::. I have sponsored several Free Members, but none have passed up to my Sponsor. Is this normal?

Yes.  Free Members do not "pass up."  Free Members are held in a "holding tank."  Once a member upgrades and is a Paid Member, the correct ones (2nd and 4th paid member) will pass up to your sponsor.  This makes sure that you earn commissions from the 2nd and 4th members "passed up" to you.

Update: 24 Mar 2011 permalink