Online contests and sweepstakes are a simple and effective way for your small business to increase brand visibility while introducing new users to your products and services. Facebook is undoubtedly the most common social media platform to run contests, but your company can also run successful giveaways on Pinterest, Google+, Twitter and of course, your blog.
Here at DigitalSherpa, we often run online campaigns and contests for our small business clientele and know a thing or two about ensuring their success. One insider secret to increasing their popularity is posting the contest or giveaway on high trafficked sweepstakes websites. My coworkers Emily Baggett and Ashley Nix were gracious enough to share with me their top picks for just such websites, so I thought I'd return the favor and share them with our readers.
One quick note: these sweepstakes sites work great for brands with a national, broad target audience. They are a certainly an effective way to quickly gain numerous entries to general contests, but if you have a very local and audience specific company, these websites make not be the best use of your time.
With that being said, here are 15 awesome sweepstakes websites you can submit your contest on to greatly enhance your the number of your contest entries and overall online presence!
1. Contest Bee
3. Contest Girl
4. Sweeps U
12. Contest Alley
13. Sandys Realm
14. Contests For Mom
A successful online contest is a great way to achieve your small businesses goals in social media. One successful online sweepstakes can give you the same ROI as numerous pieces of content, which will save your brand time in the long run. We know time-saving is invaluable for small business owners, so please take advantage of this list during your next online contest! And if you aren't sure what type of online giveaway to run, no worries, our article on What Type Of Contest Is Best For My Business is perfect for you!
Do you have any great tips or tricks for a more successful online sweepstakes? Please share them in the comment box below!