Here is what I did. In 48 hours!
1. Got sick of clickbank!
2. Looked into CPA's
3. Read hundreds of posts on this forum.
4. Applied to maxbounty
5. Got accepted.
6. Picked a product
7. Did keyword research - picked 2 keywords
8. Wrote an ad and direct linked (for testing)
9. Before my ad even said approved in adwords i showed 8 clicks and one sale ($30+)
I know this is not typical but it gives me hope!