Affiliate Marketing Income Report: March 2014

June 19, 2014 Posted by Tyler Cruz

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:

$24,202.06

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

Expenses:

$15,408.95

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… Winking smile

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

Net Profit:

$8,793.11

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:

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%
Total: $61,066.83 $40,349.48 $20,848.89 52%
Monthly Average: $20,355.61 $13,405.98 $6,949.63 52%

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.

March Recap

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… Smile

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Posted: June 19th, 2014 under Affiliate Marketing  

14 Responses to “Affiliate Marketing Income Report: March 2014”

  1. Calin says:

    You’re getting back on track and it’s pretty obvious that there’s an upwards trend (or at least “more than in January” trend) in your reports. Even though the numbers are lower than they were in 2013, netting 6,000 per month is still an amazing deal! And I am sure that the average will increase a lot as new reports come in.

  2. Tushar says:

    Now you are on the track again. Best luck my friend. :)

  3. Robert says:

    Hey Tyler, all the best wishes for the rest of 2014 – hope you can recover (and get back to the monthly averages you had in 2013!)

  4. Dave starr says:

    I know I don’t comment much but I read everything you send out, Tyler. Keep on trucking, bud. Funny how your most “embarrassing month” is still a profit figure that the vast majority of the u=online world would give their left umm you know what for. (I would, myself).

    Now you have me guessing with the “cliffhanger”. My vote is, the surprise is going to be a huge profit uptick for April. (but then again, I am a born optimist).

    Be well

  5. Wess Stewart says:

    It’s great to see your numbers getting back up!

  6. Kerry says:

    Good to see the overall profit figures going back up. It’ll be interesting to see how April compares. Hopefully you’ve managed to turn it around!

  7. Sandy says:

    Hi Tyler, I curious what happened in May : )

  8. Mateen says:

    Nice work Tyler!

    Without going in to too much detail, what type of offers do you promote? Just the generic CPA stuff?

    What about teespring? Have you tried any teespring campaigns? I’ve done really well with them, and since you seem to use FB a lot, it might be profitable for you!

    ~ Mateen

    • Tyler Cruz says:

      One thing I haven’t tried yet is delving away from the affiliate networks and running more company-specific offers… it’s something I need to try soon.

  9. Daniel says:

    You never get tired of lying, do you?

  10. Hi Tyler,
    Unfortunately, the market becomes tougher and tougher, people will not click as much anymore on ads while there has been a lot of rubbish online ads. Work as usual there will be money at the end of the month.

    • Wess Stewart says:

      I think the trick is to try to entice people to click those ads. That’s where split testing comes in.

      Or you could just be super creative and figure out how to get creative with how you present your links. :)

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