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Free vs Paid programs

Sometimes I find myself thinking about if I should buy a product just so I can be a part of their affiliate program. The reason for this is that sometimes I find products that are just as good (or at least almost as good) for free. I could just use the free program / software, or I could buy the one that costs money and promote it and earn money from it.

I will give you an example.

I could have bought Joel Comm`s My Contact Station (probably a great product), and I could have started to promote it as well, and this way I could have earned money from it. But instead I have installed a free script that seems to be good enough for me (take a look at my about page to see how it works).

I suppose that if I was eager enough to earn money, I should have bought and promoted My Contact Station, or what do you think?



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