Wednesday, December 19th, 2007

Contests Are Stupid – How About This One?

I read a lot of blogs and I understand the importance of building a readership…for the most part. It seems that most blogs online dealing in the “make money online” niche are mainly their to use their blog as a cash machine. Sure, I can understand that. I have some programs and post affiliate links as well from time to time, but lately these blogs are starting to become dull and boring. Nobody is innovative anymore. Could it be that they rely on their blogs a little too much?

Personally, if I didn’t have this blog, I guarantee you I would make more than I am making now. That’s not a douche bag, or offending comment either. It’s plain and simple. I make money in other areas online that exceed my living expenses and laid back lifestyle that make blogging is a blast for me. It’s my escape, my getaway if you will. It gets me away from talking on the phone to article writers, it gets me off IM chats with fellow marketers and bloggers, it gets me away from optimizing web sites and blogs, it gets me away from………….everything.

So without going off on a rant here, I traveled the blogosphere today after responding to all the posts in the new Cash Tactics Discussion Forum. What I saw was pretty pathetic to say the least. Most bloggers hold these contests where they give away shirts, (their brands woopie doo). Although I have nothing against this, the contests are really something that takes away your focus online. Focus is important, it’s critical. Your here to read up and gain the advantage of getting yourself on the quick track to better wealth and well-being and these damn “make money online” bloggers are trying to get you to take a few minutes out of your day and participate in their contest for a measly gift that is no way going to further the effort you already have and are putting forward.

Here’s My Contest

Yea, I am gonna do a contest as well. However, I refuse to make you do something that is going to shift your focus away from trying to make money online, or at least get yourself a starting point. Instead, I am going to GIVE you a starting point. That’s right!

I am under the gun as of late, trying to get a new PDF published that may prove to be one of the coolest things to getting a site online and making money that you will ever see. You only have to wait till Christmas to see it. However, I have been putting a ton of effort into the book and you will soon know what I mean when you read the comprehensive guide.

So I am not going to allow yourself to be held back. Simply put, I am going to give 10 people that read this blog and DO NOT HAVE a hosting account the opportunity to get setup and have their first month paid for. That’s right, their are no gimmicks and to show you that I am 100% genuine, it won’t even be thru an affiliate link. If you are feeling courteous then by all means if you request my link I will send it to you. However, I don’t really care if your a courteous individual or not. I just want you to get started.

So here’s the dealio:

  • First month of Hosting at Hostgator – 100% free. I will personally prepay you with Paypal to get you going.
  • To keep each month at a very reasonable price, I have chosen to prepay the Baby Package for you at $7.95 a month
  • I will pay the first month and get you started and then it will be up to you for the reoccuring $7.95 a month

Sounds pretty gnarly right? Well, I am not one for lollygagging so for these 10 lucky people WITHOUT hosting already, I am personally compiling a PDF for you to read. Inside this PDF is a method I used when I first started online. If you cannot pay for your hosting within two hours a month with this method, I may have to slap you with a stick. I put this method in there because it is perfect for beginners. It is not the most glamorous work in the world, but for 2 hours a month, you will have money left over after paying your hosting expenses. As a matter of fact, at two hours a month you should have more than enough money to pay for your hosting account and a new domain each month (should you choose).

 A little information on your monthly hosting package can be found here. I have kept it really simple for you if you don’t have a hosting account. Now I do not provide Cpanel support or anything like that, but it’s pretty easy once you get inside. Besides, I have a whole forum now dedicated to answering any questions that you may have. You’ll probably find someone that will help you right quick one-on-one if you need it.

So that’s it. You will need a measly $9.29 to register a domain, or you can register one with Hostgator on signup. I personally do not recommend this. I use Namecheap and have experienced ZERO problems with over 500 owned domains. If you have problems setting up your nameservers, then ask in the forum and someone will help you straight away.

All you have to do is be one of 10 of the first people to post in reaction to my Announcement thread that will be posted in the Announcement section of the forum. All you need to say in your reply is “Ruck, I don’t have hosting, hook me up”. I will be getting with each and every one of you personally between tomorrow and Friday. So by the weekend, your going to have your first ever hosting package, but of course you will need a domain name. I suggest you start brainstorming. The posting will be going up in the forum within 3 hours of this blog posting. That means that on Wednesday, December 19th 2007, at 8:00 pm Central Standard time US, the first 10 people to reply in the Announcement section of the forum under my Hosting thread will get their first full month of hosting funded.

Now see what I have done here? There is absolutely no way for you to not get motivated and going by the weekend. I have personally lent out my hand to get your first month of hosting paid for. Furthermore, I am going to give you a method online that takes just 2 hours a month and your keyboard to fund your reoccuring hosting payment and possibly a new domain each month. You may not like it, but I really don’t care. If you cannot sacrifice 2 hours a month to avoid out of pocket expenses with your domains and hosting, then this road is probably going to be a bumpy one. Another part I have added is that I have a forum filling up with acquaintances, friends, and readers of this blog who are more than happy to help answer any questions that you may have. Think of it as your own online support, for FREE.

Take the plunge, or stay on the pot. Choice is Yours,

Ruck


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8 Responses

December 20, 2007
mo

man, what a great offer man! for anyone who is SERIOUS about getting started, this is your chance. I have no clue whatsoever what the method is that Rucks giving out but I know that if he says you will make money then (from experience) YOU WILL MAKE MONEY!

get off your toosh and get ahold of one of these spots. Its like getting someone offering to open up your store for you and all you gotta do is fill it with products and start making the money…


December 20, 2007
JKDMA

Ruck, I don’t have hosting, hook me up …Thanks for this opportunity.


December 20, 2007
trumpinc2000

Hey Ruck,

If your registering with Namecheap here is a coupon code that will get the cost down to $8.41

Coupon Code=(WHITEXMAS)

Regards,
trumpinc2000


December 20, 2007

JKDMA — Hey just go reply to this thread, and I will get with you tomorrow after we get 10.

http://cashtactics.net/forum/index.php?topic=38.0


December 20, 2007

Hey Ruck,

I’ve been looking for a way to say thanks to you for all you’ve done. Maybe you just gave it to me. If you want to add another 5 hosting packages, I’ll pay for them.

If you get more than 10 requests let me know and I’ll take up the slack for 5 more. I have no affiliate links or website/blog for a backlink or anything. I just want to say thanks. And if supporting your readers will do it, I’d love to.

You know how to reach me.

-scuba


December 20, 2007
Cy

hey Ruck:

Brilliant concept!

i get you ! personally I am so put off with the other contests. It’s like, WTF? Giving away T shirts? oh that’s so kind of you but I ain’t gonna win the contests to promote your brands!!

cheers,
CY


December 20, 2007
Denise

Not worried about winning any contest, for I know the forum and your new book is going to give me what I need. It is going to be like personal mentoring from Ruck. It does not get any better than that.


December 20, 2007

Although I already have hosting, it wont be a real loss for me, as I signed up mine with those 1 cent coupons lying about