Affiliate Marketing Update: December 8th, 2011

December 9, 2011 Posted by Tyler Cruz

It’s been a month since I last gave an update on my affiliate marketing efforts, so here’s an update on things.

I last left you off with the results of how my "Super Sunday" ended up faring, which ended up being a net total of $162. What had made me so excited at that time was that I still had a ton of room to scale things, due to having a ROI of 100% (102.23% to be exact).

Unfortunately, my traffic source had suddenly disappeared and so I was never able to continue and scale things out.

I spent the next couple weeks trying to figure out what happened and how to get the traffic back, with mixed results. I was able to get the traffic back, but at a dramatically lower ROI… to the point where I was basically breaking even.

I did gain valuable data from the traffic I did run though, which is always a bonus.

I also tried a bunch of new offers. I found a couple of good new ones that converted pretty well, but then they got paused. One of them in particular had a lot of potential so it’s a bit of a shame, as it looks like it might not come back.

I started doing a little bit of direct ad buy’s on sites and continued with a tiny bit of PPV in addition to my main sources.


A couple days ago, I almost had something big going. I generated $309.00 by around 10:30am, and it was continuing to scale at a lightning pace. For example, about $100 of that was generated from around 10:00am to 10:30am, and in the final few minutes I was bringing in around $0.50 per second.

I hadn’t even truly scaled it yet… if I did, I probably could have generated $10-$20K.

Unfortunately, the advertiser apparently didn’t like the quality of those leads and so I was told by my AM to stop Sad smile

Below is a screenshot of my numbers for that day:


Not Dead Yet

While the advertiser didn’t like the quality on those particular leads, they absolutely loved the ones I had been sending previously.

And so I continued sending in traffic (the traffic I know they like). December 7th was pretty uneventful as I was working on building some new campaigns and things, which started to get going in the afternoon of the next day on the 8th.

Below is a screenshot of the results from yesterday, December 8th, 2011:


So, nothing amazing or anything, but overall a good day for me.

The ROI is great… unfortunately I seem to keep running into hiccups when I try to scale my campaigns. I’m actually in the midst of scaling them right now… in fact yesterday was supposed to be a mid-range scaling, but I only achieved about half (or less) of what I was expecting (or hoping?).

My goal was to hit 150 leads, but I only reached half of that. I’m hoping that today I see better results. $100/day profit is nice, no doubt, but why settle for $100/day when you have a 317% ROI?

I’ll continue to keep you guys posted.

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Posted: December 9th, 2011 under Affiliate Marketing  

28 Responses to “Affiliate Marketing Update: December 8th, 2011”

  1. Roger says:

    Wow! A post about making money online and a make money online blog! Finally. 😉 Thanks for the update buddy.

    • John Wilson says:

      He’s not making any money, though. Notice how he never posts about actual net profits, just when he has a few good days here and there with nice shiny stats to show.

      We never get to see the negative days, nor any sort of summary of his net losses/net profits for ALL his affiliate marketing efforts.

  2. Your ROI was 317%, not 76%. ROI means “return on investment”. You didn’t invest $133.70, you invested $32.00.

    It’s amazing how little you know – and how flippant and dismissive you are about your own ignorance.

    • Tyler Cruz says:

      Relax. I had changed my Excel logs around a while ago which accidentally made my ROI column divide by gross revenue instead of total costs. Fixed.

      • You still don’t get it Tyler. It’s not about the spreadsheets. It’s about you not having those ROI numbers branded into your head. And the fact that your inability to intrinsically recognize that your numbers are off by about 200% means that you really don’t know what you are doing.

        • Mark Yanos says:

          He’s too busy burning backups of all his websites to an old Commodore 64 tape drive to worry about all those numbers and maths and stuff.

          Tyler is a big picture guy, not a details guy. Stop expecting him to worry about where all his money is going…that’s for details guys to worry about.

        • Tyler Cruz says:

          Must be frustrating to you that I have no clue what I’m doing. McDonald’s here I come, amiright?

  3. jordan says:

    spent $32 and make $133.70 is not 76% ROI, isn’t it
    you make 4 times from your spending

  4. Congrats on the success of your campaigns. Good luck scaling!

  5. wesley says:

    Looks to me like affiliate marketing is not something sustainable, it requires a lot of work and your income can disappear overnight. Best to focus your efforts on some long-term projects instead.

  6. xman99 says:

    stop wasting yoru time on 1.20 email opt in. You need to create an ecommerce site and start selling tnagible goods.

    I use to do affilaite marketing too but stoped because it’s downright shady. I can make more money on amazon/ebay transaction than AM.

  7. Oliver says:

    This post are useless…..unless you reveal some kind of traffic source or offer. If you read other blogs (about making money on AM) they always provide some kind of info so visitors can use it.. you only provide numbers and figures which are useless…. just waste my time reading your “stats”. How is that informative if you dont reveal crap. We all know you are doing email submits, but some kind of info eill make your post worth it. otherwise this is just crap like 90% of the content of this blog.

    • Tyler Cruz says:

      You might want to wait until I’m consistently making money from affiliate marketing before asking for tips and advice from me, which is why I’m only showing my results right now and not giving any “howto’s”.

      • Tim M says:

        Tyler, I think the problem is that you don’t post about ANYTHING that you consistently make money at.

        It’s hard for us to see how to be successful like you at making money online when you never post about anything that you’re making money at.

        You imply that you only give “howto’s” about stuff you consistently make money at. Fair enough. Let’s have some of those “howto’s” then, from the things you consistently make money with.

        • Tyler Cruz says:

          I rarely post “how-to’s” in general. My blog has always more of an actual journal than a “how to” blog.

          Its main purpose is (and always has been) to document MY journey making money online.

  8. Tyler, do you ever plan on doing some higher markup/payout stuff or are you sticking with the zip and email submits?

    • Tyler Cruz says:

      I’ve done my fair share of higher CPA payouts, mostly in the $40-$60 range, but I really like how you can get much faster and more accurate data with the low payout offers. I don’t have the ad spend to test 100-200 leads a day on a $40-$60 offer like I can with the small payout offers…

  9. Wow! At least $100 a day is definitely a good job for you! Though there are so many considerations to make in being an affiliate marketer, it’s still the best way for everybody to earn money online without or just a minimal investment.

  10. Nice post tyler… But what made your AM to think that your traffic source is wrong??

  11. Eddie says:

    Maybe I’m wrong because I don’t know anything about the offer or source but this style of traffic generation seems two dimensional. developing circulation would help you steady your sources and gain a more predictable ROI. You know, Rinse and repeat.

  12. Jasmine says:

    These numbers look great. 317% ROI is superb! Do share more tricks eh 🙂

  13. Hi Tyler,
    Good with some real statistics rather than as many bloggers do, they only write and brag about how much they earn.

  14. HPOTM says:

    You can send me that much traffic. I promise I won’t tell you to stop.

  15. used tires says:

    37 percent ROI is pretty darn good, Tyler. GOod job, keep it up.



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