I want to start an affiliate that is different from other affiliate programs and I won’t be hiring affiliate networks like commission junction, I will be starting my own from scratch so I have a few questions.
Can I Give my affiliates printed material (Business cards, flyers, post cards, envelopes, letter heads, email address etc) or will that give my business a "physical presence" effectively allowing states to tax my business?
Will an affiliate program still be considered an affiliate program under law if I have a set limit on affiliates per area?
I would also like to give my top affiliates holiday bonuses or some kind of reward. If I do that will my affiliate program still be considered an affiliate program under the law?
For branding purposes I would also like to give them some kind of affiliate id to make prospects feel more secure and at the same time give my affiliates credibility. If I do that will my affiliate program still be considered an affiliate program under the law?
If my affiliates break any FTC advertising and promotion Laws will my business be liable for it?
Would it be better to create a separate legal entity my affiliate program ?
Thanks for the help