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Giveaways are one of absolute favorite ways to grow my email list!
They’re fun, enticing for my audience, and they’re extremely effective (like one of the most effective ways) for growing your email list.
It is a bit of a cost up front, but in the end those leads may 100% be worth the cost that you put up front.
For my most successful giveaway, I got over 300 new subscribers to my email list in just one week, by using “viral giveaway” software.
More specifically Kingsumo, which has paid and free options.
Let’s jump in and take a look at what a giveaway is and how to set one up!
what is a viral giveaway
A viral giveaway means that you turn your audience into a sharing army! You give them a great reason to share out your giveaway, and they’ll do it!
Most professional and service based websites have something like this.
Think Airbnb, Ebates, and Groupon, which have bonuses (often like 5-10$) that you get every time someone signs up with your link!
A viral giveaway works the same way!
You give someone a reward (usually more entries, not usually actual cash lol) for sharing out the link for your giveaway, and that 1 person, has now become 2,3,5 or even 10 people! And those 10 people become 10 more people and so on!!!
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how to set up a viral giveaway with kingsumo
To set up a giveaway with Kingsumo you have a paid option or a free option.
The free option, which is pictured below, is pretty awesome! It has a lot of customizable features and is great if you’re trying to grow your social media account.
But the free option DOES NOT create a unique link for every person that signs up.
They would just get extra entries for sharing out the giveaway, but they don’t get their own link to track to signs up through them.
With the free option you can give people more entries for liking your Facebook page, watching a Youtube video or more.
It doesn’t have the sme “virality” as the paid option but it’s still pretty effective!
If you’re in it to win it, or more importantly, have the financial means to pay for the full software I highly recommend it.
The benefits are that:
It has more potential to truly go viral
Each person gets a unique link to track who signs up through them
Therefore they’re much more likely to give personal recommendations & reach out to people they know might actually want it
If you do purchase it you get a plugin to install to your wordpress site. Here’s what it looks like inside my wordpress Kingsumo giveaways plugin:
As you can see from one little giveaway I generated a bunch of new leads!! Happy dance
You can set everything up inside the plugin including the title, dates, contest rules, and you can even add in your own photos.
Once it’s all set up it will look something like this:
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final thoughts about giveaways
I’m currently about to run a new giveaway with two other bloggers, with the same viral option! I can’t wait to see how far it goes.
So later on I will update this post with more information.
In the meantime if you have any questions at all about running a viral giveaway pop them into the comments section below!
Thanks for reading.
Tell us in the comments sections below…what questions do you have about running a giveaway?