I was fortunate enough to be selected as one of the winners in John Chow’s most recent blog contest, for a full pass to Elite Retreat during April. For those who aren’t aware of the event, it’s a massive one-on-one networking powerhouse with some of the best marketers and minds in the industry. The keynote speaker is the ever famous Guy Kawasaki, and other names headlining the event are Jeremy Schoemaker, Aaron Wall, Neil Patel, Andy Liu, and Brian Clark. For a full bio on each, you can review their profile pages.
When I first saw that John Chow was having a contest for a seat at the event, I was quite surprised. Sure, the prize was sponsored and provided by RocketProfit, but a ticket for EliteRetreat runs a costly $4995, as it should. This is the opportunity of a life time, to bang heads with some of the best marketers in the industry! Another surprise about the contest was that RocketProfit offered another ticket for John to give away as a bonus, for John’s blog earning over $30k during January.
So back to when I first read John’s initial post about the contest, I quickly replied a comment to the post and let everyone know that I would be taking advantage of this opportunity. How could you not spend an hour or two and really focus on writing a great article or walk-through on how to make money with RocketProfit, to solidify an entry into the contest??? I made sure to write a very detailed post, which I called “The Super Affiliate’s Guide to Mass Promotion of a Campaign“. This was an excellent contest for me, because not only did I have the opportunity to write something really great for my readers, but I had the chance to win a ticket to one of the premier events of the year.
An awesome collection of marketing minds offered at Elite Retreat!
I was finally contacted by John last night about my entry being selected and that his “winners” post was now live. With two tickets being given away, and a combined prize package over nearly $10,000… how many entries would you think the contest would bring in. With over 15,000 RSS subscribers, I would hope the competition for this promotion was tough… but to my surprise, someone asked the same question in a post on his blog. Amazingly enough, John replied back and said there were less than a dozen entries! Yes… two $4,995 prizes, and less than a dozen entries… simply amazing! Even Shoemoney let his blog readers know about the contest!
With that being said, it only solidifies what I say on this blog quite often… and that is, you can give golden tips, tell people exactly what to do, and how to make money… but how many will actually follow up and take advantage of the situation. This is one of the major reasons why it’s so hard for so many people to make money online, and also why I can share so much advice and secrets on this blog, only so many will actually take action on what I say.
So thank you John Chow & RocketProfit, for providing the chance of a lifetime for myself and Gyutae Park, the other prize winner. You can be rest assured that once I return from EliteRetreat, I will fill you in with all my new found knowledge and new ideas for you to keep making money online!