I am still working on getting the lay of the land here as an affiliate newbie and am looking to find out how the successful players are running.

Looks like to me that picking quality merchant affiliates that have a high quality products and pay well and then buying high traffic sites that are running adsense and would be a good way to go.

Are players doing this?

Do you have a success story to tell?

I am all ears.

Is this a good idea?