Need a simple ROI calculation model but don’t have time to build one? No problem.  This useful tool was hiding in one of our articles and I felt it deserved some more space, so I decided to dedicate an entire (short) post to it.

I built this model a few weeks ago to help a friend who’s running a successful eCommerce business. It’s meant to be straight forward and support making quick decisions either on the fly or during preparation for deeper discussions.

How To Use The Model:

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Traffic Source – Add the name of the traffic source you want to use

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How many online visitors you expect to get from this traffic source

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How much you’re going to pay for the traffic

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CPC is automatically calculated for you (The amount you’re going to pay / How many people you assume will come to your website)

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How much money you expect to earn from this type of traffic

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How much money you actually made

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The ROI – green for successful campaign, red for not so much

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What’s YOUR conversion rate?

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How much money on average does an item on your site cost

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What’s the maximum amount you can afford paying for CPC if you want to stay cash flow positive

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What’s your margin?

 

 

Good luck!