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ORGANISE YOUR BLOG #10 – GIVEAWAY TRACKER

Welcome back to ‘Organise Your Blog’, a weekly series full of fabulous free printables to help you organise every aspect of your blog. From editorial calendars, to daily blogging checklists, to a printable to help you join in with linky’s quicker!

*Please note* You don’t necessarily need to print these, they are great to use on your computer too!

So many of you enjoyed your free Sponsored Post printable last week. If you missed out, then don’t forget to go back and get it.

Whether you’re a pro-blogger or a hobby blogger, there may have come a time when you’ve decided to host a giveaway for your readers.

If you have or you’re planning too, then this weeks free ‘Giveaway Tracker’, will definitely come in handy.

Giveaway Tracker Printable

HOSTING A GIVEAWAY

Whether you’ve been asked to host a giveaway by a brand, or you’ve got something you’d love to give to your readers, running a giveaway or competition is a fun way to give back to your readers and at the same time increase your following.

If you’ve never set up a competition or giveaway before, it’s really easy to do. There are two great websites you can use that do it all for you.

My personal favourite is Rafflecopter. It’s so easy to use! I only ever use the free version and it gives me all of the options I need.

If you need help setting up and promoting your competition, then Stevie from ‘A Cornish Mum has written a great post on ‘How To Make Your Blog Competition A Success‘.

Also, if you need to boost your giveaway then Rachel from ‘U Me And The Kids’ has a great ‘Competition Linky‘ that runs every week.

GIVEAWAY TRACKER

As per usual, an editable version will be available at the bottom of the page, so you’ll be able to add or remove bits as you desire. Here’s a quick peek at what the ‘Giveaway Tracker’ looks like:

Giveaway Tracker Printable

WEBSITE/ITEM

As you can see I’ve included boxes for both the website of the product and the item itself. You may host giveaways off your own back so feel free to remove this part and title it in your own words.

PAGE VIEW/ENTRIES

I like to keep track of the amount of entries I’ve had from each competition. This is so I can see what is more popular with my readers, which is helpful for when it comes to running future competitions. I know other bloggers prefer to keep track of the page views so feel free to change this or remove it all together.

CONTACT

The contact information boxes have been incredibly useful. I once had an incident where I couldn’t find the brands e-mail again (inboxes can be a nightmare) and it took me a a long time to find it so that I could contact them with the winners information.

Keeping both the brand contact and the winner e-mail somewhere you can see, makes it so much easier and saves time when it comes to communication.

You can download the editable version here:

GIVEAWAY TRACKER

What do you think about this weeks ‘Giveaway Tracker’? Will you find it helpful or is there anything you think needs to be added? What do you think of this series so far?

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40 Comments

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    A Cornish Mum
    November 12, 2015 at 10:31 am

    Brilliant idea for keeping track of the winner’s and brand’s details! I’m forever digging through my email trying to remember a PRs name! Thanks for the mention too lovely,

    Stevie xx
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      LIFE UNEXPECTED
      November 13, 2015 at 3:10 pm

      Thank you! It’s good to get this feedback 🙂 That’s ok, your post has been so helpful for when I run competitions. xx

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    Sarah HP
    November 13, 2015 at 9:04 am

    I’ve never run a giveaway before I’ll keep this in mind when I do. Have you thought of making your blog series into an e book? I think it would be a really handy resource for people.

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      LIFE UNEXPECTED
      November 13, 2015 at 7:33 pm

      Giveaways are definitely great ways to boost your engagement and page views. I have thought about making them into a book but I really have no idea about how to go about it. I might look it up now actually. Thank you so much, this comment has made my day. x

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    Angela at Daysinbed
    November 13, 2015 at 9:09 am

    This is really a good idea! Thanks Chole/ I enjoyed reading and feel the need to go host a Giveaway now lol!
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      LIFE UNEXPECTED
      November 13, 2015 at 7:34 pm

      Thank you so much Angela, I’m so glad you’ve enjoyed it. x

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    Gemma @ Confessions of a Nagging Mother
    November 13, 2015 at 1:07 pm

    I’ve never had a giveaway on my blog yet but if I ever do I will be hunting this post down! I love your organise your blog posts, they are truly fab!

    Gemma xx
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      LIFE UNEXPECTED
      November 13, 2015 at 7:56 pm

      They’re definitely good to do for bringing in a bigger audience. Thank you so much for your lovely comment! 😀 xx

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    Clare
    November 13, 2015 at 1:47 pm

    Another great printable! I love it! I really need to get my printer out and get printing these fab and helpful sheets! I will have to check out stevie’s post as my first ever giveaway got me 3 entries haha! Xx
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      LIFE UNEXPECTED
      November 13, 2015 at 7:57 pm

      If it helps, at the end of each post there is a version you can download and you can just use it on your computer rather than printing it out. I do for most of these. xx

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    Laura's Lovely Blog
    November 13, 2015 at 8:06 pm

    Chloe I really do love your printables they’re such a fab design too 🙂
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      LIFE UNEXPECTED
      November 16, 2015 at 8:41 pm

      Thank you so much!!! 😀 I really do need to look into making them into a book. x

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    Jessica Powell
    November 15, 2015 at 12:38 am

    This is a great idea! I’m a hardcore comper, but I’ve only hosted a few giveaways on my own blog so far. It’s been great to see how it all works from the other side. 🙂 #KCACOLS
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      LIFE UNEXPECTED
      November 17, 2015 at 11:35 am

      Thank you!!! I hope this comes in handy if you ever do anymore. xx

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    Leandra
    November 15, 2015 at 8:32 am

    Great printable, I’m working on my blog planner pages st the moment. It’s amazing how many we need! I’m loving your organise your blog series #sundaystars x
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      LIFE UNEXPECTED
      November 17, 2015 at 11:36 am

      Thank you so much Leandra! It’s so much easier to run blogs with them isn’t it. I’m glad you love the series. xx

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    Sara at Handy Herbs
    November 15, 2015 at 9:11 am

    I am loving these blog organisers Chloe – you give so many tips and and having the sheets is such a fab idea too! I think they will be really helpful for newer bloggers and I’m sure even established bloggers would find some tips or the organisation helpful.Thanks so much for sharing #KCACOLS

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      LIFE UNEXPECTED
      November 17, 2015 at 11:38 am

      Thank you so much Sara. I’ve had such a great response, I’m really glad that they’re helpful. I think I might be a little bit too organised for my own good though! 🙂 xx

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    Amanda
    November 15, 2015 at 11:14 am

    Great idea, I have only just started doing giveaways. So, I wouldn’t need it yet. I like the idea of printable things like this though, to organise my blogging. Thank you,
    Amanda #sundaystars
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      LIFE UNEXPECTED
      November 17, 2015 at 11:39 am

      Good luck with your giveaways! They definitely help you to grow your readership. I hope you enjoy the rest of the series too x

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    mummyofboygirltwins
    November 15, 2015 at 12:33 pm

    Such a good idea and very organised too! I am often trawling back through my emails and notes to keep on track. Love this and thanks for sharing 🙂 Jess xx

    #sundaystars

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      LIFE UNEXPECTED
      November 17, 2015 at 11:41 am

      Thank you so much Jess. Our inboxes can definitely get a bit manic can’t they.x

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    Mommy's Little Princesses
    November 15, 2015 at 8:22 pm

    Yet another brilliantly helpful post. I’m sure it will be very helpful for any future giveaways. Thank you so much.xx #KCACOLS
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      LIFE UNEXPECTED
      November 17, 2015 at 11:46 am

      Thank you so much!!! I hope it does come in handy xx

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    Smallstuffandme
    November 15, 2015 at 8:27 pm

    Found this really useful! I’m a newbie blogger and hope to have a stab at running a giveaway in the near future so I’ll definitely be referring back to this!
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      LIFE UNEXPECTED
      November 17, 2015 at 11:47 am

      Thank you so much. I hope you’re enjoying blogging. Definitely check out the rest of the series, I think there are some posts that you’ll find really helpful because although fun, blogging can get a bit overwhelming at times. x

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    Jenny (Midwife and Life)
    November 16, 2015 at 7:26 am

    Thanks for this, I have a spreadsheet I use (must update it) but it might be useful for me to add the page views as well. I love this series! Thanks for linking up to #KCACOLS, hope to see you again next week x
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      LIFE UNEXPECTED
      November 17, 2015 at 11:49 am

      A spreadsheet is a great idea! It’s good to have tools like that to keep on top of things isn’t it. Thank you for co-hosting. xx

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    Christine Kenny
    November 16, 2015 at 7:26 am

    This is such an amazing series of posts. Thank you so much!
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      LIFE UNEXPECTED
      November 17, 2015 at 11:51 am

      Thank you so much Christine!!! I’m so, so glad they’re helpful! 😀 x

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    ERFmama
    November 16, 2015 at 7:34 pm

    Thank you for this! This is such a useful series!! 😀
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      LIFE UNEXPECTED
      November 17, 2015 at 11:56 am

      Thank you!!! I’m so glad they’re helpful. It definitely makes it worth it getting feedback like this. x

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    Claire at Tin Box Traveller
    November 16, 2015 at 11:15 pm

    I’m so behind with looking through all your fab printables – I’ve just been off to look at the other weeks. I almost forgot to come back and comment for #KCACOLS. Still, it will be great for your bounce rate!! 🙂
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      LIFE UNEXPECTED
      November 17, 2015 at 12:00 pm

      Haha thanks, my bounce rate was pretty good on this day haha. I hope you like the series and you find something that might be useful. x

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    Robyn
    November 17, 2015 at 8:46 am

    This post is excellent timing for me, I’m just working on setting up my first giveaway now and feeling a bit nervous about getting it right and using it wisely. Off to check out the external links now too – thanks! #SundayStars
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      LIFE UNEXPECTED
      November 17, 2015 at 12:01 pm

      Oh yay I’m so glad you found it useful! I really hope your first giveaway goes well. Don’t be nervous, it’s a great learning curve for next time if anything goes wrong, but I’m sure it’ll be a success. Good luck xx

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    Everything Mummy
    November 18, 2015 at 10:25 pm

    Awesome, love this series – so helpful Thanks for linking up to #sundaystars x
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      LIFE UNEXPECTED
      November 19, 2015 at 5:12 pm

      Thank you, I’m glad you like it. 😀 Thank you for hosting. x

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    Lisa (Travel Loving Family)
    December 2, 2015 at 11:55 pm

    Thanks Chloe, I have followed all your advice for setting up my first giveaway!
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      LIFE UNEXPECTED
      December 5, 2015 at 7:07 pm

      Awww thanks! I hope it goes well! 😀 I’m popping over to enter now. xx

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