Did I Miss Out on a Bargain?

Posted on: November 18th, 2014 by carolyn

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I am updating my website before we port over the data to build the new site. A few months ago I was called by an agency and they offered me sweepstakes.com for $100K. I turned it down. Looks like I missed out on a real bargain as I discovered it’s for sale and the asking price has jumped to $1M – $2M!

Any takers?

GOOD LUCK!

BlissdomHeadshotsLR-37 squareCarolyn Wilman (aka @ContestQueen) is a Digital Marketing Strategist and Sweepstakes Specialist. Carolyn teaches others how to Find, Organize, Enter and Win giveaways along with working with companies to create, and viral market, winning promotions maximizing ROI and loyal customers.

Win a Grateful Life

Posted on: November 3rd, 2014 by carolyn

The Grateful LifeViva Editions contacted me and offered me a copy of The Grateful Life for me to review.  I said I would only review the book if they also offered one for my readers to win. (I wouldn’t be much of a Contest Queen if I didn’t give away prizes!)  I have been so busy with a multitude of projects (the biggest being finishing my own book!) that the title didn’t register in my psyche.

Only when it arrived, I opened up the package and took a good look at the book, did I find the entire thing ironic. I have been feeling ungrateful and wondering how to become grateful. It would seem the Universe has a sense of humor and dropped the answer right in my lap! It was nice to sit with a cuppa tea and start to read. Something I had not in a long time.

The book is divided up into 10 chapters, each focusing on a different aspect of gratitude. Covering topics such as;

  • How Gratitude and Intentional Behavior Move into Our Hearts,
  • A Serving of Thanks a Day Keeps the Doctor Away,
  • and The Secret to a Gratitude Makeover.

I really loved the four tips given on How To Bring More Gratitude Into Your Life:

  • Be grateful. Sounds obvious but we bring more gratitude into our lives by being grateful. Wherever gratitude goes, gratitude grows.
  • Desire to be grateful. It requires no special skill or talent, simply a genuine desire to open our hearts and be willing to change our perspective.
  • Share it. “If I look to my experience over the past year especially, my gratitude grew by sharing it with others, by connecting with others. It is one thing to be grateful in the silence of our own hearts, but gratitude takes on a whole new dimension when I give it a voice.”
  • Serve others. Put it into action by loving and serving others, and you will get past fear of what others may think of you and dare to be grateful.

I didn’t get a chance to finish the entire book before writing this review. Something to look forward to on another chilly weekend, under a throw and a hot cuppa tea.

This is your chance to win a copy of The Grateful Life, The Secret to Happiness and the Science of Contentment by Nina Lesowitz and Mary Beth Sammons

a Rafflecopter giveaway

SHORT RULES: Open to all of Canada and the U.S. Entries must be received via the Rafflecopter widget above (or on the Contest Queen blog). Ends at 12:00am on November 17th, 2014.

If you can’t wait to win it, you can buy it on Amazon.

DISCLAIMER: As per FTC requirements, I am required to disclose I was gifted a copy of the book by the publisher to promote this giveaway.

GOOD LUCK!

BlissdomHeadshotsLR-37 squareCarolyn Wilman (aka @ContestQueen) is a Digital Marketing Strategist and Sweepstakes Specialist. Carolyn teaches others how to Find, Organize, Enter and Win giveaways along with working with companies to create, and viral market, winning promotions maximizing ROI and loyal customers.

Think Like a Winner!

Posted on: October 17th, 2014 by carolyn

four leaf cloverThere is a reason I have entire chapter in each of my books called Attracting Luck. I believe you have to think like a winner and feel like a winner before you are.

As I participated in online forums, attended club meetings and met a multitude of sweepers, I noticed that some people seemed to win far more than others. What set those people apart? I realized there were seven traits and actions winners possessed and did. They: (more…)

Kawartha Lakes Mums Free Blogger Opportunity!

Posted on: August 16th, 2014 by carolyn

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The End of Facebook Contests?!

Posted on: August 8th, 2014 by carolyn

No Like required

Facebook is changing the way it runs its platform again. This time it has wide reaching ramifications for our hobby. Facebook is requiring all apps remove the requirement for a visitor to LIKE a page to interact with the organization.

Facebook bans incentivizing users to Like Pages, gives developers until November 5 to update apps

What does this mean for you?

It means companies will have even less reason to host a sweepstakes on Facebook. A major reason companies hold contests on Facebook is to increase their following and fan base.  If you remove the requirement to like their page, what incentive do companies have to hold a Facebook contest?

Many have already switched to timeline contests, attempting to increase organic engagement and reach, so they do not have to pay Facebook to boost posts. As most comprehensive marketing plans are set in motion at the beginning of a calendar year, we will not see a big drop until the beginning of 2015.

It is now more important than ever to become familiar with other social media channels and be prepared as sponsors shift their online marketing focus.

What platforms to learn:

  • Twitter
  • Pinterest
  • Instagram
  • and Google+

Stay tuned as I will be posting tips, tricks and tutorials on all of the above.

GOOD LUCK!

crw 0613 headshotCarolyn Wilman (aka @ContestQueen) is the author of You Can’t Win If You Don’t Enter. She teaches others how to find, organize, enter and win contests, sweepstakes and giveaways. To-date others have won over $1,000,000 using her Online Contesting System. With over twenty years experience as a Sweepstakes Management Consultant, Carolyn also helps companies create, and viral market, winning promotions maximizing ROI and loyal customers.


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