It’s time for another affiliate marketing income report.
I’ve been noticing a problem lately… I’ve been getting pretty complacent and lazy with my affiliate marketing efforts again. As I mentioned before, I usually tend to put in a lot more effort when my earnings are doing really well or doing really poorly – when they are just mediocre, I lose the incentive to make the added effort because I am comfortable where I am. This is something I need to overcome.
I think the other part of it is that my mind has been more on real estate investment lately, so it’s hard to initiative to push myself on my campaigns.
That being said, October was a pretty good month for me, seeing a modest increase over the previous month. Let’s take a look:
October 2014 Affiliate Campaign Income:
Affiliate Network Breakdown:
- Affiliate Network #1: $41,901.48
- Affiliate Network #2: $1,450.00
- Affiliate Network #3: $1,460.00
(This includes conversion from foreign currencies to USD)
Traffic Source Breakdown:
- Traffic Source #1: $13,649.89
- Traffic Source #2: $2,440.35
- Traffic Source #3: $1,415.32
- Traffic Source #4: $448.72
- Traffic Source #5: $723.43
- Traffic Source #6: $16,947.84
…a fair number of traffic sources used. I’m constantly hopping around various traffic sources.
It’s not 5 figures, but I’ll always be very happy with a $9K profit month.
It also shows a $2K+ profit/month increase over the past 3 months.
2014 Affiliate Marketing Results
First, here’s a recap of how 2013 fared for the entire year:
And here’s a monthly breakdown of 2014 so far:
I’m at $92K net profit so far this year after 10 months in. That puts me on pace to hit $110K profit this year.
The Larger Picture: 22-Month Analysis
Below are my overall numbers from my campaigns since I started recording them in January 2013:
|January 2013 to October 2014||Gross||Expense||Net||ROI|
Getting close to 2 years of recording my affiliate marketing stats, my monthly average sits at $15,969.01. I’m very happy with that. However, things are dropping; I averaged $21.5K/month last year, but am only averaging $9.2K/month this year. It scares me what things could drop to next year…
October was a bit interesting as it was the first time I did any real volume in mobile.
I had tried mobile very briefly a couple times in the past, but we’re talking about only $1,000 – $1,500 a month in ad spend. This time, I ended spending about half of my entire monthly budget on mobile!
Since I’m still a major newbie to mobile, most of it was spent on simply gathering data, although I did end up making a small profit if I remember correctly.
I also ran web with my other half, but I had trouble scaling anything there. I also tried revisiting a couple of old traffic sources again, which ended up being utter failures.
I haven’t made any new landing pages in quite a while or even played around with targeting much. Mostly, I’ve been split-testing offers. To be honest, I’ve gotten pretty lazy lately in terms of testing new stuff (apart from mobile).
From what I can remember, I think I worked a decent amount on my campaigns in October, which is good and can be seen by the month’s results.
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 it went.
I’ll have November’s report up soon, keep an eye out for it.