Took first place in the Paul Piotrowski Amped challenge

Since I was participating in the Tyler Cruz Challenge (in which I took 2nd place), I figured I’d try my hand at another network and in another contest. As such, I participated in Paul’s Inspired Affiliate Marketing Challenge 3 and scored first place.

Paul ran his contest on Amped Media. My numbers weren’t quite as big as what I did with XY7 – they have a lot of those email submits offers, and I have/had no idea how to push these. I gave a push with a high commission offer in the beginning. I think I generated 90% of the 30 day period commission for the contest in the first week. The ROI for the campaign wasn’t great, positive sure, but not great, so I didn’t push it much after that. Nonetheless, the commission I generated was enough to secure first place in both categories. Sick!

This won me another Samsung monitor, 22-inch this time, which I’ll probably give to my parents – they need something to replace that big box they call a monitor. I also won the 640 GB external USB 2.0 hard drive, which should be handy.

While I’m not posting big numbers (yet) with Affiliate Marketing, I’m pretty happy that I’ve been able to turn a profit at two different networks so fast, and win some cool prizes doing it.

4 thoughts on “Took first place in the Paul Piotrowski Amped challenge”

  1. Hey Carlito,
    I got second place in that contest (congrats, btw!), but I’ve still not received the prizes.

    When I asked my AM about it she said they mailed them out back in beginning of March and I should check with my post office. Well, I’ve checked with the post office, then thought it may be a good idea to check with you also.
    So have you received that monitor yet?

    cheers,
    Dispel

  2. Hey Dispel,

    Congrats on second place! No, I have not received my monitor yet – I have not received any of my payments yet either.

    As far as my payments, they said they sent me a check in mid-march, but it never made it here. They don’t know what happened. As for the prizes, I was on the phone with Nicole from Amped last week – she was very nice and apologetic, and was trying to figure out what was happening. For the prizes, she told me they were all sent out early April, but they didn’t use tracking, so there’s no way to know what happened with them.

    Anyway, following my phone conversation with them last week, the agreement is that they are going to wire me my due payments (including the missing check) and add the monetary value of the prizes to the wire. I faxed them my bank info last Sunday, so we’ll see what happens. I’ll keep you updated.

    Btw, did you ever receive your payments? For your prize, try giving Nicole a call. My guess is that there was a mix up over there, and someone forgot to send us our prizes. I always receive my mail from other US companies, so I don’t think it’s a post office issue, especially since it’s the both of us.

    Let me know what happens…

  3. ha, very interesting.. They told you they sent it early April, they told
    me it was early March. Something is mixed up, thats for sure.

    Regarding the payment, yep, I got the check for Feb in March. Check was dated 17th March. I’m in Australia, btw.

    Will let you know about the prizes. My last question to my AM (Jodi) was about whether they used tracking, but you just gave me the answer 😉 If I can get the monetary value, that would be fine, but I kind of wanted that Nintendo DS!

  4. Just to let you know, they wired me my payment today. They added $200 to my commission in lieu of the prizes 😉 I think I lost out on that lol, since I had selected the Flat Screen and the 640GB External Drive… but that’s fine, I’m just happy that I received my commissions, plus they did waive the wire fees.

    Anyway, they do have offers I’d like to run, and now that this has been resolved, I’ll probably restart working with them.

    So, what happened with your Nintendo DS? (Jodi is my AM as well)

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