What is a JV broker? how is it different than an affiliate?
JV Brokers (also known as 2nd Tier Affiliates) are, in a nutshell, affiliate recruiters or "affiliates of affiliates". Therefore, your JV Broker link will drive your traffic to the product affiliate page instead of to the product sales page.
As opposed to affiliates, a JV Broker's job is not to generate sales but to generate affiliate sign ups. If your referrals decide to sign up as affiliates, they will be registered as "your" affiliates and our tracking system will begin calculating your JV Broker commissions for every sale they generate.
So remember: the more affiliates you recruit for this product, the more commissions you will make as the product's JV Broker. You can virtually refer an unlimited number of affiliates under your JV Broker link.
Your affiliates will earn the standard affiliate commission as described in this page, and on top of that you will make your extra commission as their JV Broker. That means that your JV Broker commissions come from the vendor's share, not from your affiliate's share.
Immediately as any of your affiliates score a sale, your JV Broker commissions will be instantly credited to your Kartra account, from where you may withdraw them at your convenience.
The JV Broker-Affiliate relationship is based on a product-by-product basis. That means that if affiliate "Joe Smith" registers under your JV Broker link for product X, you will be credited for Joe's sales on product X, but not for Joe's sales on product Y (unless Joe has also signed up for product Y's affiliate program under your JV Broker link). Therefore, a JV Broker needs to recruit his affiliates for each and every product he wants to earn commissions from.
Moreover, since the JV Broker-Affiliate relationship is based on a product-by-product basis, affiliate "Joe Smith" could be recruited to promote product X by JV Broker #1, and to promote product Y by JV Broker #2. In this case, JV Broker #1 would earn commissions for Joe's sales on product X, and JV Broker #2 would earn commissions for Joe's sales on product Y.
When an affiliate signs up to promote a product under your JV Broker link, you'll be automatically crediated for all the sales generated for all the products within that product sales funnel: the main product, as well as the upsells/downsells.
Finally, it's worth mentioning that there can be multiple JV Brokers recruiting affiliates for the same product. If one specific affiliate signs up under two different JV Brokers, the JV Broker who registered that affiliate first gets the commissions.