I am the owner/operator of a new online coffee website where we added an affiliate program with an MLM leveling system. The program is free and does not require any investment or even purchases by affiliate. Instead, we simply pay commissions for affiliate referral purchases for ALL orders, and up to 3 levels. We provide a commission rate of 8%, 4%, and 2% respectively. Again ... we pay in perpetuity provided referrers continue to purchase. We have found that our best affiliates already have a downline or a following through a blog. They simply post their unique link on their site, and email campaigns, and reap the benefits. We have also had success with local charities looking to raise capital who add our link to their homepage.
If anyone is interested, or would like to understand the program in more detail, I am happy to provide it.
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