Eighteen Business Apps We Couldn’t Live Without

The Rafflecopter Toolbox

We’re a small, nimble, and productive team working out of sunny Boulder, CO (come work with us!). In the four years since we introduced the first version of our product we’ve grown to tens of thousands of customers, hundreds of thousands of giveaways and process millions of entries every week.

While our team plays the biggest role in building, marketing, and supporting our products, we also leverage a technology stack we’ll share with you below with the hopes you might find a few tools to help give your business some extra leverage.

The 5-Step Checklist to Launching Your First Giveaway

5-Step Checklist to Launching Your First Giveaway

Starting anything new can be overwhelming at first and giveaways are no exception. There’s no magic formula for a perfect giveaway, though there a few key things to focus on when setting up your first giveaway to ensure you get the most out things from the start. We’ve put together a few quick and simple tips to keep in mind to set you on the right track.

5 Tips to Creating a Killer Content Style Guide

5 Tips to Creating a Killer Content Style Guide

The peer editing process can be awkward. Throughout the years I’ve asked many friends to edit my content pieces, and on several occasions I’ve disregarded their suggestions entirely. They weren’t bad, they just weren’t my style. “I would never say that. I would never say that like that.” If I’m going to put my name on something I want it to represent my style, my brand.

Every brand needs a style guide. You have to define your voice and keep it consistent—especially if you have multiple writers tackling your content. Here at Rafflecopter, we have four people who write for our blog. That’s four opinions on the Oxford comma, four ways to format a blog post, and four opinions on whether I should be using 4 instead of four.

A style guide seems rigid and maybe even a little “corporate”, but it will improve your brand’s image and save your writers from the eternal struggle of deciding between an em dash and a semicolon. Let’s talk style, grammar, and how many spaces should be after a period.

64 Giveaway Ideas for July, August & September

July, August, September giveaway ideas

That’s right folks. It’s time to think about the end of summer and back to school season. Don’t get lulled into the summer slowdown. There are plenty of events, holidays and themes you can tie into your promotional efforts over the next three months.

Customer Success Stories: Guitar Pro

Guitar Pro Rafflecopter Case Study

If you wanted to have over 20,000 opt-ins to your email list as well as spike your giveaway engagement by 50% how would you do it? That’s exactly what our friends over at Guitar Pro sought to do and found the magic formula that works for them.

Download the Guitar Pro Rafflecopter Case Study

Guitar Pro is consumer software geared towards multitrack editing of guitar and bass tablature and musical scores, it has a built-in editing tools, chord plotters, and other tools for guitarists and musicians. In addition to that, Guitar Pro has a suite of tools built for desktop, android and iOS devices that enables musicians of any skill level to learn, explore, and grow as artist.