See, I told you I’d be back up to date with these soon enough. Okay, okay – I’m not quite all the way caught up yet, but I only have 2 more to go and then I will be.
So the question is: was February just an outlier and an especially good month, or am I starting to make progress with my affiliate efforts again? After months of crap, it was sure good to see that $10K net in February, that’s for sure. It’s a motivational booster.
As with my last few reports, since this report is late in getting published, 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).
With the obligatory introduction done, let’s begin!
March 2014 Affiliate Campaign Income:
Just like February, I continued 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 from EURO to USD…
Affiliate Network Breakdown:
- Affiliate Network #1: $17,017.04
- Affiliate Network #2: $6,234.00
- Affiliate Network #3: $496.00
- Affiliate Network #4: $334.20
- Affiliate Network #5: $120.82
I ended up using a total of 7 different traffic sources in February. If you think that’s a lot. Wait till you see May…
Traffic Source Breakdown:
- Traffic Source #1: $863.61
- Traffic Source #2: $12,520.79
- Traffic Source #3: $308.42
- Traffic Source #4: $1,568.49
- Traffic Source #5: $100.00
- Traffic Source #6: $40.67
- Traffic Source #7: $6.97
It wasn’t quite as much as February, but I’m definitely not complaining here. I was still very happy with how March performed.
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 nowhere close to doing what 2013 did (I was averaging over $30K net profit a month in the first quarter), but I’m still very happy with these results.
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.
By February, I was finally able to get back to work pretty much as I had used to, as I finally got my miscellaneous personal stuff more or less in order.
Workwise, I dedicated probably half my time to my affiliate campaigns, and the other half doing other things such as catching up on e-mail, blogging, and updating some of my websites.
Affiliate-wise, I was searching for "the next thing" in order to keep the campaign income flowing. I was testing new offers, various affiliate networks and traffic sources (no new ones this month though), and new targeting, creative, etc.
Pretty much all the new stuff I tried failed though, and so I only had my existing profitable campaigns keeping me pumping along.
April 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 April 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 April’s affiliate marketing income report around probably 8-11 days from now – there’s not quite the rush to get it up as there used to be though, since I’m only a couple of reports behind now. Here’s a preview though – it’s another massive swing… in which direction, you’ll just have to wait and see…