Some of you might have seen marketers offering a freebie and additional freebie bonuses ‘if you forward this to 2 friends’ in the thank you/download pages. There are wordpress plugins that do this sort of setup, all you have to do is to plug the script into your client’s thank you page for the opt-in, and offer a printable discount or freebie coupon which they can access in the next thank you page after forwarding the original deal to 2 friends or family members. This sort of stuff goes viral quick, and you will acquire an exponentially growing list of fresh new leads if you implement this campaign
I have some questions about this:
1) How would you forward the offer on to 2 friends? Would there be 2 boxes on the 'thank you' page that you have to enter your 2 friends email addresses?
2) What happens when the friends receive the offer, do they get the first free offer when they opt in, and the 2nd when they enter 2 friends' emails?
3) How would you get this to go viral? I presume the offer of forwarding to 2 friends would have to be done via social media to go viral, if so how can this be done on social media, would I just put link on Facebook to the opt in page?
I like the sound of this concept, but am just not quite sure how it would work in practice and how I can set it up easily, so can anyone explain how it works, thanks. Has anyone here done this, and is it effective?