All about my new job!
Not only that, it’s pretty much my dream job. Before having Ryland I worked freelance as a Graphic Designer, mainly working in-house at design agencies. Unflexible childcare arrangements mean it’s impossible for me to work outside my home, and I only have a few clients, so I’ve been wondering about what step my career should take next. I enjoy my artworking, but I love my blogging and competitions – so how on earth can I combine the two and make an income? Hmmmm…
A couple of weeks ago I heard from Accolade Publishing that they wanted to liven up their online competition resource ThePrizefinder.com. The Prize Finder celebrates its tenth anniversary this year, has won a Web User Gold Award, been mentioned by Jo Whiley on Radio 1 and even featured in Cosmopolitan’s recent article on how to get rich! It has thousands of competitions listed, and is my first port of call when I’m searching for prizes on my wish list. Steve Higson is the man working hard behind the scenes, but Accolade needed someone to take the helm of the social side – looking after the Facebook and Twitter pages and writing a PrizeFinder blog. This is what I’ve been doing with Super Lucky for over a year now, so naturally I jumped at the chance to be paid for it! As well as entering (and winning) competitions I love sharing them so it’s the ideal job for a Mum who’s at home all day.
At a meeting with Accolade this week we discussed improvements to The Prize Finder site and I would love to hear any feedback you have. Over the next few weeks we’ll be adding a blog and encouraging people to interact more on the site, and on the PrizeFinder Facebook page and Twitter. If you’ve won prizes as a result of the Prize Finder then do let us know – you could win a £100 cash prize! You can email your details and a photo at www.theprizefinder.com/winners-page
Over the next few weeks there will be improvements made to the website, and the PrizeFinder blog will get off the ground – I hope I can rely on SuperLucky followers to add the blog to your Google Reader! I’ll be trialling some fun ideas to get people chatting about comps on Facebook and Twitter too, and I’ll be donning my PrizeFinder hat (this of course is likely to be an actual hat!) and helping you find competitions to win your dream prize. As this year is the PrizeFinder’s tenth anniversary there will be celebrations and competitions planned, and lots of exciting things going on.
As I will be blogging over at the PrizeFinder, it makes sense for me to do my regular recipe, photo and creative comp round ups over there, as well as blogging about Facebook comping, tips and advice so I get the biggest possible readership.
Naturally, I’ll still be keeping you up to date here at SuperLucky with my own entries and successes (or failures!) in the creative competitions and all the adventures I have on my prize wins. The blog comp linky is proving a big success and runs itself now with a little moderation from me, so that will still be a regular monthly post at SuperLucky. I’ll continue to share my favourite quirky, creative and low entry comps on the Super Lucky Facebook page, alongside a wider range of comps on the Prize Finder page – so make sure you ‘Like’ them both!
Finally, thankyou for all your support and feedback over the last couple of years. I’ve had many messages from readers who have been inspired by my blog and gone on to win amazing things. I hope that my enthusiasm for comping will continue to spread and help more people win the prizes that they really want!