For anyone involved in internet affiliate marketing a visit to an Affiliate Summit at some stage is a must do exercise.
Paula and I were at the shareasale.com Affiliate Summit in Las Vegas in 2008. This was our second Affiliate Summit and we were much more confident this time around. We were no longer unsure of how to approach Affiliate networks and merchants especially as a few of our sites are on page one of Google which gives us a little credibility.
Affiliate Marketing is an excellent way to earn an income with your website or blog. Simply join up with one of the Affiliate networks such as CJ, shareasale.com, Affiliate Traction, Link Connector, LinkShare.com; join a merchant program that suits your website and place the merchant ads and/or banners on your site. It is certainly a way to gain a bit of extra income.
For those of you who are really interested in getting started in Affiliate Marketing, Paula and I can thoroughly recommend the James Martell method of learning. Everything is outlined in small (baby steps), easily understandable sessions and James is a patient, thorough teacher