My First Affiliate Site 1 Year Income
It has now been a little over a year since I first started earning from my first affiliate website that I ever created. It definitely feels like it has been much longer and I feel like I have learned so much in the past year. Not only have I learned a lot, but I also now have a steady income from affiliate marketing, which I am very happy about.
When I first started working on affiliate websites, I thought I would never start earning decent money and it felt like it was taking forever and I had no direction of how to increase my earning or what I should be working on next, but it has been a year since my first earning month with my first affiliate website and I have to say I am very pleased with the results and I am earning much more than I thought I ever could from just 1 affiliate website.
The income started coming in very slowly and my website was taking forever to get ranked better and get more traffic. My income was exactly $29.00 for the entire month of April 2011 and only had 300 unique visitors. My total income for March 2012 was $1069.00 with 3546 unique visitors. For a while I never though my income would get past $300 a month for this affiliate website, but I am glad to say that I was wrong.
To give you guys a better idea of how my earnings increased over the year, I have uploaded an image below.
This is my first ever affiliate site, so in the beginning I wasn’t very effective at getting more traffic to my sites, but as time passed I found new ways to increase my income and traffic. In the beginning most of my traffic came from random keywords I was ranked for in google, but it wasn’t much traffic. After I started using SeNuke and Market Samurai, my earnings significantly started going up by at least $100 per month. In November I noticed I was getting more traffic, but my earnings were starting to level out, so I decided to try some new things that could significantly increase my earnings. The next month my earnings had nearly doubled in earnings and had more than doubled in traffic!
Overall I feel that my first year for this affiliate website went really well and I think the earnings will only keep increasing from here on. My total income for the entire year was $5488.20, but most of that is from the past 3 months.
How I Increased My Earnings
When working on this affiliate website, I quickly noticed how much traffic to my site increased when I used the SEO program Senuke to get me ranked in high traffic keywords in google. I first started using Senuke in July and it nearly doubled my traffic right away. At first I didn’t really understand the program and didn’t use it much, which was a big mistake. After learning more about the program, I began to use it weekly, rather than once every one or two weeks. Not only did I start using Senuke more, but I also decided to invest in getting a more professional looking theme for my website, which I purchased at WooThemes.
After doing more SEO on my affiliate website and purchasing a new theme from WooThemes, my traffic more than doubled the next month and my income nearly doubled from $300 to $600! I noticed I was starting to rank better in higher traffic keywords for my niche and my bounce rate for the website dropped significantly because of the new theme I was using.