However, I was hoping to earn enough through selling in a free blog post (like some use to do?) to pay for the hosting/etc for website before I purchased one and started work on it.
Is this a viable, albeit slower, way to start out still? Or will it just make it a lot harder to get ranked up enough to start getting traffic?
Also, when trying to sign up for Amazon affiliate program, it wanted a list of the websites I would be using to send affiliate links from. Do you have to list every site each time you make a new one? Or is this just for initial verification process?
And it had also said in the terms that during initial verification process the website I link to must be a finished website... I can put the articles, etc I write on there, but its hardly finished until I can link to their store. Is this something I need to worry about for approval?