Blog contests are giveaways that are offered in blogs. Simple, right?
What Are Blogs?
The word "blog" derives from the phrase "web log." Originally, they were little more than online diaries. Today, however, many businesses use blogs to promote their products and many individuals earn good livings by running popular blogs. Topics include childrearing, movie critiques, news and current events, cooking, reviews of the latest gadgets, and much more. There are even wildly successful blogs about how to blog. And many of these bloggers run contests to help promote their companies.
Blogs can also be incorporated into larger websites. For example, the About.com Sweepstakes Blog can be found on the front page of the About.com Contests site.
Every day, more and more blogs are being started. Blogging is quick to set up, easy to do, and can bring in a good income with very low risk to an entrepreneur.
What Do Blogs Have to Do with Sweepstakes?
Blogs and sweepstakes make a great partnership. Bloggers can use sweepstakes to generate "buzz" and encourage people to visit and even link back to their sites. Sponsors can use the blogs as a low-cost way to spread the word about their company.
Because blog contests provide so many benefits to the bloggers themselves and to sweepstakes sponsors, they are quickly catching on as one of the most popular new forms of giveaways.
How Do You Enter Blog Contests?Most blog contests let you enter by posting a comment on the blog post that promotes the sweepstakes. Some blogs offer an entry form, whereas others require you to make a post about the contest on your own blog.
Do you want to give blog contests a shot? See Where to Find Blog Contests to find current blog contests to enter.
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