As a relatively new blogger I have learned that one of the absolutely BEST ways to get my name out there is to sponsor blogs and participate in group giveaways. And it’s ridiculously easy to do. You put a little money into a pot, the host blogger organizes everything, and you get new followers. See? Easy. But not all group giveaways are the same. Here are a few things I look for.
… how often does the host blog host giveaways? This is important to me because as a reader if a particular blog has too many giveaways I tend to skip over them. I want to sponsor a blog that hosts them fairly regularly to the point where readers know to expect it, but not so often that it becomes annoying.
… how successful were past group giveaways? I try to look at recent giveaways the host blogger has had and see how many entries they’ve had in the giveaway. My most successful giveaway to date is this one where I had over 1100 entries!
… what is my money buying? What is being given away? How many entries do I get? How often will the host blog advertise the giveaway? Will I be given html to post to my own blog for the giveaway? To me all these questions fall under what am I paying for. I want to know that I agree with the item being given away, that I am getting the amount of entries I feel I should for what I’m paying, and that the host is going to mention the giveaway more than once on her blog. As a host blogger I try to add the giveaway rafflecopter widget to the bottom of posts every day until the giveaway ends. I also send the participants the html and encourage them to add it to their blog posts. Ask some of my past giveaway participants and they’ll tell you how many annoying emails they get from me 😉
Which leads me to…
I have openings for a group giveaway spot for February 26! For a $15 buy in plus money towards Paypal cash or a gift card your blog WILL grow! Trust me on this. I’ve seen it happen! But wait, there’s more! You can also choose the BOGO group giveaway option and get more for your money! For $15 you are part of two months of group giveaways! I don’t know about you but I like to jump on a good deal when I see one! Not only will you be participating in an awesome giveaway, you’ll also get an ad on my sidebar! To purchase click here (or scroll down) and select the group giveaway option of your choosing. Get in on this quickly! (In order to have time to organize February’s giveaway the cut off date to participate is February 23. If you purchase past this date or are not one of the first people to purchase, I will wait to approve your ad spot so it begins in March).