As I said in my article on affiliate marketing, it's nice when you can find a good two-tier affiliate programs. The opportunity to earn money from someone else working is quite appealing. Keep in mind, however, that if YOU can't sell it, why should your subaffiliates. In other words, make sure you believe in the program before you start thinking about subaffiliates.
Two-tier affiliate programs do share the need to build a downline with MLM, which is something to keep in mind. You can earn quite a bit of money doing this, but you may not make any. Remember, a large majority (I've been told 90+%) of affiliates NEVER make any money. In other words, don't rely on your downline. It may take years to build one with people who actually make sales, so you may as well learn to sell the products yourself. Evaluate two-tier programs the same as you would a plain affiliate program and consider any subaffiliate sales a bonus.
Now, there are programs with more than two tiers, but I would generally recommend avoiding them. Such a program encourages affiliates to spend too much time looking for subaffiliates, and not enough on selling the product.
Getting Started in Affiliate Marketing
Affiliate marketing is a fun way to have a home business. With all kinds of topics and products to work with, yet no need to handle payments, affiliate marketing is perhaps one of the most flexible home businesses. Don't mistake that for easy.
Tools for your Affiliate Home Business
Tools and resources to make running your home business just a little bit easier.
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