One morning on my local radio station, the DJs, Roz and Mocha, discussed how the show Pawn Wars was set up. I had to call in and chat with them about how ALL of those shows have an element of leading questions, set-up scenarios, etc., as I was in the premier of High Stakes Sweepers that aired on TLC in 2011. The film crew was at my house for two days, shot 16 hours of film, and only 11 minutes made it into the final show. Now when I watch other shows on TLC, I can almost see the production crew there and see how they are leading the storyline in the direction they want it to go to create drama.
When Roz and Mocha found out I was a “professional” contestor – I hate that term as I do not earn my living winning, but that’s a whole ‘nuther blog post – they began asking me a heap of questions. They were shocked at how I could enter so many in a short period of time.
The secret to this hobby is to be organized!
If you are organized and use form-filling software, you can submit about 100 entries in an hour or two. (NOTE: Your computer and internet can also affect your speed.)
My current tool of choice is RoboForm. I use it to organize my sweepstakes, contests, and giveaways, along with using it to fill out online forms faster.
I also use it for its original intention, as a password keeper. I have the Everywhere version (vs. the free version), which allows me to save unlimited Passcards on multiple machines. As I have hundreds of Passcards and I use a laptop, netbook, and tablet, I would be lost without it.
Watch my interview with Simon Davis, VP of Marketing for Siber Systems, owner of RoboForm, on the 20th anniversary of my using the program.
What tools do you use to enter online and stay organized when you contest?