Are you new to the sweepstakes hobby and looking for some tips on how to get started? If you are ready to try the fun and lucrative sweepstakes hobby, this guide will make it easy! And if you're already a sweepstakes fan, keep reading; these tips might help you win even more prizes.Read more
The great thing about entering sweepstakes online is that it's so easy and inexpensive to start, and the payoff can be so large! You only need three things to get started entering sweepstakes online:
Optionally, you may want to download a form-filling program like Roboform to speed up your sweepstakes entries. It's not necessary, but it makes entering faster, more accurate, and more enjoyable. Roboform has a free option that you can try to see if you like the program.
Before you dive into entering online sweepstakes, take a moment to consider the information you will be entering on those sweepstakes forms.
For example, you can avoid problems having your winning affidavits notarized if you use the same name on your entry form as on your official ID (like your driver's license or state identification card).
Most people use their home addresses to enter. P.O. boxes should be avoided when possible, because some sweepstakes disallow them, and many prizes cannot be delivered to them.
You should also start a dedicated email address for sweepstakes entry.This can help you recognize sweepstakes win more easily, protect your privacy, and avoid scams.
For more information and more things to consider, check out how to fill out sweepstakes entry forms.
Next, you'll need to find sweepstakes to enter. You can find lots of online sweepstakes right here. You might enjoy starting with these sweepstakes lists:
You can also visit the Sweepstakes Directory to see all of the giveaways sorted by prize type, or my article, 15 Trustworthy Places to Find and Enter Online Sweepstakes for more ideas on finding new chances to win.
Sometimes, you'll come across sweepstakes that are difficult to enter. The problem may be with your computer setup, or the sponsor may be having technical trouble. If you're having trouble, report your problem to the sponsor.
Enter regularly, and don't lose patience. The secret to winning sweepstakes is patience, perseverance, and a positive attitude. Especially when you've never won a prize, it can seem like a waste of time to keep entering if you don't win as quickly as you'd hoped. But that's when you need to dig in and focus on the many positive things about entering sweepstakes if you want to be a winner.
Sometimes, people win within days of starting to enter, and sometimes it takes months. But if you keep at it, you will win. If you're starting to feel discouraged, you can read about how to beat sweepstakes burnout.
Make sure you don't overlook any prize wins. It doesn't do you any good to win if you aren't able to claim your prizes! See the following articles for more information:
This should give you everything you need to get started with online sweepstakes. If you'd like to find out how to win more regularly, check out Getting Started with Sweepstakes Part 2: Sweep More Effectively and Win More Prizes.
So if you've read Part 1 of Getting Started with Sweepstakes, Your First Steps to Entering SweepstakesOnline, you know how to find online sweepstakes to enter, how to fill out the entry forms safely, and how to know when you've won. Now it's time to go beyond the basics of entering, and start entering sweepstakes like a pro. Here's what you need to know to be a more effective sweeper and to win more prizes.Read more
When I talk about the prizes I've won, people tend to say, "Oh, you're so lucky!" It's true that luck plays a big role in who wins sweepstakes, and there are real, scientifically-proven ways to improve your luck.
But as Thomas Jefferson said: "I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it. "So let's not rely just on luck. Here are some tips on boosting your odds when entering sweepstakes, and winning more prizes.
Once you've gotten beyond basic sweepstakes entry, there are some tools that can help you win even more. Here are a few of my favorites.
Do you have any tips on how to take your sweepstakes hobby to the next level? Or any questions? Visit my Facebook page, About Sweepstakes, to chat. And be sure to continue on to Part 3 of Getting Started with Online Sweepstakes: Entering Social Media Sweepstakes.