Hosting a contest is a great way to build your blog mailing list. However, most bloggers do it incorrectly and as a result, they don’t get the large amounts of entries they were hoping for. To properly run a list building promotion with a contest, you will need a nice prize, an appealing contest page, an easy way to enter, a way to track entries, and a viral element.
Most bloggers can come up with a nice prize. Just choose a hot item, like the new Apple iPad, and you’ll have people tripping over themselves to enter. Where most marketers trip up is with the other elements of the promotion. This is where my friend Travis Ketchum comes in. Travis has created a new WordPress plugin that allows you to set up a contest with just a few clicks of the mouse.
Contest Domination – The Easiest Way To Run Contest On WordPress
Contest Domination is the best tool I’ve used to quickly build my mailing list with contests. The plugin allows me to create great-looking contest pages, has seamless integration with Aweber and other email services, and offers an awesome viral element that will get the people who entered your contest to spread the word for you.
Explode Your List with a Viral Contest
By far the best feature of Contest Domination is the Viral element. The plugin encourages people to share your contest with their friends on social networks like Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. It does this by offering additional entries for sharing your contest.
New subscribers are given their own tracking links that they use to share your contest. They earn an additional entry for every new person referred. The plugin tracks all the entries, and subscribers can see how many entries they have in realtime. This viral element can easily explode your list to levels you never dreamed possible.
When the contest is over, The built-in logic can pick the winner(s) for you. Contest Domination is the most complete list building and contest plugin that you will ever use. Download it today and explore your list.