I am looking to start an affiliate program with one of my larger products and have run into the issue of whether people would rather a large one time commission, Or the chance to get income over time. For the purpose of the discussion, I will use a $20 recurring commission (Per month) and a $100 one time commission. Which one would you guys pick and why? Obviously the one time commission is a nice to have. But the recurring commission starts paying out better after only 5 months. And the product I am selling would most likely continue to pay out for years. Think of it like your ISP. Some people never bother to change simply because it is easier to keep the status quo. And for anyone who is selling products, which do you prefer? With the one time commission you run the risk of both fraudulent signups, and signups that never eventuate into back out offers. With recurring you are basically making money at the same time as your affiliates, thus your affiliates are probably more likely to bring quality over quantity.