I know it is just a blog, but I am making an affiliate agreement with these products. I am in no way trying to sell you something.
You would think affiliate marketing would be all about selling you affiliate programs, but it’s not. In fact, affiliate marketing is a form of black marketing. Affiliate marketers, as people that do business with brands/companies, typically don’t want you to know that they are in fact selling you the product. I mean, they might even be trying to sell you the product if they thought it was a good deal, but they aren’t about selling you anything in the end.
affiliate marketing, as is typical of the black marketing, is a dirty word.
Yes, affiliate marketing is a dirty word, but it is a dirty word because it is not legal. While affiliate marketing is legal today, it is not legal in all states. If you are selling products that you are not affiliated with, the FTC will take action against you. The FTC is actually the oldest consumer agency in the country. We are the ones who get the federal agencies to go after those who are selling you things you know you are not in fact buying.
There are other states, such as Nevada, where affiliate marketing is legal, and state like Illinois that are legalizing it without the FTC’s approval. In California, for example, if you’re not a registered affiliate you are considered a “repeat affiliate” and you will be required to agree to the terms of the agreement.
In California, there is an affiliate program that requires you to be a registered affiliate. That means you sign a contract that says you will follow the program guidelines and pay a fee. In exchange, you agree to a list of terms that are outlined in the agreement you sign. These may relate to how you will be monitored by third parties, how your money may be used, and how you will be paid your commission.
The problem with this is you may get caught in a situation where you agree to the terms of the affiliate program, but you also agree to the terms of the agreement. That means if you sign the affiliate agreement, but you also violate the terms of that agreement, you could be held liable for any money you have spent. This is called a “contractual violation.
I get so many contracts that I don’t even know what to call them. For instance, I’ve been in affiliate agreements with a few companies that I’m not even sure I ever paid a dime for. In some of the cases, I’ve been paying more than the minimum commission but still don’t have to worry about paying a dime.
The same rules apply for affiliates. The affiliate agreement should not prohibit you from paying the minimum commission. In fact, you should be able to pay a higher percentage than that. The affiliate agreement should only be a contract between you and the company that provides the product or service you are promoting. To enforce the contract, you can sue the company for payment if you are not compensated accordingly.
I don’t think most affiliates would say they would sue a company for not paying them the minimum. In fact, many affiliates are actually quite good at negotiating payment.