Create a Contest for Your Blog

4-3-2014 7-39-31 AMEver thought about running a contest on your blog or social media site? Contests are great marketing tools! Here are a few things to consider.

Who is your audience?
Always know your audience, so that you tailor your message to that market.

What is the prize?
Be sure to specify the exact nature of the prize. Include a picture if possible.

How will people enter the contest?
Make it simple or they won’t bother. The easiest way is to ask them to leave a comment on your blog or Facebook page. You can aso ask that they email you.

How will the prize be awarded?
Will the prize be emailed, mailed, or hand delivered?

Offer additional entry options
Specify that people can only enter once. But those blog about your contest or share your contest on their social media sites get a SECOND entry!

When will the contest start and end?
Be sure to set a clear deadline.

Use an App to generate your contest
Try out Gleam for free

Day #3 A to Z Blogging Challenge

Click the link below to enter the Name the Book contest!

Name the Book

About Karen Y. Hamilton

Walt Whitman says about his autobiography, Specimen Days “…At any rate I obey my happy hour’s command, which seems curiously imperative. May-be, if don’t do anything else, I shall send out the most wayward, spontaneous, fragmentary book ever printed.” This is what I feel at this juncture of my life, the need to gather together memories of my ancestors as well as my own memories into some semblance of order. Because all of those fragments, all of the fragments that make up any life, become stories. I am the mother of three sons, who affectionately (I hope!) call me 'gypsy mom' because I tend to wander around a bit soaking in the universe's wonders. I am currently working towards an MFA in Creative Writing at Florida Atlantic University. I have published essays with Heritage Press, Florida Living, and the St. Pauls Review. I am currently working on a book of poems about the Florida Everglades pioneers and a memoir about grief and the bonds of friendship. I live in my hometown, Jupiter, Florida and work as a freelance writer and curriculum specialist.
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