If you are the sort of person who has previously thought of competitions as a waste of time, then you might well be missing out on some potential opportunities that could earn you a large amount of money, and you might well be selling yourself short.
There are many good reasons to enter contests and sweepstakes, and actually they can provide a very profitable pass-time if you approach them in the right way. Not only that, but contests and sweepstakes are good for more things than just earning money. Here we will look at plenty of reasons to enter contests.
It's Easy to Play the Odds
Yes it's true that most contests are going to go vastly against you in terms of your likelihood of winning, and if you only enter one contest then you are looking at very slim chances of winning. However at the same time if you enter lots of competitions and do this quickly enough then this puts you with much better odds.
Thankfully it's very easy to submit to lots of contests quickly and easily, and if you can organize a system to do so then you will greatly increase your chances of winning. Find a website online where contests are collected and this way you can pick from a range of contests and sweepstakes. Because these are so easy to enter, particularly free sweepstakes, then you can enter lots without any effort and thus have a high chance of success in one of them.
If they go well and you win then a contest is of course going to responsible for a lot of happiness. But they're fun even when you don't win – because they allow you to enjoy the feeling of tense excitement as you poise yourself over the results, or when you get an e-mail relating to that contest. Actually waiting on the results of contests and sweepstakes can even add a silver cloud and some hope to a bad day. If it's been rubbish in the office then you can think 'at least I entered those free sweepstakes' and then look forward to finding out if you won.
You Find and Do New Things
Not all contests and sweepstakes of course will have cash prizes. Many will award you with holidays, gadgets, toys and a wealth of other things. That's great though if it means you're trying something new or going somewhere new and so getting more life experience.
They Can Develop You
Not all contests are just pot luck. For those that require you to answer a question, do a drawing, or write a short story, there is of course an element of creativity and thinking involved and this is a great way to put yourself to the test against others. Furthermore it can be very gratifying and pleasing to learn that you've been successful, and if you win a competition that requires some skill this is even something you can put on a CV and that will look very good.