Do you ever feel like you are the only one that isn’t winning a prize? Comping is a hobby, but many people will give up entering after just a few weeks because they haven’t won a prize. However, if you give up then you will never win anything. If you want to start winning competitions then take a look at these tips.
Start Winning Tips
A great way to keep yourself motivated is to join a Facebook group or an online forum where other compers chat and discuss wins and competitions. This will also help you to find competitions that you can enter.
You can also look for Facebook pages that share comps and follow these pages so that you receive the updates and postings on your timeline.
Another great way to find competitions is to search on Google and Twitter for the prizes that you want and competitions that you would like to enter. You can use your smartphone to have a look for new competitions whenever you have a spare moment.
Radio competitions are a great way to stay motivated because if you win, you will know straight away.
The competitions that you enter should be legitimate, so rather stick to websites and social media pages of companies that you know and are running real competitions.
If you haven’t won anything, then you should make sure that you are entering correctly. Read the rules and check the entry requirements as well as the closing dates.
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If you aren’t having any luck online, then why not go out and see if any of your local shops or supermarket are running any competitions. Keep an eye out for entry forms and posters that are advertising competitions.
It is a good idea to try a few effort competitions. These competitions usually require you to submit a photo, a comment or send a piece of writing. If the competition is judged then you should put effort into the entry, but if the winner is chosen at random you don’t need to put too much effort in. However, these types of competitions are usually low entry.
Instant win competitions usually offer thousands of smaller prizes and these competitions are a great way to keep yourself motivated. You can usually get your hands on a small prize.
Reduce the amount of sharing that you are doing because like and share competitions are extremely hard to win, because they have a high entry level. If you find a competition with a prize that you don’t want then you should definitely share it, but if the prize is something that you want then don’t post it on social media so that everyone else can enter. It is nice to share, but your chances of winning are reduced when more people enter. You will have a better chance of winning competitions that are like and comment ones.
Make sure to check your inbox and your junk folders regularly so you don’t miss a win notification.
When you are looking for competitions to enter, it is a good idea to look for competitions that offer the prizes that you want. You can make a wish list of prizes and this will keep you motivated when entering online competitions.
You might be wondering why you need a wish list…
How to Make a Wish list
A wish list should be the things that you really want whether it will make your life easier or something that you wouldn’t be able to afford on your own. Competitions can give you what you want. You are able to dream and create a wish list of prizes and imagine winning those prizes.
Your wish list can consist of tickets to the cinema or a show, vouchers for food, clothes or a restaurant, short breaks away, pamper gifts and other such things.
When you are looking for competitions, you should be as specific as possible with the prize that you want to win, so you can find these competitions.
If you focus on finding and entering competitions that have prizes on your wish list, you will find comping a lot more manageable and less overwhelming.
You are able to create Google searches for specific prizes and search on social media platforms.
Your wish list can be in a number of different formats, but just make sure that you are able to access it regularly.
Make a Checklist
The easiest way to make your wish list is by writing it down so you can tick them off. You can use a diary, a nice notebook or put it on your fridge.
Evernote is a great app to use for your wish list and you are able to access it from any device. You can also add check boxes that you can tick off. Also, lists on your device are easy to edit if you need to.
You can create a wish list on Pinterest and once you have won an item you can delete it or comment and say that you have won it.
If you feel like you are not winning, then you need to find ways to keep yourself motivated and look for different competitions and make sure that you are entering correctly. Making a wish list can help motivate you and you get the satisfaction of crossing off an item once you have won it.