I have finally been able to bring out the second part of my series which is putting prizes in your contest that are worth joining /blogging about. Since we already know how to create one that is easy to read and join, we can now start to brainstorm some of these prizes that will definitely draw attention.
There are three different types of prizes that a blogger can put inside of their contest. Low budget, Mid-budget and you guessed it, High Budget. Many different situations arise when obtaining prizes as some bloggers have been in the business longer, making money along the way. They can then use this to fund a contest which could present a problem for a newbie blogger that has just started out.
So in order to balance all three “classes” of contests, there will be a list for each. Without further adieu, here is prize ideas for any type of contest.
Lower Budget Prize Ideas
- Sidebar or banner advertising on your blog (Cost-Free).
- Blog/Website Reviews (Cost-Free).
- The “Overused” contest prize (Even we are guilty on that one) – Entrecard Credits (Cost-Free).
- Project Wonderful Accounts – You’d be surprised at what $5 can buy worth of advertising on that website ($1-15).
- Asking around fellow bloggers for prize donations: Reviews, Advertising, Cash? (Cost-Free).
- Life-Time Subscriptions to the $5 Theme Club @ Wpdesigner.com.
Mid-Budget Prize Ideas
- Cash Prizes ($10-100).
- Subscription To Seomoz.org – All about SEO which could be useful for bloggers.
- Magazine Subscriptions: PCWorld? Electronic Gaming Monthly? Or let the winner chose (Cost Varies).
- 1 Year Domain Name and/or Hosting (Varies By Host).
- Premium Blog Templates – Free of links to the creator and sponsors (Premium Theme “Revolution” – $99 for single use license, Cost Varies).
- Problogger’s Guide to Blogging “6 Figure Income” E-book (Cost: $29.95).
High Budget Prize Ideas
- 100-1000 Manual Directory Submissions (Varies by provider – Rough Estimate $99).
- Marketing Campaign guaranteeing the winner 500 ads on various websites and blogs for 1+ month(s).
- Yahoo Writeup & Director