How to run Gleam giveaways

14 Responses

  1. Anette_Halbestunde says:

    How can I choose/set a correct choice/answer in that questions widget?

  2. mibtp says:

    I have used both Gleam and Rafflecopter. I love the look of Gleam – looks more inviting, colorful and professional. However, after the contest is over, they HIDE THE EMAILS AND NAMES FROM YOU. YOU HAVE TO PAY THEM AT LEAST $39 TO GET IT. You’re able to download a useless csv list with hidden values.

    If that was made clear up front, I would have never used them.

    Raffecopter isn’t as nice an interface, but their free version allows you to download a csv file with the entrants names and emails for FREE.

    • This is definitely the main problem for most bloggers using free Gleam – but for most giveaways, all you actually need is the winner’s email address. If you want to collect data then yes, use Rafflecopter – but be clear to the entrants that they’re opting in for further communication!

    • Christine Dillon says:

      so I found out. As my only reason for running it was to grow my membership/newsletter list – that was really irritating. I will try Rafflecopter next time. My first trial was not a success with only 15 people entering in a 3 week period.

  3. Kristie says:

    How do I make it so that users don’t have to input email address – even after they sign up with social media?

  4. CJ WILLIAMS says:

    Thank you for this post, definitely going to check it out!

  5. Ting says:

    Thank you for this article. It’s very helpful!
    Ting

  6. Helen says:

    Thank you – this is an easy to use guide to Gleam – going to give it a whirl on my next giveaway!

  7. MummyVsWork says:

    Thanks Di, I’m giving this a go over the rafflecopter and will let you know how I find it!

  8. Looks like something I’ll be checking out next time I host a giveaway! Thanks for sharing this x

  9. Hey Di, many thanks for this kind writeup. I was only expecting you to give us a mention on your podcast, not a full writeup so we’re super chuffed 🙂

  1. 08/06/2015

    […] The Do’s and Don’ts of Blog Giveaways hosted by Di Coke. She was an engaging speaker full of great tips and advice. She has not only done a round-up on the competitions that are in our BritMums goody bag but has also given advice on how to use the new Gleam competition widget. […]

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