Yes. Even if you haven't unlocked a Tier, agents will appear in your Network - you just won't receive the benefit until you unlock the tier.
Anyone your Tier 1 agent sponsors, will appear as a Tier 2 agent in your Network (your Network is the list of all the agents you have attracted directly or indirectly).
And guess what... if anyone in your Tier 2 Sponsors an agent, that agent will appear in your Network as Tier 3.
Even if you haven't unlocked the Tier yet, these agents will appear in your Network - you just won't receive the benefit until you unlock the tier.
Here's a quick example of how it works:
- Jani sponsors Mike and Barbara
- Barbara Sponsors Christy
- Christy Sponsors Oliver
- Mike and Barbara is on Jani's Tier 1
- Christy is on Jani's Tier 2 (and Barbara's Tier 1)
- Oliver is on Jani's Tier 3 (and Barbara's Tier 2)
Below is a visual of Jani's Network. This is sometimes called a Revenue Share Tree. Everyone Jani Sponsored will appear in the Network - and everyone who is sponsored by someone in Jani's Tier 1 will also appear in Jani's Network as Tier 2.
Remember: Jani can only earn Revenue Share from Tier 2 once it is unlocked. Jani will need to have 5 producing agents in her Tier 1 before Tier 2 is unlocked and she can start to earn Revenue Share from Christy. But she still cannot earn Revenue Share from Oliver.