Seen others win something you wanted? Or are you just not having any luck with them at all? Here is some ways and guidelines that can help you win some in the future!
Why should you listen to me? Well, here’s why:
I have won multiple giveaways these last couple of years. I was like you, never could find any, never came across them, never had any luck… but somehow my luck made a 180 degree turn around!
One) Following Accounts & Entering
I don’t often enter them since I mainly focus on building my personal brand on Instagram, but I do enter them. I have noticed they pop up on my feed more since I have been following more companies, and entering more giveaways. That could be a way through the door to more chances! In fact, that actually is a way through the door, for MORE CHANCES!!!
Two) Keep an Eye Out in IG Stories
Keep an eye out on Instagram stories. Many of those who host giveaways offer extra entries for those who share the giveaway post to their stories, some accounts on Instagram that may be local to you who are bloggers, may also often share giveaway posts to alert their followers on giveaways as well! I do this to enter, and to alert my following, because who doesn’t love extra entries? WHO DOES’NT LOVE A TEAM PLAYER? (LOL).
Three) Follow LOCAL Boutiques
I have noticed that boutiques and spots that are local to me host more giveaways than the international ones. For example, I follow a couple of local boutiques on Instagram (not for giveaway reasons), and I often times see small contests or giveaways as I scroll through them all or just my feed. Local boutiques want to attract more customers, and some even want to expand and start selling internationally, or start selling MORE nationally/internationally to attract more followers, and customers. Even when their giveaways close, they offer amazing deals too – especially those who participated!
Four) Follow Giveaway Hashtags
There are so many hashtags on Instagram, but don’t go searching, #giveaway, luck will not be in your favor if you find them through this overused hashtag. Instead, search hashtags that include a local shoppe for instance I may search up #LexingtonKyGiveaway since I am local to Lexington, and may want to enter in giveaways that are local to me. Or you could search up hashtags like, #SunniesGiveaway if you don’t mind it not being local, but want to enter a giveaway that has a specific product being given away. Either way, you’ll have more luck by searching in those hashtags!
Five) Don’t Unfollow the Host(s)
Just don’t, not only is it rude, but it will definitely ruin your chances at winning future giveaways with that particular brand. When I hosted mine with Raluca Skincare, I had quite a few unfollow me, and so then I unfollowed them and even blocked them so they couldn’t try and take advantage in the future. So, don’t unfollow them any pint during the giveaway, or AFTER. Just because you didn’t win that time, doesn’t mean you won’t later on.
Six) Have a Good and Positive Attitude
When you change your overall outlook and attitude in life, the universe gives back to you, if that outlook reflects a positive image. This goes for giveaways too. Don’t be a bad seed, instead wish others good luck, and think like a winner. If you are always doubting that you’ll win, then that’s how it will be.
Seven) Do Not Throw a Pity Party
This one should be seen as one of the first guidelines. I always scroll through comments in giveaway posts and see people doing a paragraph on why they want to or should win that includes some sad story, or something on the lines of how broke they are. I know how this is, I am broke too; but just because you’re broke, doesn’t mean they are going to pick you, or even want to pick you. Most giveaways select winners based on a random number generator anyway. Also, it is an overall waste of time.
Disclaimer: My tips are just that. Tips. Following these guidelines and tips may, or may not land you a win in a giveaway, but I do know they will definitely up your chances! Good luck to all, and remember, think like a winner, and you could just manifest the win.
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