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
$495/year, Commission = $117.50 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)
$495/year, Commission =>
$235 (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 2020?

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 you can expect, and the path to achieving Super Affiliate Status in 2020. Last years conference was the most powerful, amazing conference to date and we would love nothing more than to have you there next year!

DISCUSSION: Your Path to Super Affiliate Status in 2020!!

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 2021!

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Polmac Premium
Can I say hello WAzers... For a targeted niche. is it better to use a domain with your own name or targeted keyword domain. So for example. Me i have tons of experience in website optimization for search and performance, I am a total tech geek (rehab next :) ) Do I use my own name or a domain like afasterwebsite
Kyle Premium
That is up to you, you choose the domain based on what you want your brand to be.

When you choose a domain, you are going to want to choose something that is "brandable" versus something that has keywords within it. The reason this is the case is because as you build out your website, you can target as many keywords as you like within the content (that is how you will rank).

I have created a discussion here outlining the process and what to look for when choosing a domain name: This should help you out here and if you ever want to run any domains by me, simply let me know and I will give you some feedback.

PS. You can host up to 25 of your own domains here within the Premium membership on our state of the art hosting platform. :)
RandD Premium
Great question Polmac! I've chosen to follow you. I'd appreciate you following back. My BEST Wishes to you Sir! - Rolly
TarynB21 Premium
Hey everyone! My names Taryn, and for the past year I have been a procrastinator.
Tossing around ideas in my head, listening to affiliate marketing podcasts. Digital marketing podcasts... Studying blogs, reading into what is going on behind the scenes.
But I have never started. Perhaps I am afraid of failing.
Anyways, I have two ideas currently, can someone please point me in the right direction? Just once!
I light up when I'm talking about affiliate marketing. And all the things I've learnt just on my own. My bestie has a personal business, and I give her ideas daily on how a craft blog, or a YouTube vlog would Sky rocket her sales. In fact, I know exactly what I would do, if I had her skill set. I'd sell courses doing what she does.
But I don't.
I've had many jobs, and have many passions. Animals, my kids, learning, designing.
But I enjoy crafting with my boys.
So I could either start a business promoting wealthy affiliate, because I know the freedom being a successful affiliate could get you, or I could start a niche site with crafts, toys, activities and stuff just for boys (as a mother of 2 of them)
I have experience being a mom, but I don't have experience being an affiliate.
Anyone out there up for chatting this out with me?
I want to start, now - I just want to start right.
Kyle Premium
Yeah, it is just going to be a matter of choosing your starting point. Down the road you are going to be able to get involve in many different niches, but you want to get the formula down within one first.

The key for you going forward is going to be taking action on your ideas as well. You can have the best ideas in the world, but if you are not taking action then they won't amount to much.

Here to help you out if you need anything else. :)
Lev Premium
Hey Taryn...I think a good option for you might be to combine the two into a 'stay at home mommy' type of blog. There you could relate to moms regarding the crafts for the kids and also promote WA as a way for them to make extra money from home.

Again your target would be stay at home moms & dads that want to learn how to make money online. You could literally split the site into two categories 'for kids' & 'for parents'. These are just ideas that popped into my head. Don't over think it, just get started because your site will have different sections to cover whatever topics you want.
TarynB21 Premium
I love this idea! I had thought about this too! Thank you so much for the advice, and most importantly thank you for your advice :) I started yesterday and feel like I'm starting to get on a bit of a roll.
TarynB21 Premium
Thank you Kyle! Yes... Ideas are nothing unless something is done with them. I decided yesterday to just go for it, and stop at nothing in my way.
bpicou Premium
Hi Taryn,

There are a lot of successful mom's who have built a business niche around being a stay-at-home mom. That is their niche and you could combine WA with that or any other business opp that makes you happy. If you don't have a passion for it, then it will become a chore.

Mine is travel. My niche market is women for example who love to travel and become a travel agent from home. I can help people in that niche all day, everyday. It's fun and your niche needs to be fun for you.

I hope that helps.

Lev Premium
You got this 👏🏼!!
AJMark Premium
Hi Taryn, sometimes it's hard to realize oneself's own talents and capabilities but I can see that you have great passion. Most of the time we underestimate ourselves especially when we are more considerate of others and put them first which is an awesome trait, but when it comes to ourselves we lack the confidence as we are more conscious of ourselves looking through other peoples' lenses but you are greater than that. As it is said, " a journey of thousand miles begins with the first step" .... sometimes taking that 'first step' is the hardest. take that step on 'faith' then another and you'll be walking forward. I have overcome many challenges in life myself .... LIFE is to 'move on'. Here you have a great team willing to help each and every step of the way. I wish you all the success. BLESSINGS.
paulmargallo Premium
While a passion for your blog niche has a long history of motivation to run your blog, you will certainly learn to be enthusiastic when you start to make money with affiliate markets.
Here is the list of Affiliate Marketing Niches that you can never go wrong...

Tech Niche
Health Niche
Digital Marketing/Internet Marketing Niche
Love and Relationship Niche
Personal Finance and Investment Niche
Pet Niche
Movie and Music Niche
Fashion and Beauty Niche
Travel Niche
Mental/Life Coaching Niche
Self-Improvement Niche

Affiliate blogs continue to be one of the most important media in reaching an audience. It is imperative to regularly evaluate whether your affiliate marketing business still benefits from the model of the blog.
CassiOfTroy Premium
Paul, thank you very much for these helpful snippets.
Welcome to WA Premium.
I look forward to following your progress and success.

paulmargallo Premium
Wow! Thank you, Cassi.
CassiOfTroy Premium
You are very welcome.
CathyCare Premium
hi are these not to wide niches?
paulmargallo Premium
Hi Cathy, Yes the niches I've listed are broad. That would depend on how deep your knowledge in those niches. The deeper you know, the more specific you can be.
You can reach me out if you ever need a help.

Im fine with it, but was this literally what he's saying my brand is as an affiliate or is this an example in the training.

The direction I am going to be choosing for my business is:

"Helping Affiliate Marketers"

I want to help aspiring and successful affiliate marketers, and as I build out my website and my brand, that is going to be the core theme of the topics I am discussing.

The name of my brand:

Real Deal Affiliate
McEachron Premium
Well for this training, he is referring to Wealthy Affiliate. It is a training on how to promote Wealthy Affiliate as an affiliate of wealthy affiliate. If you can't figure out how to incorporate this into your niche, then you would need another site to keep your sites relevant.
Kyle Premium
I wouldn't copy my brand, I would be original in your thinking. But helping affiliate marketers can absolutely be the direction that you head. :)
HowardsonAve Premium
Hey, I have a question as I used to be a barista at this place up the street and the coffee is pretty well known throughout the country. No, I'm not talking about Starbucks but caribou coffee and in the time I was working for them I got familiar with almost all of their coffee roasts and blends by taste, aroma, sourcing, brewing methods, roast strength, and even exclusive blends. Do I need to get permission to add their products to my website for review from my personal work experience? I actually would like to add their line to my website as a starting building stone, but I'm not sure if I have to deal with anything on the legal side such as royalties.
BChaora Premium
Hi Howard
So as a member of Wealthy Affiliate you can promote the Wealthy Affiliate Program and write blog posts around that and get commissions for that. This training is what you are going through now called the Affiliate Boot camp.


You can go through the Online Certification Training where you can pick any niche from flowers, to dogfood, to fashion . You can then generate content around that and promote it in your blog posts and content.

I hope that's clear