In this video, I am trying to get a sense of whether or not affiliate networks actually pay existing affiliates (or maybe anyone else) to sign up with them.
So for instance, whether it is CJ Affiliate by Conversant, ShareASale, or Rakuten Linkshare to name a few, would they pay me a commission to get other affiliates to sign up on their networks?
Likewise, if you take any of these networks, within these networks, there are a number of different advertisers…CJ alone has nearly 3,000 advertisers signed up on it. So if I were to promote affiliate programs run by any of these advertisers, could there be a possibility that these advertisers (or CJ) pay me for my efforts?
This payment could be say as a fixed amount irrespective of the actions of the affiliates that sign up (i.e. purely as a reward for me, for getting these affiliates to sign up) or it could be some sort of a CPA linked program, say these affiliates need to sign up and then also complete a particular action, perhaps earn a certain amount of commission, and then based on hat, I would either have a fixed, one-time amount credited to me, or a recurring amount credited to me, akin to MLM networks like Amway, where you not only earn from sale of products, but also from getting more people to sign up with Amway, whose sales also have a recurring impact on your own earnings.
I ask this because I genuinely feel that such a model has a very bright future going forward.