I’m Going to Elite Retreat – My Crazy Winning Streak

February 11, 2008 - Written by Gyutae Park  

elite-retreat.jpgWow, I sure am on a roll. If you remember a couple months back, I won a free full conference pass to the Affiliate Summit on Ian Lee’s blog. Now I’ve just learned that I won a free ticket worth $4,995 to the Elite Retreat conference held in San Francisco on April 3-4 (along with Zac Johnson). Pretty good winning streak if you ask me. John Chow held the contest, which was sponsored by up and coming affiliate network Rocket Profit. Basically, the contest called for readers to choose an offer on the Rocket Profit network and to write up a blog post describing the strategy they would use to promote it and make money. You can view my entry here: Make Money Online with Rocket Profit Affiliate Marketing – A Step by Step Example.

This will be a great opportunity for me to learn from some of the industry greats and to take my Internet business to the next level. I’ve heard a lot of great things about Elite Retreat and I’m very excited to attend. I admit that the $5k price tag is pretty steep, but I guess I won’t have to worry about that this time around. Thanks John Chow! Thanks Rocket Profit!

Below is a list of the speakers at Elite Retreat and my thoughts on each.

Jeremy Schoemaker
I used to listen to Shoemoney’s show back in the day when it used to be called Net Income. He’s been a big inspiration for me and I’m interested in learning more from him and his expertise in SEM and affiliate marketing. He’s a great speaker and does a great job dealing with his online “celebrity” status.

Neil Patel
Having graduated college just last year, I can definitely relate to Neil and what he’s going through by running a business while still in school. Neil has a unique approach in dealing with things and it’s crazy how well he has grasped marketing concepts at such a young age. I’m excited to learn from him about his experiences with ACS and his success with social media marketing.

Aaron Wall
Aaron’s SEO Book first led me to SEO and now I’m doing it professionally for a top agency. I’d love to meet him and bounce ideas off of him at the one-on-one sessions. Not only is Aaron an expert in SEO, but he can pretty much do everything well in Internet business.

Brian Clark
Writing isn’t really my forte but Brian has opened my eyes to a lot of things on his copywriting blog, Copy Blogger. I also just recently became a member of Teaching Sells and it’s amazing how Brian sells so well. I initially swore I wouldn’t get sucked into the Teaching Sells program but now I’m glad I’m a member.

Andy Liu
I haven’t really heard of Andy too much but his credentials are definitely there. I don’t see too many Wharton MBA’s involved in Internet business, but his BuddyTV is one of the best. Entrepreneurship has always been an interest of mine so I’m glad Andy is on board.

Guy Kawasaki
Venture capitalist and top blogger, Guy Kawasaki totally gets my respect. It’d be an honor just to shake his hand and hear what he has to say.

Overall, I’m very excited for this conference. I’ll be blogging about my experiences so be sure to check back and subscribe to the RSS feed. See everyone in San Francisco (well after Affiliate Summit in Vegas anyway). πŸ™‚

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28 Responses to “I’m Going to Elite Retreat – My Crazy Winning Streak”

Tevin Anderson on February 11th, 2008

Congrats sir! I haven’t read Chow in MONTHS! Otherwise I would have certainly entered πŸ˜› That’s one HELL of a prize. Is that just the seminar? You have to cover your airfare/board/etc.?

Gyutae Park on February 11th, 2008

Thanks Tevin. Yep, it’s just the seminar but I’m not too worried about the airfare and board as I have someone I will be staying with in SF.

 
 
Al Carlton on February 11th, 2008 Subscribed to comments via email

Congratulations Gyutae, I enjoyed reading your Rocket Profit example. Look forward to learning from you at Elite Retreat, I’m also going but had to fork out for my ticket.

Gyutae Park on February 11th, 2008

Thanks Al. I look forward to meeting you and working with you at the conference. It’ll be a great time.

 
 
Tom Beaton on February 11th, 2008

Congratulations. I think you are doing really well here and are pretty deserving. Hopefully this will be more than a fun few days and help you take your business to the next level.

Gyutae Park on February 11th, 2008

Thanks Tom. I definitely know what you mean. I’ve heard a lot of good things about the conference but I hope I can take something back that will help my business.

 
 
McBilly on February 11th, 2008

Oh wow Gyutae! That’s so cool! Congratulations! You really do deserve it buddy. The speakers line up is really top notch. I’m sure you will literally take your online business to the next level afterwards. Good luck and enjoy the awesome conference. πŸ˜€

Gyutae Park on February 11th, 2008

Yeah the speaker lineup is probably the best I’ve ever seen (other than other Elite Retreat conferences). Thanks McBilly. I’ll definitely share some of my insights and learnings.

 
 
Collin - Feed Flare on February 11th, 2008 Subscribed to comments via email

Nice, looks like it will be one heck of a learning trip.

Gyutae Park on February 11th, 2008

Yep, I’m very excited for it.

 
 
Bud on February 11th, 2008

Congratulations Gyutae it couldn’t go to a nicer blogger. Now go and share all of the info with us lol.

Bud

Gyutae Park on February 11th, 2008

Haha, thanks for the kind words Bud. I’ll definitely share some of the info from the conference. Well not all… but I’ll try. πŸ™‚

 
 
Jason on February 11th, 2008

Damn, that’s pretty lucky, eh? πŸ˜›

Enjoy the trip! πŸ™‚

Gyutae Park on February 11th, 2008

Thanks man. Hopefully my lucky streak doesn’t wear off anytime soon.

 
 
Ty Brown on February 11th, 2008 Subscribed to comments via email

I’m new to your blog but I think you deserve the trip. Have fun

Gyutae Park on February 11th, 2008

Thanks for visiting Ty and for the kind words. Be sure to check back often.

 
 
Marios Alexandrou on February 11th, 2008

That’s an awesome prize for a writing an article. Congratulations! You’ll probably get enough material to inspire 100 more posts πŸ™‚

Gyutae Park on February 11th, 2008

Thanks Marios. Pretty sweet prize I know. Well I can’t give away ALL the material but I’ll definitely let you all know how it goes. πŸ˜€

 
 
HotRocketMatt on February 12th, 2008 Subscribed to comments via email

CONGRATULATIONS GYUTAE! You’re going to have an awesome time at The Retreat. Very insightful post and basic outline strategy. Thanks for the kind wishes to your account manager and Rocket Profit as a whole πŸ˜‰ We have a lot of new and exciting things in store for the rest of β€˜08.

I look forward to growing your account and developing a more personal relationship in the coming months! Keep up the good work, man.

-Matt

(sorry for the double post, meant to post on this thread originally)

Gyutae Park on February 12th, 2008

Thanks Matt. I appreciate the kind words and the opportunity. I look forward to working with you this year!

 
 
Ruchir Chawdhry on February 16th, 2008 Subscribed to comments via email

Congrats Gyutae πŸ™‚ I’m sure you’ll have one heck of an experience. Just don’t forget to share it with your reader πŸ˜‰

 
Michael Heindel on March 14th, 2008 Subscribed to comments via email

Nice to see that with your winning streak you are giving back by holding an awesome contest of your own.

Michael

 
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