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Curious: Are IM Earnings Seasonal?

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  1. Avid Learner

    Avid Learner Regular Member

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    Noob here. Been reading BHW forums for a while to determine what money making model to create and build a "how to" plan.

    But having come through Black Friday week, it got me wondering...do most who earn enough to make a living here find that their income is more seasonal, or is it rather flat (or within a consistent range, as some are on a churn and burn model)?

    Perhaps the answer is more sensible if one refers to the model they are earning from (e.g. affiliates)?

    I'm looking to base on affiliates to retailers, and imagine that it will probably follow their regular pattern, with 40-50% sales revenue skewed to November/December, and a trough in January through April.
     
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    Yeah, if you're doing physical product affiliate sites, you'll see some uptick over the holidays but that's a function of having more searchers finder your site. If you diversify with some info products, other types of IM, you can keep it pretty flat for the most part to supplement the slower seasons.
     
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  3. I-marketer

    I-marketer Regular Member

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    No, I haven't noticed this. More fluctuaction comes towards the end of month when people run out of money and wait for another paycheck.
     
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    Yeah, it's seasonal. When I work I make a lot of it. When I don't work I don't even make a penny.
     
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    You beat me to it. People always take my answers.
     
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    This only depends on what you are selling/promoting. There are products people will buy no matter what time of the year it is.
     
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    There are parts of IM (the products you are promoting or the niche you are working) that are seasonal. But for the most part, it is a 24/7/365 bust your ass type of earning.
     
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    Updates definitely don't help things being consistent all year thats for sure so it can feel seasonal lol
     
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    It depends on the niche and subniche, earnings from adult related IM have a drop around Christmas and Easter. And during the summer traffic and earnings spike.
     
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    Hilarious! People feeling guilty?