Affiliate Marketing Challenge 5

November 1, 2008 Posted by Tyler Cruz
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Note: The results of the Affiliate Marketing Challenge 4 will be posted on November 3rd.

I’ve said this numerous times now, but it never fails to surprise me just how fast a month can fly by. Oh well, that’s not always a bad thing as it means I get to launch a new competition.

That’s right! Due to the huge successes of our first four affiliate marketing challenges, MarketLeverage and I have joined together once again to bring you the Affiliate Marketing Challenge 5!

There is over $11,000 worth of prizes up for grabs ($11,120 to be exact) including a 52″ 1080p HDTV, Alienware computer package, Playstation 3, and 16GB iPod Touch to name a few.

Whether you’re a super affiliate, medium affiliate, or brand new to affiliate marketing, we have prizes aimed just for your skill level. We even have prizes for bloggers who post about this contest, so everybody is eligible to win a prize as long as you either do affiliate marketing or have a blog.

Affiliate Marketing Challenge 5


Overview

The competition runs from November 1st (12:00AM Eastern time) to November 30th (11:59PM Eastern time).

However, the earlier you register, the more time you have to start making some dough and the better your chances, so the sooner the better!

The process of the challenge is simple: publishers register to MarketLeverage under my referral link and then proceed to make as much money as they can until competition ends on November 30th.

There are also some additional prizes that can be won by simply blogging about this competition.

How to Participate

There are two different ways to participate in the competition. You may choose either method, or do both. However, the best prizes are only available in the “Earn the Most” methods:

Earn the Most: Main Prizes: Compete with others to earn the most (or top 5) in commissions from Market Leverage.

  1. Sign up to MarketLeverage through my referral link by clicking here. It is very important that you register under my referral link or you will not be eligible. If you’ve already registered to ML previously, then you are unfortunately not eligible to participate as I cannot track your generated revenue.
  2. Approve your account by phoning ML or having them phone you (don’t worry, they’re real nice!).
  3. Earn as much as you can!

At the end of the challenge, if you generated one of the top-5 amounts in commissions, you win one of the corresponding prizes!

Earn the Most: New Signups: 

If you signed up to MarketLeverage through me just for this competition, you are eligible for the New Signups prize category as well. As long as you finish amongst the top 3 revenue earners for new signups, you win a prize.

If you are a new signup, you are eligible to win prizes from both the New Signups category and the Main or VIP categories if applicable!

Earn the Most: VIP Category: 

If you’re a super affiliate who can generate big numbers, then you are eligible for the luxurious VIP prizes. You will need to generate at least $50,000 a month in order to be eligible.

There are three tiers. If you generate enough to hit a certain tier and finish as the highest in your tier, you win the corresponding prize for that tier.

The tiers are as follows:

  • $50,000-$74,999
  • $75,000-$99,999
  • $100,000+

Note: Once you generate over $50,000 you are only eligible for the VIP prizes and not the main prizes. Therefore, you cannot win a prize in both the Main Category and VIP Category.

Write a Blog Post: Simply write a blog post telling others about this competition on your blog.

  1. It’s as simple as it sounds. Write a blog post (an entire post, not a small mention in another post) about this competition, being sure to link back to it.
  2. Contact me with the URL of the actual post, being sure to provide your e-mail address. Please do not comment on this post saying you wrote the post; contact me through the contact form instead.
  3. You must e-mail me your published post by November 23rd or it will not be accepted.

A drawing will be taken at the end of the contest, and 5 random winners will each receive a $20 Prepaid MarketLeverage Rewards Card.

VIP Prizes

$100,000+ Tier: Alienware Area-51 ALX Computer Package

Alienware Area-51 ALX Computer Package 

This is no ordinary computer. It’s a beast. With the 24-inch monitor we’re throwing in (as well as top-of-the-line peripherals such as wireless mouse and keyboard, etc.) it’s priced at over $5,000.

It would be futile to demonstrate just how sexy this machine is, but here are a few quick specs:

  • Processor: 45nm Intel “Penryn” CPU architecture
  • Intel® Core™ 2 Extreme (12MB Cache, 1333MHz FSB)
  • Memory: Up to 4GB Dual Channel DDR3 at 1600MHz
  • Video Card: 1GB ATI® Radeon™ HD 3870 X2 – Dual GPU (or 2GB ATI® Radeon™ HD 4870 X2)
  • Hard Drive: 7200 RPM – up to 32MB cache and 1TB storage

For full details of this machine, check it out on the Alienware website.

$75,000-$99,999 Tier: LG – Scarlet 52″ 1080p LCD HDTV LG - Scarlet 52 

I’ve been waiting a long time to be able to give away a big screen TV, and am happy to finally be able to.

The LG “Scarlet” TV is a highly-acclaimed HDTV which you may recognize from its fairly recent debut in television commercials.

Here are some specs:

  • 52″ measured diagonally
  • Built-In HDTV Tuner
  • 1080p display provides the highest-quality progressive-scan picture possible
  • 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio and 6 selectable viewing modes, including 24p Real Cinema

For full details, check it out on the BestBuy website.

In addition, we’re throwing in a Prepaid $400 MarketLeverage Rewards Card!

$50,000-$74,999 Tier: Sony HD Home Theater ProjectorSony HD Home Theater Projector   

This brilliant home theater projector delivers up to 2,000 lumens of brightness and high-definition (1280 x 800) images that bring your movies to life.

Here are some specs:

  • 40" to 300" viewable screen size
  • 1280 x 800 resolution (up to 720p signals)
  • 2,000 ANSI lumens of brightness and 700:1 contrast ratio
  • Supports 480p, 720p and 1080i plus standard 480i

For full details, check it out on the BestBuy website.

Main Prizes

1st Place: Playstation 3 & Rock Band Special Edition

Playstation 3 & Rock Band Special Edition  

The most expensive of consoles, and for good reason, the Playstation 3 is waiting for you to unwrap it and plug it in. In addition to the PS3, we’re throwing in the highly acclaimed Rock Band Special Edition which includes the guitar controller, drum controller and microphone, so you’ll have everything you need to start rocking with your friends.

Here are some spec details of the PS3:

  • Internal 80GB HDD for storing your games, music, and photos
  • Built-in Blu-ray player
  • Dual Shock 3 wireless controller
  • High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) out for 1080p resolution
  • Internet ready with built-in wireless network connectivity (Wi-Fi)

Check out more details on the Playstation 3 and Rock Band Special Edition.

2nd Place: Dell 24-inch Widescreen Flat-Panel LCD HD MonitorDell 24-inch Widescreen Flat-Panel LCD HD Monitor

Watch your favourite movies in brilliant high-definition on this true HD 1920 x 1080 widescreen LCD monitor. DVI and VGA connectors ensure wide-ranging connectivity.

Here are some spec details:

  • Tilt and swivel stand
  • Ultrafast 5 ms response time
  • 1000:1 contrast ratio
  • 300 cd/m² brightness
  • 1920 x 1080 maximum resolution

For more details, check out the BestBuy website.

3rd Place: 16GB iPod Touch16GB iPod Touch

This isn’t the first time we’ve given away an iPod touch, but it’s the first time we’re giving away a 16GB iPod Touch which holds twice as much data as the 8GB version!

This sexy new line of iPod’s has multi-touch technology, Wi-Fi, and can play smooth high resolution video to name but a few of it’s many features.

Here are some more spec details:

  • Can hold up to 20,000 photos, 3,500 songs, or 20 hours of video
  • Comes with earphones, dock adapter, USB 2.0 cable, and polishing cloth
  • 3.5-inch LCD display
  • 640×480 video resolution

For more details, check out the Apple iPod Site.

4th Place: Flip Mino Video Camera Flip Mino Video Camera

Due to the huge popularity and interest that readers have shown in the Mino Flip, we’ve brought it back!

The Mino Flip is the latest line of Flip Video cameras. It is smaller, better, and simply overall sexier than both the original Flip and the Ultra.

In addition to being smaller and having new features such as pause/fast forward/rewind buttons, it also sports a rechargeable lithium ion battery (compared to the double AA batteries the original Flip and Flip Ultra use).

Here are some more spec details:

  • Built-in flash memory holds up to 60 minutes of high-quality video
  • Rechargeable lithium ion battery power
  • Start recording within 3 seconds of power-up
  • 1.5” color high-brightness (transflective) display

More details can be found on TheFlip’s website.

5th Place: $150 Prepaid ML Rewards Card

$150 Prepaid ML Rewards Card

This MarketLeverage American Express Rewards card is prepaid with $150 and can be used just like any other credit card, only it is prepaid and can be thrown away when emptied. Think of it as a throw-away credit card (only don’t throw it away until you’ve spent it all!).

Treat yourself and a couple friends to a real nice dinner, buy a domain and hosting for a year, or buy a couple new games for yourself – it’s your money so do what you want! But we encourage you to spoil yourself a bit and treat yourself to something nice.

New Signup Prizes

1st Place: 8GB iPod Touch8GB iPod Touch

    

This sexy new line of iPod’s has multi-touch technology, Wi-Fi, and can play smooth high resolution video to name but a few of it’s many features.

Here are some more spec details:

  • Can hold up to 10,000 photos, 1,750 songs, or 10 hours of video
  • Comes with earphones, dock adapter, USB 2.0 cable, and polishing cloth
  • 3.5-inch LCD display
  • 640×480 video resolution

For more details, check out the Apple iPod Site.

2nd Place: 8GB iPod Nano

8GB iPod Nano

The iPod nano now comes in nine vibrant colors and a new curved aluminum and glass design. The crisp, bright picture makes watching movies and TV shows amazing.

Thanks to the built-in accelerometer, you can rotate iPod nano to flip through album art with Cover Flow. Watch movies and TV shows in widescreen. And view photos in either portrait or landscape.

Just give iPod nano a shake and it shuffles to a different song in your music library.

Here are some more details:

  • 2-inch LCD screen
  • Includes earphones, USB2.0 cable, and dock adapter.
  • Holds up to 7,000 photos, 2,000 songs, or 8 hours of video.
  • Built-in rechargeable lithium ion battery

Check out more details on the Apple iPod Site.

3rd Place: $50 Prepaid ML Rewards Card

$100 Prepaid ML Rewards Card

(Note: I didn’t have a photo of the $50 Rewards Card so I had to use the $100)

This MarketLeverage American Express Rewards card is prepaid with $50 and can be used just like any other credit card, only it is prepaid and can be thrown away when emptied. Think of it as a throw-away credit card (only don’t throw it away until you’ve spent it all!).

Treat yourself and a friend to dinner, fill up on gas, or buy a new games for yourself – it’s your money so do what you want! But we encourage you to spoil yourself a bit and treat yourself to something nice.

Blogging Prizes

5 bloggers who post about this competition will be chosen randomly by drawing and will each receive a $20 Prepaid MarketLeverage Rewards Card.

More Information

  • I will be making regular updates to the current competition rankings on the “Affiliate Challenge” section located on the top right column of my blog. This will let you know how far behind (or ahead!) you are from the leaders. I’ve recently improved this section to show the top new affiliates as well.
  • Your name or personal contact information will never be posted on the site. I don’t even have access to it if I wanted to (MarketLeverage can still ship the winner’s prizes as they have access to it). I will state your earnings and CD#, but those are completely safe to disclose.
  • The challenge only tracks participant’s income during the contest’s timeframe, so nobody will have a head start on you.
  • You will only be competing against other publishers who are signed up under my link, not against all of MarketLeverage’s publishers. This dramatically improves your chances of winning a prize.

Now go make some money!

I strongly urge everyone to participate in this challenge. The prizes alone should be enough incentive for you to join, but on top of that, this competition is a very good way to get started in affiliate marketing and put positive pressure on yourself to improve your earnings.

I’ve heard from a couple people who participated in the first Affiliate Marketing Challenge who said that the competition helped make them try harder and work on their campaigns more.

And, of course, you’ll keep all your profits you generated from MarketLeverage.

My personal goal for this competition is for the total amount of commissions to hit $75,000. The last competition brought in just over $73,000 so it’s definitely doable, but there’s also one less day in November… but I have in you guys!

I look forward to seeing how this challenge progresses and hope to see a lot of you participate.

Good Luck!

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Posted: November 1st, 2008 under Contests  

38 Responses to “Affiliate Marketing Challenge 5”

  1. Problogineer says:

    wooho,, great prizes man…

    Its going to be a tough competition…
    I will write a post soon.

  2. Mike Henry says:

    Great prizes just in time for the holiday season!

  3. Best of luck to everyone!

  4. Deano says:

    İs this competition open to non USA/Canadian people?
    İ’m in the UK.

  5. Jay says:

    Um… can I just sign up for ML again? I promise I’ll do it under your referral link if I’m allowed to :P

    Jay

    • Tyler Cruz says:

      I wish, but obviously ML can’t allow that or else it would be unfair to other referrers. For example, I know I sure wouldn’t want my hard-earned referrals to leave me for another referrer…

      Now, if you have a corporation there’s a loophole…

    • BusinessX says:

      I agree with Jay. I signed up under another affiliate when he had a contest. I came in second (there was no third) and got a USB pen. Now, that I learned a lot since then, I would like to exercise it in a contest setting. He hasn’t run a contest since because his results were so bad.

      It’s like wishing you had different parents.

  6. Mike Collins says:

    Wow…great prizes. Someone’s going to have some nice presents waiting for them under the tree.

    • Tyler Cruz says:

      Why do you say “someone”? While affiliate marketing takes a lot of patience and perseverence, it’s not all that difficult to generate a few bucks in commissions.

      With the great prizes under the New Signups category, you could potentially walk away with a $300 iPod Touch just for generating a few bucks in commissions…

      Try it out!

  7. Tushar Dhoot says:

    I’m going to be doing this under your link Tyler. No doubt about it. You just can’t give up on all these constant contests!!!

  8. Mike Huang says:

    These are some VERY VERY huge prizes, but I think a lot of the affiliates are depleted now..:(

    -Mike

    • Mike Henry says:

      Super Affiliates will find a way. A nice stragety for niche blogging is to work two blogs in the niche at the same time and work them from opposite angles, ie this past election running blogs for both McCain/Palin and Obama/Biden.

  9. It looks like you’ve got some REALLY good prizes this time Tyler. I can’t wait to see who wins the computer, if anyone does.

  10. Great prizes Tyler,wish i joined ML through your link :D

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  12. Thai Girl says:

    Now if only I can get approved. Living overseas sucks :(

  13. Great contest as usual, I wonder how many new signups you can generate with this one, maybe it would be wise to spend a few bucks to actually promote these contests even more?´It’s great for people who know this blog, but others might have a hard time finding it.

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    Hope there is contest #6 in December. I don’t turn 18 till December 3rd.

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    If I knew what I was doing, I might be more inclined to take the plunge. Any hot tips out there for us Tyler? Maybe an FAQ or an RTFM?

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