How to run a Giveaway Using WordPress?
If you’re on social media a lot or browse other people’s websites, you’ve probably come across some pretty cool giveaways. And more than likely, the giveaways are going to be hosted using Rafflecopter. Rafflecopter is an amazing resource for anybody who wants to setup an easy and professional giveaway on their website. Whether you use WordPress or not, Rafflecopter works seamlessly.
Why do I need to run giveaways for?
Well you never have to run a giveaway, but giveaways are great for a variety of reasons.
- Its a great way to give back to your users
- It can help bring new users to your site
The first reason why you may want to run a giveaway is pretty simple. Your users have helped you to get you to where you are, so its nice to be able to give them back something in return. The second reason, however, may be a little harder to see. And the best way to see the potential giveaways can have is to see rafflecopter in action.
How to run a giveaway using Rafflecopter?
The first thing we’re going to do is head on over to Rafflecopter.com. From here, simply make a free account and select new giveaway. Everything from here is pretty straight forward, you have the option of selecting a prize and adding some pictures, but the cool thing about rafflecopter are the options it gives its users to earn points. Some of the ways your users can gain points or entries are to:
- Tweet a link
- Sign up for a Newsletter
- Like your Facebook Page
- Answer a questionaire
- Share the post to their friends!
Once you fill out the form, embedding your giveaway on your site is simple! You’ll be given an embed code, so just copy that, create a new post, open the text editor, and paste the code in! Simple as that 🙂
And as you can see the potential for gaining more followers, readers, and pretty much just increasing viewership is amazing. A small prize can potentially lead to some great results if you have the ability to target the right people.If you’ve ever used rafflecopter for a giveaway, let us know in the comments below!