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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I'm thinking of using my domain livingyourownlifestyle dot com as a branded website. I've had almost 6K lands on the domain since I've owned it late 2017. Its always been near and dear to me and I thought when I purchased it that year that I could make it into something where I can have people join me in my culture and help them grow into be an online entrepreneur. I get excited and fired up telling people that there are better opportunities out there online than working 9-5 at a job you hate and or don't want to be at anymore. Any ideas or opinions?
J-KWest Premium
Sounds like a great domain. It's already established and will have existing authority with Google as well.
I like the idea. Online work is often more than a side hustle these days. 😏
LCowley1 Premium
I need some advise please. My posts used to be found by Google withing 3 - 4 days of publishing it. I updated my Theme about a month ago, and since then not a single post has been found by Google, not even the 2 that are now more than 3 weeks old. What can I do? Was it the update? Is there something else I should add or change? Anny pointers would be apprecited. Thanks
LynneClay Premium
Have you tried submitting a sitemap to Google consoled lately? Some times that helps.
Caruana Premium
Hi, I´m really keen to promote Wealthy Affiliate, as I believe in this training and the support here is awesome.

So I just decided to target the non-tech users who really need to follow a step by step method to put things together and build up their online business.

Looking forward to learn a lot in the Bootcamp training.

Good day. Marisa
Kyle Premium
Sure you could take that approach with your marketing and branding of your niche.
Marie-RoseD1 Premium
Hi WAmily, I want to try Wealthy Affiliate Bootcamp training and website, however, I had already created another website which is becoming a potpourri of sorts. (ieltsmarie.com) It started with teaching English preparation but i switched because of work conflicts.
I sort of customized it to teach story writing by kids, BUT
with COVID19, social distancing is the norm, hence I'm stuck.
So my question is, do I just add WA affiliate on it as another extension OR start with a new website?
Thanks in advance for your insights.
nathaniell Premium
Each website you build should be about a single "niche", or topic. You should not be writing about multiple unrelated topics on your affiliate website.

How you define your niche is up to you though. Even within a niche, you'll have multiple subtopics. These subtopics need to be related though.

For example, you would not want to make an affiliate website which combines the topics of bicycle racing, meat smoking, and how to lose weight. There's no connection there. Even though those are all topics, which can make money, and it's possible that those are your three personal interests, it doesn't make sense to people (or Google) that these topics would all be on one website.

A good example of how to include multiple subtopics in a niche site could be:

Niche Topic: Home Grown Herb Gardening
Subtopics: How to grow herbs at home, DIY hydroponics systems, homemade natural medicine from herbs

Even though you're covering different topics, they are all related to the main topic of growing herbs at home.

Another example:

Niche Topic: Professional MMORPG Gaming
Subtopics: Best mouse/keyboards for professional gamers, best MMORPG games for making money online, MMORPG gaming tutorials

The reason you want to stay on topic is twofold: People and search engines

From the standpoint of a person, I don't want to read about how to change a baby's diaper when I'm looking up information on how to cure my orange tree from fungal infection.

For the standpoint of a search engine, to rank you high, they need to see you as an "authority" on a topic. If you write one article about gaming headphones and one article about scrapbooking, it looks like you know a little bit about many things instead of a lot about one thing.

I hope that helps! If you need any help narrowing down your idea for your affiliate website, just let me know!
Chucks1 Premium
hi nathaniell am reading your helpers comment and i find it truly amazing, clear structured explanation, thanks for taking your time and remain blessed keep the light shinning all the best
Marie-RoseD1 Premium
Thank you
CassiOfTroy Premium
Very clear and defined, as always.
Thank you, Nathaniell.
LyneP65 Premium
Thank you Nathaniel

It help me alot
Thihan Premium
My direction would be very simple.
I have been in food manufacturing/distributing/retail industry for more than 22 years. I have worked in many various fields and those knowledge can be very helpful for Myanmar where I am from originally.
I can help Myanmar people in food manufacturing/distributing/retail industry with my 22 years knowledge in USA.