Are You A Competition Junkie?
Nowadays, you can find competitions pretty much anywhere. Whether it’s online, your local radio station, magazines, or on supermarket products, there’s always an opportunity to win big. Entering is fun, so it’s no wonder it’s easy to get addicted. But do you just like entering competitions, or are you a competition junkie? And above all, what’s the difference?
Believe it or not, there are actually some people out there who enter competitions not just as a hobby, but as a living! From holidays, to computers, to bucket loads of cash, they're completely hooked on the thrill of the chase. Here are four signs you’ve gone beyond the level of hobbyist, to absolute competition junkie.
1. You enter hundreds a week
This isn’t an exaggeration. True competition junkies enter 400, 500, sometimes over 600 competitions every week. It may seem excessive, but the more you enter, the more chance you have of winning. Is it time consuming? Absolutely; some people spend 10 hours a day entering. However, as the old saying goes, “Nothing ventured, nothing gained.”
2. You enter strategically
Competition junkies don’t just enter every competition they come across; they pick and choose based on prizes and chance of winning. Pay close attention to the prizes on offer; there’s no point entering for prizes you won’t use or can’t sell if you don’t want them. They also enter competitions that less people will enter, which means a greater chance of winning. Local competitions, rather than national ones, are best for this.
3. You invest time and effort
Typing in your details and answering a few survey questions isn’t your style! You seek out those 25 words or less entries, or photo contests; anything that takes a little time and effort. Why? Because less people will enter, giving you a much better chance of reaping the rewards!
4. You use a variety of sources
It’s not just online you find competitions. You check your local paper, community bulletin board, magazines, milk cartons; anywhere and everywhere. The more ‘boutique’ comps you enter, the better you can supplement your income and support your competition habit. Good luck!