Affiliate Marketing Income Report: September 2014

November 25, 2014 Posted by Tyler Cruz

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

Net Profit:


Not too bad! Definitely better than September 2013 Smile

2014 Affiliate Marketing Results

First, here’s a recap of how 2013 fared for the entire year:

Year Gross Expense Net ROI
2013 $823,884.01 $555,024.33 $258,859.68 46%
Total: $823,884.01 $555,024.33 $258,859.68 46%
Monthly Average: $68,657.00 $47,085.36 $21,571.64 46%

And here’s a monthly breakdown of 2014 so far:

Month Gross Expense Net ROI
January 2014 $10,922.80 $8,908.47 $2,014.33 23%
February 2014 $25,941.97 $15,900.52 $10,041.45 63%
March 2014 $24,202.06 $15,408.95 $8,793.11 57%
April 2014 $3,486.55 $3,150.00 $336.55 11%
May 2014 $57,015.00 $38,765.01 $18,249.99 47%
June 2014 $60,753.58 $43,095.35 $17,658.23 41%
July 2014 $50,162.81 $37,073.59 $13,089.22 35%
August 2014 $27,317.35 $21,291.31 $6,026.04 28%
September 2014 $29,935.71 $22,872.08 $7,063.63 31%
Total: $289,737.83 $206,465.28 $83,272.55 40%
Monthly Average: $32,193.09 $22,940.59 $9,252.51 40%

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
21-Month Total: $1,113,621.84 $771,489.61 $342,132.23 44%
Monthly Average: $53,029.61 $36,737.60 $16,292.01 44%

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.

September Recap

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!

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Posted: November 25th, 2014 under Affiliate Marketing  

23 Responses to “Affiliate Marketing Income Report: September 2014”

  1. Aden Clark says:

    Awesome results Tyler, proud of ya man!

  2. Bank says:

    Great results! I can’t wait for next month’s report.
    It will be included mobile, right? Exciting!

  3. Alice Lerry says:

    My God..! awesome report i ever see, let me see your next month report. going to a big fan of you right now.

  4. Great, pretty much earning from the affiliate marketing . waiting eagerly for next month report . good going .

  5. Leo says:


    What if your ad expenses would have been 100,000. You would certainly have had a bigger net profit right, even if only a few thousand more.

    What I’m saying is the following, you don’t make more money simply because you have a cash/credit restriction when it comes to push ads, I mean, the offers are there and you certainly know which channels to use and what audiences to target.

    • Tyler Cruz says:

      No, you’re wrong. Cashflow is not an issue at all. You’re thinking that scaling is as simple as buying more volume and expecting the rates to be the same. The more volume = the higher the rate. So there’s a balance here.

      • Leo says:

        Which “rates” are you talking about?.

          • Leo says:

            Ok. One last question.

            The rates go higher if you push for the same niche and offer. What if you find another niche and offer?, in that case the rates would be normal and the you would be able to spend a bigger budget at a lower cost. For example, you run 10 campaigns/10 products. If your budget is bigger, you’d run 20 products/campaigns in a different niche/channel.

  6. Himanshu says:

    Preety Huge earning waiting the day i will compete you 🙂 really inspired me alot

  7. waiting for next month report . good going 🙂

  8. Glad to see you are in the green again 😉

  9. mike says:

    Hey Tyler,

    I was wondering – how many hours per week do you think you usually work on your affiliate marketing business?


  10. John says:

    Hey Tyler,

    Has your blog changed to personal websites to affiliate now?

    I was interested in the personal sites and posts for years but it seems to be pretty much just affiliate now, something I’m not interested in.

    Hope you will be keeping personal site updates.

  11. I appreciate your boldness to share your yearly income report here.
    I have seen several people who hesitate to do it.
    Good to see the amount you earn from your Affiliate 🙂

  12. Mayur says:

    I really appreciate your hard work to earn 7,000$+ monthly because I am newbie in affiliate marketing and I know that its very much hard to get one sale from which we can some part only. And making 7,000+ is good income and needs very hard work… Keep it up…

  13. Your profit is increasing quite well each month

  14. SURYA VAMSI says:

    Great article and i have learnt many things new from this article and going good with my affliates and got mind blowing earnings to me

  15. its really awesome thanks for sharing

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