I have a question about affiliate marketing, which will probably seem quite naive: I'll use ClickBank as an example: When I ultimately decide upon a product available on the list, do I actually need to purchase the product or service? I want to start writing articles about products and posting them on a blog, but I'm still a little unsure about the actual process. I'm currently trying to go through the Profit Lance course step-by-step and being patient. Also, I love writing, though I'm a bit out pf practice. Oh, well, it's a lot like riding a bicycle... Also, if I have in mind a product that I already use and really enjoy, do I contact the manufacturer and inquire about whether or not they have an affiliate program? Any help here to nudge me in the right direction would be greatly appreciated!