Funny enough, I wrote a post for Emily on The Freckled Fox this week about “10 Mistakes Blogger’s Make“, and one of my tips was NOT to be a part of too many giveaways. I spoke too soon;) Here’s a little backstory. I’ve mentioned before how important sponsorship is for growing your blog. It is the best way to get your name out there and gain new readers. Call it advertising, some may even believe it is similar to buying readership, but I think of it more as promoting yourself and your blog. After all, sponsoring can only LEAD folks to your blog, you have to KEEP them there with your content. Sponsoring does cost money, and often the best spots are booked way ahead of times and cost a lot.
Finding good places to sponsor can be a challenge, it stinks when you spend your hard earned money and don’t get what you expect from it. I have been burned a time or too and was really discouraged by it, that is why every once in awhile I want to shout out the sponsorship opportunities that have worked for me and share the love a bit. Also, if you have any questions about who or how to sponsor, please feel free to email me, I’d love to help in any way I can.
Which brings me to the whole point of this post, the giveaway-palooza going on via my blog this month. I am sponsoring two blogs in February, a feature post and giveaway on The Freckled Fox and the giveaway only option on A Night Owl Blog. The former is a new sponsor opportunity for me and I couldn’t be more pleased. Emily is so nice and helpful and was open to my ideas for a post I wanted to write, AND chipped in her own money to add to a giveaway I wanted to do on her blog. Her feature post option is expensive, but she has the readership and page views to make it worth it. I have seen enormous growth from this sponsor spot and would recommend it for anyone looking for a great feature post opportunity on her blog. You can find her sponsor page HERE. I’m giving away a $75 gift card to Target on her blog that ends this Wednesday.
This is also my second (or third?) time sponsoring A Night Owl Blog via her Giveaway Option, and I have loved it. Kimberly is so helpful! She created a private Facebook page for those that have this sponsor option and is great with keeping up social media mentions with this. The giveaway is similar to the one I offer, her sponsors pool together for one gift card and I have seen amazing growth through this option, and find it is one of the cheapest ways to grow your blog that I’ve seen through sponsorship. I HIGHLY recommend. You can find her sponsor options HERE. Below you will also find the giveaway I am participating in, it’s for a $100 gift card to Target that starts today and runs for a week.
Lastly, my sponsors this month have pooled their money and are offering a $100 gift card to Nordstrom! You can find that giveaway HERE. Since starting this group giveaway option earlier this year, I have seen great growth in all the sponsors that participate each month. I keep track of the stats of each, and in January each person that signed up grew at least 50 readers in the week the giveaway was live, and I expect even more growth as my readership grows. Growth for my blog equals growth for your blog, right? I currently have four spots left for the March giveaway option spot, I would love to have you! You can sign up HERE and I will approve your spot March 1st and send you email details then for the giveaway.
Note: Since this giveaway option has been so popular and sells out consistently, March will be the last month I offer this option for $15, so get in while the price lasts;)
Thanks so much for putting up with my giveaway overload, I appreciate having you all around here and the love and support you send me daily via comments, emails and social media. Here’s hoping YOU get to win some gift card goodness;)
Welcome to the A Night Owl January Sponsor Giveaway!
Hi friends! Today the sponsors and friends of A Night Owl are joining up to bring you an amazing $100 Target Gift Card Giveaway! And we all KNOW you love Target, so what are you waiting for? Enter today via the Rafflecopter form below!
Open in the USA and Canada.
Ends at 11:59pm EST on Sunday, March 2nd, 2014.
a Rafflecopter giveawayTERMS & CONDITIONS: this giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents ages 18 and over and ends at 11:59pm EST on March 2nd, 2014. By entering you give the right to use your name and likeness. Number of entries received determines the odds of winning. Approximate retail value is $100.00. One winner will be selected. This is a giveaway sponsored as a group buy, which means the bloggers pooled their money together to purchase this product for you. All liabilities and responsibilities with product is directly responsible by Target. Winner will drawn by random.org from all verified entries, contacted by email provided, and announced on this page at the end of the contest. Winner has 48 hours to respond or prize will be redrawn. Entrant is responsible for the email address they provide, whether through typing it directly or through the Facebook entry method. A Night Owl is not responsible for lost or misdirected emails. All prizes will be awarded. No prize substitutions allowed. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook and we hereby release Facebook of any liability. Information is provided to A Night Owl, not to Facebook and your information is never sold or shared. Facebook and Target are not a sponsor of this giveaway. Prize is mailed or emailed directly by Kimberly Sneed of A Night Owl and requires confirmation of delivery. Protected tweets do not count as an entry method for tweeting. Tweets must come from a public account. Bloggers in this group giveaway and their immediate family members in their household cannot enter or win the giveaway. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law.