My One Year Anniversary

It’s a little overdue, but my one year anniversary in affiliate marketing was four days ago, on January 20th of 2008. My first ever commission was on January 20th, 2007 with AzoogleAds. By day information isn’t available that long ago so I can’t take a screenshot, but I do have a print out of that month, and here’s what that day looked like :

January 20th 2007 – 82 clicks – 2 leads – $28.50 – Ringtones

Boy what a noob I was back then, but hey we all started somewhere. I was excited to make 28 bucks that day, it was my first ever sale. I quickly added up revenues throughout the year and threw it into a little chart for you to see.

2007 UberAffiliate Income

In the first few months it looks like I stayed the same, but that’s only because the numbers eventually get really big, so the graph makes it look like no growth. Back in the first few months I was consistently doubling last months revenue. My first month was $708, and by May I did almost $11,000.

How the hell did I have that massive spike around September/October?!

That’s probably going to be the most asked question with this post. Well, I made some connections with people, found out a couple things that worked pretty cool, and then just scaled the hell out of it…scaling that’s still going on till this day. Once you hit it off with one big opportunity, more just keep coming your way. I have so many huge things going on right now, it’s literally too much for me and I’m going to have to start hiring employees. I kind of overbooked myself with projects, but I’ll get them done and things should keep increasing like they are.

Anyways, it’s more power to you guys that are fresh in the game. I did this in one year, why can’t you?


  1. January 25, 2008

    Nice Job man! just keep your Exponential math going in 08!

  2. January 25, 2008

    Must you ask for profit? Revenue is good profit is good so beat it! lol

  3. January 25, 2008

    Beat what?

    Like i said, if revenue is $10,000,000 but costs are $11,000,000 then you still lose $1,000,000.

    If thats the case, then im already beating him by staying on zero – at least im not 1 mill down!

    Still impressive spending that blatently returns good profit otherwise the graph wouldn’t be here.

    I just think a percentage of profit in there would make it more of a rounder picture thats all.

  4. January 25, 2008

    Very nice!!! Great job!!! Congrats to you!!! Way to exceed your goals.

    Connecting dots and figuring out how things and what things work is key. Scaling is another MAJOR key. Can’t give away those secrets though, right? ;)

  5. January 25, 2008

    Wow, just noticed you’re over the 1,000 reader mark. Obviously I haven’t checked the blog in awhile, been super busy with some new projects as well, and can hardly keep them straight. Congrats though!

  6. January 25, 2008

    Good job man

  7. January 25, 2008

    You don’t really think

    he did 500 in gross and 550 in cost, and just lets it go negative 50k a month.

  8. January 26, 2008

    Like other commentors, I want to know what how much this was profit vs gross and what were the exact figures of each month?

    Would you be willing to do two graphs, one like the above graph only with figures attached to it and then another graph with net profit attached to it?

  9. January 26, 2008

    I’ll second that, a ton of our affiliates that used to make alot of money promoting our stuff on PPC have seen traffic go down as the number of competitors and PPC costs skyrocket, but the guys who focused on an SEO angle from early on are making more than ever. PPC is a great way to get an affiliate campaign off the ground quickly and test things, but the SEO side is the more profitable long term play.

  10. Jon
    January 26, 2008


    I just discovered your blog a couple of days ago. Great Stuff!! I am looking forward to reading your past posts and learning as much from you as I can.

    Your success has inspired me tremendously. I wish you all the best.

  11. January 29, 2008

    I think the trade secret is in the profit margin.

  12. February 9, 2008

    WOW. That’s a quality spike there Paul. Good job man!

  13. February 18, 2008

    Good job Pualie. Found you site from Wes’s page and loving it. I’m spanking new to this aff thing and from what most tell, me they lose money. Not sure how you did it, you shared some of your tactics but really not enough to help the rest of us newbs. We, of course are envy so a bow is in order.


  14. February 24, 2008

    You really did wonderful in such a short period of time. Way to go! Keep it up!

  15. February 24, 2008

    Makes me want to stop procrastinating so much. I’m in my own way too much of the time, haha. But I know its possible, so I’m encouraging to start getting more focus and taking more action. Cool post!

  16. February 26, 2008

    This is great stuff! Just wondering where you will be one year from now. I am looking forward to see your 2 years anniversary post!

  17. March 26, 2008

    I’m curious, are you waiting for these ‘connections’ and ‘partners’ to come knocking on your door?

  18. April 1, 2008

    That is really awesome. I often wonder if super affiliates like yourself would ever take on a protege and see what happens.

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