I have been running giveaways on Fashion and Style Police for years and I love doing them. It is a blogging tip I picked up in the early days and I am glad I did. Running giveaways is my way of giving back to my readers. It feels great to give back to people who read my blog on a daily basis. It also allows me obey the law of giving. The prizes I offer vary from cheap to average prices, and sometimes luxury items. It all depends on whether I am working with a brand or funding the giveaway by myself.
I know some bloggers are against running giveaways. They believe it doesn’t do your blog any favours and all that. I disagree. Here are a few reasons why you should run blog giveaways if you are not doing so already –
It introduces you to new readers/subscribers
Giveaways introduce your blog to new readers who may end up subscribing for real and reading every blog post. I have met and come to know many readers online thanks to running a giveaway. If you feel like your blog needs to be read by more people and you want some new subscribers, try hosting a giveaway. The results may surprise you.
Running giveaways allows me obey The Law of Giving
If you know me well enough, you would know I am a very spiritual person. I believe in certain Laws of Success, and The Law of Giving is one of them. For those who are not familiar with this law, here’s a brief description of what it is all about –
The act of giving has to be joyful. The frame of mind has to be one in which you feel joy in the very act of giving. Each time I meet someone I will silently wish them laughter, joy and happiness. I will give something to everyone I come in contact with. Be it a card, flower, gift, compliment or silent prayer.
The Law of Giving for me encourages me to run more and more giveaways, regardless of the price tag. As long as I am giving away joyfully, I fulfil that law in a way and it works wonders for me.
More traffic on the blog
Running giveaways brings a good number of traffic to my blog, which is amazing of course. If done properly, giveaways can take your blog views to dizzying heights. Just another reason to host them if you are not doing so already.
I could go on and on about the amazing benefits of running giveaways. The benefits are too numerous to mention. I am glad I started this in the early days and I plan to carry on hosting giveaways on this blog. The benefits are just so amazing not to, and if you run the giveaways properly, using the right prizes for your blog, you could take your little corner on the big wide web to a whole new level.
Speaking of giveaways, do make sure you enter my current giveaway to win an Apple Watch Band by JORD.
Also, I have been nominated in the 2019 Brilliance in Blogging Awards by Britmums. I am in the Lifestyle Category and I would love to win. You can vote for me here. Thanking you!