Starting a contest is just the beginning. Getting votes for your contest is the real challenge. While it is not a good idea to buy contest votes online but encouraging people to participate in the competition is not a bad idea. Buying contest votes is unethical but reaching out to the right people and telling them about your contest is ethical.
Many people have made queries of how to buy votes online. You can buy contest votes online in pennies, but this is not something that I’d recommend. In fact, I’d suggest buying votes ethically. Here is how.
Yes, you should head to the all-famous Fiverr to buy contest votes. You should ‘request the service’. The idea is to find people with lots of social activity on Facebook and Twitter. Find people who have friends and followers who’d be interested in voting for the contest.
For instance, if you are running a contest about quadcopters. Find people on Fiverr who are interested in quadcopters, have joined a few Facebook groups related to quadcopters, have signed up with quadcopter forums, etc.
Once you find a relevant seller on Fiverr, ask him to share your contest URL with his friends, on his wall, in Facebook groups, and on forums. You don’t have any idea how powerful this method is. You can get thousands of votes in $5.
It works. The only challenge is finding the right seller with matching interest.
Incentivize Your Social Circle
You must have requested your friends and relatives for voting. Fine, they did. You must have invited them to share the contest with their friends and relatives. This is where you get wrong.
Why would someone take the pain (even your friend) to share a contest with people without any incentive?
Friends and family
Incentivize your friends and family so that they act as your army. You don’t have to give incentive to everyone instead handpick people from your social circle. Only choose ones with matching interest.
That is if your contest is about quadcopters, only select people who have an interest in quadcopters. All such people will have a community who is more likely to be interested in quadcopters (and thus in voting). You can give them $5 for 100 votes or maybe $50 for 100 votes. It just depends on your pocket.
The idea is to manage this entire process smartly by bringing right people on board. Did you notice something? In both the cases, you didn’t give any incentive to the actual voter. The idea is to reach out to the right people who have access to ‘your voters’. Once you do so, things will start getting interesting.