If you’re a WAHM business owner and you are doing these competitions, then it may be putting your whole social investment at risk.

If you are planning on running a trade promotion on your Facebook Page in Australia, you need to ensure your competition is run in accordance with both Facebook Page Guidelines for Promotions and State Government regulations for trade promotions.

We see it time and time again,  Facebook page owners breaking the rules with things like Share to Win” or “Like and Share to Win” or “Tag a Friend to Win.

Why risk it, I know I would not. I came across this article in a Facebook Group last week, and it is very worthy of a share.  Why risk your business Page being removed by Facebook.


1. Nobody likes spam.

2. More ‘likes’ is about ‘vanity’

3. It’s not ethical

4. It screws up the Facebook algorithm

5. What’s the punishment?

6. You might be breaking the actual law

Read the whole post at Effective Naturally here

in case you love reading rules, here are the promotion guidelines for Facebook.

The right way and the legal way to run a Facebook Comp and Apps to use them

Heyo, read the review here

Wishpond, read the review here





Australian State Government Guidelines for Trade Promotions

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