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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DCaribbeanQ Premium
Hi guys, I'm a little lost on the direction to take with my brand. I have researched a few niche keywords, I also know that I'd like to show people that there is really an authentic way to make money online after the tons of scams we always seem to wade through.
Warly10 Premium
Hi there,
If you"d like to show people that there's a way to make money online... Then this is the Making Money Online Niche.

Now, if you don't want this path, remember that a niche is something you're passionate about.

That said, find something that truly passionate, inspire you.
And ask yourself the question, how can I help people with that?

DCaribbeanQ Premium
Thank you
Kyle Premium Plus
Let us know if you need anything else Candy!
ChefSandiann Premium
Okay, I put links from amazon associates within a post if it is relevant to my reader. For example, I mention to use a specific coffee, and link it with Try a Columbian coffee. Send them off to a link that sells Columbinak coffee.

I include the exact affiliate link right before I mention the link. I feel like I am missing something because no one is clicking through.

I need a marketing course, perhaps. I am going batty.

My website is cookhealthfood.com. I post twice a week and once a week a post 2 cooking secrets.

If I put links in a post, I put about 4 all pertaining to the subject matter of the post.


DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - in effect you have the right idea. However, it is better to have a full, in-depth review of the products you wish to promote, and only have 1 affiliate link for every 500 words so as not to look "spammy". For example, in your favorite coffees post, it is 1000 words and has 10 links.

Basically, for each link, all you have is a couple of sentences to describe the product. You haven't given your personal opinion, why you like it, is it value for money, why should I buy this product rather than another one?

So, let's take Hawaiian coffee. You have said "Best from the Kona growing area of the Big Island, coffee berries grow throughout Hawaii. Fertile, volcanic soil is the key." Now, why should I click on that link and that buy that product? You haven't told me anything to persuade me. It reads like a Wikipedia entry.

Now, if you were to mention its gorgeous aroma, its unusual floral notes, the fact that its eco-friendly, that its been around since the 1800s, and uses an orchard sustainabilty program (all written in nice, persuasive language), then that's much more interesting and I would want to know more, and so, click on the link.

I hope you understand the difference. As it stands, your coffee post feels rushed, as though you are trying to cram in as many selling opportunities as possible, rather than than engaging your reader.
MsJeanK Premium
Diane's comments are spot on, but it's also good to know that when a website is new, you won't get many visitors as Google doesn't trust your site. Apparently it takes about 6 months to start seeing any traffic at which time you will hopefully start getting clicks.

Your site looks lovely btw and well done for getting so much content on.
ChefSandiann Premium
Hi Everyone,
I am unclear about promoting my affiliate links. I have already gotten banned from Share-a -Sale (very sad face.)

Now let me tell you what I understand for the reason why. Share-a-sale told me that there was a spike and no conversions. They thought I was doing something illegal and banned me.

I have NO clue what that even means. I am so disheartened. I read all of the Terms and Conditions. I feel so stupid because I don't know what most of it means.

I am in big trouble because now I am afraid to go forward. I have invested so much time in my blog and feel like I am going DOWN.

First of all, does anyone know how I can get savvy about this stuff. I read, look at comments from WA. Try to get clues from YouTube videos. Is there someone that can help me understand. I am continuing my blog twice a week, about 1000 words each blog. I am only including affiliate links that I think I am doing right. I have had no conversions. I wish I had been a marketing major instead of English.

I know this must be repetitive, but I am truly in need of help. I don't even know what I need help in.

Any advice would be GREATLY appreciated.

Warly10 Premium
Hi there,
First of all, what types of links do you include on your blog post ?

It's not because there's no conversion that they should ban you! There must be something else.

What's your website about ?
How many affiliate links do you put per post ?
Do you actually include an affiliate disclaimer to your posts ?
jimkl83 Premium
Hi all, I'm new to affiliate marketing and just went premium with WA yesterday. When I write my About Me page, do you suggest that I put a few white lies, 'fake it til you make it' or should I be completely honest?

If being completely honest, how do I structure it in such a way that people will trust me and want to sign up?
MattBlack Premium
Hi Jimkl ... a WA rookie here but have spent twenty years in marketing. For me intergrity is everything and honesty is always the best policy. Be clever and creative with your copy to avoid having to tell untruths. For example, talk about how something is changing your life or life changing but don't go into the details. The very fact you now spend an hour or two extra in front of your computer is technically "a change in your life" ... so you are being honest by making that statement but the detail behind it probably isn't as interesting. Try to create tonality in your copy, that tonality can say a thousand words without saying anything at all.
Miriammendo1 Premium
Great answer Matt 😊
Very informative because I also believe honesty is the best way.
RDulloo Premium
I agree with Matt. Even for me, when I first started, I never talked about my own success until I was making money. You should keep a general tone, while still including yourself in subtle ways. This results in the truth, and you can always cover yourself up.

For example, you could say "WA has changed my life, as well as the lives of so many people. Just take a look at their success stories." and then provide other people's success stories.

Sure, WA changed your life, but you're not getting into YOUR personal details here. WA could have changed your life, maybe in a way of learning more about what online business is about, not falling for scams anymore, etc.

You're not getting in the financial side of things for yourself, but you are also presenting other people's success as a way of reassuring your readers that WA works.

I hope this helps.. :)
Charles208 Premium
Honesty is the best way of life.
Cfisher80 Premium Plus
Hi Jimkl83, welcome to WA. I would always be honest as honesty will ensure that you have a strong brand which is dependable. Remember when as a kid you got caught for lying and how disappointed your parents said they were?

Imaging that on a business scale! perhaps it may be the nail in the coffin for you. If you dont know be honest and ask someone who knows it carrys a lot more credabillity than the story tellers of the online world.

Best of Luck in your business here. :)
JamesGardne1 Premium
Great idea, never thought of it.
Hi all

I'm new in this wonderful community. The few days I've been here have been wonderful. With all your positive posts I've been encouraged to take the next step.

I would like to extend my invitation to you all to help me with the niche. My first choice are homeschooling, natural remedies and counselling. From all you experiences, please help even with the ones that aren't my choices. I'll appreciate all your contributions.

Thank you in advance.
DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - you are currently in the Boot Camp training course, which is for those who want a website focused on the make money online niche.

If you want to use a niche of your own choice, such as those you have suggested, you need to switch to the Online Entrepreneur course, by clicking on the link below.
josefw Premium
I would go with what you are passionate about the most, the one you know the most about as well.
Thank you very much, I appreciate your support.