I set yet another 2 new records with yesterday’s affiliate marketing performance, but I got tired of titling these posts as such.
Yesterday was good, setting 2 new personal affiliate marketing records of mine, but the bad news is that I didn’t set a new net profit record yesterday. In fact, my overall ROI dropped from the previous day’s considerably (by about 50%).
However, I can’t complain. I still made just shy of $500 net yesterday, and I can’t expect to set 3 new records every single day.
New Record #1: 642 Leads in 1 Day
To be honest, as time goes on and I begin to send in these amounts of traffic, this particular "record" diminishes in its appeal to me, and so I’m not sure how much longer I’ll continue to update when I break this particular record.
That being said, my campaigns brought in a total of 642 leads yesterday. That’s really a lot when you really think about it. If a company wants a lot of potential paying customers on a mailing list and you tell them that you can deliver 20,000 people a month, that is a really valuable source of new customers for the company.
New Record #2: $1,276.50 Gross in 1 Day
Okay, so the title of this post may be a little misleading… as my campaigns made a gross total of $1,276.50 yesterday, not net profit.
Nevertheless, it’s still a notable achievement, IMHO. It’s also more cash in my pocket.
I have a Visa that gives me 1% cash back on my purchases, and I spent $800 yesterday, which means that Visa gave me $8. It’s not much in comparison, but it’s nice to know that even if I broke even on my affiliate campaigns that I’d still get $240 a month from Visa.
Actually, scrap that. I just checked and it’s capped at $250 a year, which is stupid. Oh well.
I learned a valuable lesson yesterday.
I was analyzing, optimizing, and working on my campaigns yesterday morning which included adding more funds to my various traffic sources. Some of my traffic sources require that I prepay, as opposed to billing me for my traffic later, so I’m constantly having to refill them.
I knew, of course, that it’d be much more convenient to add a lot of funds so that I wouldn’t have to keep adding more daily, but I am also beginning to spend a fair bit each day ($800 yesterday) so it’s a little bit scary to deposit a lot of funds at once.
However, it is important that I make sure I have a healthy amount in. I thought I did yesterday morning when I deposited, but then after working I went out to badminton for a couple hours and then came home and ate while watching Super-8 (it’s so-so, BTW), and therefore didn’t check my campaign balances for around 5-6 hours.
When I did check one of my sources, I was surprised to discover that one of my campaign balances was completely empty! What sucked is that this was one of my winning campaigns, meaning that I was losing out on profit. I’m not sure how long it was empty for, probably only an hour or two, but it’s still a simple mistake that shouldn’t be made.
And then 15-20 minutes later I discovered that 2 campaigns on another of my other traffic sources were empty (or nearly empty, I forget to be honest) as well!
So, the lesson learned is to keep my balances well funded so that I can take advantage of as much traffic as I can get.
That being said, it isn’t fail-safe; there are the real dangers such as that a campaign could suddenly convert very poorly, offers could be paused or capped, hosting goes down, etc.
I think that in the long run, though, that it’s still better to keep a healthy amount of balance if you have winning campaigns.
What do you think?
Judgement Day Cometh
As mentioned in my previous posts, tomorrow is an extremely important and vital day for me.
It is the day when my affiliate manager will receive a report on my recent traffic and check its quality. If things look good, then it means I’ll be able to continue at my current (and growing) rate. Also, if things look good, I’ll likely be getting a bump of $0.25 but possibly even more.
With a $0.25 bump, I’m pretty confident that I could push $60,000 in January, which would make an absolute AWESOME start to the year.
So, please wish me luck. Tomorrow is seriously a very important day. It will either suck hardcore or be one of the most important days for me business-wise I’ve ever had.