Hey guys, I've been dabbling in affiliate marketing for probably about 7 years. I'll be honest through being busy and lazy I've always kind of neglected really learning wordpress well. I got started using Blogger and just stuck with it because I'm familiar with it. I realize the downsides I don't own the platform, there's not as many plugins, doesn't look as professional. That said I've noticed that many people seem to tune out or be turned off to very finely tuned affiliate marketing sites. Granted they probably look 10x as professional as my site however I think people these days are pretty quick to spot fake reviews or affiliate sites. For example, if I see a site promoting a brand of diapers and it's very polished and telling me its the best diaper to me it shouts wow this is one of 100 other amazon affiliate sites that want me to buy huggies so they can make their 6% commission. Then I may run into a less polished site, we'll use the mommy blogger example and it looks like a blogger site built by a mom who's not a professional affiliate marketer just kind of a hobby blogger running some ads. To me as a consumer that seems more authentic and I dont quite see the motive of just affiliate marketing, I actually believe they like the product. Anyhow, some may agree or disagree with me but I've gotten a lot of comments from people they find my blogs and stuff very authentic, possibly due to style of writing and stuff but I think in large part due to the as stupid as it sounds lack of professionalism in my blogs. I know not everyone is as saavy as black hatters but honestly as a conusmer I hate landing pages, get totally turned off as soon as I see them so I think there is something to be said about this strategy. This wasn't really a planned strategy so much as something I just happenned to see working for me. Just want to add one more bit of commentary for any newbies to affiliate marketing. We all have different skill sets so don't feel like you have to replicate someone else's method, there's really no one way to do affiliate marketing. I used to get overwhelmed seeing people with all these landing pages and free products, etc, etc, etc. I thought I just don't have the web design or design skills to do all that and almost got turned off to the whole thing. That said I have other things I have strengths in such as youtube video creation, I'm pretty good on twitter, blogging, etc. I was able to use my skills and finally figured out what worked for me and am doing pretty good numbers with ali express, amazon, terapeak, and some jvzoo programs. My point is take tips from others and learn roughly what other people are doing but don't feel as if you have to follow someone else's blueprint, use your own skill sets and things you know to do your thing. This is comming from someone who struggled for years at things like clickbank without ever getting a single sale, yet when I got started with ali express and found a new method i made $800 my first month and have been consistantly doing $500 every month since and its really just using my own strategies.