Have you ever thought about running a sweepstakes or giveaway for your readers but don’t want to have to use Facebook as the platform? Then let me introduce you to a new platform that allows you to run sweepstakes and giveaways from your blog … called “Rafflecopter.”
Rafflecopter is a cool little widget that allows you to plan and launch giveaways to engage your readers, build your fan base and expand your reach. And it is so simple to use!
How does it Work?
All you have to do is set up an account at Rafflecopter (it’s free) http://www.rafflecopter.com/, and then design your giveaway.
Choose what you want to give away – tickets to your upcoming event, a collection of books, a tablet, the choice is yours.
Define the parameters of the contest. You can require they leave a blog comment, “Like” your Facebook page, subscribe to your blog feed or send a tweet about your giveaway.
Pick a time frame for the contest. When do you want it to start and how long do you want it to run?
Then, simply copy and paste the code onto your website or blog post. When it is over, the widget will collect all of the names and pick the winner for you. You can also build your list by exporting the entrant’s information into an Excel spreadsheet or CSV file to import into Aweber, 1SC, Infusionsoft or whatever list building system you use.
The process is simple to set up, encourages engagement on your site and helps expand your online reach. It just may be worth a try!
If you have questions or need help setting up a cool sweepstakes or giveaway using Rafflecopter … or want to talk about other great ways to engage your readers, build your fan base and expand your reach, just let us know. Our online support specialists are standing by
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