You’ve decided on a contest to help build your list and create buzz about your brand and your business. You have the goal of building your list, you know the purpose of the competition and the next step is to know about different apps that can help you make online contests less work. Unlike my usual post, these tools and apps are aimed at the mid-range business, and not the smaller business or the solo entrepreneur.
With cloud based computing, and easy Internet access it’s simple to find and use applications that make online contests simple for the even the most technically challenged.
Here are 6 other contest tools for smarter online contests
Blazon Social – This is an online suite that gives a business tools to perform professional looking and acting online contests. You can do anything from photo contests to video contests to essay contests. It’s up to you.
There’s the option of creating a free account to explore and you can then pay by campaign with prices starting at $5 plus $.99 per day.
The video is worth a watch as it shows what information obtain about your entrants and how they can social share your competition.
Wizehive – This contest manager allows you to run photo contests, video contests and essay contests just like the others. You can also integrate with social media, collect leads and more. The set up makes it easy for your entrant and for voters too. Like Blazon you can pay per day, and you have some added extra features like email branding and colour customisation.
Wizehive also allows charging for contest entries. So if you wish to organise a writing contest and use the entry money to pay prizes, this option makes the charging an entry fee process a lot easier.
Strutta – Use this application to run promotional contests, that also can be photos, videos, audio or text via your social media accounts. You can also, where legal run sweepstakes contests. They offer an abundance of cool apps for your Facebook page such as a custom welcome page, a media gallery and even a coupon generator.
Voting is simple, and collecting a lot of leads is professional. The pricing starts at $99.00 a month and they do have a free trial option so you can look through the site and have a play with it before committing yourself to it financially.
cub.io – This online platform lets you create contests fast, you can sign up free without a credit card to try it out. It offers awesome features like incentivized sharing, free templates, even ready to go layouts for contests. You can, of course use your custom URL for your contests as well as see all your analytics easily.
ContestFactory – Clients use this online application to create fabulous contests that get results. They’re a full service company so this is for a company that wants a lot of leads. They handle all the legal stuff, and even help you get prizes for your contest via sponsorships. If you want to run contests for others they have a white label option so that you can use their system to do what they do for others. This is the full-service contest option.
shoutlet – This online cloud based system enables you to conduct contests that aren’t just on social media like Facebook. It also allows for all analytics, lets you collaborate with others, and so much more that I don’t have room to list it all. Pricing is not listed so you must request a demo to find out about the costs involved.
Don’t let this list become a block or daunting thing. This is just a few of the literally hundreds of online contest promotion tools you can use. You can also use your normal website, along with Youtube.com, and your own Facebook page to conduct a perfectly legitimate and prosperous online contest to build your email list and create a lot of buzz for your business.
Don’t let lack of resources hold you back – start creating your online contests today.
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