It’s April! A new month! And you know what that means… it’s time for me to give an update on how my affiliate marketing campaigns fared for March.
This is the third post in this new monthly series, and I hope that I continue with them for a long time.
February 2013 was my best affiliate marketing month by far. I ended up grossing over $100,000 and netting $31,444.64, which was the most I ever made from affiliate marketing in 1 month.
I had predicted that March was going to be quite bad (in comparison), but I’m happy to report that my prediction was wrong and that I actually ended up setting a new personal monthly net record in March 2013!
Here are the overall numbers for the month:
March 2013 Affiliate Campaign Income:
While March didn’t gross as high as February, it still did pretty well, and I think is my 2nd or 3rd highest grossing month.
But that’s just gross income and not net profit. Paid traffic is called "paid" for a reason…
Traffic Source Breakdown:
- Traffic Source #1: $688.28
- Traffic Source #2: $111.92
- Traffic Source #3: $240.68
- Traffic Source #4: $31,502.77
- Traffic Source #5: $14,605.66
- Traffic Source #6: $2,171.03
My expenses were significantly lower last month. It’s partly due to optimization, but also due to the fact that I was spending less on new campaigns and new traffic sources. I spent a lot of March on trying to take care of non-affiliate marketing things, which is why I didn’t run a lot of new stuff.
Yay! That’s a new monthly net profit record for me! My previous monthly record was $31,444.64 made just 1 month prior, in February 2013.
This new record is only $2,439.02 more though, and to be fair, February did have 3 fewer days. So February actually had a higher daily average, but March had a higher total number.
On the other hand, my ROI skyrocketed from 43% in February to 69% in March.
Year-To-Date Affiliate Marketing Results
2013 has been a fantastic year for me so far.
Just 3 months in, I’ve already grossed over a quarter million dollars in revenue, of which $88,678.21 is profit.
Here’s a monthly breakdown:
If we were to assume that I finish the year with no growth or decline, but continue the average of the first quarter, I should finish the year grossing 1 million dollars and netting $350,000 profit.
That’s assuming a lot though. Things can change in this industry at any second.
Plan of Attack for April
Expanding on what I briefly mentioned earlier, I actually didn’t spend all that much time on my affiliate marketing campaigns in March.
My goal lately has been to catch up on e-mail and get rid of side projects (websites) that stray energy and focus away from my affiliate marketing efforts.
I managed to sell 1 site in March, and during the final week of March started to reduce the huge amount of e-mails that have been haunting me for months. It’s a good start, but I still have a lot more to do.
I plan on continuing this in April. My goal is to sell 1 or 2 more sites, and get caught up with almost all of my e-mail. I also need to do my taxes (both personal and corporate) which I’m not looking forward to.
I’ll likely launch a couple campaigns here and there, and definitely continue to maintain and optimize my existing campaigns, but apart from that and blogging, my focus will definitely be on reducing my side distractions.
As a result, I don’t expect April to be a new record month for me. In fact, I’ll be quite happy if it performs anywhere close to how March did.
I guess we’ll see what happens in another month from now when I write April’s report. Wish me luck!