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 or Premium Plus+ 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 2022. 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: Achieve SUPER AFFILIATE Status in the Year Ahead!

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 2023!

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wiseinvest Premium
i want help refinining my nitch, please

My nitch is Affiliate marketing education
my product is WA
My target audience will be community of young people, adults, those looking for alternative means of making money etc.
definately I will need a website and also writing blogs to enable me drive traffic. This is where i am at the moment.
Angell70 Premium
HI&ntmu; my dear. What if you'll name your niche with your initials as "AffiliateMarketingEduc......" and your initials at the end?
Kyle Premium Plus
Affiliate Marketing Education would be your niche. Your audience is people that are looking to build an affiliate marketing business.

You don't have to make it any more complex with the demographics than that.
AlbertaJ1 Premium
sounds good 👍
wiseinvest Premium
Thanks Kyle, was occupied yesterday, but will commence inmplementtion
BG1024 Premium
So I did some brainstorming last night and usually, my brain is like a pinball machine. I have ideas for other sites I want to start and brands to build but I would like to start first by helping others achieve a side income with the potential to scale into a six-figure business. I have seen a lot of gurus promoting things that have a story of living in their car and coming from nothing. My story is far from that where my parents worked for everything we had and I've always had a roof over my head and was taught core values regarding work ethic and helping others. My wife and I work full-time jobs at the moment and we make out ok. My goal is to become an entrepreneur and work for myself. I'm 35 with a 5-year plan to be free from the corporate stranglehold by 40. If it happens sooner that is a plus. I want to focus on those who want to pursue online business through affiliate marketing and who will take the time to learn and put some skin in the game to become educated. I want to be a story where I can be the one helping to educate and help other on their journey through mine. Am I too broad?
IvanBroz Premium Plus
Hey there, you're not too broad. In fact, you're right on the point! If you like the idea of helping others to make money with affiliate marketing, then Affiliate Bootcamp is the right course to follow!
BG1024 Premium
Thanks Ivan... now for the name of the website/brand... I was thinking of FinanceYou.com for the fact its time for me to help others realize to invest in themselves and begin the journey.
IvanBroz Premium Plus
I like the name of your site/brand (short, simple, easy to remember) and the idea behind it. You’re definitely on the right track there!

There are a lot of awesome lessons in front of you in this course where Kyle is going to show you how to turn your idea into a real online business!

Keep moving forward. Best of luck and feel free to contact me if you have any questions. I’m two years into my bootcamp site :)
Angell70 Premium
Hi Brian&ntmu;. What can I say, go for it. I've seen that you are pat of this since 2019 and I have to congratulate you. Well done!
I believe you have a couple of sites by now.
What you have described is that you want to be your own boss, as everyone here obv., and to have your own affiliate marketing business - affiliate Bootcamp I believe is for this. Apologise I am not too old here, so I gave you my humble opinion.
TheWebmaster Premium
I chose to recruit people that I truly understand. When you are selling the WA program you will be posting on your site. I feel it is critical to understand who to sell to. I would spend time thinking about what type of people you understand the most. For me...I know just a few kinds of people. Felons, Christians, and hippies.
I hope that helps you.
Same for selling products...anything you have knowledge about...clothes...jewely...etc
never give up
Kyle Premium Plus
Yes, comprehending your audience and their hot buttons, will be something that becomes a focal point as you immerse yourself in your niche/audience.

This will be wrapped into the research process, and will be ongoing. I have been at this 19 years full time and I still learn new things about the audience, always have to keep the eyes/ears open to new intel.
Kryshun Premium
So since I am a stay at home mom that should probably be my target audience? Those are definitely my people!
TedBurke Premium
It seems to me that if someone cannot determine their niche, then you are suggesting they take part in the referrals program. The only problems with this is that I have no experience with online marketing or with the ins-and-outs of Wealthy Affiliate to answer questions from members or prospective members. In the first 2-3 months I would have to refer all questions to others in Wealthy Affiliates so that those asking questions are not confused. This lack of direct correspondence from me would also impact upon my credibility with members or prospective members.
YvonneBray Premium
Hi Ted
Welcome to WA. Do you have a favourite hobby or something that you are passionate about? Fishing, mental health, golf, football.

Find something that you love doing because it will help you when it comes to writing your content.

I hope I have helped you in some way. All the best.
Reu23 Premium
Personally I have a few potential niche that I'm very very passionate about. If I prioritize honestly making money online is the most accurate niche description, and I decided that before entering WA BootCamp. I intend to work at it as I'm not really experienced in 'online business' so any help will be greatly appreciated..... I'd love to wear a WA 'badge' or two! Lol :-)
Kyle Premium Plus
A niche can honestly be anything, what are you passionate about? What are you interested in?

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. :)
YvonneBray Premium
I wish you all the best with your chosen niche. If you have my question, you only need to ask.
TedBurke Premium
Dear Yvonne, I don't feel I have a niche in anything, but I have a great interest in the church and developing a site to direct people to religious institutions that are selling products. I would rather not support non-religious organizations for the time being, as I know many religious institutions are struggling to make ends meet for operational costs and supporting community social programs. I can do a 2nd website on purchases from non-religious organizations about 4 to 6 months down the road.
YvonneBray Premium
Go with your heart Ted. You can do children's biblical stories or tutorials, or sell books that have biblical stories or about people who have found God.
TedBurke Premium
True, there are so many possibilities. It will be difficult to focus on only one or two. Thanks for the suggestion!
YvonneBray Premium
Just focus on one Ted.
I hope that the records are correct. I am repeatedly being asked to update to update to premium, I did that when I first became a member. Kyle along with many others sent me notes of congratulations for the upgrade, but I still get notices almost everyday to upgrade. Please check this out.
Warm regards,
DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - it looks as though you have 2 accounts. This is a free starter account. You have a premium account under the user name of RScholz1.

I presume you have used 2 different email addresses. You need to log out of this account and log in to the correct one.
I do not know how that happened. Do you cancel this account and I log back in on my RScholz1 premium account and and go from there? Thank you for your help.
michaelw777 Premium
I highly suggest you do what I am about to suggest.

In the magnifying glass above; click it; in the search bar; type in Kyle and leave a message about your problem on his page.

Then do the same for Carson.

I have been told they are busy; so it is best to ask both.

For sure they can solve this.

Other Members please do not take Offense; trying to help a Fellow Member.
DianeScorpio Premium
You need to log out of this account by clicking on your profile photo. You should then see the option to log out.

You then need to log back in with the correct email address.