Third Lesson – Joining Giveaway’s ad Contributor
You should have subscribed to at least a couple of giveaway events and have some files in your folders. You should have also started compiling a list of gift ideas for when you are ready to start contributing to these events.
Now that you have learned the basics of how giveaway events work and you have started researching the ways that other marketers use these events to build big lists of subscribers it’s time for you to make your plan of attack.
You need to be fully prepared before you start joining events as a contributor. As we talked about in our last lesson you want to have everything set up and ready to go.
You will need:
– A gift to give
– An autoresponder system
– A series of email messages
– A domain and hosting account
– A squeeze page and download page.
Using the same methods as before go out and find giveaway events that are accepting contributors and start joining. You will come across some giveaways that are by invitation only and when this happens you can sometimes write to the event host and ask for one or find someone that is already a contributor and try to get an invitation from them.
But if you don’t get to contribute, join anyway and promote the event. This way you will be more likely to get an invitation to the next event. If it’s a big event that is hosted annually it will be worth the wait. You will find that once you join events you will start getting invitations to more.
At first it will be just fine for you to use the same gift in multiple events, but after a few you will want to incorporate others so that you can capture even more subscribers.
Once you join an event you will have to go through the process of submitting your gift to the giveaway and getting it approved by the host. That is why it is so important to have everything ready to go before you start contributing. Because most event hosts will test your links and download your product before they approve it.
Most of the time contributors will have the opportunity to upgrade in their position in the giveaway. If you can afford to upgrade then it is a very good idea to do so.
As a paying contributor, you will enjoy perks like getting your gift placed higher on the download pages, being included in email promotions, advertising rotations and not having to recruit as many subscribers to get your gift seen. If the price is reasonable, it is well worth it and it will help to build your list faster.
As we talked about in the last lesson you will be obligated to promote when the giveaway officially begins and you really want to send as many people as you can to the event. This will help your gift to remain in high standing for as long as the giveaway runs. Most last from 1 to 4 weeks and you will want to continue to promote until the end.
The event host will most likely have a series of ready to go promotional emails and graphics that you can use. You will also want to create your own and do your best to reach as many people as possible.
Every giveaway is a little bit different, but they all usually run off of a similar script, there are only about 3 or 4 out there. So, once you become accustomed to one, you will have no trouble with the others. After your first few events you will be able to develop your own system for submitting gifts, which will make the process much easier for you.
Don’t worry if at first you only gain a small number of subscribers. With each event you join you will be able to add more and more subscribers and use them to your advantage for future events.
Don’t forget your ultimate goal is to convert your new found subscribers in to long time customers, so treat them well.
Put together a few good gift packages, have a good system in place for contributing to giveaway events and have a huge list of happy subscribers and customers!
JV Partner Information
Fred Lotgering is a professional marketing consultant working from multiple locations around the world. He is also a successful internet network marketer dedicated to help others do the same! He is the owner of “LotCon” Biz Solutions. (“LotCon” comes from Lotgering Consultancy; LotCon is registered in the Netherlands).
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