The Weirdest Kind of Wealthy Affiliate Commissions?

Last Update: May 27, 2018

Hey there,

Today I got one of those emails that we all love that goes by the subject "Congratulations! A New WA Commission!", so I got kind of excited and checked it out.

See the screenshot below:

When I saw that the commission from this sale was $8, I wasn't surprised because this is what we earn when one of our referrals pays $19 for the 1st month of their Premium membership.

The questions came when I read that this referral has been a starter member for 0 days. I mean, if he/she joined on February 12th 2018, he/she must have been a starter member for more than 100 days already! It's been more than 3 months since he/she joined! So why does it say 0 days as a starter member? I'm kind of confused lol.

But that's not all. After logging into my Wealthy Affiliate account, I noticed that this sale had not counted for the Vegas challenge, which got me more confused.

Then I checked out my affiliate stats and saw that this commission had been counted as a yearly premium membership sale! This got me even more confused because yearly premium membership commissions are $100+.

So my question is: if this is the first time that my referral has upgraded to Premium, why hasn't the sale counted for the Vegas challenge??

Has something like this happened to you before? I actually didn't know what to call this blog post, I thought "the weirdest kind of Wealthy Affiliate commissions" was a little bit hilarious lol

Hopefully Kyle, Carson, Jay or one of the super affiliates can reply to clarify these doubts.

Thank you, have a great day everyone =)

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Kyle Premium Featured Comment
You can send me the details here, this could have been a resubscribe and it just so happens that it is the same amount $8, that a first month Starter commission is.

I would assume that is what has happened here and it is just a coincidence, but of course I will be more than happy to investigate here.
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Miren Premium
Thanks so much Kyle, I will PM you =)
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tommmm111 Premium
It does sound like different reporting I hope Kyle sets it right. Good luck to Vegas,

tom
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RichardU Premium
Nevertheless, I will say a big congratulation for a job well done. This goes to show that every effort always yields results no matter how long. Keep up the good work.
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DebbieRose Premium
It all sounds good to me. Congratulations!
Debbie
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1signbanner Premium
Wow! I am envious! Good job! Imagine Miren there are many many others like me who have not gotten even a time, not yet!

Congrats!

frank
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I have done my first chapter of lessons. I am at the point that it is asking me to become a Premium member in order to go on to lesson 2.
So, what can I do now (I can't pay for premium at this time)? I mean what do I do with my website? What else can I do on here?
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cramervod Premium
There is a search bar up top, you can start looking through it for training or search for questions that you have. Also, you have live chat that you can get help with other things to do.
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how do they know who is the referral person? If I tell a friend about this site, we'll say her name is Lexy. So, then Lexy becomes a paying member, how do they know that I referred her, if it was by word of mouth?
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cramervod Premium
You send your affiliate link to them. When they click on it and come here that link has a cookie attached to it. That gets saved into the system and you get credit for the referral.
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elores Premium
Thanks for sharing. You are in good hands to get your question answered. All the best.
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bigrog44 Premium
Thanks for sharing, Miren.
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Miren Premium
My pleasure :)
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dlum11 Premium
Miren
It would be interesting to hear the explanation.
Doug
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Miren Premium
Yes Doug, hopefully someone can give an answer to this...
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Chrissies Premium
Very strange Miren, it will be very interesting to find the answer :)
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Miren Premium
Completely agreed =)
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kimgwinter Premium
I'd be interested to hear the explanation of this from support Miren. Thanks for sharing.
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Miren Premium
Same here, I shared this because I thought other affiliates would be interested in knowing an answer to this, just in case it happens to them one day.
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codevonish Premium
Whatever the outcome congrats.financial queries are better addressed by PM to admin.
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Miren Premium
Thanks! I decided to write this post in case this has happened to someone else or in case it happens to more affiliates and they get confused like me.
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Steven-A Premium
good advice below
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Miren Premium
=)
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Loes Premium
I guess the member didn't fill in the profile back then
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Miren Premium
But I remember that one of my referrals who upgraded to Premium some months ago didn't set up their account and the sale counted for the challenge.
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Loes Premium
Ask Kyle for this
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Miren Premium
I will wait a few hours to see if someone more experienced gives an answer.
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jetrbby80316 Premium
This is a bit strange, and your title was appropriate Miren. I would contact Site Support about it immediately, I can only speculate.

Let us know, I am very curious!

Kaju
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Miren Premium
Yes, it's weird. I'm also curious about it as I don't know if there's someone else who has experienced this as well.
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