Here we go, I’m up to February – only 3 more reports to go and I’ll finally be caught up to date with these reports.
I haven’t been getting as many comments on my posts as I used to in the past (most likely a result of my less-than-stellar post frequency the past year), so hopefully these reports still interest some of you out there and aren’t just becoming boring repetitive blog post filler.
I think part of the lack of response may also be due to my poor performance lately. It’s sure a hell of a lot more exciting when I’m pushing big numbers, and especially exciting when I’m setting new personal bests.
While February wasn’t a personal best (or anywhere near it), it was my best month in half a year, so it really helped to lift my spirits.
As with my last few 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).
Anyhow, let’s get on with it.
February 2014 Affiliate Campaign Income:
I decided to try some of the affiliate networks I hadn’t used in a while.
You can thank the weird penny numbers due to some currency conversion to USD…
Affiliate Network Breakdown:
- Affiliate Network #1: $24,341.34
- Affiliate Network #2: $736.60
- Affiliate Network #3: $407.00
- Affiliate Network #4: $410.03
I remember in February also revisiting some old traffic sources. I saw some early success and got excited, but then it fizzled out.
Traffic Source Breakdown:
- Traffic Source #1: $1,538.25
- Traffic Source #2: $59.50
- Traffic Source #3: $10,539.33
- Traffic Source #4: $2,641.33
- Traffic Source #5: $1,077.11
While $10,000 a month net profit only works out to an average of $330~ a day ($500/day if you count it as a regular person’s workweek, since I work everyday), there’s just something about the "$10,000" number that is so satisfying. It’s most likely the simple fact that it’s 5 digits instead of 4
That works out to a high 63% ROI too.
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:
I’m averaging $6,000 net profit per month so far this year. Not too bad, but nothing to write about home about either…
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.
In February, I was finally beginning to get settled into my new house, and my puppy was pretty much house-broken.
I was able to find a bit more time to actually work, but still the majority of this time was spent on catching up on neglected things (mainly e-mail).
Affiliate marketing-wise, I mainly did the same as per usual, apart from trying old traffic sources and affiliate networks that I had used in the past. The improvement in income is mainly a result of the usual unpredictable nature of this industry.
March 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 March has already come and gone, I will be skipping this section in this report since I already know how it went.
I plan to publish March’s affiliate marketing income report around probably 7-10 days from now, after I get another couple posts up first. I’m really starting to get caught up now anyways