Thanks to Aliza Sherman and GigaOM

Posted on November 21st, 2010 by Dan

IdeaOffer on

GigaOM Post Mentioning IdeaOffer

IO Users:  Feel free to stop by and post a comment about your experience with IdeaOffer or give the article a like!

IO would love to thank those that help to get the word out, so if you have a website and have posted about IO please let us know on Twitter @ideaoffer !

Thanks to

Posted on October 3rd, 2010 by Dan

Thanks for the mention!

IdeaOffer on DailyCrowdSource

IO users:  Feel free to stop by and give our story a Facebook like.

IO would love to thank those that help to get the word out, so if you have a website and have posted about IO please let us know on Twitter @ideaoffer !

Track your Team and Referrals: Links Added

Posted on September 28th, 2010 by Dan

View the “My teams” menu and you will now notice two new links:

Show all teams” will list all teams on IO and some key stats for teams.

Show all users” will list all users on IO and some key stats for individuals, including the number of referrals. This is a way you can track your referrals (this tracks referral sign ups only, for you to get the referral bonus your sign up referral needs to become active on the site).

You can also see the “Show all users” link when you view another user’s profile.

Neatorama Sponsors IO Contest

Posted on September 20th, 2010 by Dan

Neatorama and Neatoshop Sponsor IO Contest

The neat side of the web.

Now you can create your own idea request project and you or one of your responders could win from and!

Check it out!

Thanks to KillerStartups and VenturePimp!

Posted on September 15th, 2010 by Dan

Thanks to both of these sites for the great reviews!

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Round 1 Twitter Contest Entries

Posted on September 13th, 2010 by Dan

Contest ends when IdeaOffer has 2,000 users.

Please remember that in addition to tweeting the appropriate phrase you also need to respond to a Round 1 Twitter Contest Project on IdeaOffer.

See the contest rules.

So far the valid entries are…

IO Member ID Project Response
paradux Post 1
Harkeet Gill Post 1
ram_ashish456 Post 3
startupwizkid Post 3
t333to Post 6
eboustani Post 8
Rayna Meleedy Post 8
Raven Duran Post 9
Αλεξανδρος Μπακουλης Post 10
Kristina Porter-Root Post 10
Αλεξανδρος Μπακουλης Post 11
Αλεξανδρος Μπακουλης Post 12
madil80 Post 13
Nover Bitac Post 13
Αλεξανδρος Μπακουλης Post 13
Matthew Smith Post 14
suhailajmal Post 14
Αλεξανδρος Μπακουλης Post 14
Matthew Smith Post 15
Madil80 Post 15
Αλεξανδρος Μπακουλης Post 15
Αλεξανδρος Μπακουλης Post 16
Kim Wacker Post 16
Mel Cole Post 16
dpsmarts Post 16
madil80 Post 16
djiko Post 16
suhailajmal Post 17
Sparx72 Post 17
arouy Post 17
Αλεξανδρος Μπακουλης Post 17
Matthew Smith Post 18
djiko Post 18
madil80 Post 18
Αλεξανδρος Μπακουλης Post 18
Kim Wacker Post 18
Αλεξανδρος Μπακουλης Post 19
Matthew Smith Post 19
Kim Wacker Post 19
Latoya Wright-Johnson Post 19
suhailajmal Post 19
Αλεξανδρος Μπακουλης Post 20
Kim Wacker Post 20
hazeratti Post 20

Announcing “Offer Contest Entry” Feature

Posted on September 4th, 2010 by Dan

We are happy to announce a new feature on IdeaOffer — Offer Contest Entry!

Basic info:

  • You may now choose to offer entry into a sponsored contest as your project’s prize in lieu of cash
  • A winner will be randomly selected from all entries at the end of the contest
  • Note: You can create only one project per available contest

Try it out by clicking on Create Project and then select Request Ideas under Offer Contest Entry.

If you would like more information about how your company or product could sponsor a contest please contact us directly.

About this Contest Series

Posted on September 2nd, 2010 by Dan

This contest series has several rounds with each round ending when Idea Offer has a certain number of users.  Each round of the contest has its own contests and prizes.  The entire contest series ends when Idea Offer has reached 20,000 users and the grand prize winner will then be selected from all grand prize entries earned over the course of all the previous contest rounds.

Round 1 : 2,000 Users

Round 2:  5,000 Users

Contests and prizes not yet disclosed…

Round 3:  10,000 Users

Contests and prizes not yet disclosed…

Round 4:  20,000 Users

Contests and prizes not yet disclosed…

Grand Prize drawing at 20,000 users:

IdeaOffer awards 2 Apple IPADS (64GB, Wi-fi, estimated retail each is $699) to two grand prize winners, one iPad each!

Round 1 YouTube Video Contest

Posted on September 2nd, 2010 by Dan

Prize: One $50 winner.  There is no mystery grand prize entry awarded in this contest.

Description: Create a YouTube video that positively mentions IdeaOffer and if your video has the highest number of legitimate views you will win.

How to Enter:

  1. Create a YouTube video which positively mentions IdeaOffer.
  2. Post the video on YouTube.
  3. Respond to the appropriate project on IdeaOffer with a link to your video.


  1. You must be the creator of the YouTube video to win.
  2. All views must be legitimate.  If management holds any of your views suspect of being fake your entry will be disqualified.
  3. The video must mention IdeaOffer in a positive way.
  4. You may enter multiple videos, but the views are not cumulative.  Each video’s view count is a separate entry.

Winner Selection:

  1. When IdeaOffer has 2,000 users the contest will end and the project will be closed.
  2. Each valid entry will be reviewed and the video found to have the most legitimate views will be announced as the winner.

Round 1 Referral Contest

Posted on September 2nd, 2010 by Dan

Prize: One $100 winner.  The winner will also receive an entry for the mystery grand prize.

Description: The first user to refer 100 legitimate and active users will win $100.


  1. Do NOT spam!  Your account will be terminated without referral payment.  See CAN-SPAM.
  2. All 100 users must be legitimate active users.  If, at management’s discretion, some of the referrals are found to be inactive or fake during review the referrals will be disqualified and the entrant’s account may also be suspended for violation of the TOS.
  3. If the entrant has earned other rewards for the referrals under IdeaOffer’s referral program it does not necessarily mean the referrals will be found legitimate and active when reviewed for this contest.
  4. Active users include those who log in, participate in the community, etc.

Winner Selection:

  1. The first user to refer 100 legitimate active users will be notified that they have won after management has reviewed their referrals.
  2. If management determines there is some problem with the first user’s referrals, the contest will continue on to the next potential winner.

You can find your invite link under “Edit Profile” on — see more information about regular referral bonus rates here: