Did you know there are people that win over $80,000 a year by entering contests? Something as simple as filling out a form, an action that would take a mere 3 minutes, could win you something you’ve always wanted, but have never been able to get? In this post, I will be teaching you how to start entering online contests, and hopefully teaching you how to win something nice. Here are five things you should do to start
1. Make An E-Mail Address Dedicated To Entering Contests
Let’s face it. A lot of the time, companies hand out free stuff because they want another e-mail to advertise to. You don’t want to clutter up your regular e-mail address, so making an e-mail address dedicated to signing up to contests would not be a bad idea. And by the way, don’t worry about entering in your phone number. I’ve yet to receive any telemarketer calls due to entering contests.
2. Download Safari
Safari has an autofill feature which will quickly and easily fill out all your information as soon as you type in your name. Fill out your autofill information once, and it will save you hours and hours of time if you plan on entering a significant amount of contests. Bear in mind that there will be somethings you will still have to fill out, because a lot of websites do not have everything in a text field.
3. Go To contests.about.com
I have looked hard for a contest directory better then this one, and I have not come across anything. This subdomain of about.com is dedicated to contests – it gives some beginner tips on entering contests, sorts out contests by category, ending date, etc. It’s very nice when a lot of contests are right next to each other because you can enter them much quicker. Very, very highly recommended to use this website to find your contests to enter.
4. Make A List Of Daily Contests
A lot of contests you will be able to enter daily, and a lot of people fail to realize that. Luckily, contests.about.com has a section of daily contests. I personally recommend making some type of file of links to contests that you can enter daily. If you enter every day, you obviously have a much higher chance of winning then someone who just enters in once.
5. Waiting, It’s The Hardest Part
No, I don’t mean waiting until the contests are over. I mean waiting until the next day so you can enter in more contests. 😀 Make sure to check your contest e-mail daily to see if you won anything. I wish good luck to you and I hope you win big. If you have any questions about entering contests, send me an e-mail at email@example.com. Thanks for reading!