Hey guys, I've at a bit of a loss as to what I can do to start making money by promoting clickbank products. Allow me to elaborate: I started affiliate marketing a few months ago when I was in a pretty sad financial place (I'm a jobless college student going to an expensive art school.) I stumbled upon affiliate marketing by accident. It sounded like a god-send, and I'm not even religious. I started off by making a free blog (I was REALLY broke at the time) and I started making youtube videos with powerpoint and camtasia to promote the products I was listing on my site. I just went for the products w/ the highest gravity in the E-marketing category, this was a mistake. I hadn't come to realize it until about a week ago though. The niche I chose is vastly over-saturated...Only the big dogs get to pee on the proverbial fire hydrant. Either way I sold a flash game I made for $225 (it took about 2 months to complete and sell, otherwise I'd make more for a living.) Using some of the profit from that game, I bought a domain name and hosting through hostgator, and thought "now that I have a site, I'll actually be able to make a sale!" I also purchased 5,000 views for one of my vids in an effort to generate some traffic for my site. about 2 weeks went by, no sales. At this point I thought my site was the problem...it needed some SEO-lovin' to get more traffic. So I fully optimized it for search engines just yesterday, and I double-checked that it was good to go with aboutus(dawt)0rg I also started up a twitter account to help promote my site and some CB products. I've about 80 followers so far...I've only plugged my site twice and a product once, I'm working on building trust and value for anyone who follows me before I start marketing a little more fervently. I've also written an article I believe has great potential, only ignorance stands in my way of utilizing it. I've got no idea where to submit it, how to get some backlink action on it, or whether or not I should spin it. I don't even have a spinner, haha. Anyway I'm just looking for some guidance here, I've got $85 left to invest in my affiliate marketing endeavors...but the reality is more like $23 after I pay my cell phone bill-- I'm debating on whether or not it would be wiser to pay for my phone or utilize my remaining funds to take my affairs in a different direction. Anyway that's just a quick overview of what I've been doing regarding affiliate marketing. I'm not even close to giving up, I don't do that. I just need someone to throw some wind in my sails so I don't sit out in the middle of the ocean floundering. Thanks in advance guys, this forum has helped me a lot already...I just need to know what I'm doing wrong. -Dollarsfordays P.S: If anyone's interested in mentoring me I can provide graphical services (animations,banners,logos,etc...) for their sites. Shoot me a PM with your MSN or asking for mine and we'll go from there. P.P.S: I've also heard about people doing CPA and making decent money from it, would that be a more logical pursuit than trying to promote products?