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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jradice Premium
I could use some feedback and clarification on my target and branding.

My first target is to build a business that attracts others like me who want to build an affiliate online business.

My second target is an audience who would like to learn how to play the ukulele and music theory in general.

Do i need to pick one and a domain name appropriate for the one I pick or can i select a domain name and build both?

I think my problem is I am still trying to figure out how everything fits together.
Warly10 Premium
Hi there,

That's 2 great niches. The first one is the making money online niche, since you want to bring other people to the online world...

So you need different domains for each of them. They're 2 different niches.

First of all start with only one niche, because it requires time for maintaining a website... And then later on you can build the 2nd one...
jradice Premium
That was very helpful. Thank you. Now, the task is to identify a domain name that addresses my first niche. As you can see, my username is "jradice." I realize that "jradice.com" is rather nondescript but at least it is not one that someone else would have for a domain name. Any thoughts on the subject?

neilrc Premium
To simplify the matter.

You'll either follow the WA Bootcamp training that shows you how to build a website around the "affiliate marketing" niche a promoting WA itself.

Or you'll do the Entrepreneur Certification Course that shows you how to build a website around your musical instrument niche.

So choose a course/direction that interests you the most, choose a domain that reflects your niche, and build one website around it.

But don't choose a domain and build one website that targets both because you'll be mixing 2 different niches together. It will confuse your audience and Google lol.
PalleCee Premium Plus
Greetings. Sorry if I'm overlooking something, I will be searching for previous lessons to be certain. Researching keywords is pretty straight forward based upon the excellent presentation, however, once we have the ideal keyword, how does that exactly get ranked?

Creating content that uses those keywords? Heading? Creating a domain name with the keyword plus using the keyword in the content helps the search engine to find the page and range it? Or am I getting ahead of myself, and that detail will be addressed? Apologies if this was already addressed, thanks in advance.
Warly10 Premium
Hi there.
Don't worry, you aren't overlooking anything at all... Always ask when you need an information.

When you have the ideal keyword, all you have to do is write an article based on that keyword. You target it in a post...
So basically the keyword research tool helps you find topics to write on articles.

No, creating a domain with the keyword doesn't have anything to do with search engine to find your page or whatever...

But, it's good to find a good domain related to your niche. Because it's your brand, so it's logic.

Hope I've answered your questions.

PalleCee Premium Plus
Awesome!! Thank you so much for the response!!! Understood. :)
Dapbiang20 Premium
Hello! It's really an awesome training video which unable even a newbie like me to understand and take action. But only one query regarding my website and that is in my 'Tittle Setting ' section there is no 'Rewrite Tittle ' option and no 'Capitalize Tag and search option. Is this ok nothing to worry or I miss out something? Just want to confirm. Please help
Warly10 Premium
Hi there,

Don't worry about that.

Just keep following the training and you'll learn how to set all of that
Dapbiang20 Premium
Thanks a lots for your advice
SHAZ1963 Premium
Hi there, When I go into my Website, I do not see the Home Menu, all I see is Hello World!, is this a problem?
Also, am I allowed to mention and talk about "WA" on my about me post?, perhaps I am jumping the gun here?. The writing goal shows 93 words, but Kyle's example is definitely much more than 93 words, or is that the minimum one should have?
nathaniell Premium Plus
Every WordPress theme is different, so it's hard to advise on specific themes without having direct experience with that particular theme. That being said, there are a few basic strategies to follow for designing your website.

1. Learn about custom menus. You may have several menu "locations", and you'll see those options in the Menu area. Another thing people like to do (including myself), is to create Category Pages, so when someone clicks a menu item, it leads to a list of related posts. 2. Widgets control a lot! They're always in the sidebar, but you can sometimes add widgets to your header, footer, or blog posts too: 3. If you want to upload a logo (I recommend Fiverr.com for cheap, professional logos), then you may have to find the theme documentation for a specific size requirement. You can look up your theme name in Google and contact the theme creator, or try to add a dummy logo first, and your theme may make a size recommendation.

Some themes are clever and allow you to resize/crop right WordPress, while others require that you resize your image before uploading.

4. If you add images to specific areas like sliders, headers, or something else, the #1 issue people face is image size. Make sure you upload a high quality image with the correct dimensions to the area you want to upload. At the same time, images that are too big can cause issues with slow loading of your page!

You may have to experiment with this a bit, and it's why I usually recommend to go super simple with your first theme.

5. You can choose to have your "blog roll" on your home page or a static page (like a welcome page, for example). Totally up to you. Both styles work. Lastly, it's totally fine to go over the target word count. I'd write as much as you feel comfortable about yourself on your website.
mick1976 Premium
You should talk about yourself in the About Me post. Also, you need to go into the back office of your Theme and delete "Hello World". Your Theme is probably new and you right now have a little bit of content. In the first exercises, Kyle shows you how to delete that phrase in your back office.
SHAZ1963 Premium
Noted and thank you Mick
It says here that i can build up to 2 websites as a starter member and i already have one website already and i'm trying to build another one. but i keep getting a "You have reached your siterubix hosting limit. Upgrade to Premium and unlock up to 10 siterubix domains and custom domains!." message when i click "build my website". Why cant i build a second website?
DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - the rules changed in March. Anybody joining after that time can only have one free website.

To be honest, maintaining more than one site can be difficult and time consuming. You should focus all your time and energy on just one site.