This forum has brought me so many ideas and saved me tons of money because we get to actually check a product and use it without having to shell out $100's of bucks! So I though I would let you guys in on a little secret that has brought me in some decent cash with very little effort. It involves using a script that is available free on these forums called build a niche store (BANS). BANS allows you to get rss feed's from eBay and put's them in a nice little store front looking website. If somebody clicks on you ebay affiliate link through your bans store then it will take them directly to ebay. Now if they actually purchase something you get half the ebay fee's. But that isn't all, if they have never signed up for ebay and they go through your link sign up for ebay and purchase something or win a bid you not only get half of the ebay fee's but you also get a flat $25 bucks! Sound's pretty good right? Here are the steps: 1. Download bans from here, do not pay for it! 2. Figure out what you want to sell using the bans store. The best way I usually go about this is see what is currently a hot seller at ebay pulse hxxp://pulse.e**bay.c*om/. 3. Now once you have picked something to sell the next step is to setup a domain name. I would recommend that you get one that has the product name in the address but this isn't a must. Also I would only purchase a .info domain name because one they are cheap and two you are going to have to buy a few of these every month(more on why later). 4. Install the bans software on you new domain. I'm not going to give details on how to do this. Just check out the bans website and they have tons of walkthroughs. 5. This is the important part and the part most seem to screw up. So after you have bans up and running on your domain name server you need to start setting up your store. Again I'm not going to go through step by step instructions because they are plenty on the bans site. Here is the important part. You must set up all the categories yourself. DO NOT go with the ebay categories that will automatically be setup for you. If you make a store about coach purses chances are their will be quite a few others that also have this same store and the search engines will never notice your store. So for example if you setup a coach bans store then you could make categories for the different types of coach purses, or the different styles and colors. 6. So how do we drive traffic to this brand new spiffy bans store? Ever heard of craigslist? It is a phenomenal way to drive traffic to any site not just bans. Now you could do this manually or using software that you can find all over these forums. I would highly recommend software. you will get tons more ads out their and much better results then doing them all by hand. Besides who has the time to make 30 post to craigslist by hand not me. 7. How do you make your craigslist ad's stick? This is exactly what I do. I go to my bans store and go to the main categories. I copy all the titles for the listings. I then put them into a excel sheet. Then I use excel to filter out all the duplicate results. Next I take these headlines and use them as the headlines for craigslist. This eliminates having to think up 30 different headlines just so your ads will stick. As for the body of the posting I usually just put something like this. For more information and pictures.... Go to http://yourbansstore.com/#1123123123 Why all the numbers. Because from what I understand it takes craigslist longer to ban your domain name if you ad numbers to the end. Some other craigslist tips are: 1. use a proxy server or dial up connection to change you ip address every 5 posts, if you don't once craigslist figures out what you are doing all your ads will be taken down and anything you post from then on out will be ghosted. 2. Add random numbers and characters in the title and switch out the title names daily. 3. Get a couple of .info domains to use as redirects when craigslist bans your domain name(which they eventually will). How much money can you make from doing this? Well the first month of trying this and actually figuring out how to get my ads to stick and selling a pretty cheap item I banked $225 bucks. I know this isn't thousands of dollars but keep in mind I only post to craigslist a couple times a week because of time issues and only usually post about 30 ads. In the first week of this month I'm already at $100 bucks and I just have posted once to craigslist this month. You could easily expand of this and setup multiple stores. If I had setup 10 store and promoted them all equally it wouldn't be to far fetched to say that I coudl have pulled $2250! Now that is some decent bank! So that is about all guys. Let me know if this helps. Pls, don't forget to say "thanks"