To get started visit the Binkd website and sign up for a free account. Free accounts allow you to set up a free Twitter competition so after signing up scroll down the options until you find Twitter contest.
Next you will need to name your contest, set the dates and times for start and finish of it. You need to visit each tab on the interface to complete information.
– ‘Twitter’ connects the application to your Twitter account, and allows you to compose the tweet you want entrants to send.
– ‘Prizes’ allows you to describe your prize, categorise it and upload a photograph or image of it.
– ‘Design’ allows you to add a header image if you wish to brand your page more strongly.
Now you’re ready to launch your contest. I’ve created a test competition here that just runs for one day. You can see the page below.
Once someone enters they are prompted to Tweet an automated tweet to tell their followers about the competition.
I’ve played with lots of Twitter competition apps in the past and even tried to manage them manually, this one beats all of them hands down for simplicity. I’m dying to set up a real Twitter contest now so keep an eye on my Twitter account over the next few weeks for details.
If you set up a Twitter competition using this app I’d love to see it so do leave your links below in the comments.
I have it on my list to run a facebook competition to promote 2 new brands I’ll be stocking, maybe I’ll try a twitter competition for one of them and compare results 🙂