Business idea: crowdaffiliates for digital products

Refer enough friends, get your product free

Stop me if you’ve heard this one, or if you know why this wouldn’t work. I can’t get this idea out of my head. So, here it is. Please, someone build it.

I’m calling it “crowdaffiliates” for digital products. Here’s how it works:

Julie is incentivized to share, Andy is incentivized to buy, and — in turn — Andy is incentivized to share. The deadline motivates action in all parties, and makes the process of refunding the credit accrued much less messy.

If all goes well, the product goes viral. But, the world isn’t perfect, so there are always edge cases and surprises. I’ll try to think some through here:

I’d love to see this service exist. Why doesn’t it?

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