Affiliate Marketing Challenge 4 Results

November 3, 2008 Posted by Tyler Cruz

I’ve once again been so backlogged with work and posts that I actually had to launch the 5th Affiliate Marketing Challenge before I could announce the results and winners of the 4th Affiliate Marketing Challenge.

The fourth competition was another success and as always, a blast to run. As usual, I kept a close eye on the rankings and hope those who entered had as much fun participating as I had running it.

I’d like to thank everyone who participated for entering, and especially thank MarketLeverage for sponsoring these competitions. After all, without them, there would be no contest!



We give out a lot of great prizes, so I apologize in advance for the long list that follows. Here are the official winners and their prizes:

$50,000-$74,999 VIP Tier

1st Place: CD8470 – $60,559.20

Prize: Olympus E-520 10.0MP DSLR Camera

Olympus E-520 10.0MP DSLR Camera

Congratulations to CD8470, aka "The Behemoth", for taking home the $50K VIP tier prize in back-to-back competitions. As a result, he’ll be receiving an Olympus E-520 10.0MP DSLR Camera for his efforts – this is a $1,000 digital camera folks.

It’s fantastic to watch The Behemoth constantly improve and increase his commissions. The previous contest he just narrowly made it to the $50K VIP tier with $51,757.60, but now he comfortably slid into it with over $60,000.

CD8470 has now won all FOUR CONSECUTIVE Affiliate Marketing Challenge competitions and remains the undefeated champion. He managed to completely dominate the competition with a staggering $60,559.20 which works out to over $1,950 per day.

His prizes from all the competitions now include an Olympus E-520 10.0MP DSLR Camera, Panasonic 60GB HD Drive Camcorder, Dell 22″ Widescreen Monitor, and an 8GB iPod Touch. What will MarketLeverage and I be giving him next? Perhaps a yacht?

Will The Behemoth go 5 for 5 and win my next competition as well? Can anyone even get close to this monster? It’d be nice to see him continue to push himself further and possibly reach the $75,000 VIP tier as that’s one nice big screen TV…

Top Main Category

1st Place: CD8083 – $5,764.60

Prize: Dell 24" Widescreen LCD Monitor

Dell 24-Inch Widescreen LCD Monitor

CD8083 easily takes home 1st place of the Main Category, but it’s interesting because he only generated income during the first two weeks and then completely stopped. I asked him what was up and he told me that the offer he was running was starting to exhaust the niche demographic it was in.

In any case, he did well enough to receive an awesome 24-inch Widescreen LCD Monitor on his doorstep soon.

2nd Place: CD9050 – $2,673.00

Prize: Infinity Speaker System

Infinity Speaker System

It’s nice to see CD9050 make a return on the leaderboards since the 2nd Affiliate Marketing Challenge in which he took 3rd place. He generated close to $1,000 more than last time and placed one spot higher which is awesome to see. Hopefully he will participate in my 5th Affiliate Marketing Challenge and continue to improve his commissions.

3rd Place: CD10565 – $2,646.00

Prize: 8GB iPod Touch

8GB iPod Touch

CD10565, aka "The Magician", aka Paul Piotrowski from saw a bit of an upset here. You’ll notice that he was only $27 short ($27.01 exactly) of taking 2nd place.

Fortunately, Paul told me that this actually works out in his favour since he already has a nice speaker system but could do with an iPod Touch, so everything worked out in the end.

I’d like to remind everyone that this was only Paul’s 2nd month of PPC affiliate marketing. Generating close to $3,000 in your 2nd month is fantastic, and it’s an $1,100 increase over what he generated in last month’s competition.

I hope Paul continue to work hard on his campaigns. If he does, he could very well be taking home 1st place in the next competition…

4th Place: CD8137 – $882.00

Prize: Flip Mino Video Camera

Flip Mino Video Camera

CD8137, aka “The Tortoise”, is a regular leaderboard winner. While his commissions don’t seem to grow, they always seem to be enough to win him a great prize each month nonetheless.

He’ll be receiving his lovely Flip Mino soon.

5th Place: CD8346 – $355.80

Prize: Logitech Wireless Mouse & Keyboard

Logitech Wireless Mouse & Keyboard

CD8346 is another regular winner on The Price is Right these Affiliate Marketing Challenges. I’m sure he’ll enjoy the pleasures of a tangle-free desktop with his wireless mouse and keyboard.

Top New Signups

1st Place: CD11560 – $251.20

Prize: 8GB iPod Nano

8GB iPod Nano

I love tracking the progress of new signups as it’s great to watch them earn their first commissions with PPC affiliate marketing and then get rewarded with an additional prize for their efforts as well.

CD11560 had a great first month and will be receiving his iPod Nano in the mail shortly. I can see that he is already active in the next competition and wish him the best of luck.

2nd Place: CD11453 – $79.00

Prize: $100 Prepaid ML Rewards Card

$100 Prepaid ML Rewards Card

You’ve got to love this: you generate $79.00 in commissions only to take home a $100 prize. This is exactly why, if you haven’t signed up yet, you should – you don’t need to be able to generate huge numbers in order to win big!

3rd Place: CD11600 – $28.00

Prize: Microsoft Wireless Optical Mouse

Microsoft Wireless Optical Mouse

Likewise, CD11600 joined and generated only $28, but is being rewarded with a wireless Microsoft optical mouse for his efforts – not bad!

Blog Winners

Lastly, here are the 5 lucky blog winners taken from a random drawing:

In total, there were 6 bloggers who posted about my competition (Sorry, Melvin, bad luck of the draw). That meant that the average submission had a 83% chance of winning an easy $20! Hopefully you’ll consider those odds for my next competition!

Each of the above will be receiving a $20 Prepaid MarketLeverage Rewards Card.

I have e-mailed each of the winners and notified MarketLeverage as well. They will be contacting each of the winners shortly.

Final Rankings

I’ve now referred a total of 113 affiliates to MarketLeverage, 15 of which signed up during this past competition.

Together, they generated a total of $73,639.20 in commissions. The final standings are shown below (only those with earnings of over $100 during the competition are shown, for the sake of my own sanity):

$50,000 VIP Tier
Rank Participant
1st CD8470 “The Behemoth” $60,559.20
  Total: $60,559.20

Top Main Affiliates
Rank Participant
1st CD8083 $5,764.60
2nd CD9050 $2,673.00
3rd CD10565 "The Magician" $2,646.00
4th CD8137 “The Tortoise” $882.00
5th CD8346 $355.80
6th CD11560 $251.20
7th CD10451 $228.00
  Total (all main affiliates): $13,080.00

Top New Affiliates
Rank Participant Earnings
1st CD11560 $251.20
2nd CD11453 $79.00
3rd CD11600 $28.00
  Total (all new affiliates): $412.80

My personal goal for the competition was for the total commissions to hit $65,000. Fortunately, you guys did it and we actually exceeded it by over $8,000!

To date, my referrals have generated a total of $201,517.80, and I only signed up to MarketLeverage in early June! Since I make 5% of what they generate, I’ve made just over $10,000 in referral income from them in under 6 months.

Here are the results of the contests held so far:

Contest Results
Contest # New Affiliates Registered Earnings
1 57 $7,816.00
2 25 $34,076.75
3 14 $61,249.60
4 15 $73,639.20

Thank You Market Leverage!

This competition would simply not have been possible without the massive support of MarketLeverage. They are putting up all the prizes, not me. Thanks a lot ML, we really appreciate it!

Affiliate Marketing Challenge 4

The 5th affiliate marketing challenge is already under way. If you haven’t checked it out yet, make sure you do. There are more prizes than ever – $11,000 worth, in fact – so don’t miss out!

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Posted: November 3rd, 2008 under Contests  

40 Responses to “Affiliate Marketing Challenge 4 Results”

  1. Sohail says:

    That was a great competition and i won for blogging this so thanks ML and tyler.
    You have motivated me enough to learn PPC- Affiliate thing from this competition i am learning and will participate in next month competition for sure. Kepp it up

  2. Congrats to the winners raised alot of money too

  3. Mike Henry says:

    The results really demonstrate that these challenges are something that anyone can win! I can’t want to see how #5 works out.

  4. Mike Manfrin says:

    6 Blog post entrants? I am not Melvin, and I am not one of those 5. This is the 2nd time in a row you’ve forgotten me.

    You even responded to my email acknowledging that I was entered.

    If you want people to blog about your contest, it would be a good idea not to forget people who do.

  5. iPod Touch says:

    I’m interested in entering. How do I enter?

  6. BM says:

    Wow! I won…. again!

  7. Melvin says:

    Hahah.. I thought I can edge out those guys. Congrats to all the winners…

  8. Mike Huang says:

    Congrats to all the winners 🙂


  9. Those are some really good prices. Will this be a monthly thing now Tyler.

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  11. Love those prizes. I’m stoked about getting into this next competition, I’m going to rock it!

  12. SEO Tricks says:

    Thats very cool prizes.. I am eagerly waiting for next contest

  13. Sherry says:

    I won too 🙂

  14. Way to go for all the winners. Hmm, this is a cool contest..

  15. zool says:

    Wha.. Nice prize..
    Congrats for all the winner..

    Why I don’t know about this contest..
    Hate it

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  17. Desk Coder says:

    Yeah, I will be blogging about this, now that I see there are very good odds of winning.

  18. BlogAngry says:

    It’s a great idea, well done

  19. Problogineer says:

    Thats an awesome contest.
    congrats to all the winners.

  20. I still haven’t cracked this affiliate thing yet..i don’t know how all these people make so much money doing it!

  21. Jack says:

    $60,559.20! As if! This Behemoth needs to write a guide or hold a Q and A so the rest of us can get in on the action!

  22. Greg Ellison says:

    congrats to all of the winners.

  23. MLRebecca says:

    Congratulations to all of the winners. You really did a fantastic job this month. Thank you again, Tyler for hosting another Affiliate Marketing Challenge with us. If you or your readers have any questions, please feel free to contact me at any time!

  24. iPod Touch says:

    Hey Tyler I registered to the site through your link but I got rejected for some reason. Any idea why they would reject someone’s application?

    • MLRebecca says:

      Thank you for applying to MarketLeverage. Unfortunately, as of October 1, MarketLeverage no longer accepts incentivized traffic. However, if in the future, an incentivized Publisher decides to run non-incentivized offers, we’ll be glad to review the application again. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions you may have!

    • Jay says:

      I guess you didn’t sign up through my referral link, huh? 😛


  25. Such awesome prizes, keep these contests up, I’ll definitely be competing soon.

  26. Look at those prizes !, whow … 🙂

    hopefully i can participate soon

  27. congrats to all the winners and gl to everyone joining the new round.

  28. Enkay Blog says:

    These are some great results Tyler. I wish to see similar results for my current contest with ML. I wonder how the Behemoth will perform next time around. Those are some staggering earnings numbers. He may want to add the laptop I’m giving away to his list if he can pull those kinds of numbers! Thats just amazing. Good job!

  29. Wow hes a beast , $1100 first month is really good

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