I use affiliate links in my blog posts and in various other spots on our site. These are WordPress products or services that I have found reliable and value-driven. But it's impossible to always share that special link.
Like any industry there is the good, the bad and the ugly. But so many people tend to lump all affiliate marketing as "not good". The figure since they don't have affiliate links in their content, it's better. Well, I tend to disagree.
For a lot of people the word eCommerce is scary and conjures up large online stores with thousands of products. Well, likely you may already be involved with eCommerce on your site and you don't even know it.
Affiliate marketing can be confusing for the visitor. They do not know if you are just trying to make a quick buck or if you actually use or trust the product that you are including in your blog posts.