Thursday, 17 September 2009

Money From Competitions

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Why didn’t I think of this before? It has been staring me in the face for ages with a good friend that makes lots of money in fact makes her living by entering competitions. She has been doing this for nearly 15 years now and has built up a good income from it.

It’s not easy, it takes time of course and some competition skills that have to be built up form experience. She started doing it for fun for a little extra income, got luck on a couple of occasions to start with and got the bug. She now works 4 hours a day sourcing and entering competitions and selling here unwanted prizes on Ebay.

Initially the competitions were from local newspapers and magazines, but in recent years Internet competitions have taken off in a big way and she now enters mainly online. She is very successful, but again it is the experience that makes her win more than most, she knows what it takes to win, its not all luck.

In a way it is like blogging, you only succeed it you never give up, you will get there in the end with perseverance and hard work. The biggest prize she has won is £10,000 cash in a supermarket free lottery some 10 years ago. The smallest prize was a 10% discount for a McDonalds BigMac more recently, like me wouldn’t entertain McDonalds food even if it was free, the token went in the bin.

One final advice she gave was that you must have an inquiring mind, enjoy challenges, be organised and of course love competitions. She also makes it a rule of only entering if there is no entry fee or other overhead costs such as postage etc. All she wins is 100% profit. Well worth trying one might think.

Here are a few online sties that give lists of competitions. This is a good place to start and you can use the links on these site for other similar sites -

Good Luck!

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