Joined: 09 Jul 06
31 Mar 10 10:54 pm
The answer is no on the adult links question :)
Knowing basic HTML will help, but it sounds like you're still right at the start as far as building a solid affiliate site.
Nothing saying you can't use popups on blogs. You can.
If you want a step-by-step course, I would recommend AffiloBlueprint. There's a lot of stuff in there that might have you rolling your eyes and sighing "newbies" because it is designed for newbies, but what you need is the market research and marketing side of stuff: How to find profitable markets, how to find targeted keywords, how to promote your site, how to build a newsletter list that will generate sales, etc. And the course covers that.
Mark has also done a "blogging bootcamp" short course in Affilorama Premium which is kind of a condensed version of AffiloBlueprint, but it's in a webinar format so it tends to be a little more randomly structured due to the viewer input.
I'm not just plugging courses because I work here... we see a lot of people coming in with quite a bit of knowledge to begin with, but they've got no idea how to put it all together. That's where one of the products above can help.
Otherwise you can bash it out with the free lessons, but it's hard to see the bigger picture.