It’s been close to 2-months since my last update on my PPC affiliate marketing efforts, so here’s an update on how things have been going.
After my last update, since my main campaign was doing well, I just left it alone and continue to run for a while so that I could make some money before trying something new. I did a bit of tweaking and tried a couple things during the first week of December, but by December 12th I was only averaging a daily profit of $15 for the month.
My main campaign was making me money, but not very much, so I decided it was time again to try a new campaign. I ran the new campaign on Yahoo only (later porting it to Bing), which got some leads but put me into the red for the next week. During the last week of December I tried a ton of stuff, including trying Facebook again, which turned out horribly (spent $440 to make $4, haha I’m so bad with Facebook).
On December 30th I thought I found a bit of a goldmine keyword for my new campaign that was running on Bing. I eventually increased the bid to as high as $4 (yes, really!) which is insane, but it really was converting really well with an EPC of $10 which made my high bid justified.
But in the end, December was a really bad month for me, putting me far in the red for the month. It was a real blow when November had been so good, and I thought December would have been good due to Christmas shopping, but I guess more people do their Christmas shopping in November than in December which would make sense due to shipping times. I tried a lot of new stuff in December which didn’t work out such as the Facebook campaigns which were a total bust, which didn’t help matters.
I continued to try new campaigns and tactics in the beginning of January, and was optimizing all of my campaign’s keywords across the big 3 networks daily. On January 5th, that new campaign I had been working on (the one with the $4 keywords) completely stopped converting at all and was really starting to tank so I had to abandon it after all that hard work and money put into it.
That same day I tried adding UK and Australia-only campaigns to my main campaign on Google to see how those countries fared individually (since Tracking202 Pro doesn’t give any demographic information). Those 2 countries didn’t convert at all (I only got 1 lead) so I paused then on January 11th.
Since December and the first week of January were so bad, by January 6th I went back to running only my main campaign so that I could let it do its thing and make back the money I had lost from all my escapades.
While things didn’t go as planned, I know I have to take those risks and keep trying new things otherwise I’ll never grow my working campaigns. It’s a shame because I almost had that new campaign (the one with the $4 bids) working… I may try it again in the future with some changes to the landing page.
New Daily Gross Record: $397
Fortunately, after going back to my main campaign and having optimized it a lot during January, things finally picked up this past week.
During the past 6 days, I’ve netted a total profit of $427.16 which works out to $70 a day. If I can sustain that average, that works out to over $2,000 profit a month, which is some nice extra revenue to have.
Yesterday, on January 12th, I had my highest grossing day in affiliate marketing, bringing in $397 (beating my previous best of $369.75)! I thought for sure that it was going to also be a new daily net record as well, but it fell just a bit short, bringing in $226.66 profit for the day when my actual best was $233.39 from Nov 22nd, 2009. I was only $6.74 short from beating it!
Today (January 13th) is also shaping up to be very good. It might even break yesterday’s record, since it’s already at $176 at only noon with a 324.51% ROI…
As I did in late November, I’m going to let my main campaign run by itself for a bit in order to make back those losses from December and give me the confidence to try some new campaigns again.
I should also mention that late on January 11th I tried changing my main landing page, making it slightly less useful and informational, and a bit more spammy. We’ll have to wait and see if that change contributed to yesterday’s new record, or if it was just a coincidence.
I’ve also had somebody helping me and giving me tips the past few days. I might try to get him to tutor me if I can work up the Tyler charm.
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