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8 Ideas For A Blog Contest Prize

| October 1, 2012 More

Nowadays, many people are running blog contests as a strategy for increasing web traffic and user engagement. One of the main considerations when setting up a blog contest is what kind of prizes to offer. Here are 8 ideas for a blog contest prize

The following are some great ideas for blog contest prizes.

1. Services or products from companies

At times, a company might contact you and ask for a product review. In such a case, take the opportunity to ask for a sample which can be given away as a blog contest prize. You could also consider getting in touch with companies which offer products your readers would appreciate, and request for a sample. Make sure you offer your blog traffic statistics to show how the company will benefit in terms of brand exposure and promotion.

2. Products related to your blog

Think of the many different prizes you could give away that are related to your blog’s niche. The more valuable the prize, the more traffic and buzz it will generate. However, the prizes don’t have to be expensive or large to capture the readers’ attention.

3.  Your expertise

Do you possess any skill, talent or knowledge in areas such as blog design, consulting, blog reviewing, speaking or copywriting? You could consider offering such services as blog contest giveaways.

4. Books

Numerous books have been written about a wide range of subjects which your readers would be interested in. Therefore, a book relevant to your blog would make a great blog contest prize.

5. Electronic gift certificates

Many people would love to win cash and spend it at their discretion. Therefore, a gift certificate would be ideal as a blog contest prize. Since the prize is sent directly to the winner, you don’t have to incur any shipping charges.

6. Money

Blog contest which offer monetary rewards are usually very popular. To avoid sending money orders or personal checks, you could consider paying the winner through online systems such as PayPal. Make sure your original post explains how the prize will be sent. Winners should be ready to incur charges when accepting and receiving the prize.

7. Advertising on your blog

If your blog has a good number of subscribers and attracts significant traffic, you could offer free advertising as a blog contest prize. Most website owners and bloggers would be very interested in such an offer.

8. Guest posts

If your blog receives a lot of traffic every month, you could consider offering guest posts as prizes for your blog contest. By having a guest post published on your blog, the winner gets the chance to drive significant traffic to their own blog.

Charles is a professional blogger who usually writes about blogging tips and internet marketing. He is currently writing for Flash templates.

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Kori is the editor and owner of Netchunks, a premier blog about Webmaster and Blogging Tips. She intends to make the web a friendlier place by sharing info and articles which will help other webmasters and bloggers to become successful online.

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  1. John smith says:

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  2. Carl

    For sure blogging offer a lot of freedom. There can be different types of posts and it is not always necessary to be text content.

  3. Lakhyajyoti says:

    Thanks for sharing your ideas. Hope your post will help me to choose a best prize for my upcoming contest.
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  4. Kal

    Certainly not bad ideas, however from my experience, I have see that usually people want cash, software and books doesn’t really grab bloggers attention.
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  5. Felicia says:

    Electronic gift certificates are probably the next best prize that can be offered next to tangible items. Sometimes, desirable downloadable software with free registered serial keys is enough to increase a blog’s traffic.
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  6. Isabell

    Good ideas! Thanks! I will take advantage of your tips and maybe offer my users advertising on my blog.
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  7. Jasmine says:

    Good ideas. These ideas will be great especially for bloggers who are thinking to organize contests.

    For my web hosting blog, I have run a few contests successfully. The prizes are related to my blog, such as free web hosting accounts and free e-commerce packs.
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  8. Hi Kori, 8 steps you described are good and very true. Any blogger must keep those steps in their mind and they surely are gonna win prize !!

  9. jimi ellis

    Guess what?
    I’m looking for a prize idea to kick start traffic to my new site!
    Then guess what?
    I come accross this page and site!
    Thanks so much Kori :)
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  10. Ben

    Great ideas, we were thinking of doing something similar for our bsuinesses!

  11. Ben

    Great ideas, we were thinking of doing something similar for our businesses!

  12. Veer Modi

    Hello Charles,

    A good list of blog contest prizes. I think Cash money, advertising on popular blog and products related to your blog can attract more visitors to participate in blog contest.

    Thanks. :-)
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  13. Victoria from Intersog Mobile

    Great list, was recently thinking about a new contest and think these prizes are among the best ideas. I can add only e-books – your own are the best idea and subscription or payed online courses. But of course the most important thing is that your targeted audience should be interested in your prize
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  14. Aaron says:

    Nice web page. These are some good ideas, but there nothing better than good ole’ cash.
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  16. Mickey M says:

    I’ve often wondered about the best incentives – If it means a loss for your company, you’ve really got to do it right, and this article has helped! So thanks very much!


  17. It always needs to be something relevant to what you do, i have found! Or else you’ll be generating interest in what you do for the wrong reasons…

  18. Philip A.

    Hi Kory,

    Yeah a blog contest is a great way to build a loyal readership, and make people come to your blog again and again. Ebook contests are great, also offering themes works great.

    Thank you for sharing this information, enjoy your weekend.

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  19. sachin says:

    thanks for the tips.. do you think giving away guest posts is a good idea ? instead people would prefer paid posts for free.
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  20. Nice game says:

    This collection is very effective for money earning person.

  21. Lauren says:

    Hello netchunks,
    I appreciate & Its “Books” point well There are books written about nearly every subject that bloggers write about but on another site Consider offering a book related to your blog’s topic for your blog contest prize.

  22. Yogesh Mandge

    Thanks Nice Idea I m thinking Of making A Contest For My Blog And Your This Post Help Me A Lot I Was Little Confused Of Offering Contest prize Thanks For Such A valuabale Post
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  23. nice your site thanks for sharing love you all teme good work keep it up

  24. priya says:

    Really very nice and helpful tips , I do not own blog but I can have a contest on my site. Thanks
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