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My CJ earnings this month (not a brag)

Discussion in 'Commission Junction' started by Rimki, May 28, 2008.

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    I took this screenshot earlier in the week and decided not to post it as I thought it would be too much like bragging, but after seeing a few other threads here with a positive response I figured I'd go ahead and post it.

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    This is from 3 blogs, and I'm averaging around $14k/month at the moment. This month looks like it will be my highest yet.

    I managed to get to this level in a around 8 months (from $0/month) - with hard work this is easily attainable by ANY one of you...

    :)
     
    Rimki, May 28, 2008 IP
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    Well done ! Thats is encouraging and so very frustrating to the noob all at the same time. There is obviousily much to learn and no one single place to learn it all.
     
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  3. Rimki

    Rimki Peon

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    Hehe, don't worry, I still get frustrated when I see people making double or triple what I am! :)

    I was making nothing for several months and was close to giving up, but just stick at it!
     
    Rimki, May 28, 2008 IP
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    That's awesome... what is your cost to generate 14k in sales if you don't mind?
     
    HotSauce, May 28, 2008 IP
  5. Rimki

    Rimki Peon

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    I have no costs... Entirely organic traffic, 80% from search engines.

    Well, there are costs such as hosting of course but that is all... :)
     
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    Rimki,

    That is nothing to brag about. Your average income is just 140 times my average and only 28,000 times (that's not a typo) my May income.
     
    namaki, May 28, 2008 IP
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    definitive Active Member

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    I hate you.... lol jk man keep up the good work
     
    definitive, May 28, 2008 IP
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    #8
    Nice. Are you making money from leads or sales?
     
    mikey1090, May 28, 2008 IP
  9. Rimki

    Rimki Peon

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    Sales of physical products. By the way, I'm from NW UK too, woo! :)

    Edit: Ok, I've received a ton of PM's asking for tips, coaching, mentoring, ect... Here is one of the reply I sent to someone which has a few tips in it...

     
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    mikey1090 Moderator Staff

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    So you're advising long term, on site selling through SEO. Have you bothered with PPC or anything simliar?
     
    mikey1090, May 28, 2008 IP
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    Thanks for sharing this, very inspirational
     
    kalisthegreat, May 28, 2008 IP
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    Hey Rimki,
    I only have one question to ask. Which would you choose:

    An advertiser on CJ that is very well known with consumers but pays a very low commission for each sale like 1-3%.

    or

    A very little known site on CJ that sell some of the same products and gives you a higher commission, but is harder to make a sale since customers do not recognize the site.
     
    Farmer77, May 28, 2008 IP
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    sar420 Well-Known Member

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    Great earnings. You could do with becoming a guru and publishing an ebook ;)
     
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    wow, congrats man. I think I will try working for some organic traffic.
     
    hexinator, May 28, 2008 IP
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    So you're selling physical products, but as an affiliate for one of the CJ advertisers? Do your blogs have a lot of automated content or do you maintain them manually?
     
    seowarrior, May 29, 2008 IP
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    Noob.. your earnings are nothing compared to mine :) jk

    Just wondering, what's the biggest commission you ever got?
     
    mroversized, May 29, 2008 IP
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    Wow... Very inspiring. Congrats! That'll let you buy a car with cash! Wow. Still haven't gotten over it... Thanks for the tips.
     
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    Rimki, i have build up two stores till now, one is a jewelry store http://myjewelpack.com and another one is a clothing store http://dresspack.com

    I see that i am getting close to no traffic on both these websites. Jewelry store has CJ affiliation while Clothing store has Ebay affiliation. Its been more than 2 months now since i launched them. Should i stick around do the regular link building (article submission, submiting to directories etc) and see if something turns up. Please check my sites and tell if they are on the right path. plzzzzz!
     
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    @ Mikey - Yes, long-term definitely. I have gave PPC a try with no success, but I have friends who are making a lot of money through PPC and plan to check it out in the future.

    @ Farmer77 - Definitely the higher commission merchant. Unless I'm selling really expensive products, I don't really bother with anything below 5% commission (unless there is a performance bonus which I can work for).

    @ Sar - I had considered writing an eBook, but quite frankly, I hate them and think they're a waste of money :)

    @ seowarrior - I write all of my content myself, nothing is automated (though one of my blogs now has a writer which I hired so I can work on a new blog soon). I try to have a new post on all of my blogs every day to keep google happy...

    @ mroverized - About $100 for a single commission, but most are much much lower than that, I have 15-20 sales per day... :)

    @ mirisaamali - that's an actual store front, not a blog... SEO will be pretty tough for something like that as all of the products are scraped from another store... You can make a lot of money with a store-front like that and PPC, but I wouldn't recommend trying to get high in the SE's for something like that; too much work.
     
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    nice screenshot :) Vista looks uber cool ;)
     
    vic_msn, May 29, 2008 IP