Creating a Successful Social Media Giveaway Contest

Looking to create a contest in which you can give away a product or service? What about offering a discount to your best customers? Want to learn about some creative ways to start a contest or giveaway using your social media outlets?

Learn how to build links, increase traffic and create social engagement through contests and giveaways by reading this article "15 Steps for Creating a Successful Social Media Giveaway Contest" written by Marcela De Vivo. I have summarized the article into bullet points to save time, I highly recommend you read the entire article "15 Steps for Creating a Successful Social Media Giveaway Contest" on Jeff Bullas's blog.

1. Determine the goal of the giveaway
2. What will you be giving away, and how long will the contest run
3. Create your giveaway on Rafflecopter
4. Add the widget to your site and to Facebook
5. Establish benchmarks
6. Create an email announcing the giveaways to your email subscriber
7. Submit your giveaway
8. Reach out to giveaway bloggers to promote your giveaway
9. Determine promotions budget and track your outreach
10. Promote your giveaway on a daily basis
11. Email the giveaway entrants to encourage them to come back
12. Select your winner
13. Upload emails to your email list
14. Mail out the prize
15. Remove the widget from your site

Listen, me summarizing this article "15 Steps for Creating a Successful Social Media Giveaway Contest" does not really do it justice, my hope is that by you reading these bullet points, you will think differently next time you want to throw a contest or giveaway. Good luck, work smart, work hard and you will ultimately by successful.

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