If you’re serious about comping then here are some hints and tips we recommend to improve your chances of winning and also to help you apply for as many competitions as you can in the quickest possible way.
There are some people out there who actually comp for a living without the need to work. Sounds crazy? It does, however, it is possible. But it really is a numbers game and it also depends on how lucky you are and how much time you are willing to put in to it. Most successful compers usually spend a few hours everyday entering anything from 100-200 competitions each day. Entering competitions from websites, social media, magazines, businesses, TV and from radio stations.
Here are some other things you can do to help your chances in winning.
First things first, it is wise that you get antivirus software on your computer if you haven’t already, as some competitions can be spammy, so it best to be safe then sorry and protect yourself from any hidden nasties. Avast does a good free version but alternatively, if you want to be 100% protected you might want to check out the below as they have some offers on at the moment.
We strongly recommend that you create an alternative email account just for entering competitions. That way you won’t clog up your personal or professional emails with spam. Just remember to check that email account often to see if you’ve won any competitions and also, some competitions require you to reply back to them by email so you might want to check that regularly too, so you don’t miss out. Also always check your spam folder.
Some competitions ask for your telephone number. If you do not feel comfortable giving out your personal number, then a way around it is to get an alternative SIM card just for competitions. If you are in the UK you can order a free SIM card below and get 5 pounds free credit when you activate. That way you can avoid unwanted telemarketing calls. Just remember to check the voicemails regularly to see if you’ve won any competitions! As you don’t want to miss out on actually getting the prizes.
Some competitions are easier than others and some need more information. In order to fill in the required data to enter the competitions we recommend you install something like Roboform, which is a great program that automatically fills forms and competitions out for you. You just fill in all your data once and then any form or competition you need to complete it will automatically input it the answers for you. That way you don’t have to enter every field of the competition every time you enter a new one as it does it automatically. So it saves a lot of time and a lot of energy and helps you complete competitions a lot more quickly.
Another tip is that the competitions that ask for more info are usually the ones you have more chances of winning. As most people look for the quick and easy competitions and can’t be bothered to fill in so much information which means fewer people enter them, which gives you a much higher chance of winning.
Also join comping groups on social media. There are loads out there!