Welcome to the Affiliate Bootcamp!

Are you ready to learn a lot, have a bunch of fun, build a full time income and brand, and promote a platform that you can believe in, trust and that can truly help people in a positive way?

If your answer is yes, then you are definitely in the right place and I know you are going to love what we have in store for you in the upcoming lessons.

First things first though, a little run down of the affiliate program at Wealthy Affiliate and how this training will work.

Who Am I & Why Do I Care?

I am Kyle, co-founder of Wealthy Affiliate. I am going to be walking you through the process of building a business online, through the promotion of WA and likely other programs. I have been actively working with close to 1.9 MILLION affiliates since 2005 and I have helped MANY create full time, 6-7 figure businesses online.

That is my absolute focus with you. Success.

I want to help you build a full time business and an established brand online. I also want to personally be hanging out with you every year at our fully paid for, Annual Super Affiliate Conference in Las Vegas (more on that later).

Wealthy Affiliate is mine and Carson's passion (me on left with family, Carson on right). We live and breathe Wealthy Affiliate and as time goes on, the platform here truly evolves and gets better with every day that passes. We built WA based on helping people succeed, and we don't have any plans to divert from our core principles.

If you are committed to this training, I am committed to you! That I can assure you of.

So if you are ready to do BIG things online, I am ready to help you get there. :)

The WA Affiliate Program, It's Awesome!

The affiliate program here at Wealthy Affiliate is one of the most technologically advanced, sophisticated, and progressive platforms in the world. We were born and raised in this industry as “affiliates” and we are still affiliates to this day. It's in our genetic code!

Because of this and being involved in 100’s of different affiliate programs over the years, we have a very good grasp as to what affiliates want and we are constantly working to over deliver.

There are many different aspects to the WA Affiliate Program that you can leverage to maximize your reach, revenue and overall conversions and I am going to give you a brief overview of these now. Of course as we move through the Bootcamp training, I am going to be getting more and more advanced with this training.

A few important menus I want you to understand. The first is the "$" icon in the header, if you click this you will be able to access the full affiliate resource menu (as shown below).

This menu includes SEVEN items, I am going to quickly run you through all of them and then provide you with a video walking you through the ALL aspects of the affiliate program in its entirety.

  • Program Details. This is where you can go to get full details about the Affiliate Program, the commission structures, your main affiliate link, your incentive countdown, etc.
  • My Stats. This is where you can go to get detailed information about stats and all commissions/transactions.
  • Tasks. These are all the interaction and communication (questions) that are taking place within WA in respect to your referrals. You will want to complete these as they come in, interacting with your referrals leads to much higher conversions.
  • My Referrals. This will show you all your referrals that have joined through your affiliate link, both Starter and Premium.
  • Links & Tracking. This is where you can to get all of your affiliate links, to create your own tracking links, and to add tracking for services like Google Adwords, BingAds.com and Facebook.com.
  • Messages. These are automated, follow-up messages that you can create for your referrals!
  • Banners. Self explanatory here, these are banners that you can use on social media, on your website, or anywhere you like that you can add a banner promoting WA.

Within the side bar, you will see the Training buttonwithin the menu. Then upon clicking that, it will open the training area and you will see the Affiliate Bootcamp training area as the second item down.

If you click this menu, it will pop open all of the phases of Bootcamp. Each Phase has 10 lessons and as you move through this training and check off the tasks, you are going to notice that the Affiliate Bootcamp button text will update to reflect which lesson you are currently on.

In other words, it is a "smart" button and will always take you back to your last completed task within the training.

Your Potential & Commission Structure.

The affiliate program at Wealthy Affiliate is not just advanced from a technology standpoint, but you are also getting one of the most appealing RECURRING commission structures in all of the affiliate marketing space.

Invites: They Join WA for Free

STARTER Member Commissions:

Initial $19 offer, Commission = $4
$49/mth, Commission = $11.25 recurring
$234/six-month, Commission = $54 recurring
$359/year, Commission = $87.50 recurring

If you are a Premium Member here at Wealthy Affiliate, you get double the commissions as an affiliate and you also get to take part in our $1 credit program, which allows you to earn from free members you sign-up that set-up their accounts. You also earn money with each domain your referrals buy.

PREMIUM Member Commissions: (100% higher commissions!!!)

Credits: They Set-up their account => $1 (per referral)
Domain Purchases
: => $1 recurring
Initial $19 offer, Commission
=> $8 (one time)
$49/mth, Commission =>
$23.50 (recurring every month)
$234/six-month, Commission =>
$108 (recurring every six months)
$359/year, Commission =>
$175 (recurring yearly)!

**Note: on average 1:8 upgrade to yearly, depending on the affiliate, and 12% of all free Starter referrals end up going Premium.

When you sign-up someone for free, your goal is to get them to set-up their account. Setting up ones account will lead you to an initial $1 (2 credits x $0.50). These add up when you are a Premium member.

When someone sets up their account, they are granted an initial $19 first month offer. This converts very well and almost everyone decides to stay after the first month because of the value, the quality of the services, the help they get, and the overall positive experience offered here at Wealthy Affiliate.

We offer lifetime commissions and lifetime cookies, which is truly unheard of in the industry. If you refer someone to WA, they are your referral FOREVER.

Unlike many programs in the industry that focus on "taking advantage of customers", our focus has and always will be making our service better. The better our service gets, the more people that stick around, stick around for longer, and the better our conversions get.

That is our PATH to making you more money. Striving to make our service the best in the industry is our goal and this will remain our constant focus. The MONEY you earn as a result of this and the trust you build from the people you refer to Wealthy Affiliate will lead you to a long term and INCREDIBLE business online.

**We pay out on the 1st of every month, and we have not missed a single affiliate payment since our inception 14 years ago. We pay on time and we pay out MILLIONS of DOLLARS per year!

Task 1: Add Your Affiliate Goals!

We have created a discussion where you can add your affiliate goals, not just for the upcoming bootcamp though. I am a long term guy myself. I know what can be accomplished in a year...a year is a like a blink in time and before you know it next year is going to be here.

What if you could make 100 referrals by next year...what about 200...what about 500....a 1000? Be realistic, but be unrealistic. You never reach goals that you thought were unattainable if you never set them.

Add your goals here within the following thread.

==> ADD YOUR GOALS: What are your WA Promotional Goals in 2019?

Also, comment on AT LEAST two other people's goals within the thread. This is a community here at WA and we are all here to help and support one another in our journey towards success.

You can begin your networking now and you are going to build some awesome relationships which will only further your online success. So take a minute and encourage at least two other people with their goals as well.

I want to let you know about something as well, something that you may find exciting and intriguing.

If you can reach 300 unique referrals through the course of this year, we are going to fly you to Vegas for a private, "all expenses paid" conference (read below).

Task 2: Las Vegas, We Want YOU There in 2020!

We like to do things differently at Wealthy Affiliate. Other companies try to convince you to attend their "high ticket" conferences, we want to PAY for you to come to our conference.

Every year we run an ultra exclusive WA Super Affiliate Conference in Las Vegas, all expenses paid. You may have noticed a counter in your Airplane Icon in the header, if you can make 300 referrals in a calendar year, you are going to be personally invited by Carson and myself to hang out in Vegas next year.

Read about the experience from the most recent years conference. It was the most powerful, amazing conference to date and we would love nothing more than to have you there next year!

DISCUSSION: Las Vegas 2019. Incredible. 2020 Will Be Insanity!

Task 3: Watch the Affiliate Program Walk through

Here is an introduction video to Wealthy Affiliate. This is going to give you an overview of your stats pages and show you around the set-up of your affiliate account.


It is important that you go through this so you fully understand the process.

Task 4: Officially Join the Affiliate Bootcamp

We run promotions throughout the year and update our affiliate program regularly. We want to keep you informed of any timely offers that you can take advantage of. We will also be able to connect with you to offer specialized training, promotional materials, motivation, and new advancements to the Bootcamp course.

You Are Already Officially Part of Affiliate Bootcamp!

This is a necessity if you want to become a top affiliate. I want you to take a second right now and officially join Affiliate Bootcamp by clicking the button above. It is going to help you keep on track, keep you informed, and is going to allow us help you make more money!

This is a requirement to continue with this course...and something that is going to help you out as well!

Tasks 0/4 completed
1. Add Your Affiliate Goals in terms of Referrals # to the Discussion
2. Comment on at least 2 other peoples goals
3. Tell us if you plan on making the Las Vegas Conference in 2020!

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Jay-M Premium
How do I choose a direction that works well for me? I read the target audience tutorial, but the target audiences listed on the first page of the tutorial is overwhelming and I don't know which to choose. Can I choose more than one target audience? What do some of these target audiences mean such as entrepreneur programs, Google content network, data entry, etc.?
rbustamante Premium
I'm on the same boat as you and it has been a challenge to find my niche. I will say, try not to force yourself to figure something out right now. Continue through the training and your're mind will clear up as you go.

A tip I can make is, just start to think about this throughout the day as you go about your normal tasks. You'll start to find that you'll pick up on ideas while listening to the radio, audiobook, talking to people and something will click.

I'm just about there too. I feel like I'm just about settled on a niche for my site. Im currently continuing the training to reinforce my idea.

Hope that helps you.
DValentine Premium
Hey Jay-M - OK, as a help try thinking of a group of people you'd like to help - I can think of bed-bound people, chronic illness sufferers, people suffering with Duchenne or any other muscular dystrophy.
They don't HAVE to be business people - they just have to be people who you think would benefit doing what you're doing which is going through the WA training.
Janci Premium
Hi thanks for the ti[. I have been struggling with that issue as well, wondering if there was something wrong with my thought processes. It is so different than what I thought, sometimes out of my comfort zone. Thanks for the direction.
That is great advice. Thanks.
Jay-M Premium
Jay-M Premium
I didn't think about it that way. Thank you!
rbustamante Premium
Anytime brotha.
nathaniell Premium
I would focus on just one audience to start, then you can expand later. Choosing an audience is important because it helps you get in the mindset of your readers. WHO do you want to help?

Someone looking to build income for retirement is in a different mindset than someone looking to travel and work from their laptop.

You can always tweak or expand your niche as your site grows. See what Kyle has to say on the topic:
tanzanite Premium
Do some people not bother with a niche website and just build a website to promote WA?

Also, if you need 25 or 30 posts to get a website noticed, how can you possibly write that many posts about becoming a WA affiliate?

It looks like we are talking about two different things here. It seems most people on here would actually have at least two websites. One for a niche and one for promoting and selling the WA brand.
DJ66 Premium
You don't need to write 25 or 30 post specifically on becoming a WA affiliate. You can write articles about websites, hosting, SEO, other affiliate program reviews, etc. Just write stuff about affiliate marketing and making money online, and then link most of those posts back to your review of WA.

Hope this helps!
MsSennaMarie Premium
just wondering the privacy page you have on the video above does not look like the one I'm seeing when I click the template and my dashboard does not look like your dashboard to the left where it is showing the menus: activity dashboard, get started here, siterubix and affiliate bootcamp tabs..just want to make sure it is the correct privacy policy ..The about me template does look the same as yours though.
AngelicaW11 Premium
I had a similar too, Senna. It seems like Kyle edited his version of the Privacy Policy and create custom menus to suit the example website. The template should be more than enough for most websites getting started. You might want to add on some sections, depending on the type of business that you are trying to create.
BRProducts1 Premium
I went through the process choosing a domain name, title for my website and then tried to build my website, and got stuck. It is not as simple as they make it out to be. Where do I go to get instructions as to how to build a website properly?
LunaRiver Premium
Hey Brian,
I'm sorry to hear you are having some trouble getting your website set up. I might be able to help but I need to know a little more about the trouble you are having.

How far did you get before you got stuck?

You said that you chose a domain name and a title, did you choose a design or a theme?

Anushia-9 Premium
Just go into the Training section at the left of your screen.

Probably your best bet is to then start on Level 1 of the Online Entrepreneur Certification course, of which there are 10 lessons.

By the end of lesson 4 you'll know exactly how to get your website up and running.

Good luck,

Steve H
mark86l Premium
There's a full video tutorial on the training section+ you have an enormous theme choice...
rbustamante Premium
Hi Guys! So here I am with a music brand "Acoustic Attack" (You can find on Youtube).

Now the problem I was finding while trying to figure out how to monetize it is I am not a musician. I don't play instruments and i don't sing. I don't want to be writing articles to become an authority about music because...well im not.

But what I have done is help musicians think of ways to build their brand and maximize more revenue streams by considering more ways to make money online. But the only thing I've helped them with was merchandise.

After starting this training now Im thinking that maybe I should figure out how to promote affiliate marketing to struggling musicians?

Any advice about how to evolve this idea?
TysonE1 Premium
I'm not full of ideas at the moment, but I would say as someone with a lot of friends in the music industry: Musicians are often hurting for cash, so saving a buck always helps. Affiliate marketing has very low startup costs so I think it might be a good point worth mentioning.

rbustamante Premium
Thanks for your feedback!
AngelicaW11 Premium
Hi there, Ryan! Working with musicians can be tricky, especially if you aren't a musician. But luckily, I trust that you have enough experience in your industry to present your knowledge in many ways.

Since your expertise is in photography and videography, you can use Acoustic Attack as a case study example to showcase how you helped to build their brand leveraging eCommerce?

If you are going to focus on struggling musicians, what is the genre of music and how does your expertise (photography/videography)
help them to hone their craft?

After visiting your YouTube channel, I came up with this idea.
- Create a website dedicated to indie music fans teaching them how to leverage their online presence using professional, high-quality videography.

You can niche it down even further if you choose. You don't have to rely on wordy articles for all your blogs because videography is your expertise. Position yourself as an expert in teaching videography or photography to "struggling musicians" to increase their brand awareness online and offline.

Let me know if this helps you in your brainstorming.

- Angelica
winnieyoong Premium
Hi Angelica, I love your idea, this gave me a better idea on how link my niche to promoting WA. I'm planning to do something on the lines of beauty, fashion, culture and self discovery.

One last thing that i'm still wondering is if i should use a personal branding or an entity branding?
AngelicaW11 Premium
Hi Winnie! I'm glad that I helped bring some clarity to your niching process. Your positioning for your brand depends on the ideal audience that you want to attract. Knowingly, your personal identity isn't going to be completely separate from your business, especially if you are the face of the brand.

Since you've mentioned self-discovery, I assume that you want to build an online business as a personal brand. If that's the case, your audience must understand your story, your personal journey and how the beauty industry has influenced you as a person to build an online business on this topic.

Even if you decide to build an online business as a personal brand, your business goal and your personal journey must communicate the same story to your audience.

Example: Ellen Degeneres = Kindness | Oprah = Inspiration
winnieyoong Premium
Hi Angelica, you seem to have a lot of knowledge in branding :) Thanks so much for your suggestion!
AngelicaW11 Premium
You're welcome, Winnie and thanks for connecting :-D.