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 2.6+ 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 several 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.

  • WA Vegas Super Affiliate Conference. This has your live countdown on "sales" needed to reach Super Affiliate status. If you reach 300 sales in a year, you will be invited to an all-expenses paid trip to Las Vegas for our annual Super Affiliate conference.
  • Your Affiliate Link. This is your unique affiliate link that you can use to promote WA, and earn commissions. If someone signs up through your link, you get full affiliate credit. Feel free to share this link wherever you like, with anyone that you think may be interested in building a business online. It could pay big dividends.

  • 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 top menu, you will see the Training button within 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 Premium offer, Commission = $4
Monthly ($49/mth) = $11.25/mth recurring commissions
Yearly ($495/year) = $117.50/year recurring commissions

Initial $49 Premium Plus+ offer, Commission = $11.75
Premium Plus+
Monthly ($99/mth) = $21.75/mth recurring commissions
Premium Plus+
Yearly ($995/year) = $232.50/year recurring commissions

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/Premium Plus+ Member Commissions: (100% higher commissions!!!)

Credits: They Set-up their account => $1 (per referral)
Domain Purchases
: => $1 recurring annually

Initial $19 Premium offer, Commission = $8
Premium Monthly ($49/mth)
= $23.50/mth recurring commissions
Yearly ($495/year)
= $235/year recurring commissions

Initial $49 Premium Plus+ offer, Commission
= $23.50
Premium Plus+
Monthly ($99/mth)
= $46.50/mth recurring commissions
Premium Plus+
Yearly ($995/year) = $465.00/year recurring commissions

**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 2021?

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 2022!

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 2021!!

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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Nuggetz Premium
I'm not quite sure if i'm picking this up right as most of the ideas on the list seem like a list of useful target methods to use and audiences to aim for and i'd be inclined to use multiple options from this list in my project. Is this wise or is it better to single out just one? It would appear that this is what the post suggests.Or am i picking it up wrong?
To put it in context, i'm thinking of targetting people who want to make extra income with a whole load of ideas and suggestions (whilst using affiliate and referral links where appropriate).So many of the suggestions listed i would target ,ie Unemployed,Disabled people looking to work from home on their computer, housewives/husbands etc looking to earn some cash whilst at home to mention just a few. I would also want to use and promote the use of social media (including Twitter,Facebook and the rest).
So, im not sure if this list is suggestions to consider using, or a list to choose just one from to focus on as a target audience.
Any enlightenment would be appreciated.
Kyle Premium Plus
You just don't want to be too broad, narrow down to something specific when starting out. When deciding on a niche and trying to narrow down to a more specific niche, I recommend you ask yourself the following question:

I want to help people that ______________.

Fill in the blank and you are going to be much closer to a specific audience. After you do this and if you want to run any further ideas by me, let me know and I will give you a hand. :)
VeganSheldon Premium
I am a vegan and I am health coach with a focus on helping people go vegan, so I am thinking about making my niche for promoting WA a broad one, make money from home! So, please, what do you think about the idea of narrowing it down a bit by making it something like " vegans who want to work from home online" ?
Kyle Premium Plus
I wouldn't try to combine those two different niches, I would choose one or the other. That is getting a little broad and I think it will confuse your audience if you try to merge these two niches.

You can certainly brand yourself in this way, I just wouldn't make your website about both topics when starting out. I would keep it more narrow, and then you can always diversify down the road.
VeganSheldon Premium
Thank you Kyle! Are you saying it would be okay to let's say I take work from home and narrow more like work from home "doing something you love" or "freshly fired" or. "Figuring out the best MLM to join" would any one of those be a good qualifier?
theeone1983 Premium Plus
Ok so im just gonna put my idea out there and i would like as much feed back as i can get from as many people as i can please! My brand will be THE MASTER AFFILIATE! My theme to that will be all about my journey from day one! in my about me i will put the reasons i have started this journey and my goals. i want my audience Tol be people just like me. New to this world of online money making. what i want my webpage to be is my journey weekly up date post showing my progress in my journey with a challenge to all my audience to join me in this new journey of changing our lives. To give them the filling of not being in it alone. And that if a guy like me can do it anyone can. i wanna load it with pictures of me and my family of 7 to show them my life is no fairy tale that my everyday life is just like theirs. This just a fast break down of what i want it to be but there is alot more to it. I really think the ski is the limit with this theme and it will draw alot of people of all ages and backgrounds to do just as me I think this would draw a vast audience! OK NOW LET THE FEED BACK ROW LOL!!!!!!
DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - it's an interesting idea, but one thing you have to remember is that with a brand new site, it can take 6 months for Google to rank your posts high enough to be found.

So, your visitors won't be following your journey in real-time, they will be catching up with you later.

Do be aware that the make money online niche is extremely competitive and it can take literally hundreds of posts before you see any great success. You will definitely need to add more than one post per week, the recommended minimum is 2 or 3.
theeone1983 Premium Plus
ok so i can change the challenge to come join me and get to where im at but all my post will be about the every step i took to get to the point im at hell might even do a daily post thats why i asked for the feed back so thank u very much for just that
theeone1983 Premium Plus
also im not just gonna be using just google to get traffic will be using social media to get traffic also with facebook adds and such live videos with link to my site.
theeone1983 Premium Plus
work comp informed me my money should be in my bank in the morning so in so ready to get upgraded and get the ball rolling asap
theeone1983 Premium Plus
I thought you could build 2 website for free before you become a full member it wont let do my second. Im waiting on my work comp check that is late because of the holiday before i can upgrade. Im trying to just get a jump start on my website tell then is there anyway to do that or do i only get 1 free domain???
Calvinator63 Premium
Hi Johnny,

Here is a link to Kyle's blog notifying the WA community of the price changes that were scheduled to take place back in April 2020:

I hope this clarifies everything for you,

DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - the rules changed in March, free members now only get one website.
theeone1983 Premium Plus
ok thats fine i will upgrade asap but someone should update the starter training because it tells you 2
DianeScorpio Premium
Yes, I agree. The training is being updated, but as you can imagine, with a platform containing thousands of lessons and thousands of videos it's a slow process.
ChrisDE Premium
Starting this bootcamp, I get the feeling that it can be really hard to come up with a good target audience and brand direction.

Basically, I want to target "Passive Income Seekers" like myself. People who are looking to work remote / from home, and that want to be able to spend more time with their families and less time commuting. People that want to earn a decent income without trading time for money.

Any ideas how to condense that down into ONE target audience?
nathaniell Premium Plus
"People who are looking to work remote / from home" is a good start, but I think you could narrow down your audience with a WHY.

Is it someone who wants to play more video games in their spare time? Spend more time with their kids? Do they have a medical condition which makes it difficult for them to hold down a normal job?

What's their WHY, and that could help you create more targeted content.
ChrisDE Premium
Thanks for your feedback, Nathaniell! As always, it's highly appreciated!!! I'm thinking of my own whys which basically are:

- spending more time with my kids and family
- having more spare time for my hobbies
- saving the environment by avoiding to commute day-in-and-day-out
- doing something that I enjoy on my own terms (what, where, when and how long I want)

Are these "valid" WHYs or still too broad?