Affiliate Marketing Income Report: April 2014

July 1, 2014 Posted by Tyler Cruz

April’s Report! Only one more report to go and then I’m finally up-to-date!

Unfortunately, that’s the only good news you’ll see in this report, as April ended up averaging only $11 net profit a day!

Ah, the highs and lows of affiliate marketing. When things are good, things are really good. When things are bad, things are really bad. The swings are almost as bad as in poker, only it’s a lot harder to go into the negative territory in affiliate marketing as you have a lot more control over what happens.

In fact, that’s why you have yet to see me finish a month in the red.

With that said, let’s get this over with… Winking smile

April 2014 Affiliate Campaign Income:

$3,486.55

Ha! April 2014 was by far the lowest grossing month I’ve done ever since starting these reports in January 2013.

Affiliate Network Breakdown:

  • Affiliate Network #1: $3,161.55
  • Affiliate Network #2: $66.00
  • Affiliate Network #3: $259.00

Expenses:

$3,150.00

Traffic Source Breakdown:

  • Traffic Source #1: $84.54
  • Traffic Source #2: $3,065.46

Net Profit:

$336.55

Ouch.

2014 Affiliate Marketing Results

Now that I’m into my 2nd year of these affiliate marketing reports, here’s a recap of how 2013 fared for the entire year:

Year Gross Expense Net ROI
2013 $823,884.01 $555,024.33 $258,859.68 46%
Total: $823,884.01 $555,024.33 $258,859.68 46%
Monthly Average: $68,657.00 $47,085.36 $21,571.64 46%

And here’s a monthly breakdown of 2014 so far:

Month Gross Expense Net ROI
January 2014 $10,922.80 $8,908.47 $2,014.33 23%
February 2014 $25,941.97 $15,900.52 $10,041.45 63%
March 2014 $24,202.06 $15,408.95 $8,793.11 57%
April 2014 $3,486.55 $3,150.00 $336.55 11%
Total: $64,553.38 $43,367.94 $21,185.44 49%
Monthly Average: $16,138.35 $10,841.99 $5,296.36 49%

So, that hurt things…

Still though, things aren’t all that bad. Taking a look at my spreadsheet, since I started recording my numbers in January 2013, my overall average month net profit (spread across 16 months) is $17,502.82.

As I said before… when things are good, things are really good. The great months definitely more than make up for the poor months such as in this case.

Net Profit Projections

This is just a reminder that I decided to cease including my graphs for projected future numbers, as I decided that there really are no trends when it comes to affiliate marketing. It’s simply far too volatile, and so much of it is out of your control.

April Recap

So what happened?

I run a bunch of offers spread over a number of traffic sources, which are again spread over various campaigns, creative, etc.

As a result, when you see my numbers drop dramatically as they did in April, it’s almost always a result of everything going bad at once. I was dropped from a few offers, there was increased competition on some traffic networks (which caused me to pause my campaigns there entirely), and some advertisers decided to drop their rates.

So really, I basically just paused most of my stuff. I didn’t launch anything new either. Instead, I spent my time catching up on my other work.

May Plans and Predictions

Normally in this section I list the plans I have for the upcoming month as well as predict how I think the month will fare profit-wise. However, since May has already come and gone, I will be skipping this section in this report since I already know how it went.

I will probably publish May’s affiliate marketing income report around 10-12 days from now (with other posts inbetween) since I’m only one report behind now. And this time, there’s no hint as to how May performed. You’ll just have to stay tuned…

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Posted: July 1st, 2014 under Affiliate Marketing  

14 Responses to “Affiliate Marketing Income Report: April 2014”

  1. Calin says:

    That was unexpected! Any known reasons why the income has dropped so much or is it pure affiliate marketing randomness?

  2. ravi says:

    same happened with me. my budgets are not so big like yours but yes April was poor show.
    but i must say in June loss in April will be managed. because June And July is known for profits months in internet marketing :).
    Thanks for sharing.

  3. Paul says:

    Affiliate Marketing the way you’re doing it is a tough and very competitive industry. I hope you turn it around and start doing 6+ figure months again soon.

  4. Michael Kohn says:

    You were really good at keeping a positive, though I think you’re feeling very frustrated.
    You have not yet published the results of May.
    I hope you are too busy with work and I trust in your return with good news.

  5. Sukmadi says:

    I see it as spam. :D

  6. WoW i can’t sleep this night after those numbers of $$$$$$ :D

  7. michael says:

    Hi,

    Which networks do you recommend?

    I have tried peerfly and reimymedia.com

    any other recommendations?

  8. nick says:

    yeah i’ve tried click dealer they’re great.

  9. Omg this big income..feeling inspired..thanks.

  10. It will probably be better until the summer, the market is a bit slow at the moment says some colleagues of mine in the business for affiliate.

  11. Justin says:

    Any you guys had much success promoting Clickbank products? If so which products has earned you the highest commissions? My biggest issue is generating traffic after building an affiliate website. Any advice will be appreciated.

    • Tyler Cruz says:

      Haha, well, that’s generally the hardest part :-)

      I have not used Clickbank much myself as I don’t like a lot of their policies. Also, it’s a lot easier to create a product of the type you see at Clickbank, so I’d probably just create the eBook product myself and keep 100% of the profits and not have to worry about cashflow or a middleman taking a huge cut.

PeerFly

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