QUOTE(dadathome @ Jul 8 2012, 08:53 PM)
From what you say you seem to be an ideal candidate for affiliate marketing
I suggest the best way for you to start to get a grip on it is to get some good, structured training under your belt. There are at least three good training providers I know of, and you can avail yourself of one for as little as $12 a month - a good investment!
I agree! Affiliate marketing is a great option for earning additional income online. For me, it started off slow, but now it's my main source of income and I do quite well
Not to say it's a bad idea, but I never needed to pay anyone to learn about online / affiliate marketing. All the information is available for free! You just need to put in the work to search and find information. There are lots of great forums with SEO and marketing experts that can guide you. And there's undoubtedly free info on every aspect of affiliate marketing. You just have to be savvy, find it and apply it.
My first suggestion would be to research various affiliate programs. Some of the biggest networks include cj.com, linkshare.com, shareasale.com, clickbank.com, etc. But keep in mind, these are LARGE NETWORKS with hundreds of different programs. Do a little research to see what's available. Then, you'll need to choose a niche or a specific product or service (or group of products and services) to promote. It should be something with high interest and earning potential. Typically, HEALTH and FINANCIAL related niches have the most potential...