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Doing GiveAways the right way

At some point do most people want to do a giveaway in hope of gaining attention. Maybe you just want to give back to your viewers and followers. In this article, we are going to look at the good and bad practices and of course, various terms to consider.

You probably see a lot of giveaways, contents and attention callers these days, as more people are joining every day. Before you start off doing anything that wastes your money or time, make sure you do it for the right reasons to the right people.

Local laws and policies

First of all, you have to understand your local laws and policies regarding contests and giveaways. Some countries have a limit on how expensive the prize pool can be. Other countries require tax from the total value of the prize pool. If they do require tax, make sure to understand if those rules apply only locally or also internationally; and if you or the receiver has to pay the final taxation.

Guidelines & Policies

Below you see a list of the most popular social networks and platform on which people do these contests and giveaways. Before you go off and read those relative to you, let us have a look at the most basic common knowledge.

When you a doing a contest or giveaway on a platform you do not own, make sure to notice that the platform is not affiliated. This can be done by writing a small end-post disclaimer like "X is held by Y and by no means associated with Z".

Depending on your local laws, entering has to be free of charge and freely available to anyone with access. If you do not state who can join in, it should be default be available for anyone with access. You can limit this access by adding age or country restrictions to the page or restrictions to who can see the post.

Now the rest is mostly up to you and your understanding of the following guides and policies.

Released on November 1st, 2018
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