hey, when an affiliate of mine refers a sale to someone, I'm aware of the 6 month cookie on that customer's pc. but lets say that customer wants to also become an affiliate after they buy... once they click on their own affiliate link just to test it out doesn't that put ANOTHER cookie on that customer's pc now?? so lets say in 2 months I release another product, will the first affiliate who referred the customer in the first place still get credit for that "customer turned affiliate's" purchase??? like does a cookie get deleted once the new affiliate tests their link out or what?? I'm thinking I would have to make a product specific affiliate program but I don't want to spend time doing it if I'll run into the same problem.
this poses another question, is there anyway to get around affiliates buying products through their own links. because if I'm sending an email blast for a new product for them to promote, before they begin to promote it they probably want to purchase it. so once they purchase it of course they ALL get credit for their own purchase correct?? is there a way around that?? if not then every affiliate that brings in "customers that also want to become affiliates" will not get credit for the sales of their customers... correct.. help me out...it's music guys, that's why i promote becoming an affiliate