Those of you who know me know that I'm a programmer with very little IM knowledge. In other words, I can make the tools but I don't know when or how to use them. So, after some procrastinating, I've decided to try my hand at affiliate marketing. Below you can find the details of what I'm doing. Please don't ask me to post a link to the blog or to reveal what product I'm marketing exactly - all I'm going to say is that the blog is modelled after Code: http://energyfromhome.com/ and that the product is in a health-related niche. Here's the main idea Pick a solid affiliate product in a good niche Set up a blog marketing this product Use Wordpress comment spamming, social bookmarking, and article marketing to drive traffic Start lighting Cubans with $100 bills (optional) What I've done so far: Picked a great product with a great landing page and good-looking banners and other creatives Created the blog: Chose a clean, relevant template, installed google analytics, wrote meta keyword/description, wrote 4 posts containing important keywords in title Created a Wordpress blog harvester and comment spammer app Used said app to create about 50 comments (set it to comment on 100 blogs but not all worked). I made sure the comments weren't that "spammy". Used Article Submitter to create author accounts in over 300 directories What I need to do now: Create articles to submit to directories Create social bookmarking accounts for SocialSubmitter Submit articles Create social bookmarks using SocialSubmitter Scale up the blog comment spamming I'm gonna create the backlinks little by little because I don't want to get flagged as a spammer by the big G. After I get the hang of this I'll repeat the process and scale it up by automation, which is fairly easy. The only thing which isn't automated is the actual creation of the blog but this only took me about an hour, including writing the posts. Anyway, if anyone has any questions, comments, or advice, go right ahead. I'll keep updating the thread with traffic/sales updates - if I don't then feel free to harrass me by PM or otherwise!