I was reading over my RSS Feed when I came across an interesting post from the make money blog of bloggernoob.com. It was rather simple to enter, as all you need to do is post a comment with a valid email he can contact you with and you have a chance at winning! How easy is that?
The prizes are a 4gb Ipod Nano that plays videos and music, a 2gb USB pen, a Flip video camera, and a $50 American Express Card. These sound like some pretty expensive gifts that are worth a shot. With a RSS subscriber count of only 306 readers you have a pretty good shot at getting your hands on one of these.
Another way to enter is by posting a link to the contest post, on your blog. This gets into a lesson I started getting into awhile ago. What makes a contest worth entering, and what makes one worth leaving alone for some other lucky winner?
The blogger almost always gets the better end of the deal. Obviously you are giving them a free advertising post on your blog if you do what I’m doing. Depending upon your blog, that could potentially be a $40 or more investment into a contest. For me it’s probably valued at about $10.00-$20.00, which the potential outcome being valued at around $350 worth of prizes. Which brings me to the prizes. Half of the time the prizes are donated in the first place. So the blogger only has to give away the prizes. The company that donated the prizes gains minimal exposure, even less if the company is unrelated to the blog niche. So the blogger gains money by receiving free backlinks, RSS Subscribers, advertisement posts, and all around excitement on their blog.
Who really wins? The blogger wins the biggest prize. That prize being exactly what I stated above. Then of course there are the winners who receive the prizes. What contests should you avoid? The ones that are requiring a big effort into signing up. If you are required to make a post on your blog about it, depending upon the prizes, you may not want to irritate your readers with another post for your contest entry.
In the end it all comes down to. What are you required to do to sign up and is the prize of the contest even worth what you are getting. If selling a post on your blog earns you $40, then why enter a contest where the best prize you could get is $40. You probably see the logic here.
This is a good, easy contest to enter. Check it out.