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Affiliate Marketing Income Report Q3 2014


One other quarter down, one other revenue report to write down up. Internet affiliate marketing was solely a small a part of my on-line revenue this quarter, so maybe I ought to change the identify of those stories. I’ll depart it as is for the remainder of the yr although, simply to maintain issues clear.

You possibly can learn Q1 and Q2 as nicely to see my progress over the yr, however be warned they’re not brief.

What A Quarter I Had!

The quarter began off a bit disappointing as a result of I wasn’t capable of keep the momentum from the earlier two months. I spent most of July visiting my household again residence and was out of motion for a lot of the month. I did nonetheless do some work, however it wasn’t to the identical degree. I feel additionally the truth that it was summer time break for lots of people meant I wasn’t going to get as a lot enterprise as traditional.

By the top of the quarter although, I used to be bouncing off the partitions. August and September have been superb months and I ALMOST DOUBLED my revenue from Q2.

The character of on-line enterprise means that you could take a month off, and whereas your earnings may take a little bit of successful, nearly all of your visitors and revenue is passive, so that you’ll nonetheless be incomes.

I additionally continued my good type of incomes cash whereas on flights! I received a few gross sales on each flight I made whereas overseas, and that got here to some hundred dollars. Not too shabby.

July 2014

I flew from Taiwan again to London on July 14th, and spent the week or so earlier than that getting ready and packing. My most important undertaking earlier than I went was to get my area of interest websites information launched, however it didn’t fairly make it and I ended up not releasing it till mid-August once I returned.

It got here to about 10,000 phrases although, so there was no method I might rush it and placing a deadline on it proved to be a bit foolish. I did do work on it right here and there, however if you’re again house for a month and need to see pals and household, it turns into a bit onerous to activate the laptop computer and create what you hope might be an superior information.


Do test it out although, as a result of now it’s reside it’s yours for studying from freed from cost. Go see.

Decreased Revenue?

I’m unsure whether or not the lowered revenue I acquired in July was right down to my much less frequent posting, my distraction from the enterprise, or just that everyone else was additionally on trip.

Maybe it’s simply the character of on-line enterprise, you might have fluctuations and ups and downs. It wasn’t precisely a horrible month by any means.

In the direction of the top of the month I had a late surge and received some good gross sales in although. After hitting $1k in Might and June it did really feel fairly low although, and the most important fear for me was that I had simply acquired fortunate beforehand, had peaked early, and was now going to return to the place I began, incomes just some hundred dollars a month.

As you’ll see in the remainder of this report although, that was removed from the case.

Right here is how my earnings labored out in July.

Affiliate commissions:

Amazon.com (Cut up throughout 2 area of interest websites) – $100.41

Adsense (Cut up throughout 2 different websites) – $21.37

Dragondoor (Kettlebell website) – $35.94

Clickbank (LongTailPro and a Kettlebell product) – $68.22

Rich Affiliate: $145.50

eBay: $94.97 (This was collected over a few yr however lastly reached the cost threshold on this month).

Non-affiliate revenue:

On-going search engine optimization/Article Work: $406.66 USD (Odd quantity is because of foreign money conversion)

HPD Article Service (Revenue): $70

HPD Web sites: $zero (This was probably the most disappointing facet).

Different (This consists of issues like DeftDev revenue or different tasks that I can’t reveal the precise particulars of): $23.62

Complete: $966.69

I truthfully thought it had been a bit decrease however as soon as I added up all of the small earnings, it was nonetheless very near $1,000 as nicely, which suggests I nearly fell in need of hitting $1k for three consecutive months. I feel that the typical over this three month interval (Might – July) was in all probability $1k although, so we will bend the principles a bit.

Truthfully although, provided that I used to be travelling or getting ready for journey for about three weeks of this month, I’m thrilled.

August 2014

As I used to be away from July 14 to August 12, loads of this month was “trip time” as properly, however apparently clients themselves have been again and able to begin some spending. I couldn’t consider it once I hit $1k about midway by means of the month!

Once I obtained again house to Taiwan, I used to be hovering with confidence, understanding that I used to be a couple of hundred dollars in need of that $1k mark with 2 weeks left to go was superb.

Nevertheless, I began to get a bit overwhelmed with the brand new inflow of labor and ended up giving one buyer a full refund ($97) as a result of I simply knew I wouldn’t have the ability to ship to their timetable. They additionally had barely unrealistic expectations, which was my fault for not being clearer within the begin, and never double checking what they needed.

It was an internet site renovation job gone fallacious, and I made a decision to only difficulty the refund and be achieved with it. Let’s depart it at that 🙂

Right here’s a breakdown of how August panned out, I do know I’m going to take pleasure in writing these ones up.

Affiliate commissions:

Amazon: – $137.02

Adsense: $18.51

Clickbank: $zero

Dragondroor: $124.15

Rich Affiliate: $228.00

Jaaxy: $40 (Accrued over 2 months)

A reasonably large improve in affiliate commissions, which was fairly good!

Non-affiliate commissions:

On-going web optimization + Writing work: $421

HPD Web sites: $888 revenue (Speak about a robust month!)

Complete: $1,856.68

I’m very a lot conscious that if I hadn’t issued that refund I might have been very very near the $2,000 mark, however it’s completely positive.

My preliminary monetary goal for the yr was $1,666 USD a month, and the second goal is $three,332, so hitting the primary goal with four months left within the yr was a tremendous feeling.

Extra importantly, it confirmed that I’m not going to plateau round $1,000 like I feared!

September 2014

Truthfully heading into this month I used to be already tremendous excited, particularly as I launched the brand new and improved model of HPD websites, HPD 2.zero. In hindsight, given how a lot I earned in August maybe I ought to have stored them as they have been? Who is aware of!

You’ll be able to learn all concerning the modifications to HPD websites right here, however finally it was an enchancment. The websites now include top quality content material (distinctive articles, no spinning concerned) and might be already getting listed in the various search engines once you purchase them. The costs have clearly elevated as a result of elevated prices.

I used to be a bit dissatisfied with how the launch went, as I solely bought 2 websites (and had one refunded later as a result of the individual misunderstood what they’d purchased). Nevertheless, this stuff take time and other people won’t essentially have the funds to spend money on costlier websites.

I should see in the long term how HPD 2.zero does, and should make tweaks and enhancements all through the remainder of the yr as nicely.

You possibly can see the brand new websites right here.

It was nonetheless an excellent month although.

Affiliate commissions:

Amazon: $76.55

Adsense: $36.54 (Document month for Adsense)

Dragondoor: $89.86

Clickbank: $78.84 (Jon Cooper’s superior backlink information made 2 good gross sales).

Bluehost: $195 – I switched my beneficial Host from Hostgator to Bluehost and instantly made some commissions.

Rich Affiliate: $423

Shareasale: $20

Jaaxy: $24

Non-affiliate commissions:

On-going search engine optimization + Article writing: $421

HPD Articles: $239 revenue

HPD Websites: $334 revenue

Different: $86.07

Complete: $2026.86

It’s humorous how lengthy it took me to earn $1,000 a month, and how briskly I then turned that into $2,000 a month (15 months to 1k..18 months to 2k)

Q3 Complete: $4850.23

Wowee! I hoped to see some strong progress in Quarter three however I wasn’t anticipating to get this excessive, particularly not 2 months in a row. Unbelievable stuff and I’m nervous about how I’ll really feel this month if issues don’t go as properly!

It might even have been so much greater, as I had a refund for over $200. Though to be truthful, the client ought to by no means have purchased the location as they weren’t actually conscious the way it labored and had simply made an impulse determination. Nonetheless, no complaints, I gave them a full refund and we parted amicably.

Different noticeable issues that occurred in September – I launched a brand new homepage. I feel the location appears much more skilled now and has a a lot better construction too. Hopefully you’ll all agree it’s simpler to navigate now.

Different Cool Issues

I used to be contacted 3 times in Q3 by individuals looking for me to evaluation their merchandise and share on the weblog. All three of those appear to be good merchandise and I can be writing up the evaluations once I get the time. It’s cool that I’m being thought-about an authority and reached out to love this. I’m positive in a yr from now I’ll hate it when this occurs!

I even have much more individuals simply emailing me for recommendation and questions now, which is even higher. I’m all the time completely satisfied to answer emails and lend recommendation the place I can.

Actually I want doing this than constructing websites! (Humorous that!) so I’ll nicely think about launching a mentorship or mastermind group sooner or later. It’s one thing I’m fairly excited concerning the prospects for. It might be good to listen to your ideas on this by the best way.


Goal For This fall

Nicely how do you prime that?!

Although my goal of $three,332 in a single month felt like a stretch once I set it at first of the yr, I feel it’s an actual risk now, particularly with issues like Black Friday and Christmas arising. There’s a robust probability that I can hit that mark in December.

If I don’t attain that degree of revenue although, I’ll nonetheless be completely happy to have seen such good progress all through 2014 and will probably be enthusiastic about 2015.

Nonetheless, targets are there to be set, so right here’s what I’d wish to see by yr’s finish:

  • $three,332 USD in a single month.
  • 5,000 distinctive guests in a single month.
  • Minimal $1,500 per thirty days for the remainder of the yr. (The underside line is simply as essential as the highest!)

I plan to do extra visitor posting and selling, in addition to constructing out extra area of interest websites. Aside from that, on my website itself I’m planning to only hold doing what I’m doing, posting what I really feel is high quality content material, and sharing my experiments and experiences.

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