Affiliate programs have taken the internet by storm over the past 7 or 8 years. Now it seems every ecommerce website out there has an affiliate program. This is all well and good but as an affiliate you should focus on certain niches that you want to make money in. For example, if you know a lot about home improvement, you should start a site or blog on home improvement and write content about all sorts of remodeling projects. Then you should sign up for a find a contractor affiliate program and place the banners on your site. If you have a blog, submit the RSS feed to the feed directories (I use www.pingoat.com) at least once per day if you have posted to the blog that day. This keeps the RSS directories spidering your latest brilliant bit of writing and tends to make your site rank better guaranteeing the search engines will index your site. This is a great way to build out your blog empire. The key to driving traffic and commissions in this day and age is writing as much as possible on your site or blog. This is my affiliate tip for the day! Now go out and build some sites and blogs!!