Has anyone tried this idea? A friend of mine recently told me about how she enters tons of online sweepstakes to get free stuff. There are websites online that list the sweepstakes for her to enter. She visits the link, follows the direction on screen to enter. I checked out the website and it seems like there are alot of blogs offering these sweepstakes. They claim to be giving away gift cards, clothes, ipods, ipads and virtually every other item you can think of. That got me thinking. Seems like it would be a good idea to create a sweepstakes on your blog and then try to get it included in these sweepstakes directories. People using the site would find the link, and want to enter the sweepstakes to get whatever item is being offered. Might be a way to get a decent amount of traffic and make some money from PPC ads. When the sweepstakes ends, just announce a fake winner to make it look legit. Thoughts on this idea? Seems like it would be worth a shot. EDIT: Oh yeah, there is also a site software called rafflecopter that allows visitors to enter the sweepstakes by doing certain things. For example, they could like your facebook page for 1 entry or subscribe to your youtube channel for another. That might be another way to get free facebook likes + youtube subs.