Wednesday, July 21, 2010

With A Little Help From My Friends

G'day, eh?  A standard Canadian greeting. And now I'll do something else we Canadians are renowned for; I'll apologise in advance of doing something. Sorry, eh? And finally the request for assistance.

This is not spam. At least I don't consider it to be, but then I'm somewhat biased.

Back in the middle of June I began to participate in an Internet Marketing competition. There is $20,000 AU in prizes up for grabs in the contest with the 1st prize being $3,000. My main reason for participating was to meet new people and have some fun.  But now I'm in 5th place and within striking distance of 1st prize. So I'm seeking a little help from my friends, family, relatives, acquaintances, friends-of-friends, neighbours, in-laws, outlaws, complete strangers, and maybe even peoples' pets. The rest of this article explains what is going on and the assistance I'm seeking. Be assured there is no cost involved for you. All I need is a little of your time, some mouse clicks and a bit of typing.
As mentioned, I'm competing in a 7-week Internet Marketing competition out of Australia (Sean Rasmussen's For A Few Dollars More Learn and Earn Competition) and, now in the middle of the 6th week, we are engaged in an affiliate marketing exercise. In order to gain points I have to try to persuade people (and who better to ask than friends, relatives and acquaintances) to sign up for access to a Year Of The Affiliate (YOTA) forum that has been set up for the duration of the contest. A few weeks after the contest is over the forum is to be taken down.

The process is relatively easy. Simply follow the link I've provided above and at the end of the article and fill out the YOTA application form. When you are filling out the form you are required to choose a password. Please make a note of the password so you can login to the forum after your application is processed. No credit card information is required but a physical mailing address has to be provided. The physical address goes in the section called the Billing Details. The address is simply used in the $0 receipt that is emailed to you. Once you have completed the form, click on the Submit button. You will then receive two emails. One is the receipt for $0 and the second gives you a username to use when accessing the forum.

Be sure to follow the link in the second email and sign into the forum. That's when I get my points.

For those of you kind enough to give me this assistance, there is a special bonus. When you login to the forum you will have access to an excellent 30 page ebook - The Ultimate Twitter Guide. Simply enter the Welcome Aboard! section of the forum, click on The Ultimate Twitter Guide (download) thread and follow the link to the download.

I've included an image below of what the application page looks like. My wife signed up on the forum in order for me to test it and, of course, to give me the ten points. If you can't market something to your wife, then who can you market to. (Hmmmm, I wonder if I should mention the iPod Touch I really need?)

And now the link to the registration form for the Year Of The Affiliate (YOTA) forum.

There is no cost associated with joining this forum. And the forum is to disappear after the contest. Thank you for your consideration of this request.

If you have any questions or concerns about the process, please feel free to contact me by leaving a comment and I'll do my best to answer any questions you have. Also, if you're so inclined, feel free to ignore the request as well.

But remember, you'll have my undying gratitude if you help me, whether or not I reach first place

That's how I see it from Between Keyboard And Chair.



Sarah Butland said...

Thanks for clarifying this for me. I've been sending my friends to the link ending in YOTA which did nothing for me or them! lol

Teamwork pays dividends, thanks for that.

Sean Rasmussen said...

G'day ey, Don!
I'd join but I'm sort of already in the forum. Sorry ey ;)
Keep up the great work. You're in with a good chance of winning.

Jackie Stenhouse said...

So this is how you got so many sign ups hey lol.
Good work and nice blog. I'd join up but that would just be plain silly on my part.

Rantz said...

Good luck Don.

Lisa Wood said...

Hello Don,

Such a great blog post, with easy to understand instructions. Love how you are asking for friends and outlaws to join the YOTA forum, brilliant stuff :)


Isa said...

Brilliant blog Don, no wonder you are flying high in the points ranking. Cheers and a wee dram!

Richard Colum said...

Good luck Don, if you put the hard yards in you will succeed. Go for gold mate.

Richard Colum said...

Good luck Don, If you put the time in you will succeed. Go for GOLD mate.

Mary said...

Don, it wouldn't work for me, filled it out, clicked the submit button and waited 20 minutes without success, it just sat trying to do something. Sorry I couldn't help.