An Affiliate only is an independent contractor. Normally when an Affiliate turns down employment and benefits they are really a Super Affiliate who is making so much money on their own that they prefer independence.
Some of our Super Affiliates may have courses to sell and we have decided to let them blog and promote their courses on our site. They may also start groups and forums. If you are a college student or simply looking to make some money as an affiliate this may be a path for you for mentoring purposes.