Q: I wanted to know how do you manage internal affiliates? People working in house for your company can have the possibility of making more money with their work as an affiliate that what they do working in the company. How can you deal with this?
A: If I understand you correctly, I think you asking what sort of policy should be in plane for employees to be affiliates for the company where they work.
That sort of practice ought to be forbidden in the affiliate program terms and conditions to avoid any conflict of interest.
An affiliate that worked at the company would potentially have access to the statistics of the affiliate program, including the performance data for individual affiliates.
If an employee is confident that they can make more as an affiliate, without using inside knowledge of the affiliate program, they ought to give two weeks notice and take a shot.
But they should be aware that as an affiliate, they don’t get any benefits or holidays. And their next paycheck is only as good as their last month’s performance. In other words, it’s not easy.