Competitions are a great way to add a little spice to your life. Someone always has bigger biceps than you or more followers on Instagram, but there’s one thing that’s never out of reach: winning the competition.
But some competitions cost more than others, and these cost a lot more money. Here’s how to get ahead in those events:
- The Nationals
The nationals have always been my favorite competition. They usually have a lot of prize money, and it’s a great way to show off to all the other lifters in your area. The nationals are also great for many other reasons, including:
-It’s held every year
-You get to see tons of old friends, who you don’t usually get to see throughout the year.
-You can show off your new lift to people who might not have seen you compete before.
Benefits of Free Competitions:
1. You have the opportunity to win a prize or money.
2. You will be able to get your product exposure.
3. You learn by competing with many other people.
4. It can help you build a better product or service (not bad).
5. You will get valuable reviews and feedback from consumers.
6. People take these competitions seriously and make sure that they do their best as well.
7. You can share the competition information on your social network site so that people will know about you and your brand.
8. You get to know what works and what does not work from experience.
9. You might just end up with a great business partner or even a partner in marriage!
10. Most importantly, it’s fun (It is supposed to be fun right?)
11. You’re not expected to pay any entry fee.
12. You’ll get some extra “street credit.”
13. You can showcase your skills and creativity.
14. It’s a way to win publicity and drive traffic to your work.
15. You don’t need to worry about not being able to afford the materials or equipment.
16. Unlike many other competitions, you are not required to be in a specific age category.
17. You can enter as many times as you want (although of course, the prizes will vary).
18. Since there is no fee, prizes and awards are usually smaller than the higher-end competitions.
19. There are no physical qualifications for free competitions.
20. Many free contests have less specific requirements for entry.
The truth is, competitions are not hard. There are plenty of ways to be competitive, and most of them cost next to nothing. So let’s say you want to win the powerlifting competition at your gym. Instead of going out and buying an expensive bar, purchasing a competition bar might be more affordable. And instead of paying for travel, you can rent the gym for the day. These are just two examples of how you can truly be the best at what you love without spending a lot of money.