I was just looking over a bunch of monthly stats for some free ebooks I have out loaded with aff links and some other stuff. It is completely obvious that people are using the recommendations I give, they are just taking my affiliate link off the URL so I get nothing for it. It's cool, I make a very acceptable five figures a month in aff commissions and we all know people are haters, but I was just curious how many BHW members do this. Do you guys drop the aff link on a URL you want to check out so the person gets nothing? I don't know if anyone will answer honestly, but it's a pretty well documented fact that 40% of aff commissions are lost this way. I'll be honest and say I used to do it all the time, I was a jealous little punk a bunch of years ago, not making any money online and pissed at everyone who was. And then I read a book on the law of attraction which is now super mainstream thanks to "The Secret" and I decided to stop throwing out negative energy and start enjoying that someone was making money by putting a useful site or software in front of me. I swear to God, I made $632.27 that week in aff commissions out of nowhere and I'll never forget it. Now you can say coincidence or whatever and that's fine, but I totally believe that you get what you put out, if you f*ck people out of their commissions do to jealousy you won't make any yourself. So now I enjoy when others get commissions on something especially when I know it is recurring based on performance like a CPA network referral because that person is going to make a fortune off me. There's gotta be a few offenders in here, so I figured I'd just put it out there that if your doing this, and you're not making any money on your own links, maybe try enjoying helping a fellow aff marketer out and you might just start getting some checks in the mail.