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How I Win Major Affiliate Contests

written by John Chow on February 5, 2013


Recently, I competed in an affiliate contest, where I won a brand new Macbook Air. In the contest, over $140,000 in commissions were paid out to partners who promoted, and the first place took a $15,000 cash prize. I didn’t win that, but a Mac Air is still very nice!

In the past two months, I’ve won over $10,000 of prizes from affiliate contests, and this doesn’t include the commission I made from selling the product! If you’ve ever competed in one of these things, you’re probably wondering how to get more sales.

Let me tell you.

Winning $10,000

In 2013, most of your prospects in IM know that you’re an affiliate who’s gonna get a commission if they buy from you. And, they know there’s hundreds of others they can buy from. So, the question they ask, is “why should I choose to buy from you?”

If you can’t answer that… then, you’re going to have a tough time making the top 10 partners in the big contests. In other words, you’ve got to add value – a bonus – if people choose to buy through your affiliate link.

This is called the ‘Affiliate Bonus Domination’ method, and, you can learn about it on an upcoming webinar: Seating is limited so register now.

Register for The Affiliate Bonus Domination Webinar

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sapna February 5, 2013 at 10:37 am

HI John

Any reason, Why you could not won the first prize but anyways congratulations for the Mac.

I’m registering for the webinar.


John Chow February 5, 2013 at 10:59 am

It was based on sales and I didn’t get the most. But ya, an Mac Air is still a nice prize.

Dario Izaks February 5, 2013 at 2:17 pm

Congratulations John with your price, it’s about people trusting that the products you promote are good and not crap,Building good customer service. Afilliate marketers that sold me a winning product,I would always be intrested in the products they promote as I would trust their opinion.

Daniel - The #1 Player February 5, 2013 at 3:28 pm

Hi there John,

You have a great blog man.

Congratulation for Mac Air prize :D

And good luck in everything you do man! Best Regards!

Lon Naylor February 5, 2013 at 3:54 pm

As someone who competes in some of those same promotion contests and shares positions on the leaderboards against John, I’ll say he is a more-than-formidable opponent! Lol…

Whatever he is doing, must be working. ;-)

Yes, I’ll agree that it’s all about adding big time value. See you around John!

Lon Naylor

Richard Ng February 5, 2013 at 7:03 pm

‘Affiliate Bonus Domination’ is definitely new to me.. but the question remains that such method might be more applicable to seasoned affiliate marketers like yourself who have earned enough to throw in such attractive bonuses i.e. it might not be feasible for the new affiliate marketers.

What is your view on this?

Dita at ebizdame February 5, 2013 at 8:33 pm

Hi John,
First, congratulation on your win. I think Mac is great.

I completely agree with you. My email box is full of competing offers. The affiliate business is getting tougher and tougher all the time.

I also believe though that if you nurture your list you will develop loyal customers who will still buy from you even if you don’t offer bonuses.

Best of luck,


Jason Rogers February 5, 2013 at 10:52 pm

Great job dude! Affiliate marketing is off the hook. Having a large list to promote to is key for sure. It’s building the list that is the process. Great article John. Have a good one.

Marbella apartments February 6, 2013 at 1:57 am

Congratulations to the price, you are a great champion affiliate so you will probably win several awards this year.

meble February 6, 2013 at 5:06 am

congratulations for that fantastic win!

faisal February 6, 2013 at 7:56 am

Why everything is going into webinars nowadays?

Abhishek February 6, 2013 at 9:27 am

Woah Mac air… John dun regret on not winning the first prize, Mac air is any day the best gift to get. Gotta learn a lot from you and will try to win few of the prizes too :)

JP February 6, 2013 at 11:39 am

when in doubt – differentiate – another corner stone of business :-)

Jon Mcdonald February 6, 2013 at 8:58 pm


Matt Sullivan February 7, 2013 at 7:40 pm

The webinar’s content is slow and also from last year. Do not waste your time.

Power Surf Central February 8, 2013 at 12:39 am

Congrats on winning! Been in a few contests myself and I have done pretty well but always seems to be that one person that seems to jump out of no where. Adding value to beat out your competitions links is well worth it and people begin waiting and even asking you for your affiliate link before they join via someone elses email some times.

Whitney February 9, 2013 at 3:48 pm

I’d still love a Mac Air..winning these contests must be a real rush.

Anup Kayastha February 26, 2013 at 10:16 am

Congrats for wining those attractive prizes. You rock, John!

Holi SMS in Hindi March 10, 2013 at 4:06 am

Mac air is the best price. It is also good to have this types gift. Good John Chow.

Afaf March 10, 2013 at 4:08 am

Congrats John for winning Mac Air, It is one of the best gift for affiliate marketing expert. John, why you haven’t win first prize?