Though the Pacific Coast cpc banner program did not bring in any money, it did bring in a lot of opportunity and knowledge for me to invest time into. I would then move on to find eAds (old defunct banner network), AllAdvantage (refer users to make money to surf the web) and Amazon.com. I started to make money online with all of these new companies!
After even more experimenting I found the Free Stuff market. I was amazed at the thought of offering free offers and surveys to people and getting paid for it! My best (in the beginning) and first experience with this type of marketing was through WebSponsors (now owned by ValueClick). WebSponsors was offering a commission to affiliates every time someone had completed a form or signed up for an offer.