Affiliate Marketing Challenge 7: Halfway Point

January 16, 2009 Posted by Tyler Cruz

It’s hard to believe, but we’re already halfway into the first month of 2009 which means the Affiliate Marketing Challenge 7 is also at it’s midway point.

There’s still plenty of time to register and earn your way to a prize, so don’t let starting a little bit late affect your decision. In fact, all you currently need to do is generate $69.01 to take 5th place which pays out an 8GB iPod Nano.

Since this is the first contest I’ve held with XY7, it means that the competition is right now at its lowest that it ever will be since the number of other affiliates (your competition) is relatively low. For example, after 6 competitions with MarketLeverage I referred over 150 referrals with them. Since this is the first time I’ve been promoting XY7 on my blog (through my referral link anyway), the number of referrals is a lot less than what it will be in a few months from now. I suggest taking advantage of the relatively low amount of competition while you can.

Affiliate Marketing Challenge 7


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 ($0.01-$49,999)

  • 1st Place: PlayStation 3 & Rock Band 2
  • 2nd Place: Samsung 24" Widescreen LCD Monitor
  • 3rd Place: 8GB iPod Touch
  • 4th Place: Flip Mino
  • 5th Place: 8GB iPod Nano

$50,000-$74,999 VIP Tier

  • 1st Place: Sony 60GB Hybrid HD PAL Camcorder

$75,000-$99,999 VIP Tier

  • 1st Place: LG 55-inch 1080p FullHD LCD HDTV

$75,000-$99,999 VIP Tier

  • 1st Place: Segway i2

Current Rankings

Here are the latest leaderboard rankings as of January 15th, 12:17PM Pacific time:

Top Main Affiliates
Rank Participant
1st CD11497 $1,472.00
2nd CD11330 $911.60
3rd CD11309 $544.00
4th CD11384 $428.60
5th CD11306 $69.00
  Combined Total (all referrals): $3,558.80

This is the first time I’ve promoted XY7 on my blog yet a very impressive 43 affiliates already signed up in just the first two weeks. Together, they’ve generated a total of $3,558.80 in commissions in just 15 days.

Incredibly, my first competition with XY7 appears to be on pace to match what my first competition with MarketLeverage did. Hopefully things will continue to improve.

CD11497 is currently the leader with just under $1,500. I know for a fact that this person is a super affiliate and does close to $100K a month in commissions. Hopefully he will consider ramping up his campaigns (or moving some over) in future competitions to try to vie for one of the more luxurious VIP prizes.

CD11330, currently in 2nd place, is something of a success story. From reading the various comments he recently left on my blog, he is a newcomer to the world of affiliate marketing but is already on his way to a great future. I can’t wait to see how his numbers improve in the future.

CD11309 started off as the leader, but later halted his campaign to run some on another network. I hope he realizes that XY7 can bring in his exact same offer from the other network and match or beat their payout, as he might as well run the offer on XY7 and win a prize. I do know that he can generate big numbers if he wants to.

CD11384 will overtake 11309 soon to secure 3rd place, as long as CD11309 doesn’t get back into the game…

CD11306 is in 5th place but shouldn’t become complacent as he has 8 others on his tail!

Competition Goals and Thoughts

My personal goal for this competition was for the total amount of commissions to hit $8,000. After 15 days, the total stands at $3,558.80 so it will be very close.

The number of contestants is very encouraging, however, and I hope to see that number continue to grow.

If you haven’t signed up yet, come on and join the fun! There are still 16 days left and it is not too difficult or too late to fight for some of the prizes. Better late than never!

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!

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Posted: January 16th, 2009 under Contests  

24 Responses to “Affiliate Marketing Challenge 7: Halfway Point”

  1. Atniz says:

    More than 150+ referrals from you? Wow! What is the secret? Is that all from the post?

  2. Greg Ellison says:

    very cool turn out. Can’t waite to see the winners. Greg Ellison

  3. Izu Mou says:

    Please thank you for your post.I have’nt hear of them for the first time and this is my first time of visiting your blog.I actually saw your Blog in Olgi’s Blogroll.

  4. Asher says:

    Wow… those are some wicked prizes… Half way into the month, doesn’t look like anyone’s going to be walking away with that friggin’ AWESOME Segway though~

    Some crazy prizes here =)


  5. It’s nice to see the contest it starting to heat up. I hope you hit your $8,000.

    I am happy to say I manage some of your referrals. They’re not sitting in the top spot yet, but we’re working on it! 🙂

  6. this again is a slow month for me…

    hoping to swoop in during the last two weeks and take of of the spots on the chart 😀


  7. Pheak Tol says:

    hmmm, is it still too late? and is there any certain requirements as far as blog traffic is concerned?

    I wouldnt mind in joining the contest, but I will probably not make the top 5 but wont hurt in making myself some money while doing it

  8. Darren says:

    Tyler u need to have them approve quicker…

  9. Dennis says:

    Wow, the contest seems to be rolling on well. Good luck to everyone and good luck Tyler 🙂

  10. I would join but its harder for a newbie to enter when the amounts are already so high

  11. I already signed up for before Tyler ran the promotion. They seem to be a pretty good affiliate program. I have read some good information on them and seen a few videos on their promotions. If you haven’t already I would encourage everyone to sign up with them thru Tyler.

  12. Funny Quotes says:

    Wow, those are some incredible prizes. I wonder if anyone is going to get those top vip tier prizes.

  13. I might be a bit too late for this now but I got my acceptance email yesterday from Xy7 so I’ll give it a shot for the next few days.

  14. :O :O too much up for grabs.. will giv it a shot when i’m free!

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