We’re already a week into the Affiliate Marketing Challenge 3, believe it or not. There’s still plenty of time to register and earn your way to a prize (or prizes), so don’t let starting a little bit late affect your decision. In fact, there is currently nobody eligible for 3rd place of the New Referrals category, meaning that all you currently need to do is generate $0.01 to take the position of 3rd place and win yourself a flexible illuminated keyboard.
If you haven’t entered yet, I highly recommend you do. MarketLeverage has put up so many great prizes that it’s certainly worth your while to try to compete for them. I’m actually very envious of you guys and wish I could compete in my own contest! I’d be taking home the Nintendo DS & Guitar Hero if I could…
For those of you who have signed up, but are having trouble making any leads or sales, keep working at it! Part of the great thing about this competition is that it really pushes and encourages you to make more money through affiliate marketing. I know of at least a few contestants who have surprised themselves by raking in a lot more dough that they thought they could, simply due to the nature of competition.
Before I get to the rankings, here is a reminder of what is up for grabs. Full details of the prizes and contest details can be found at the original contest page.
Top Main Affiliates ($0-49,999)
- 1st Place: Playstation 3 & Civilization Revolution
- 2nd Place: Logitech G51 Surround Sound Speakers
- 3rd Place: Nintendo DS & Guitar Hero
- 4th Place: Canon PowerShot A590IS 8MP Digital Camera
- 5th Place: Credit Card Size Digital Video Player
Top New Affiliates
- 1st Place: Insignia 7″ Portable DVD Player
- 2nd Place: Insignia Bluetooth Headphones
- 3rd Place: Flexible Illuminated Keyboard
$50,000-$74,999 VIP Tier
- 1st Place: Panasonic 60GB HD Drive Camcorder
$75,000-$99,999 VIP Tier
- 1st Place: LG – Scarlet 52″ 1080p 120Hz Flat-Panel LCD HDTV
$75,000-$99,999 VIP Tier
- 1st Place: Alienware Area-51 ALX Computer Package
Random Blog Draws:
- 1st Place: “I’m Blogging This” T-shirt (Blue)
- 2nd Place: “I’m Blogging This” T-shirt (Blue)
- 3rd Place: “I’m Blogging This” T-shirt (Blue)
- 4th Place: “I’m Blogging This” T-shirt (Blue)
- 5th Place: “I’m Blogging This” T-shirt (Blue)
Here are the latest rankings as of August 7th, 1:52AM Pacific time.
I’ve now referred a total of 90 affiliates to MarketLeverage, 7 of which signed up during this current competition.
Together, during this competition thus far, they’ve generated a total of $12,348.40 in commissions. The current leaderboards are shown below:
|Top Main Affiliates|
|1st||CD8470 “The Behemoth”||$10,087.40|
|2nd||CD8269 “The Rocket”||$1,544.00|
|4th||CD8137 “The Tortoise”||$168.00|
|5th||CD9189 “The Newcomer”||$106.40|
|Combined Total (all referrals):||$12,348.45|
|Top New Affiliates|
|Combined Total (new sign-ups):||$76.80|
|Top VIP Affiliates|
|Combined Total (new sign-ups):||N/A|
It’s no surprise that CD8470, aka “The Behemoth”, has once again continued to show his complete and utter dominance in the competition. The undefeated, two-time competition winner, is on pace (just barely) to reach the $50,000 VIP tier and take home the Panasonic 60GB HD Drive Camcorder.
Oddly, no big/super affiliates have joined the competition – at least not yet – and while this is not great news for me, it’s fantastic news for you as it means the competition is quite low. 3rd place down is very easy to compete for; you currently only need to average $33 a day to take 3rd position – that’s not asking a lot!
Another strange observation is CD9189 who is currently in 5th place. Last competition he finished in 2nd place with $6,770.40 – so he should be at around $1,700 right now, not $106. I guess he moved some of his campaigns over to another network or else is having some issues. It will be interesting to see if he makes a move in the competition later on. Perhaps he’s going for a “sneak attack”
I hope you guys notice that 3rd position for the New Affiliate category is open… that’s all I’m going to say about that.
So far, only 2 people have blogged about this competition. That means that as it stands right now, if you wrote a blog post about this competition, you would be guaranteed a prize (as long as 3 more bloggers don’t post about it) since there are 5 prizes available.
Competition Goals and Thoughts
My personal goal for this competition was for the total amount of commissions to hit $50,000. After one week, the total stands at $12,348.40, so it looks like it will be very tight. Here’s hoping…
To be absolutely honest with you guys – I’m disappointed with the level of participation in this 3rd competition so far. It’s still early, so things can definitely change, but I’m just surprised that with all of the prizes that are up for grabs that more people aren’t participating…
There are still 3 weeks left for this competition, so if you haven’t signed up yet, come on and join the fun! Even if you don’t place in this competition, you’ll be all set up and ready to go for the next one.
Plus, what better way to get your feet wet into affiliate marketing than to join a contest? I hope to see you on the leaderboard list soon!