I've read that you need to have either a Blogger.com or Hubpages.com account as a 'landing page' to promote affiliate links because Ezine Articles doesn't let you add affiliate links in your articles.
But my question is, do I really need a blog/hubpages account? I promote affiliate links via a tuition website for my niche. Basically I put all the tuition products for my niche on one site, like a store/central place where people can go to buy products they need. They are affiliate links of course, and there are info and reviews of the products. I have a keyword-targeted domain too so it could be a potentially good earner.
Why would I need to have a blog/hupages account then? Couldn't I just direct people from my Ezine Articles site to my website? Then people can 1) Sign up to my list via my site, and 2) Buy products via my site.
Or is there something I missed about having a blogger/hubpages account?