It’s time for another affiliate marketing income report!
Hmm… how should I fill the next few introductory paragraphs? I know! How about we go back in time 1 year ago and see how September 2013 did?
September 2013 was an interesting month because it was a complete shock to the system. Only 3 months prior, I generated over $52,000 in profit in June. Then September ended up bringing in a measly $467.12. You can view the September 2013 income report here.
So, was this a seasonal thing? A September curse, perhaps? Let’s find out!
September 2014 Affiliate Campaign Income:
Affiliate Network Breakdown:
- Affiliate Network #1: $22,253.61
- Affiliate Network #2: $21.60
- Affiliate Network #3: $294.00
- Affiliate Network #4: $7,366.50
(This includes conversion from foreign currencies to USD)
Traffic Source Breakdown:
- Traffic Source #1: $17,838.40
- Traffic Source #2: $419.17
- Traffic Source #3: $2,583.40
- Traffic Source #4: $1,671.33
- Traffic Source #5: $359.78
Not too bad! Definitely better than September 2013
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 $83K net profit so far this year after 9 months in. That puts me on pace to hit $111K profit this year – which may sound good, but would still only be half of what I pulled in last year.
Hmm… can’t be greedy though… $111K/year is still pretty good!
The Larger Picture: 21-Month Analysis
Below are my overall numbers from my campaigns since I started recording them in January 2013:
|January 2013 to September 2014||Gross||Expense||Net||ROI|
Getting close to 2 years of recording my affiliate marketing stats, my monthly average sits at $16,292.01. I’m quite happy with that. It will be interesting to see what that number is in another 6 months from now.
Nothing notable happened in September. I was pretty much on auto-pilot in terms of maintaining my affiliate campaigns with nothing too interesting occurring.
I revisited a couple of older traffic sources again, which I will often do from time to time, but they didn’t end up panning out. I will often revisit old traffic sources even if they were not so great before, because traffic sources often add new features and improvements, and competition can (although rarely ever does) actually reduce on them. As long as the source wasn’t absolute crap, I’ll almost always retry past traffic sources every 6 months or so.
And that was really all that happened. Sorry. Basically, just kept my campaigns on auto-pilot.
October 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 October has already come and gone, I will be skipping this section in this report since I already know how it went.
Stay tuned to see for yourself!