I thought it would be a good idea (or at least interesting) to delve further into the world of affiliate marketing, so I jumped in and joined a few affiliate networks.
Holy crap. I have to say that I'm incredibly disappointed overall.
Most of the offers are shady looking to say the least – diet products, dating sites, credit reports – all kinds of places that I wouldn't personally want to give even my address to.
Sure, I bet I could start some ad campaigns, promote the heck out of these, and make a lot of money – but these darn moral things are getting in the way. The most successful offers seem to be the ones that prey on the naive, web-novices, people with financial problems, and the vulnerable. I'm going to keep looking for a ray of sunshine in all of this, but until then – I fail at affiliate marketing.