If you hate statistics and are involved in affiliate marketing, you will probably be disappointed to know that it is an essential component to your success. For one, you will have to understand statistics in order to determine the viability of a program. You'll also need it to find out whether or not you can be hopeful regarding the financial side of your business.
Statistics will also help you determine how you can succeed in terms of affiliate marketing commissions,
without which your program will be inadequate and your efforts useless. You'll also need to learn how to 'read' the numbers so you can maintain a sufficient balance in the factors that affect your future income.