is the contest?

This contest will be held for the duration of one month. So, it will be from 8 February 2010 to 9 March 2010. However, if there are any changes, you will be updated through blog post.

# The most important thing you should note:

You MUST claim your prizes within 2 weeks from 9 March 2010. If you fail to claim the claim within that period, your winning will be forfeited to avoid future problems between winners, Huzzer Magazine and sponsors.

I strongly recommend you to subscribe us by email as besides can get automatic update of the contest; you will also have the chance of winning prizes.

Prizes for you to grab

Now, comes the best part that you have excited about, the best prizes that you can win from this massive giveaway craze. The value of each prize I put in bracket.


Top Blog Commentators

1st place

Total value: $1100.95

2nd place

Total value: more than $313.95

3rd place

Total value: $184

6x Consolation Prizes

6 winners will be selected in random from those who have left at least one comment in Huzzer Magazine.

  • 1 pro license theme from ThemeMX ($97)
  • 1 individual license WordPress theme by Zidalgo ($75)
  • 1 individual license WordPress theme by Gabfire ($59)
  • 1 developer license WordPress theme by Kreative Themes ($99.90)
  • 1 individual license WordPress theme by Sarah Neuber who specialized in online store WordPress themes ($45)
  • 1 Sunset WordPress theme by Template Life ($35)

Total value: $410.90


Top Tweeters

1st place

  • $50 cash from Hongkiat.com ($50)
  • $40 marketplace credit from Envato – the company who owns ThemeForest ($40)
  • phpBay Pro & phpZon Pro for WordPress plugin bundle – lifetime subscription ($99)
  • 1 custom Twitter page design by Twarks($59)
  • 1 individual license WordPress theme by Templatic ($75)

Total value: $323

2nd place

  • Twitter package (logo branding and design) by Joidiamonds ($35)
  • 1 individual license WordPress theme by Templatic ($75)

Total value: $110

3rd place

  • 1 individual license WordPress theme by Zidalgo ($75)

Total value: $75


Best Contest Promoter

1st place

Total value: $319.35

2nd place

  • 1 3 months link advertise in Theme Blogger ($60)
  • 50% discount in custom Twitter page design by Twarks ($29.5)
  • 1 individual license WordPress theme by Zidalgo ($75)

Total value: $164.50

3rd place

  • 50% discount on Twitter package (logo branding and design) by Joidiamonds ($17.50)
  • 1 individual license WordPress theme by Kreative Themes ($49.90)

Total value: $67.40


Subscriber’s Lucky Draw

Only one winner can win each of below prizes below. The prizes are:

  • $50 cash from Hongkiat.com ($50)
  • $20 marketplace credit from Envato – the company who owns ThemeForest ($20)
  • 1 individual license WordPress theme by Gabfire ($59)
  • 50% discount in custom Twitter page design by Twarks ($29.5)
  • 1 individual license WordPress theme by Sarah Neuber who specialized in online store WordPres themes ($45)
  • 5 copies of Smarter Theme by Cozmoslabs (25×5)
  • 1 individual license WordPress theme by Gorilla Theme who specialized on real estate WordPress themes ($79.95)
  • Blog review by Kissing Crust ($70)

So, there will be 12 winners for this category.

Total value: $478.45


Who have made this contest a massive one?

The answer is definitely not me. The persons, who have for sure, make this contest a great one are the sponsors who have provided this contest with great products and services.

So, it is important for you to know them and visit their site.

activeColab

This is a project management & collaboration tool that you can set up on your own server or local network. You can check out more about this tool in its Tour page.

Here is the demo on activeColab that I found in YouTube.

HongKiat.com

This website is a popular website for those who are looking tips and resources about graphic designs, art, photography and WordPress themes. This site is definitely a must visit website for designers, developers and WordPress bloggers.

Envato

This is the company behind ThemeForest, the most popular marketplace especially for WordPress themes. If you are looking for great WordPress themes at an affordable price as compared to others, ThemeForest is the first place you should go. It has also great collection of portfolio WordPress themes.

At the same time, Envato also owns other 6 marketplaces beside ThemeForest, manage 6 websites and has another 9 websites under Tuts+ Network.

WpWebHost

WpWebHost is a web hosting company who specialized in hosting WordPress blog. I personally recommended this company especially for those who are still new with WordPress. Their staff in customer service can easily help you out if you face any problem related to WordPress.

phpBay Pro & phpZon Pro for WordPressheart

If you are planning to gain income from affiliate program, these two plugins will definitely make the process to be easy. It is because these plugin will help you to integrate Ebay and Amazon affiliate program into your WordPress blog.

Digging Into WordPress

Sometimes WordPress can be pretty tough for some of us. So, if you need a book that can give you in-depth practical information about WordPress, you find that information in this book.

WpReviewEngine

This is another premium WordPress plugin that will help you to set up to review site in simpler and faster way. With this plugin, you can earn affiliate income from the sites/product that you review. The best part is it is user friendly.

Just Creative Design

This is portfolio website for Jacob Cass, a freelance graphic designer. If you are planning to have new logo for your site, need site redesign or anything that is related to graphic and design, Just Creative Design is the site you should visit first.

Kissing Crust

This is my portfolio site that I just developed couple weeks back. If you are looking with for help for your WordPress blog or planning to have one, I can help you out to bring out the best of your WordPress blog.

Web Traffic ROI

Web Traffic ROI is a web marketing blog aimed at people passionate about their web business and blogging. You can learn a lot of web marketing over there as it has a lot of quality articles that you can learn from.

Kreative Themes

Kreative Themes is a collaboration of young people from Malaysia. It was just been launched in October 2009, to provide you with creative & high-quality premium CMS themes.

Zidalgo

Zidalgo is premium WordPress themes developer that you can easily fall in love to as it provides straight forward framework. It is built from the ground up with clean, documented code.

ThemeMX

If you are looking for premium WordPress theme that can offer flexibility to have your own style in your blog and to easily configure the structure of your WordPress blog, ThemeMX is the answer.

Gabfire Theme

Gabfire Theme provides specifically premium newspaper WordPress themes for those who want to develop online newspapers. How about you use this theme for your university’s online newspaper?

Sarah Neuber

Sarah specialized in developing online store WordPress themes. Besides have all the features of online store, the WordPress themes look stunning.

Frugal

Frugal is a premium WordPress theme that is specifically for WordPress beginners. It is because it is fully customizable without coding.

Pro Theme Design

In Pro Theme Design, you can find premium magazine WordPress theme which have professional element in it. So, it will suit to those who want to have online magazine with much serious topic such as business and education.

Gorilla Theme

You are a real estate agent and plan to set up a website? I recommend you to use WordPress with premium theme from this developer. It is because there are specialized on real estate WordPress themes.

Templatic

You are looking for premium WordPress theme’s developer that has a huge collection of great looking WordPress themes from various types which you can buy form? Templatic is the answer.

Cozmos Labs

The developer of this site has developed few child themes for Templatic theme – a free WordPress theme framework. He also provides WordPress related services such as creating custom WordPress theme and consultation.

Twarks

To stand out from the crowd, you need to have something that is unique and customized for us. This is including Twitter. Twarks can help you out to design custom Twitter page at a really affordable price.

Joidiamonds

Looking for someone that can help to help you with site branding? In Joidiamonds, you can get designing service for business card, web site and even Twitter page at a great price.

Smartbloggerz

You are looking for best ways to be a successful blogger and make money online? You definitely need to visit this blog as you will find a lot of ways over there.

MyBlog2day

This is a blog which will help you to how to blog effectively and efficiently. The author of this blog has also another great site you should visit – Theme Blogger.

That are all of the sponsors that make this contest a massive one. Give these sites visits as I am sure that you will find and learn something from them – directly and indirectly.

By the way, if there is anyone who interested in sponsoring this contest to make it better and bigger, you can contact me through my contact form. It would be great to have your products/services as part of this contest.

What you should do know?

Have fun while participate with this massive contest and have the chance of winning the great prizes. Good luck and enjoy!

Secret Of Getting Hundreds Dollar Sponsors for Your Blog Contest

Holding contest for our WordPress can be a brilliant idea especially for a newly developed blog as it can help to build strong foundation made from huge followers and loyal readers. It is because by having only good content for out WordPress blogs, it will not necessarily guarantee you huge incoming traffics.

Sweetener For Your Blogs

You need to have something to attract your prospective readers before you can retain and convert them into your loyal followers. This is the part which contest plays its role.

Realising the importance of contest for WordPress blog, I had previously hold a contest which I considered a huge success. You can have give it a look through below link:

Contest – Comments, Promote and Enjoy! Prizes Worth More than $500 Can Be Yours!

However, by only holding contest without prizes that will match the efforts that your readers will put on, there are high chance that your contest will fail miserably. Unfortunately, in ensuring such thing will not happen, it can cost us a lot especially those who just started blogging.

Sponsorship For Contest

One of the ways that you can take in helping you to have great contest for your WordPress blog is by looking for sponsors for your contest instead of you are the one who will bear the cost of having the contest.

Rather just focussing on cash prizes, you can look for sponsors that will provide sponsorships in terms of advertisement spots, online products such as web hosting, sponsored tweets, eBook, discount coupons and WordPress themes.

Hundreds Dollar Sponsorship

However, you should know 3 methods in getting sponsors for your WordPress blog contest as without it, you will find it hard to get even one sponsored prize.

The methods that I’m going to share are proven to work as I had successfully used them in the contest that I previously held in Huzzer Magazine. I managed to get sponsorship worth more than $700 although on the date I launched the contest, Huzzer Magazine is only merely 2 months old.

Here are the 3 method that will help you to get sponsors for your WordPress blog’s contest:

Forum

If you are an active member in the forum which specifically for the market that your WordPress blog is in, try to create a new thread asking others to sponsor the contest that you are going to launch. In the post, try to briefly elaborate what actually your WordPress blog is all about and how will the contest runs.

Do not make the details to be too long – try to make it as brief as possible as it will help to send your message easier and faster. It will ensure that other forum members who are your prospective sponsors not get irritated with your long winded ‘brief’ elaboration.

Usually, through this method, you can easily get sponsorship in terms of advertisement spots especially the 125×125 ad spots and in certain cases, eBook from couple forum members. It is because rather remain idle, it is better for them to use the chance as their free promotion tool and possibly get free back links.

# You can also pitch your request directly to popular and active forum members. Sometimes, they don’t have such great amount of time to contact you to show their interest although they don’t mind to throw couple sponsorships for your contest.

Contact form + email

Another method is you can directly contact persons or companies through the contact form in their sites or by emailing them. The critical element of the success of this method is you must ensure that there are possibilities that they will get interested in sponsoring your contest especially if they are within or related to your niche.

The easiest way that you can get the list of persons or companies is by looking at the contests that had been held by other sites and check out their sponsors.

The approach that you should us should be the same with the first method which give brief overview on your sites and your contest.

# Usually this type of sponsorships wants only reputation and their brand all over the market i.e. indirect return. They hardly ask for direct return such as want certain amount of sales through the contest page in our blog.

Contest page

The last method that you could use is by stating that you are looking for sponsors for the contest of your WordPress blog. It can be done at the same page which you announced about the contest or by creating specific banner which you put in your WordPress blog for example in the sidebar.

Through this method, those who are interested in your contest and visited the contest page may want to sponsor your contest if they feel the contest will go further and therefore help them to promote their site.

# It is important to clearly state our intention and put it at area that others can easily notify. This method will not work well if your intention is well-blended with the contest page’s contents.

What You Should Write?

In order to make it easier for you to pitch your request for sponsorships, below template can be handy for you. This template is created by Corey Freeman who have helped to improvise my original ‘brief note’.

Hey!


My name is Helmi and I blog over at Huzzer Magazine – Making WordPress Seem Easy. It’s a blog that focuses on articles all about WordPress.

Anyways, I’m planning on holding a contest on my blog to generate some buzz and promote interactivity between others in my niche. With that idea in mind, I’d really appreciate some sponsors. In return, you’ll get some backlinks and some information about yourself and your website on the contest page.

I have to be honest…I don’t have massive amounts of traffic. However, I’m hoping that this contest will bring more exposure to my blog, and by extension, to yours as well. Something is better than nothing, right? And hey – relevant backlinks!

So if you have a request, please reply to this thread or PM me. I seriously appreciate your help and support!

What Else You Should Know?

The key of success in getting sponsorship for your contest is do not feel that you are too small to get huge sponsorships from huge sites and companies. There are a lot of success people who would love to help and have others to be at their side.

Plus, do not easily get demotivated by others who ridicule your efforts.

How About You?

Are you ready get huge sponsorship for contest? What do you think on the above 3 methods? Will it work well as what they did for my contest? And do you have other tips to share?

Share your thoughts and opinion in the comment section below. It would be great to have constructive ideas and discussions with you.

Cheers!

Contest – Comments, Promote and Enjoy! Prizes Worth More than $500 Can Be Yours!

I love comments as I find it is the best way to interact with Huzzer Magazine’s readers .

I want to see Huzzer Magazine to be a site that is being built from its first few months around great supporters and readers, strong communities and stands out with the help of great, genuine and creative discussions through the comments section.

In order to encourage more interactions and build a greater relationship between me and my readers, I would love to reward my readers for leaving great comments through this contest.

When – What – How

When? This contest will be from 22 October 2009 until 5 November 2009 – exactly 2 weeks from this post.

What? The winner will be judged based on the number of comments that had been submitted for any articles in Huzzer magazine. Any comment should be considered acceptable and legitimate. Any comments that are deemed unacceptable will not be counted.

How? You can monitor your ranking through the widget that I put in the footer section.

The Great Collections of Prizes to Be Won

I do appreciate my readers for the time spent on commenting which really help to create Huzzer Magazine to be a really interactive and community based site. In returns, I would love to reward those who have actively participated and support Huzzer Magazine by leaving a lot of great comments.

I am really lucky as there are a lot of sponsors that I have got that make this contest a really great one. You will have a huge chance to get those massive prizes from Huzzer Magazine and which have been sponsored by great online site and WordPress developers.

Sponsors:

AdesBlog is a PR 4 blog which has roughly monthly unique visitors up to 13000 visits base on Compete. The blog is about blogging, usability, entrepreneurship, making money online, web2.0, novel ideas, future forecasts etc.

RobsWebsTips is a PR 3 blog which 20,000+ unique page views monthly. It’s a blog that focuses on articles all about SEO, coding tutorials, blogging discussion,  Thesis, WordPress and more.

  • Writer Seven – 1 copy of ‘Choosing the Right Words’ eBook worth $7.77

Writer Seven is written by Corey Freeman and about writing, freelance writing, and basically anything that refers to content generation online and offline.

  • Ben-Lang – 10 Sponsored Tweets worth $10 to help to promote this contest.

Ben-Lang is a blog written by Benjamin Lang, entrepreneur, 16, currently living in New York. The blog is about blogging, entrepreneurship, social media and WordPress. At this moment, he has 4650 people who are following him through Twitter.

  • StudioPress – one copy of premium WordPress theme (individual licence) from StudioPress worth $59.95.
  • Obox Design – one copy of Hash One (individual licence – without support) from Obox Design worth $50 and lots of coupons worth up to $30 each!
  • WPWebHost – one Freedom Hosting Plan (1 year free) and lots of coupons worth up to $176 each.

WpWebHost is a hosting company which specialised in WordPress Hosting. The biggest distinctive difference between WPWebHost and other WordPress compatible web hosts are – they provide WordPress-related support (and do it very well).

WpWebHost - Best Webhost for WordPress Bloggers

Thank you for those who have sponsored this contest with great products and services that have made this contest a massive contest with great prizes. For those who still want to sponsor this contest, you can simply contact me through my contact page.

The Great Prizes will go to…

1st place

  • 1x StudioPress premium WordPress theme
  • 1x Freedom Hosting Plan (1 year free)
  • 1x copy of Ultimate traffic eBook
  • 1x  ‘Choosing the Right Words’ ebook
  • 1x 125×125 advertisement spot in AdesBlog
  • 1x 125×125 advertisement spot in Huzzer Magazine

2nd place

  • 1x ThemeForest premium WordPress theme
  • 1x copy of Ultimate traffic eBook
  • 1x 125×125 advertisement spot in RobsWebsTip
  • 1x 125×125 advertisement spot in Huzzer Magazine

3rd place

  • 1x Hash One theme from Obox Design (without support)
  • 1x copy of Ultimate traffic eBook
  • 1x 125×125 advertisement spot in RobsWebsTip

Bonus prizes

The most active person who actively promotes this contest for example by reviewing, retweeting this contest page through the retweet button or other kind of ways will get great and special gift from me to show my appreciation you who have made this contest a huge success.

Each participant will also get mystery gifts from Obox Design and WpWebHost which I will give through the email. So, don’t just leave your great comments – sign up for the contest mailing list so that you can claim the great prizes through below subscription button.

Contest@Huzzer Magazine

What Now?

Join this contest now as there is no way anyone will lost in this contest – every will win. However, if you want to get the great prizes from me and the supportive sponsors, there are 3 only simple things that you have to do – comment, promote and enjoy!

The contest will end at midnight on the 5th November 2009 and a winner will be announced on 6th November 2009.

Hope that all of you will enjoy this great contest!

p/s: Most probably there will also surprised prizes for lucky participants 😉 Enjoy!

Get Update of This Contest Through This Link

You may comment on any article on the site and your comments will count as entries in this contest.
The users with the most comments will be the winners.
The contest will end at midnight on the last day of September 2009 and a winner will be announced on October 1.

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