Affiliate Marketing Update: December 15th, 2011

December 15, 2011 Posted by Tyler Cruz

I haven’t posted in a week because most of my "work time" lately has been devoted to working on my affiliate campaigns. Although, a good portion of that consists of hitting the refresh button Smile

In my last update, I wrote about how I had a really good ROI and that I was going to try to scale things. However, I also mentioned how whenever I try to ramp things up that my ROI goes down the tube. It’s expected to drop, no doubt, but mine really plummets whenever I try to do any half-decent volume.

So I scaled things up this past week (and am continuing to do so), and did get my # of leads up to an average of 130-140 a day, but as I just mentioned, my ROI has plummeted.

The good news, however, is that the advertiser of the main offer I’m currently focusing on is likely going to give me a bump next week, which will really help me out. It looks like the bump will probably only be $0.25, but at 140 leads a day, that works out to an extra $35 a day, so you can see how that would really help me.

The Past 4 Days

Below are the overall results from my campaigns over the past 4 days:





My ROI appears to be sticking within the 30-35% range, which is okay with me, but the overall daily profit is too low.

My immediate focus is to get that up to $100/day.

Testing New Traffic Sources

Aside from doing my daily analysis of the previous day’s traffic and then optimizing my existing campaigns, I’ve been testing out new traffic sources and methods the past few days as well.

So far, I’ve mainly been doing banner display, but have also dabbled a bit in CPV (via DirectCPV) – although, ironically, I don’t get very much traffic via CPV… at least traffic that converts.

I also am doing a tiny bit of direct buy’s on sites, although the quality on that has been suffering lately (I’m assuming banner blindness).

Lately though, I’ve been trying some smaller 2nd and 3rd tier ad networks as well as pop-under ads with mixed results.

I’ll continue to keep you guys posted on my results.

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Posted: December 15th, 2011 under Affiliate Marketing  

14 Responses to “Affiliate Marketing Update: December 15th, 2011”

  1. DirectCPV traffic is usually pretty low volume.

  2. Sean Spurr says:

    Are you doing any of these through your own network (1upads)?

  3. Affpaying says:

    Tyler, it seems like a very solid campaign. Keep it up 🙂

  4. Looks like you’re doing great with your affiliate marketing! 30-35% ROI is absolutely great result for you.

  5. wesley says:

    This is a waste of time, better to focus your time on projects with a long-term vision. Affiliate marketing is always on a day-to-day basis, you can loose your entire traffic source in 1 day.

  6. Tim M says:

    Again, what is your TOTAL net loss since you’ve started these campaigns? Not four good recent days, not a good day here and there, but what is your NET LOSS since you started these campaigns?

    You obviously track the stats and love to compile them; why aren’t you sharing your total figures and instead cherry-picking stats from here and here to share?

  7. Any suggestions regarding Clickbank affiliates campaigns?

  8. Diana says:

    Affiliate marketing is always on a day-to-day basis, you can loose your entire traffic source in 1 day.


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