As a sweeper, a mommy, a wife and blogger , Life sometimes......can be hectic.
Recently I made it into an article on Racked.Com http://racked.com/archives/2014/10/29/online-sweepstakes-contests-sweepers.php about my sweeping, Along with a few other sweepers.
Many people think sweeps aren't winnable. But they can be. Sweeping is not for the faint of heart, you need to be persistent, motivated, consistent and willing to go at it with confidence. Sure you'll have dry spells it's typical, but I don't recommend to stop entering! As the article states "You can't just enter 3 sweeps and expect a win, that's like going to gym for 3 days and not losing weight"
I've been sweeping for about 7 years. It's been a long process and I'm still learning new things about sweeps nearly every day. Most high prolific sweepers will say "You'll learn everything in your first year" partially true, However there's always something new to learn about sweeping, nearly everyday.
The one thing about sweeping is most sponsors look at us sweepers as "Bad" however we are consumers as well, I'm not in it just to get freebies. Personally when I win a prize, Especially something I love I am 10 times more likely to go back and re-purchase and often purchase other items from the sponsor, I will also share reviews about the product I won and get the word out - "Hey everyone you really need to go to (sponsors page) and try out this awesome (product)!" More often than not I even go back to the sponsors and write a short, thoughtful note thanking them for the prize and what I thought of the prize I won.
I hope you enjoy reading the article. I was so pleased I made it. It was such a fun experience to share my experiences with sweeping!!!