I recently stumbled onto a piece of software called Contest Domination.
Basically what it is, is a wordpress plugin that allows you to run a contest.
Now, that’s not the interesting part.
The interest part is that these contests have a viral element to them, you get X points per entry, meaning if you post your link on Facebook, Twitter or tell your friends you get a new entry for every person that joins the contest.
So, for example you could give away a free product, software, ebook, etc and then people are more motivated to go out and post it on their Facebook because for each person that opts in through their link they get another entry into the contest. It’s viral at its purest form plus the incentivzed aspect which makes it even stronger than traditional viral marketing.
The plugin installs in seconds and its very simple to set it up. I got my copy set up in literally a few minutes, it wasn’t bad at all. It directly connects to popular email services like Aweber and auto integrates for you. You don’t even have to manually copy and paste your codes, it just directly connects to Aweber which is quite brilliant.
Here’s a screenshot of what your contest page can look like:
Try out Contest Domination, it’s pretty slick!