Hi everyone. I can add this caveat, it is possible to start out with very little capital and build. I will give you a solid example from one of my own business models:
For about the last year I have been building autoblogs targeting both Amazon and Ebay. My results and musings are as follows
Amazon - $3400 per month
Ebay - $6700 per month
Based on close to 900 niche sites at this point. Now, most people will advise the use of .coms for these, however I have found that a .info, correctly set will do the business for me exactly the same and a .info is about a dollar. One dollar. So, you can start on a shoestring literally, get cheap hosting too and go from there. My "musings" are as follows:)
Ebay - Very very tricky to get accepted to. I actually found a guy who got in for me for a fee and this was how I got my foot in. Imo, they don't like affiliates. I do lots of other stuff too but if I was all in EPN I would be a nervous girl. Low paying too, so I had to crunch out the number sites to get in. But Less to no actual niche research, if its on ebay, people are buyin', simple as that. Google likes ebay ads so I get more traffic from them.
Amazon - Easy to get into obviously. I go for very long tail specific kwds stuff, usually high ticket items.
As I say, these two form aprt of my overall but I would not stake the house on EPN. They don't like us aff's:)
So I would say, set aside a small amount, 50 dollars and pick only ONE plan and stick like glue to it