The following is what Nick Evevsky had to say in response the the question, What is wrong with affiliate marketing and how can it be improved?
I am an affiliate newbie and the only thing I can see wrong with affiliate marketing is that it has a big barrier to entry, not because you need alot of capital to get started, but because you need to expertly wear many hats just to get started.
It also doesn’t help that the ones who know the topics well are busy making money and not that available to help you out.
Affiliate marketing is a business that a great amount of potential with many companies doing things their own way.
To improve things I would like to see a centralized entity come up with things like data-feed standards, curriculum to tech us newbies, and reasonably priced access to folks that can help us when we need it.
You are right it must be an affiliate thing…