for a newbie...i read a mini-ebook by one of the superaffiliates that newbs should try their hand at making money with ppc first before plunging into building a blog/site
even amit mehta mentioned this briefly in the first ppc classroom video...
1. do many merchants allow direct linking to their sales page?
2. would my affiliate id cookie be placed on the buyers computer so i get credit for the sale?
3. Is this feasable?
I would love to make a bit of money in whatever niche before diving deep and spending time building a site.....only to come to find out that i cant succeed wiht that niche/site/merchant etc etc