They don't work!!
Well, I'm probably generalizing, but in the spirit of testing things out, i signed up for several affiliate programs since about a year ago. I have shareasale.com, affiliatebot.com, text link ads, auction ads...etc..
I thought that perhaps by putting them on my site would generate some sort of lead/customers for them and in turn generate some dosh for myself.
But, sad to say....Affiliate bot as well as shareasale are a total let-down. The thing about them is that they only pay per purchase. In which if the visitors that went over from my site did not purchase anything, I wont get anything. But they still get FREE advertisement from my site! which is pretty annoying to me as I feel like i'm the one getting a bad deal here.
The only program that I can see some sort of income(albeit small figure) is Adsense, Nuffnang, advertlets(i think), Text-link ads.....and perhaps Payperpost(still trying)...and i also just realized that auctionads is generating some teeny weeny amount....
Thus, i would be altering some of the ads i'm placing around here.....its been here for way too long and by NOT producing me some fruits....that branch must be chopped off to make way for some other fruit yielding ads ya......but i might still keep some that looks pretty ha...untill something else prettier comes along!
[post re-edited: 10th nov 07]