Affiliate Marketing Income Report: October 2014

January 6, 2015 Posted by Tyler Cruz

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:

$44,811.48

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)

Expenses:

$35,625.55


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.

Net Profit:

$9,185.93

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:

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%
July 2014 $50,162.81 $37,073.59 $13,089.22 35%
August 2014 $27,317.35 $21,291.31 $6,026.04 28%
September 2014 $29,935.71 $22,872.08 $7,063.63 31%
October 2014 $44,811.48 $35,625.55 $9,185.93 26%
Total: $334,549.31 $242,090.83 $92,458.48 38%
Monthly Average: $33,454.93 $24,209.08 $9,245.85 38%

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
22-Month Total: $1,158,433.32 $807,115.16 $351,318.16 44%
Monthly Average: $52,656.06 $36,687.05 $15,969.01 44%

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 Recap

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.

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Posted: January 6th, 2015 under Affiliate Marketing  

35 Responses to “Affiliate Marketing Income Report: October 2014”

  1. Troy says:

    Thanks for the post. For me it really brings to light what kind of income one can make if we just don’t get complacent. For me that’s still a pretty decent income.

    Thanks again.

  2. Leo says:

    Tyler,

    In your last income report (comments section) you said that the more volume = the higher the rate, now this is what I think, am I correct?:

    The rates go higher if you push for the same niche and offer. What if you find another niche and offer?, in that case the rates would be normal and the you would be able to spend a bigger budget at a lower cost. For example, you run 10 campaigns/10 products. If your budget is bigger, you’d run 20 products/campaigns in a different niche/channel.

    • Tyler Cruz says:

      Sure, but it’s also a lot more work to manage, and of course find! You make it sound as if profitable campaigns can be found left and right 🙂

      In my experience, finding a profitable campaign is rare and so when you find something, you have to make the most of it while you can. Your example is ideal, but also idealistic 🙂

  3. Adam says:

    You really need to get up to date with those reports, you make them not worth reading!

  4. Andrew says:

    People like me who have just started with Internet Marketing are really motivated to take the things to next level. I hope that I might be able to beat you at some time. Thanks a lot for inspiring me.

    Andrew

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  6. Abhijith says:

    Hey Tyler,
    Wow, what a wealth of knowledge you provide your readers!
    I’m curious about learning regarding your philosophy for beginning Amazon affiliate sites, If you’re using it. Sorry to this silly question, but I’m a new reader to your blog, yet to explore/exploit more this blog. 😉
    I was asking about Amazon because everyone says it’s good, but I’m not sure. And as you didn’t mention which are those affiliate networks, I’m interested in knowing that if Amazon is one of them and if it is, would you really advice me to start with Amazon affiliate network.
    Regards,
    Abhijith

  7. Hey Tyler

    I’ve just discovered your blog, loving the numbers and the fact that you share them with your readers!!

    Cheers
    Paul

  8. skvignesh15 says:

    nowadays affiliate is becoming best and easy way to earn money online..
    dude on reading your income report I got inspired , will try to make increase my affiliate income.. may your income increase in upcoming days..
    regards,
    skvignesh15.

  9. Gagan Kumar says:

    Nowadays affiliate is becoming best and easy way to earn money online. People like me who have just started with Internet Marketing are really motivated to take the things to next level. Thanks a lot for inspiring me.

    Regards,
    Gagan

  10. mridul says:

    tour earning report is amazing thkxx for this post and motivation keep sharing

  11. Awesome Share, it is worth reading post. I am a new reader of your blog and impressed with numerous points which you share. $9000+ /month from affiliate marketing is really a good amount. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  12. Parth Patel says:

    Amazing income !! Even I tried affiliate marketing but got no success. This report will be inspiration for me

  13. Hi Tyler,

    Good to examine your earning and your Articles very evokes and motivates ME , as a blogger I say earning isn’t solely the issue. it additionally makes us learn inventive things 🙂

    I really would like you sensible luck for your coming back days 🙂

    -Regards
    Neeraj Jivnani

  14. issac paul says:

    Cool income report, Worth trying affiliate marketing will drill in affiliate marketing after few months, thanks for sharing your report you are generous !

    Regards,
    Issac Paul

  15. Its great to see that one can make this much with affiliate marketing.. I always kept myself away from this thing but after checking out your earning reports i think the only thing i need to stick for coming months is “Affiliate Marketing”
    Kudos to you! 🙂

  16. Well I have seen many people are making a huge amount of money with affiliate marketing. I also want to earn money. So i am learning its basics first.
    Great work done by you.

  17. Andrew says:

    I’ve been keeping track of these. When is the next one out? I absolutely love this blog.

  18. Mayur says:

    You are great affiliate marketer and I like every report you publish. I am reading this blog from long time and found that your affiliate income is growing day by day. 9,000$+ monthly and 2,58,000$+ yearly is just a dream of newbie bloggers and affiliate marketers like me. Keep growing and sharing income reports with us…

  19. kp says:

    Tyler you are real hero of affiliate marketing
    Keep growing man

  20. Tyler you are real hero of affiliate marketing
    Keep growing man

  21. Glad to see you back in the almost 5 digits green 😉

  22. Justin says:

    Great, How do you even do that ?
    The best income report I have seen yet. And thanks for giving us plenty of knowledge about affiliate marketing!

  23. rajesh says:

    hey tylr amazing incime report very motivating for me 🙂

  24. DEVA says:

    I think even i may earn more by affliate marketing

  25. nadiashapiro says:

    Hi Tyler Cruz,

    Your post increase interest of people about affiliate marketing.

    Affiliate Marketing is growing day by day. Simple way to earn money. If people want to make money then start with your blogs.

  26. […] Affiliate Marketing Income Report: October 2014… – 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. […]

  27. paras says:

    Amazing report Good to see your earnings in 5 digit

  28. Dan Sacapano says:

    Hey Tyler,

    What are you up to now? Don’t be complacent or lazy now. I was impressed with your numbers and your mention of being a ‘Newbie’ at this. Wow…you put a lot of us to shame.

    Have you gotten back into your campaigns. I for one would be interested in knowing what you are mining these days if you would be willing to tell us.

    Catch you on the rebound…later?

    -Dan Sacapano

  29. WOW!! You are earning so much. I am feeling very inspired. Going to try in the field for sure. Thanks a lot.

  30. Nisha says:

    Getting thirsty for affiliate marketing. I’m totally inspired after reading your post and income too.
    Thanks, Man!

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