Affiliate Marketing Update: $1,500 in 1 Day

January 2, 2012 Posted by Tyler Cruz

It’s been exactly 2 weeks since my last affiliate marketing update, so here’s an overview on what has happened over the past 14 days.

I had mentioned in that post how the next day was "Judgement Day". Unfortunately, Judgement Day turned out really bad for me. Basically, about half of my traffic, made up from one particular traffic source, turned out to be of not high enough quality for me to be able to continue pushing it, at least not at the bumped payout I was receiving.

In addition, since that traffic was ‘mixed in’ with my main traffic sources, I would have to wait a while before the quality on my main traffic could be properly assessed, which meant that I wasn’t given the $0.25 payout increase I had been hoping and waiting for.

Tomorrow (Tuesday) is another Judgement Day, in which I should know if I can get a bump on my main traffic. It’s also possible that I get a pay decrease on the offer, but I’m not expecting that to happen as the traffic on my main source should be really good, and I am pushing volume. I’d most likely just scrap everything altogether if a pay decrease occurred anyway, as I never like to run anything that doesn’t have any future potential.

New Record #1: 916 Leads in 1 Day

On December 23rd, my campaigns brought in a total of 916 leads.

It’s crazy to think that I pushed almost 1,000 leads in a single day… it just sounds so ludicrous to me. I’m sure that at least some of those conversions will pay off big for the advertiser, so everybody wins.

However, now that one of my traffic sources has essentially disappeared, I highly doubt that I will break this personal record anytime soon.

New Record #2: $1,500 in 1 Day

On the same day, December 23rd, those 916 leads worked out to a total of $1,500 for the day. That’s $1,500 exactly, too, which is funny considering that I’m running numerous offers with different payouts.


Now, that IS gross. My ROI for the day was 35%, netting me a profit of $389.64 (which is not a new record).

At a cost of $1,100 a day, that works out to $33,000 a month in expenses (just on my affiliate marketing campaigns). Fortunately, my request for a credit increase on my Visa was approved within 48 hours of requesting it online. My limit is now $30,000 (from $15,000), but perhaps I should have asked for more…

I should be okay for now though, since my traffic took that hit.

What’s crazy though is that if that one traffic source wasn’t paused, I probably would have hit  $2,000 today.

22 Day Total

Some of you have requested that I give a monthly total of my affiliate campaigns instead of just posting a particular day’s or series of day’s numbers.

Below is a very simple table of my daily results from December 10th, 2011 to December 31st, 2011:


I didn’t include December 1st to the 9th as it actually takes me a really long time to calculate each daily’s numbers exactly, and I hadn’t calculated those days individually. I believe I averaged around $75 net profit for each day up to the 10th though, so you could estimate close to $4,000 net profit for the month.

That makes December 2011 my best month of affiliate marketing ever, so I’m quite pleased with myself.

I’m also amazed to have hit such high numbers such as on December 17th ($590.72 net profit) and December 23rd ($1,500 gross).

My 22-day daily average worked out to $155.32 net profit per day.

Is it Over?

As you can see from the results above, my campaigns seem to have tanked on Christmas Eve. Is my little streak of affiliate marketing luck over?

It’s too soon to tell.

Yesterday (January 1st) already brought me into the red with –$43.73. That’s certainly not a good way to start off the new year.

But I suspect that today will fare quite a bit better than yesterday, and then there’s the fact that tomorrow is another "Judgement Day", which could mean a possible bump for me, which would most certainly turn things around.

I’m also trying to find the time to experiment more with Facebook, as well as return to AdWords with an old campaign I used to run. I’m just so behind with other work that I don’t seem to be able to find the time to get cracking on those traffic sources.

Anyway, here’s hoping that tomorrow brings good news.

I’ll have another affiliate marketing update for you when there is something else noteworthy to tell.

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Posted: January 2nd, 2012 under Affiliate Marketing  

77 Responses to “Affiliate Marketing Update: $1,500 in 1 Day”

  1. Mike says:

    Tyler, are there any good sources of traffic out there?
    I tried last night to use Adwords to drive traffic to a affiliate site and also an adsense site and my account got suspended.

    either of my site was illegal, I was trying to promote web hosting and my other adsense site only had a few adsense ads.

    But for some reason they banned my adwords account.

    I am really frustrated, please help!

    • Tyler Cruz says:

      Hmm… I’ve never been banned from AdWords before, but definitely know of people who have.

      Are you sure you didn’t do anything that might have violated the TOS?

      I think it’s pretty difficult to get suspended/banned from AdWords without doing anything that is pretty clearly wrong, as usually anything ‘small’ would just have your ads disapproved…

      • Mike says:

        I have no idea why I was banned, I had literally opened my account within an hour, my first landing page was a web hosting blog post, my ad was disapproved.

        Then I deleted that ad group and then went ahead and created an ad for a Justin Bieber fan site that I have with Adsense ads (2 ads per page), my ad was approved and then an hour later I check my traffic and my account was banned.

        I am very frustrated, does Google hate affiliates???

        • Tyler Cruz says:

          Actually yes, Google does hate affiliates, but I’m not sure what exactly happened in your case.

          Is your account under review, or is it completely banned? Are you able to log in and do anything?

          • Dexter says:

            Google scares me! They are notorious for banning accounts without warning. I’ve had my Adwords account disabled because they suspected it was hacked which I saw no evidence of. After about a week it was re-activated. But I went a week with no traffic from Adwords which sucks!

            I’ve had my Adsense account banned permanently because I was purchasing traffic from Yahoo/Bing to the site that was garbage, I soon found afterwards. If you are purchasing traffic from Yahoo/Bing be sure it’s only from Yahoo and Bing search sites. Their partner and content sites send complete garbage traffic.

            To get around the Adsense suspension, open up a new account in a family/friends name, address, SS#, etc. Fortunately, Google doesn’t ban sites from Adsense, so you can use another persons Adsense code on your banned site. Of course, you can do the same to get another Adwords account.

        • Chris says:

          I believe Google bans Adwords accounts when the landing page has Adsense ads on it. Google doesn’t accept websites with adsense on them into their Adwords program.

          Check their TOS to make sure I’m correct, but I do believe that’s the case here.

          • Google definitely has less tolerance for affiliate sites. I have clients that have adsense on their landing pages but their sites are legitimate, content filled sites that drive a lot of traffic. They’ve never had a problem and they even have a HUMAN adsense manager at the Goog…

    • Google hate Affiliates PERIOD! You might wanna try BING/YAHOO. You will do well.

  2. Awesome ROI. I hope you get that bump you want. I’m looking forward to seeing what you get done on Facebook and Adwords.

  3. Japeto says:

    Other work? What other work?

  4. Those are some pretty solid numbers. How’d it go yesterday?

  5. Congrats Tyler you are going awesome πŸ™‚
    One question. what do you do to get such sexy ROI πŸ™‚

  6. Ryan says:

    How about a 2011 goal wrap up and 2012 goals post?

    • Tyler Cruz says:

      I haven’t forgotten about those, that post will be coming up soon.

    • Jim says:

      He’ll never get around to this so here’s a helping hand, as far as the status of his 2011 goals:

      1. Publish 140 Blog Posts: Pretty large fail, as he only managed 99 posts for 2011. That’s an average of about 8 posts per month (which is skewed slightly by all the godawful posts with millions of photos from his trip to Florida).

      2. Reignite and Improve PublisherChallenge: Massive fail. He just pretty much completely ignored this one.

      3. Revitalize PokerForums: Massive fail. Work is hard so he just sold it instead.

      4. Finish RobotWarz: Massive fail. He won’t even discuss this one, other than to say the project is dead after dumping tens of thousands of dollars into it.

      5. Grow Movie-Vault to 100k Unique Hits Per Month: Who knows, but very likely a large fail based on everything else Tyler does.

  7. Jasmine says:

    Congrats on these good numbers. How I wish I have such good traffic sources, hehe. Some more sharing would be great!

  8. A lot of beginners would kill to have your ROI.

  9. Talk about return on investment! That is some good stuff πŸ™‚

  10. Hey Tyler, It looks like you did really well over Christmas, and the loss in traffic is probably just due to the holiday madness being over. Looking forward to your next affiliate report, you are doing way better than me.

  11. tim says:


    I’m curious to know what kind of payout do you get per offer?


  12. tim says:

    Also I wanted to ask you why dont you create your
    own lead capture page? With 1000+ leads a day you
    would make way more than with email submits…

  13. Prettu sweet numbers man. As with Tim, I’m also curious to know what kind of payout you get per offer.

  14. Wow..That was a quite amazing number!

    Congrats! I wish i had you as my affiliate! πŸ˜‰

  15. Hi Tyler and Congratulations, it seems to be no top for your records, well done.

  16. used tires says:

    Sweet numbers, Tyler. Things seem to be looking good for you!


  17. p90x reviews says:

    Very impressive numbers Tyler. $1,500 in 1 Day for me is unheard of. One day I wish to make half that in one day. Anyhow congrats on the very successful campaign.

    – Robert

  18. Jasmine says:

    How I wish I have such good traffic sources? Can you explain some tricks to do it.

  19. nice profit, well sone. Affiliate marketing is one of my favorite ways to create revenue

  20. p90x says:

    What an impressive day you had Tyler. It just goes to show you if you put in hard work you can really make a profit. Congrats.

    – Robert

  21. Good money Tyler, very impressive results.

  22. Supri Adi says:

    Awesome ROI report. never heard blogger share about this. Everyone must be want to know the traffic source to get that ROI.. One word. Congrats!

  23. Rob says:

    RIP tyler. you will be missed.

    Just saw the news.

  24. RIP. Very sad incident. You were an amazing person. you are in a better place now.

  25. Rest in peace my friend. I learnt great things from you.

  26. What news? what are you guys talking about?

  27. What? says:

    Is this a joke? What happened to Tyler? Hoping it’s a joke…

  28. JackyD233 says:

    It’s a sick joke because he hasn’t updated in almost 3 weeks.

  29. Tyler was probably just too much to do with affiliate marketing.

  30. This reminds me of when TheNetFool stopped updating his site for a month and people starting coming to conclusions.

  31. Sheyi says:

    I just hope it’s a silly news…. You guys should be joking!

  32. Hitech Crane says:

    It’s may be just too much to do with affiliate marketing!!

  33. OhCmon says:

    Everybody relax. Check Tyler’s twitter page (tylercruzdotcom), he’s alive and well twittering about traffic and veggie burgers.

    He just seems to be ignoring his blog, much to the amusement of his haters.

  34. I hope Tyler decides to be buried in a PeerFly shirt when that sad day does come.

  35. Roger says:

    He is not dead, but maybe he wishes he was dead… eg. yet another fail PPC campaign Tyler?

  36. Jasmine says:

    Hi Tyler, no new posts since such a long time… wonder if you were on a holiday or something? πŸ™‚

  37. What about writing a book tutoring us about your secrets ;)?

  38. Pretty nice ROI, keep it up bro!

  39. Melvin says:

    i hope, tyler has good experience in affiliate marketing…

  40. Very impressive numbers. I just realized this post was written over a month ago, so I’m off to read more updates from your affiliate experiences.

  41. Thanks for all the Detail. Looks impressive

  42. TV Receiver says:

    nice ROI. I have also tried to buy some traffic and to convert it in sales but unfortunately, they did not convert. But nice to see that your traffic converts so well.

  43. Whoa! Some impressive earnings there Tyler. At 30% profit, you are running a very successful business.

  44. Jasmine says:

    Hello… have been missing you lots. Still on holiday? πŸ™‚

  45. What ad-service are you using? I really admire your work man! Good job!

  46. Reggie says:

    This is great work, am also working on affiliate marketing. This shows it can be done.

  47. Vikram says:

    OMG! Up TO $4000 Form Affiliate …Sounds Good

  48. Kumar says:

    I wish I had such a good ROI. However I think this month is the one when I will be crushing it.

  49. Alex D says:

    I know this might be a little out of the blue but I would like to ask you 2 questions:
    – what are you promoting this/these CPA offers with? Adwords perhaps?
    – would you be so kind to tell us what niche you are promoting?

    Thanks and sorry if you have already answered that but I didn’t see any info related to this.

    • Tyler Cruz says:

      I’m using a number of different sources to promote my campaigns. I’m not able to share what niches I’m running unfortunately. Sorry… wasn’t very helpful πŸ™‚

  50. Can we get a new update how it goes with the Affiliate Marketing??

  51. Quite an amazing result!!! Do you use click bank?

  52. cheap cigar says:

    it is amazing! but directcpv is harder than before to target effective visitor,and email submit offer all have shave than you can think…….

  53. i am thrilled at your affiliate marketing success!

  54. Hey Tyler,

    Impressive numbers? I’d be curious to know if the January numbers shot up? BTW do you have any video or other compiled resources that talks about your journey as an online marketer? I’m a newbie, been at it about 7 months now. So far it’s been pretty rough.

    Any ideas/tips?

  55. David says:

    It seems to be very inspirational digit for me as I have just started in this niche. Would mind explaining your advertising strategy on which platform you do advertisement or use for promotion?

  56. Peter says:


    Where are you actually sending your traffic to and what product are you selling on these affiliates? Most new affiliates try to make money without spending any money on marketing. I on the other hand believe that with consistent conversion rate, you can market and make money by keeping a budget. Can you recommend any product that has good conversion rate?

    • Tyler Cruz says:

      It all depends on your ad copy, funnel/lp, and traffic. An offer that converts well for one person may not necessarily perform well for another as they’ll be promoting them differently. The only way to know for sure if to test everything yourself.

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