First of all I gotta say that it feels so damn good to be back, I freakin missed this place, my last post was in july 2010 Since then it's been one heck of ride, a ride in mediocrity I started offering video creation services, in another forum to cover my life expenses because I was so desperate for money,and last year I started a website for my service and in 2012 I made about $20k in sales where about $16k was profit, it's not bad for a 20 yrs old and especially in my part of the world. I recently sold that business, and thought that it might be a good time to jump back into affiliate marketing. However, because of my previous business that has eaten up 2 yrs of my life, I was so caught up with clients, phone calls, projects and I wasn't even keeping up with what's happening in the industry as much as I used to be, so now that I wanna get back the whole damn thing feels and looks so strange to me. CPA is almost dead, tried to setup some campaigns here and there in FB Ads, leadimpact and different PPC&PPV networks and the clicks are so damn expensive, and the offers aren't converting at all, unlike back in the days where fb ads were dirt cheap and CPA offers converted like hot cakes. I thought about building a list and warm i up then launch a product, but in the last 3 years thousands of launches took place and people's emails are on tons of lists and they get bombarded by tons of promo e-mails on daily basis, there is still an opportunity in product creation but it's 10 tiles harder than it used to be. And SEO, well let's not talk about that please I'm not being negative, but really guys, what's happening here ? what am I missing ? what happened in the last few years and where is the big money being made these days for people with decent budgets ?