Affiliate Marketing Challenge Results!

July 12, 2008 Posted by Tyler Cruz

One month has passed and my Affiliate Marketing Challenge has come to a finish. It went far better than I had anticipated and it was a blast to run. I kept an extremely close eye on the rankings, and hope those who entered had as much fun participating as I had running it.

For those who are not sure what my Affiliate Marketing Challenge was all about, check out my original post.

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



While there were a lot of participants who registered, the prizes were limited to the the top 4 earners. Here are the official winners and their prizes:

1st Place: CD8470 – $3,328.20

Prize: 8GB iPod Touch


Out of nowhere, CD8470 casually entered the competition with less than two weeks left and finished to complete dominate it. He averaged just over $300 per day and left everyone else in the dust.

I will see if he is willing to write a guest post or agree to an interview to share some of his affiliate marketing secrets. He will be the man to beat in the next competition.

2nd Place: CD8107 – $996.60

Prize: Mino Flip Video Camera


If this guy had a moniker it would be “One Day Wonder”. He entered the contest quite early and shot out of the gate to earn just shy of $1,000 in ONE DAY.

I’ve actually spoken to CD8107 and heard his story. Basically, he likes MarketLeverage but they do not have some of the offers he is running. They are currently working on trying to get them though. If his affiliate manager at ML does manage to hook him up, then he said he’ll be competing in the next competition and will give CD8470 a good run for his money.

3rd Place: CD8137 – $924.00

Prize: $200 Market Leverage Rewards Amex Card


Unlike the top 2 winners, CD8137 placed in the top 4 by working hard since the beginning. While the adage “Slow and steady wins the race” may not exactly fit here since he did not place 1st, he did win $200 for his efforts.

He was very close to placing second, being behind by only $70. I hope I see him participate in the next competition.

4th Place: CD8269 – $717.80

Prize: 2.0GB USB Pen


This guy is a complete mystery to me. I did not notice him “rising up the ranks”, and then in the last hour or two of the competition he came out of nowhere to finish in 4th place.

This will unfortunately be a complete disappointment to CD8346 who, like CD8137, participated since the beginning and did so the hard way (slow and steady). He had 4th place secured until CD8269 stole it from him.

It will be very interesting to see if CD8269 participates in the next competition and if so, how he fares.

Final Scoreboard

A month after the competition started, a total of 57 affiliates participated to end up generating $7,816 in commissions!

Below is the final scoreboard:

Rank Participant Earnings
1st CD8470 $3,328.20
2nd CD8107 $996.60
3rd CD8137 $924.00
4th CD8269 $717.80
5th CD8346 $689.00
6th CD8036 $507.60
7th CD8246 $202.00
8th CD8287 $158.40
9th CD8065 $98.00
10th CD8322 $84.00
11th CD8047 $63.80
12th CD7580 $27.60
13th CD8711 $6.00
14th CD8083 $5.60
15th CD8347 $5.20
16th CD8021 $1.60
17th CD8088 $1.20

Affiliate Marketing Challenge 2

That’s right. Since my first Affiliate Marketing Challenge was a huge success, MarketLeverage has agreed to sponsor a second competition.

It will launch in just a couple days, so be sure to keep an eye out for it. The earlier you enter, the better your chances are. If you didn’t enter the first competition because you didn’t find out about it until too late or just weren’t sure if it was your thing, here’s your second chance!

I managed to get MarketLeverage to put up even more and bigger prizes, so stay tuned!

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Posted: July 12th, 2008 under Contests  

22 Responses to “Affiliate Marketing Challenge Results!”

  1. Wow! Another contest! Good luck to all the entrants 🙂 And congrats to all the winners 😀

  2. Congratulations to all the winners and I’ll hopefully join you in the next contest:)

  3. EntreBlast says:

    Congrats guys!

    This really bites for those who have already been a member of ML so we can participate in these. 🙁

  4. I’d like to enter, but I’m still trying to figure out how to make a cent on azoogle. How is your AM going?

  5. Congratulations to the winners…and congratualtions to tyler who will make some $$ in referral fees too 😉

  6. Jimson Lee says:

    Interesting to note, like Google Adsense users, 79% of the people made less than 6 bucks.

    95% of new Google Adsense publishers fail to make 5 bucks in the first 180 days.

  7. with that many contestants that would be some nice commission for you 😀

  8. Darren says:

    Wow I got 8th place I am happy I got that. This competition was great though because it helped me learn a lot about affiliate marketing myself even though I am usually a long term developer.

  9. Tyler, a suggestion for your next contest guidelines. Make it so non-affiliate marketers can participate & win since I would be willing to bet the majority of your readers are not affiliate marketers yet.

    Or at least if we already have a ML account, let us participate. 🙂

  10. Melvin says:

    Well, I’ve missed your competition… hopefully i can be able to join the next one…

  11. Submerge says:

    3rd place winner here, thanks for supporting the contest. The $200 will come in handy, already have plans for it.

  12. Like others have said, make the next contest open to people who are already ML affiliates, and you’ll have a MUCH more interesting contest on your hands!

  13. KushMoney says:

    Congratz to the winners and Tyler for a nice contest and nice size commissions. Let’s see how much commissions the next contest will bring you. Also I will be joining the next contest. Hoping I will land in the top 5 at least. 🙂

  14. Wow 7k in affiliate commissions thats a lot. Great job to those who participated

  15. Congrats To All The Winners

  16. Congratulations to all of the winners. If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to me.


  17. Georgia says:

    Congratulations to the winners! I’m interested to join the next contest.

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