Blog

50+ Growth Hacks Using Gleam.io

See 50+ inspiring ways that our customers have used various Gleam apps to grow their business and drive more sales.

Stuart McKeown · 18 min read

Gleam.io - The Growth Marketing Platform

Gleam is a marketing platform that helps you run campaigns that help users engage and promote your business.

Stuart McKeown · 6 min read

30+ Ways to Grow Your YouTube Channel

Grow your YouTube channel with expert tips for creating content, promoting your videos and skyrocketing engagement.

Charlotte Czarnota · 14 min read

The Ultimate 2024 Instagram Idea List: 80+ Tips for Effectively Marketing Your Brand

Want to take your Instagram account to the next level? Take a look at these 80+ powerful tips.

Ahron Burstin · 26 min read

The Best Comment to Win Ideas & Tools

This guide will cover everything you need to know about comment-to-win giveaways!

Charlotte Czarnota · 7 min read

How To Announce Contest Winners

Check out our top tips for announcing contest winners and re-engaging participants!

Charlotte Czarnota · 6 min read

How To Promote Your App With Giveaways

Check out our tried and tested tips for promoting your app with giveaways!

Charlotte Czarnota · 5 min read

How To Increase Book Sales With Giveaways

Learn how to make the most of giveaways and social media to boost your book sales and increase your following!

Charlotte Czarnota · 7 min read

How To Promote Your Business on Reddit

From finding the right subreddits to running paid ads, check out our top tips for promoting your business on Reddit!

Charlotte Czarnota · 10 min read

4th of July Giveaway Ideas

Check out all the ways you can use giveaways to drive engagement this 4th of July.

Charlotte Czarnota · 7 min read

How to Increase Etsy Sales With Giveaways

Grow your store, generate leads and drive sales by running promotional Etsy giveaways.

Charlotte Czarnota · 8 min read

Fun and Creative Mother's Day Contest Ideas

Engage customers and boost your brand this Mother's Day with our contest and giveaway ideas.

Charlotte Czarnota · 7 min read

30+ Easter Giveaway & Prize Ideas for Spring

Make the most of the Easter festivities and host a giveaway. It's a sure way to boost engagement, gain followers, increase your mailing list and much more!

Charlotte Czarnota · 13 min read

Elevate Your Online Presence With The Best Linktree Ideas

Harness the power of your social media audience with Linktree and drive meaningful action from your page.

Charlotte Czarnota · 10 min read

21 Instagram Bio Ideas for Your Business

Instagram is not just about Posts, Stories, and Reels. Check out our top ideas for crafting the perfect Instagram bio.

Charlotte Czarnota · 11 min read

26 Christmas Marketing Ideas to Boost Sales

Boost sales and engagement with 26 festive marketing ideas for Christmas.

Charlotte Czarnota · 15 min read

20 Ideas for Growing Your Business on TikTok

Learn how to expand your audience, promote your offering and create an effective TikTok marketing strategy.

Charlotte Czarnota · 17 min read

The Best Giveaway & Social Media Contest Tools for 2024

Check out our top picks for contest, sweepstakes & giveaway apps and learn to pick the perfect tool for your business.

Helena Ng · 12 min read

Amazon Giveaways in 2023 - Everything You Need to Know

Find out everything you need to know to create, run and promote awesome Amazon Giveaways.

Ahron Burstin · 4 min read

Goodreads Giveaways - Everything Authors Need to Know in 2024

Find out everything you need to know about running successful Goodreads Giveaways in 2024.

Ahron Burstin · 8 min read

How to Grow Your Online Store This Spring With Gleam

No matter how you want to drive growth this spring, Gleam's got you covered.

Ahron Burstin · 3 min read

How To Engage Your Community During The Coronavirus Outbreak

Struggling to keep your audience engaged? Learn how to use downtime to your advantage and emerge stronger 🏋️‍♂️

Ahron Burstin · 10 min read

How To Promote Your Black Friday Sales With Gleam

Promote your deals and drive more sales this Black Friday with Gleam.

Ahron Burstin · 5 min read

Random Comment Picker For Instagram Contests

Check out the best ways to pick random Instagram comments for your next contest.

Ahron Burstin · 2 min read

Guidelines For Your Instagram Giveaway Rules, Terms & Conditions

The complete guide to setting up the rules, terms & conditions for your Instagram giveaways.

Ahron Burstin · 5 min read

Randomly Generate Winners For Your Facebook Contest

Take a look at all the best ways to easily draw random winners for your next Facebook contest.

Ahron Burstin · 5 min read

How To Pick Winners For Your Twitter Giveaway

Take a look at all the best ways you can pick winners for your Twitter giveaway using follows, retweets, hashtags and more.

Ahron Burstin · 6 min read

How To Get Permission To Use User-Generated Content

All the best ways to obtain legal permission to use user-generated content in your marketing.

Ahron Burstin · 5 min read

Random Comment Picker For Facebook Contests

Check out the easiest way to pick random winners for your next Facebook comment contest.

Ahron Burstin · 3 min read

Randomly Picking Retweets For Twitter Giveaways

Check out the best ways to pick random retweets and draw winners for your Twitter giveaway.

Ahron Burstin · 2 min read

50+ Email Marketing Ideas For Driving Action & Engaging Leads

Take a look at 50 of the best ideas you can use to take your email marketing to the next level.

Helena Ng · 22 min read

7 Principles That Helped Us Bootstrap a 7-Figure Business

7 Principles I've learned growing Gleam from humble beginnings to a 7+ figure business.

John Sherwood · 10 min read

How To Run An Instagram Photo Contest

Everything you need to know to run and pick winners for your own powerful Instagram photo contest.

Ahron Burstin · 11 min read

How To Randomly Generate Winners For Your Giveaway

Take a look at all the best ways to randomly pick winners for your giveaway.

Ahron Burstin · 2 min read

Contest & Sweepstakes Laws In Every U.S. State

Take a look at the laws and regulations that effect contests and sweepstakes in every state in the U.S.

Ahron Burstin · 13 min read

How to Run Legal Giveaways, Contests & Sweepstakes

Find out everything you need to know about contest and sweepstakes laws, rules and regulations in the U.S. and how you can run your own legally compliant giveaway.

Ahron Burstin · 3 min read

Promoting Your Podcast With Contests

Take a look at how you can use contests to encourage listens, drive subscriptions and grow your podcast.

Ahron Burstin · 8 min read

Random Comment Picker For YouTube Giveaways

Check out the best way to run YouTube giveaways and randomly pick winners from your comments.

Ahron Burstin · 4 min read

Maximize Social Engagement With Hashtag Campaigns

Check out all the best ideas, tips and real-world inspiration you need to run the perfect hashtag campaign.

Ahron Burstin · 16 min read

Popup Ideas to Grow Sales and Collect Emails

Find out how to easily create discount popups for E-commerce, and all the best ways you can put them to use.

Ahron Burstin · 6 min read

The 30+ Best Ways to Generate Leads In 2023

Check out all the best strategies and tips for boosting exposure and generating leads in 2023.

Ahron Burstin · 37 min read

Using Countdown Timer Bars & Popups to Create Urgency

Find out how you can use countdown timer bars and popups to build urgency and drive sales.

Stuart McKeown · 3 min read

The Best Hashtags To Use In 2024

We take you through all the best and most popular hashtags for 2024, and give you some expert tips on how to use them.

Ahron Burstin · 17 min read

Drive Customer Retention With Post Checkout Coupons

Find out how you can use coupons and discount codes to boost customer retention.

Ahron Burstin · 2 min read

Stop Buying Likes: 25+ Tips to Drive Real Engagement on Facebook

Buying Page Likes may seem like an appealing strategy, but it's not worth it in the long run. Here's what you should do instead.

Stuart McKeown · 19 min read

How to Run a Successful Online Giveaway

Find out everything you need to know to run a successful giveaway which generates leads and drives powerful actions.

Ahron Burstin · 18 min read

Drive More Actions With Tiered Coupons

Encourage your customers to drive more actions using Gleam's tiered coupon scheme.

Helena Ng · 5 min read

How Our Customers Sell More Products With Incentivized Coupons

Turn your promotion codes or discount coupons into a revenue-driving engine by incentivising them.

Helena Ng · 15 min read

How to Build an Instagram Welcome Offer: Grow Your List & Drive Sales From Instagram Bio Traffic

Use this easy tactic to drive E-commerce visits and generate sales from Instagram.

Ahron Burstin · 4 min read

Simple Trick to Increase YouTube Subscribers by 400%

If you have a YouTube channel you should be using this everytime you link to it.

Stuart McKeown · 1 min read

The Ultimate Guide To Running A Contest On Facebook

Find out everything you to know to run a powerful Facebook contest with this comprehensive guide.

Stuart McKeown · 10 min read

Convert Product Hunt Users With Exclusive Welcome Offers

Use this simple tactic to convert website visitors into subscribers and customers.

Ahron Burstin · 2 min read

The Product Hunt Launch Guide: 40+ Things You Need to Know

Find out how to launch your idea on Product Hunt to get featured on the front page and drive customer acquisition.

Ahron Burstin · 29 min read

Simple + Effective Content Upgrades For E-Commerce Stores

This technique focuses on creating simple lead generating content upgrades for any E-Commerce store.

Stuart McKeown · 1 min read

Announce Product Updates Or New Features In Your Web App (In 5 Minutes!)

Take 5 minutes to customise a notification banner for your product updates or feature announcements 😎

Helena Ng · 5 min read

150+ Awesome Prize Ideas For Your Next Contest

Take a look at our in-depth list of awesome prize ideas and find the perfect prize for your next contest.

Ahron Burstin · 34 min read

Using Coupons to Convert E-Commerce Visitors Into Customers

Take an in-depth look at how you can use coupons to drive sales from E-commerce visitors.

Ahron Burstin · 13 min read

40 Giveaway Ideas For Generating Leads, Engaging Your Audience & Driving Growth

Take a look at our comprehensive list of giveaway ideas which will help you generate leads and drive growth.

Ahron Burstin · 24 min read

Leverage On Social Proof: Create A Social Media Wall For Live Displays

Show off a curation of your best social media content on any live display with Gleam's Gallery app.

Helena Ng · 8 min read

Marketing a Successful Kickstarter With Contests

Delve inside to see how using contests can make or break your Kickstarter campaign.

Ahron Burstin · 19 min read

How to Increase Your Sales & Grow Your List Using Email Marketing

We explore the best ways to drive revenue and sales from your email list.

Stuart McKeown · 11 min read

Facebook Promotion Guidelines (2024 Edition)

Keep up to date with the latest changes to the Facebook Promotion Guidelines.

Stuart McKeown · 5 min read

Triggering Opt-in Forms Based on CSS Selectors

Trigger opt-in forms based on the presence or contents of CSS Selectors on your page.

Stuart McKeown · 1 min read

Using Coupons to Drive Sales From Contest Entrants

Use this simple tactic to convert contest entrants into customers and drive sales with your next campaign.

Ahron Burstin · 2 min read

How to Boost Your Spotify Listens With Pre-Save Campaigns

Find out how you can boost your Spotify streams by running a pre-save campaign with Gleam.

Ahron Burstin · 10 min read

How To Use User-Generated Content In Your Marketing

Everything you need to know about using user-generated content to take your marketing to the next level.

Ahron Burstin · 9 min read

Showcase Your E-Commerce Community With Carousels

Find out how you can show off photos from your community with stylish carousels.

Ahron Burstin · 2 min read

Collect GDPR Consent On Your Opt-In Forms

Get to know how GDPR laws will affect opt-in forms on your marketing campaigns.

Helena Ng · 6 min read

How to Use Contests to Collect User-Generated Content

Learn step by step how to craft the perfect UGC campaign for your brand.

Ahron Burstin · 14 min read

9 Ways to Grow Your Twitch Channel

Take a look at all the best ways you can grow your Twitch audience.

Ahron Burstin · 40 min read

50+ Early Stage Marketing & Growth Strategies For Startups

Look no further than this post for 50 tried and tested tactics to grow your business.

Helena Ng · 34 min read

How Catch Grows Their $300m Australian E-Commerce Marketplace

Catch is one of Australia's biggest E-Commerce players. Join us as we break down how they do it.

Ahron Burstin · 22 min read

How to Grow Your Shopify Store: 9 Tips For E-Commerce Success

Growing a Shopify store from scratch can be tough. That's exactly why we created this guide.

Ahron Burstin · 12 min read

The Ultimate List of Facebook Marketing Ideas: 40+ Ideas for Posts, Giveaways & Businesses

Out of ideas for marketing on Facebook? Never fear we've put together a huge guide for you.

Ahron Burstin · 19 min read

Launching a New Business Online: 14 Marketing Tips, Tricks & Ideas

Launching a new business doesn't have to be tough. Get a head start with this tactical guide.

Ahron Burstin · 21 min read

10 Common Mistakes Businesses Make With Their Giveaways

We break down the common mistakes we see most businesses make with their giveaways.

Ahron Burstin · 20 min read

How to Get More Likes on Instagram: 40+ Expert Tips

Get 40+ expert tips on creating valuable content and driving Instagram engagement.

Ahron Burstin · 13 min read

How to Write Amazing Case Studies That Convert & Drive Sales

See how we use compelling case studies to drive sales & awareness for Gleam.

Stuart McKeown · 18 min read

The Ultimate Guide to Running a Contest on Instagram

Looking to run a contest on Instagram? Look no further than this guide, we have it all.

Ahron Burstin · 19 min read

Where to Find Free, High-Quality Stock Images For Commercial Use

See why stock images are important for your business and where to find the best ones in this guide.

Ahron Burstin · 10 min read

Growing Your Fanbase on SoundCloud: The Ultimate Guide For Artists

Whether you're just starting out on SoundCloud or have an established following you won't want to miss these 30+ tips.

Ahron Burstin · 26 min read

How to Create a New Location on Instagram

Learn how to increase exposure and drive visitation with Instagram locations.

Stuart McKeown · 3 min read

How to Repost Pictures on Instagram

Find out how to easily repost pictures on Instagram.

Stuart McKeown · 2 min read

Ultimate Library of Growth Hacks

These are methodologies, techniques & tactics we’ve tried or learned along the way whilst building Gleam.

Stuart McKeown · 2 min read

Guide to All Facebook Image Sizes in 2024

Find out all the best image sizes for Facebook to make your profile and posts stand out.

Stuart McKeown · 4 min read

How to Run a Successful Contest on YouTube

This is the only guide you'll ever need to help you run an effective YouTube contest.

Stuart McKeown · 19 min read

SoundCloud Download Gate: Grow Your SoundCloud Followers

Learn how to quickly build a gated download widget for SoundCloud to grow your followers.

Stuart McKeown · 1 min read

A Practical Guide to E-Commerce Opt-in Forms

We've broken down the different ways you can collect emails addresses for your E-commerce store.

Stuart McKeown · 13 min read

Create Content Upgrades or Lead Magnets Easily

Learn how to create Lead Magnets into your content to incentivize opt-ins for your newsletter.

Stuart McKeown · 1 min read

How We Grew SaaS Inbound Traffic By 300% In 6 Months

We break down how we grew our inbound traffic by 300% in just 6 months.

Stuart McKeown · 10 min read

How to Create An Instagram Business Account

We'll take you step by step through linking your Instagram with a Facebook page to create a Business Account.

Stuart McKeown · 3 min read

The 5 Content Pillars That Drive 95% Of Our Inbound Leads

95% of our new customers come from inbound marketing. Here's the content playbook we use.

Stuart McKeown · 10 min read

2015 Year in Review: Building A Fast Growing Bootstrapped Business

What's it like to run a growing bootstrapped business? Let's look back on 2015.

Stuart McKeown · 20 min read

14 Upsides Of Being An Australian Startup

What are some of the benefits of running a remote startup down under?

Stuart McKeown · 8 min read

Recover Abandoned Shopping Carts With Capture

Learn how to use Capture to recover abandoned shopping carts on your E-Commerce store.

Stuart McKeown · 1 min read

10 Ways To Grow Your E-Commerce Sales Using Gleam

Got an E-Commerce store? Then you'll need these 10 Gleam tips to grow your sales.

Stuart McKeown · 7 min read

Title Focus Growth Hack

Learn a trick to catch your users attention when they leave the current article or blog post.

Stuart McKeown · 1 min read

The Pros & Cons Of Working From Home

Get these 20 tried and tested tips to make life easier when you work from home.

Stuart McKeown · 10 min read

36 Small Business Growth Marketing Tips

Every small business needs all the help they can get. How about 36 tactics you can implement now?

Stuart McKeown · 18 min read

15 Early Traction Growth Hacking Strategies For Startups

Once you launch, getting that early traction is crucial. Here's 15 tips that worked for us.

Stuart McKeown · 14 min read

Disqus Comments Growth Hack

This tip allows you to redirect a user after they leave a disqus comment on a specific blog post.

Stuart McKeown · 1 min read

Using Your Email Signature to Drive Signups & Sales

A simple way to drive more awareness to your product every time you send someone an email.

Stuart McKeown · 1 min read

From 0 to 110k Instagram Followers In 5 Months: The Growth Story of Foundr

We break down how Foundr has grown their Instagram following to over 110k in just 5 months.

Stuart McKeown · 4 min read

Why Exit Intent Popups Are Awesome (And How To Set One Up In 5 Minutes)

Learn step by step how to imeplement an Exit Intent opt-in form on any website.

Stuart McKeown · 6 min read

5 Things We Did In 2014 To Grow By 1059%

We managed to grow Gleam by 1059% in one year, lets take a look at how we did it.

Stuart McKeown · 11 min read

How We Increased Our Email Opt-ins By 1000%

See exactly how we increased our blog email opt-ins by 1000% using some simple tactics.

Stuart McKeown · 4 min read

Forget Facebook Likes: 10 Alternatives to Grow Your Business Online

Many new businesses focus on Likes rather than sales. Here's how to change your mindset.

Stuart McKeown · 9 min read

15 Pre-Launch Growth Hacking Strategies For Startups

Don't underestimate the power of growing before you launch. Here's our top tips.

Stuart McKeown · 11 min read

20 Effective Email List Growth Tactics for E-Commerce

Learn some of the top tips to grow your E-commerce database from 0 to hero in this incredible how-to guide.

Stuart McKeown · 9 min read

Goodbye Facebook Like Gating, Hello Action Gating

Facebook has removed the ability to gate Page Likes, so what alternatives does a Business have?

Stuart McKeown · 6 min read

10 Relatively Unused Growth Hacks

There's hundreds of ways you can grow your business, in this post we look at a few unusual ways that worked for others.

Stuart McKeown · 4 min read

Increasing Competition Entries With Tabs, Popups & Capture

See how you can use our other install methods to drive more entries into your contest.

Stuart McKeown · 1 min read

Why Being an Australian Startup Sucks

We took some time to reflect on the state of startups in 2014 and what could be better.

Stuart McKeown · 8 min read

Split Testing This Phrase Increased Our Signups By 484%

One simple phrase "Powered by" is used by startups everywhere. Can it be improved?

Stuart McKeown · 2 min read

18 Ways We Grow Our Product With Good Customer Experience

18 actionable tips & tricks on how you can grow your product by being responsive to customers.

Stuart McKeown · 11 min read

How to Always See Facebook Posts From Your Favourite Pages

Here's how you can make sure you're seeing posts from all your favourite Facebook pages.

Stuart McKeown · 2 min read

Lessons Learned Growing to Over 100 Customers

Learn how we grew from 0 to 100 customers in 5 months. If we can do it, so can you!

Stuart McKeown · 13 min read

Grow Your Twitter Follower Numbers With These 40 Proven Tips

Struggling to get traction on Twitter? We've put together 40 of our top tips to help you grow your Followers.

Stuart McKeown · 9 min read

Introducing Facebook Mobile Tab Smart Links

Facebook Tabs don't work on mobile devices, but Gleam campaigns do.

Stuart McKeown · 2 min read

16 Growth Hacks That Have Helped Grow Our Business By 200% Without Any Press

You don't need press to grow, learn some of the things we've implemented that have worked.

Stuart McKeown · 8 min read

Getting The Most Out of Chat at Work Without Killing Your Productivity

See how we use chat at Gleam to automate our workflows and help us work faster.

Stuart McKeown · 6 min read

16 Actionable Ways to Get More Followers on Instagram

Explore over 16 actionable ways to help increase your followers on Instagram, a perfect guide for any brand or business wanting to make an impact.

Stuart McKeown · 5 min read

15 Ways to Align Your Content Marketing Strategy With Business Objectives

Understand how having a solid content plan in place and executing on it can propel your business upwards.

Stuart McKeown · 6 min read

15 Ways For Bloggers to Make More Money From Competitions

Learn strategies and tactics to work with brands to drive more revenue from contests and advertising.

Stuart McKeown · 4 min read

Using Gleam to Drive More Video & Stream Engagement

Learn how to use Gleam to drive more views and engagement on your videos and livestreams.

Stuart McKeown · 1 min read

50 Startup Pricing Pages

We teardown some of our favourite pricing pages to see what tactics SaaS companies use to grow.

Stuart McKeown · 3 min read

Noah Kagan: 8 Effective Ways He Markets Himself

We breakdown some of the best marketers and look at what tactics they use to build their personal brand.

Stuart McKeown · 3 min read

How to Run a Successful Giveaway on Your Blog

Did you know you can embed Gleam into blog posts? Here's our top tips for success.

Stuart McKeown · 4 min read

Practical Ways to Use Lifecycle Emails to Get More Customers

Join us as we explore how to delight your customers using transactional and lifecycle emails.

Stuart McKeown · 6 min read

The Complete Guide to Setting up Google Analytics

Our in-depth guide to help you fully setup Google Analytics for your startup.

Stuart McKeown · 11 min read

Drive Growth By Building Beautiful Products

Explore ways that businesses build unique product experiences to drive growth & sales.

Stuart McKeown · 5 min read

Capture Emails With Pre-Launch Landing Pages: Examples & Recommended Tools

Explore techniques and tools to build a launch page that converts visitors into subscribers.

Stuart McKeown · 14 min read