Blog Spotlight | Super Coupon Girl
Today I would like to welcome Beeb from Super Coupon Girl. I had a chance to learn more about her blog and here’s what she had to say…
Please tell me about yourself.
My name is Beeb Ashcroft, and I’m a freelance journalist who lives on the north Oregon coast with my fiance, Jai. I was born in London, England, and moved to the US in 1989.
Please tell me about your blog.
Super Coupon Girl is a frugal living website dedicated to sharing my adventures in shopping and helping everyone learn how to save money. Contest Corner is devoted to bringing readers the best giveaways on the net!
How long have you been blogging?
How did you get started?
When I first started clipping coupons, a lot of people didn’t understand what I was doing, and thought I was wasting my time. I knew that if they could just see what I was buying and how little it cost me, they would realize how worthwhile it was. So I started posting photos of my shopping trips on Blogger, just for fun and that’s how Super Coupon Girl was born. It quickly started gaining attention, and soon I had readers from all over the world!
My second blog, Contest Corner, sprang from my hobby of entering sweepstakes. It started as a simple listing of contests, and soon grew into a platform for me to connect with readers on a larger scale. I’ve written music & product reviews throughout my career, so it made perfect sense to begin sharing them through this new medium, as well as hosting my own fun giveaways alongside them.
What kinds of products do you feature on your blog?
Anything that I think will be of interest to my audience!
What was your favourite giveaway?
That’s a tough choice! I love giving out prizes; it makes me happy to see my readers excited, and I think I can especially appreciate it, being a Sweeper myself! One of my favourites recently was a giveaway for my aunt’s handmade bracelet line (http://www.contest-corner.com/inspirational-bracelets-dogg/), because she puts such care into making them!
Who does your blog appeal to?
Super Coupon Girl appeals to anyone who wants to save money whether you”re a casual coupon user or a hardcore savings shopper. Contest Corner will appeal to anyone who loves sweepstakes!
What direction do you see your blog going in the future?
Continuing to grow, expand, and deliver great content for my loyal readers!
What is the biggest challenge you have faced so far with your blog?
Moving my websites from Blogger to WordPress. It was an extremely time intensive, stressful process, but well worth it!
What do you love about blogging?
Sharing my writing through this avenue has been so rewarding and fun. Being able to connect with my readers this way is wonderful!
Do you have a blogging pet peeve?
Do you have any advice for the readers entering your giveaway? newbie review bloggers?
My advice to readers entering my giveaways would be simply to read the rules and have fun! I would also recommend that anyone entering giveaways check their SPAM filter regularly, just in case you win and the notification email gets routed into the SPAM folder by mistake!
I wrote an article about throwing sponsored parties that includes some advice for new bloggers wishing to review products: http://www.supercoupongirl.com/how-to-throw-a-sponsored-party/
Tell me some of your favourite blogs that you read.
There are so many great ones! Some of my favorites include Money Saving Mom (http://www.moneysavingmom.com), Common Sense With Money (http://www.commonsensewithmoney.com/), JANE4girls $800 Annual Budget For A Family of 4 (http://jane4girls800dollarannualbudget.blogspot.com/), Deal Seeking Mom (http://www.dealseekingmom.com), Frugal Living Online (http://www.frugallivingnw.com/)…hmm, I’m seeing a theme here!
How can people find you?
Contest Corner Facebook Fan Page (http://www.facebook.com/contestcorner)
Super Coupon Girl Facebook Fan Page (http://www.facebook.com/supercoupongirl)