Affiliate Marketing Income Report: August 2014

October 14, 2014 Posted by Tyler Cruz

Okay, I realize that my blog is now starting to become like 50% of just monthly income reports, so I will leave this one as the latest one for a while, even if it means falling behind on them again.

Sadly, this income report won’t be very inspiring. In fact, it will be a little bit depressing, as I saw a big drop in profit in August – over half of what I did the previous month.

This is even more noticeable when you consider that the past 3 months collectively brought in just under $50,000 in profit ($48,997.44).

I feel really disappointed when I net under $10,000 in a month. After salary and taxes, I am not left with very much in company savings.

Anyway, enough moping, let’s see how August 2014 performed:

August 2014 Affiliate Campaign Income:

$27,317.35

Affiliate Network Breakdown:

  • Affiliate Network #1: $13,801.60
  • Affiliate Network #2: $43.75
  • Affiliate Network #3: $280.00
  • Affiliate Network #4: $13,192.00

(This includes conversion from foreign currencies to USD)

Expenses:

$21,291.31


Traffic Source Breakdown:

  • Traffic Source #1: $13,936.22
  • Traffic Source #2: $2,034.89
  • Traffic Source #3: $3,035.16
  • Traffic Source #4: $542.07
  • Traffic Source #4: $1,037.73
  • Traffic Source #5: $705.24   

Net Profit:

$6,026.04

Ugh… 4 figures. It could be worse though…

2014 Affiliate Marketing Results

First, 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%
May 2014 $57,015.00 $38,765.01 $18,249.99 47%
June 2014 $60,753.58 $43,095.35 $17,658.23 41%
July 2014 $50,162.81 $37,073.59 $13,089.22 35%
August 2014 $27,317.35 $21,291.31 $6,026.04 28%
Total: $259,802.12 $183,593.20 $76,208.92 42%
Monthly Average: $32,475.27 $22,949.15 $9,526.12 42%

That puts my monthly average so far this year back down to 4 figures. I’m at $76K net profit so far this year after 8 months in. That puts me on pace to hit $114K profit this year – which may sound good, but would still only be half of what I pulled in last year.

Hmm… can’t be greedy though… $114K/year is still pretty good!

The Larger Picture: 20-Month Analysis

Below are my overall numbers from my campaigns since I started recording them in January 2013:

January 2013 to August 2014 Gross Expense Net ROI
20-Month Total: $1,083,686.13 $748,617.53 $335,068.60 45%
Monthly Average: $54,184.31 $37,430.88 $16,753.43 45%

Getting close to 2 years of recording my affiliate marketing stats, my monthly average sits at $16,750. I’m quite happy with that. It will be interesting to see what that number sits in in another 6 months from now.

August Recap

August was pretty stressful for me. The month started off strong, continuing off where July’s fairly strong month left off. Then, about a week in, one of the offers I was running went down and it didn’t look like it was going to come back. I focused on a couple of other offers instead which were doing quite well too, but then a couple weeks later, those went down as well.

I was actually at a higher profit earlier into the month but it quickly dwindled I kept spending more money testing new offers, targeting, LP’s, and traffic sources.

Also in August I had tried a new traffic network for the first time. A pretty popular one that a lot of you know. After a lot of delays and headaches (their billing department leaves a lot to be desired, plus I accidentally billed to my wrong credit card…) I finally tried them out with some small tests. Ouch – they were absolutely horrible. I normally don’t give up on a traffic source so quickly, but the results were just horrendous, and they were far too bureaucratic for a traffic source. I likely will never use them again.

I also tried another new source in August for the first time, this time a much smaller network. Results were pretty bad at first, but after a while I started to see some potential. I continued to use them for another couple months before deciding that it just wasn’t worth trying to make work anymore. It’s pretty bad but does show a little bit of potential for some small, select, profitable campaigns. I will likely try them again in the future, but only when I have some better offers running.

Overall, August was pretty busy for me. I was constantly analyzing and optimizing campaigns and trying new traffic sources and offers. I don’t feel like the end result ($6K) was quite worth the effort I put in.

September 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 September has already come and gone, I will be skipping this section in this report since I already know how it went.

Stay tuned to see for yourself!

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Posted: October 14th, 2014 under Affiliate Marketing  

18 Responses to “Affiliate Marketing Income Report: August 2014”

  1. Robert says:

    Tyler, you gotta keep on fightin’ ! 🙂

  2. 42% ROI is not that bad Tyler. Keep going.

  3. Vijay says:

    Expense in Total row seems wrong. expense is 3 times gross 😉

    Gross Expense
    Total: $259,802.12 $748,617.53

  4. HypeFree_com says:

    Good job Tyler! I have a feeling you are going to double or triple it in 2015. Good luck.

    Slobodan (Dan) Stojadinovic

  5. Michael says:

    Hey Tyler I think you should just knock off the September monthly income report and then you will be up to date. To be honest, I mostly come here for the income reports, so to see such a lull is quite annoying, but having a new one each month to look forward to makes it a lot better.

  6. Waigwa says:

    Well done, don’t give up 😉

  7. Michael says:

    Sorry, “knock it off” is Aussie slang for “just get it done”. Haha

  8. Aria Love says:

    Not bad at all. In fact, that was amazing!!!

  9. Dilla says:

    The reason your ROI is so low is because you’ve got a lot of cash flow to play with, and this makes you use less effort subconsciously. My first 3 campaigns I had well over 100% ROI. Narrow your targets. Position your offers better. You’re leaving money on the table.

  10. you told that it will be bit depressing but its not! I think that it is inspiring for the bloggers like me. A great income Tyler, keep it up…

  11. Great stats Tyler, well done and thanks for sharing with the community!

  12. Congratulation 🙂 for Your Income which you have achived every month 🙂

  13. issac paul says:

    Hey tyler,
    You’re awesome making huge $$$$$ ! Hope you make 10 figure income one day ! hehe cool keep increasing…

  14. congrats tyler
    your Income report is very interesting

  15. Congrats ! I’m inspired to be an affiliate !!

PeerFly

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