Webmaster Forum

Go Back   Webmaster Forum > Web Development > Blogging Forum

Blogging Forum Discuss general blogging issues here - design, integration, posting, trackbacks, ETC. Also discuss blogs you like.


Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Share |
  #1  
Old 02-27-2016, 04:34 PM
DigitalAlien's Avatar
DigitalAlien DigitalAlien is offline
v7n Mentor
 
Join Date: 10-11-09
Posts: 2,301
iTrader: 0 / 0%
What Free Stuff Do You Give To Your Readers?

I'm a pretty big fan of using freebies to generate traffic to my blogs.

There's a few different ways I generate traffic with this, but it really just depends on the niche. For example, I may make people post a comment to get the free giveaway, make them subscribe to my newsletter, etc.

But a lot of the time I just make a post about something free because it gets shared a lot on social media when people see it. And that brings traffic to my other posts.

For example, I'm currently writing a blog post about Execute Hosting to give away up to 12 months of free hosting: [link drop removed]

Every now and then I find cool offers like this that I can blog about, but they seem hard to find. I found Execute Hosting through a newsletter I'm subscribed to and that's how I find most of these companies, but that only happens about once per month.

Has anyone composed a list of a lot of companies that let bloggers run special deals like this? (the niche doesn't really matter to me)
 

Advertisement

Advertisement

  #2  
Old 03-07-2016, 12:55 PM
bean bean is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: 02-15-16
Posts: 11
iTrader: 0 / 0%
I give everything for free. I mean, in my niche (IM) what I "sell" is knowledge, so I try not to sell knowledge and to give it for free.

The money is coming when tools are involved, for tools I get affiliate commision.
 
  #3  
Old 03-09-2016, 05:35 AM
Peter Stavrou Peter Stavrou is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: 02-27-16
Posts: 16
iTrader: 0 / 0%
I give a lot of knowledge for free though I do have some training videos and resources that I give for free only if they subscribe to my mailing list.
 
  #4  
Old 03-13-2016, 02:01 PM
snakeair snakeair is offline
Super Moderator - Rest in Peace 2018
 
Join Date: 12-31-07
Location: Medford, NJ
Posts: 54,771
iTrader: 3 / 100%
I'm actually in a position where I could give people premium genesis framework themes for free. The only problem is that they have to buy the framework first and that I'm unable to give away free.

I'm a pro plus member there and get all old themes, new ones and 3rd party themes they add to there marketplace for free for life.

Still I have not been able to create a blog page to give free themes away like this because there is 1 catch and it'll cost the person money upfront. I scrapped this Idea years ago.

I do have a very well known bloggers e-book for getting started in affiliate marketing with actual tools of the trade people want but no one will explain in details about this. Lot's of things people completely miss that's so easy to do.

I'm unable to give it away for free. I'm not the type of guy to do things unethical online. I respect this dude and his rules for purchasing the e-book.



Usually if you are a top earner or top referrer for a affiliate program, they may allow you to create special codes to give discounts as in first month free or half off...etc

Why don't you create your own e-book about a topic you are an expert in and have tons of tons of knowledge to write about. Insert a few affiliate links in the e-book along with your blog URL and give it away for free if someone subscribes to your blog.

With social media accounts when you get close to a milestone for number of followers, give the e-book away to that person who broke the milestone.
 
  #5  
Old 04-26-2016, 01:05 PM
Bloggedup Bloggedup is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: 04-26-16
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 16
iTrader: 0 / 0%
I also am curious about the best way to acquire traffic through give-aways. Social media is better to get them to follow with, or email ?
 
  #6  
Old 04-29-2016, 05:54 PM
snakeair snakeair is offline
Super Moderator - Rest in Peace 2018
 
Join Date: 12-31-07
Location: Medford, NJ
Posts: 54,771
iTrader: 3 / 100%
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bloggedup View Post
I also am curious about the best way to acquire traffic through give-aways. Social media is better to get them to follow with, or email ?
Do both.

Any social media account you have, I am sure you have more then 1 follower so use all of them and mention to your follower to share/retweet the post to there followers.

This is also a good read:

http://bloggerjet.com/contest-giveaways-traffic/
 
  #7  
Old 05-25-2016, 12:00 PM
alecwell's Avatar
alecwell alecwell is offline
Contributing Member
 
Join Date: 05-13-16
Location: Walnut Creek
Posts: 70
iTrader: 0 / 0%
I've created a couple of hour long soundboard songs to listen to while working or studying that I give to my blog visitors for subscribing.
 
Go Back   Webmaster Forum > Web Development > Blogging Forum

Closed Thread


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Want to give away free stuff... Linkbeasts V7N Forum Support 6 07-25-2009 01:18 PM
Win Free Stuff (DVDs & movie stuff) Julie Forum Lobby 0 04-30-2007 07:31 PM
Give stuff away in exhange for a banner! Johan007 Marketing Forum 6 08-13-2006 04:10 PM


V7N Network
Get exposure! V7N I Love Photography V7N SEO Blog V7N Directory


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:57 PM.
Powered by vBulletin
Copyright 2000-2014 Jelsoft Enterprises Limited.
Copyright © 2003 - 2018 VIX-WomensForum LLC