If you haven’t created the Facebook post announcing your contest yet, don’t worry. With this tool you can configure it without needing to go to your Page.
Follow these steps to create and publish your post:
- Step 1. Configure the post to fit your needs
- Step 2. Send your post to Facebook
- Step 3. Open the confirmation email
Step 1. Configure the post to fit your needs
From the Post Creation Screen you can configure the following:
- Post text: You are provided with a model for the post. Just fill in the fields between brackets.
- Image: You can upload an image from your computer or choose one of the ten free templates provided.
- Predefined image: You can also modify the text that will appear on top of the image.
RECOMMENDATION: We provide you a template with a predefined text that complies with the good practices to publish the post of a sweepstakes. However, take a few minutes to read this article with 17 essential tips for writing a post for a successful Sweepstakes.
In Publication Options you can review the following:
- Time zone. Select your timezone according to the country you are located.
- Publication date: Indicate when you want the post to be published on your Page. If you don’t indicate a date, the post will be published immediately. Alternatively, you can program the publication date.
- Estimated date of the sweepstakes: Select the date when you plan to close the participation period and pick the winners. We will send you a notification to your email as a reminder the day before with instructions of how to select the winners. It is an estimated date, which means that you can keep the sweepstakes open for as long as you want and pick the winners when you wish.
- Country filter: Indicate whether you wish to limit participation to a specific country or countries. The post will only be seen by users in the country or countries you have selected.
- Appear in the Easypromos list: Indicate whether you want the post announcing your sweepstake to be published in the Easypromos list in order to gain greater visibility for your sweepstakes.
Step 2. Send your post to Facebook
Once you have saved the changes, click on the ‘Send to Facebook’ button to publish the post on your Facebook Page. If you have programed the publication of the post for a future date, it will appear as a programed post on your Facebook Page.
Step 3. Open the confirmation email
Finally, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the publication, the promotion ID, and other useful links with information for contacting and publishing the winners of the sweepstakes.
What should you do when the end of the period of participation?
When you decide to conclude the participation period, it's time to select the winners of the sweepstakes. Remember that we will send you a reminder via email one day before the end date you have configured. However, you can do the selection process at any time by simply connecting to the Easypromos dashboard.
At this point, we recommend you to follow the Tutorial that will guide you through the whole selection process to obtain the winners and alternates and publish the results of the sweepstakes on your Facebook page.