The latest poll showed there are roughly 3 million bloggers around the world, yet when I mention I’m a blogger to many friends and family they sometimes give me a puzzled look. Although blogging began as more of an online journal to some, blogging has become a way of life for many stay at home Moms & Dads. The power of our online voice has become recognized by hundreds of companies who work with bloggers to gain advertisement of their products through product reviews and campaigns.
Almost weekly I get questions from “non blogging” friends who want to know how to enter the awesome giveaways on my site. So I’ve decided to write-up a “Blog Giveaway How To” post for you all:
*Warning-you do NOT need to be a blogger to enter and win
1. Visit my blog My Boys and Their Toys and look on the right sidebar under Current Giveaways or you can click the Giveaways Tab at the top of the blog.
2. Choose the Giveaway you’d like to read about and enter by clicking the title or selecting “read more” located at the bottom of the post. After reading through my amazingly well written review scroll down to where it says “Giveaway Time”.
3. I currently use Rafflecopter as my giveaway form (which makes is super simple-Yay). Sign in using facebook or your email. Then at the tab that says “enter to win” you will see a button that says +1 Do It. Click the button that says Do It and follow the step to enter, then click ENTER. *My first entry is typically a simple entry*
4. Once you complete the mandatory entry it will open up the additional entries available for the giveaway. Other giveaway entries include: following my blog on twitter & facebook, following the company/sponsor on facebook & twitter, tweeting, liking the post on facebook, signing up for my blog emails, etc. All of these are OPTIONAL and only help you have a better chance at winning the giveaway prize.
5. That’s about it! Once you’ve completed the mandatory entry and any optional entries, you’re entered to win! All giveaways run for 2-3 weeks and you are welcome to return each day to gain and extra entry by tweeting daily. Once the giveaway is complete, a random winner is drawn and contacted via the email provided upon entering the form on rafflecopter. The winner has 48 hours to respond or another winner is chosen.
I hope this post has helped answer any questions you may have about entering blog giveaways. All giveaways are mailed directly from the sponsor/company free of charge.
Good luck and happy winning! 🙂