I hate to say it, but the sweepstakes hobby just isn’t for everyone. Entering sweepstakes can be so rewarding, but there are a couple of personality traits that you need to have to be able to succeed at winning sweepstakes. Here are some of the top traits of highly successful sweepers:
You simply can’t set your watch by sweepstakes. Sometimes you’ll win three prizes in a day, other times the months will stretch out without even a small win. Successful sweepers have the patience to wait out the dry spells and know that the wins will pour in again, sooner or later.
Whether it’s because of the thrill an instant win brings or the chance to dream of winning a big prize or even just learning about new websites and new products, I love to enter sweepstakes. But sometimes, even for me, it can be a drag. But successful sweepers keep entering, even when they aren’t feeling it. Entering regularly is the key to winning regularly.
I’m not sure how far a pessimist could get with sweepstakes. A pessimist would be more likely to see how long the odds are of winning and get discouraged. An optimist knows that someone has to win each sweepstakes, and the only way of it being him or her is to enter. Optimistic sweepers defy the odds every day to take home those great prizes.
Some people try to grab all the prizes they can, whether it breaks the rules of the sweepstakes or not. But I don’t believe cheating pays in the long run. Sponsors get more savvy and disqualify more cheaters, wasting their time. And cheating harms the sweepstakes industry in the long run. Sweepers who are fair and who help others win as well as themselves, also receive benefits from the sweepstakes community, like tips to legitimately win more, entry codes, or just motivation when they’re feeling down.
Sweepstakes are sponsored by companies who are trying to use them to create positive buzz and spread the word about their products. By being friendly, courteous, and polite to sponsors, sweepers help to encourage more companies to offer sweepstakes, and thus increase their own chances of winning.
What do you think? Are there more traits that are key to being a successful sweeper? Share your thoughts by clicking on the “comments” link below!