10 Reasons Why Free Giveaways Flop (And How to Nail a Successful One)

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Every small business owner who dreams of growing a big email list of quality subscribers thinks of running a giveaway.

Super thrilled about the campaign, he picks a prize, sets up a landing page, and tells his audience, “Hey, get a chance to win this camera if you get 5 of your friends to sign up!”

Unfortunately, his giveaway becomes an epic failure.

Speaking of epic failure: I remember when I was little, I asked my mom what soda was made of. She told me, “Sugar and water, son.” So I rushed to make myself a glass

17 Viral Marketing Ideas to Double Your Email List Growth Starting Today

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Dropbox. Uber. Airbnb. Evernote.

Ever wonder how these successful brands grew from 0 to millions of users?

Here’s the answer.

These brands don’t have magical powers. But they’re smart enough to know that to forever grow their tribe, they need to craft the best message that’ll spread like wildfire.

I’m talking about viral marketing.

They execute viral marketing using these three fundamental steps:

1: Offer an incentive that’s irresistible

2: Give people the chance to win your incentive by referring their friends

3: Repeat the entire process

A viral marketing campaign is also the perfect means of increasing

How to Build an Email List Without a Website Yet (Step-by-Step Process)

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Have you ever stopped to think why some marketers get to build a massive email list even without a website?

…or while others can’t acquire at least ten people to sign-up despite having set-up everything?

The answer is simple. Successful email list builders do three things:

  • Offer a great lead magnet (freebie, free offer, or opt-in bribe)
  • Use a proven “viral” formula
  • Promote their free stuff to other places

Next, they incorporate these three tactics into a proven process which we’ll dive into today. I’ll share the process in a while in 5 steps.

But first, you need

10 Social Media Posts that went Viral (and spread like wildfire)

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So you want to go viral. Going viral means that your message has “infected” or made an impact on a lot of people. As a result, it gets shared over and over again.

Hands down, social media is the BEST place to go viral. The fact that people are closely connected on Facebook or Twitter makes sharing a breeze.

Put out content that resonates with their hearts and the next thing you know, it becomes a hit.

Now, the biggest question: How do you actually go viral?

I have to be honest with you… there is NO ONE ANSWER to

Here’s Why Getting “Shared” Won’t Make You Go Viral (+ What Will)

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Do you want your business to go viral? Well, who doesn’t?

Every day, more and more people come to realize how important it is to go viral if you want to generate a buzz for your business.

Unfortunately, what most people don’t know is that they use all the wrong tactics to go viral!

For instance… Asking “to get shared”.

Did you know that telling people to share your message is the worst thing you can do? Shocking, especially coming from us, right?

50 Creative and Small Prize Ideas for Different Industries

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What do you want in business? Let me guess…

Grow a sizable email list. Build brand awareness. Lead more people through the doors of your local shop.

Reality check: It’s hard to get people to take notice these days. Whatever your goal is, you can’t create something and just expect them to come.

But if there’s one thing that you should use to your advantage, that’s FOMO. 

Use FOMO by Running a Contest or Giveaway

In case you didn’t know, FOMO stands for The Fear of Missing Out. FOMO is a psychological phenomenon in which people participate in something because they

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16 Eye-Opening Practices that Make People Share YOUR Business to the World

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Advertising alone will not make something go viral, and it definitely does not end in it. It’s a whole that’s a lot bigger than the sum of its parts.

Viral marketing, as Seth Godin believes, must market your business in a tangible and useful way.

There’s no “industry’s well-kept secret” or secret key to going viral. The common misconception is your message should achieve popularity for it to go viral.

Typically, a message or content becomes popular because it’s propagated by a popular figure that has a huge following. For example, a witty message tweeted by a popular actor will

Case Study: $38,458 in Sales Using An UpViral Pre-Launch

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We already know that viral giveaways are incredibly effective to build up large email lists, but how effective is it to drive more sales?

Recently Karl Schuckert & Chase Bowers put it to the test by using UpViral when he launched ShopifiedApp, a new Shopify dropshipping application.

So… was this effective? You bet! 

Let’s dive into the case study so you can see exactly what steps they took – and what the results were.

Creating buzz using UpViral

The key objective behind the Pre-Launch activities was to build up buzz and a list as quickly and cheaply as possible.

To start

The Proven & Scientific Approach To Go Viral

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“Going viral.”

I’m sure you have seen many people write about what kind of elements or factors will help your content to go viral.

Should your content be contagious? Should it make people look good? Should it trigger certain emotions such as joy?

All of these are true…

… but it only tells half of the story.

Regardless of how contagious your content is, how they feel after they share or how funny it is… whether something goes truly viral all comes down to one critical formula that you need to understand first.

What does “going viral” mean exactly?

There seems to be a misconception about the term