My Life As An Affiliate

So This Happened.

Quiet round here again, I do think about blogging a lot but the ideas don’t make it into print often.

In my defense I had a “bit of a do” back in June when I had to sadly evict my tenants from my old flat due to the fact they thought it was entirely reasonable never to clean, and that their children were entitled to use every wall and door in the place as an artistic project with the old felt tips and crayons. Oh, and they thought it’d be just *lovely* if they got the kids a wee dog.

Duncan and I decided to take care of the refurbishment ourselves. So we just casually drove up to Stirling (3 times) and gutted out an entire flat whilst my Mother (who has now stopped answering the phone to me) looked after our children for two or three days at a time. We saved ourselves around £3,000 doing that, and also got a much better result on the finish and quality of the work. This is one of the fabulous things about affiliate marketing. We were able to take care of the refurb, and still earn money. Just for scenic value, here’s the view from my old flat. So much love for this sight.

At The Same Time…

Things kind of went a bit mad with my affiliate business. I don’t think I have the words to describe what happened next, but I was pretty immersed for a while there. I wanted to come on here and share with you guys, I really did. But I was mainly feverishly working, and in somewhat of a state of disbelief.

Because This.

Of all the people this could have happened to… I’m not going to lie – I really wanted it to be me.

So when I wasn’t scraping old chip fat off the shattered remnants of my former home, I was battling to keep up with what I had to do to make sure that curve kept heading in the right direction and that none of my spends got out of control.

The Secret To My Success…

Yeah, I’d love to be introducing you to my brand new and foolproof e-book about how to make your fortune. However, about all I can say is that this is 50% pre-existing project that I’ve managed to analyse and optimise this year, combined with the merchant having improved their on site experience, and 50% a new PPC project someone gave me a heads up on. To my very great surprise it wasn’t the couple of hundred quid a month I thought.

Will it last? No it will not. The line up there isn’t going to be some infinite climb. That right there is a peak. The peak of my freaking life, and more money than I’ve ever made in a month EVER.

Was it joyful? No. I was so stressed I couldn’t sleep. I spent a lot of late nights refining PPC campaigns and honing things to maintain my earnings. Still a good problem to have I must quietly confess. Unfortunately I went on holiday in our Caravan in early July (see even further upward insanity on graph) and I was forced to buy a large data bundle and work quite a lot during what should have been quality time with my kids. So to anyone who heard “Mummy is so sorry kids, but I need you to give me time to work just a little longer” from a caravan in Yorkshire. That was me being a really shit mum, and a really shit-hot affiliate.

I’ll Try, I Really Will

Affiliate marketing isn’t something you can repackage and sell, so my ebook has to wait. However, I do promise that once I have “calmed the f**k down” I will spend a bit of time trying to work out how I can put helpful things on this blog. Because my apparent coyness annoys even me. Truly 😉

OK, I thought of one. If you made it this far… more than half of this money came from Bing PPC. I’ll just leave that there.

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