How to Get Paid Software for Free
So, you really need a piece of paid software, but you can’t or don’t want to pay for it. That’s a scenario that many people face today. Well, the good news is that you can get plenty of software for free . I’m not talking about cracked software or anything illegal and potentially dangerous – this way to get free software is perfectly legal, so it won’t get you into trouble.
The answer to getting paid software for free is giveaways. Contrary to what you might think, software companies do give away license codes for their programs for free. Doing that is great promotion and it doesn’t cost the companies a penny because software licenses can be generated with a simple click.
How to Find Software Giveaways
Software giveaways are pretty easy to find. The first thing you should do when you start looking for a giveaway of a program you need is visit GiveawayOfTheDay.com. It’s a great website that provides licenses to paid software programs daily. Each day there’s a new program offered for free, so make sure you check back often.
If you can’t find the program you’re looking for on Give Away Of The Day, then turn to Google and do a search with “[name of software] giveaway” without the quote marks. Make sure you click on Search Tools and set the date range to Past Week. This will make Google display only the most recent giveaways that are still accepting entries. For example, I’ve just found a cool System Mechanic 12 giveaway using Google search.
Remember that most software giveaways are run by bloggers who want to attract new readers and social media followers. So, if you want the blogger to seriously consider you as a giveaway winner, you will need to promote the giveaway post by Facebook and Twitter and also leave a meaningful comment. If your comment says something like “Count me in!”, most likely you will not be considered.
As you can see, it’s pretty easy to get paid software for free. All you need to do is find the right giveaways and get lucky.