So how did my newly revived affiliate marketing business do in February/2016? Did big bags of money come rolling up to my doorstep?
To date my Amazon store, ( tea-universe.com ), has “earned” a paltry 83¢. Whipee!
Okay, to be fair, I don’t have the numbers yet on my Tumblr accounts to drive the business. You’re supposed to have 2,000+ followers per account, and on my two accounts I barely have a combined following of 200. (You’re supposed to have more than two accounts too!) It will take time and effort to build up the followers. (Dec/2016 update: you should really have 4,000+ followers per Tumblr account, and five or more accounts.)
Here are the cruel numbers for my affiliate business to date. Note that I am not counting anything as “income” until it actually reaches my PayPal or Bank Account. So, until I reach the minimum cash-out amount for Amazon and Adsense, they will show as zero. (These numbers have all been rounded off for ease of use!)
So what we’re looking at here is a return of about $80.00, after spending $310.00. Wow! That’s almost as bad as the returns on a MLM “business”! (The YTD numbers are even worse.)
Maybe I should stick with Clickworker?
Nah! While the ISP charge is ongoing, the rest of the expenses are one-time only, so if sales pick up in March I should come closer to breaking even.
Sigh ……. Why is it so hard to earn money?