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What is a sub-affiliate?
A sub-affiliate is someone who joins a two-tier affiliate program after being referred to it by another affiliate.
As well as earning commissions on your own sales, you earn commissions on sub-affiliate sales.
So if Betty persuades John to join, and John (the sub-affiliate) makes a sale, Betty earns a commission.
Sounds easy, doesn't it?
In reality, you'll find that because affiliates can choose from thousands of affiliate programs, they often switch rapidly from program to program. If you're relying on sub-affiliates to do the work for you, the riches you're hoping for may not materialize.
Select merchants carefully
If you're aiming to make money by persuading sub-affiliates to sign up "under" you, select your affiliate merchants very carefully.
You want to promote merchants who produce a steady stream of top-notch products, pay high commissions, and treat their affiliates exceptionally well.
You also want a merchant who has a high visitors-to-sales conversion rate.
Here's a good example.
John Evans' Success Alert is a two-tier affiliate program which pays 40% on the first tier (to you) and 10% on the second tier (on sales made by your sub-affiliate). It has a top-notch product, with similar products planned.
It achieved a high 5.5% conversion rate in its first month.
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Your host, Allan Gardyne, has been earning a good living from affiliate programs since 1998.