which Giveaway Events to go for?!

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Hey guys

I experimented with a giveaway event held by reed floren, and got a nice 11 subscribers from 10 mins work, with just one offer (i could have had 3) and I didn't subscribe either.

Obviously giveaway events work, but which ones should I join and upgrade to?

Anyone have any good resources/experiences??

Thanks

Si
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  • Profile picture of the author articlemaddness
    Hey Scadwal,
    In answer to your question?
    You can go "All" or specialize.
    Depends what market are you looking for?
    Graphics, IM ?
    What related Gift(s) do you offer?
    Are they Yours or re-cycled Gifts?

    I'm surprised your response rate was so low on sign-ups?

    If You can get IM involved with Scott Case, Reed Floren Or Rodger Hyatt then it is a win-win.


    Giveaways do work but you need to follow the steps.
    1-
    Pay the small charge and get text -ad's or any extras the giveaway is offering to help promote your Gift(s).

    2-
    Have page showing opt-in form plus why join + bonus gift(s) if they join.
    With button below "No thanks I will just take my gift".
    If your gift and bonus are in demand then U should get huge sign ups.

    I have had good results with most Gifts + giveaway events and Plan on opening my own Giftszone in Sept 2009

    Got the program From Scott Case at:
    Ultimate JV Giveaway Script
    Easy to set up.
    Best of luck
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  • Profile picture of the author Janet Sawyer
    Giveaways, used to be great for building your lists, in the "Oldways", now it seems if you don't send enough visitors, or you don't pay you get thrown away. (downgraded)
    Too bad, why, because, if you have a great product that you want to contribute, but you don't send enough visitors to the promotion you are booted and shooted.
    No matter how good your product is. It's all about the "money" "honey".

    Originally, giveaways were a great opportunity for people to come together and offer a lot of good gifts. They worked on a plain and simple basis. Contributors offer their product, got people to sign up to their lists, and additionally, the owner of the giveawy got more sign ups to his / her list.

    It seems like greed is the motivation now, send enough visitors and you get your product to stay, pay enough money and you get your product to be listed, might get the odd one or two or thirteen sign ups..... if you are lucky.

    For anyone who truely wants to go back to the old ways of giveaways, I'm with you.

    You can only sign up if you have a list of XXk to promote this giveaway to!!! What the ?? giveaways are to build your list, well at least they were..........

    Rant over!

    Thanks.
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    • Profile picture of the author allsuccess
      Originally Posted by Janet Sawyer View Post

      Giveaways, used to be great for building your lists, in the "Oldways", now it seems if you don't send enough visitors, or you don't pay you get thrown away. (downgraded)
      Too bad, why, because, if you have a great product that you want to contribute, but you don't send enough visitors to the promotion you are booted and shooted.
      No matter how good your product is. It's all about the "money" "honey".

      Originally, giveaways were a great opportunity for people to come together and offer a lot of good gifts. They worked on a plain and simple basis. Contributors offer their product, got people to sign up to their lists, and additionally, the owner of the giveawy got more sign ups to his / her list.

      It seems like greed is the motivation now, send enough visitors and you get your product to stay, pay enough money and you get your product to be listed, might get the odd one or two or thirteen sign ups..... if you are lucky.

      For anyone who truely wants to go back to the old ways of giveaways, I'm with you.

      You can only sign up if you have a list of XXk to promote this giveaway to!!! What the ?? giveaways are to build your list, well at least they were..........

      Rant over!

      Thanks.

      I couldn't agree more on this, Janet ! You have made the point very clear.

      However I would like to add , the giveaway we are talking about is open door that means anyone can join as a member as well as a JV. Rest follows as mentioned by Janet.

      On the other hand Closed door giveaway has certain parameters that needs to be followed. Like you must have xxx number of subscribers and the promotions should be twice/thrice a week and a final emails for the deadline etc. As only limited JV members are allowed to be participated and in most of the cases it is ensured that there are only high quality products. As a JV you are expected to pull in lot of members with upgrades and upsells so that you earn a handsome commission and new subscribers as well as the owner of the giveaway event.

      Hope this was of help.

      Thanks

      Amit
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    • Profile picture of the author Gregg Montgomery
      Originally Posted by Janet Sawyer View Post

      Giveaways, used to be great for building your lists, in the "Oldways", now it seems if you don't send enough visitors, or you don't pay you get thrown away. (downgraded)
      Too bad, why, because, if you have a great product that you want to contribute, but you don't send enough visitors to the promotion you are booted and shooted.
      No matter how good your product is. It's all about the "money" "honey".

      Originally, giveaways were a great opportunity for people to come together and offer a lot of good gifts. They worked on a plain and simple basis. Contributors offer their product, got people to sign up to their lists, and additionally, the owner of the giveawy got more sign ups to his / her list.

      It seems like greed is the motivation now, send enough visitors and you get your product to stay, pay enough money and you get your product to be listed, might get the odd one or two or thirteen sign ups..... if you are lucky.

      For anyone who truely wants to go back to the old ways of giveaways, I'm with you.

      You can only sign up if you have a list of XXk to promote this giveaway to!!! What the ?? giveaways are to build your list, well at least they were..........

      Rant over!

      Thanks.
      Could not agree more.

      I have a few and while I did get sign ups the numbers were on the low side, to my mind anyway.

      As a list building tactic they are great if you have a BIG list but if you are trying to get yours off the ground, well lets just say its slow.

      Pity.


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  • Profile picture of the author TheRichJerksNet
    Personally I find them a waste of time and energy.. Like you I decided to test and I joined about 7 of them in all...

    I created "Brand New" gifts not some reused junk given away 10,000 times. I created digital blueprints, graphics packs, and php script So I would cover a wide range in testing.

    Out of 7 in total I upgraded to 4 of them, the ads I got for upgrade had very few clicks. The OTO's I added would not even cover the cost of the 4 upgrades.

    I got maybe 125 subs with all 7 events and those was mostly from the Php Script I had given away.

    In all .. I tested and I am not impressed at all with the results. So personally to me I find them a huge waste of time. Through all 7 events I downloaded 1 gift as all the others was just reused junk that was given away over and over.

    The amount of time I put into all 7 events I could have built a site and sold the gifts I made and got more out of it..

    But as always - You should test this for yourself...

    James
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  • Profile picture of the author SolomonHuey
    I've had some very nice results with giveaway events, though I prefer to stick with the bigger ones so that it's worth my time.

    If you're starting out and know how to earn a lot of points (I.E. get referrals), then it's a nice way to start building a list quickly and for very little cost.

    Solomon Huey
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    • Profile picture of the author TheRichJerksNet
      Originally Posted by articlemaddness View Post

      I have joined a group:
      xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Joint Venture Social Network
      (free to join)
      I set up a Blog for comments about Giveaway events
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      Join the Giveaway event group at xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx for at for more insights.
      Hope this helps
      Mike
      So you drag this thread up from the grave just to post affiliate links and do self promotion ....??

      James
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  • Profile picture of the author kayfrank
    I am just looking at this as I want things to give to my list. One thing I am would like to know is what of the terms of use for the things you are given? Can you give them away yourself?

    I have emailed one person but got no response. Can anyone here give me some idea?

    Thanks
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    • Profile picture of the author Caragui
      Originally Posted by kayfrank View Post

      I am just looking at this as I want things to give to my list. One thing I am would like to know is what of the terms of use for the things you are given? Can you give them away yourself?

      I have emailed one person but got no response. Can anyone here give me some idea?

      Thanks
      Hi Kay...nice seeing you here.

      You need to check the rights that come with whatever you receive. It could be PLR, MRR or MR.

      I wouldn't recommend turning around and giving away what you yourself received even if you have giveaway rights. Chances are the product or report would have gone the rounds and many people have seen it.

      The best way is to buy new PLR material and brand it yourself before giving it away. Or the best is to create something yourself.
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      • Profile picture of the author kayfrank
        Hi there!

        Yes I agree with you about PLR. I was thinking more in terms of software giveaways. I couldn't see any TOS in the site I checked. Maybe that is a sign that I shouldn't get anything from there!

        I had a dream last night and woke up with an idea for my own product :-) It will take a lot of work......
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  • Profile picture of the author jendg
    hi, anyone has a list for giveaway events where we can join as contributor? thanks
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