I’m still getting caught up with these affiliate marketing income reports. I hope to be all caught up by the end of May though, so please bare with me here.
I don’t want to post these reports back-to-back as I personally find that a bit boring, so I plan to continue to post them every 2nd post until I’m all caught up.
This report marks the last month in 2013, so it’ll be interesting to see how I ended the year when the beginning was so great.
As with my last couple of reports, since this report is long overdue, my memory is going to fail on the particulars of what went on with my campaigns, so I won’t be able to go into too much detail in this post apart from the numbers (which are 100% accurate).
December 2013 Affiliate Campaign Income:
Absolutely insane. I did 14x that revenue back in June… but ugh… I have to stop living in the past. This is the new reality.
And like I’ve been doing the past few reports, I’ll include the breakdown of the multiple affiliate networks I used (only 3 in December):
Affiliate Network Breakdown:
- Affiliate Network #1: $10,101.39
- Affiliate Network #2: $4.90
- Affiliate Network #3: $36.25
At least my expenses were low as well…
Traffic Source Breakdown:
- Traffic Source #1: $5,468.61
- Traffic Source #2: $122.47
- Traffic Source #3: $88.72
- Traffic Source #4: $4,134.52
BOOM! Don’t be hating on me just because I bring in the big bucks. $10 a day folks – I’m living it big!
That works out to a 3% ROI too, BTW.
2013 Affiliate Marketing Results
Here’s a monthly breakdown:
There’s a few interesting things to note here:
First, despite the last 4 months having less-than-stellar results, I still managed to pull a profit each and every month of the year.
Secondly, it shows how having a few really good months completely offsets the fact of having a few really poor months. I think this is mainly because you are still in control of what you’re doing. If something isn’t working, you can always just shut it off and try something new… you’re not going to lose your shirt if you can’t afford to.
The only way you lose money in affiliate marketing is by trying out new stuff to look for the next profitable campaign, so you’re always in control of how much you can lose.
Lastly, I didn’t end up grossing a million dollars like I was hoping, due to the poor performance of the last third of the year. But I’m still very pleased and proud of the end results: $258,859.68 profit for the year (from my campaigns), averaging out to $21,571.64 a month.
My 2014 goal, of course, is to try to beat that. But that’s a hugely ambitious goal…
Net Profit Projections
The following linear projection is based off the past 12 months of data, and is projected for the next 5 months:
This graph is really starting to get skewed, and I think it’s because I started off at around $22,000 net profit in January 2013, which acts as the baseline.
Let’s take a look what the polynomial algorithm says…
Ack! Even worse!
The high variance in my campaigns really messes up any mathematical formula predictors. Hopefully they become more accurate as more points of data are entered.
While a bit less hectic than November, December was still a very busy month for me, mainly due to house stuff.
I turned off most of my campaigns, only leaving a few here and there, as can be seen with the low revenue that was generated.
I basically did nothing affiliate-marketing wise in December. So in a way, I’m really not disappointed in the month, because I put no effort into my campaigns during that time.
January 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 January has already come and gone, I will be skipping this section in this report, since I already know how it went.
I expect to publish it in about 7-8 days from now (after another post), so stay tuned.