Cool Camtasia Competition – Be In It To WIN It!

Randy’s Ramblings 5th October 2011

In this Post
* Catch Up
* Cool Competition Time
* Repeat of the Free WP Themes
* Sign Off


* Catch Up

Hello again to a belated post… Yep I intended getting this up a few days ago!
Thank goodness I’m in charge of what and when I do what I do…lol :)

So – quick catch up before we get into the Competition stuff :)

The Free Wordpress Themes have been really popular, So I’m repeating the details again for those who were thinking about using them…. SERIOUSLY – Use them to build your list and as gifts for giveaways you join through the easy to use PBG site!!!

My Saturday meet up was cancelled due to the weather being so flipping fantastic (IN OCTOBER!!!!). Everyone stayed home to either get stuff done or have some family time!
Rachel and I took her girls and the new addition (Zeta) to Osmotherly for the day complete with picnic, and walked around the reservoir.
I didn’t feel much like working after a great night out around Northallerton with some Friends and Family …. See if you recognise anyone:

Northallerton meet Up (Evening Out)

Left to right Dan Sumner, Terry Dollard, Rachel Tombling, Randy Smith, Kim Smith(Daughter number 3), Simon Hodgkinson, Dave Nicholson.
That was just after we had enjoyed a gorgeous Chinese meal, and before the Captain Jackie Bull Meisters. (I can’t go into any further details in public – other than to say 7 shots in one glass (rounds of) has to lead to an interesting night! :))

Anyways – Work wise, I’ve been addicted to buying up heaps of WSO’s from the warrior forum as every man and his dog now seems to be promoting each and every WSO as the best thing since sliced bread!!… and some are good – but I have noticed that although the prices are cheap – there is a lot of stuff that I have added to the folder – “One Day when I get time”!!!. So that seems to go against the advice I always give about buying stuff…lol
I did pick up a few bits that are helping with my offline site, so it’s not all bad :)

Then yesterday I drove up to see John Thornhill, for a catch up and meeting about the partnership to success program I help him with.
(that is really having some positive results for his new ‘partners’, so if you have a large chunk of change and want to know more about guaranteeing your success in building a solid and profitable business – feel free to send me a support ticket with your phone number. But be warned – it’s not cheap!)

So – back to what you can get cheap…  or free even ;) … Competition Time (see below)

Chat soon

* Competition Time

Cool Camtasia Competition – Be In It To WIN It!

OK Finally, I am announcing the competition details :)

I did say I wanted to make it something anyone and everyone could have a go at winning.
Therefore it WONT be who gets me the most sales etc.

I have 3 snagit and 3 camtasia licenses up for grabs 

Naturally I’d like to see my subscribers benefit, but to make it fair and comply with UK prize draw rules, I have to alloow anyone to enter.

So here’s what’s required to enter:

1 – You simply need to send traffic to my blog by creating a piece entitled:

My Favourite Freebie I Got From Randy Smith
(or Favorite depending on where you live)
Then go on to describe which of the many freebies I have given away either on my blog or on my subscriber gifts page has proved to be most useful to you and why. The piece must include a link back to my blog.
When I say the piece – I use that in broad terms. So it could be a blog post, email, video, tweets, facebook comments, or anything else that will send traffic back to my blog!

2 – You must comment on THIS post to let me know you’ve entered.

That’s It – As simple as that!
I’m hoping this means that even newbies can enter.

In terms of winning – there will definitely be a Camtasia license for whomever sends the most traffic. The other 2 camtasia, and the 3 snagits licenses will go to a random drawing from all the enteries.

So there you go – an easy and simple competition to enter.
So even if you don’t need a license – you could enter to win one to give away to your subscribers?

The last day of the competition will be the 31st October and winners will be drawn and annopunced during the first week of November.

Good Luck :)

* Repeat of The Free WP Themes

This freebie has proven very popular both in terms of my readers – and in the coupld of giveaways I’ve added it to already. So I though it would be worth repeating.
I doubt it would be anyones favourite as yet – and I hope you have subscribed to my list and seen the 50+ gifts on my subscriber gifts page :)
In the mean time, if you missed this offer – do check it out :)

I’ve set these pages up to give 100 themes free just for landing on my squeeze page.

Free WordPress Themes
Then for an optin the reader can claim another 200 themes.
So they get 300 professional wordpress themes FREE
(exsisting subscribers don’t need to optin – just look for yesterdays email with the subscriber gifts page link in it)

Then there is a small upsell of just $7 to download another 700 themes making a grand total of 1000 pro themes!

I think this is a major advantage for all my readers who invest the $7…
You also get all the pages to edit and copy the same system yourself.

Hence you can generate goodwill with the free themes,
Build your list with the extra 200, And monetize it with the $7 sales.

I’ve also created 3 videos for the buyers to show step by step how to set it all up, and they are linked to in the paid download of the website pages folder.

For those who might be wondering how to get some traffic to the page and build their list…
I would suggest things like :

Mailing whatever list you may have,
Posting on Twitter, Facebook and other social sites.
Adding a forum sig to your forum profiles,
Or better yet,
Join some giveaways using Keiths Push Button Giveaways 2.0
Or learn how to run your own giveaway free with Kerry & John’s course at The Giveaway Masterclass

You can see the first page here:

Naturally it’s up to you to decide whether the $7 investment in the extra themes and the website will help in your online efforts, So I’ll leave it to you to check the page and the video :)
I hope the themes come in useful even if you don’t use them to build your business :)

Pop over and collect your 300 free wordpress themes now:

Enjoy ;)

* Sign Off

****As ever – only spend your ca$h on things that WILL help you
(Not the stuff that Might One Day!)****

Til next time
To You and Yours,

Here’s hoping you’re
Loving Life, Living it with Passion, And Passing it on!

Warm Regards

  1. RandySmith@InternetMarketingRambles, 05 October, 2011

    I really hope my competition helps someone with these fantastic prizes!

    Be sure to let me know if you’ve entered on this post! :)



  2. Carol Smith, 05 October, 2011

    Definitely planning to enter the contest. Are we supposed to give our answer here or post it on our blog.
    A copy of Camtasia would be great. I keep telling myself that I have to start doing videos. If I win this, I will have no excuse. I will have to buy a camera.

    You certainly came up with an interesting contest.

    Carol Smith

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  4. Randy@InternetMarketingRambles, 05 October, 2011

    Hi Carol,

    Good to hear you’re entering :)
    You need to post where ever and when ever to get the traffic to
    And just mention here that you’ve entered – maybe with a link to a post if you wish, but not required as some people may just tweet and do social stuff – but it’s all about me getting more traffic, and new people hearing about some of the useful freebies they could get if they came here…lol

    Good luck

  5. Dave Whitworth, 06 October, 2011

    Hi Randy
    I have one or two Twitter accounts that I have sent out a couple of Tweets and I will send more later.

    I could do with running my next product by you. It could be something you may be interested in.


    P.S. Don’t tell John, he thinks I am doing too much at once :)

  6. Kate Brown Wilson, 07 October, 2011

    I join many competition but I don’t won any thing from that, maybe i’m going to join Cool Camtasia Competition seems like I’m in to it.

  7. andreas@Flyttirmor, 07 October, 2011

    Cool competition. I may want to join but sadly, I will be busy for the next couple of month. I hope you still have this as soon as I finished my tasks.

  8. RandySmith@InternetMarketingRambles, 07 October, 2011

    Hi Dave, – you know where to reach me :) (and cheers for the tweets)

    @ Kate & Andreas – It only takes a few minutes to write a post and add it to your blogs…. You never know , you may get picked at random even if you don’t send much traffic :)
    It seems to me it has to be worth a try?? ;)


  9. Trish Findlay, 08 October, 2011

    Hi Randy

    I’m in for a shot at a copy of Camtasia with a post on my blog – the direct link is:

    Hope you don’t mind, but I snaffled your photo to pretty it up a bit!!!


  10. RandySmith@InternetMarketingRambles, 08 October, 2011

    Great entry Trish :)
    And yes = that is a very useful freebie :)

    And no worries with you borrowing an image…lol

    Good luck in the competition :)


  11. Kate Brown Wilson, 10 October, 2011

    I am just wondering randy if this contest is for blogger only? because I would really like to join but I don’t know how? can you please tell me? or the competition is already over?

  12. RandySmith@InternetMarketingRambles, 10 October, 2011

    IF you read the post Kate (and don’t just comment for a back link) – You will see it’s not over for a good while yet and see multiple ways to enter!


  13. Annie@Music Lessons Nashville, 10 October, 2011

    Lots of genuine smiles in that photo! It really looks like you all had a great time. :)
    Good luck with the contest, everyone!

  14. Terry Conti, 10 October, 2011

    Hi Randy,

    You offer a lot of really cool free stuff on your blog one can use to benefit and remember you.

    Pretty cool you can get to do what you want when you want, nice pic.

    Even here in the states Oct. is turning out pretty good. It’s 78 degrees here today.

    I’ve got a lot on my plate right now but what you’re offering is terrific. Camtasia and Snagit competition is a great idea. I hope you get lots of people promoting, you’re really one cool marketer.

    Keep on keeping on Randy,

    Terry Conti

  15. RandySmith@InternetMarketingRambles, 11 October, 2011

    @ Annie – yes, it was a fun night out. (Shame we all got too drunk to remember the great business advice offered earlier in the night….lol)

    @ Terry – thanks for stopping by when times are the way they are for you and yours. Here’s hoping time passes quickly to the point where you have smiles and happy memories without the pain you currently have.

    @ Everyone else – the competition is wide open…. Get those links out and you could be a winner :)


  16. Ana @ how Google works, 11 October, 2011

    Wow, great freebies, Randy!

    I use Camtasia and know for a fact it’s a great product.

    All the best!

  17. Blackberry Tracker, 12 October, 2011

    I am sure this will be a great contest. I have been using Camtasia for a long and still using it. This is one of my favorite screen capture software cause it help me a lot for tutorials online.

  18. Keith Purkiss @ Whitehaven, 12 October, 2011

    Hi Randy,

    It may be time I upgraded – I’m still using Camtasia 3
    which was a freebie you recommended about
    4 years ago!



  19. Greg from Wales, 12 October, 2011

    Hi Randy–this is Greg Lamb–from Wales:) Just saying hello; I finally got my blog up with John’s coaching class.

    I signed up for your blog and will be in touch.


  20. RandySmith@InternetMarketingRambles, 13 October, 2011

    Cheers for the comments folks :)

    @ Blackberry tracker – I’m surprised you were able to post….LOL

    @ Keith – wow I remember that post… Was it that long ago?… crikey, and yes Camtasia 7 is Soooooo much easier!


  21. Kerry Russell, 13 October, 2011

    Hey Randy.

    What an excellent idea!!!

    Camtasia is a fab piece of software but it’s very costly so the lucky winners will be very happy with their prize.

    Wishing you all best


  22. RandySmith@InternetMarketingRambles, 13 October, 2011

    Cheers Kerry :)

    Good to finally see you in front of camera on your blog ;)
    Hopefully people will benefit from the extra training you plan to give your members.

    (They could even use the winning copies of Camtasia and snagit to help create products to enter into a giveaway :))


  23. aurea @ pricewise events, 13 October, 2011

    Wow Randy, a license for Camtasia would be a really nice thing to win in joining your contest! As what others had said in here, Camtasia is quite pricey and anyone who might win it will definitely be lucky and become happier! :D

  24. Levinz, 13 October, 2011

    I’ve also reference some of the headline posts you have shared with us. Copyblogger also has some great tips on writing headlines too. Have used a lot of those techniques.

  25. David Caudill, 13 October, 2011

    Hey Hey Randy,

    Looks like everyone was having a great time, that’s the way it should be. Ok the favorite thing… I dug around and out of all the the freebies you gave me and my fave is without a doubt all the great information you’ve gave me.

    Well you asked and whether I win or not this a very cool contest and prizes. “Great job”

    Just keep the info. flowing!

    To your continued success,

    David Caudill

  26. Mandy@LearnToBlog, 15 October, 2011

    I should have driven up just for the evening, Randy! Sounds like it was a good night. Brilliant competition idea.

    See you on 12th November.

    Enjoy the journey.


  27. Keith, 15 October, 2011

    Either one of those prizes would be great Randy! I just made a Facebook post with a link to your blog.

  28. Barry Wells, 15 October, 2011

    Hi Randy, so that’s why everyones talking about your meet ups Randy :lol: I still aim to get to one myself but not until next year now.

    Excellent idea for the competition and a couple of excellent prizes. I love Camtasia, no longer do I have to have 5 attempts at making a video and having to start again because the page change took ages. I just sit and smile now, thinking “I’ll edit that out”. I now make a video in one take and they’re getting better each time. So who ever wins these prizes is going to be blown away by them.

    As others have said Randy, the software is somewhat expensive when we’re starting out and unsure of ourselves, so this really is a great opportunity for 3 lucky people.

    I’ll get the buttons hit shortly and let as many people as possible know……..

    Johns offer is to good to pass up Randy, $5 is a no brainer.

    Take care mate,


  29. Bob Marconi, 16 October, 2011

    Thanks for the Freebie Contest! Just went a tweet to followers (bme)…

  30. RandySmith@InternetMarketingRambles, 16 October, 2011

    Hi Guys,

    Thanks for all the tweets FB comments and posts etc. :)
    I can’t wait to see who wins Camtasia and Snagit at the end of the month :)

    Things are just getting started – so it’s still open for anyone and with only one getting the prize for sending the most traffic here – there is still a great chance for newbies to win from the draw.

    So do keep at it everyone :) – or get at it if you haven’t started yet ;)


  31. Dee Ann Rice, 17 October, 2011


    Your meet ups sound great. I always like reading about them. May just have to pop over to the UK one of these days and attend one.

    I don’t know if I am to late for the contest but will give it a try. I will head on over to tweet it, put it on Facebook and Google +. I will try to get a post written about it.

    I have Camtasia but could use one to give away.

    I do love all of your freebies.

    Dee Ann Rice

  32. RandySmith@InternetMarketingRambles, 17 October, 2011

    It’s never too late Dee Anne!

    The competition is open until the end of the month :) – so there’s plenty of time to get some links out there and stand a good chance of winning :)


  33. Dee, 18 October, 2011

    Hi Randy
    Know that feeling of working hardand getting nowhere, at home and online!
    I don’t think it was your freebies so much as you that got me started online.
    Will tweet and see what happens.

  34. Ruby, 19 October, 2011

    hi there, that’s a pretty cool competition! good luck to everyone =) oh and i enjoyed reading your post, keep posting!

  35. Samuel@Circuit Breakers Tips, 20 October, 2011

    Hey Randy ,
    I am really excited for this great offer,the only thing which i want to say is that i am going to post it on my blog.Randy i want to clear only one thing…Is there any boundaries for word counts also in that specific post??

    Thank you for sharing Randy.

    Samuel Joshua

  36. RandySmith@InternetMarketingRambles, 20 October, 2011

    The competition seems to be heating up now… But everyone still has 11 days to get a post, tweet, video or whatever online and stand a chance of winning :)

    @ Dee – awww thanks :)

    @ Ruby – Cheers

    @ Samuel – nope – no restrictions, I’ve tried to make it as easy as possible for those who don’t have lists, sites, experience – so it’s fair for everyone :)


  37. Melony@Yeast Infection Symptoms, 21 October, 2011

    Hey Randy,

    That Chinese meal must have been good because you all look happy. The Camtasia Competition sounds simple enough but I’m really interested in the free wordpress themes because it’s so hard to find any good original themes for wordpress. Definitely going to check that out and maybe pay the seven dollars for the upsell. Thanks a lot for sharing this.

  38. Jennifer, 21 October, 2011

    Hi Randy…

    I REALLY *NEED* the Camtasia licence (rofl) so I’ve posted on Facebook AND on Twitter.
    Please add me to the “newbie” hat!

    I sure hope your traffic stats show the competition is doing good things for you.


  39. RandySmith@InternetMarketingRambles, 21 October, 2011

    @ Melony, Crikey – it feels like months ago already ….that night out… lol

    @ Jennifer – thanks for the mentions – and good look in the competition :)


  40. Pete Goumas, 21 October, 2011

    Hi Randy,
    Great competition,I really would like to join but I have a very busy schedule these days.Best of luck to others.

  41. waterpearls, 22 October, 2011

    Hi Randy,
    Nice competition,I am thinking to entre in it and hopefully I will be back soon to entre in this competition.

  42. Mary Kathan, 22 October, 2011

    Hi Randy

    I just entered your contest – totally awesome idea.

    Here is where I posted to my blog

    Glad I subscribed to your blog! I am in Masterclass and that is where I saw the link to your blog.


  43. Mary Kathan, 22 October, 2011

    Hey Randy

    Besides my blog post, I also made a post on my Suidoo Lens page for the contest….

    Here is the link – but you have to scroll down towards the bottom to see it….

  44. RandySmith@InternetMarketingRambles, 23 October, 2011

    Great Job Mary :)
    Good Luck in the competition :)


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  46. Keith Purkiss @ Whitehaven, 26 October, 2011

    Hi Randy,

    Here’s my entry.

    Did it all have to be about you?
    If it did I’m disqualified as I combined it with something else :)



    P.S. Have you broken Goto Webinars ;)

  47. RandySmith@InternetMarketingRambles, 26 October, 2011

    That’s fine Keith… And thanks :)

    And yeah – looks like I broke something again … but after a few HOURS with tech support – and heaps of uninstall and reinstalls…

    It looks like it’s a DNS issue with BT!

    Who naturally deny all knowledge! – and the post office broadband people initially said tough – as I can connect to other sites so they have provided broadband…lol
    After detailing the last time this happened a couple of years ago, they suddenly said a manager would ring me back today??… still waiting…lol


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  49. Barry Ranns, 31 October, 2011

    Hi Randy,
    Hope I am not too late, but I have put a post on my blog,

    Looks like you had a good night in Northallerton. I’ve had some good nights there too, some years ago mind when there was a nightclub behind the High Street just across from the prison. Looks like I could be showing my age now :)


  50. Jack @ bmw 316, 30 November, 2011

    Hi Randy,

    Interesting kind of Competition with Camtasia. Reminds me that I should insist on this video creation – editing software, I am sure that when I learn my way around it, it will be awesome.

  51. Samantha@Best Gardening Tools, 07 January, 2012

    Just thought if you will offer Camtasia competition for this 2012. Many will surely be looking forward for it to happen again.

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