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Anyone use those giveaway events to build a list?

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  1. Techxan

    Techxan Elite Member

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    I get these invitations all the time, and have a few hundred gigs of PLR so creating a product to give away will be easy. I tired it a few times with out buying an enhanced ad and really had no results.

    Does anyone else this method successfully to grow a mailing list?

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    Couldn't find an e-mail list marketing category, so I posted in the lounge. Feel free to move iit as needed.
     
  2. mointernet

    mointernet Regular Member

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    where do you get the invites? Do you also need to send leads from your own list to the giveaways?
     
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    james344 Newbie

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    People do grow their list with giveaways,
    especially the promoters.

    The giveaways act as a large ad swap.
    The amount of opt ins and their quality
    do vary from giveaway to giveaway.

    You can also have private giveaways
    with 5 partners each agreeing to send
    50 clicks or so from their list.

    Expect a large percentage of complaints
    on your list if you build them with
    large giveaway events.

    My 2 cents.
     
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    I had two contests and have a total of over 100k entries. And I still can't figure out how to get all the email addys out to add to a mailing list without opening each email one by one. Sorry to hijack your thread, but it reminded me of my problem.
     
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    There must be a difference between
    the contest you ran and the usual
    giveaway that people are always
    inviting you to join in your inbox.

    There seems to be two main script programs
    that people run to have giveaway events.
    Both of them require the jv or regular
    member enter their email address before
    seeing the area with the gifts. So their addresses
    are opted into a auto responder.

    Note what I mean by 'jv' is someone who joins
    the event, adds a gift, and sends traffic
    to the giveaway opt in page. What I mean
    by 'regular member' is someone who just
    joins the event and then opts in to each
    gift's squeeze page individually to get
    the ebook, wp themes, video, etc.
     
  6. Techxan

    Techxan Elite Member

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    James344,

    I know how it all works, I am trying to find out if it is worthwhile it to set up an auto responder and gifts to participate in these events.
     
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    BHopkins Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    You can give away something cheap like an iPod shuffle for $49 + shipping and people will do just about anything. I've done exactly that in the past as a link building method and it worked well.
     
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    I would say it is only worth while if you participate
    in a giveaway held by big names. Buy the upgrade.
    Refurbish a PLR report -- meaning get new cover made
    and at least re title. Max out number of gifts. Also
    create a oto and setup text links.

    If you can win the contest held, then it definitely is
    worth your time.