Affiliate Marketing Income Report: April 2013

May 1, 2013 Posted by Tyler Cruz
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I feel a bit guilty having only published 2 posts since my last monthly affiliate marketing income report, but blogging just isn’t my main focus at the moment. I definitely hope to post more frequently in May though.

This is now my fourth post in this new monthly post series, and I hope that I continue with them for a long time. At least, I hope that I can post profitable numbers for a long time.

If you recall in my previous report, March 2013 was my best affiliate marketing month by far, netting $33,883.66, which was the most I ever made from affiliate marketing in 1 month.

I ended that post with:

"As a result, I don’t expect April to be a new record month for me. In fact, I’ll be quite happy if it performs anywhere close to how March did."

Well, I didn’t end up breaking March’s numbers, but I did come close. Extremely close. I was just $249.47 away from setting a new record!

Here are the overall numbers for the month:

April 2013 Affiliate Campaign Income:

$98,526.50

While not quite my highest grossing month, it’s definitely my second-highest.

But that’s just gross income and not net profit. Paid traffic is called "paid" for a reason…

Expenses:

$64,892.30

Traffic Source Breakdown:

  • Traffic Source #1: $729.51
  • Traffic Source #2: $1,016.89
  • Traffic Source #3: $222.76
  • Traffic Source #4: $28,799.66
  • Traffic Source #5: $33,868.09
  • Traffic Source #6: $255.39

When I was first drafting this post, I thought I had actually set a new record because I forgot to include Traffic Source #6… oh well.

Net Profit:

$33,634.20

While not a new monthly record, I can’t complain about this number. I should also not expect to be able to set new records so frequently… it’s not realistic.

My ROI took quite a hit compared to March (69%), coming in at 52%. Although, 52% is a lot closer to my typical average. March was just unusually high.

Year-To-Date Affiliate Marketing Results

2013 has continued to be an absolute fantastic year for me so far.

Here’s a monthly breakdown:

Month Gross Expense Net ROI
January 2013 $74,277.30 $50,927.39 $23,349.91 46%
February 2013 $103,961.00 $72,516.36 $31,444.64 43%
March 2013 $83,204.00 $49,320.34 $33,883.66 69%
April 2013 $98,526.50 $64,892.30 $33,634.20 52%
Total: $359,968.80 $237,656.39 $122,312.41 51%

$122K profit in the first 3rd of the year may sound like a lot, but really it’s just a bit over $1,000/day if you average it over the past 4 months.

When you look at it that way, it doesn’t sound like a lot at all. There are guys out there doing $10,000 – $50,000+ profit a day. What I make in a month, they make in a day or two.

It will never cease to amaze me just how much some guys out there are making with affiliate marketing. It’s inspiring as hell.

Nevertheless, I’m still doing pretty well. If we were to assume that I finish the year with no growth or decline, but continue with the average of the first 4 months, I should finish the year grossing 1.07 million dollars and netting $367,000 profit.

As I’ve said before, that’s assuming a lot though. Things can change in this industry at any second.

That’s actually another reason why I really want to up my numbers. You can’t really compare this money to the money you make at your 9-5 "real" job, because you can always depend on receiving a pay cheque every 2 weeks with your normal job. Even if you get fired or laid off, you’ll soon get another job that pays roughly the same.

With affiliate marketing, you can go from making $10,000 a day to $0 a day literally overnight. And who knows how long it takes before you get things going again…

If I can make a lot of money with affiliate marketing now, then I’ll have good seed money to invest and live off of. Hell, all you really need is one or two really good years of affiliate marketing and you’d be set for life.

May Plans

In my post from a few days ago, I explain why I haven’t actually been doing all that much work on my affiliate marketing campaigns during April.

I actually expect for May to be about the same as April in terms of my work focus. I plan on continuing to take care of "side distractions" so that I will finally be able to focus a lot more on affiliate marketing – hopefully in June.

My goals in May are to finish my corporate taxes, get all caught up with my e-mails, and sell at least 1 more website. That should allow me enough focus to really crank things up on my campaigns in June.

I’m always working on my campaigns, but lately it has been about 85% optimization and maintenance of existing campaigns, and 15% launching and testing new stuff.

May Predictions

Hopefully I’m wrong, but I don’t think May will come anywhere close to how March or April performed. If I had to guess, I’d say around $25,000 sounds about right.

We’ll just have to wait and see what happens in another month from now when I write May’s report. Wish me luck!

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Posted: May 1st, 2013 under Affiliate Marketing  

25 Responses to “Affiliate Marketing Income Report: April 2013”

  1. Destiny says:

    I love reading affiliate income reports. They encourage me. You don’t want to know how much I’ve made this month, last month or any month this year….I’m just starting out ..very, very slowly. I can’t wait until I can put one of these reports out there. Congrats on the earnings.

    • Tyler Cruz says:

      Yeah, I wish more affiliate bloggers would post their numbers like they used to, as that it what pushed me to try affiliate marketing in the first place…

  2. James says:

    WOW – another fantasy month. If I could make what you’ve made in a month in a year I would definitely be happy with my affiliate marketing results. Therefore I really wouldn’t sell yourself short here by comparing yourself to other affiliate marketers making $50,000/day. All the numbers including yours are truly incredible and anyone reading your posts would be happy with any sort of profit.

    Most people lose money doing affiliate marketing and the fact that you make a profit is great!

    Can you write a post showing us examples of how you target campaigns and creative tweaks you do to increase conversions? That would be a super useful post!

    • Sunday says:

      I second this – “Can you write a post showing us examples of how you target campaigns and creative tweaks you do to increase conversions” :)

      • Tyler Cruz says:

        Planning on doing a follow-up to my introduction to affiliate marketing video…

        • James says:

          Really excited to see your video about affiliate marketing and what you do to pick campaigns and do creative tweaks! I am finally starting to make some money with affiliate marketing but I think I just need some more information to get me over the edge and starting to make some REAL profit soon.

          Thanks again Tyler for the motivational posts.

  3. Sunday says:

    Another awesome result from Tyler. Just $249.47 short of March’s results is just wonderful. Well done!

    Not everyone spends 1.07 million dollars and nets $367,000 profit per year, :)

    Tyler is very right, though, that things can change in this industry, but the truth remains that if one just continues doing the right things and learning how to keep doing them better, the money will only increase, regardless of what new tricks the industry comes up with.

    Again, well done, Tyler. Awesome results!

    I have kingged this on the IM social site – Kingged.com and left a comment:
    http://www.kingged.com/3363420-net-profit-tyler-cruzs-affiliate-marketing-income-report-april-2013/#comment-9653

  4. Hi Tyler.. Compare last month this month having some improvement in your report so keep on going…)

  5. Rahul says:

    Holy mother of god! That’s huge. How do you do that?

    • Sunday says:

      Holy Mother of God indeed, :)

      But like Tyler rightly pointed out, there are others making that much in a single day! But yes, Holy Mother of God, indeed. Many people will only dream of such earnings.

  6. Coupon Codes says:

    This is really an amazing figure..and everyone would want to reach that…do you have any guide or something..as how and what do you do?? obvisouly you wont share the secrets yet…if you could just outline….would be great

  7. Fredrik says:

    Do you use cpv lab, when running this ?
    How many offers do you run at the same time?

  8. Fredrik says:

    oh, and are you linking to a squeeze page or straight to offers?

  9. sadek says:

    flat 51% ROI till now, which is impressive. Though more impressive is your march ROI.
    You already earned $122 thousand, which is equal to 5 years of my earning.

  10. Damon says:

    Congratulations,nice earning,that’s a lot of money from affiliate.

  11. What a great result again, I’m jealous. But you seem to work stabit and safer now than before.

  12. Dirk says:

    Great ROI’s Tyler :)

  13. Shelly says:

    Even I make some money with affiliate marketing but this is awesome. It’s good to know that you made so much money by affiliate marketing. This is really inspiring and will inspire lot of people.

  14. Congratulations on your success Tyler. I’ve been out of the loop for months now concentrating on my business and just popped by your site today to see what’s new and see you’re doing really well with your campaigns. It’s very inspiring. Keep it up!

  15. Jesse Pirini says:

    whoa! I can’t believe people can be making $50k a day from affiliate marketing, that’s crazy!

  16. David says:

    Hello Tyler!

    Great website you have here. Man today must be my lucky day with nice websites.

    I just came here from ViperChill where I saw a comment you left Glen.

    Man you have really opened my eyes to somethings in regard to affiliate marketing.

    Also I wanted to thank you for the link to Stack that Money

    Keep up the great work Tyler, I see good things coming for you young man! Good Things!

    David :-)

  17. That is a sick ROI, well done! How has the month of May been for you?

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