Contests and giveaways are some of the easiest and most powerful ways that bloggers can drive traffic and engagement around a topic. However, it's not always the easiest thing to do successfully. While there are many key components needed for a successful giveaway - such as great prizing, easy entries, clear directions etc. Perhaps the most important way to ensure that you get entries is to promote the sweepstakes properly.
What are car brands looking for when they loan a car to a blogger? This is a question that I get on a fairly regular basis from the bloggers that I talk with. While many of us have been privileged to work with an auto brand at least once, it can often seem like a mystery of what they are looking for. Most importantly, the question of "did I do it right?" never gets asked or answered directly. Instead, it's typically a situation where you get asked back again or not. To help shed some light on this topic, I approached a group of my favorite automotive brands to get their feedback on the topic. These include: Toyota, Hyundai, Mazda, FCA (parent company of Fiat, Chrysler, Jeep, and Dodge), and Honda.
We're back from CES along with our friends at ManTripping.com and ConsumerQueen.com and like always it was a whirlwind of activity. We saw amazing Smart Home Innovations, Drones, VR, and everything across the spectrum that will make your lives easier and more enjoyable in 2017. Now we want to share some of our favorite products and trends with you during this Twitter Party sponsored by C+A Global, an innovative company that's bringing some great product with innovative features at great prices that everyone can afford.
Imagine having a car company dropping off a new vehicle for you to drive every week. Most people are stuck with one car for five years but you get something new a couple times a month ranging from a two-seater sports car to a top-of-the-line SUV to a pickup truck or even a family sedan and drive it for a few days or even a week. All you have to do in return is write about your experiences candidly and thoughtfully, sharing a few pictures of the vehicle on social media too. Does this sound too good to be true?
How many of you have tried to grow your Twitter account to no avail? I have been blogging for 9 years and in that time I have found that Twitter by far was the best platform for social media engagement for my blog. Over the years I had tried numerous strategies to work on trying to build my Twitter numbers but only saw incremental increases. Just as some of you may have felt, for me this was frustrating and somewhat defeating.