Hi Patty, I'm a new Hubber, from Shokan. I'm reading your posts on the Dutchess job market, & I see you've been Hub-writing for a long time. The recession hasn't been kind to freelance singers, voice teachers & writers up here, so I'm branching out, trying internet business. I thought I'd ask you, as a fellow writer, if affiliate marketing via your HubPages has become a significant income stream. Also, if some of the collateral benefits of Hubbing, like wonderful posts & community, have also led to new income streams. I hope this isn't presumptuous; Ulster's less prosperous than Dutchess!