Thursday, January 29, 2009

What Should the Big One Be?

As most of you know, I have a giveaway site.

"What kind of crap are you trying to pull, lady?" I'm sure is what some of you are wondering. I'll tell you in a minute.

Every Monday, I give something away. Yes, I actually send something out in the mail that I paid for with my (I mean my husband's) own money to someone I don't know and have never met nor will ever meet.

I need your help in coming up with ideas for the giveaways in March. I try to keep the Monday giveaways under $30 and the big giveaway at the end of the month under $300 (budget constraints). The big one for February is the Nintendo Wii. Thank goodness I found one. We went all over town for a week and no one had them and I was getting a bit nervous.

The big giveaway has to appeal to everyone. My first one was a Coach Purse. I paid $300 bucks for it, but it was not a hit. It only appealed to half the population, which was not a good idea if your goal is to get page hits.

I was thinking maybe this camera. I got this camera for Christmas and I love it. It retails for about $250, so it keeps me in my budget.

Even I can take good pictures with it and I suck. When my son gets ahold of it (see Lulu's slide show), it absolutely Sings!! The question is, will this camera appeal to a large number of people? I know it will appeal to bloggers, but what about the general public who is online searching for free stuff to win? Since that is where most of my traffic comes from, I need to appeal to those people.

The Crap I am Trying to Pull

My dream is to get enough page hits and a high enough page ranking that I can get advertisers to pay for the items I am giving away. I can then give away bigger, more expensive items, more often...yippee!

I can't tell you how much fun it is to get an excited email back from someone after I have told them that they have won something. I would love it if I could do this forever. Can you imagine? I mean, who wouldn't love giving away prizes worth thousands? That is my dream...I guess I'm a Ty Pennington, Ed McMahon wannabe.

So, if you have any idea what the world wants...please let me know. Or, you could just let me know what you would want.


  1. Dude, ppl didn't like a COACH PURSE?!?!!?!?

  2. Becky wants... I MEAN THE WORLD want that really nice camera! Very cool!

  3. I think the camera is a GREAT idea! What a blessing to be able to have such great give-aways. All I can do is the handmade stuff, which is great, but not a huge hit.

    I'm off to check out your giveaway site!

    Stay warm!

  4. I will check it out too. Morgan beat me by 5 points! I think we are back to school tomorrow.


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