As much as I love my BH methods, I've really found myself making good money by doing a twist on an old method....I'll give you a general overview of it....It's easy to get started, not too time intensive, and you'll have much better SERP results than traditional bum marketing...... Here's it in a nutshell - You are using Web tools to find the hottest products and then using EzineArticles and other 2.0 properties to get multiple places on Page 1 of Google It's so easy....If you've done traditional bum marketing before....This is way better! Step 1 ) Find a product that's hot right now.....2 places I like to to go. Amazon Bestsellers Code: http://www.amazon.com/gp/bestsellers/ Browse by category and these will give you the hottest items in any given category. Google Product Search Code: http://www.google.com/products This is even better....Check out the bottom of the page. They are real time searches for products. If you refresh (or F5) you can get updated searches. These are the items that people are looking for now. Step 2) Jot down 5 items from step 1 that you can a) Find an affiliate program for and b) Develop a long-tail keyword phrase for your articles. Let's go over these two points in more detail..... Finding the affiliate program - 3 ways Amazon Associate Program (4% And Up) - This is okay only if you have no other affiliate options AND you are dealing with a $200+ item Code: https://affiliate-program.amazon.com/gp/associates/join/landing/main.html Ebay Partner Network ( Varies) - This is overall better than Amazon but you have to deal with items that sell regularly on eBay Code: https://ebaypartnernetwork.com/files/hub/en-US/index.html ****BEST METHOD**** Do a Google search for: "product name" affiliate program OR "product category" + affiliate program - 90% of the time, you will find an affiliate that pays good commissions for whatever product you wish to promote. This takes a little more research but it's worth the effort. Developing a long-tail keyword - When you did your product search, you want to be a specific as possible of the item. Consumers that are looking to buy, type in the exact name and model of the item they're looking for. So you don't want "Panasonic TV", you want "Panasonic Viera TC-32LZ800". Here's how you determine if your long-tail keyword is a winner..... Go to Google and type in your exact keyword surrounded by quotes in the search bar. If you get 50,000 or less results AND you see 4 or more advertisers in the sponsored/AdWords section (right side), you have a winner. If your results are slightly above 50,000, then try allintitle:"keyword phrase" and if you get 10,000 or less results, then you should be fine. Step 3) You should have 2-3 items among your original list of 5. Now, let's pick the winner of the bunch. This is a two-step process. Go to Google Keyword Tool Code: https://adwords.google.com/select/KeywordToolExternal Enter each item separately (be sure that use synonyms is not checked) to determine monthly volume for that search term. Write down the approximate average search volume for each phrase. Obviously, the higher the better! Go to Google Trends and enter each item name, separated by comma: Code: http://www.google.com/trends From the graph, pick the one item that has the most attractive curve (not downward or highly volatile). Take the item with a high search volume and an attractive graph....You should now have a clear winner to run with. Step 4) Bum Market using your product keyword phrase. Oh no, bum marketing! Yes, but your results are going to payoff a lot quicker because your articles are going to hit page 1 of Google right away since most specific product searches have very few competitor pages. Here's how to you bum market quickly and painlessly. Let's use our Panasonic TV keyword phrase from before...."Panasonic Viera TC-32LZ800". To bum market this phrase, you will have it in your title (Preferably at the start of the title) and you will have it repeat throughout a 250-300 word article 2-3 times. (Be sure the it first appears within the first 100 characters of your article text) Focus on Ezine Articles 80% of the time but also setup articles on proven, high-PR Web 2.0 properties like Scribd, Quizilla, and Wordpress just to mix it up. Ultimately, you want your pages to take over most of the top ten of Google but for now just focus on one article at a time. Once your article is published, see where it shows up on Google. If for some reason, it doesn't crack the top 10, use social bookmarking sites and other backlinks (slowly, don't go crazy....Google likes slow!) until it is in the top 10. So what are you going to write about....Easy! Talk about the products benefits, features, why you like it. Take information from the product homepage. Paraphrase articles that have been written about it. So for our Panasonic example some titles might be, "The Panasonic Viera TC-32LZ800 -You Got To Get This!" or "Top 5 Benefits of the Panasonic Viera Tc-32LZ800" or "Here's Why The Panasonic Viera TC-32LZ800 Blows Away The Competition". Don't reinvent the wheel....Google information on your product and paraphrase it. Step 5 ) Collect Your $ I'd be the first to tell you the Black Hat is the way to go, but mixing your revenue streams is so crucial. Once you got your Black Hat method in place, give this method a try. I think you'll find it to be a consistent money maker for you.....I know it has for me! If you found this info useful, please give thanks! If you found this info confusing, post a reply....Let me reply to it....and then give thanks!