I'm new to this forum and found this forum through a google search last week on affiliate marketing. I currently own MoneySavingLisa.com which is a little over two months old and is a coupon/freebie/money savings type of website. I first started it as free Blogger site, and since I was starting to get what I consider a good amount of traffic (3000 unique hits in it's first two weeks) I decided to see what level I can take it too and switched it to Wordpress and had it designed with some unexpected money I received from the VA. I also now have collected over 1300 Facebook Followers, over 900 twitters followers and 263 newsletter subscribers.
Currently, I monetize my blog using various programs such as Amazon, Escalate Media, MySavings Media, Commission Junction, Infolinks (just switched to IntentClick) Google Adsense, etc. I just had Google Adsense added last week, and it's starting to earn up to an extra $5 a day or so with that. Right now, I estimate that I've made over $205 so far this month. For being as old as it is, I don't think that's too bad.
I'm on unemployment that's about to end next month, so it's all I have to work on. I'm trying to find ways to maximize more earnings, and increase traffic. So far this month I tested out having advertising set on blogs of the same niche instead of CPC advertising. But since I am noticing that it's not effecting my traffic in a big way, I set up $5/day on Bidvertisor and I'm waiting for that to start up.
I am new to affiliate marketing and looking for any advice on how to increase my earnings and traffic. Even though I'm affiliate marketing, I have read about it for years so I think that's what has helped me out so far. But since I haven't tried it until recently, I can be a little lost at times. I'm hoping to be able make enough with my blog in 2012 to make a good monthly income, especially since I might only be able to find a part time job if I'm lucky.. and so far no luck with any job.