# Need help with calculating a simple business formula....(percentages)

• Sep 7th 2011, 11:44 AM
otherwhirl
Need help with calculating a simple business formula....(percentages)
So I have an affiliate who has signed up under me. I receive 3% of his total commissions.

To date he has earned me a total of \$477.

My question is how do I calculate his earnings?

I used to know how to do this, but have forgotten(Doh)
• Sep 7th 2011, 09:20 PM
Wilmer
Re: Need help with calculating a simple business formula....(percentages)
Quote:

Originally Posted by otherwhirl
So I have an affiliate who has signed up under me. I receive 3% of his total commissions.
To date he has earned me a total of \$477.
My question is how do I calculate his earnings?

HINT:
c = total commissions
.03c = 477
• Sep 8th 2011, 09:45 AM
otherwhirl
Re: Need help with calculating a simple business formula....(percentages)
LOL, I realize in your eyes I may appear to be a totally idiot, but I STILL don't see what \$477 is 3% of! When I multiply .03x 477 I get \$14.31 cents.

Even if I'm not doing the decimals correctly(adding zeros) this cant be right.... hmmm UNLESS he's made \$14,310?!! (Clapping)

Quote:

Originally Posted by Wilmer
HINT:
c = total commissions
.03c = 477

• Sep 8th 2011, 12:48 PM
Wilmer
Re: Need help with calculating a simple business formula....(percentages)
You need to divide, Whirl:
.03c = 477
c = 477 / .03 = 15900

Same as 2a(pples) = .50
1a = .50 / 2 = .25 ....to keep the doctor away !
• Sep 8th 2011, 04:29 PM
dexteronline
Re: Need help with calculating a simple business formula....(percentages)
Quote:

Originally Posted by otherwhirl
So I have an affiliate who has signed up under me. I receive 3% of his total commissions.

To date he has earned me a total of \$477.

My question is how do I calculate his earnings?

I used to know how to do this, but have forgotten(Doh)

The figures will be as good as what the affiliate merchants says they are
Say you had 100000 page impressions for the affiliate page
Say your CTR was 25% and conversion rate reported was 1%
That makes it 25,000 click throughs to the affiliate site out of which 250 made a purchase the merchant reported

For these 250 sales of a product that sells at \$100 the total revenue would be \$25,000 and your 3% cut makes you \$750

Yet the only figure that you know to be true is the 25% CTR or 25,000 leads, you have no way of knowing whether only 1% of such leads converted to sales. That conversion rate may have in fact been 10% in reality thus short changing you in the amounts of (25,000 x 0.1) x 100 x 0.03 - \$750 = \$7500 - \$750 = \$6,750 (that should been in your pocket are sitting in the safe account of the merchant)

There are lies, damn lies and there are statistics
• Sep 10th 2011, 11:12 AM
HallsofIvy
Re: Need help with calculating a simple business formula....(percentages)
I have absolutely no idea what this last post has to do with the orginal qustion!
• Sep 10th 2011, 01:12 PM
dexteronline
Re: Need help with calculating a simple business formula....(percentages)
Quote:

Originally Posted by HallsofIvy
I have absolutely no idea what this last post has to do with the orginal qustion!

The OP wanted to know the amount of sales made by the affiliate seller based on the commission s/he received @ 3% of the sales revenue

I only wanted to point out that there is no way of telling the exact amount of sales revenue as reporting of any sales data to its affiliate members can be any thing other than what is reported

For a while I had displayed ads on my sites through a prominent inline ads company and when my revenue had dropped and I wanted to exit the program, the support person from the ad company asked me to stay around as they will increase my eCPM at their end so the revenue will go up in the following month

So when you have a controlled variable in this case eCPM then you can decide to either lower it or up it. Thus the saying goes "to succeed in business you have to build the odds in your favor"

How else do you think the gambling outlets and the State lottery numbers can afford to pay out high prizes. Someone once examined the Lotto system in State of New York and arrived at the conclusion "Numbers are Set" or how else would you explain every ticket I bought on which the numbers were selected at random by the computer was a winning ticket
• Sep 10th 2011, 07:25 PM
Wilmer
Re: Need help with calculating a simple business formula....(percentages)
BUT the OP simply wanted to know: \$477 is 3% of what amount ?
Answer is: 477/.03 = 15900. Over and out.
• Sep 10th 2011, 09:11 PM
dexteronline
Re: Need help with calculating a simple business formula....(percentages)
Quote:

Originally Posted by Wilmer
BUT the OP simply wanted to know: \$477 is 3% of what amount ?
Answer is: 477/.03 = 15900. Over and out.

Oops it seems I may have made an error of judgement
Is there a way to delete the last two posts if that is possible
• Sep 11th 2011, 05:18 AM
Wilmer
Re: Need help with calculating a simple business formula....(percentages)
Quote:

Originally Posted by dexteronline
Oops it seems I may have made an error of judgement
Is there a way to delete the last two posts if that is possible

WHY? They're still interesting, even if off-topic !