What’s Wrong With Bloggers?

Steven5 responsesAbout Dukeo

There is one thing that I don’t understand anymore about bloggers… Maybe you can help me understand why most bloggers keep voluntarily avoiding opportunities, then complain about it.

You see, I hear over and over again from bloggers that they are broke, and IF ONLY they had a little money to promote their blog, it would change their life by giving them more opportunities to get visitors to their site.

I’m sure you’ve heard that plenty of times as well:

If I had a little money, I’d finally have a premium template for my blog and I would look more professional.

If I had a little money, I’d be able to promote my killer post properly and my site would be flooded with traffic.

If I had a little money, I could outsource some parts of my blog promotion and I would focus on what I really like about blogging.

The list could go on, and on, and on…

However, when the exact same bloggers get the opportunity to receive the money they need, they simply discard it. And a few days/weeks later, they start complaining again.

I know I could have received this money easily, but…

  • I was too busy doing tasks that won’t put a cent in my pocket;
  • I was too busy playing videogames and whining about my blog which doesn’t make any money;
  • I prefer doing nothing and complaining.

You see, there is one hard truth you have to understand: if you don’t take action today, nobody is going to do it for you. And people won’t pay attention to what you’re saying because you don’t get anything done.

  1. People follow action-takers.
  2. People follow successful individuals.
  3. People follow people they want to learn from.

Let’s get to the point:

A week ago, I launched a review contest on Dukeo with a potential prize pool of $1,000.

The rules are simple: you have to post a review of Dukeo on your own blog and follow a few guidelines (read the details in the original post).

To motivate you to participate in this contest, I decided to have a tiered prize pool that increases by $100 every week until it reaches the grand prize at $1,000.

To make the prize pool increase I have to receive a set number of reviews every week.

The goal for this first week is 5 reviews.

Tonight at Midnight, we’ll reach the deadline for the first tier and all I can say is that we’re not even close to reaching this first goal of 5 reviews.

Are you so loaded that you don’t need an easy $1,000?

Or maybe you just don’t care about money…

If you want to put this money right into your pocket, don’t wait any longer, check the rules in the contest post and publish your review today.

I also invite you to share this post on social networks. Think about your blogger friends who could benefit from the extra $1,000.

I’m sure you know at least one blogger who needs this easy money. Let them know about the contest!

You have until Midnight today to post your review.

Don’t miss your chance, you’ll regret it.

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5 Comments

  1. Laura Brooke-smith

    How perplexing! For me it was one of the easiest BLOG posts to have written. Hope you gain the entries needed!

    1. As a matter of fact we did complete the first step, so the prize has just increased by $100.

      Now, if you want a chance to win even more money, you can share the contest page with a few of your friends who might be interested in writing a review as well :)

  2. Howard Lee Harkness

    I recall that you had a similar problem with the last contest.

    This time, I spent a wrote more words (about twice the minimum required), and tried not to get sidetracked by bringing up unrelated stuff. And right now, it’s the ONLY post on my new blog.

    I’m glad that you didn’t specify any quality metrics for the blog entries, because mine is a startup work in progress, and doesn’t look very good at this point. I was planning to launch it next week, but since your 1st milestone was Monday, I figured I’d best get on the stick.

    1. There are no quality metrics because I think it’s better if everyone has a chance to win.

      It makes it a lot more fun, and even beginner bloggers can win some cash that will help them grow their blog faster.

  3. Holly Jahangiri

    Last time you ran a contest like this, I’d just posted a review of your site. Elsewhere. Anonymously. It didn’t seem quite fair for me to enter that, and I had nothing new to say. ;)

    Thanks for the second chance.

    I know what’s wrong with people – a mixture of “fear of failure” and “fear of success.” In this case, mostly fear of failure, so by not entering the contest they guarantee it. It’s a weird thing about human psychology – but at least that way, they can still believe their entry WOULD HAVE BEEN good enough to win. If they actually WROTE something, and lost, they wouldn’t be able to live with themselves.

    C’est la vie. Makes the odds better for the rest of us. But your little scheme to sweeten the pot is quite clever – we have to find competitors in order to make our odds worse but the payoff higher. Very clever, Steven. Very clever.

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