Earlier I shared a detailed report of my 4 year AdSense earning, and one of the Shouter suggested to do a similar post for Affiliate marketing income, and it make sense to share such a report. Before earning from AdSense, my first earning was from Dreamhost affiliate program, where I earned my first $47 as affiliate income, and that was a very big amount at that point of time.
Funny thing is, when I started blogging, I had no idea about AdSense or affiliate marketing, and later on I got to know about how blogs are making money. Anyways, this is the story for some other day, but for now lets talk about affiliate earnings.
Since I have used various affiliate program and network, it’s hard to give an accurate report here, but I will take the report from my major affiliate program, and calculate the earning using that. Also, I will share the network name, which will help you to find some working affiliate network for yourself. You can also check out my earlier post on Affiliate program for WordPress niche, and Affiliate program for hosting niche, which has a good list of working affiliate program.
Note: I last calculated this report before 2013 Black-friday. So this report is accurate till mid-november 2013.
List of Working Affiliate programs with earning
- Hostgator Affiliate Program: $25006
- Bluehost Affiliate program: $32040
- Dreamhost Affiliate Program: $9691.30
- Infolinks Affiliate Program: $325
- Combining other hosting Affiliate Programs: $1860
- Elegant Themes Affiliate program: $3,384
- Aweber Affiliate Program: $550
- Theme Forest Affiliate Program: $454
- E-Junkie Affiliate Program: $193 + 235 + 86 + 26
- Known Host Affiliate program: $175
- Media Temple Affiliate Program: $180
- Obox Affiliate Program: $45
- Theme-Junkie Affiliate Program: $270
- Sponsored Tweets: $51
- Godaddy Affiliate Program: $755
- Social Oomph Affiliate Program: $1094
- Templatic Themes: $320
- Linode Aff. Program: $80
- Avangate Aff program: $121
- Warrior Forum : $1177
- Swift Themes: $47
- Amazon : $37
- Magazine3 Theme: $25
- FameThemes: $230
- ThemeFurnace: $12
- PostPlanner: $41
- StealthGenie: $350
- Click Bank: 1550
Total – $80410.3 ( 50 Lakh INR Approx)
For the curious Shouters, I’m attaching screenshot from 3 of my most-successful affiliate program dashboard. I have taken this screenshot today, so you will see more earning than stated above.
Other Blog Monetization program Earning:
These are not direct affiliate program, but these are those monetisation network and techniques that worked pretty-well so far. I’m adding this to let you discover more ad network apart from AdSense to monetise your blog. One notable network which I have tried and which didn’t worked so far is Media.net, and it’s getting mix reviews.
- Infolinks: $3091.24
- Chitika: $82
- Viglink: $590
- Skimlinks: $300
- Giveaway.ly: $114
- BuySellads: $10,929
Total – 15106.24 (9.25 Lakh INR Approx.)
Where to start with Affiliate marketing:
There are countless number of affiliate model that people follow, and I follow the technique of sharing about stuff that I use and earn income out of it. If you are using other monetization technique other than AdSense, I recommend you to make a slow transition to affiliate marketing too. Add 1-2 banner of related affiliate product on your blog sidebar and see how it’s working out for you. Here I have shared some articles which every newbie should start reading to get inside the affiliate marketing:
- What is Affiliate marketing and FAQ
- How to promote Affiliate products on your blog
- Monetize Indian Traffic with Amazon India affiliate program
- How to promote Dreamhost Affiliate program
The only suggestion which I would give you while getting into affiliate marketing is, work on creating a sustainable model instead of hit and run model. Affiliate marketing model is very lucrative and worth your time, if you doing it the right way.
This year I’m focusing more on turning ShoutMeLoud monetization technique into more product based rather than affiliate and other contextual ad network. I will keep sharing my learning and finding with you. You can subscribe to our Email-newsletter for all the updates.