I have a giveaway on my blog… now what?
I pretty much think that's what I said when I ran my first giveaway last December, I didn't have a clue. While we have some great tips on how to give stylish giveways, like announcing/twitter/facebook trifecta for your giveaway, finding threads to announce in forums (IFB has a giveaway thread… don't just show up on a forum you never posted and announce it there, it may not have a nice effect… but we'll always love you).
Lovely IFB member, Grechen (of grechen's closet among other grechen sites) launched free!grechen last year in response to the growing trend of blog giveaways. Like many sweepstakes and contest blogs, free!grechen takes submissions, however free!grechen specializes in fashion related giveaways, and works with many members of our community, therefore increasing the chance that you'll attract more new traffic that's more likely to stay than from a more general aggregated contest site that doesn't specialize in fashion. I've used free!grechen for all of my giveaways and they have brought new traffic, though I'd like to see it grow, and the site has a lot of potential as a resource for the fashion blog community.
In addition to free!grechen there are several other contest sites that also bring in traffic, here's a few:
- Contest Girl (recommended by Grechen herself, brings in great traffic)
- CashNet Sweeps (also recommended by Grechen)
- Sweeties Sweeps (has nice tips like how to WIN sweepstakes)
- Tip Junkie
What sites do you submit your giveaway contests to?