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 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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SamanthaEise Premium
I can honesty say that I'm happy with


I am going to target "me" as the avatar.

A Mom who:

☼Is low income with a large family to support
☼ Wants to pay off debt
☼ Wants to spend more time with her children
☼Travel to more countries
☼Invest in a brighter future
☼Teach others how to do the same.
josephb1 Premium
Good for you Samantha best of luck and have fun learning
lucbizz Premium
Way to go ,Samantha...this pre-work will definitely make it worthwhile to you :-)
Daisydog21 Premium
YOU dear got it down pat....I love you doll... You know what you want gogogogo Samantha
SamanthaEise Premium
Thank you so much...that made me smile BIG!
Daisydog21 Premium
I enjoy making people smile big. Its a great feeling.

Thank you.
Goganmweb Premium
love the spirit Samantha!go girl go see you at the top
RodEBryant Premium
How am I going to make Las Vegas in 2021? First, let's defeat this Corona thing. Next, finish boot camp. I work 40 to 50 hours a week in the real world. I have always worked like this my entire life. I have little to show for it after the recessions and depressions over the years have wiped my retirement plans out. What didn't get taken in stock market crashes, I have had to live on while I struggled to get back on my feet. Corporate America lays off and fires to survive. I have worked three and even four jobs at a time to make it through life. It looks the looming recession will be difficult. I am tired of working for other people. I work for a small family business now. The benefits are nonexistent, but I am treated fairly. But I am not family. I just work for the family. If things go bad, I will be the first to go again. I am looking to do this to sort of be my own boss. If I put forth half the effort that I have during life, I should be okay. Now, what happens if I go full-steam ahead? Vegas?
Euro1 Premium
Your story is encouraging and it is great to see you did not give up and still strong to fight more than ever. I think you can succeed here easily if you even put a effort. I started here and I can say it is a win win situation. Good luck.
SamanthaEise Premium
I have also worked hard and I am starting over again. Becoming debt free is a goal that I can accomplish this year! I also work for a family and they also have no benefits as well. It feels as though we have have to catch up huh, to get a retirement coming back.

When I discharged from the Navy I had a nice retirement and some stocks set aside...poof*** They're gone.

I'm with you on the Vegas thing, only because I would like to have made the 300 referrals. I really have no desire to be in Vegas however, as I don't really know what I'm missing.
hkwaszenko Premium
Hi everyone,

My goal is to get 1 referral per day. I'll be happy with that at the moment. I'm interested to know how many referrals other people have been getting? Are people earning loads of money on referrals or not that much? I started out with WA in a different niche- education. I'm a teacher so my skills naturally led me there. I'm wanting to create a new website though promoting WA instead. I'm keen to know how much success other people have had... is anyone making crazy sums of money yet!?
DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - there are plenty of success stories here, but do be aware that promoting WA is very competitive. You may potentially have to write hundreds of posts on the make money online niche before you see any great results.
hkwaszenko Premium
Thanks for your reply. Wow! 100s of posts is huge. Is it fairly easy to get enough revenue to break even with the membership cost? And do you think it's worth paying to use ads to get more readers. If I complete and action all the Bootcamp lessons do you think I'll be on my way? I've so many questions but my head is buzzing with how to make money online and from my experience with making my last website it's so hard to get income.
DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - as the commission is $23.50 per month for each premium referral, then you only really need to get 2 to just about pay for your membership costs.

However, as you probably know from your niche site, Google doesn't pay much attention to brand new websites and doesn't promote them high enough to attract visitors for the first few months.

Realistically, you are looking at around 6 months before you can see any traffic to your site, and therefore potential income, and that's assuming you have around 50 posts by that stage.

Unless you have any experience of paid ads, then I wouldn't advise taking this route at this early stage. You can lose a lot of money if you don't know what you are doing. It is covered later in the Bootcamp training.

If you have any friends or family who may be interested in joining WA, then you can invite them through your personal link and earn a commission.
hkwaszenko Premium
Thanks so much, that's super advice. I've got some ideas to backlink the traffic from my original website www.yearsofenchantment.com to my new one too. My first website hasn't made me a cent yet but I've focussed more on advice rather than affiliate links and I've been too busy with my full-time job as I switched to a new school. I'm happy to aim for just breaking even at the moment. It's good to reconnect with the WA community :-)
MBalmer Premium
My chosen niche is the Game of tennis. I am concentrating on teaching how to play tennis, the advantages of being a tennis player, choosing the proper equipment and clothing, and how to keep improving your skills.
I would like to be able to promote Wealthy Affiliate on my website, but wonder if this is the best place to do this, or do I need a separate website?
Warly10 Premium
This is a great niche tennis. I encourage you to go for it...

If you want to promote Wealthy Affiliate as well, you will then need to have two websites : one to talk about tennis stuff, and another one to promote WA...

But if you are just starting out, i would advice you to start with only one website... Because it requires a lot of work to maintain it, especially from the beginning
J-KWest Premium Plus
As Warren mentioned, you would need a separate website to promote Wealthy Affiliate effectively.

That doesn't mean you can't do it, but relevancy and recency are key, which is to say, your content needs to meet people where their minds are at the moment they find your content.

For example, if you were searching for the "best tennis rackets for a beginner", that's what you are focused on at that very moment. You may have dozens of other interests, but at that moment, what you want is a list of the best tennis rackets for beginners and anything else is a distraction.

And then trust comes into play as well. If you land on a site that's dedicated ONLY to tennis and nothing else, you would trust you're getting the most accurate and comprehensive answer to your query.

On the other hand, if you landed on a site that had "some" tennis (or even mostly tennis) but talked about other topics as well you'd be less inclined to trust you're getting the most comprehensive content on the topic (even if it was).

This confuses Google as well and their algorithm can have a difficult time determining exactly what your site is about... which hurts your rankings.

So there's no rule that says you can't promote WA on your site, it's just a matter of the user experience you're trying to deliver to your audience.
Grant-Glen Premium
I previously joined another company who were not so user friendly with training or providing help and assistance. It cost me capital I could ill afford (with this epidemic) and I'm glad that I eventually found W.A. through many websites referring it. The situation I'm in now is that I have an existing domain that the previous guys recommended, which is my name and recommends. They said it was good to start off with ( being open ended) So now I have mynamerecommendsdotcom Is it possible to promote and build myself as a trusted brand where people are open to taking a look at what I'm recommending?
Kyle Premium Plus
Glad you found us and you will be able to use existing domains with the hosting here (within Premium), or you can start fresh with a new domain. That is up to you.

Regardless you are going to be learning how to build a business properly. I really look forward to working with you!