Wow it’s been a long time since I’ve done one of these. I was just figuring out my revenue / spend for August and figured I’d make a quick post out of it. I find that these posts keep me motivated to best my previous month’s numbers and just work whether it be from that or to avoid public humiliation of having a terrible month.
August sure was a lazy month in terms of work and it kind of was designed to be. If you weren’t already aware through my Twitter posts and Instagram feed, I was traveling for about a month and a half. I spent 10 days in the Dominican Republic followed by a month in Medellin, Colombia which was an amazing experience. This was the ridiculously nice view from the penthouse I stayed at for four weeks:
I definitely needed the getaway and a lot of people were telling me not to go and that “only take a vacation when you’re burnt out,” but what do they know? Ultimately you know yourself best and when you think it’s time to get away and come back with a fresh start, you’re probably right. I’m glad I took an extended break from work because it got me re-focused on what was important, what kind of lifestyle I want to live, and provided for lots and lots of new inspiration. When you get off the computer, there’s a whole other world out there besides affiliate marketing
Okay let’s cut to the chase. Here are my numbers for August in which I did pretty much NOTHING but watch my stats.
Aff. Network #1: $17,606.80
Aff Network #2: $4,366.70
Product sales (My own product that I’ve been slowly selling more and more of each month without advertising):
Ad Network #1: $11,648.10
Ad Network #2: $2684.00
Total Revenue: $23,849.14
Total Expenses: $14,332.10
So one of my lowest months ever on record in months, but not bad for a month where all I did was travel. This is the exception rather than the rule to be honest. I’ve had a few long-term campaigns going for me which is great, but often times campaigns die out and you have to start from scratch – if you don’t, you don’t earn.
That’s why I’m putting a part of my energy into building a long-term sustainable product to sell that will stay around for sometime. I’ve seen and experienced both the advantages and disadvantages to being an affiliate and an advertiser, but ultimately I think you have to have ownership and that’s what I’m working towards. So far my product is doing great and hopefully with the summer over and the holiday season coming up soon, sales will start growing exponentially.
That’s it for now, hope you enjoyed this quickly drawn up report and post – looking forward to crushing these numbers in September
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