Giveaways can be a great way to draw traffic to your blog
and potentially find new readers. However, unless you’re independently wealthy, you’ll likely want to find
others to sponsor your giveaways because running giveaways if you supply the
prize can get expensive, quickly!
If you’re new to running giveaways, here are some places you
can look to begin offering giveaways.
Offer one yourself.
In the beginning, just to get momentum going, you may want to sponsor
your own giveaway. You could pay for the
item out-of-pocket, but there are other ways to keep costs low. My favorite way is to get a free gift card
from my credit card rewards program and offer that as my giveaway prize.
Once you begin offering giveaways, companies will take
notice. They’ll begin e-mailing you and
asking if you’d like to work with them on a review and giveaway. Do the best work you can on these because
other companies will look at your giveaway posts before asking you if you would
like to work with them. This can create
a positive domino effect—the more great reviews and giveaways you offer, the
more offers you will get from companies to do reviews and giveaways.