Organizing contests is a sure way to attract visitors who otherwise might not have had a chance to find out about your blog. It is a quite effective way to become popular in the blogosphere. Of course, organizing contests is not that easy as it requires a lot of planning. I would like to share with you some ideas that may help you organize a contest of your own:
-If your blog has a relatively high Page Rank, you can offer your readers a backlink from your site. Ask the participants to create a post discussing your contest, and promise everyone a backlink just for participating. You may choose to give a free copy of a book to further encourage more people to participate. It is always beneficial to have more links to one’s website, and this contest is a sure way to obtain more backlinks.
-Tell your readers you will pay $2 to the first 10 people who will review your eBook. Ask them to download your eBook, publish a review of your eBook on their blog, and leave a comment with the link to their review. Even if you are not an author of an eBook, why not become one? Writing an eBook does not have to be as difficult as you think. All you need is an interesting idea and dedication.
There are many interesting contest ideas and ultimately the choice what kind of contest to organize will be up to you. Many popular blogs organize contests so you may learn a lot by observing other blogs.