New Monthly Net Income Record: $40,198.38

June 2, 2013 Posted by Tyler Cruz

It’s the beginning of a new month again (it’s scary how fast that seems to happen) which means that it’s time for my obligatory affiliate income report of the previous month.

This is now my fifth post in this monthly post series, and I’m going to keep up with them as long as I’m active in affiliate marketing. I just wish other affiliate marketing bloggers would do these as well, as I seem to be the only one that does anymore.

Now before I continue, I want to quote what I ended my previous income report with, in the "May Predictions" section at the end:

"Hopefully I’m wrong, but I don’t think May will come anywhere close to how March or April performed. If I had to guess, I’d say around $25,000 sounds about right."

So far, I’ve been wrong in every single one of my predictions to date – always fairly confident that my earnings would be far lower than they actually ended up being.

May proved to be no different… as I set new personal records for both gross and net income from my affiliate marketing campaigns!

Below are my affiliate marketing numbers (not inclusive of my other revenue sources) for the month of May 2013:

May 2013 Affiliate Campaign Income:

$104,600.50

This managed to just slightly set a new personal record gross month for me – my previous best was back in February 2013 at $103,961.00.

This is now the 2nd month in which I’ve grossed 6-figures.

Expenses:

$64,402.12

Traffic Source Breakdown:

  • Traffic Source #1: $34.93
  • Traffic Source #2: $25.50
  • Traffic Source #3: $1,000.36
  • Traffic Source #4: $660.00
  • Traffic Source #5: $1940.05
  • Traffic Source #6: $34,165.20
  • Traffic Source #7: $26,576.08

Thankfully, I didn’t break my previous record on this number Smile with tongue out

Net Profit:

$40,198.38

Woohoo! A new monthly net income record on my affiliate marketing campaigns – and by a big margin too!

My previous record was $33,883.66 made back in March 2013. May beat that by over $6,000!

In addition, my ROI saw quite an improvement over the previous month, beating it by 10% at 62% ROI.

Year-To-Date Affiliate Marketing Results

2013 has continued to be an absolute fantastic year for me so far.

Here’s a monthly breakdown:

Month Gross Expense Net ROI
January 2013 $74,277.30 $50,927.39 $23,349.91 46%
February 2013 $103,961.00 $72,516.36 $31,444.64 43%
March 2013 $83,204.00 $49,320.34 $33,883.66 69%
April 2013 $98,526.50 $64,892.30 $33,634.20 52%
May 2013 $104,600.50 $64,402.12 $40,198.38 62%
Total: $464,569.30 $302,058.51 $162,510.79 54%

Wow.

I am so happy to have had such a great month. May’s net income was close to double that of January’s, which is crazy growth.

For some reason, the "4" in $40,198.38 just seems so much larger than the "3" in $3X,XXX.XX to me. More than $20K to $30K or $40K to $50K.

I’m so happy I made it too, because yesterday I was fretting that I’d come in just under the $40,000 mark.

What’s crazy too, is that I’ve grossed $464,569.30 from my campaigns this year so far, and we’re only 5-months in. That means I’m still on pace to hit (surpass actually) the $1M mark this year.

Net-wise, I’m on pace to do $390,000 profit for the year.

That’s a nice number, and I certainly don’t want to jinx it, but I still really need to get to the next level, or at least continue to grow.

While my corporation is making nice money at the moment, I actually only pay myself a small salary in comparison, as I’m not the type of person to blow everything on expensive cars and bling, only to have my campaigns die and then have no seed money to get things back running again.

I actually have a blog post planned which will talk about this in more detail, but my point is that my lifestyle hasn’t changed despite my recent affiliate marketing success, and I want it to.

I actually gave myself a (relatively) large raise via my salary a week ago as a reward for my increased numbers, but I won’t give myself another one until or unless I continue to IMPROVE my numbers.

And so, until that happens, I’ll be stuck at a personal salary of what is probably considered to be average middle-class (according to this website).

Therefore, when I "complain" that $40K+ a month in net profit isn’t enough, don’t mistake that for greed (and definitely not bragging), because chances are you are likely living a better standard of living than me at this moment.

So to reiterate, I really want to get to the next level or continue to improve my numbers. As I’ve said many times before, I’m a small affiliate compared to so many others – which is great, as it means that there’s plenty of room for me to get my numbers up.

May Recap

My plans and goals for May were actually to continue to reduce my side projects and distractions – namely to get caught up with my e-mail and finish my corporate taxes.

Unfortunately, I didn’t make much progress on that. Instead, I found myself spending the majority of my working hours continuing to maintain and optimize my existing campaigns.

I also spent a fair bit of time testing a few new traffic sources and offers. While this worked out in the end (new income record), it left me stressed due to my e-mails piling up and my side projects still nagging away at me – namely my corporate taxes which very badly need to get finished.

Basically, May was mostly spent maintaining and optimizing my existing campaigns as well as trying some new traffic sources and offers.

June Plans

In June, I am absolutely determined to get caught up with all but the most time-consuming of my e-mail. I am currently at 869 unread e-mail as I write this, and I want to get down to 0 unread and maybe 20 "starred" e-mail that I will put on hold.

I am also determined to finish my corporate taxes. I hope to get both of these done within a week.

After those, I will continue to work on reducing side projects and side distractions, hopefully by selling at least one more site or a handful of domains.

Affiliate marketing-wise, when I have actual time to do so, there’s this one particular offer on PeerFly that I really want to try on Facebook. I just need adequate time and energy before I can work on it.

June Predictions

As I wrote at the beginning of this blog post, I’ve been wrong in every single one of my predictions to date – always fairly confident that my earnings would be far lower than they actually ended up being.

Even so, I’m going to once again predict that this month will be far lower than the previous month’s. In fact, I believe June’s results will be half of what May did, so around $20,000 or so.

This isn’t a blind prediction – it’s  based on hard numbers and trends on my campaigns.

Obviously I hope I’m wrong, but this is what I’m expecting.

As always, we’ll just have to wait and see what happens in another month from now when I write June’s report. Wish me luck!

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Posted: June 2nd, 2013 under Affiliate Marketing  

31 Responses to “New Monthly Net Income Record: $40,198.38”

  1. Newbie says:

    congratz on your success….Can you suggest me a traffic source and vertical with 500$ testing budget which can be scalable to 200-500$ per day.

  2. Fantastic numbers, only to congratulated for the success and very good that you keep your head cool and not run away and buy a new car and big house etc.

  3. Congrats Tyler :). I guess I was right about the record ;)))

  4. Darek says:

    It’s great to see your sucess Tyler.

    I was wondering if the expenses you spend money on are only paid advertising/traffic or is there something else as well?(Apart from hosting servers, email list services and those kind of stuff)

  5. Kj Rocker says:

    Wooo congrats buddy another huge achievement i hope i`ll be reading about 100000 record soon :D

  6. Sunday says:

    Another spectacular result, Tyler. I find it interesting that your predictions always seem to NOT come true. Clearly you are not one of those to get discouraged by such predictions as you continue doing better each month.

    I also like that you are not out there blowing everything on expensive cars and bling. As you rightly pointed out, that will certainly kill your campaign, leaving you no more seed money. I know people who have made a lot of money only to blow it all away. Thankfully you are not one of such people, but you do deserve the “relatively” large raise you gave to yourself via salary, :)

    Lastly, I am certain your June predictions will be wrong as well, but let’s wait and see.

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  7. ddww says:

    Why do you think that your ROI will drop by 50%?

  8. moh says:

    hi,

    How much are you making on your other sites ? blogs .. 1upads …ect.. in total.

    thanks

  9. Guest says:

    Your missing a lot of information. You dont provide anything information at all. No information about campaigns and networks being used. No information about your traffic sources.

    Just all a lot of nothing!

  10. Interesting figures of earning. Many congrats to you,I hope figures will be double in future.

  11. Dave Starr says:

    Tyler, my man, once again “I stand in Awre of you” (remember, I’m from New Jersey .. LoL).

    Oh, and for Mr. anonymous “Guest”, perhaps you should consider taking a course in reading comprehension … in this post alone Tyler specifically mentioned at least one of his major networks, and in the past few months he’s written and given away here on the blog a virtual complete “how to”, including giving out a lot more information about his campaigns than I ever would. As my daddy used to say, “Some people will bitch even if you hang ‘em with a new rope”

  12. Konstantin says:

    Crazy…

    Thanks for motivation!

  13. Phoebe says:

    Really good post and ROI Tyler.
    The past few days the only thing I have been doing is taking my website offline and cutting what ever costs I have. Then I ended my hosting account too. ( temporarily )
    I had more expenses than any money being made, so I decided to re-do it all.
    Currently making $0.00 Monthly in Affiliate Marketing Income.
    I am hoping by the end of the summer this 0 Balance will have some numbers lol.

  14. Phoebe says:

    above i should have said “Websites offline” I took about 7 websites down.

  15. Hey Tyler, congrats. That’s impressive. Keep on building new campaigns. You’re doing great.

    Have you ever thought of hiring a virtual assistant. I recommend hiring one from the Philippines as I’ve had a lot of success finding great people over there. You could have one go through your email and weed out the unimportant ones to save you a lot of time. You can get them working on other non money making tasks so you can spend more time creating campaigns. Best of luck.

  16. James says:

    Very impressive Tyler!

    I guess I should try Facebook traffic at some point. Is it true you cannot direct link through Facebook traffic and it has to go to a landing page first? That is probably one of the main reasons I haven’t tried it yet because of the building of the landing page. I also don’t have a dedicated server that is super fast and am scared of losing clicks. I’ll probably have to try at some point though if I want to succeed at affiliate marketing.

    Thanks again for the motivation to succeed!

    • Tyler Cruz says:

      You can direct link on Facebook, but some tracking domains of affiliate networks and offers may be blacklisted. You shouldn’t be afraid of creating landing pages though – they’re easy, just a little bit time consuming.

  17. Ferhat K. says:

    Hey Tyler. Great results and congrats from germany man! I am one of the quiet blog readers and i am very imressed. Your one of the big affiliate heros now.

    Maybe you can answer a few questions:
    1.) Are these commissions only from cpa-marketing or from regularly pay-per-sale offers, too?
    2.) What do you think in general about pay per sale offers? Are these a relict from the past or still a good way to make some commissions?

    Greetings and keep on. I think its not just a great motiviation for me to read about your success!

    • Tyler Cruz says:

      I’m not sure I understand your questions… are you asking what I think of lead gen compared to cost-per-sale?

      If so, both are still fine, although with the former you need to worry about quality, whereas you don’t need to in CPS. There are pros and cons to each. You also typically need a larger budget for CPS-based offers.

      Many years ago, I used to always wonder about the very big ticket items. There are a lot of books and stuff on Amazon that sell for $20,000+. Even though Amazon gives a shamefully low revenue share (5%?), and the demographic for such stuff would be small, the payouts would be massive… $1,000 CPS in this case. Since the target market would be miniscule, you could afford to bid extremely high on AdWords search and very targeted AdWords content related sites.

      I never did test this out myself, but it’s interesting.

      Tyler

  18. Thanks for sharing here all the earning stats.Very good article. It always come down to good content that people are interested in. Thank you for the guidelines.

  19. Liana says:

    Really its a vary big achievement in your part of life so keep on going with your confident..)

  20. Sadek says:

    Hope very soon you will earn million dollar a year :)

  21. receitas says:

    I am constantly following your posts Tyler and i got to the conclusion that you cant start affiliate promotion business without some nice budget for getting traffic to your promotion products. It is quite a risky gambling sometimes… i think..

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