I started affiliate marketing back in '03. Back than if you didn't learn basic html and worked off a template to make a site and didn't know how to use ftp, more than likely your affiliate marketing journey would end there. I was pretty successful from '03-'10 and lived off the income I made online, but unfortunately my income dried up in '10. I started an offline business which makes me enough to live off of for the last few years and I want to get back into affiliate marketing. But there's no information anywhere in the affiliate marketing community about working with raw html. Everybody and there mother uses wordpress and 99% of the plugins only work with wordpress. Maybe some of you older members remember programs such as 'traffic equalizer', 'traffic on steroids', 'rss equalizer', maybe some of you learned from people like james martell or phil wiley. This was all stuff you would build your sites with on your computer and then use ftp to upload your pages (just so you know these programs are now useless that stopped working to game g00gle years and years ago) I never took the time to learn wordpress and looking at other WP sites, honestly I kind of don't like how wordpress links everything together, post go under category pages and then eventually the post gets pushed back and buried like a cheap article directory, no wonder everybody is going crazy about links to rank, WP has a super shitty way of structuring you pages. I don't know maybe I'm wrong and maybe you can make wordpress work the way you want it to, I've never messed around with it, but it seems that 95% of everybody now uses wordpress. Is this because wordpress works? or is it because 95% of people wouldn't know what there looking at and what to do if they were to look under the hood and open up a template in dreamweaver?