Contest Domination is a WordPress plugin that enables website owners to create and run their own contests.
I figure there’s no better way to show off the Content Domination plugin than to use it on this site to run our own contest. That’s exactly what we’re doing. I’ll explain the details of our contest at the end of this post (spoiler alert! – you can win a Free copy of Contest Domination!).
How To Run a Contest With Contest Domination
Creating a contest on your site is a piece of cake with Contest Domination. The plugin does all the heavy lifting, leaving you with tons of time to promote your contest.
It integrates with aWeber and Mailchimp so that you can grow your subscriber base with each new entry. It also provides the option to manually add forms from other email providers if you don’t currently use aWeber or Mailchimp.
Contest Domination Settings
After installing Contest Domination you will first want to configure the settings.
The settings page allows you to essentially create a template for all future contests. The first step is to set up the general settings:
- Upload your logo
- Link social media accounts
- Link email marketing accounts
- The number of entries each referral is worth
- The number of winners per contest
- Contest rules
Create Your Contest
The next step is to create a new contest. Creating a new contest is much like creating a blog post.
Start by creating a title and writing the copy for your contest.
Next, add an image of the prize you are giving away (optional).
Finally, set the contest parameters. Here you have a chance to set the following:
- Start time
- End time
- Number of entries each referral is worth
- Number of winners
- Contest Rules
- Add entries to mailing list
Some of these settings also appear in the general settings page. Settings on this page will override any of the general settings.
I strongly suggest integrating your email marketing service with Contest Domination. After all, the point of this contest is likely to increase brand awareness and grow your subscriber base.
That’s it! You are now ready to publish your contest. Easy, right?
Take Your Contest Viral With Built In Sharing Tools
This is where this plugin goes from good to great.
One of the best reasons to run a contest is to increase your brand awareness through social media.
Luckily, Contest Domination has a built in viral social media component that encourages users to share the contest with their friends through social networks such as Facebook and Twitter.
Imagine someone enters your contest, then sends out a tweet to thousands of followers, alerting them to the contest.
Now, what if 10% of their followers enter the contest…you get the idea, right? This is powerful stuff.
After signing up for a contest your readers will be presented with a screen that encourages them to share the contest with their friends through Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or through a custom link.
The genius of this is that readers are given an incentive to share the contest because each new person who they get to enter gives them another chance to win.
Win a Copy of Contest Domination!
That’s right…we’re giving away a copy of Contest Domination!
You now understand how simple it is to create and run your own contests with Contest Domination. You hopefully also understand how powerful the viral component of this plugin can be.
I like the Contest Domination plugin so much that for my first contest I’ve decided to give it away as the prize.
Don’t let this opportunity to get a free copy of Contest Domination pass you by.
PS – Don’t want to wait till the end of the contest to get your hands on Contest Domination? You don’t have to. If you purchase the plugin before the end of the contest and are chosen as the winner then I’ll refund the purchase price. All you will have to do is show me your receipt.