If you want to win prizes and become a fellow comper (someone who enters competitions as a regular hobby). Then the main thing to realise is that it really is a numbers game. The more competitions you enter the more chance you have of winning. But it also depends on how lucky you are and how much time you are willing to put into it. Most successful compers usually spend a few hours every day entering anything from 100-200 competitions each day. Entering competitions from websites, social media, magazines, businesses, TV and radio stations.
If you’re serious about comping, then below are some hints and tips we strongly recommend. They will not only help improve your experience and chances of winning but will also help you to apply for as many competitions as you can in the quickest, easiest and safest possible way.
First things first, it is wise that you get antivirus software on your computer if you haven’t already. As unfortunately, some competitions out there online can be a bit spammy sometimes. So its best to be safe rather than sorry and protect yourself from any hidden nasties just in case.
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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. Also, some competitions require you to reply back to them by email so you might want to check that regularly too to make sure so you don’t miss out on any prizes. Also always check your spam folder regularly.
Some competitions ask for your telephone number and unfortunately, this can lead to lots of unwanted telemarketing calls afterwards .So a way around this 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 with free delivery. If you are from the United States then you can get a free SIM below with free delivery. If you are from Australia you press the button below to get a SIM card sent to you with free delivery. Its usually $2 but for a limited time its free.
That way you can enter more competitions and can avoid unwanted telemarketing calls. Just remember to check the voicemails regularly on that SIM 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 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, as they don’t have the time to fill in so much information which means fewer people enter them, which gives you a much higher chance of winning.
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Join comping groups on social media. There are loads of groups on Facebook and Twitter. Not only are they good for staying up to date with competitions, but they are also great for connecting with fellow compers. Having comping buddies can be really beneficial, as you can help each other find great competitions. As they say, ‘two heads are better than one’ and you can also give each other tips and share winning stories which will help inspire you and keep you positive.
Positive thinking. It’s proven that positive thinking really can help. So if you believe you are going to win you actually have more chance of winning. However, it’s also important not to get disheartened when you don’t win and just see it as a numbers game. For more information on this, you should have a look into affirmations, manifesting, the law of attraction and daily mantras to help boost your positivity. Not only are they good for helping with your chances of winning they can also help you with other areas of your life as well.
Heres a Youtube clip explaining the law of attraction
Inspiration. In order to feel motivated it can help hearing other compers successes.
Below is a YouTube video of a fellow comper who like us is also addicted to comping. She got ill so she had more time on her hands and started entering competitions. During that time she has won some amazing prizes so hopefully this will inspire you to see what is possible.
♣And Good Luck!♣