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MrDave July 7th, 2003 12:49pm

How much do you make per hour sweeping?
I averaged my winnings across a gereral guess of the average time I spend daily entering sweeps and I came up with about $9 an hour so far paid back just on the time I enter contests.

I think this isn't too bad - but I lucked out with a decent win recently - otherwise the number would be far lower.

I used about 1 hour a day for 5 days a week as sweeping time.

Anyone else care to take a stab at it?

donnagirl1964 July 7th, 2003 1:04pm

Gracious mine would be more like .09 an hour. I spend 3-4 hours sweeping a day on good days and atleast 2 hours on busy days. But I love just cruising through the dailies and entering the ones I like. Of course I've only been doing it for a few months now.

dwndrgn July 7th, 2003 1:10pm

Just averaged for this year so far....16 cents an hour. Woo hoo, I'm rich! :laugh: :laugh:

Heather July 7th, 2003 1:22pm

Wow! that's great! I dont think mine would equate to much per hour at all... maybe a few cents, but then again, I havent had a big win for a while. So, we'll see.:grin5:

noelleray July 7th, 2003 1:30pm

have to add up the wins and divide(math was never strong with in the past maybe a few cents a hour,but i have had a bit of a winning streak lately

jenssequa July 7th, 2003 2:09pm

ok..averaging, time, velocity and wind speed in entering contests....adding in the geometric pressure and the summer solstice dividing by the barimetric pressure of the local landfill...I would say my net pay sweeping

jack squat ...

(well there was that Sartgento Cheese awhile back)

but the high hopes make it worth marchin' on!!!!!!!

:laugh: :smile2: :laugh:

meek1643 July 7th, 2003 2:14pm

Lets see since I do most of my entering at work, quite a bit.:D

Balayeur July 7th, 2003 2:22pm

What do I make per hour ....
Hmmnnn, ( when I finish, I havta pay them.:grin2:..:laugh: )

chinchilla July 7th, 2003 2:23pm

Mine's not bad -- a REEEEALLLLY rough estimate of sweeping since January, 1 hour per day x 180 days, and about $2800 in winnings = $15.55/hour.

That includes radio wins, and I spend all day listening to the radio, so maybe that would make it a whole lot lower. ;)

Calculating it makes me feel a little guilty since I have part-time work I can do at my leisure which pays more than that, but sweeping is so much more fun than "real" work!

shada7840 July 7th, 2003 2:34pm

I do my sweeping pro bono.:laugh:

suzannek1 July 7th, 2003 2:44pm


Originally posted by shada7840
I do my sweeping pro bono.:laugh:
ROFL!!! That's the description I was looking for!!!

(I'm afraid if I figure out how much time, how little actual $ returned - I might have to quit sweeping - can't do THAT!!)

:laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

lakegirl25 July 7th, 2003 2:47pm

I'm with Shada7840! Definitely pro bono for me too!

My payment is keeping my dreams alive and possible!



Hhhyyyddd July 7th, 2003 2:50pm

i couldn't even tell you how much i make per hour working, much less sweeping. i don't look at it that way anyhow, it's a hobby- if i was looking for a certain rate of return, i'd spend more time at my job.

Gomez July 7th, 2003 2:51pm

This is tough since the stats will be skewed. Those few lucky persons who win substantial prizes will show decent returns, while the vast majority of us who have yet to win something worth over $1000 will be lucky to be earning pennies an hour.

Kind of like the lottery: the payback is approximately 50% meaning half of the revenues from tickets get paid back as prizes. However, there are a zillion tickets sold and only the occasional multi million dollar jackpot. The lucky person who wins a jackpot gets an enormous payback, while millions of others get far, far less than the aggregate 50% payback. In other words, if I never win the jackpot I might only see a 5% payback.

My point is that those of you lucky enough to be showing $5-15 per hour "earnings" on sweeping are doing so because you were lucky enough to win a big prize or two. Most of us will never get anywhere near that ... but it's sure fun trying.

What would truly be interesting is to get a decent sample size, say all 10,000 O-S members, and run stats on them. Only then would we start to get a true picture of how profitable sweeping really is. I'm afraid I wouldn't like the answer, but again I sure enjoy trying to win the big one. :)

Balayeur July 7th, 2003 2:58pm

How do you place an amount on the following : fun-hobby; meeting interesting, varied people; making friends; learning new info; freebies; sharing; support; rejoicing when someone wins a ' biggie ! ' etc. ( not to mention, afew Grand Prizes, I've won 3 . )

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