Not sure where I should post this, so Mods if it needs to be moved.... Ok, so I often get emails from people who are considering buying one of my ebooks or wanting to get into affiliate marketing really cheap. First, let me say something that will sound kind of harsh...If you are having problems deciding to purchase a $5 ebook, you don't want to do affiliate marketing bad enough. Sorry that is the facts. Everybody wants a FREE way to start making money. They expect free to mean easy and effortless. Problem is that FREE generally involves more work on your part. So basically in a nutshell FREE means it is information you have that you will never use. But, I know that doesn't speak to everybody.. For those that truly want a FREE option to break into affiliate marketing and do not have $5 to place on a more informative ebook, I will give you one of the many strategies I have used over the last few years. WARNING: In order for you to profit from this you must WORK. Step 1 - Find a product in Clickbank that is in a niche you have some knowledge on. Don't over-think this process. Ideally pick three different products One high gravity and two medium gravity. Step 2 - Find 20-40 good keywords related to your niche and product (aka work). You want to find keywords that have at least 50 searches a day with under 10,000 competitors for that word or word phrase. Step 3 - Make a buying decision right here, right now. Either get a domain with one of your keywords as the domain and point it directly to the clickbank product sales page or create a FREE blogger Blog and write a review of your product. Personally, I think you should go ahead and spend the $1 on a .info domain, but that's just me. Step 4 - Create accounts at 15 of the web 2.0 platforms using your keywords as account names. Then write articles. (see work). Make one article for each 2.0 platform using one of your keywords. Different keyword for each of the articles. Create 2 links in each article...one pointing to your main site and one pointing to the previous article on another 2.0 site. You are creating a link wheel around the main site with the web 2.0 sites. Step 5 - Promote each article and your site through social bookmarking. Step 6 - Rinse and repeat This works. How do I know? I've used it several times when I started out. So there you have it. A FREE way to make money online in affiliate marketing. Question is, will you do it? I apologize if I sound a bit harsh. But there really is no reason why anybody cannot succeed in their own affiliate marketing business. the only thing that stands in your way is......you.