This income report has been revised because of an account adjustment by LinkWorth.
In an email dated September 11, 2007, LinkWorth notified all affiliates that a programming error had overstated affiliate earnings on new referrals. As a result of this mistake, they debited $300 from my account ($90 of which they had already deposited into my bank account for July, and $210 for September).
At the time, I had referred around 30 new publishers and each time I logged into my LinkWorth account, I saw a $10 credit for each of these referrals. LinkWorth claims that their policy never included this credit, and that it was a mistake to show it in our accounts.
Because of this change, my LinkWorth earnings in July were actually $66.13 instead of the $156.13 reported in this post; and total earnings were $444.48 instead of $534.48.
Genius Types income was up 35% in July, with total earnings at $534.48.
That brings the compound growth rate (three-month rolling average) to 50% per month!
With 43,442 page views in June, my ICM (income per 1000 page views) was $12.30, up 52% from last month.
The big star this month was LinkWorth, which has blown away all my expectations.
$186.61 from Google AdSense
$156.13 from LinkWorth
$120.56 from Text-Link Ads
$45.00 from the SEO Book Affiliate Program
$13.95 from Amazon Affiliate Commissions
$11.00 from tips
$1.23 from Revver.com
Google AdSense $186.61
AdSense reclaimed the top spot this month. My click-through rate has continued to increase ever since I changed the link color in my AdSense ads from red to blue.
I was introduced to LinkWorth last month as an alternative to Text-Link Ads. I was skeptical at first, by my mind was quickly changed when my first ad sold for over twice the rate that I was getting from Text-Link Ads.
LinkWorth allows you to set your own prices for ads. As an experiment, I set my ad prices at $100 per link (vs. $40 for Text-Link Ads). You also have the choice of taking 70% of the revenue and letting the market decide how many ads you sell, or 50% and having LinkWorth help market for you. I chose the latter and sold 2 ads within the first two weeks.
After those two ads were pro-rated for the remaining days in the month, I earned $66.13.
LinkWorth also has an outstanding affiliate program that gives you $10 per signup and 5% of the recurring transactions for the life of each account. Being a cashflow guy, I really like this model of recurring residual income.
As a result of an article I wrote about Linkworth, 9 people signed up last month for a total of $90.
Text-Link Ads $120.56
Text-link Ads dropped from 1st place in June to 3rd in July. I’ve just about sold out of my links, but my link price has been stuck at $40 since I joined.
SEO Book Affiliate Program $45
My review of SEO Book last month brought in a $25 bonus and $20 for a sale. This ebook is definitely worth the money, and they have a pretty generous affiliate program to boot.
Amazon Affiliate Program $13.95
Commissions from Amazon have been steadily rising with every book review. It’s not much, but worth the time to put in the affiliate links.
Thank you to all the generous readers who left tips last month! I’m always very surprised and flattered when I find a dollar in my jar!
Bringing up the rear again, was Revver.com, with a total of $1.23. I’m obviously not very impressed, but I’ll take the money and buy a cup of coffee.
It feels great to be making over $500 a month!