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Legal to refer yourself?

I have not tried to do this myself yet, but I have thought about it several times. In many programs you can sign up as an affiliate without being a customer or a member. You can earn money by referring other people to it, without using it yourself. What if you sign up as an affiliate first, then become a member from your own affiliate link. You would then earn a commission from yourself every month.

As I said, I have not done it myself and I am not sure if this is a legit way to do business. For instance, you can sign up as an affiliate of Aweber (a great autoresponder by the way) and become a member from your own affiliate link paying the $19.95 a month, you would then get it cheaper because you would earn a commission from it every month as well.

What I am asking is this? Is there a general rule / law against this, or do every company have their own set of rules regarding this? Might it be legal / legit at Aweber and not at Getresponse (another great autoresponder by the way)?

5 responses to “Legal to refer yourself?”

  1. Tim Linden says:

    I had plans for such a site. However I decided to scrap it because I lose focus easily if I try to do too many things at once. I hope you get it off the ground. Just remember to include a simple way for you to make some money off it. It’s much easier to run a website that pays all your bills! =P

  2. jens says:

    Thanks. And yes, there will be both free and paid options.

    Hopefully I will earn some money from it 🙂

  3. msham70 says:

    i’m sure your up coming project will benefit many people. i would like to be part of it.

  4. Jens says:

    Yes, that’s my goal. I want the project to benefit everybody.

    It’s not easy to earn money online, hopefully this will help.

    Stay tuned, I will release more information soon.

  5. LEI says:

    I was wondering the same thing. I may just have someone else refer though.

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