06 Jul 11 1:05 am
No worries mate. Yes the AM industry is healthy. The whole online selling thing is thriving don't worry. Each and every day there is someone new being introduced to the buying world of the Internet (it's increasing with more being introduced than taken away). Think about all the new generation being born who are coming straight into the Internet world. And all the "older" generation passing away, who never used the Internet much in the first place.
But it is thriving in a realistic way. You're not going to make millions with affiliate marketing websites. And you're probably not going to make 500k+ a year profit with affiliate websites. You can easily make up to 10k a month I believe, many affiliates are making 3-6k a month with just 10-30 websites. If you increase this website count and ensure they're still profitable you will hit 10k no worries, but tons of work.
If you want the big 6 figure months and millions you need to be one of those huge product creators. Then you "use" the so called "competitiveness" of the affiliate world and THEN you will realise it's not as saturated as you think. This is harsh but true. If you look around at many of the people's sites on here and on WF and other places, it's just amateur in the sense that I'd never put credit card details on something that looked like that. Even some of my sites started like that and I had to learn the hard way. It's just that people are MORE weary of scam sites and you need to be professional to gain trust.
Regarding C, no go look on Clickbank all the commission rates are fine. Have you started making money yet? Get started first mate, then if you're having issues once you've made a site come back and I'm happy to help because at that point it involves tweaking, not hypothetical thought.
And yeah D is true, and I love it. Just make quality!