This is the first update I’ve made on the Affiliate Marketing Challenge 4. Doing weekly updates of the past affiliate competitions seemed a bit too repetitive so I think I’ll probably stick with the launch, midway update, and final results posts from now on instead.
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, it’s ridiculously easy to grab a spot in the New Referrals category; all you currently need to do is generate $25.01 to take the lead into 1st and be eligible to win yourself an 8GB iPod Nano.
If you haven’t entered yet, I highly recommend you do. MarketLeverage has put up over $10,000 in 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 as I’d currently be in the lead for the 8GB iPod Touch…
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: Dell 24" Widescreen LCD Monitor
- 2nd Place: Infinity Speaker System
- 3rd Place: 8GB iPod Touch
- 4th Place: Flip Mino Video Camera
- 5th Place: Logitech Wireless Mouse & Keyboard
Top New Affiliates
- 1st Place: 8GB iPod Nano
- 2nd Place: $100 Prepaid ML Rewards Card
- 3rd Place: Microsoft Wireless Optical Mouse
$50,000-$74,999 VIP Tier
- 1st Place: Olympus E-520 10.0MP DSLR Camera
$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: $20 Prepaid MarketLeverage Rewards Card
- 2nd Place: $20 Prepaid MarketLeverage Rewards Card
- 3rd Place: $20 Prepaid MarketLeverage Rewards Card
- 4th Place: $20 Prepaid MarketLeverage Rewards Card
- 5th Place: $20 Prepaid MarketLeverage Rewards Card
Here are the latest rankings as of October 15th, 4:25AM Pacific time.
I’ve now referred a total of 107 affiliates to MarketLeverage, of which 9 signed up during this current competition.
Together, during this competition thus far, they’ve generated a total of $36,330.60 in commissions in just two weeks. The current leaderboards are shown below:
|Top Main Affiliates|
|1st||CD8470 “The Behemoth”||$29,221.40|
|4th||CD10565 "The Magician"||$912.00|
|5th||CD8137 “The Tortoise”||$441.00|
|Combined Total (all referrals):||$36,330.60|
|Top New Affiliates|
|Combined Total (new sign-ups):||$40.80|
|Top VIP Affiliates|
|Combined Total (new sign-ups):||N/A|
As should be no surprise, “The Behemoth” has continued to show his complete and utter dominance in these competitions, having generated nearly $30,000 in just two weeks. The undefeated, three-time competition winner is on a good pace to hit the $50,000 VIP tier again. It will be interesting to see if he tries to push even harder to get into the $75,000 tier and take home that lovely big screen plasma…
CD8083 made his first appearance since the second affiliate challenge in which he only made around $85. He is now commanding a strong position in 2nd place with over $4,000! If The Behemoth makes it to the $50K tier which he most likely will, then CD8083 will be moved to 1st place in the main category which would mean a lovely 24-inch Dell monitor for him.
Out of the nine new sign-ups to MarketLeverage, only 3 of them have generated commissions so far. The first place is currently at $25 so you only need to generate $25.01 to overtake first place to win an iPod Nano! If that isn’t a deal I don’t know what is. If you haven’t signed up yet, I highly suggest you do…
Believe it or not, there have only been 2 people who 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 since there are 5 prizes available.
This is an easy way to spend 15-20 minutes to make $20. I’ll feel really disappointed if I don’t end up giving all these prizes away…
Competition Goals and Thoughts
My personal goal for this competition was for the total amount of commissions to hit $65,000. After two weeks, the total stands at $36,330.60 so we’re already on a great pace.
On the other hand, I’m a bit disappointed with the level of participation in this 4rd competition. There are still two weeks left so things can definitely change, but I’m just surprised that with all of the prizes up for grabs that more people aren’t participating…
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. I hope to see you on the leaderboard list soon!