Many of the products or services affiliates sell for merchants are regulated by an agency of the government both here and across the pond. The regulators are under staffed but from time to time they do take action. Don't be left out in the cold when a regulator targets your industry.

Operation Gray Lord

Affiliates should think ahead and diversify their offerings so as not to be caught off guard when the government comes calling. I met a merchant at PubCon 3 who was shut down by the Ministry of Health in the UK. It has taken him a year to develop a new product offering that meets his requirements and will be attractive to affiliates.

You think that your industry is exempt? Think "Child labor laws". Where are your products manufactured and by whom?

Just a heads up