Yesterday I wrote about the poor results one of my affiliate websites achieves in the search engines result pages: Check Out My Google Stats.
Here are more stats for that same site:
Commissions Earned This Month: $191.25
Amount of Sales: 32
Avg Commission/Sale: $5.97
This is a straight affiliate product site – no contextual advertising of any kind.
Simple, low key, under the radar, thin affiliate, non-scraped content, non-datafeed, less then 10 pages, hand built affiliate site. One of my first (I think it was my 2nd affiliate site). Very low maintenance, very basic and hands free.
Basically a site that anyone, at any level, can build.
I realize many affiliates and webmasters make $200 an hour through one of their websites instead of just $200 a month. But hello – I’ll take it.
It all comes down to numbers. Build and maintain ten of the same results websites – that’s $2,000 a month. Twenty – that’s $4,000 a month. Not everyone needs to be a rock star online with 10 million visitors a month to earn money.
Funniest part: I’ve lost interest in building any new straight affiliate sites and am focusing on spreading my wings a bit online.
But although I’m not building any new strictly affiliate websites – that doesn’t mean I’ve stopped building up and maintaining what I have. Trying new marketing methods for one to see what kind of traffic I can drum up outside of SEO. More targeted vistors = more cash.
Trying new affiliate products. More $ per avg sale = more cash.
Trying new onpage factors. Strive to earn more $ per visitor.
Develop relationships with other targeted webmasters. More visitors = more $.
Never said I wasn’t crazy. But there definitely is money there for all levels of affiliate marketers – super affiliates and not-so-super affiliates. I think my sad, sorry numbers reflect that very well.
Keep plugging away and give it your best shot :).