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…
April 2014 Affiliate Campaign Income:
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
Traffic Source Breakdown:
- Traffic Source #1: $84.54
- Traffic Source #2: $3,065.46
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:
And here’s a monthly breakdown of 2014 so far:
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.
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…