2017 has been another incredible year!  Thank you so much to all of our members and team members who continue to spread the word and improve the Yazing platform!  We have been focused on growing and improving and haven’t kept up as much with sharing the news as we would typically like, we hope to add more news and “how to” information to our blog this year, as we realize that cashback is very straight forward but making money influencing sales isn’t quite as intuitive and is a key differentiation point between Yazing and the few other cashback sites that offer 100% of the commissions to their members.

Highlights:

We ended 2017 with over $40 Million in sales for our brands!  That represents a nearly 40% increase from the end of 2016, and a total combined sales of nearly $75M from the when we started through the end of 2017.  We ended 2017 with 9.4k members who earned nearly $700k in commissions last year!

Membership Update:

As the word about Yazing continues to spread, our membership numbers continue to increase rapidly nearly doubling our member base in 2017 via word of mouth.

Money Update:

We finished 2017 with $42.8 million in sales generated for our partner brands & stores, up nearly 40% from the end of 2016.  Total cash rewards earned by members increased 22% year over year , ending the year at $687k.  While we continued to grow rapidly, it wasn’t nearly the percentage increase from 2015 to 2016 which we were just starting out.

Stores/Brands Update:

We now have over 1,200 of the top internet brands, and we continue to add new stores all the time.  This is more than 100% more than we had at the end of 2016.   We continue to maintain a policy of only bringing on new brands that are offering Yazing members their top commission rates and focusing our efforts on adding the stores requested most by our members.  If there is a store missing from the site, other than Amazon, please let us know, and we will do our best to add them as soon as possible.

Referral Transactions Update:

While we do have a handful of members making a good amount of money promoting brands and getting paid on the transactions they influence, we still need to do a better job of teaching existing members how this this works.  This continues to be a great opportunity for our members and will be a major focus in 2018.

Member Dashboard Update:

While we didn’t get the dashboard up and running in 2017, we are happy to announce that as of the writing of this news update, our members can now see all of their pending and paid transactions online, and no longer need to request a Yazing Cash Rewards Report!  Our next big project will be making shopping easier so you can easily find the best deals our brands have to offer.

Thanks everyone for a fantastic 2017 and may 2018 be a happy, healthy, and profitable year for you!

Adam

Wow, 2016 has been an incredible year!  A heartfelt and sincere thank you to all of our great members who continue to recommend Yazing as well as to all the great brands who have jumped on board this year.  As we pause to take a look back at 2016, we wanted to start with a huge thank you to everyone!

Highlights:

We ended 2016 with over $30 Million in sales for our brands!  That represents more than a 300% increase from where we were at the end of Q2!  We ended 2016 with around 5k members who earned over half a million dollars in commissions last year!

Membership Update:

As the word about Yazing continues to spread, our membership numbers continue to increase rapidly.  Here is what 2016 looked like:

Money Update:

We finished 2016 with $30.7 million in sales generated for our partner brands & stores, up 321% from Q2-2016 and 134,000% from the end of 2015.  Total cash rewards earned by members increased 21,000% year over year and 367% from the end of Q2-2016, ending the year at $563k.  In fact, our growth was so good, we were recognized by Commission Junction as a finalist for their 2016 Retail Publisher of the Year Award!

Stores/Brands Update:

We ended the year with 575 of the top internet brands, and there are a lot more waiting in the wings to get on the site.  We continue to maintain a policy of only bringing on new brands that are offering Yazing members their top commission rates and focusing our efforts on adding the stores requested most by our members.  If there is a store missing from the site, other than Amazon, please let us know, and we will do our best to add them as soon as possible.

Referral Transactions Update:

If we had to pick an area where we stumbled in 2016, this would have to be it.  We have a great growing base of members who are savvy shoppers and early adopters with significant online influence. We haven’t done a good job at promoting the ability to make money without having to make a purchase online.  This is a HUGE opportunity for our members and will be a major focus in 2017.  Some of our members have started sharing their links customized deal links and are making significant money!

Member Dashboard Update:

Completing our dashboard is a top priority for us, and in 2016 we were able to launch the first phase of this project.  Members can now see and confirm each shopping visit they make as well as every referral shopping visit that credited to their account.  We added the ability to easily request a Yazing Cash Rewards Report until we can fully automate that process and get all the transactions into the dashboard.  Finally, we added the ability to report any missing transactions that may not have tracked correctly.

Thanks everyone for a fantastic 2016 and may 2017 be a happy, healthy, and profitable year for you!

Adam

A huge thank you to all of our members!  We appreciate your spreading the word and continuing to help Yazing grow!  The 2nd Quarter of 2016 was amazing!

Highlights:

We ended the 2nd Quarter with $7.3 million in sales for our brands, up 624% from the first quarter!  This came along with an 83% growth in Yazing members and 575% increase in total commissions earned by Yazing members.

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I sent our first update when we hit 1,000 members in March and this update shows how we did last month.  Yazing continues to grow rapidly and we are working hard to keep up!

Highlights:
As you can see by the image above, Yazing continues to see great month over month growth.  In May we saw a 73% increase in Sales for our brands, 27% increase in membership, and an 88% increase in total cash rewards earned by our members from the prior month!
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