It has just been my own experience -
Affiliate programs have just been a waste of my valuable time. I was getting like 30 bucks a months a month from CJ a month and they have me rated with three of those dollar bills. That seems to be a high rating. I guess.
I made me laugh.
That 30 dollars was from about 40,000 impressions a month at least or more and it just isn't worth it and I was constantly changing ads cause merchants come and go.
Every affiliate site I've had has sunk.
However I am fantastic at getting traffic and getting sites in the top ten position in the search positions as I have studied for years. I can do that even for new sites but I don't want to do that to make money.
I would like to find an interest to make money.
I have lots of mental health sites I enjoy but they are up and are not to make money but to help people. I ask for donations and I get pennies it seems.
Am thinking of selling t-shirts. Probably not a good idea.