When Applying to Affiliate Networks, Don’t Use Wealthy Affiliate as Your Business Name

Last Update: February 23, 2019

Each affiliate network asks for a business name or account name as part of the application process. You are not Wealthy Affiliate, so don’t use that as your business name. Only Kyle and Carson can use Wealthy Affiliate because they are the only ones who can claim WealthyAffiliate.com as their URL.

Why does this matter?

When a merchant reviews your application to join their program, they will review your site as part of the process. They will expect your business name to have something to do with your site or company description. When things don’t seem to match, it is a red-flag that something may be wrong with your application, which could result in being declined from the program. Wealthy Affiliate is too well known for you to use that name, and it seems like you are pretending to be someone you are not.

Here are some choices you can use instead:

  • Your company name, if you have one. It doesn’t have to be incorporated or an LLC.
  • Your personal name – this makes sense to merchants!
  • Your site name – the one you will actually be using to promote the merchants. You’ll need to enter it as part of your application anyway. Don’t use the www part, just the name.

If you want to bounce a name off me, feel free to do so either by adding a comment below or sending a private message. After 20 years in the industry, I’m an expert at this!

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dring Premium
Thanks Jeannine for the very helpful tip. It's not only great information for an affiliate marketing Newbie, but also serves as a reminder for more experienced marketers about using proper protocol when submitting an A.M. application.

Hudson Premium
Very good post, thank you
JeannineC Premium
Hope you found it helpful!
AmyHD Premium
Thank you for the reminder.
JeannineC Premium
Glad you liked it!
wendyk Premium
Thanks for sharing this. I think some of the newer people will really find it helpful.
JeannineC Premium
I think some of the longer term members might need the reminder too!
CoraMitchell Premium
Thanks for the information and thank you for sharing!

JeannineC Premium
Just wanted to help people through the application process. Hope it does!