To make money you have two options, the first is to work hard and the other is to take a short cut. Working hard can involve setting up your own home-based business or selling items at a flea market on the weekend. It does not always mean having a nine to five job.

Taking a short cut will involve more risk and does not guarantee any rewards. This could be doing something such as playing the lottery or gambling in Las Vegas. Another option for taking a short cut to make money would be auditioning for a game show.

You would most likely get better odds in Vegas than winning big on a game show. Of course, you may want to just embrace the experience of appearing on a game show as one of the items to tick off on your bucket list. Since all you will be giving up is your time, you will not have anything at risk.

All game shows need contestants which is good news. At the end of every game show, they will show you how to apply. They may also hold open auditions in your town. It is not hard to find the auditions once you begin your search. The only potential drawback is that you will need to travel to the city where the game show is produced.

Unfortunately, the show will not cover the cost of your airfare. Plus, keep in mind that you are going to be competing with hundreds, if not thousands, of other hopeful contestants who want to win just as much as you do.

Do you have an edge over your fellow competitors? You could if you adhere to the following advice:

Make Sure You Are Camera Ready

On a game show, your appearance will be important. While this does not mean all contestants have to look as smart as Vanna White, when you have your audition, treat it as if you are going on a date. Are you ready to dress to impress?

Choose a Game Show Where You Will Have a Shot at Winning

If you enjoy puzzle solving, then Wheel of Fortune would be a good choice. If you enjoy answering trivia questions, then shows such as Who Wants to Be a Millionaire or Jeopardy would be a good choice.

You will want to audition for a show where you will have a good shot at winning. Try playing the home version of a game show to see if you can keep up. As soon as you have created a potential list of shows, find the ideal time to audition and off you go.

Be Interesting and Enthusiastic

The producers of game shows not only need to find contestants for their program, but they also need to find people that will be interesting and enthusiastic contestants. What is required to get on The Price Is Right? We have all seen happy people jumping. When you are in line, be happy and start jumping. You are being watched as soon as you arrive for the show.

Other game shows prefer to pre-interview potential contestants. This is where you should share the best and most interesting stories you have. Maybe you have rescued alpacas. Maybe you have survived a bear attack. Maybe you have the biggest collection of commemorative plates. They want to identify the people that are engaging.

They are also looking for contestants that will make the big plays. Even if you will not make that big play once you are on the show, tell the producers that you will. What this means is that producers want to hear that you are a “gambler that loves to take big risks.” This makes for a great game show. Lastly, do not complain. The audition process can last for a long time. Guess what? So will the making of the actual game show. If you keep complaining about things, the show’s producers will not want you to return. The only way to be is happy and enthusiastic.