So, here’s my step-by-step guide to contributing to a giveaway event.

DOMAIN NAME REGISTRATION

If you haven’t already done so, you will need to register a domain name (preferably www(dot)yourname(dot)com) and build your own Wordpress Blog. Whilst this isn’t essential for contributing to a giveaway, you will need a blog if you’re serious about forging a career in the Internet Marketing niche.

If you have any doubts about getting your own web-site or blog then I’m sorry, but a career in Internet Marketing is probably not for you.

We won’t discuss building your blog or web-site in this article but what I would say is use Namecheap to register the domain URL and Hostgator as its host.

Namecheap costs around $9.69 per domain, per year and is just about the cheapest there is. Plus you can easily find a discount voucher of $0.88 if you know where to look…

“Wow! 88 cents”

No it’s not a lot but would soon add up if you were to buy multiple domains.

Enter “Namecheap coupon” followed by the current month and year and Mother Google will find your discount code for you.

If you need assistance in setting up you blog then do as I did and follow Tommy McLaughlin’s Blog Set Up Tutorials

DOMAIN NAME HOSTING

I use Hostgator and have absolutely no complaints with their service. I signed up with their “Baby Croc” package, which costs around $90 for the year, which allows for the hosting of unlimited domains for the year.

Hostgator are quite simply the industry leader when it comes to domain hosting and their customer service is second to none. I have used their live one-on-one chat facility on 3 occasions now and have been completely satisfied on each occasion.

A 20% discount is available right now by entering the coupon code, “TOPHOST”. If this doesn’t work by the way then ask Mother Google for help as there usually is a discount coupon available.

CHANGE DNS

“Change what Cliff?”

So you’ve got your domain and hosting sorted. But because you’ve used 2 different companies in this process, you will need to change Namecheap’s Domain Name Servers (DNS) over to Hostgator’s.

If you click on the link at the bottom of this article you will find the way to a great tutorial video about changing DNS.

AUTORESPONDER SERVICE

You’re getting close now to starting to build your very own list of subscribers. An autoresponder is a vital resource for you to manage the details of your list.

Look no further than AWeber who are the best at what they do. Again, their service isn’t free but it’s hard to imagine being a professional Internet Marketer without an effective autoresponder.

AWeber costs around $16 per month and the first month is only $1

PRODUCT FOR GIVEAWAY

You’re very close now, just hold on a bit more. You now need a product for the giveaway so that you can start listbuilding.

If you haven’t got your own product, there are plenty of free and low cost eBooks available to use on the internet. Look for products with MRR (Master Resale Rights) or PLR (Private Label Rights).

If you decide to get your own product, then take your time finding it, as there is a lot of rubbish out there.

CREATE SQUEEZE & DOWNLOAD VIDEOS

Follow the link below to view Paul Hoopers brilliant video on this subject. Paul is a former student of Alex Jeffreys.

So there it is…your very own guide to contributing to a giveaway event. Don’t get bogged down by it and just take action. More importantly, enjoy it!

Living in London with his wife & two sons, Cliff Truss is a self proclaimed “Internet Marketing Puppy” and is currently concentrating on building his very own list of subscribers. Visit his blog at http://clifftruss.com and for more information on giveaway events visit this page. You are welcome to reproduce this article for your own benefit as long as it remains completely intact.

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