Following on from Mook-Jon's excellent thread I thought I'd post something similar but with a different slant.
Above is a picture taken of 1 of the 5 pages from my business bank statement that relates to late December 2005, early January 2006. Obviously I've used Photoshop to key out some banking reference codes. I've only posted a picture of 1 page instead of all 5 as I don't want to disclose exactly how much I earn in a month. (BTW the currency of my bank statement is £UK Pounds Sterling). As you can see the rough total on that 1 page alone is roughly £82,000 which works out at approx. $144,000.
For those of you in the US who aren't familiar with the UK affiliate networks or merchants here is a brief breakdown of the ones listed in my bank statement.
Tradedoubler: Affiliate Network
ADS Europe: Merchant
Affiliate Window: Affiliate Network
Tiscali Network: Merchant
Webgains: Affiliate Network
The purpose of this post is to hopefully inspire people that they too can earn money online through Affiliate Marketing. I am not bragging but merely illustrating the type of money that can be earned. For example I have 1 particular merchant who regular earns me over £100k per month. But don't get me wrong, my business hasn't been instant. Back in 2001 when I started I almost gave up after about 6 months as I hadn't earned a penny. It's only with lots of hard work and research that you can fully realise the potential that is out there. I do remember though that back when I first started out I used to read posts about affiliates earning big money and that really did motivate me. After all I think everyone longs for financial freedom.
About me: I've been an affiliate since late 2001 and my main site is at www.ukoffer.com. I run maybe another 20 or so sites, some of which are bookmarked in my blog (see signature). As well as that I run many short term ppc campaigns via custom landing pages. These can be live for only a number of weeks then taken down.
My main focus is about 80% PPC and 20% SEO. I'm not very good at SEO but still do alright for some key terms. My Monthly ppc budget is around US $300,000 which equates to roughly UK £170,000. Although when I first started out my budget was approx. $50 a month :-)
I'm happy to answer any kind of questions anyone may have as long as you don't ask me what my best converting keywords are etc.
Almost forgot - sure the image above could be a big fat fake but what would be the point? I've been around long enough now that I'm well known in the AM community in the UK so am sure I can be "vouched" for.