What could be better than an opportunity to make money using power of affiliate marketing, while avoiding hassle of having to build a site or pay to host your domain? Wouldn't it also be wonderful to have someone else do work of sending traffic to your site?
Basically, you just sit back and wait for those huge commission checks to roll in.
Sound too good to be true? Good, because you guessed it. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
I'm referring to affiliate 'links' opportunity sites that are becoming increasingly popular. 'All' you have to do is promote site.
In these schemes, you are given a free site into which you insert your affiliate link. That link becomes 'featured link' on your site. Featured link? Picture a site like Yahoo!, then try to pick out one link as being featured. Can't do it, can you?
As owner of a fr*ee site, you also earn a paltry commission when you sell one of these sites to someone else. Earning a commission on sale of a product or service from which no one benefits sounds like ML*M to me.
Now here's good part. For a 'small fee' company promises to do 'all work' of building masses of traffic to your affiliate site.
Oh wait. Before you can earn commissions from those links, you'll have to JOIN all those programs first. Until then, links belong to person who gave you fr*ee site, and any sales made from those links will be credited to him, not you.
Considering those sites typically consist of hundreds, and sometimes thousands, of links to various affiliate programs, it's starting to look like you're going to have to do some work, doesn't it?
Do you really want to pay 'small fee' of fifty or sixty dollars a month for privilege of generating commissions for someone else? Instead, you could buy a web site template for twenty bucks that looks a hundred times nicer than affiliate links site design. Then you pay ten bucks a month to host your own site and join all same affiliate programs.