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My First $4,300+ Day With CX Digital

Posted on June 12, 2008 by Tim Schroeder

Chad from CDF Networks wrote an interesting post about why he does not post screenshots. It actually had me second thinking posting some of my own CX Digital screenshots. Here is another new screenshot which shows my first $4,000 day with CX Digital (i’ll explain why I posted this below):

I Posted That Screenshot To Try and Make A Couple Points:

1. I STILL THINK SCREENSHOTS SERVE A PURPOSE AS INSPIRATION.

A few months ago I never thought I would be making $4,000+ a day in revenue from one network. Like I’ve mentioned before, when I see other people’s screenshots it inspires me to work harder. It shows me the possibilities. I believe I can do better than you. You should believe that you can do better than me. I figure that If they can do it then I CAN do it.

Believe me, I’ve had a lot of failures along the way and I still have failed ppc campaigns all the time. “Failed” campaigns is probably the wrong word for it though because I usually always learn something from them. Mistakes are a part of achieving success.

2. SOCIAL PROOF AND CREDIBILITY

I have to admit my first post of screenshots were to try and establish more credibility. There are hundreds if not thousands of “make money online” blogs. How do you know which guys are faking it and which ones are the real deal?

After I posted my previous screenshot there was a comment “… I have to admit I have browsed around your blog several times in the past, but you have my full attention now! I need to step up my efforts and this looks good.

My point being that screenshots do help a blog get attention. Ultimately though it is the quality of your posts that will keep people returning. I’m an affiliate marketer and although I blog, I don’t really consider myself a “blogger.”

I still blog (on an inconsistent basis) because of the people connections I make. I’ve chatted with (online) some really cool people whom I probably would have never known had I not had this blog.

3. SCREENSHOTS OF REVENUE DON’T MEAN MUCH!

I could do the “fake it till you make it route” and pretend that I make $4,000 each and everyday. The following day my revenues dropped to $2700. Tomorrow they could possible drop to under $1,000. Yesterday I spent almost $2,000+ on one campaign where I ended up pretty much breaking even! If I pause that campaign my daily revenue could drop by thousands in one day.

Do you notice where I keep mentioning “revenue.” My actual profits were much smaller albeit pretty nice. I hope I do get to the point where I’m consistently making $1,000 or $2,000+ in profits each and everyday. At the time of this post, I’m not.

There are a lot of “make money online” bloggers doing the faking it route (not all). Sure they may have posted a screenshot of a Bajillion Billion Dollars (<-sarcasm) in revenue in one month but all that really means is that “may” have had a hot streak. It’s just a small snapshot in time. Some may still be making that kind of money but a lot of them are not.

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When it comes to screenshots, I agree with Andrew Wee (and has been waiting for me to get back with him for weeks). Part of his comment on CDF was:

IMO, showing your earnings from a single campaign can be useful for illustrating a case study. I’d certainly not show my income tax return, but showing a certain segment might be instructional and illustrative as per Robert Cialdini’s social proof principles.

There’s a different in showing figures/stats/hard data to impress UPON the audience certain principles, rather than merely impressing them alone.

I’d use revenue/profit generated in conjunction with other statistically meaningful data such as visitor numbers, conversion stats, which are useful reference data for new marketers.

By the way, Chad’s CDF NETWORKS blog is the highest quality no-fluff affiliate marketing blog I read. There are way too many affiliate marketing blogs that have a whole lot of fluff and very little real substance. You know what I mean. I’ve lacked on the substance myself lately and hope to improve that.

P.S> If you have not joined CX Digital yet, you can join CX Digital Here.

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28 Responses to “My First $4,300+ Day With CX Digital”

  1. Jeanette

    - 12th Jun, 08 07:06pm

    Great stuff Tim, I appreciate your honesty and integrity by telling it like it is. That makes me want to hear more of what you have to say. Seems there is so little integrity out there in this business, everybody says they’re making a kajillion a day. Your blog was refreshing! Keep it up!

  2. CPA Affiliates

    - 12th Jun, 08 08:06pm

    Don’t feel bad that you have shown your stats. It is all a personal choice, it is your blog do waht you want with it. You could post your earnings daily if you want :). There is no one blog or marketter that is going to make everyone happy otherwise there wouldn’t be hundreds blogging :).. Do what you do best and make more money.

  3. Chad Frederiksen

    - 12th Jun, 08 10:06pm

    I respect your decision to post earnings, it’s definitely a great inspiration for many. A picture is worth a thousand words. Congrats on your 4k day!

  4. Make Friends, Earn Money

    - 15th Jun, 08 01:06pm

    Scren shots are helpful if they come from a reputable and trusted site like this one but I’m totally skepitcal about those from get rich quick schemes.

  5. Top Rated

    - 16th Jun, 08 10:06pm

    When I’m having one of those depressing days that I can’t seem to make any money on, it’s good to read posts like this. Thanks Tim. Today is not one of those days, but it’s good to know there are guys like you out there winning the game. It keeps me going.

  6. wesley

    - 18th Jun, 08 12:06pm

    Well, I tried to apply to cx-digital but they didn’t accept me because I’m an international (not in the US) affiliate. How ridiculous is that? ..

  7. Ovidiu - GuitarFlame.com

    - 26th Jun, 08 02:06pm

    Fake it till you make it is an already washed up thing, IMO since nobody really believes anymore those people saying they made 5000 overnight and I’ll teach you how, look at my yacht and villa.
    I think being honest creates credibility, indeed. Good work!

  8. Brett

    - 10th Jul, 08 10:07pm

    crazy stuff man, congrats on that. What does your average day look like? Or is $4,000 your average?

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    - 29th Jul, 08 10:07am

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  10. Happy Papa Finance

    - 5th Aug, 08 07:08pm

    Grate result, very inspiring.

  11. Lenen

    - 19th Sep, 08 09:09am

    Great results! I never knew there could be made this much in affiliaet marketing. Interesting enough for me to explore this type of marketing.

  12. Raleigh Dentist

    - 13th Oct, 08 05:10pm

    That’s amazing.. Congrats to you on your wonderful results!

  13. David - Chicago Internet Marketing

    - 14th Oct, 08 05:10am

    Excellent. Though, I’d love to see more details.

  14. Tamara

    - 3rd Nov, 08 08:11pm

    Very good and honest – thank you for that! There are way too many get rich by dinnertime schemes out there and they ruin it for the legit businesses where you actually can make some money. You have a good point too – a company is being honest when they say (eg.)make “$4000 a day guaranteed” but if you spend $5000 to make it – well…do the math!
    Wishing you success in your ventures!

  15. MWYS Strategies

    - 11th Nov, 08 05:11am

    Thanks Tim… I think you’ve made a critical point – which is that affiliate income fluctuates wildly…. a campaign can get on a real roll but isn’t guaranteed to stay that way. You’ve got to keep testing and refining new stuff.

  16. Surveillance Cameras

    - 26th Nov, 08 01:11am

    It is helpful in making the numbers seem believable. Some bloggers show the checks which is helpful as well.

  17. cash advance loans online

    - 29th Mar, 09 07:03am

    Ya that’s good way to make money online by just posting blogs…. I would like to join CX digital….You have a good point too – a company is being honest when they say (eg.)make “$4000 a day guaranteed” but if you spend $5000 to make it – well…

  18. USA Credit Unions

    - 25th May, 09 07:05pm

    Very good and honest – thank you for that! There are way too many get rich by dinnertime schemes out there and they ruin it for the legit businesses where you actually can make some money. You have a good point too – a company is being honest when they say (eg.)make “$4000 a day guaranteed” but if you spend $5000 to make it – well…do the math!
    Wishing you success in your ventures!

  19. White Painted Furniture

    - 14th Jul, 09 12:07pm

    excellent blog!!!!Fake it till you make it is an already washed up thing, IMO since nobody really believes anymore those people saying they made 5000 overnight and I’ll teach you how, look at my yacht and villa.There are way too many get rich by dinnertime schemes out there and they ruin it for the legit businesses where you actually can make some money .I think being honest creates credibility, indeed. Good work!greets to you all guys !!!!

  20. tv cabinet

    - 19th Jul, 09 12:07pm

    thank you for your awesome post!! There are way too many get rich by dinnertime schemes out there and they ruin it for the legit businesses where you actually can make some money. it’s good to read posts like this. Thanks Tim. Today is not one of those days, but it’s good to know there are guys like you out there winning the game. It keeps me going.

  21. Aditya

    - 27th Jul, 09 08:07am

    Good stuff Tim, I really appreciate your honesty and I want to thank you for giving me a new vision -Mistakes are part of achieving success.

  22. Datafeed Import Plug-in For Wordpress

    - 17th Oct, 09 01:10pm

    Many many congratulations to you Tim. Though it looks nice, but I think it is very difficult for everybody to earn this much of amount as an affiliate. Can you please tell me a bit that what was the main thing that you used to increase your conversions? Thanks

  23. joe

    - 8th Nov, 09 08:11pm

    So what was the profit on that day?

  24. Tim Schroeder

    - 8th Nov, 09 09:11pm

    Hi Joe,

    It’s been so long ago that I really don’t remember but it was somewhere over $1,000.

  25. John

    - 9th Nov, 09 11:11am

    Great result! Good luck!

  26. kolorowanki

    - 11th Nov, 09 09:11pm

    Wonderful results Tim, good job.

  27. 4 Channel DVR

    - 22nd Dec, 09 08:12am

    Thanks for the great post. And you have proof to back up your claim.

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