The March Numbers

by Mike Chiasson on April 24, 2010 · 3 comments

This is a long overdue post but I wanted to update everyone on my 100k challenge. I had mentioned that I was having doubts of my ability to follow up on some of the things that I had intended to do to increase revenue. I had originally thought that my main source would be to begin doing some computer repair on the side. However with my classes and full time job I find that I am really lacking having time that would be viable for most people (ie: 5-8pm) since I don’t make it home most nights until 9-10pm. Because of this, my actions have mostly been focused on Internet Marketing/Affiliate Marketing techniques.

In the month of March I had my strongest month yet of raising money. Now this month is still VERY small in total money earned but I learned SO much by just getting off the forums and trying to put some theory into practice. So here are the results, i’ve broken them down to what each publishing company I worked with earned.

AzoogleAds March NumbersAdCommunal: $8.25
AzoogleAds: $131.90

For an astonishing total of $140.15!!

Ok so like I said, not that much in revenue for a month. Now when I use the term revenue that’s a bit misleading because all of the campaigns that I used to run this were definitely running in the red. So I am still down money but like I said in my original post, I will worry about evening out the money as I go. I know I could’ve easily doubled these numbers but I cancelled campaigns that weren’t turning enough money as compared to what I spending advertising, etc. I also took in a considerable more amount of expenses associated with these numbers. I’ve now attached myself to a $150 dedicated server cost as opposed to my $10 a month shared hosting plan I was utilizing before.

So I made progress….but also shorted my bank roll a lot. Hopefully this can be seen as a necessary expenditure as I can continue trying to make things work for me.

What are my thoughts with the above publishers? Well I am in love with AzoogleAds. Their iPhone app is amazing and lets me check my stats at given point during the day. AdCommunal was a network I joined because they have a ton of niche quiz offers that worked for one small niche I was promoting. Their site is extremely slow and that really gets to me but they definitely have some potential for us niche users out there.

I’ve also checked out a few new publishers and ad platforms. I was pretty impressed with my experience with Elite Clicks Media. Although I haven’t really turned any results there yet, the communication I received from Lance over there (@lancepartin) was amazing. It was literally like having an affiliate manager waiting on you hand in foot whenever I had questions. I definitely plan to continue working with them.

So the way I see it. I earned $140 in March. If I can narrow and scale the campaigns to profitability and double that in April I will be excited. If I could continue a trend like that I could surely hit my 100k goal by the end of the year. Of course since we are like 3/4th the way through April I can tell you that so far that isn’t happening lol.

About the author

Mike Chiasson Mike Chiasson is the Director of IT for a publicly traded company by day and an Internet Marketer by night. He absolutely hates the words 'serial entrepreneur' but loves discussions about business. You can follow him on Twitter.

Brian Hawkins May 2, 2010 at 9:58 pm

I hope we can share a few tips to help you achieve your online goals at the Boston Meetup202 events.

See yah soon


Profit Addiction May 18, 2010 at 2:39 am

Just found this post man, good luck with the challenge!

Keep at it and keep building, that's the only way to grow. 🙂

NegBox May 19, 2010 at 12:07 am

Nice! Probably time to think about record-keeping – or the tax system is going to have a field day with you.

Even getting a credit card with an extra extension with your name and a different number might help sort the mess.

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