What is Tier Affiliate Model?
How will referring new affiliates to an affiliate program make me money in the future? the answer is tier affiliate program. A tier affiliate model is an Affiliate program structure whereby affiliates earn commissions on their conversions as well as conversions of webmasters they refer to the program.
So with a two-tier affiliate tracking system, not only are your affiliates rewarded for sending direct sales to your web site, they also get rewarded for encouraging other affiliates to join your affiliate program.
Using a tier affiliate structure potentially attracts more affiliates and hence more referrals to your site which means more sales for your products or services.
Tier Affiliate Model Example
Say for example, Person A is an affiliate. Person A sends Person B to the site. Person B becomes an affiliate too. Person B referes Person C who buys a product.
In the normal scenerio Person B will receive a commission for referring the sale.
PayPal and Tier Affiliate Payout
How to use a Two-Tier Affiliate Model in the Affiliate Platfrom Plugin
All you have to do is enable it and specify the values from the settings menu of the WP Affiliate Platform plugin.
So if you had the “2nd tier commission level” set to 10% and the duration to 30 days then Person A in the above example will receive 10% commission of all sales made through Person B’s referrals for 30 days from the date when person B joined the affiliate program. You can leave the “Duration” field empty in which case Person A will receive the commission indefinitely.