State sales tax as an affiliate?

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I'm in California and I understand if I run as a sole prop, I would be subject to self-employment and federal income taxes.

Now, as online affiliates who earn mostly commission online from helping other online retail shops, do they need to pay state sales tax in CA? I assume the sales tax is the responsibility of the vendor/retailer, not the affiliate who merely earn a commission. Assuming an online retailer sells products, they would imposed the sales tax on their customers...and the affiliate who earn just a small commission would not pay the sales tax? They would be tax as on their SE and Estimated taxes only since they're an affiliate, not a direct retailer?
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