Giveaway is one of the most effective methods for gaining more audience for your blog or social media or to create a better engagement with your audience. But mostly giveaway seems to be expensive and that is the reason why a lot of content creators think that they can’t afford to run a giveaway in their blog or social media page.
So let’s break this myth and see in detail how exactly you can host a giveaway on your blog or social media.
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So gifting something to your audience make them feel more engaged with you and somehow contributes to building a much strong and dedicated following. Most of the big YouTube channels and Blogs host giveaways quite often and that is how they keep on gaining more and more audience.
Firstly you need to make this thing clear that you don’t always need to giveaway an I phone or an I Pad. But you can have something that makes your audience feel more attached to you and keep them close to you. So, let’s directly consider our budget to be 0$ and now see how to host a giveaway:
1. Check your own inventory for the giveaway:
Find out some cool things that you have but you aren’t really using them:
Many times we have some great stuff with us which either we don’t use anymore or it’s just an extra in your house. Look for such things in your house and figure out if it is in a condition that it can be gifted to someone else. If the answer is yes then go ahead host a giveaway of that thing.
One of the examples I’ve seen is that a blogger recently hosted a giveaway of a guitar which he had for the last 5 years but wasn’t using it. So he gave that guitar to one of his subscribers. Another example we saw was of a give away of a skull candy headphone that a blogger had but wasn’t using.
2. Not exactly 0 but a mini-budget giveaway:
A tight budget or even the smallest budget can bring massive changes. If you can make a budget of like simply a hundred to five hundred bucks then also you can have some awesome stuff to give away to your audience. There are many custom gifts sellers online who sell customized gifts such as diaries, pens and coffee mugs which can be really a good idea for a giveaway. It will bring double benefits for you as you’ll be closely engaging with your audience because of the giveaway and at the same time you’ll be giving away things that promote your Blog or Social Media account because the personalized gift will have your brand name and your social media handle name so it can be a win-win situation as you’ll be promoting yourself.
3. Approach brands for sponsorship to get giveaway goodies:
It’s commonly seen that blogs or social media accounts with less audience doesn’t get anything from brands but this is just another myth. We recently hosted a small photography competition in our locality and we asked brands like Domino’s to sponsor us. Even the event hardly had 50-60 entries we still got the sponsorship from Domino’s. The sponsorship covered the winner’s prize which was no cash prize but some Domino’s discount coupons. So if you convince brands to sponsor you then it becomes much easier to host a giveaway.
Do not ask for any such thing which you know you can’t get because these things are risky for your blog/social media reputation. For example, if you know that you don’t have such big following that Apple can give you I phone to giveaway then never ask for it. Simply ask any food or clothes brands for their discount coupons and you’ll get it or approach any movie booking website for some free movie tickets
Have you ever tried to approach a brand for any sponsorship?
Click on the link below and a sponsorship letter template which you can use to approach any brand you like.
The template is tried and tested on many brands.
Above mentioned strategies are worth trying and will surely give you the desired results. Like and share this article if it helped you.
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