Students are earning money for reporting the errors they see online through the TypoBounty.com contest. By employing their newly acquired knowledge to company websites, they are creating the classic win-win situation. Students are gaining financial benefits, educational benefits and self-confidence. Companies gain professional copy and an enhanced ability to sell their products and services.
Houston, Texas (PRWEB) September 24, 2007 -- Students are using www.TypoBounty.com to earn money and bragging rights in the Internet competition of the ages. TypoBounty.com is a fun, new website where companies offer cash rewards to students for locating and reporting errors on their web properties.
The continuation of student rivalries in this online free contest benefits both the companies and the students in many ways.
It is a classic win-win situation. Students gain a fun means of earning money to live the college lifestyle without the near poverty experience, usually associated with college life. The money can be used to supplement student loans. Companies gain perfected copy and the focused attention of a powerful demographic.
Since students are able to contribute to online organizations and earn over $2.00 per reported error, one can see why this is becoming popular. Since, students are able to earn cash right from their dorm room with nothing more than a computer and an Internet connection, college students are uniquely suited to earn while helping companies succeed without overloading their already hectic schedules.
There are educational benefits for students as well. As students compete they review real live business offerings and employ and reinforce the communication techniques they've enhanced during their years of school. Since students are required not only to report the errors, but to provide an optional solution as well, students learn how to steer clear of common mistakes once they deploy their own businesses strategies and websites.
Students also gain an opportunity to shine in front of prospective employers, as this is really a competition that allows students to display their grasp of the need for attention to detail, communication skills, and marketing skills.
"I believe that Texas A&M will do well in this contest." says Pete R. "Our student body tends to rise to challenges such as this."
Students learn to structure their proposals, and test the skills that they have acquired in the real world of business. Companies then agree or disagree with the suggestion. Money changes hands when the suggestion is valid.
The competition, educational benefits and school pride draws many students. The cash rewards of the contest draw even more. Students actually get a chance to make a difference online and stand out.
It is essentially an intelligence and dedication contest between schools and individuals. It requires maturity, intelligence, communication skills, marketing skills and a certain level of attention to detail. Students not only learn what businesses are doing wrong, they also gain understanding of what real companies are doing right. This provides invaluable insight into the business world.
Students are positively contributing to something that they use daily and companies seeking to market to the college demographic have an opportunity to gain the attention they seek.
All college students are welcomed. Some of the rivalries that are brewing in this new competition include:
Army vs. Navy, Florida State vs. Miami, Air Force vs. Colorado State, Akron vs. Kent, Akron vs. Youngstown St., Alabama vs. Tennessee, Alabama A&M vs. Alabama State, Alabama State vs. Tuskegee, Albion (MI) vs. Olivet (MI), Alcorn State vs. Jackson State, Amherst vs. Williams, Appalachian State vs. Western Carolina, Arizona vs. Arizona State, Arizona vs. New Mexico, Arkansas vs. LSU, Auburn vs. Georgia, Bethune-Cookman vs. Florida A&M, Boise State vs. Idaho, Boston College vs. Notre Dame, Bowling Green vs. Toledo, BYU vs. Utah, BYU vs. Utah State, California vs. Stanford, Cal-Davis vs. Cal-State Sacramento, Carleton College vs. St. Olaf, Central Michigan vs. Western Michigan, Cincinnati vs. Louisville, Cincinnati vs. Miami (OH), Citadel vs. VMI, Clemson vs. N.C. State, Clemson vs. South Carolina, Coast Guard. vs. Rensselar, Colorado vs. Colorado State, Colorado vs. Nebraska, Colorado State vs. Wyoming, Cornell vs. Pennsylvania, Cortland State vs. Ithaca, Dartmouth vs. Princeton, DePauw vs. Wabash, Dickinson vs. Franklin & Marshall, Dickinson vs. Gettysburg, Duke vs. North Carolina, East Carolina vs. N.C. State, Elizabeth City State vs. Norfolk State, Florida vs. Florida State, Florida vs. Georgia, Florida vs. Tennessee, Franklin College vs. Hanover College, Georgia vs. Georgia Tech, Grambling vs. Southern, Harvard vs. Yale, Hope vs. Kalamazoo, Houston vs. Rice, Idaho vs. Montana, Illinois vs. Northwestern, Illinois vs. Ohio State, Illinois vs. Purdue, Indiana vs. Kentucky, Indiana vs. Michigan State, Indiana vs. Purdue, Indiana (PA) vs. Slippery Rock, Iowa vs. Iowa State, Iowa vs. Minnesota, Iowa State vs. Missouri, Jackson State vs. Tennessee State, , Jackson State vs. Southern, Jacksonville State vs. Troy State, Juniata College vs. Susquehanna, Kansas vs. Kansas State, Kansas vs. Missouri, Kentucky vs. Louisville, Kentucky vs. Tennessee, Knox vs. Monmouth, Lafayette vs. Lehigh, Louisiana vs. McNeese State, LSU vs. Ole Miss, LSU vs. Tulane, Marshall vs. Ohio, Miami (FL) vs. Syracuse, Miami (OH) vs. Ohio, Michigan vs. Michigan State, Michigan vs. Minnesota, Michigan vs. Ohio State, Michigan State vs. Notre Dame, Michigan State vs. Penn State, Middle Tennessee State vs. Tennessee Tech, Minnesota vs. Wisconsin, Mississippi State vs. Ole Miss, Missouri vs. Nebraska, Missouri Southern State vs. Pittsburg State(KS), Montana vs. Montana St., Morehouse vs. Tuskegee, Nebraska vs. Oklahoma, Nevada vs. UNLV, Newberry (SC) vs. Presbyterian College (SC), New Mexico vs. New Mexico State, New Mexico vs. UTEP, New Mexico State vs. UTEP, North Carolina vs. North Carolina State, North Carolina A&T vs. North Carolina Central, North Dakota vs. North Dakota State, Northwestern State (LA) vs. Stephen F. Austin, Notre Dame vs. Purdue, Notre Dame vs. USC, Occidental vs. Pomona, Oklahoma vs. Texas, Oklahoma vs. Oklahoma State, Oregon vs. Oregon State, Pennsylvania vs. Princeton, Penn State vs. Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh vs. West Virginia, Prairie View A&M vs. Texas Southern, Rensselaer vs. Union, Rensselaer vs. Worcester Tech, Richmond vs. William & Mary, Samford vs. Troy State, SMU vs. TCU, Syracuse vs. West Virginia, Tennessee vs. Vanderbilt, Texas vs. Texas A&M, UCLA vs. USC, Utah vs. Utah State, Virginia vs. Virginia Tech, Virginia Tech vs. West Virginia, Washington vs. Washington State.
More students and non-students are joining this competition daily.