Difference Between Referral Marketing And Affiliate Marketing

Last Update: Nov 20, 2020

blog cover image

What Is Referral Marketing?

Referral marketing is a method to activate satisfied customers and other good contacts as ambassadors for you or your organization. By informing, promoting and rewarding ambassadors in a targeted way, the chances are big that they will do a good job for you and promote you, your products and services.

People love to make recommendations. If it is not to help others, they do it because they get better: they seem smart, loyal, innovative, solid ... It is the job of the company to make this possible! You will get better as an organization.

It is a way to let your business grow from the inside. If you structure and stimulate this recommendation process, it can become a very effective means for growth of your brand.

This is how Wealthy Affiliate work

Wealthy affiliate attract members, and the members are using a megaphone to broadcast the company. They find new members, and they get paid for it. And they get paid very good. Almost half of the annual fee goes to the member who has done its job good.

Earn revenue by Referring People to Wealthy Affiliate

Best Black Friday Discount

During the Black Friday discount, you will earn for every new annual premium referral $175, and $365 for every new premium+ referral.

You see, that when you find 3 premium referrals during this period, you will earn $525, that's way more than you need to pay for your own yearly fee. And with 3 premium+ referrals you will earn even $1095!

What Is Affiliate Marketing?

Affiliate marketing is a way of internet marketing. With advertisers who receive a reward from their partners (Company) for sales (including memberships - subscriptions) that the affiliate has provided.

Affiliate marketing means that you place advertisements for products and services of certain companies on your website. If someone clicks on this advertisement and purchases a product or service on the website of the advertiser, you will earn a commission on this. The best results for affiliate marketing you will get by linking to the merchant via a text link included in an article about the product. The amount you can earn depends on various factors and is always variable.

Wealthy Affiliate and Affiliate Marketing are a good team

This team is a winner. You get paid (terrific) to get others in contact with one of the best online education- and hosting platforms to show them how they can earn money on the internet with a website through affiliate marketing and at the same time you can tell them they can earn money with the Wealthy Affiliate referral program.

You are part of a great platform, with amazing opportunities!

Are you still in doubt? Please scroll up, and read this blog again.

Join this winning team!

Create Your Free Wealthy Affiliate Account Today!
4-Steps to Success Class
One Profit Ready Website
Market Research & Analysis Tools
Millionaire Mentorship
Core “Business Start Up” Training

Recent Comments


Thank you, Loes!

You're welcome, Bob

Hi there
Welll done on the very informative and interesting post
it's nice to see that information written down before our eyes and it sure makes good reading,
Thanks again....PB

Thanks PB, very nice to hear that:)

Alright. Thanks for this.

My pleasure John:)

Excellent Loes.
You have done it again.
Thanks for sharing this info in a very clear, easily understood way.


I hope you will benefit from this:) Thanks David

I know what you are talking about Loes :).
Thanks again!


You´re welcome, David

Awesome! Thanks for such a detailed explanation.

You're welcome Bev

Thanks a lot Loes, good post, can be very well understood by newbies and aspiring online entrepreneurs. Have a nice day!

Kind regards,
Arline :)

Thanks:) Have a nice day too, Arline

Thank you Loes,

From the very first sight, I had no doubt. The first impression is revealing much more than we want to give in.

I feel really blessed, not only to be part of it, but to be able to recommend it heartidly.

Happy Thanksgiving, happy Black Friday and thank you WA

N with a smile

We really are blessed, Anne, I remember that I went premium the second day:)

Thanks for the explanation, Loes. Shared to my social media followers. :)

Thank you, Gomer, much appreciated! I hope you gain some referrals from it.

We certainly are a part of a great platform, Loes. :)

Yes we are, Carol

I would love to do both. Referral marketing involves trust-building to a greater degree compared to affiliate marketing. This is not to say affiliate marketing can survive without the trust element but here, mostly, people click an affiliate link to buy a product because your content only vindicated what he was having in his mind already about the goodness of the product. In referral marketing, it's more about convincing someone to take up an action about which he is not aware of so much. His action would come from the convincing power of your content, and therein lies greater responsibility. You do not want to branded a scammer for having goaded him into buying something that he was not having much knowledge of, do you? But Wealthy Affiliate is a safe bet for referral marketing and I would love to refer many people here someday :)

Start today Sukumar, use your affiliate links and banners on your website, Social Media, in emails https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/share/links

I'll be late for this coming Black Friday but I'm already creating a new website in the affiliate marketing niche. It's still in the siterubix subdomain. When it is more full, I'll do better marketing. You bet, in time, I'll do it properly. Cheers!

See more comments

Create Your Free Wealthy Affiliate Account Today!
4-Steps to Success Class
One Profit Ready Website
Market Research & Analysis Tools
Millionaire Mentorship
Core “Business Start Up” Training