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If my questions are already in the big guide then please let me know as I will just go back there rather than take up peoples time here.

In regards to social media competitions, do people make new accounts for this or do they just use their existing ones.

I don't really want to use my personal accounts to spam for competitions so I am wondering how people get around this assuming they think the same way.

Apologies once again if this has been asked about a million times already :) 

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  • Misslayed
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    I only really use Twitter for competitions, anything else on there is just incidental. I think I'm right in saying Facebook will only let you have one account, I rarely use it for comping, generally just local ones that my RL friends might like to enter too. Can't be doing with Instagram, I opened an account just for comping but I hate it!
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    PS welcome to the forum! 🥂🎉🍰🍧
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  • Misslayed said:
    I only really use Twitter for competitions, anything else on there is just incidental. I think I'm right in saying Facebook will only let you have one account, I rarely use it for comping, generally just local ones that my RL friends might like to enter too. Can't be doing with Instagram, I opened an account just for comping but I hate it!
    I see, when you set up your new instagram for comping did you try and make it authentic or just like a throwaway account
  • Misslayed said:
    PS welcome to the forum! 🥂🎉🍰🍧
    Thanks :)

    You guys seem a lot more friendly than the matched betting forum I am on, new people seem to just get abuse on there
  • Ms_Dee
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    plummy96 said:
    If my questions are already in the big guide then please let me know as I will just go back there rather than take up peoples time here.

    In regards to social media competitions, do people make new accounts for this or do they just use their existing ones.

    I don't really want to use my personal accounts to spam for competitions so I am wondering how people get around this assuming they think the same way.

    Apologies once again if this has been asked about a million times already :) 
    Welcome :smile:         

    Facebook - Their terms and conditions state that you must only have your real name, date of birth and only one account. 
    I use my genuine account and very rarely enter share competitions (if you do make sure you make that post public)
    The follow, like and comment competitions are the best and there are so many of them, so no need to spend my time with the share ones.
    Asking for shares and tags is actual against Facebook terms but even the big companies get away with it. I do however enter tagging competitions, I have around 5 friends that I regularly tag who comp too. (3 of which I met on here and love them so much now ❤️)

    Twitter - I mainly use this for replying to people and comping, so my wall is just covered in competitions, I've won a couple of comps on twitter, but not many, I don't know if the lack of 'realness' that stops them or if it is just because so many people are on there and it only takes two seconds to Follow and Retweet. I do have a profile picture and a pinned post, which helps make it look real, well after all I am real!

    Instagram - I use my real Instagram, as competitions usually only require you to follow, like and tag some friends, again I have certain friends that don't mind me tagging them (If you want my username to tag me, feel free to send me a message!)
    I very rarely screenshot competitions and post to my wall, as I don't want to fill my wall with competitions, I have genuine photos. I also only occasionally share to my stories too, usually once every few days, but this isn't usually a condition of entry but usually for an extra entry. (you can't share to your stories from a computer I don't think, only the app)

    Pinterest - Very rarely do people do Pinterest competitions, but when they do, they don't tend to get so many entries, so you have a higher chance, worth having and keeping your eye out.

    TikTok - I don't have one and don't wish to, but more and more competitions seem to be on there.

    Rafflecopter, Gleam, Rafflepress and ViralSweep - All worth doing in my opinion, most of my wins are from RCs or Gleams, they take a little longer to do, but once you are in the flow and used to them, it doesn't take too long and worth the extra effort.
    Thank you to everyone who posts competitions and good luck to everyone who enters.
  • Wow. Thank you so much for this.

    To start with I will stick to the gleam ones etc and also Twitter.

    But depending on the amount of instagram competitions, I may decide to start doing these, when the time comes I may send you a message :)
  • Ms_Dee
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    plummy96 said:
    Wow. Thank you so much for this.

    To start with I will stick to the gleam ones etc and also Twitter.

    But depending on the amount of instagram competitions, I may decide to start doing these, when the time comes I may send you a message :)
    Absolutely. Just give us a shout whenever.

    Best of Luck with comping, hope you get a win soon. It can become very addictive and even little wins can keep you motivated.

    Feel free to message anytime with any questions or of course post a thread, if you can't find the answer. 

    Lovely to have you here :smiley:
    Thank you to everyone who posts competitions and good luck to everyone who enters.
  • Blulu
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    I panicked when I read this thread, cos I thought I had two FB accounts. One in my real name and one in my pen name - eek! So I just nearly deleted my pen name one. But it seems I have an account under my real name and a 'page' under my other name. Both operating from the same account. When I click on my picture (top right with a downward arrow) it gives me the option: "Choose how to interact
    Post, comment and react as your profile or Page."

    So I guess that's allowed. I don't know how I set this up, but someone else here might. Having said that, I hardly use FB at all for comping, other than sometimes as a log in shortcut to comps, and the very occasional like. It's extremely rare that I share any comp there.

    Anyway, I thought I'd mention, just in case it's useful.

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