A pleasant surprise.
I have been following the Certification course and have reached Course 3, Lesson4/5.
My niche is related to photography, so I have been looking at affiliate programmes relating to this.
I use Olympus cameras so I have found they have an affiliate programme, which I applied for.
There was no response, so I figured that I was unsuccessful in my application, perceiving that they set a high benchmark for their affiliates.
I was pleasantly surprised today to have received an email approving my application and giving me banners to post on my site!
Looks like I will be busy!
I guess the moral of this story is don't give up and don't do yourself down (as I do).