One month ago Chitika partnered with TiECON East to host the first-ever BlogPreneur Contest. The goal of the contest is to highlight the success of bloggers to the entrepreneurs of the world, and feature 3 winning success stories during the TiECON Entrpreneur Forum at this year’s TiECON Conference. After receiving many entries for the contest, it was not easy to choose just three. We were looking for 3 success stories that portrayed blogging success from completely different perspectives, but all led to personal success.

The Winners Are:

Al Carlton, CoolestGadgets.com. In just 3 years CoolestGadgets.com has grown a readership of over 100,000 per day. “CG has enabled me to quit my day job, travel worldwide and earn an income doing what I enjoy.” Al now manages a fantastic team of writers and brings in a 6-figure income from blogging. Al’s story shows what is required to be a successful blogger today. Read his post here!

Shawn Collins, of Affiliatetip.com says that even though he writes 7 days a week, blogging has never been considered a job. Not many people can say that about what they do (especially a 7-day straight shift!). “Blogging success comes from the enjoyment of communication”, Shawn says, and that creating original content can be a stumbling block for bloggers. You can overcome this by “Soliciting feedback and input”. Read more tips from Shawn’s story here!

Jeffrey Strain, of FinancialHack.com explains how he was able to build a six-figure internet income from blogging. “If you want to succeed, you are going to have to work hard. Probably harder than you have ever worked before.” he says. Passion, creativity, Self-Motivation, Vision, and Time are just a few key factors. Read his success story here! Congratulations to the three winners and a big thank you to all of the successful bloggers who participated in this contest. It was with great pleasure that we were able to participate in such a fantastic contest with TiECON and successful bloggers from around the world! You can catch Chitika at this year’s TiECON East Conference awarding the winners and highlighting their success stories to entrepreneurs. Register here to attend!