I have a question on affiliate data feeds and how to monetize websites using affiliate data feeds. I have read that there are quite a few softwares that help build data feeds and help build websites within a few minutes.
Datafeedr, PhpBayPro, Associate-o-matic, BANS, Golden Can etc
My questions are
1. Are data feed sites profitable? If I build data feed websites and my website looks like thousands of other affiliates, wouldn't that be disastrous? What are the strategies to avoid duplicate content penalty?
2. With limited budget in hand which software would you recommend for building data feed sites?
3. Has anyone hired programmers to build data feed sites? If so, can you guide me through some useful resources.
I would appreciate any other information you may have in this regard.