I am a complete newbie and am very interested in starting an affiliate business, and through wahm.com I learned of SiteBuildIt.com.

I am a graphic designer by trade and my fiance is a web designer/programmer, and so I don't need the design tools that SBI offers, however I was wondering if the other tools it offers are worthwhile, or if there's other cheaper ways of doing things like market research that are just as good?

Any advice?