The $10,000 Business Boost Contest

Two and half years ago, I was stuck. My business was doing alright, but I was really struggling to take it to the next level. Then 15 minutes with Aaron Wall changed everything for good.

For me it was Aaron; for you it might be someone else. For all of us, though, there are times when we just need something to put our business on a brand new growth curve. So what better gift could I give you than a prize package that gives you that?

So after a two-week buildup, I’m excited to announce the $10,000 Business Boost Contest!

1 Grand Prize

Here’s what one well-deserving business owner will win:

  • A brand new custom web design from Wildfire Marketing.
  • A three-month subscription to Aaron Wall’s awesome SEO training — which is way more than just SEO, plus a powerful forum.
  • A three-month subscription to ShoeMoney tools — an incredible array of applications to give your business an inside edge, plus another powerful forum.
  • A year-long Pro subscription to Crazy Egg — one of the easiest ways to see huge improvements both in how efficient your site is for users and also in how well it converts.
  • A year-long Pro subscription to BuzzStream — very cool buzz-building tools that will be released to the public in the next few days.
  • Three hours of consulting with PR and link-building guru Jeremy Bencken.
  • Three hours of consulting with me — covering anything from SEO, to PPC, to conversion improvement, to just about anything else…it’s up to you!

I can’t thank our sponsors enough for donating these prizes: Wildfire Marketing, Aaron Wall, Jeremy Schoemaker, Neil Patel, and BuzzStream.

How to Enter

Entering is easy. Just use the Contact Me link in the menu to send me an email telling me why you deserve to win the grand prize. Be sure to include some history of your business, how you’re doing right now, and why you think this boost will take you to the next level.

3 Spread-The-Word Prizes

I am firmly convinced that this contest will change someone’s life for good, but that won’t happen if they never hear about it. So to encourage everyone to spread the word, I’m giving away three additional prizes.

Three lucky winners will win their choice of any one of the prizes from the Grand Prize package (except the web design). Maybe you need one of the subscriptions, or maybe you would rather have the consulting. Either way, it’s your choice! I’ll also give you a link back from at least one post on this blog and work to get you some other links, too, if you need them.

How to Enter

Everyone who tweets a link to the contest and includes the hashtag #10kbusinessboost will get 1 entry in the drawing. Everyone who blogs about the contest, with a list of all the prizes and their links, will get 10 entries in the drawing (because links hold more power than tweets). (Be sure to send a trackback or leave a comment below with a link to your blog entry so I know about it.) The three winners will be drawn randomly from all valid entries.


The deadline for Grand Prize entries is 8:00 AM Eastern Time (GMT -0400) Saturday, May 16, 2009. The deadline for the Spread the Word entries is 8:00 AM on Friday, May 15, 2009.

Bonus Prize: The first 40 people who tweet this contest (with a link to the contest and the hashtag #10kbusinessboost) will receive free access to the closed beta of the powerful BuzzStream tools! Click here to see a demo!


  • Gerrid Smith

    May 7, 2009
    at 10:24 am

    Great contest, Shane! Hopefully this bring you lots of link love 🙂

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  • Jamersan

    May 7, 2009
    at 11:22 pm

    I just posted a blog about this contest on my site. Good luck with it. I will be submitting an entry myself as I could really use the advice 🙂

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