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13 Jan 14 10:35 am
If you use Affilorama's free hosting like Cecille says, you could get away with building an AffiloBlueprint site with your domain name ($10/year) as your only expense. Absolute bare bones. It can totally be done.
When I built my first affiliate site, the only expense was my hosting (it was before Affilorama free hosting came around), domain name, and I bought an image from iStockPhoto for my header -- I think that was around $5.
But you can often save a lot of time and get a better result by spending a little bit of money here and there. Like you could spend $30 on a fancy designed header/logo for your site that will give you instant credibility. Sure you could hack something out yourself in MS Paint, but a professional image is a good investment.
Where a lot of AB students often spend money is getting articles and other content written for their site, because they might not be good with words, or they might not know their topic well enough to write about. That tends to be the biggest expense (ignoring the newsletter series for now).
In AffiloBlueprint we show you smart places you can spend money. But like I said -- you can get most of the way without many extra expenses, if you've got the time and tenacity to do so. We're pretty conscious of the fact that a lot of our students don't have big wads of cash to throw around, so it's been designed that way.