Affiliate Marketing Challenge 3

August 31, 2008 Posted by Tyler Cruz

That’s right! Due to the huge successes of our first two affiliate marketing challenges, MarketLeverage and I have joined together once again to bring you the Affiliate Marketing Challenge 3!

There is over $10,000 worth of prizes up for grabs including a 52″ 1080p HDTV, Alienware computer package, Playstation 3, video camera, and Nintendo DS to name but 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 3


The competition runs from September 1st (12:00AM Eastern time) to September 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 September 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” method:

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.

A drawing will be taken at the end of the contest, and 5 random winners will each receive an “I’m Blogging This” T-shirt (see below).

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 120Hz Flat-Panel LCD HDTV LG - Scarlet 52" 1080p 120Hz Flat-Panel LCD HDTV  

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.

$50,000-$74,999 Tier: Panasonic 60GB HD Drive Camcorder Panasonic 60GB HD Drive Camcorder  

While many people have access to a video camera these days whether it be through a Flip Video Camera or their cell phone, if you want to record real high-quality videos at length, you’ll want one of these bad boys.

Here are some specs:

  • Internal 60GB hard drive
  • Can shoot up to 23 hours of 1080p footage!
  • SD/SDHC card slot lets you hold hours more
  • 10X optical zoom
  • Lightning fast 0.6 second start-up time

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

Main Prizes

1st Place: Playstation 3 & Civilization RevolutionPlaystation 3 & Civilization Revolution

The most expensive of consoles, 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 game Civilization Revolution, which is the second highest rated game on GameSpot with a rating of 9.0!

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 Civilization Revolution.

2nd Place: Logitech G51 Surround Sound SpeakersLogitech G51 Surround Sound Speakers

Bring your games to life with 360-degree surround sound. Your games are meant to be experienced in surround sound. Now hear your enemies sneaking up behind you, and listen for action in every direction. Turn on Matrix mode to create 5.1 surround sound from 2-channel stereo sound sources such as music or legacy games.

Some features:

  • Rotating Stands: Mount your satellite speakers on the wall.
  • Center-Channel Clip: Secure the center-channel speaker to the top of your LCD monitor.

For more details, check out the BestBuy website.

3rd Place: Nintendo DS & Guitar HeroNintendo DS & Guitar Hero

The Guitar Hero gaming sensation isn’t isolated to just XBox, Playstation, or the Wii anymore – now you can play Guitar Hero on-the-go with the Nintendo DS!

Guitar Hero: On Tour continues to build on the franchise’s signature easy-to-play, yet difficult to master addictive gameplay, and now lets players take their experience on the road wherever they go. Players use the Guitar Hero pick-stylus on the touch screen to strum their favourite tunes and create their rock n’ roll legacy in career mode.

Of course, while we’re giving away the full Nintendo DS and Guitar Hero bundle, you can play any Nintendo DS game on your new portable gaming system!

For more details, check out the BestBuy website.

4th Place: Canon PowerShot A590IS 8MP Digital CameraCanon PowerShot A590IS 8MP Digital Camera

With the PowerShot A590 IS, dramatic, personal pictures have never been easier to shoot and share. The 8.0-megapixel design lets you create impressive high resolution images of family and friends that you’ll be proud display. The 4X zoom lens moves you in for powerful close-ups. Plus, the highly sophisticated Optical Image Stabilizer keeps every shot absolutely steady even when you’re not.

  • 8.0 Megapixels
  • 4x Optical Zoom
  • Optical Image Stabilizer
  • large bright 2.5-inch LCD for superb performance.

For more details, check out the BestBuy website.

5th Place: Credit Card Size Digital Video PlayerCredit Card Size Digital Video Player

These mini video players are small on size but are big on features with full-size bright high-res screens and 8 hour battery life. They’re perfect for playing your favourite movies and music. Choose from the Neon M3 with heat sensitive glowing buttons and a 2.4 inch LCD screen or the Ice with a brushed aluminium finish and a slightly larger 2.8 inch display. Both have 2GB of storage built-in and can be expanded via memory card.

  • Mini Media Players Handle Video, Audio and can do Voice Recording
  • Keys on Neon M3 are heat sensitive and glow when touched
  • Built in FM Radio
  • Integrated Speaker, or use the included Headphones
  • Built in Storage: 2 GB
  • Support USB mass-storage mode for easy transfer of videos on any OS
  • Expandable Memory Slot – ICE (TransFlash/MicroSD), Neon M3 (T-Flash)

New Signup Prizes

1st Place: Insignia 7″ Portable DVD Player

Insignia 7" Portable DVD Player 

These things are perfect for travelling. I’ve seen people use these on the ferry here, and since the ferry ride from the island takes 2 hours, it’s the perfect amount of time to watch a movie.

Or, break up the monotony of a long car ride with this 7″ portable DVD player. With its slim profile and headphone jack, it’s the perfect travelling companion.

Here are some more details:

  • AV input/output for external TV/monitor and camcorder/game.
  • Dual hi-fi stereo speakers and one headphone jack.
  • 2.5 hours built-in rechargeable battery.
  • Volume and brightness adjustable.

Check out more details on the BestBuy website.

2nd Place: Insignia Bluetooth Headphones

 Insignia Bluetooth Headphones 

If you’re anything like me, you probably get annoyed with headphone cords. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve left to go to the bathroom, only to trip over the cord or send them flailing along with me by accident.

Enjoy the convenience of handsfree music and communication with the Insignia NS-BTHDP Bluetooth headphone. Get Hi-Fi music from your mobile phone or any music device with Bluetooth Technology.

Here are some more details:

  • Cool and comfortable neckband wearing style.
  • Bluetooth Compliant
  • Supports BT 1.2 A2DP, AVRCP.
  • Up to 10~12 hours of talk/music time.

Check out more details on the BestBuy website.

3rd Place: Flexible Illuminated Keyboard

  Flexible Illuminated Keyboard 

The flexible silicone Illuminated Full Sized Keyboard is strong, silent and indestructible. It’s portable so you can just roll it up and take it with you!

Now you can respond to those late night emails without the assistance of a blaring desk lamp – perfect for dorm roommates.

Here are some more details:

  • Virtually indestructible
  • Washable and hygienic
  • Portable and storable
  • Dust-proof and water-resistant
  • EL illumination on/off
  • Simply wipe up any spilled liquid with a damp cloth
  • Fits in your briefcase, backpack or notebook carrying bag and you do not have to worry any sharp edges

Check out more details.

Blogging Prizes

5 bloggers who post about this competition will be chosen randomly by drawing and will each receive an “I’m Blogging This” T-shirt!:

More Information

  • I will be making regular updates (once or twice per day) 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 also improved this section to give a live countdown of exactly how much time is left in the competition.
  • 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 $50,000. The last competition brought in $34,076.75 so it’s definitely doable. I know you guys can do it!

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: August 31st, 2008 under Contests  

49 Responses to “Affiliate Marketing Challenge 3”

  1. Deng…I thought I will get BOTH the girls with the shirts too.

    Anyway, happy birthday to you Tyler. You’re a year older.

  2. EntreBlast says:

    Those prizes make me drool! What happens if no one reaches the 100,000 Tier? Or even the 75,000?

  3. Nima says:

    I had been debating to sign up for this for a while. I finally did today. Looking forward to the prizes 🙂

  4. […] August 31. 2008 Tyler Cruz has announced another affliate marketing challenge in conjunction with Market Leverage. I’ve never done anything like this before, but hell I’ve got a […]

  5. Jay C. says:

    This is INSANE! I’m new to affiliate marketing but haven’t done much. I’ve also followed the last 2 contests but didn’t participate. I’d be crazy not to at least TRY in this one. Good luck to all!

  6. Nice prizes this time, shame I signed up a few weeks before I came across this blog 🙁

    Good luck to every one taking part

  7. I don’t think there’s anyone who hasn’t signed up for Market Leverage yet, especially someone who’s able to make $50k per month. Too bad there aren’t prizes for affiliates who are already members of ML.

    • rob says:

      I signed up to Market Leverage two days ago. Of course I’m not your average affiliate marketer, but I have been doing it full time for 4+ years…

  8. kyle says:

    Your prizes aren’t even worth what you have to make for VIP. If i made 50,000$+ a month im sure i could afford to buy my own camcorder, tv and PC all in the same month.

    Nobody is gonna reach it and anyone who could isn’t gonna join up to win those prizes.

    • Tyler Cruz says:

      Remember, that is $50,000 in total commissions. Since the majority of people use PPC to generate traffic, typically around 50% of that is lossed to advertising expenses.

      So, for if one profited $25,000 they could still win an $1,100 video camera. That’s almost 5% – a very generous prize if you ask me. And that’s on top of the ML rewards program.

      • Very true.

        Just come up with a break even campaign and generate 50k in commissions.

        Then take the nice prizes!

        • kyle says:

          yeah lets see here…

          generate a 50k a month campaign. easy right?..

          sign up for market leverage under you. being the kind of guy that i am who generates over 50k a month im obviously not signed up with one of the biggest networks already..

          spend 50k of my money to make 50k back hopefully and win a 1,100 prize.

          ill just let this slide without calling you guys any harsh names since this isn’t an affiliate marketing blog and im guessing 99% of the people who read here don’t know how to use adwords.

          but honestly… tyler you just started doing AM.. heres my challenge to you. generate 50k commission in this 30 day timeframe. i already know you can’t. the point im trying to make is you want people to sign up under you and make you money through your referral link and if someone made 50k under you, that means you get 2500$ while they get a 1,100 prize….

          the fact is that the prizes for the payout levels is laughable. i know nobody is gonna reach that goal not because they can’t but just because its not worth it.

          if you wanna be taken seriously with these “challenges” to the big dogs (btw they would never do these anyway because they make enough money as is…) fork up some money and make it worth it.

          just some advice to you from a fellow AM. BTW in case you were wondering.. i make enough money to take your top VIP spot.

        • Normally, we don’t get anything from the people who referred us to ML, so the fact that Tyler’s willing to offer prizes is pretty cool.

          Who cares if he makes $2,500 and offers an $1,100 prize? That’s better than him making $2,500 and offering $0.

          Tyler’s been up front with the fact that he’s just getting started in AM, much the same way I am, and even if the $50k or $100k in one month figures are out of the range of a complete beginner, there is a beneficial aspect to seeing numbers like that so that we have something to aspire to.

          We can aim for $50k, and even if we only hit $500 in earnings by end of month, that’s $500 in our pockets than we began with.

          If you’re already making $100k/m with Affiliate Marketing, that’s awesome for you, but I don’t see why Tyler’s contests bug you.

          If you think his prizes are too low, why don’t you run a competition on your Blog and offer better prizes…I’m sure you’ll get sign-ups!

  9. Melvin says:

    Hehe, man everyone is really eligible to win. SUper affs, newbies, normal affiliates, and bloggers…

    Looking forward to it

  10. Web Freak says:

    WOAH! What great contest, ANyways, I am heading to become a success ful Affiliate marketer, I will be it soon 😉

  11. Ganesh says:

    What a big contest! Awesome! Too bad that I’m not into affiliate marketing.

  12. BlogSavvy says:

    Tyler looks like a great competition I sure hope it gets more attention than the contest between you and Gyutae.

  13. […] was again largely in thanks to MarketLeverage. As you should know by now, I’ve been running MarketLeverage competitions and have so far referred a total of 89 affiliates. They generated $43,282.20 in August, and since I […]

  14. Tyler,

    Thank you for hosting another contest.

    Also, Happy Birthday two days late. I hope you played the Jim Kukral video from us on Sunday!


  15. […] Leverage continues to rock it out with some pretty big contests around the web, especially over at Tyler Cruz’s site. If you haven’t already, I highly recommend signing up with ML to start taking your affiliate […]

  16. I signed up with you, but before you started running the contests, am I eligible? I would be in 3rd place right now.

  17. Dennis says:

    Hey Tyler

    How often is the contest updated? Just curious…I should be in 4th place right now (CD9061)

    BTW thanks you for this contest, I’m even more motivated then ever to learn PPC -> CPA!

  18. Tyler Cruz says:

    I update it by hand so it’s not automatic, but I try to update the list about twice a day.

    You’re currently in 6th place as I write this.

  19. […] Cruz is holding a very huge contest where you can win lots of prizes. When I say lots of prizes I really mean LOOTS of prizes. […]

  20. […] the most in affilate commissions through MarketLeverage. Full details of the contest can be found here. While there are 16 prizes up for grabs in total, 3 of those are special VIP prizes for super […]

  21. Danny Cooper says:

    Wow Tyler, some awesome prizes there, I will be ‘Blogging This’.


  22. benny says:

    I would love to participate in this contest (and the following ones), but I’m not allowed 🙁 I created a ML account several months ago, but never started using it. I tried deleting it, but it’s not possible. Now I’m not allowed to create an account under Tyler 🙁

  23. Georgia says:

    I want the camcorder! Every contest you held is always with awesome prize.

  24. Bruno Auger says:

    Wow this is a huge giveaway. Lots of giveways of lately but this ones far the biggest i’ve seen

  25. […] my competition with Bonner this month, I’m also competing in Tyler Cruz’s Affiliate Marketing Challenge 3 contest.  Tyler has been having a lot of success running these competitions, so he’s decided […]

  26. […] 7, 2008 Posted by Tyler Cruz Paid Advertisement 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 […]

  27. Gerri says:

    You have some fantastic prizes up on offer. Too bad I cant participate. Good luck to those of you who are taking part.

  28. What happens if we earn $99,999.54? Which group are we in then? Surely not the $50,000-$99,999 one?

  29. […] Tyler Cruz is having another marketing contest. He has partnered with MarketLeap (an affiliate ad network) and has a ton of very cool prizes for those who earn the most. He has a couple different categories, too. In the main (how much you earn) category, the prizes are: […]

  30. SEO Tricks says:

    some great prizes over there. I will start off now

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  33. […] 14, 2008 Posted by Tyler Cruz Paid Advertisement We’re almost half way into the Affiliate Marketing Challenge 3. There’s still plenty of time to register and earn your way to a prize (or prizes), so […]

  34. […] Due to the huge successes of our first two affiliate marketing challenges, Market Leverage and Tyler Cruz have joined together once again to bring you the Affiliate Marketing Challenge 3! There is over $10,000 worth of prizes up for grabs including a 52? 1080p HDTV, Alienware computer package, Playstation 3, video camera, and Nintendo DS to name but a few. The prize list can be seen on Tyler’s contest post. […]

  35. […] was looking at Tyler Cruz’s Affiliate Marketing Challenge update on his website. Holy Cow talk about a lot of money being […]

  36. […] arch-nemesis Gyutae Park and these are always fun to follow. You should definitely checkout the Affiliate Marketing Challenge that’s going […]

  37. […] sure a lot of you heard about Tyler Cruz. If not, be sure to check his blog. Anyways, Tyler runs an affiliate marketing challenge on his site with the support of MarketLeverage one of the hottest affiliate networks […]

  38. Sherry says:

    hi Tyler, I have email you. Pls tell me if you got my email. Thanks 🙂

  39. Judy Batimon says:

    Wow, this is awesome guys, can I get more info about Flash, web design, or programming in general? I am a newbie at those things, so any assistance will be greatly appreciated.


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