Internet marketing giveaways are popular today. They offer several advantages to the giver and the receiver.
The receiver gets a chance to get products that they can use for free. An obvious benefit. To do so they need to give their email address and agree to accept additional email messages. The good part of this is that they can cancel that agreement at anytime. So it’s possible to grab your free gifts and immediately cancel future emails.
The givers benefit, because if you grab one of their gifts on how to market your business using article marketing, they can assume you have a business and are at least a little interested in article marketing. They will then likely send you information on article marketing including opportunities to acquire paid for products in that niche.
This is generally a win win arrangement.
Most Giveaways also offer products for sale, and often you have to scroll to the bottom of an initial offer or two to find the “no Thanks, let me in Button.” This may fool a few first timers, and is something of a problem from my point of view. Don’t get miffed that you went to a free site and they offered you something to buy. Scroll down. The link to get in is usually near the bottom of the page. Revenues from these ads and upgrade options for both contributors and gift seekers are one of the benefits the giveaway organizers is after. Different sharing arrangements are used in different events.
They also build their lists fast with these events. A few new software programs have hit the market recently to run these giveaway events and they are popping up everywhere.
For new gift seekers, a word of caution. Scroll through these events but resist the urge to garb too many items. Like a holiday meal, its easy to have bigger eyes than stomach. While free, each of the items takes time to read and use if its to be of any value to you. Your are better off to try one or two. Similar products are likely to be offered at another event in a few weeks. So take your time, and then use what you select.
This blog tries to monitor the various events for both contributors and anyone who wants to take advantage of these events. Scroll down to my recent posts to get a heads up on current and coming events.