A good, strong MLM program should incur no risk at all. As noted before, a good merchant will handle the business side. The Affiliate will handle the promotion side. The dedicated Affiliate marketer will not be afraid to advertise. Every profitable business has an advertising budget. Every wise and profitable business will continue to hone advertising messages and methods to provide the best return.
If the MLM program provides training, marketing methods, and marketing materials, you know that it wants the Affiliate to succeed. Look for that kind of arrangement if you are thinking about entering the Affiliate Marketing business. Your risk will be absolutely low, and your monetary investment will be minimal to none.