Blog Contest are a great method to increase traffic to your blog, however, what should your giveaway? Following are Top 10 blog contest giveaway ideas that will make interest as well as entries without emptying your wallet.
1. Products Related to Your Blog
Depending on your blog niche or topic, there are most likely many types of prizes you can find or buy to giveaway in a blog contest. Prizes don’t have to be big to be attractive to your blog’s readers. Of course, while big prizes be likely to drive the most buzz as well as traffic, prizes that are related to your blog are likely to be most treasured by your loyal readers. In fact, prizes that are reliable with your blog niche or topic will draw the attention of new visitors or readers who are more likely to return and subscribe to your blog feed.
2. Products or Services from Companies
Sometimes companies make contact with bloggers as well as request product analysis. This is a great time to request a sample to suggest as a blog contest prize. Most companies welcome the additional publicity a contest brings. Additionally, don’t be afraid to reach out to companies that offer products related to your blog niche or topic that your readers or visitors would enjoy, and ask for a sample to offer as a blog contest prize.
The most awful that can happen is the company says no. Be certain to give blog traffic statistics when you make a sample request to show what a contest on your blog could mean to the company in terms of promotion.
There are books written regarding nearly every subject that bloggers write about. Think offering a book related to your blog’s niche or topic for your blog contest prize.
4. Your Experience
If you have an ability, knowledge or expertise that people would pay for such as blog reviewing, blog design, speaking, copywriting, consulting and so on, recommend those services as a blog contest prize. What comes simply to you might be a precious prize to someone else.
5. Get Crafty
Can you paint, sew, knit, build, or make some other craft or product that people might enjoy winning? If so, recommend a custom design or an item you already created as a blog contest prize.
6. Electronic Gift Certificates
Gift certificates are great blog contest prizes for the reason that people love to win money to spend at an admired store. Electronic gift documentations are great for you for the reason that you avoid paying shipping charges because the prize can be emailed directly to the winner.
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7. Advertising on Your Blog/websites
If your blog is popular as well as generates enough traffic and subscribers to build it attractive to advertisers, suggest advertising space as a prize for your blog contest. Other bloggers, as well as website owners, are likely to be very interested in winning free advertising.
People love money, so a blog contest with a cash prize is all the time popular. Think about signing up for PayPal and paying the winner via your PayPal account to avoid paying postage or sending an individual check or money order. If you make use of PayPal to deliver the prize, be sure to include a disclosure in the original contest post that tells people the prize will be sent via PayPal, as well as the winner will be responsible for any fees PayPal charges for him or her to receive along with accept the prize.
9. Guest Posting
If you write a popular blog with a well-mannered amount of monthly traffic, you can suggest guest posts as a blog contest prize. Think about offering your services to write a guest post on the winner’s blog or let the winner to write a guest post to show on your blog. Either way, the winner will increase exposure and traffic from the guest post.
10. Entrecard Credits
Entrecard is a popular social advertising website for bloggers who earn Entrecard Credits to pay for advertising space on other blogs. Think about joining Entrecard (if you’re not already a member) and offer the credits you earn as a blog contest prize. Additional Entrecard members will be very interested in this type of contest.
Some ideas have been taken from this post:http://weblogs.about.com/od/marketingablog/tp/BlogContestPrizes.htm