We’ve all seen our fair share of Instagram giveaways! From big cash prizes to luxury items, they’re out there and we are all guilty of entering one or two from time to time! Since starting my Instagram back in April I have done three giveaways! I personally love to do them, and find it so fun to watch my followers go crazy. They are also a great way to interact with Brands and get people to your page! When first starting out that can be a hard thing to achieve, trust me!
I have done a bit of research, trial and error and thought I’d share with you what I’ve learnt!
Make Them Tag A Friend or Friends!
This tip is my go to! By making them tag a friend it is not only bringing more people to the giveaway, but your picture, your page and your name! You may not get every person who was tagged to follow you, but even if you get 5 followers for every 100 tagged thats growth with no effort made!
Don’t make it to good to be true!
These days there are so many giveaways going on that people start to question what’s legit or not! When you pass a giveaway with five thousand dollars cash, a two thousand dollar bag and some other unrealistic stuff you probably aren’t that likely to enter or think its legit! Sure there are those out there that enter every single one of these but are they followers you actually want?
Keep It Simple!
This is a huge tip that can make or break your giveaway! If people find it’s to complicated or it takes to much time to enter, they won’t enter! This means no traffic or engagement! Stick to short simple instructions, rules and what it takes to enter!
Keep Your Giveaway Timeline Short!
I learned this the hard way! If your giveaway timeline is too long people lose excitement and the interaction fades. Try to keep it bettwen 1 – 5 days long. I personally will now only do 3 days at the most! I have found people are often done entering by the 24 hour mark.
Make it something you’d enter!
This has been a huge helper for me! Always make sure to ask yourself ” would you enter this” before posting any giveaway! If you wouldn’t why would you expect anyone else too?
But before anything else make sure you know what you want to give away, who you want to attract, and what your end goal is. If you want to attract beauty addicts dont give away a soccer ball. If you want to gain email subscribers don’t ask them to follow you on instgram to win. It’s pretty simple and straight forward!
Giveaways can be a lot of work yes, but they are so worth it. Make sure to do what works best for you and your brand. Don’t be afraid to try new things and step out of the box! I’m alway here if you have any more questions or need help on your next or first giveaway!