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APCW Poll : Healthy Income

Integrity asked 1 year ago
The APCW would like your help in gathering some statistical information about affiliate programs performance.

In this thread I am asking: “How many of the affiliate programs you promote actually bring in healthy and steady income?”

13 Answers
TheGooner answered 1 year ago
You might want to qualify that statement Integrity – so that we can answer?

It might simply mean over $1,000 per year?
Or over $10,000 per year ?

Or you may have consistancy qualifiers as well …

For instance “healthy income” might mean :
– In profit 75% of the time (9 months of 12).
– Totalled $10,000 in the last year. ( ave $800 per month)

Any guidelines ?
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Integrity answered 1 year ago
I leave these things somewhat interpretive for a reason =0)

A webmaster who makes $30,000 a month is going to consider a program paying him $200 a month a dog…

A webmaster making $2,500 a month may think that $200 a month is a vital part of their bottom line…

It’s all releative, aint it?

TheGooner answered 1 year ago
Makes for a thoroughly meaningless poll though.

Integrity answered 1 year ago
TheGooner wrote:
Makes for a thoroughly meaningless poll though.

Yea, probably…

And if I was too specific no one would participate…

Or someone else would say it was too complicated…

Anyway… sorry to have wasted your time.

TheGooner answered 1 year ago
Integrity wrote:
Yea, probably…

And if I was too specific no one would participate…

Or someone else would say it was too complicated…

Anyway… sorry to have wasted your time.

Now due to the blandness of the internet I can’t tell wither you’re being sarcastic, sulky, or straight forward with that comment. I’m sure it’s one of those 3 .. but I just can’t tell.
:lookaroun

Apologies if you’re feeling picked on – it wasn’t the intent – I was simply trying to get a feeling as to how to rate “healthy and steady income”.

Generally, though if you are looking for a “poll for statistical information” then it should be “specific” shouldn’t it?

I’ve voted but I just don’t know how much help it will be …

peralis answered 1 year ago
Take the sum that you earn total at the end of any given month.
Whatever that may be.

Then have a look at how many casinos you needed to send you money to achieve that sum.

Then take a look at how many casinos send you the bulk of that sum. (On a regular basis)

Actually pretty simple IMO.

ih82lose answered 1 year ago
Well I answered 2-3. I have 2 programs that make up the bulk of my earnings. I also have 4-5 others each month that pay me a small amount, but combined they make up a tidy sum. I hope this helps…

Dominique answered 1 year ago
It has also a lot to do with what type of site(s) you are looking at.

Regardless of monthly income level, if you have a site with a lot of return visitors you need to offer more choices because otherwise visitors will run out of things to click on.

If you have the “get them in, get them to click, get them out” kind of site, less choices will do better for you. Not so many decisions to make.

Integrity answered 1 year ago
You’re all correct…

Gooner, I’m not mad. I’ve just been doing this long enough to know that no one can possibly please everyone… trust me, I’ve tried! :happydanc

The APCW was set up to be a very sterile group in that we want to just report data and let each webmaster make their own business decisions. We learned our lessons at the old GPWA about what works and what doesn’t.

There are many many things I’d like to do with APCW, but they just aren’t practical. It would be nice to have an ROI stat, for example, but only a small percent of webmasters report the simple stats I request now. Participation is the key… and it’s always in short supply.

This poll was left a little vague on purpose, and here’s why:

LETS SAY BOTH WEBMASTERS PROMOTE THE SAME 10 PROGRAMS:

Webmaster “A” makes $50,000 a month… 30% of his income comes from one group ; 50% from another

Webmaster “B” makes $10,000 a month… 30% of his income from one group ; 30% from another, and 30% from a third.

Webmaster “B” has more programs giving him a healthy income than Webmaster “A” does, even though “A” makes more cash…

See, it’s all relative =0)

villa10 answered 1 year ago
Integrity wrote:
You’re all correct…

LETS SAY BOTH WEBMASTERS PROMOTE THE SAME 10 PROGRAMS:

Webmaster “A” makes $50,000 a month… 30% of his income comes from one group ; 50% from another

Webmaster “B” makes $10,000 a month… 30% of his income from one group ; 30% from another, and 30% from a third.

Webmaster “B” has more programs giving him a healthy income than Webmaster “A” does, even though “A” makes more cash…

See, it’s all relative =0)

I think that you link “healthy income” with diversification + stability.
Under those terms, maybe webmaster “B” is doing better.
But under pure profit goals I’ll vote to webmaster “A”.