First I just want to say how refreshing itís so find a forum where people still post. Affiliate marketing for noobs can be a lonely place.
I have been on this forum for about an hour now and it's a goldmine of information and members are really helpful. Well done everyone.

Now I have built you all up ..I have a question.

I have signed up with several networks and my site is content based.
I have added a few products to add value and hopefully some commission from sales.

My question is this.. All the merchandise I have access to from the network/retailer is just graphics and direct URL links to them with a cookie. Yet, when I look at other (established) affiliates sites I can see they actually seem to take orders/payments direct!
Is this an affiliate no go for noobs or am I totally barking up the wrong tree?

Sorry for the long post and thanks in advance.