Creating a Giveaway on PLAYR.gg Follow
Step 1: Upload Your Giveaway Image
On the side navigation menu you'll find a link titled “Create Giveaway”. Click this button to begin creating your giveaway, click on .
Once in on our giveaway creation page, you’ll be greeted with a prompt to add an image to your giveaway. Giveaways with carefully curated, high-quality images perform significantly better than those without.
Click and drag an image from a folder or your desktop directly into the box shown to upload an image! Alternatively, click “Upload Image” and choose your desired image. If your image happens to be hosted elsewhere there is an option to paste the URL.
Step 2: Choose Giveaway Parameters
The next section to complete is General Info. This includes the giveaway Start/End Date & Time, the Contest Title, the Custom Contest URL, Shipping Availability, Public or Private and Minimum Required Age.
Start Time/End Time - Determine when you want your giveaway to start and end. The average length of a giveaway is 30 days but you can choose whatever time you want!
Tip: The timezone is defaulted to your local time.
Contest Title - Creating a clear, buzz worthy title is key to attracting new viewers to your giveaway. Try thinking of something creative that represents you as a creator and the prize you are giving away.
Custom Contest URL - PLAYR.gg allow you to set a custom vanity URL to personalize your giveaway. This can come in handy if you have multiple giveaways happening at once as you are able to label them through a custom URL. For example; playr.gg/BobTheStreamer/NintendoSwitch.
Shipping Availability - Before launching your giveaway, you’ll need to determine the shipping availability of your giveaway. By default, shipping availability is set to Worldwide so that all visitors to your giveaway can enter. However, you can restrict your giveaway to the following regions; North America, Europe, United States and Canada, United States Only, Canada Only.
Note: There are a limited number of regions that are ineligible for for entry. More details and a list of those countries can be found here.
Public or Private Listing - For subscribers of one of our plans, listing a giveaway as Public allows for your giveaway to be showcased on our site’s browsing page. This helps with exposure which allows more people to enter. However, depending on the nature of the giveaway, you may wish to host a private giveaway for subscribers of a channel for instance. If that’s the case, you are able to toggle the giveaway as Private with this option. Free plan users giveaway's are not shown on the browse page and are only discoverable via direct access via the giveaway link.
Note: Notifications for giveaways which are Private are still sent to users following you on PLAYR.gg, and Private giveaways are still shown on the users profile page.
Step 3: List Your Prize(s)
PLAYR.gg giveaways allow you to have up to ‘X’ prizes available for single contest. Each prize has to have;
- The name of the prize
- How many winners are eligible for that prize
- The prize value per item in USD
For example if my prize was a single winner for a single Xbox One X you might use The following:
Prize Title: Xbox One X (Black)
Prize Value: $380 USD
You can add more than one prize if you have multiple prizes for one or more winners with the “Add Prize” box underneath. However, if you wish to give a bundle of prizes to one person, you'll tally up the Prize Value of all the items, like so:
Step 4: Write a Giveaway Description
A well crafted giveaway description helps tell your audience what your giveaway is about! You can add further details such as product links, additional information about you, really whatever you want! Giveaways with a description have higher entries that those that don’t.
Step 5: Add Entry Methods
There are literally dozens of ways for participants to enter your contest! Clicking on each option expands to show you how you are able to enter through each platform. For example, with Twitter, (shown below) you are able to ask participants to follow your Twitter account, create a tweet, use a hashtag or just retweet a pre-made tweet.
On each method there is an option to change how much each entry is worth (noted by the "ticket" icon). This gives more incentive to fulfill larger entry methods such as subscribing per month to a channel if it is worth 1000 entries as opposed to following on Twitter being worth 100. There is also an option to choose how many of these methods you would like (QYT). If you have several Twitter accounts you would like participants to follow, simply increase the quantity of that method.
Once you have added all the entry methods you would like in your giveaway, you can click “Add # Methods” at the bottom of the list.
You will now be greeted with the view below. You are able to add in the finer details for your entry methods. Add in each username for the accounts you wish people to follow underneath the “Twitter Username” option.
This will auto-fill the above section titled “Follow @[Twitter Name] on Twitter”.
You’ll then get a chance to edit the amount of entries the method is worth again before saving.
Click “Save as Template” or “Save”. You’ll be redirected to another page where you can Edit Draft, Preview or Publish your new giveaway.
And that’s it! If you have any other questions, don’t be afraid to contact us via Support Request, Discord or email!