This idea was originally inspired by a reply to the Only in America thread by cskgsquad. Now, personally when I read that last sentence, ideas started flying through my head. Urban legends are popular. I know I get at least a couple every week. Now, I get a lot of spam every week, but the difference between spam and urban legends/chain letters like this, is they get forwarded to me by my contacts, and thus not treated as spam. So, I started thinking; "how can I promote something through an urban legend"? I went to snopes.com and just started reading. After about an hour (hey, that site is addicting), I found THIS legend about a bunch of people winning the lottery because of a fortune cookie. (Coincidentally, that story is true, but it does not matter.) It's perfect, because it gives people something desirable (winning the lottery) and a place where we can stick OUR affiliate link. Now, obviously I'm not going to be promoting fortune cookies, so I re-wrote the legend, using horoscope instead of fortune cookie. (A good niche right now) Here is my re-written urban legend: (you can read the original on snopes and compare) All I did was buy a relevant domain and redirect to the CPA landing page. (In this case, a free email horoscope submit.) Then I just created a new gmail account, and started sending the thing to a bunch of emails (harvested off CL. search if you don't know how to do this). In my opinion, the great thing about this is people don't treat it like spam. Yeah, some people don't read those things, but all they will think is "sigh, someone auto-forwarded me another one of these things"....not "who's this guy spamming me?" The best part is, a lot of people DO like those things, and they forward them to THEIR entire contact lists. Do a good one, and you will get a viral marketing effect going. Disclaimer: Treat this post as purely hypothetical. Have I made money with this? Maybe, or maybe not. Decide for yourself if you want to try this or not. If you do, use your imagination. Don't just blindly copy my shit word-for-word. Good luck.