Not only do I teach people how to find, organize, enter and win, I also help companies create, execute and promote winning giveaways.  I was recently asked by Emily, “How does a small business run a legitimate legal contest inexpensively?”

There are many online tools available that are either free or very inexpensive.  Two of my favourites are Rafflecopter (@Rafflecopter) and GroSocial (@GroSocial).

rafflecopter logoRafflecopter is a freemium product.  You can sign-up for an account and use their service for free on your blog, website  or Facebook page.  They also have two other levels of service.  For $7.99 per month they have a Blogger program and for $59.99 per month they have a Business Level, both with a bevy of additional features.  Rafflecopter often allows it’s users to share their giveaways on the Rafflecopter Facebook fan page.  Just look out for their special posts.

GroSocialGroSocial is a paid service.  Their programs start at $19.95 per month and not only allow you to run contests, but also manage your social media outlets, such as Facebook and Twitter.  GroSocial regularly hosts training sessions to help individuals and small businesses reach their maximum social media potential.  If you missed it, the 90 minute webinar called Launch Your 2013 Social Media Strategy with a BANG! has now been posted on Facebook and YouTube.

Either subscribe to this blog or watch my CQGiveaway page for my own upcoming contests.

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Carolyn WilmanCarolyn Wilman (aka @ContestQueen) is the author of You Can’t Win If You Don’t Enter. She teaches others how to find, organize, enter and win contests, sweepstakes and giveaways. To-date others have won over $1,000,000 using her Online Contesting System. As a Promotional Marketing Consultant, Carolyn also helps companies create, and viral market, winning promotions.