As stated in my new book, The Money List, one of the questions I get asked a lot by visitors is “what are the tools for collecting emails during a giveaway”
It’s usually something like this:
Hi Magnus, what plugin do you use to collect emails while doing a giveaway? I want to give out a free ebook but I would also like to collect the visitor’s name and email in the process.
There are a few plugins you could use to achieve this, especially on WordPress.
Now, I understand that your blog might not have been built with WordPress and that’s fine. I have included other tools that would not require WordPress to run. But let’s start with the ones that would work with WordPress first.
For WordPress Users
Email Before Download by M&S Consulting
Email Before Download presents your users with a form where they submit information, like their name and email address, prior to receiving a download. This plugin integrates with the popular Contact Form 7 and WordPress Download Monitor plugins, allowing you to create any form you like and manage/monitor your file downloads.
Download After Email – Subscribe & Download Form Plugin by MK-Scripts
This WordPress plugin makes sure a visitor enters his/her email address before the download link will be sent via email. The secure download link can be used once by the relevant user and the download process is protected against unauthorized use. You can choose whether to send an email notification and to which email address it should be sent.
Not Using WordPress? Try these
MailChimp: MailChimp has a landing page feature lets you create a landing page for your book, app or any other product you would like to sell or give away. You can choose what happens when users submit their details on the landing page – i.e allow users to download a copy of your book after they enter their email address and name. You can learn more about Mailchimp Landing Pages here.
Sumo.com: Sumo is a software that helps you turn your visitors into customers, grow your email list, reduce cart abandonment and many more. You can collect emails with Sumo and give something out for free or send the users to a page after they drop their email addresses. Please visit sumo.com to get started.
Facebook Ads: I’m not a Facebook Ad expert but I hear you can collect emails while running a Facebook ad. Facebook Ads are obviously not free but If you are looking to spend and also get value for your money then try this. You can Google “How to Collect Emails with Facebook Ads” to get started.
Gleam.io: Gleam is a multipurpose web app for capturing emails while organizing a giveaway or event. It is one of the best tools for collecting emails while you’re organizing contests, trying to get app downloads, tracking tweets and more.
With gleam, you can create a landing page for almost anything and collect emails from there. You can get started with gleam.io