You have an ebook to sell: Option 1: Have a salepage website where affiliates send traffic to and get paid a commisson on every sale. Option 2: Have a salespage but you can't buy on the salespage. The sales letter or video tells you about the product and then says to enter your email address in a box to "sample" the product. The sample product is just say the first 3 chapters of your ebook or whatever you're selling. You then have their email address to not only try and get them to buy the full product but also any other product you may have in the future. The aim here is to build a big list. The only thing is this list is full of alot of time wasters as opposed to a list you might build up of only people that actually bought your product should you have gone down the route of choosing option 1 above. One example i've seen option 2 being done is in http://www.doubleyourdating.com/ He doesn't offer a free sample but giving your email address seems to be the only way you can buy the product. Is this a good tactic do you think and do you think affiliates would be happy or unhappy promoting a product in this way?