Have you participated in a Twitter contest or giveaway? Examples include following someone (person or company), re-tweeting a specific message, or tweeting a specific #HASHTAG and a random winner will be chosen at a defined date and time.

We all want to increase our followers, bring awareness to our online presence, and do so with professionalism and organization. I’ve personally set up a contest with the @BigHypeMedia Facebook page and it worked rather well. The contest got people to “like” for a chance to win a domain and hosting for 1 year.

How do companies (churches, non profits, individuals in particular) run these contests and select winners without paying a significant amount?

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