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Use Facebook Contests to 

Build Your Email List, Get More Engagement, and Delight Your Customers

Did you know that Facebook Contests are one of the quickest ways to build your email list fast, get more engagement from your users, and delight those same people? If there’s any “magic bullet” in the marketing world, it is definitely contests. They have the power to deliver so much in terms of return on your investment (ROI).

Not all contests are created equal, though. Some deliver better results? Ever wonder why that is? Maybe they just got lucky? While that could be true, the contests that deliver the best results are those which have certain elements:

  • A Good Plan of Action
  • A Great Prize that Appeals To Your Audience
  • An Optimized Design
  • A Marketing Plan that Takes Advantage of the Natural Contests “Excitement”

Everything I teach works on these principals and a few others. I’ve organized the sections below so that you can jump in where you need to. If you’re just getting started, you may want to start with the “Learn What You Want” or “Free Ebook” sections. Both of these feature free resources to help you learn the basics of starting out with Facebook contests. When you’re ready to improve your results, you should check out the “Facebook Contests that Build Email Lists Fast” section. I’ve built an entire course on how to get more out of your Facebook contests, because I believe they can be used year-round to help boost your email list, engagement, and even sales. Maybe you don’t have time to run a Facebook contest yourself. If so, the “Managed Facebook Contest” section is for you. I’ve been building, promoting, and managing contests since 2009 with great results! 

No matter where you are with Facebook contests, I hope these resources help you build them better.

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Boost Your Results

Download “7 Steps to a Successful Facebook Contest” Today!

You want to build a Facebook contest that gets results, but you aren’t sure how to do that. This seven step Ebook will make sure you understand how to plan, create, and implement your Facebook contest, so you get optimized results every single time! 


Build Your Email List Fast

With a Facebook Contest!

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Don’t Have the Time to DIY?

I will build it, promote it, and manage it for you!

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Recommended Tool


Shortstack is my number one recommended tool for building Facebook Contests fast! They have a ton of templates to get you started, an easy-to-use drag and drop interface to help you build a rockin’ Facebook Contest Page, and a pretty decent pricing plan starting at $29/month. Sure there are other Facebook contest page builders out there, but I’ve trusted Shortstack since 2009 to help me build contests for my clients that get results! [Full Disclosure: FYI, I’m an affiliate for Shortstack.]


Thank You

For Letting Me Help You Get Better

One of my dreams when I was younger was to be a teacher. I thought for a while it would be teaching in a school, but one day I realized I had already been “teaching” for much of my life. I’ve always tried to help and instruct where I saw the need for it.  I hope that my words and resources here have helped you build better Facebook contests. Maybe you have questions, though? Please feel free to send me an email with the form below.

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