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I hear about everyone making money by setting up sites and then earning a cut of the profits- I get the concept behind it- but what does a decent site that does this actually look like?
the only things (that I can remember running into) are:
1) reviews of a product, and it links to the site where the product is sold with a ref url
2) just random ads on a site (ie amazon ads) that are almost like banners, etc- I can't imagine this performs well at all
have I just completely missed over the traditional affiliate sites?
where would you suggest looking to just see some sample ones?
The best sites are the ones that leave people feeling good enough to want to come back and use it again and recommend to it their friends in the meantime.
There is a powerful advantage in building a base of repeat customers which allows an affiliate site with a strong brand blow the socks off sites which get a one-time click-through and are forgotten.
I can see where some people may want to build a unique site and all that other stuff... But seriously, the best site for any Affiliate is the one that consistently brings in the most profit, day after day after day :-]
Of course if the said site was partnering with a junk product, then maybe it isn't the best site... But that is different.
All the Best,