Fun in the sun? Well yes. Fourth of July fireworks? Well yes to that too. But even more than that – it means JV giveaway time!
So What’s a JV Giveaway?
Unfamiliar with giveaways? Not to worry, the explanation takes about 2 seconds – A JV giveaway is where an individual or group of people “host” a giveaway and invite JV partners (contributors) to contribute a free gift. When the giveaway launches, people browse through the gifts, opt-in and download which one or ones they want.
The idea is that the JV partners give away something for free and in return get a new email subscriber.
How to Get Started with JV Giveaways
Participating in a Giveaway event does require some effort from you. The biggest gains in participating in a JV giveaway are made when you market it and promote it to others. Think about it this way – the more people you get over to the event using your JV link, the more referrals you get counted for, the higher up your gift ranks and the more people opt-in to get YOUR free gift.
So, step one would be to register for an account:
Then step two is to get your gift ready…
A short and sweet way to do this would be to take 5 of your best blogs posts and compile them in to one report. Make it fancy with a header and a footer. Include an introduction about you. Maybe a resource page at the end.
Now, here’s a tip that may make the difference between tens of subscribers and hundreds of subscribers – have an awesome cover for your gift.
That’s it – just make the cover attractive, eye catching and bold.
Regardless, you want a cover that pops and engages others to at least click and have a look.
Onto step 3 – set up your gift in the system…
Here’s an example of what most of the giveaways will ask for –
How to Make the Most of a JV Giveaway
JV Giveaways are goldmine’s for building a list in a matter of days. But, there are a few things you want to keep in mind to make the most of this opportunity…
1) Promote it everyday – before the event actually opens to the public, they will only be accepting JV partners. This is prime time for you – send out your referral link to your Twitter followers and on Facebook. The more referrals you get, the better your position in the gift list. You can find your referral link along the top menu, which usually looks like this…
2) Upgrade to paid contributor. As you can see, I have upgraded my account to “paid contributor.” I have done this since I began participating in these giveaways. Upgrading your account allows you to submit more gifts (thus more opportunity to gain more subscribers) and rotate in with the “random hot downloads” offered on the first page. Becoming a paid contributor gets you more visibility and thus more opt ins than staying with the free account.
3) Make your free gift memorable. From my experience with giveaways, a lot of people are opting in to a lot of lists. Make you and your free gift something truly remarkable and you will greatly increase the chances that they will be a more responsive member of your list.
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