You guys notice that certain people have certain success with certain techniques but those people are usually 100% vested in that angle?
For example Pam does zazzle and it's her center- for me it's Amazon (although not yet making what I'd call successful money there yet)- and someone else will be all over viglink and that's where they focus most of their time and energy.
Fact is, to hit each of the types of monetization successfully, you have to write or build your articles in a certain way to build the bridge for those options to earn.
For amazon you need to build articles where you replace most big images or product images with amazon gallery images, you have to learn how to place them so they don't appear as ads unless the person really wants the product and is looking for that "on amazon" button. You also have to be cleaver with ads as not to overwhelm, but rather to enhance the article with it's pictures... same with allposters...
For viglink you have to learn to both linkweave and target products with your writing again without selling it... links are very limited, 2 per article no matter how long I assume... so viglink is not a newbies paradise I don't think, it's a great resource but it's a bit tricky to learn to do it correctly and takes more time to really test and see results test again, figure out how to best place them etc...
Overall, we all have a personality that wants something more specific than just a general "send me the money" type of thing. What I mean by that is we all tend to gravitate towards one thing or another. Often it's what comes easiest to us when there are choices of 10 things we need to master- we choose the easiest because we're already confused and want to give ourselves a buffer zone.
So if link weaving (viglink) is your fancy- viglink is your vehicle- run with it, learn just how to use it, the other stuff add when you get the idea but practice with viglink first, or amazon, or ebay, or if you have several years under your belt experiment with all of them at once.
You can always go back later and viglink your articles if you choose to learn Amazon monetization and become expert at it (my current run).... when I get Amazon down and earning across hundreds of articles I will take a sabatical from writing new stuff to go back and recycle my articles to teach me about viglink... I can add paragraphs throughout the same article (update it) that will target specific products on viglink, for example, or update current paragraphs with viglink in mind.
It's a learning process and I think too many people try to make EVERY monetize option work- they try to saturate the page with it and wonder why nobody clicks ads... if they feel like your page is "commercial" in nature, they may not click or feel tricked.
As a newb I always applied this principal and it's fortified my experience in each area. Steve jobs said once, "You can only possibly do a few things very well, the rest you have to throw out and focus on those few things!"... and he's right- at least when your learning. I got most of my initial experience on HP and my first vice was Adsense- I lost a lot of money because I waited 4 years to break out of that and learn Amazon etc... so don't spend 4 years learning anything- spend 3 months getting good at one part. Write 20 amazon based articles, 20 viglink based articles (sprinkle in amazon where needed), do 20 with eBay/amazon, and so on. By 100 you will have honed your craft in each area to the point of a resource.
Once a resource you know well you can synergize and use ALL of the monetize- in 100 articles.... it's paid training.
Hope this helps someone....