Email marketing works! Getting subscribers to sign-up for our marketing campaigns isn’t always easy. Fortunately a very effective means of gaining new subscribers is simple to implement and not prohibitively expensive. If you have something of value to give away such as a place on your next course, a free night at your B&B, a treatment at your spa or similar then just sign-up and configure one of the free giveaway (also called sweepstakes or competition) services listed below. You’ll soon have people subscribing to your Mailchimp or Constant Contact newsletter and sharing your competition on Facebook.
Rafflecopter is probably the best known of the sweepstakes services and has a great reputation. It’s really easy to setup and has good support. Although integration with Mailchimp and Constant Contact is simple, unfortunately a Premium account is needed for email list integration.
In Gleam,email list integration plans start at a reasonable $39 per month. With this Pro plan comes the ability to restrict the competition to a certain location. The Rewards module is great for encouraging people to share your content to unlock a reward. Best of all, Gleam is Australian 🙂
PromoSimple is the least costly of the four services listed for a plan with Mailchimp list integration. A number of people that have attended my Mailchimp training courses however have mentioned that they have found the support and usability of other services better.
Woobox is another widely used and known sweepstakes and giveaway service. Their list integration with Mailchimp is simple and Woobox is really easy to use. They also provide embed code for using in WordPress however I haven’t tried this integration.