Reed Floren is a “Mild-Mannered Young Minnesota Hotshot” according to The American Spectator Reed has been featured on the front page in numerous newspapers, magazines and in business books for his endeavors online.
Thank you for this opportunity to interview you.
First of all, can you tell me please something about yourself?
I’ve been marketing online since 1999 when I was 13. Now I’m 23 and consider myself a semi-retired internet marketer. I am best known for my JV brokering skills but also make a nice living off my products, hosting giveaway events, and speaking internationally.
How and why did you get into to the giveaway world?
The first giveaway I worked on was with Henry Gold and I helped out behind the scenes we did an event that brought in around 50,000 subscribers in about a month. Almost a year later I did my first giveaway event to build my list and I went from 0 people on my list to over 3,500 in 7 days.
What exactly are giveaway events?
Giveaway events are websites hosted by one or more individuals who invite people with products of their own and lists to market to who will contribute a product to be given away in exchange for building their list. It’s a win/win for everyone involved since the members of the giveaway can download thousands of dollars worth of products for free.
How can I benefit from a giveaway event as an event owner?
As a giveaway event owner you benefit that most because you can build a list of thousands of members in a very short time frame. In fact I have a service where I will setup and host a giveaway event for you and I will take care of all of the work. You can check that out here: http://www.giveawaylistbuilding.com it’s a guaranteed way of adding thousands of subscribers to your list.
How does a contributor benefit from such event?
A contributor benefits by adding dozens or sometimes hundreds if not thousands of subscribers to their list for free just by putting a product of their own in the giveaway and promoting the giveaway event to their list.
Tell me about your most successful giveaway event?
My most successful one with a partner was the one that Henry Gold and I did my personal best I built a list of over 18,000 subscribers in a week while helping my girlfriend at the time move.
What can you tell me about how NOT to run giveaway event?
You need to have the right contributors on board and you need to make sure they contribute quality products. Also remind them to promote and consider having a contest.
Can you explain how to best make your giveaway a successful one?
Invite the right people, make sure they promote and give them a reason to promote hard such as a contest.
People say that your list should be made of buyers. When you do a giveaway, what is your approach to convert your freebie members into buyers?
I typically make around $1 per subscriber per month so let’s say you want to earn $10,000 a month build a list of 10,000 subscribers. To turn some of my freebie seekers into customers I will promote low price products and I will promote products that cost well over $1,000 because I know that there are people at all ranges of the spectrum.
Do you think that giveaways have become too saturated in the marketplace?
No they have not as long as you have a track record for success with these like I do you’ll be able to run these. I think it’s very hard for someone to get started running a giveaway if nobody knows who they are unless they have someone else who is “known” in the industry.
How do you make your giveaway stand out and attract attention?
I pay immediately which helps and I have a good relationship with many marketers who like to promote giveaway events.