Affiliate Marketing Challenge: One Week Left!

July 3, 2008 Posted by Tyler Cruz

There is just over one week left until my Affiliate Marketing Challenge will come to and end.

The competition, sponsored by MarketLeverage, started 3 weeks ago and has performed better than I had could have hoped for. What’s great is that once this competition ends, I’ll be holding another competition shortly after with even bigger and better prizes!

The Affiliate Marketing Challenge ends on July 11th at midnight, so there are still 8 full days left for you to catch up to the leaders if you haven’t signed up yet. For more information and full competition details, check out the original post for more details.


Current Rankings

I must say, I’m really proud of you guys. A lot of you stepped up by registering to MarketLeverage and giving it try. As a result, I’m sure that those of you who signed up are glad you did.

In fact, David Lithman just made a blog post yesterday showing how great switching over to MarketLeverage and entering this competition has been for him.

After only 3 weeks, I’ve referred 51 affiliates to MarketLeverage who have now generated over $3,600 in commissions:

Rank Participant Earnings
1st CD8107 $996.60
2nd CD8470 $747.40
3rd CD8137 $462.00
4th CD8346 $359.40

Participant CD8470 came out of absolutely nowhere to securely take 2nd place with $747. He looks to be on pace to finally overtake CD8107 and lead the competition. CD8137 is not too far behind, and might be able to take back second place. CD8346 is hanging on – there is a lot of competition around 4th-8th place right now so he’ll have to stay strong in order to stay on the leaderboard.

My goal is for my referrals to generate $5,000 by the time the contest ends. It will be tight, but they might be able to make it. I hope that when the competition ends, that they will continue to stick with MarketLeverage and enjoy their nice earnings.


Since we are in the final week of the competition, I thought I’d remind the participants just what they’re competing for (along with the glory of winning):

1st Place: 8GB iPod Touch


Talk about a classy first place prize, an 8GB iPod Touch! This sexy new line of iPods has multi-touch technology, Wi-Fi, and can play smooth high resolution video to name but a few of it’s many features.

Win the Affiliate Marketing Challenge and it’s yours. More details can be found on Apple’s iPod Touch page.

2nd Place: Mino Flip Video Camera


I am truly jealous of this prize. 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). More details can be found on TheFlip’s website.

3rd Place: $200 Market Leverage Rewards Amex Card

Let’s be honest: cold, hard, cash is one of the best prizes you could ask for. This American Express/Market Leverage Rewards card is prepaid with $200 and can be used just like any other credit card, only it is prepaid and can be thrown away when emptied.

You would normally need to generate $20,000+ in commissions in a given month in order to get one of these as per MarketLeverage’s rewards program

So, what will you spend your $200 on? I suggest spending some of it on a nice dinner out to celebrate your 3rd place finish!

4th Place: 2.0GB USB Pen

MarketLeverage was kind enough to send me one of these pens. Act out your favourite spy character from your favourite spy movie with this high-tech pen. It’s a fully-functioning pen, which, when unscrewed, unveils the USB connector from inside.

With a storage capacity of 2.0 gigabytes, this pen can hold a huge amount of data on it for quick and easy data transfers.

Ready, Set, Earn!

These prizes should help inspire some motivation – now go get cracking, and good luck!

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Posted: July 3rd, 2008 under Contests  

11 Responses to “Affiliate Marketing Challenge: One Week Left!”

  1. Thanks for the link back. While I’m out of the running for a prize, I’ll continue pushing to make more money. But like I said in my post, I don’t spend money on Adwords or anything. All my earnings come from organic searches.

    It’d be interesting to see how much money some of the leaders have spent in order to make that much.

    • Tyler Cruz says:

      You make a good point that I might make a future post on, which is that you don’t have to spent a penny to make money from affiliate networks.

      PPC affiliate marketing is just ONE method of generating money from affiliate networks. If you have a decent website (or two) you can simply slap up related offers on your site instead of using AdSense or CasaleMedia, etc.

      The nice part of this is that affiliate networks will work with you directly and give you rewards, payout increases, etc. CPC/CPM networks will NOT.

      • EntreBlast says:

        I would really like for you to do a post on this, as I’m still trying to grasp the whole affiliate marketing thing. If you could go into detail about different methods of affiliate marketing, and how to implement affiliate products into a blog (like putting up ads), that would be super useful for me!

    • Submerge says:

      Currently in 3rd place and haven’t spent a penny.

  2. Jay says:

    I think you should just give me the iPod Touch… but that’s just my opinion. Lol…


  3. Joseph Liang says:

    Why is the value of the $200 Amex card is higher than the price of the flip video ($179.99 list price).

  4. chris says:

    the Mino Flip Video Camera looks awesome, is it to late to enter ?

  5. […] both CPC and CPM campaigns. With $100, you are sure to be able to get quite a few leads. Maybe some people will find this of […]

  6. Melvin says:

    It makes me more excited about it.. Good luck to everyone.

  7. Tips says:

    oops, only 1 week
    i think, no use for entering now.
    anyway, i will watch people working. 😀

  8. Wow things are heating up big time


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