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Here's an interesting idea for an online sales solution: How about if instead of having affiliates work for you selling your products, you make yourself an affiliate of a larger site and sell your products through the larger web site? It's an idea that's being used by online sales solution provider 2CO, among others. With these companies, you become, in effect, a supplier to the larger site. For example, if you're selling pens, you advertise your pens on the 2CO site. When someone wants to buy a pen, they pay 2CO, which then pays you. A big advantage here is ease of use and upfront costs. You don't pay for anything until you make a sale. Will it work for you? It depends on what you want to sell and how much work and money you want to put into selling it. But if you want an easy set up, with no initial costs, it might be worth checking out.