Blog commenting contest – Make money commenting on

I love this idea that just popped into my brain – blog commenting contest. This is coming up on this blog this month. Well, I intend to keep it rolling

I want to make it easy so anyone can win – $25, $50, $100 and more. My readers and commentators are precious visitors so I just want to give them an opportunity to earn money doing what they already have been doing – commenting on this blog!

NB: This is not going to be the first opportunity to make money commenting on blogs. Check out what’s happening on

If you look down the comment section, I have added comment numberings. This was not easy to do even using this comment numbering plugin. It became a little dirty with Genesis. However, I’ve got them up so I can continue with my beautiful blog comment contest idea.

Here is the deal …

Every month, once or twice, I will be running contests on some of my blog posts here. It’s going to be very simple – Leave a reasonable comment on the contest post and I’ll run a random selection when the comments get to a certain number. The commentator behind the comment that’s picked wins. I might pick one, two or three winners depending on what’s in the package.

Picking the winners is with ease. I have written a small PHP script. What I do is key in the biggest comment number (120 for instance) and run the script. It will return a random number between 1 and the given number. The commentator whose comment correspond to that number will be the winner. I can run the script several times to select more than 1 winner.Blog commenting contest

I need sponsors for this commenting contest

Now I want this contest to be quite broad. The prizes to be won (in most cases cash) will come from sponsors. I think they will have a lot to gain too. Here is the package for them;

  • Exposure,
  • Traffic,
  • Brand promotion.

This is what happens …

Participation is simply commenting. So contestants will have to drop 2 comments to complete entry;

  1. One comment on the sponsor’s chosen blog post on his blog (so all contestants will have to visit the sponsor’s blog)
  2. Another comment on the contest post on my blog

NB: The selection will be run on the contest post comments on my blog. If you are randomly selected as winner (or one of the winners) and we find out that you didn’t comment on the sponsor’s post, your selection will be dissolved and another commentator selected.

Who can sponsor?

Anyone can be a sponsor. If you don’t have a blog, you will still gain exposure and branding.

Here is the catch…

The contest post will be a review post of your services/blog/product as a sponsor. Contestants will be expected to leave comment about your services/products/blog. That will be crucial data you need to strategize your marketing.

Who can enter the contest?

Anyone with an Internet connection. In fact, I have no restrictions. You are however expected to write reasonable comments. Your comments must be related to the subject discussed (or product reviewed) in the contest post and must not be too short.

NB: I reserve the right to reject any comment

Prizes to be won

There are going to be beautiful prizes – from raw cash to premium themes, plugins, software, memberships, banner space, etc.

However, I’d like to lay more emphasis on cash. That’s what makes the contest hot. Everyone needs cash but not everyone needs a theme. You see why cash can draw the attention of almost everybody?

The firstΒ Blog commenting contest will be live as soon as I get the first sponsor. Β Winners of each contest will be announced on the contest post.

Promoting the contest

The contest posts will go through extra promotions. I will do Facebook post boosting, paid promotion on and some other contest platforms. This of course will give more exposure to sponsors

Over to you…

Please tell me in the comment box what you think about this unique idea. I’d like to hear your thoughts

If you want to be one of the sponsors to benefit from huge exposure, please contact me here for details and let me know more about your prizes

70 thoughts on “Blog commenting contest – Make money commenting on”

  1. Hi Enstine,
    It seems that I am going to experience another amazing contest like kingged. Great to see this popular commenting contest on your blog. Let me try my luck and skill. Hoping to have some cash. Thanks for your arrangement.

  2. Hey Enstine Muki!
    You and your blog both are the best. I daily visit it. I like your blog and specially your great contests πŸ˜€ πŸ˜‰ Keep it up. Hoping of winning it and also hoping of upcoming cash contests πŸ™‚

  3. Hello Enstine brother,
    congratz for the awesome idea. Its only a great marketeer who can think of profiting three layers. The sponser, the reader and yourself.
    But I am confused , one comment is here that I am leaving and the second comment? Where shall I leave the 2nd comment. Is the link of sponser post not available to mobile view? Pls help.

  4. Hi, this is just an amazing offer for all, those all wanted to get free cash.

    Good Job.

  5. Hello Enstine, this is amazing idea man. It is first time what I heard something like that, but I’m impressed..
    I will definitely remember this tactic and will try do something similar on my blog..

  6. Hi

    Yes, I feel this is a New Idea you bought it to lime light . Thanks for sharing your idea with all of us.

    Coming to the contest or giveaway. what ever you call it, I really like it. Because no one out here gives the users just for commenting on the article.

    This is really a good initiative you took up in your blog. I need to admit that you have some nice skills to market your blog and this site is also going to have a good response for sure.

    All the best for all the bloggers out there.


    • Hi Sampath,
      Thanks for the comment and engagement πŸ˜‰
      The first contest kicks off this Monday 28th of April 2014. Hope you will be there to take part and stand a chance to pick the $70 cash prize

      Good luck

  7. Hi Enstine,

    I think it is a very good idea. It is also a win-win situation for the sponsors, the blog owner and the winning commentators. Even for those who will not win…, they will gain an important experience: participating in a contest.
    Contests are very popular and bring a lot of advantages. And, by all means, it is not all about money. It is also about exposure, traffic and building relationships and making friends. Finally this matters more than the dollars.
    Nevertheless, $70 dollars is a nice amount of money. You can buy a beautiful theme for your blog or a cool plugin.

    Have a wonderful day

    • Hi Sylviu,
      All is set for the contest to go live on Monday with $70 in cash prize. I hope you just leave a normal comment like this and stand a chance to win πŸ˜‰

      Good luck too and do have a wonderful weekend

  8. You are true, did not read that part still yet.

    It’s good to hear such a good thing if a comment goes low quality, then exempted from contest. Well I thought somthing similar to the kingged, but how can I find which is a sponsored post on your blog?

    I have never did sponsoring posts or contests on blogs. I am understanding now, have to comment only on the sponsored post to win the contest by random number. Is this is the method you run?

    • Hi Suresh,
      Thanks for finally coming over to my blog and making comments
      You probably did not read where I talked about quality of comments. I mentioned that if your comment is that short, I will cancel your selection and pick another. In each contest, I will make it quite clear that only comments that are considered great will count. Great in terms of length and relevance to the product reviewed.

      The first contest comes up on Monday and winner will be paid $50 or $70.

  9. Hey Enstine,,,
    Indeed a nice move man !!!

    I really appreciate you to host this kind of contest on the blog. It nice to rewards the reader for what they do on your blog ( commenting, sharing, feedbacks etc.).

    I know you have been running contest/ giveaway from the older blog, and I am happy to see you are continuing with it.

    You have a nice weekend bro πŸ™‚

    • So excited that you followed me from the other blog here Ravi and thanks for your input to this article. I hope you take part in these contests and be picked one day

      Good luck

  10. Wow, what a great idea Enstine and I would say that it is a great creative method to attract new bloggers to participate in a contest and earn their first $$$ just by commenting, so I will ask take part in this content even though it is a matter of luck!

  11. Hi Enstine,

    A great contest to take part, I will try to win this cash. This will surely help the sponsors as well.

    Thanks for organising it.

  12. Wooo Hooo Enstine! What an Awesome way to get more comments to your blog. I do remember you running contests in the past, BUT CASH! Oh Yeh Everyone loves cash HUH? Kingsley has done an Awesome job with Kingged, so I imagine this is where you got this idea from HUH?

    I don’t think you should have a problem getting sponsors with all the sweet benefits you are offering..

    I will keep my eyes on your e-mails and be back to check this all out.. Thanks for all you do.. Chery :))

    P.S. I did land here today Via Kingged where I also commented and Kingged this post..

    • Hey Chery,
      I have done a lot of contests in the past and yes, a lot of people have indicated interest to sponsor this one πŸ˜‰

      Thanks for the engagement on kingged. Well, I had this idea of randomly picking a winner from my commentators and rewarding him/her with some gifts long before kingged started doing the wonderful commenting contest too.I only did not figure out how to go about it until recently when I got the comment number plugins. I said to myself, well let me give this a try and here we are πŸ˜‰

      Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for this engagement dear friend

  13. Hi Enstine,
    That is an awesome Idea. I am pretty when the contest goes live the objectives would be fulfilled. One thing I must suggest is that you develop a proper system of weeding out poor comments. These cannot be completely ruled out.
    Kudos for the idea and hopefully you would employ the tactics of by sustaining quality!

    This comment was shared in where this article was found.

    Sunday – contributor

  14. Well I’d love to participate in this awesome contest. The first thing which I really like from this contest is “Readers are encouraged to comment on posts” so more engagement.

    I’d like to know how to start or when you gonna start this contest.

    • Hi Samir,
      I’m just waiting to get sponsor for the first contest. I have had some people that came up but we are still in negociation.

      hope you soon be picked as one of the winners πŸ˜‰

  15. You are a genius Enstine. You always come with some great ideas. The idea of giving money for comments will definitely attract large number of commentators. I started visiting this blog few days ago and i can just say one thing”It’s an awesome blog”….Thanks for your hard work mate…

    • Ravi, I have seen you around a couple of times and I’m just so excited each time you are part of this blog. Let me also mention that I value your time to read and comment my post. It’s a whole lot of worth to me. Thank you Rav! I hope you win this contest one day

  16. Thanks Enstine for the insight, but do you think you really need to organize any blog comment contest, because without this you already got enough comments here.
    The idea is unique but looks somehow to me, what do you really wanna bring out from it can i be cleared ?

  17. Enstine, I like the idea and love what is happened at Kingged. They are giving out money left and right for commenting. It’s becoming quite a community of bloggers too.
    But I wonder what will Google do if they get wind of this?

    • Hey Lisa,
      I think you think fast πŸ˜‰
      Well, I don’t see why Google should become red on this. It’s no activity that tries to manipulate ranking. Just a reward to engagement. It really should not call Matt’s attention πŸ˜‰

  18. Does your brain ever turn off Enstine? You are always coming up with great ideas that you’ve either seen someplace else or it’s given you something to think about with how you can bring that to your blog!

    I have no doubt you’ll do really well with this concept because you’ve done something similar to this in the past right! I’m sure you won’t have any problem getting some sponsors and lots of interaction on your post.

    I’ll have to pop back over to see how it’s all playing out. Great job!


    • Even when I sleep Adrienne, the brain still works. That’s why sometimes I rise from bed with beautiful ideas – what best to offer my wife today, how do I make her smile more and more, how to be a better day today, what to offer my readers, how to make extra money, etc πŸ˜‰

      Back to the subject!

      I already have some exciting bloggers interested in sponsoring this contest and I hope it will be here for long. I’d love you have my readers really make that money, at least to cover their webhosting and domain name annual fee πŸ˜‰

      You’ll certainly be informed when the first contest post goes live πŸ˜‰

  19. I am eager to win this contest Enstine Sir……… Readership on your blog is awesome and i am happy that you think so much for your readers…..
    Thanks again

  20. Hey Enstine,
    Good to see the contest idea finally kicking in,
    Love your numbered comments, surely a rare idea as I have never seen this before.

    Will be looking into it, I have several things going on in guest crew – so when am finished with the latest features will plan on the contest sponsorship …

    Keep up the Good work
    Uttoran Sen

    • Thanks for coming over to share your views on this idea bro. I’m so excited you have a plan to sponsor it. I’m sure as sponsor, you’re going to experience great results

      Yes, please work hard to apply to changes to your platform. Google is roaring like a mad lion but he won’t see us for sure πŸ˜‰

  21. Enstine:

    This marketing idea totally rocks on so many levels my friend! It is simply brilliant
    and a great example of “thinking way outside the box!”

    There are so many subtle marketing lessons to be learned and applied!

    I will definitely help you get the word out, plus feature your web address and concept
    in a “marketing minute” how to video!

    Marketing both (on & Offline) just take a look at this extremely powerful win/win concept!

    Thanks so much for sharing! honestly, it matters little to me (personally) about winning anything! The real value here is the incredible marketing mindset that you’re sharing!

    My friend most gurus would have only shared an incredibly powerful strategy like that in a $500 dollar course or paid mastermind session! Thanks again! It’s content like this, that causes me to return over & over to this particular blog!

    • Wow Wow! I’m impatient to see that video Mark.
      I recently watched one on your blog where you articulate so excellently. So excited to see the next one πŸ˜‰

  22. What a great idea Enstine and one that will bring reward to everyone involved!

    I’ll put the word out on this for you too.

    Your sharing buttons are looking might fine by the way my friend!

    Enjoy the rest of the week.

    • Thanks for helping spread the Word Tim. I pray you get picked one day for the prize. As a loyal reader and commentator, you’ll surely make it one day.

      Do have a wonderful rest of the week

  23. muki. i think this proves to me that the more poor people look for money, rich men look for value. indeed. the best way to get this is to create value in exchange. indirectly improvisation means using what you have to ge what you wan’t. am indirectly 7aying that comments on your contents shows how people value what you have to offer. good idea. i have to go charge my battery so that i can patispate without any breakdown.

  24. This is a great idea, Enstine. I would love to be a part of the participants this time because I really need some cash now. I wish I had extra money I would have opted to be one of the sponsors because I know the endless benefits inherent in doing so.

    I wish you the very best as you embark on this project. Thanks and have a lovely day.

  25. That strategy is good, but be careful because that is prone to traffic without conversion. We should not rely too much on that strategy because the tendency is that it will only give you traffic, then just traffic.. People may ONLY think about the price, rather than loving your blog in general. So my comment is that this is good, but make sure to have a good content alongside with it.

    • The idea behind contest and giveaway is to get everyone active and it depends on your point of conversion – it could just mean dropping that comment, or spending more time on the site or clicking to another link to reduce bounce rate or signing up to your list, etc. There is a lot to gain in having traffic from people who are interested in what is shared. Think about having blog post with over 200 comments on each post or having 2000 daily visit from people who are interested in winning the prize. That means we already have some targeted traffic to exploit. I see huge opportunities in such traffic though πŸ˜‰

  26. Hi Enstine,

    Awesome indeed πŸ™‚

    Trust you to come up with such wonderful ideas, and only you can do it all – commendable indeed. I know this is surely going to be running hot all over the Blogosphere and perhaps the first of it’s kind.

    You know I love to comment and lets hope and pray I can make it here as often, though not for any contests, but just to read your informative posts, which I always do even if I run too busy to comment sometimes. But I wish all the participants all the best and may the best person win – great way to gain comments and traffic too πŸ˜‰

    Thanks for sharing, and I’d surely be spreading a word all over so that more people can join in. Have a nice week ahead, and wish you the best with it πŸ™‚

    • Hey Harleena,
      I wonder how you manage to meet up with your schedules. Despite being so busy, you are always still having the time to leave those long comments full of meat ;

      I will be glad to have you picked up while doing what you already have been doing. That’s just what I’d wanted – reward my readers for doing what they do often.

      I hope to find more sponsors to keep this rolling.

      Thanks for stopping by again this day and engaging. Do have a wonderful week ahead Harleena

  27. For the different levels of sponsorship will there be even more options for social exposure as well?

    • Hi Tony,
      Good to see you here today bro. Well, I don’t think there is anyway to enforce social media options here as this is purely a commenting contest. However,your social media profiles might just be mentioned on the contest post but that will not guarantee any action

      • Enstine, can you please email me the levels of sponsorship available for your upcoming contest.
        I’m interested in being a CASH sponsor for a prize but would like to know what is being offered for the different levels,

  28. sir now a blog comment contest going on in, and now in Enstine Muki website giving contest, it is the best idea for getting huge traffic, Enstine Muki sir come every second many new ideas to get more and more traffic once again thank you sir.

  29. Great and interesting idea Enstine. Nice way to get comment. but the good thing is commentator will also be happy on doing comments.

  30. Hi Enstine,
    you are a volcano of ideas! πŸ™‚
    It seems a great initiative to me.
    This kind of contest is going to really bring you some engagement.
    I’ll keep following.
    Have a great rest of the week.

    • Excellent Erik!
      I hope you will one day sponsor it. Remember the exposure – contestants will have to visit your blog and leave a comment too. If it’s klinkk, it could mean visiting and joining for free πŸ˜‰

  31. It was from your admirable post that I got to know about the contest at kingged and now this contest is something which I have never seen before. I am impressed with your creativity and I will participate and share in each of your post. Hoping to win.

  32. Hi Enstine Sir,
    That was an awesome thinking to get more comments on blog and also prizes/money for commentors. Surely this content gonna rock.

    I wish you a very good luck for this.

    • Hi Tharun,
      Thanks for your feedback. You know this will heavily depend on you in the community. I’m however very sure it will work to fetch you guys some money. I’m already negotiating with a couple of sponsors.

      Hope you are having a great week

  33. I followed up to this post from the entry on
    I think it’s a wonderful idea to reward your commentators. Randomly picking up winners is cool but I hope visitors will not just drop comments for the sake of the prize πŸ˜‰

    That looks a good package for the sponsors. The idea of making sure contestants visit the sponsor’s website and engage too is what I find very strong about the whole thing – a lot of benefits for sponsors. However Enstine, how much is required amount to sponsor?

    • Thanks for linking up from kingged David and for sharing your opinion. What I need from commentators is a valuable comment that relate to the content. I can approve some comments on the post but reject them from the contest. They have to read the content before attempting a comment πŸ˜‰

      If you want to sponsor, please contact me let’s talk about how to put us the prize.

      Thanks for your interest

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