Hello. Remember me? I used to blog…
Despite having gone AWOL for 5 months (good lord, has it really been that long?), this post is going to focus on October 2013’s income report for my affiliate campaigns, and won’t be touching on where I’ve been and what I’ve been doing all this time. I’ll try to do a separate post for that later.
That being said, since this report is so long overdue, my memory is going to fail on the particulars of what went on that month with my campaigns, so I won’t be able to go into too much detail in this post.
The good news is that despite being absent from my blog, I was keeping up-to-date with all my numbers and logs as I knew that I’d eventually get back to posting, so all the numbers are completely accurate.
Let’s proceed with my October 2013’s affiliate marketing income report, shall we?
October 2013 Affiliate Campaign Income:
Only $1K more than the previous month, this made October the second-lowest gross monthly income my campaigns generated all year thus far…
And like last time, I’ll include the breakdown of the multiple affiliate networks I used:
Affiliate Network Breakdown:
- Affiliate Network #1: $22,321.62
- Affiliate Network #2: $2,856.75
- Affiliate Network #3: $11,756.60
- Affiliate Network #4: $18.00
- Affiliate Network #5: $40.00
Traffic Source Breakdown:
- Traffic Source #1: $5,138.79
- Traffic Source #2: $130.07
- Traffic Source #3: $130.14
- Traffic Source #4: $15,789.60
- Traffic Source #5: $13,514.97
I spent nearly $35K to make just over $2K profit. That works out to only 7% ROI.
When you factor in things such as currency conversion fees, wire fees, and income taxes, that number basically fades to nothing.
Year-To-Date Affiliate Marketing Results
While a better performance than September, October 2013 still paled in comparison to every other month in the year.
Here’s a monthly breakdown:
Net Profit Projections
The following linear projection is based off the past 10 months of data, and is projected for the next 5 months:
Since things have been on a downwards slope since June 2013, the projection for 5 months later, in March 2014 predicts that I’ll actually be hitting negative numbers. Since this income report is so late, I actually know what the real numbers for March ended up being, but you don’t… yet
Now let’s take a look at the running net profit total from my campaigns for 2013 so far:
In the graph above, the linear projection predicts that I’ll finish the year at a net profit of around $350,000, meaning that it believes that I’ll make an additional $100,000 net profit over the next 2 months. That’s rather optimistic!
It also goes to show that the linear projection in this case is really not an accurate predictor.
So instead, I changed the projection to a polynomial algorithm, and here you can see that it appears to be much more accurate:
With the polynomial projection, 2013 looks like it might end around the $255K-$260K mark.
Since this blog post is so late in being put together, I’m actually having a hard time remembering just what all happened in September.
From what I can tell though, it appears that I was still recovering over being dropped from 2-4 of my main offers, and was testing new offers and new ad copy. I really can’t remember much other than that, sorry.
November 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 November has already come and gone, I will be skipping this section in this report, since I already know how November went!
As I mentioned in the introduction of this post, I actually did keep full records of my campaign numbers while I was away, so you can expect for me to post the rest of the income reports up soon.
I don’t want to post them back-to-back though, so it will take a little while to be all caught up to date. I’m thinking about publishing them for every 2nd post.
So – am I back to blogging? You’ll just have to wait and find out. My apologies again for being so absent!