Happy Monday night, friends! I have really loved these posts and getting to connect with everyone via Instagram. This is also a great time for me to share some Instagram tips! I’m excited to share another great tip with y’all tonight.
One of my favorite things lately has been Instagram Giveaways. They are great ways to connect with new IG profiles and the chance to either win a goodie or bless your followers/readers with one! You can look here and here to see two of the giveaways I have done before!
Here are a few quick tips on hosting a flash giveaway:
-Start with a product: This may be something you purchased to give your followers or you may have been given a product for the purposes of a flash giveaway. Depending on which of the two happened, that’ll shape the rest of your giveaway.
-Set rules: Decide who can enter and how they will gain entries. If the product was given to you, most likely you will want to include an entry as following the sponsor for the giveaway. Most of the time to enter I require the person to follow me, the sponsor, and like the photo. Liking the photo is pretty much the most sure way to know whether they’re actually entering the giveaway, because they could just happen to follow you on the day of the giveaway without meaning to enter!
-Define your timeline: Whether the giveaway will last 24 hours, a week, etc., you want to let people know that!
-Use a great photo of the product: In your photo, you want to make sure to show enough detail of the product to generate interest. Pretty photos in general attract more attention, but people want to know what they have the chance of winning, so show ’em!
-Random winner:?As with most giveaways, you want to draw the winner in a fair way. What I have normally done is type out each entry on a numbered list, normally using the persons username to be able to easily tell who wins. I do the likes first, then do the extra entries from referring other people.
-Be prompt:?After the giveaway is over, promptly contact the winner and get their shipping address. You may choose to add extra goodies to their happy mail but you do not have to. Just make sure to ship it out quickly.