Coding For Online Success

July 6, 2008
by admin

Changes to EPN and YSM – Where is hanji?

I previously apologized for my lack of posts during the TAC (Top Affiliate Challenge) post. So where have I been? Well, I’ve been working my ass off with my web development business. Projects definitely picked up, and I wanted to give EPN a rest. I was sorely disappointed with EPN after the migration from CJ, and wanted the dust to settle before focusing any more efforts to it. Prior to the switch, I was making almost $2,000/month off of eBay on CJ. After the switch my earnings plummeted, which you can read more about in the post titled EPN Status. There was a definite problem, and things have been slowly improving. May and June were my best months since the migration. I made $1,200 each of those months, which is still down, but with the improvement of ACRUs and their announcement of a MakeGood on ACRUs, things could improve even further.

During the migration phase, eBay decided to change Category IDs which also led to more frustration. Some of my sites were un-affected, but a few of them were completely hosed with this change. I took the opportunity to fix all the sites as well as add Privacy Statements to comply with Google AdSense’s new TOS. Talk about a rough Spring dealing with all these unprofitable changes. So during this, I was just putting out fires and not creating any new sites or spent any times to promote or optimize the sites.
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January 2, 2008
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Wow, what a December!

I hope all of you had a great commission return for December. I exceeded my expectations and I’m continuing to understand a few tips and tricks. Below you can see my rate of growth over the last 12 months:

December was extremely good for ACRUs. Those signups definitely add up, and I was averaging $40+ days in commissions. My clicks remained the same compared to November, but my sales and leads went through the roof. This tells me the traffic and PPC action remained consistent, but people were in buying mode for the holidays. I was surprised however to see sales continuting past the 25th though. I received a $16 commission day on the 31st, which was the lowest day after x-mas.

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