Hello everybody! I'm a book blogger about to host my very first giveaway over on my blog and would love some advice. What do you think everyone should know about hosting a giveaway? What do you wish you'd known before you hosted your first? How do you promote your giveaways? What other tips/tricks can you suggest?
Giveaways are easier than you think. They are pretty straight-forward. I've done about 60 of them so far and love it. Just figure out what you are going to give away. Then decide on entries. Advertise. Pick winners. :)
Things I wish I had known:
- Use Rafflecopter! Great invention. Free and easy!
- Advertise everywhere. Facebook, giveaway linkys, twitter, forums, etc.
- Make sure to be up front about how long the winner has to respond - you don't want to have to pick a replacement winner and then hear back from the original one a week later.
That's all I can think of. Have fun! Feel free to check out any of my giveaways if you'd like.
Thanks for the advice, Jennifer. Where are some good places to advertise giveaways?
www.frugalityisfree.com - they do a Thursday book giveaway linky
www.moneysavingmom.com - they do it on mon or tuesday
www.tightwadinutah.com - running list of giveaways with less than 200 entries (posted 7 days before end date)
there is a facebook group for book giveaways - you can search for it