Strategies for Winning Affiliate Contests

Connie Ragen Green
9 min readFeb 2, 2023
Connie Ragen Green — Strategies for Winning Affiliate Contests

Proven, Time-Tested Strategies for Winning Affiliate Contests

Affiliate marketing is a popular way of earning an income online. It involves promoting someone else’s products or services, and in return, you get rewarded with commissions. It’s a great way to add an additional income stream to what you’re already doing. Here are my thoughts, based on many years of experience, on winning affiliate contests.

I was a beginner affiliate marketer when I came online in 2006. I had what I believed was an extremely small list of just over a hundred people and that it was too small to see any real results when it came to affiliate marketing.

I quickly learned the size of my list wasn’t what mattered. It was about whether or not she was making recommendations for services, products, tools (and more) that were a good fit for her audience, along with building a relationship with the people on my list.

With a bit of trial and error and reaching out to my community I found what they were interested in, and the results were increased affiliate commissions. So, I decided to jump at the chance to participate in an upcoming affiliate contest, thinking there was no way I could win with such a small list. Except that I did end up winning! The prize was an iPad and I was thrilled.

Maybe you think your list is too small to win an affiliate contest. But I’ve explained that it’s not about the size of the list. Instead, it’s about all the other things that go into it. Whether you’re thinking about joining your first, tenth, or more, affiliate competition, here are 10 strategies for winning affiliate contests.

1. Make Sure the Product Is a Good Fit for Your Community.

It’s great that you’re excited to participate in a competition but even the most exciting competition won’t be a win if the product isn’t a clear fit for your community. It should be relevant, provide value to your followers, and offer something they need or want.

If the product appeals to your target audience, you will have more success in terms of conversions and sales — which is exactly what you want when trying to win an affiliate competition. In fact, this may be the best of the strategies for…



Connie Ragen Green

Online marketing strategist, author, speaker, and publisher working with entrepreneurs on six continents.