Q: In terms of revenue and profit generated, what sort of affiliate site is ideal to set up for a first venture?
A: It depends on your capabilities and whether or not you have any capital. I’d say the quickest and easiest way to enter the market is to go with a blog.
I would recommend going with a WordPress blog using LivingDot as the hosting.
It’s a very easy place to get setup, as they will install the blog software for you, whether you prefer MovableType or WordPress.
After that, you just use one of the pre-made templates, also known as a theme in WordPress.
You can get going quick that way – in the case of WordPress (and many other blog platforms), there is an option to write the blog posts in a WYSIWYG environment.
When you have the technical part out of the way, start building content for this new site on whatever topic that interests you.
Then join relevant affiliate programs.
Bear in mind that it’s not going to be a really quick turnaround to see the cash flowing.
It takes some time to make money. You must be patient and put in the time, energy and resources to make this happen, and eventually it will.