ShareASale is running a contest where they are trying to get their affiliates and merchants to submit videos explaining the purpose of their “ShareASale Star Thingys,” which are sponge-like, yellow stars left over from their booth at the last Affiliate Summit.
Just for entering the ShareASale contest, they will pay you $10, and then another $50 if your entry is used in their collaborative video project at the end.
One of the requirements for the contest is that you are a current ShareASale affiliate or merchant. My entry, “To Catch a Parasite: ShareASale Star Thingy,” shows a consumer, taped by hidden camera, as he attempts to make a purchase on the Internet.
His transaction appears to be tainted by the Devil Shopper shopping companion until the ShareASale Badware Buster (my interpretation of the purpose of the Star Thingy) saves the day.
This video is a parody of Dateline NBC’s “To Catch a Predator” – any likeness to the devil or Chris Hanson is purely unintentional and coincidental.