Ok guys, I have a question or three for you guys in regards to affiliate marketing. I know that you guys are not going to tell me which wigets you promote, as that is something I know that I figure out....but fill me in on the steps that you take for the more quick and dirty affiliate marketing. All of my research shows that the way to start this is to make a blog, get a huge following and then start with affiliate marketing. I have seen a few of you guys do some quick turnarounds with products because you guys believe that they are hot products for marketing...... (and no my goal is not to get rich quick, this just looks like a very interesting way to suppliment my income, and from what I see, if done properly, can be done with not a shitton of effort once the tricks are learned) I know it's not as easy as: 1. Find a product 2. Become an affiliate 3. Post the affiliate link 4. Profit From what I'm seeing is to be successful at it, it goes something like this, and for the sake of anonymity, lets call this product our "widget" 1. Find our widget that is hot right now with a good commission and no heavy market saturation (ie cell phone ringtones), become an affiliate 2. Perform some type of check on google/yahoo for niches or long key search terms (I believe they are called) 3. Purchase a unique domain name for our widget (ie www.hotnewwidget.com) 4. Write up a good landing page that is SEO friendly based on key word search terms, and uses the affiliate link to the widget site, and host it at low cost host. 5. Using AdWords, purchase search terms (the objective is to have low cost-per-click) to link to our landing page 6. ???? 7. Profit Just trying to learn the basic process of Affiliate Marketing that can be done with a diverse amount of products so as to have the opportunity to not put all of my eggs into one "niche market" Thanks in advance for any advice/information, just want to get some opinions from the guys in the trenches.