Hosting a giveaway is something every blogger has to think about when planning a blog strategy. Will you be a blogger that hosts giveaways, participates in giveaways, or doesn’t take part in them at all? I had heard a lot of good things about group giveaways so I joined a few. The response was pretty awesome. I felt like I made some great blogger connections and gained a good amount of new followers.
After testing with joining group giveaways I decided to be brave and host my own! I’m going to give you a breakdown of everything I did so that you can easily replicate it if you want to host your own group giveaway.
1. Decide what you want to giveaway. You can either have sponsors donate an item or you can have each of the bloggers participating in the giveaway pitch in! For my first group giveaway I had some lovely sponsors and also added a gift card that all of the bloggers pitched in for.
2. Choose which bloggers you want to participate. Send them an email and include the giveaway form. See exact examples below of an email and form I’ve used in the past and use as a reference for when you plan your next group giveaway:
3. Create the giveaway. I like to use Raffflecopter because it’s super easy, let’s me put everyone’s links in, and automatically runs the giveaway for you. You can either do the free version or pay about $8 a month for the premium version. Filling out the Rafflecopter form is pretty self-explanatory and easy to get the hang of once you start.
4. Add the Rafflecopter giveaway to your group giveaway blog post & email the code to all participating bloggers so they can also post it on their blogs if they want! You can see an example of one of my past giveaway blog posts HERE
Voila! You have everything you need to put together your first group giveaway. Let me know if you have any tips or ideas for hosting giveaways in the comments!