How to Run a Contest Using Twitter
by justin carlson on 09/23/2010
Promoting your business or product on Twitter can be fun and rewarding for both you and your customers, but how do you create a Twitter contest or giveaway? It turns out it's pretty easy because there are websites like http://www.tweetsw.in/ out there that handle everything for you. All you have to do is decide what you want to give away and how you can relate it to your business.
http://www.tweetswin.com allows users to create, host and run a Twitter contest, promotion, or giveaway. The site is free to use and works very well. Hosts create their listing and the site does the rest for them, it even picks a winner and lets the host see a report about their promotion. Giveaways are a great way to promote your brand. Twitter users that want to win contests can use this site to find them. http://www.tweetswin.com has several thousand active members who will see each promotion and promote it to millions of users within a day. Create, post and run a Twitter contest and see how easy it really is.
Promoting and gaining followers couldn't be easier with TweetsWin.comThe site has a very short and simple form to fill out, no sign in is required. Once you fill out the form you tweet a message to start your contest. You can watch the entries roll in and your followers increase throughout the process. Once the promotion ends a winner is automatically drawn for you to notify.
Suggestions for Custom Messages for RetweetingThe website packages a default message for you to start the contest, and for users to tweet to enter it. But it only needs the url to track with, so you can customize your own message and tweet it for others to pass on. The simplest and fastest giveaways are gift cards, and they're fairly easy to tie to any product. Instead of just saying "Retweet to win!" try saying something like "Win a (item) to use with your (product), Follow @tweethandle and R/T this to win!", linking the giveaway with your business can help ensure more interaction with your followers.
ExpectationsIt is not unusual for a well done promotion to gain 30 - 50 followers PER DAY. A contest that runs for a week may gain hundreds of new followers, and many of them will stick around when the promotion ends.
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