Something for the weekend: Individuals can strike lucky in the job market by applying to work as a professional competition enterer, being paid up to £20 an hour to enter competitions on behalf of time-poor members of the public.
Bark.com, a website providing access to local service professionals in the UK, is currently advertising for professional competition enterers, or ‘compers’, as they are more colloquially known. These luck-stricken compers are required to search for and enter at least five competitions an hour on behalf of paying clients who want to win big without undertaking the time-consuming search for the best prizes.
Pro compers can earn up to £20 an hour scouring magazines, newspapers, social media and promotional materials for competitions to enter, though Bark.com’s functionality enables its service professionals to set their prices dependent on customer demand and need, if they wish.
The professional competition enterers are required to provide a photo ID and have access to the internet to complete their role. They also need to prioritise higher value prizes and can discuss potential win bonuses with their clients.
In turn, time-strapped individuals hiring the pro-compers will need to offer up their full name, date of birth and email address in order for the comper to perform their role. Clients will also need to provide details on the types of prizes they are most keen to win.
Kai Feller, co-founder at Bark.com, said: “We’ve launched other bespoke services over the last 12 months for people who want something slightly unconventional. They’ve gone so well that we’re open to quirkier ones that will assist consumers in all areas of their lives.
“Members of the public can win so many different prizes with competitions; holidays, technology, money, pretty much anything, but the main obstacle is putting time and effort into it. Professional ‘compers’ are even able to quit their jobs and enter competitions for themselves full-time.
“This is where pro competition enterers can help. They will be able to put the time and effort required into entering competitions and hopefully, win prizes for their clients. As the saying goes, you’ve got to be in it, to win it.”
Here at Employee Benefits, we are keeping our fingers crossed for potential professional competition enterers and their clients; we guess it is the luck of the draw as to how successful this career path can be…