I really do wish that SH would take a re-look at the pricing and yet I know that it would drive business to those other sites and I think we’d all rather have the contests over here than any of the other sites. I never participate on any other platform anymore. They were a total waste of my time. SH has more business for a reason… and part of it is probably pricing. Keep in mind that CHs pay a lot more than $100 for a contest, too.
I will say, however, that unless I have a super great idea for $100 contest that is under 10 characters that comes to me easily, I don’t participate. When it starts being 8 characters or less, must have the word “fill in the blank” in it and must be a .com domain on a blue moon on a Sunday in the rain… I move on. Sometimes I get back to them, oftentimes I don’t, but I do TRY to get to them. But the CHs are told what to expect in terms of the number of entries for their price level.