I just thought I'd share my Amazon.com success with everyone.
On my wilderness survival site I added a pretty prominent link on every page to a book at amazon.com, the book my site is based off of. If you visit the site you'll see what I mean. The link isn't prominent in positioning... its at the bottom. But the way I present it is like I present my main content. So it looks more like site content than an ad.
Anyways, in 4 days its gotten 100 clicks and resulted in 10 says of the book, and 8 sales of related books. Earning me $30 or .3 cpc
If that rate keeps up I'll make more off amazon.com than I'm making off Burst! right now - for both my sites combined.
Now this doesn't mean every site can do this. I've often said on these forums that affiliate marketing is not good for every site, and it's not. But for some sites it can be very good.