A couple days ago, I launched a Review Contest in preparation for Dukeo’s second anniversary. The idea is extremely simple: you write a review of Dukeo on your own blog, follow a few rules, and you’re automatically entered to win a $200 cash prize.
To read the full details and participate, click here.
The reaction of people to this contest are a very good illustration of why most people fail online.
The contest’s post quickly reached 30+ comments with people saying how great this opportunity is because it’s easy money.
And that’s right, it’s super easy money.
The review needs to be 200+ words. How long does it take to write 200 words?
10 minutes? 30 minutes? 1 hour maybe?
This means that anyone has a chance to make $200 for less than 1 hour of work. Decent hourly rate for most bloggers.
If you consider that most bloggers make little to no money, these $200 could be a substantial boost to their monthly income. So I was expecting a decent number of reviews.
You don’t work smart.
Instead of jumping on the opportunity and spending a little time writing a review, you got excited for a second, then you went back to your daily routine: maybe spending the day on Twitter or Facebook, maybe reading blog posts and commenting on a few of them.
Now, think for a second: how much money these activities are actually going to put in your pocket?
You have a chance to earn $200 (which is more than 2 DAYS of a minimum wage salary) for less than 1 HOUR of “work“, and you do… nothing!
You’re not taking any action… You’re not working smart.
And you’ll probably just find excuses for yourself once the contest is over.
If you’re not willing to write 200+ words for $200, there is very little chance that you will ever succeed online.
Of course, I shouldn’t generalize that much…
There are maybe a few people who started writing their review, but there is actually only 1 person who took action as fast as he could: Connor Janzen.
When a golden opportunity presents itself, this guy seizes it!
It took Connor less than a couple hours to submit his review: “Dukeo Blogging Resource“. I invite you to read it: the post is well-structured, interesting and easy to read.
And you know what?
At the time I’m writing this post, Connor has a 100% chance of winning because apparently, nobody else wants to make $200.
Now, answer these questions:
- Do you want to succeed?
- Are you able to identify a good opportunity?
- Do you want to win an easy $200?
Then check the few rules of this contest and write your review right now.
Don’t miss your chance!
What do you think? Let me know in the comments below!