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Final Update! Month 8 Affiliate Marketing Website

Published on: December 5 2022 by Miles Beckler

Final Update! Month 8 Affiliate Marketing Website

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00:00:00 00:00:02 Hey Miles here, milesbeckler.com.
00:00:02 00:00:06 In this video I've got the month eight update for my affiliate marketing website
00:00:06 00:00:09 case study. We're going to go through all of the numbers.
00:00:09 00:00:13 Plus you're going to learn why this is most likely going to be my very last
00:00:13 00:00:18 update on the affiliate marketing site because a few things have changed and
00:00:18 00:00:19 come up in the data.
00:00:19 00:00:22 It makes me realize that I'm probably going to have to stop making these videos
00:00:22 00:00:25 for you and you're going to learn why at the end.
00:00:25 00:00:30 But first let's jump into the data because we're in the growth curve at this
00:00:30 00:00:32 point and things are starting to get really exciting for us.
00:00:32 00:00:36 So in the month eight update, what we're looking at is the January data.
00:00:36 00:00:38 So that is the eighth month I've been building it.
00:00:38 00:00:40 So we're looking at like January versus December data.
00:00:41 00:00:43 Really clean data cause both months have 31 days.
00:00:43 00:00:48 So all traffic on the website combined was up 96% so about a hundred percent
00:00:49 00:00:53 growth at about doubled the traffic. But here's the cool part of the traffic.
00:00:54 00:00:57 183% increase in Google organic traffic.
00:00:58 00:01:00 What this means is we're ranking better.
00:01:00 00:01:03 We're ranking for more keyword phrases and for the keyword phrases that we're
00:01:03 00:01:05 already ranking, they're moving up,
00:01:05 00:01:08 which means we're getting more clicks and we're getting more traffic.
00:01:08 00:01:13 Also on the search engines being is up 72% a duck duck go is up 316% and Yahoo
00:01:16 00:01:21 is up 87% so what this means is the site is now ranking in all of the major
00:01:21 00:01:22 search engines.
00:01:22 00:01:25 They're all driving us traffic and they're all driving us more traffic.
00:01:26 00:01:29 And the trend is continuing because I'm recording this in the middle of
00:01:29 00:01:30 February, so I'm kind of,
00:01:30 00:01:34 I was able to glance at the current data and this trend is not slowing down.
00:01:34 00:01:36 It's not stopping. This is the idea of compound and growth.
00:01:36 00:01:38 And I'm going to say this again and again in this video,
00:01:38 00:01:40 and you've probably heard me say this before, uh,
00:01:40 00:01:44 there's a long lag time of putting in work, putting in energy,
00:01:45 00:01:46 creating the content,
00:01:46 00:01:49 doing the day to day work before we start to see the results.
00:01:49 00:01:52 But then the results begin to compound and that's what we're seeing.
00:01:52 00:01:57 Our impressions are up 175% so this means almost a double as many times we're
00:01:59 00:02:01 showing up in the search engines, which is great.
00:02:01 00:02:06 Our click through rate is up 20% this means our titles and our descriptions are
00:02:06 00:02:07 getting the click and this really comes down.
00:02:07 00:02:11 We've had some writer challenges in the beginning.
00:02:11 00:02:13 We were using some teams that just weren't very good,
00:02:13 00:02:16 they weren't experts in our world and we have changed that over the last few
00:02:16 00:02:18 months. So the content we're putting out has better titles,
00:02:18 00:02:22 better descriptions is getting clicked on more often and it is growing.
00:02:22 00:02:26 Our average position has moved up 10% as well,
00:02:26 00:02:29 so that means Google is liking the site even more.
00:02:29 00:02:31 That also means we probably got a higher click through rate.
00:02:31 00:02:35 Those two are correlated there, so those are kind of the leading indicators.
00:02:35 00:02:39 The actual data from our search volume. What about money? Right?
00:02:39 00:02:41 How much money is this thing making?
00:02:41 00:02:46 Well at this point it's $80 and 22 cents in total revenue from last month.
00:02:46 00:02:49 Which is an 18 fold increase. That's right.
00:02:50 00:02:53 Our revenue has gone up 18 times what it was.
00:02:53 00:02:56 And I'm going to give you some revenue projections to show you where I kind of
00:02:56 00:02:59 expect we might be able to, um,
00:02:59 00:03:03 end the year at that 12 month point because, um,
00:03:03 00:03:06 we're starting to see the compounding on the revenue side as well,
00:03:06 00:03:08 which is extremely powerful.
00:03:08 00:03:13 Now I set up the multi-country approach, so I'm now also getting,
00:03:14 00:03:18 um, from Canada, from UK, both the traffic that comes in from the Canadian,
00:03:18 00:03:19 Amazon and the UK. Amazon,
00:03:20 00:03:23 they are actually counting towards our sales. Uh,
00:03:23 00:03:26 if you don't kind of go in and set this up through Amazon,
00:03:26 00:03:29 you don't actually get the credit or the affiliate commissions when someone in a
00:03:29 00:03:32 foreign country other than your main country buys.
00:03:32 00:03:36 I got that all set up and we have seen sales in both Canada and the UK which
00:03:36 00:03:38 means that our sites working not only in the United States,
00:03:38 00:03:41 it's working in Canada, the United States and the UK as well.
00:03:41 00:03:46 And we are receiving commissions from there. Um, so at this point in February,
00:03:46 00:03:47 okay. So I looked at were um,
00:03:47 00:03:50 midway through February and I looked at the beginning of this midway part in
00:03:50 00:03:54 February versus where we were last year and we've tripled,
00:03:54 00:03:57 we've tripled how much revenue we've generated for Amazon, right?
00:03:57 00:03:58 The number of sales that we've generated,
00:03:59 00:04:04 and we've tripled our own commissions at this point compared to the same time.
00:04:04 00:04:06 So I want to run you through these numbers real quick about how it went.
00:04:06 00:04:10 So a few months ago we had our first sales and we had our first month at a
00:04:10 00:04:11 dollar 50. Right? And I was like, yeah,
00:04:11 00:04:12 you could almost buy a cup of coffee here.
00:04:13 00:04:17 So then it went from a dollar 50 to $4 and 50 cents. Okay.
00:04:17 00:04:20 Then from $4 and 50 cents, the revenue jump the next month to 80.
00:04:21 00:04:24 Now I have seen nothing less than a 3X increase.
00:04:24 00:04:27 And currently month to month, month over month,
00:04:27 00:04:30 for the first two weeks of the month, I'm seeing a 3X increase.
00:04:30 00:04:34 So we're at month eight. If the revenue continues to grow at this same rate,
00:04:35 00:04:40 that means next month a 3X increase from 80 would put me at $240 and then month
00:04:41 00:04:46 10 a 3X increase would put me at $720 then month 11 would put us at a 3X
00:04:48 00:04:52 increase of about $2,160 and then month 12 at one year.
00:04:52 00:04:56 That would put us at $6,480 in the month,
00:04:56 00:04:59 which means we would absolutely crush our goal,
00:04:59 00:05:03 but the odds of a consistent 3X increase... They're not that real.
00:05:03 00:05:04 Let's be honest,
00:05:04 00:05:08 nothing goes geometrically even there's going to be ups and downs and I'm okay
00:05:08 00:05:09 with it.
00:05:09 00:05:12 But what's happened is I've proved the model for myself and I've shown that this
00:05:12 00:05:13 clearly works. Now,
00:05:13 00:05:17 I mentioned in the beginning that I was going to tell you why I have to stop
00:05:17 00:05:18 putting these kinds of updates out.
00:05:18 00:05:22 So one thing I've notiked in the data is I am getting branded searches.
00:05:22 00:05:26 Now I'm getting people searching for my name and the brand name.
00:05:26 00:05:30 What has happened is somewhere somehow people are attempting really hard or
00:05:30 00:05:35 toking about or discovering what my kind of scientific site it was meant to be
00:05:36 00:05:38 a scientific study,
00:05:38 00:05:43 which means I can't have outside interjection of traffic or it messes up my
00:05:44 00:05:47 scientific data. And at this point the scientific data has been messed up.
00:05:47 00:05:50 So people are either toking about us, sharing about us.
00:05:50 00:05:53 My goal with this YouTube channel has always been to be the most helpful
00:05:53 00:05:57 marketer in the world, which means I'm going to share as much as I possibly can,
00:05:57 00:06:02 but then people think that they can maybe gain brand value by toking about me
00:06:02 00:06:03 by um,
00:06:03 00:06:08 revealing things that I attempted to keep under wraps for many specific reasons.
00:06:08 00:06:11 And that is why I'm going to stop doing these updates.
00:06:11 00:06:15 I might do one more update at month 12 to let you know how we kept up the year,
00:06:15 00:06:19 but honestly I might not. And it's that whole philosophy of you know what,
00:06:19 00:06:21 YouTube, this is why we can't have nice things. Right?
00:06:22 00:06:25 I was trying to do a scientific step-by-step,
00:06:25 00:06:29 really truly kind of neat and tidy study here to see is it possible to get to
00:06:29 00:06:33 $3,000 per month. But now my numbers are all getting skewed.
00:06:33 00:06:37 And what this leads me to believe is that a people are going to start copying
00:06:37 00:06:38 and mimicking what I'm doing,
00:06:38 00:06:41 be more people are going to try to find out what's going on here and I'm ready
00:06:41 00:06:42 to just disappear.
00:06:42 00:06:47 So I'm going to go build with my team in private the rest of this asset and
00:06:47 00:06:50 we're going to take this to $3,000 per month and beyond.
00:06:50 00:06:52 And then I'm going to build another affiliate marketing site because I am
00:06:52 00:06:54 building a division of this for my business.
00:06:54 00:06:59 I do feel like this is a great way for me to reinvest capital from my business
00:07:00 00:07:04 in a realm that I have great expertise to grow additional cashflow.
00:07:04 00:07:06 This is in addition to my real estate investing,
00:07:06 00:07:10 which is kind of one of the other places where I invest my money's there. But,
00:07:10 00:07:11 uh, it's unfortunate in some regards,
00:07:11 00:07:15 but I have to do what is right for my business and for myself.
00:07:15 00:07:16 So this thing's going back under wraps.
00:07:16 00:07:19 I hope you've enjoyed these updates at this point.
00:07:19 00:07:24 I believe in total we spent about $26,000 and we had another month.
00:07:24 00:07:25 I think we spend about $3,000.
00:07:25 00:07:30 I'll have a link below the video in the description to the blog post of this to
00:07:30 00:07:33 where I track all of the exact things we spent the money on, et cetera,
00:07:33 00:07:33 et cetera. Again,
00:07:33 00:07:38 my whole idea and a philosophy here was can I build this with almost zero input
00:07:39 00:07:44 from me with just throwing money at it? I will say at this point, um,
00:07:44 00:07:46 if someone did not have the skills that I have,
00:07:46 00:07:49 if someone did not have the knowledge of internet marketing, uh,
00:07:49 00:07:54 it would be very difficult to build a website of this caliber of this stature,
00:07:54 00:07:56 100% hands off. I,
00:07:56 00:08:01 I've had to get in there with my team multiple times to refine their processes,
00:08:01 00:08:03 to really focus them on the right things.
00:08:04 00:08:08 It's a very difficult thing to just throw money at an affiliate website,
00:08:08 00:08:11 which is why you don't see all of the millionaires, the DECA millionaires,
00:08:11 00:08:15 the center millionaires in our world. They're not investing in this world,
00:08:15 00:08:17 which is great for you if you're a bootstrapper.
00:08:17 00:08:19 If you're somebody who's ready to put in three,
00:08:19 00:08:23 four years of hard work to really learn the game and learn the systems and build
00:08:23 00:08:24 the content and build the audience.
00:08:25 00:08:30 It's ripe for the picking because it really does take a lot of life energy.
00:08:30 00:08:35 And when I say I've spent $26,000 on this, think about it like a part time job.
00:08:35 00:08:36 If you went and got a part time job,
00:08:36 00:08:38 would you make about 26 grand in the next year?
00:08:39 00:08:41 Odds are if you're worth 20 bucks an hour, you would. Okay,
00:08:42 00:08:46 so that's what I've essentially done here is treated this like a part time side
00:08:46 00:08:48 gig with other people's time instead of my own.
00:08:48 00:08:52 I will also say last note on this one is my personal brand,
00:08:52 00:08:57 this miles Beckler brand and also my wife's personal brand group with much
00:08:58 00:09:03 higher revenue more quickly than selling random products through an Amazon
00:09:04 00:09:08 affiliate site. So if you have a level of expertise in something,
00:09:08 00:09:11 if you can help people lose weight, if you can help people build racing drones,
00:09:11 00:09:15 if you can help people win at a, at a game or an Eastboards or something,
00:09:15 00:09:17 if you are able to sell coaching,
00:09:17 00:09:21 if you're able to create courses and you can help people solve their problems,
00:09:21 00:09:22 uh, achieve their goals,
00:09:23 00:09:27 there's probably a faster way for you to build income by leveraging your
00:09:27 00:09:30 expertise. If you've been a financial advisor for years and years,
00:09:30 00:09:33 if you've been an insurance agent and you have a really creative insurance
00:09:33 00:09:34 project, et cetera, et cetera,
00:09:34 00:09:39 building off of that expertise is going to be a faster approach to cash.
00:09:39 00:09:44 But I do feel confident that I have proven that anyone can go out and create a
00:09:44 00:09:47 brand new site on a new topic they don't know much about because I didn't,
00:09:47 00:09:51 I'm not an expert in this topic. And through with enough hard work and energy,
00:09:51 00:09:56 you can build a real business online and we've done it here again and
00:09:56 00:09:58 unfortunately this is going to be the last update.
00:09:58 00:10:02 There's a chance I'll feel like doing a one year update. But honestly,
00:10:02 00:10:05 I feel burned a little bit. I don't know exactly where this is coming from.
00:10:05 00:10:07 I don't really care where it's all coming from,
00:10:07 00:10:10 but I can just see that it started and I just realized that at this point I got
00:10:10 00:10:13 to keep some of my intellectual property as private as I can.
00:10:14 00:10:17 I've got to do what's best for my business because ultimately in the long term,
00:10:18 00:10:21 I am CEO of my little corporation here and this is a business and that's why I'm
00:10:21 00:10:25 doing this. This is not charity, this is not UNICEF. And if this gets swiped,
00:10:25 00:10:29 deployed, copied, Copyscape and ruined, uh, now it'd be kind of a challenge,
00:10:29 00:10:31 right? If they're in a lot of money at this.
00:10:31 00:10:35 So that's the way the cookie crumbled on this one. I do appreciate you.
00:10:35 00:10:38 If you've liked these updates, please let me know. I do appreciate that. And um,
00:10:38 00:10:39 I thank you very much.
00:10:39 00:10:43 I do think that affiliate marketing is a great business model. Personally,
00:10:43 00:10:46 I would never stop doing coaching, consulting,
00:10:46 00:10:50 membership sites and e-courses to start an affiliate marketing business.
00:10:50 00:10:51 I think it is a,
00:10:52 00:10:57 I think that the intellectual property based content around your expertise,
00:10:58 00:11:01 uh, coaching programs, selling a one on one services, small group services,
00:11:01 00:11:04 selling marketing services, selling courses, selling memberships,
00:11:04 00:11:08 that is a far more lucrative world than the world of affiliate marketing.
00:11:09 00:11:11 Affiliate marketing is great for those individuals who say, miles,
00:11:12 00:11:14 I don't have any expertise. I don't know what to do.
00:11:14 00:11:18 I just need to do something. Then this is a great way to build skills.
00:11:18 00:11:20 You'll build skills in the world of digital marketing.
00:11:20 00:11:23 You'll learn how SEO works. You'll learn how to publish content,
00:11:23 00:11:25 you'll learn how to create great review sites.
00:11:25 00:11:28 You'll learn how to drive traffic, and those skills can be leveraged.
00:11:28 00:11:32 And you could start a small agency where you can really quickly get to that 10
00:11:32 00:11:36 grand per month Mark when you have the ability to drive traffic, build websites,
00:11:36 00:11:41 and essentially help other local businesses who have monetization systems really
00:11:41 00:11:44 truly grow what they have. So I like it. It's been fun.
00:11:44 00:11:47 I thank you very much for your interest and your time. Any questions?
00:11:47 00:11:49 I'll try to get at the comments as best I can, but on that note,
00:11:49 00:11:52 I'm going to go, I got some more great videos for you coming out.
00:11:52 00:11:55 I'm going to get back to the tactiks back to the stuff that moves the needle in
00:11:55 00:11:56 your business. So thank you again.
00:11:56 00:11:59 I appreciate you and I'll see you the next video. Until then, be well, cheers.