Contests Are Like Clients

Contests are like clients. No, contests are like angels. No, contests are better than both: you enter a contest and, if you win, you get money (and maybe a little free publicity). No strings attached. This seems pretty obvious, but not many IPs think of contests as ways of earning start-up capital. Try plugging key words like "contest" and "award," along with words that describe your work, into Google and Yahoo and see what turns up.