I Am Market Leverage’s Newest Affiliate Manager

I am pleased to announce that I have accepted an offer from Market Leverage to be their newest affiliate manager. That’s right! Once I get home from my China trip, I will be moving down to sunny Lake Mary, Florida to begin my new J-O-B with Dina and the rest of the Market Leverage crew.

As part of my employment contract, all current advertisers on this blog will be booted out and replaced with Market Leverage banners and links starting April 1, 2009. Also, Unique Blog Design will be redesigning John Chow dot Com so it looks like one big Market Leverage branded site.

While I can not reveal the full compensation package Market Leverage offered, I can say that it include free lunches and an unlimited supply of “I’m Blogging This” T-shirts. In addition, Market Leverage will be picking up the $25,000 bill for my trip to China. That’ll save me a lot headaches with my accountant.

Below is the official Market Leverage press release announcing my appointment. The announcement is also featured in today’s episode of MLTV. I can’t wait to start!

LAKE MARY, Fla., March 31 /MLNews/ — MarketLeverage Interactive Advertising, Inc. is thrilled to announce the addition of our newest affiliate manager, famous MMO Blogger John Chow. The move was made official this morning with an announcement on MarketLeverage’s online affiliate show, MLTV. Chow, whose diverse experience includes affiliate marketing, blogging, business coaching at conferences, and culinary reviews, will lend his talents to the MarketLeverage publisher management department. Other duties include social media interaction, vlogging, and catering management.

John Chow states the decision was an easy one, “warm weather, great people, and a free wardrobe year-round. Plus, I hear they keep all their contest prizes in the marketing department and Sally’s been wanting to upgrade to a Flip Mino HD.”

Also providing input about the partnership, MarketLeverage Marketing Manager Dina Riccobono mentioned “Having worked with John on several projects including the Cashinator Challenge, contests, and trade show events, I knew we had to get him on the team. John has a huge affiliate following and can provide great insight to new affiliates looking to make the jump to working at home full time, or those just hoping to score some free swag from networks like ours.” MarketLeverage will include John Chow in future episodes of MLTV and GreenLink tutorials. To request John Chow as your affiliate manager, leave a comment at www.marketleveragetv.com.

MarketLeverage Interactive Advertising, Inc. is a performance-based online marketing services company. It generates revenue for itself and its clients by placing advertisements in front of people on line through the operation of the MarketLeverage affiliate network, email marketing campaigns and list management activities, search engine marketing and lead generation activities. MarketLeverage has been recognized by INC. Magazine for its growth over the past three years as one of the Inc. 5000 and as one of the top 100 advertising & marketing firms in the United States. Additionally, MarketLeverage was recognized by the Orlando Business Journal in their Golden 100 as both one of the “Ultimate Newcomers” and as one of the top five fastest growing companies in central Florida. For more information, visit the MarketLeverage website at www.marketleverage.com or call 1-888-M-Leverage (1-888-653-8372).


121 thoughts on “I Am Market Leverage’s Newest Affiliate Manager”

  1. Eric says:

    Wow John, Congrats!

    So does this mean you are going from BFS to Employed?

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    1. Tyler says:

      To bad where John is, its April 1st.

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      1. Jake Stone says:

        This one slipped out bit early with all those scheduling options. Maybe that was the purpose…

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  2. Alvin Phang says:

    Congrats John on the great offer 🙂

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    1. ShamWow Guy says:

      lol, the first fool. Congrats ;).

      1. Jake Stone says:

        John just wants to continue his streak of firsts…

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    2. Ryan McLean says:

      Wow that is really big news and a really different step for your blog.
      You were blogging so you didn’t have to work for the man, and now you are going to be working for the man….

      hang on….I just realised that this is an April fools prank

      1. Melody says:

        Just the fact that they’re picking up your expense alone..my jaw hit the floor!

        Great work gets greatly rewarded Congrats!

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        1. Melody says:

          Wait a minute…are you pulling an april fools? lol

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          1. Agent 001 says:

            John its not yet 1st April

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          2. Hey john putting this April´s fool day before time make me believe it was true. I couldn´t believe you will get rid of all the ads just for ML, lol.

            You got me.

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    3. blackysky says:

      LOOOOOOOL it’s like bill gate going back to mcdonalds … I mean from freedom to a 9-5 job LOOOOLL nice try John gotta work harder than that 🙂 .. nice try

      blackysky’s last blog post: I predict the end of twitter in a very short time.

    4. Alvin, this was a Joke. Its for April´s Fool day, lol.

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  3. rhys-davies says:

    Wow, Amazing! Your lucky to get that amazing job!

    Happy April… 🙂

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  4. Rajuthan says:

    Nice april fools prank

    1. Jeff says:

      second in and nice catch! lol

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    2. Kuuzak says:

      My thoughts exactly.

  5. I thought you were staunchly opposed to jobs, and found them rather foolish.

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  6. Pyj says:

    lol last year’s owned this one!

    Pyj’s last blog post: Twitter Is Like A Borg Collective

    1. Eric says:

      Where can I find Last Year’s April Fools Joke?

      Eric’s last blog post: A New Breed of Playing Cards

      1. John Chow says:

        I unveiled John Chow Cola last year. And I rick rolled everyone.

        1. Jeff says:

          I’m not clicking a single link tomorrow because the Rick Roll has progressed to something that BURNS your retina’s.

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        2. Is it April 1st already in China, John?

          Good one I almost bite it.

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      2. Ben Pei says:

        Its a joke? Lol..

        Ben Pei’s last blog post: NetPartner – The Young Affiliate Network In Town

  7. Ian Fernando says:

    its must be 2 days early there cause this is a good april fools

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  8. LDB says:

    Weak April Fool’s

  9. IveTriedThat says:

    Last years was better 😉

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  10. Jared says:

    A+ for creativity and collaboration

    Jared’s last blog post: Making Money off Twitter

  11. Dave says:

    I guess it’s April 1 in China already

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  12. Allan says:

    An early April Fools Joke?

  13. Julie says:

    I had to check my calender to see if it’s April Fool’s Day yet in China…hmmm.

    Julie’s last blog post: Free Things To Do In Kissimmee

  14. MLDina says:

    Looking forward to having you join us full time John! Next time MarketLeverage foots the bill for a trip, you need to take the whole MLTV crew with you.

    1. You really want this to be true, Is in it Dina?LOL

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  15. Pyj says:

    ROFL! I reread the title and realised you wrote affilaite manger.

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    1. Michael Kwan says:

      It’s nice to hear that John is going to be a bed for a baby.

      A little early on the April Fool’s, John?

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  16. Do people want to be Ric-rolled again?

  17. I’m not believing this either. Nice try though, John. lol

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  18. Free Themes says:

    what an big Fool joke !!

  19. Matej says:

    You are selling Leverage’s business as Manager as placing links and banners around the blog? lol!

    What’s your experience with affiliate marketing John to be a manager ( except this blog) ?! I would have hard time believing it if it wasn’t 31.

  20. Greg Ellison says:

    Little late on the April Fool’s. Greg Ellison

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    1. Except April Fools is in April, not March, so he wasn’t late!

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  21. Greg Ellison says:

    I should have said little early not late. Greg Ellison

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  22. Tinh says:

    Is this early april fool joke? Hope not

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  23. Kent says:

    It must be an April fool joke, and it matches John’s style quite well.

    Otherwise, congrats and welcome to join us in the work force. And hope it wont change your dot come life style.

    Cheers.

  24. Tinh says:

    I think it is an early april fool joke as John made a mistake in his title post “Affilaite Manger” 🙂

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  25. Redjeki says:

    Haha 😆 Cool April fools..

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  26. BlogAngry says:

    Congrats and Good lucky

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  27. April Fools is on the 1st of April John…

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  28. Dwayne says:

    John, You left the A out of Manager, in the title. I am still waiting on my six pack of John Chow Cola

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  29. Scott Ford says:

    This was pretty good. You had me fooled till I read the comments.

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  30. Wow! Congratulations John Chow! Or is it really a joke that “Manger” was the word and not “Manager”?

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  31. Im waving the BS flag

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  32. Congrats John! You deserve this!

  33. Paul U says:

    If you are going to boot out all of your advertisers then I believe that they are offering you more than what you are making right now.

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  34. Alexey says:

    April fools 🙂

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  35. Congrats!

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  36. Joe says:

    Thou who does an Aprils Fool early is indeed the biggest fool of all. Also being able to spell ‘affiliate’ correctly would be a good start!

  37. Paul B says:

    It’s not April fools yet? That makes you the fool John 🙂

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    1. My Videoke says:

      Less than 3 hours from this comment, it will be April Fool’s Day in China 🙂

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      1. Paul B says:

        Yeah, I checked that before posting 🙂

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  38. Getting yourself employed? You must be kidding….! I thought you are unemployable? 🙂

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  39. Well, my congratulations John

  40. Tran Harry says:

    Nice stunt you got there John.

  41. Andrei Buiu says:

    This is a joke right?

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  42. My condolences. Must be a reaction to the recession 😉

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  43. DJ says:

    Nice spelling error in the title there John 😉

  44. Ben Pei says:

    Its fantastic John.. Look forward to your new theme from UBD.

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  45. Good april fools joke.

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  46. Lee Ka Hoong says:

    I can’t wait to see your new themes John! 🙂

    Regards,
    Lee

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  47. Congratulations, John – and welcome to Florida! It’s wonderful here. 🙂

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  48. Lara Kulpa says:

    I don’t know what’s funnier, the April Fool’s Joke itself, or the fact that there are so many people in the comments who are believing it, despite there being so many comments calling it out.

    People really don’t read at least a COUPLE comments before posting their own? Really?

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  49. Essai Selvan says:

    Since you are going to be busy for some years…. Shall I “USE” your blog for me….

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  50. dish tv says:

    Everybody’s jumping the gun for April Fool’s.

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  51. Tanner Kane says:

    … it 31st and it’s already started… Chow is NOT moving to Florida, Chow is not redoing this blog, and Chow is not going to work for ML… come on people.

    Tanner Kane’s last blog post: tannerk: Bored, searched "twitter ghostwriting" – found about 1040 results in google… that’s just gloomy…

  52. nice to year that congratulation.

  53. fas says:

    I actually fell for it :@

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  54. If there’s one thing I’ve learned from John over the years it’s that he would NEVER have a real JOB and give up his dot com lifestyle.

    Not to mention the fact that I checked the U.S. news release wire and the posted release above does not exist at all from MarketLeverage.

    But good try John and Dina. 😉

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  55. I gotta say its definitely an April Fool’s joke. Otherwise, Chow is going to have to take down that video about the freedom of not having a job.

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  56. Also one thing, was it just me or could that video not be fast-forward?

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    1. You can choose difference segments by clicking the menu button, but the option to still be able to fast forward should be implemented.

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  57. David Koh says:

    Hey John, congrats on your upcoming new job :). BTW, when will your new theme be up? And what will you do with your current theme?

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  58. April Fools or not – $25,000 china trip expenses paid would have been awesome!

  59. Darin Carter says:

    HA HA HA HA HA, I didn’t know ML had $40,000 a month to pay you!

    LOL

    Great!

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  60. Tim says:

    I was going to welcome you to Central Florida but it seems as if this is an April fools joke. Enjoy the snow!

  61. Right, John Chow is getting a 9-5 and Shoe Money is taking a submarine to work every day. Nice job this year guys 🙂

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  62. Vince says:

    I am predicting an April fools joke here. There’s no way you would give up your Dot Com lifestlye for ANY J.O.B because that would most likely mean less time with Sally. Not only that you are John Chow Dot Com. Market Leverage are someone else. Happy April fools everyone!!

  63. Vince says:

    This is sure to be an April fools! There is no way you would give up the Dot Com Lifestlye and miss time with young Sally not for any amount of $$$$
    Not only that you are John Chow Dot Com. Market Leverage are someone else.

  64. Lawrence says:

    I knew this article sounded weird, i picked it up pretty fast it was an April Foo’s joke

  65. Ghillie says:

    John, I just paid $6800 for 12 months of advertising on your blog! I’m sorry to hear that my ads won’t show. Good luck with your job and don’t worry about the money, you can keep it as your going away present.

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  66. Lyndon Reid says:

    Your Message

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  67. Lyndon Reid says:

    Congrats John – was looking forward to meeting you the next time i was in Van City.

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  68. Dino says:

    Haha Good One John, Happy April Fools Day! 🙂

  69. Edgar says:

    come on john, this april fools joke. lol

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  70. John, first I was convinced but then u mention you will take out all ads from your blog on April 1….then make me 🙂

  71. Paul U says:

    April’s fools!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  72. Vu Tong says:

    Congrats on an almost successful April Fools’ Day joke.

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  73. Very nice. I agree it doesn’t top John Chow Cola, but it’s pretty close.

    Well done.

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  74. good one John.

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  75. Steve says:

    lol..i forgot about april fool. nice try john..haha

  76. Taylor says:

    funny… easy catch though 😉

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  77. Silvia says:

    There is a tendency,the bloggers have got offers from big companies:Chow,Shoe,Balkhis…
    Congratulations to all of them!

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  78. You almost had me, but then I thought “John Chow giving this up to do THAT?” & of course, I remembered April Fools. Good one though!

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  79. Farai says:

    John that was a good one you pulled out there.

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  80. A day early here John, but I guess on time for China.

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  81. I almost believed too..Good one John.

    Peter Lee

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  82. k8th says:

    congrats john chow!

  83. Mortgage Guy says:

    Why would a guy who makes 30,000 to 40,000 a month blogging pick-up a corporate level job? I donot think so they can pay him this much to hire. Besides he will miss his culinary tastes delights dot com lifestyle.

    Happy April fools Joke. Thank you .

  84. Joe Gelb says:

    The only place in florida worth living is miami in dade county. Once you leave dade county florida sucks big time.

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  85. I fell for this for about 10 lines till you said you had a J-O-B then I remembered one of your videos and was like NO WAY does he have a job. haha good one

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  86. Haha…I fell for this totally. I did think you had lost your marbles, but then I thought, well…maybe they are going to pay him a small fortune. Thanks for the good laugh.

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