As stated last month, doing weekly updates of the past affiliate competitions seemed a bit too repetitive so I’m now only doing 3 updates per month: the launch, midway update, and final results. I was a bit late in publishing this post so it’s a couple days past the midway point but better late than never, right?
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 $12.81 to take the lead into 1st and be eligible to win yourself an 8GB iPod Touch. Or, generate $3.81 and you’ll be on track to take home an 8GB iPod Nano. Or, generate ONE CENT in commissions and you’ll be in 3rd place to take home $50…
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 & Rock Band Special Edition
- 2nd Place: Dell 24-inch Widescreen Flat-Panel LCD HD Monitor
- 3rd Place: 16GB iPod Touch
- 4th Place: Flip Mino Video Camera
- 5th Place: $150 Prepaid ML Rewards Card
Top New Affiliates
- 1st Place: 8GB iPod Touch
- 2nd Place: 8GB iPod Nano
- 3rd Place: $50 Prepaid ML Rewards Card
$50,000-$74,999 VIP Tier
- 1st Place: Sony HD Home Theater Projector
$75,000-$99,999 VIP Tier
- 1st Place: LG – Scarlet 52″ 1080p 120Hz Flat-Panel LCD HDTV + $400
$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 November 17th, 7:30PM Pacific time.
I’ve now referred a total of 124 affiliates to MarketLeverage, of which 12 signed up during this current competition.
Together, during this competition thus far, they’ve generated a total of $49,016.80 in commissions in just 17 days. The current leaderboards are shown below:
|Top Main Affiliates|
|1st||CD8470 “The Behemoth”||$42,305.60|
|3rd||CD10565 "The Magician"||$1,450.00|
|5th||CD8137 “The Tortoise”||$546.00|
|Combined Total (all referrals):||$49,016.80|
|Top New Affiliates|
|Combined Total (new sign-ups):||$40.80|
|$50,000-$74,999 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 over $42,000 with MarketLeverage in just 17 days. The undefeated, four-time competition winner is on a good pace to hit the $75,000 VIP tier. I’ve talked to him and he really wants that big screen TV!
The rest of the leaders, CD9050, CD10565, CD8083, and CD8137 are all regulars. CD10565 seems to have halted or slowed down his campaign which means CD8083 can catch up and overtake him by the end of the month if he works hard.
Out of the 12 new sign-ups to MarketLeverage this month, only 2 of them have generated any commissions so far. The first place is currently at $12.80 so you only need to generate $12.81 to overtake first place to win an iPod Touch! If that isn’t a deal I don’t know what is. If you haven’t signed up yet, I highly suggest you do…
So far 9 people have blogged about this competition. That means that as it stands right now, if you wrote a blog post about this competition, your odds of winning would be exactly 50% since there are 5 prizes available. Writing a blog post for a 50% chance to pocket an easy $20? Not bad…
Competition Goals and Thoughts
My personal goal for this competition was for the total amount of commissions to hit $75,000. After 17 days, the total stands at $49,016.80 so we’re actually on pace to hit over $85,000 let alone $75,000… keep it up!
At the same time, I’m a bit disappointed with the level of participation in this 5th competition. Out of the 124 affiliates who signed up, only a handful are generating any revenue. I guess this boils down to the Pareto principle (80% of your sales comes from 20% of your clients) 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!