If you couldn’t tell already, I love Twitter. Twitter can be anything you want it to be. Informative, entertaining, a marketing tool, or simply a great place to win cool stuff.
I’ve won many things on Twitter. Concert tickets, food, taxi credits, gift cards and, most recently, VIP Passes to the Much Music Video Awards.
And I’m going to show you how I do it.
We’re operating on the assumption you already have a Twitter account. If you don’t, sign up here.
Twitter has a feature called Lists, and it’s crucial to the process. Let’s go through how to make your first Twitter List.
From here, you simply name your List, and description of it, then choose whether you want to make it public or private. If you make it public, people will be able to Subscribe to your List. When you’re finished, click “Save List”.
Use the search feature to start finding accounts to add to the list. It’s best to try to find smaller, local accounts. You have a much better chance at winning something from an account that has 5,000 followers, then one that has 100,000. Look for local blogs, magazines, concert promoters, and film distributors. They give away stuff frequently to increase their follower base.
Once you’ve found some, here’s how to add it to your list:
The tweet below contains a link, simply click that, then follow the instructions on how to enter the contest.
The reason Lists become so important, is that once you start following other Twitter accounts that are not related to contests, these contest tweets can be easily lost amongst everything else in your feed.
Check your contests List 1-2 times a day. Get to retweeting and win some cool stuff!
Shout-out to my friend @kaylasheaphoto for introducing me to the free swag side of Twitter.