Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Letting the Giveaways Come To YOU: Facebook Edition

In the hustle and bustle these days, who could find time to enter all the giveaways, sweepstakes, and contests out there?  Not only that, but what about the time it takes to FIND them in the first place? 

Well, look no further, kind readers!  This post will enlighten you to the fine art of cherry picking contests and giveaways that sound good to you, dangled right in front of your eye.  Even better, entering is only a retweet, post, or mouse click away. 

Think of it like this...why waste all your time looking?  Let them come to you.  In fact, I think it's so important, I'll make this the first rule of mine...Let them come to you! (keep saying it over and over, like a mantra.)

This is the first in an ongoing series, so keep looking for this sort of insight for services like Twitter and RSS readers.  Indispensable tools for getting some prizes! 

Facebook: Not just for high school friends anymore

I know you have it, the Facebook profile.  It's fun for keeping up with family and old school friends, but did you know it could be made into a streamlined giveaway machine?  Oh yes!

What I found to be best was to make a new Facebook profile that was separate from your personal one.  This new profile will be streamlined and fresh, bursting at the seams with oodles of opportunities for YOU to win some cool stuff!

The next step will be to find some sweepstakes, contests, or giveaways.  Some of these will offer extra entries (remember to READ THE RULES!!), so keep an eye out for that.  The bonus?  You get more entries now, plus a front row seat for future contests and giveaways. 

As you find more friends and like-minded individuals on Facebook, you can enter contests that they are entering in.  There are also some Facebook applications that run giveaways.  You can gain more entries in these by tweeting, posting on your wall, and even playing games.

What I've been finding so far is that variety is the best way.  I can't say that Facebook has been a #1 entry point for contests for me...yet.  I believe like any well-tended garden, Facebook will be a spot where you can let the giveaway come to YOU instead of you having to search for them. 

So tell me, what is YOUR favorite part about utilizing Facebook for your giveaway fix?

1 comment:

  1. I love how easy Facebook is to enter contests. Like you mentioned, you can see contests that other people enter and follow those. Nice tool!