I am really interested in getting started in affiliate marketing and I have been doing copious amounts of research online to help get a basic understanding and to try and learn what I need to get started.
I came across some articles about ClickBank and dormant accounts. As I understand it, if you do not make a sale after a while they will consider your account dormant and charge you per week. So my first question is: Is this true? If so, it doesn't really encourage me to give them a try, because I know since I'm new to this, I'm going to have to find what works for me, but during this process I don't want to be penalized by being charged for my mistakes or failures if you will.
My second question is: What are some good alternatives to ClickBank? I have been looking at OfferVault, but since it's basically a portal to different affiliates, it can get a little overwhelming deciding who to go with.
Lastly, any free advice that anyone would like to give to a newbie would be greatly appreciated.