Affiliate Marketing Income Report: June 2014

September 6, 2014 Posted by Tyler Cruz

Let’s get back to business folks.

With May 2014 being a great month for me, I was once again motivated to put some effort into my campaigns in order to keep my numbers up. It seems that that effort didn’t go unnoticed, as June 2014 ended up being another great month for me.

It’s interesting… at one point I was almost starting to get a bit "bored" of any month that did well, but didn’t set a new personal best, due to my competitive nature. Part of this stems from the fact that I’m still on a fixed salary that I pay myself; I haven’t increased it for about 18 months now or so. As a result, my corporation could be making $100,000 profit a month and it still wouldn’t affect my daily life.

But now that I’m looking to get into real estate, I want every extra penny I can get so that I have that much more to put on the down payment, which will in turn improve cashflow and make things a lot less stressful once I do buy a place.

With the obligatory introduction done, let’s take a closer look:

June 2014 Affiliate Campaign Income:

$60,753.58

This was actually my highest grossing month in 11 months!

Affiliate Network Breakdown:

  • Affiliate Network #1: $21,337.27
  • Affiliate Network #2: $2,188.00
  • Affiliate Network #3: $36,891.50
  • Affiliate Network #4: $336.81

(This includes conversion from foreign currencies to USD)

Expenses:

$43,095.35


Again, this was also my highest month of expenses in 11 months (not so proud of that one, heh). Unlike May, I cut the number of traffic sources from 8 down to 3; keeping only the ones that worked.

Traffic Source Breakdown:

  • Traffic Source #1: $34,716.12
  • Traffic Source #2: $3,865.19
  • Traffic Source #3: $4,514.04

Net Profit:

$17,658.23

Nice! That’s just under $600 less than what May 2014 did.

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%
Total: $182,321.96 $125,228.30 $57,093.66 46%
Monthly Average: $30,386.99 $16,426.59 $9,515.61 46%

Ahhh… that’s more like it – a combined total of $35,900 profit over the past 2 months.

The bad news is that we’re already 6 months into the year and it looks like I may only do around $100,000 profit…

I Hit The $1,000,000 Mark!

Woot, here’s a bit of a milestone:

Taking a look at my Excel spreadsheet, since I started recording my numbers in January 2013, I’ve grossed a total of $1,006,205.97! That’s a million dollars that was transferred into my bank account!

That works out to an overall average month net profit (spread across 18 months) of $17,552.96.77:

January 2013 to June 2014 Gross Expense Net ROI
18-Month Total: $1,006,205.97 $690,252.63 $315,953.34 46%
Monthly Average: $55,900.33 $38,347.37 $17,552.96 46%

I’m going to start including that little table above in future reports from now on as it’s actually pretty meaningful due to how up and down affiliate marketing can be month to month.

While I’ve hit the $1,000,000 gross milestone, I have a long way to go to do that in net numbers. Here’s hoping that I can actually manage to do that before not too long…

June Recap

I spent the majority of June working on two things.

The first was doing a lot of split-testing trying to learn and understand the new traffic source that I started in May (which I spoke about in my last report). Most of the campaigns I launched there were misses, but a few have been profitable. The problem is that the profitable ones do such little volume that they’re almost not worth finding…

So, that took a fair bit of time, launching and trying new campaigns on that traffic source. It also wasn’t self-serve, so e-mail discussions back and forth with my traffic manager definitely slowed the process down a lot.

Secondly, I did some work on my landing pages again, modifying my existing winners and trying some small variants of them which ended up being successful (I found a new winner with a higher average CR).

That, coupled with regular maintenance of my campaigns (such as going over my numbers, pausing targets, allocating budgets, etc.) is what I worked on in June.

July 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 July 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: September 6th, 2014 under Affiliate Marketing  

36 Responses to “Affiliate Marketing Income Report: June 2014”

  1. jasonz says:

    Do you have any suggestions on how to find new traffic sources? thank you

  2. Those are great numbers. You should join our network and send us some of that traffic Tyler 🙂

    Enjoy your weekend.

  3. Dave says:

    Do you build lists?

  4. Bill Gere says:

    Hey Tyler,

    I did a guest post a long time ago on this blog regarding how much better SEO was than PPC – as I’ve kept up reading your results in AM doing PPC over the last year I guess you’ve clearly shown me that my initial inclinations were W-R-O-N-G!!! LOLOL!!!

    Anyway, without divulging too much detail I am curious if you are still running any dating/POF campaigns or have you switched more to FB and PPV type traffic sources?

    You have motivated me to give this another shot 🙂

    Bill

    • Tyler Cruz says:

      Haha, now watch you switch to PPC, then in a few years you visit back and find out I switched to SEO and am killing it over there 😛

      The reason I’m not big on POF is that the traffic volume is not the greatest and you’re competing against a field of advertisers who are like 95% other affiliates, so the competition is ROUGH. And with so many other affiliates, once you do find something that works…

  5. Bill Gere says:

    Yeah..right – LOL!!!!

    Anyway thanks for the update—I hope you continue to do well 🙂

  6. Lucas says:

    Hi Tyler! Congratulatios for your first 1MM!

    I would ask how many offers you get? You have well diversified?

    I have a lot of stress many times, because my invoice depends in 95% of 1 offer.

    Thanks for your answer!

    Lucas

    • Tyler Cruz says:

      I definitely go through a lot of different offers. Some last a long time, like years, and some can last like only a week.

      If you’re doing all your traffic on 1 offer, I would recommend trying to find similar offers you can run or else look for other niches as well… because what will you do when that 1 offer goes away?

  7. Wess Stewart says:

    Congrats on the million!

    I’m hoping to catch up one day…although I’m not sure I’ll live that long…hahaha.

  8. Bill Gere says:

    Hey Tyler,

    Without giving away too much can you break your traffic sources down into something like:

    PPV Traffic – xx,xxx
    FB traffic – x,xxx
    PPC traffic – xxx

    I’m curious to know which type of traffic is pulling the numbers? As long as you dont share your campaigns/angles etc. do you see any harm in this?

    Keep it up, man!

  9. Thanks for sharing your stats. This is really motivating and I am glad I found your website.

  10. Andrew says:

    I follow your income report for a long while. Your affiliate income started the down trend back in September last year. And I thought at one point you started thinking about giving up. But Looks like you have finally come back. So can you tell us what were the major factor that get you back? Is new traffic a major factor? Did you finally break into mobile? Did you get into a totally different nich than what you were in last year? Did you get couch from any other better affiliate? Hope you can share some those factors doesn’t have to be in detail.

    • Tyler Cruz says:

      I wasn’t thinking of giving up… I was just thinking of changing focus for a while and to re-invest some of that money I made. I’m actually still doing that… just with real estate instead of those other options I was thinking about at the time.

      If you read the summaries of my income reports since then, you’ll have the answers to your questions, but primarily it was a mixture of: old offers coming back, a new traffic source, much improved landing pages (thanks to BoxOfAds and myself), and a little bit of luck.

  11. Andy Tran says:

    Hi,
    It’s an impressive figure, how you can achieve. Please, just tell me.
    Thank you very much
    P / s: I do not know anything about affiliate marketing.

  12. Wow! Mind-blowing numbers Tyler. I started to read your blog around 2 years ago and I missed so much in the past 10months.

    Are all your earnings coming from the advertising campaigns? Do you have any websites created for the offers you work with?

    Thanks,
    Shyam

  13. simon says:

    whatup dude? what type of traffic do you run? pretty nice. u hittin mobile yet?

  14. Marty says:

    Congrats Tyler, they’re some very impressive numbers!

    When do you think you will break the $2 MILLION barrier? 2-3 years maybe?

  15. Tim says:

    $100,000 profit a month!? That’s good money!

  16. Marcel says:

    Hi,

    I was looking for “how long to make money doing affiliate marketing” and I stumble upon your guest blog post on johnchow.com

    I’m currently in the dillemma of whether I should start doing Affiliate marketing or not, I work for a regional distribution company, and I hold their Indonesian office, and paid well (for my standards)

    But I wanted more, so I’m in the choice of whether starting my own company (still in my first job’s subject) or starting with Affiliate marketing altogether from scratch

    I have experience on Marketing my own products locally, and using FB Ads to get traffic to our website, but never affiliate marketing though, I was following really great people (Who others claimed has got 5 digits income in 1-2 month) but I’m not really sure if the stated incomes were true.

    I got to your blog and it’s an eye opener, sure all those marketers would post their revenue, but no one, I repeat, no one would post their costs for that revenue.

    I’m still thinking of the choice though lol, and would really like to chat with u some more on the subject, can I email you about this?

    Thanks

    • Tyler Cruz says:

      The thing you need to realize with affiliate marketing is that it’s a constant grind and finding profitable campaigns is really difficult. Once you do have some profitable stuff running then it is a lot easier as you have this new income stream coming in, but it can take a very long time and a lot of money before you do find your first profitable campaign. When you consider that 96% of the campaigns you run will fail, you can see that it takes a lot of effort and money. I don’t think a 96% failure rate is dramatic either… that means 1 campaign out of 25 turns out profitable… which for me is even a bit high!

      Basically, the success rate of those who try affiliate marketing is extremely low because they give up too soon and/or don’t have the necessary funds. If you have a strong work ethic and don’t give up easy, and have the funds to back it up, then affiliate marketing is a great choice.

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  18. Can you share the affiliates you use to promote your offers?

  19. issac paul says:

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  20. Mayur says:

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