Q: I’m planning to launch an online social community based around a specific industry. This community will allow users to participate in pre-approved affiliate programs within the industry. Basically, we will function as the affiliate and the users will function as sub-affiliates — we will split commissions. Is there an existing third party provider that has a platform to track all users, sales and split checks or is this entirely dependent on each of the affiliate programs I approve?
A: It sounds like you need sub-ID tracking. This will enable you to add an extra piece of information to your affiliate links, which will identify each of the members of your community.
This functionality is supported by pretty much any of the affiliate networks.
One issue though – you will receive the full commission, and then be responsible for distributing the respective shares to your members.