One of my current projects is a small, early start-up I.M. related site that has built in referral rewards & affiliate commissions. Currently, I have it designed so that each member receives a percentage of sales for their referrals. Just a standard referral/affiliate program, right?
I've wondered about building out referral commissions out over additional levels. In other words: Direct referrals = 25%, their referrals = 25%, etc, etc...
Essentially, it would be like being an IM affiliate but instead of getting a 50% commission per sale, you'd earn 25% on your sales and then 25% on their sales and so on. Since my site is a membership community, commissions are permanent for the life of the members' - not cookie or session based.
I know it's an on-going debate here on WF about MLM/Networking and I certainly don't want to fuel the fire but Warrior feedback would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance.