The affiliate program at Wealthy Affiliate is one of the most lucrative, recurring commission structure affiliate programs in the world. In this video I am going to be walking you through the various elements of the affiliate program and giving you an overview of the following sections.

  • Starter vs. Premium Membership Differences
  • The Lucrative Commission Structure
  • How to Get Your Affiliate Links
  • How to Set-up Your Affiliate Payment
  • Affiliate Stats and Management
  • Tracking Links
  • Automated (Autoresponder) Messages
  • View All of Your Referrals
  • Banners & Promotional Materials

This is a high level overview and there are many other training resources available that elaborate on these various sections within the affiliate program.

If you ever do have any questions about ANY aspect of the affiliate program moving forward, please do let me know in the comments below.

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SteveRisley Premium
Wow, the walk through video is very motivating. Awesome program Kyle. I wish I had looked into this program earlier.
As you may know, I'm already a premium member so I have that working for me.
Well I guess it's never too late to get started so I'm on my way.
Thanks for showing me yet another way to make a living here at WA. Looking forward to joining you in Vegas. The trip sounds awesome.
Steve Risley
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Kyle Premium
Glad you enjoyed the walk-through and as you move through the bootcamp, I really think that you are going to enjoy that training as well.

There're a lot of people making a full time living as a result of going through Bootcamp and this can certainly be you. We would love to have you down in Vegas next year and you have an entire year now to work towards this goal. ;)
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AngelaWilli1 Premium
The training experience in the starter membership is so comprehensive and revealing about internet/digital marketing - I can think of so many people that need to just go through it for exposure. It can enhance personal and professional development - so I definitely want to promote and encourage development - it helps with career competitiveness. I am very enthusiastic about my premium upgrade. To receive an incentive from WA to eLearn and help others develop is an extra bonus; I also believe there are so many individuals that can benefit from creating their own website and blog - particularly to monetize a hobby or interest; even if they begin with an online virtual garage sale and use it as a holiday/spring cleaning technique for some extra income... Seems much more productive than some other activities individuals engage in. If it can be done on eBay, Amazon, Etsy and Craigs List....why not build your own brand and explore for yourself. Your own website endeavors + WA incentives for referrals - great steps toward financial freedom and stimulating the economy.
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Kyle Premium
Everyone can benefit from the platform here at WA, because everyone can create a business online. That is the reality of our economy now and actually where it is headed.

People are going to continue to earn more and more money online as more and more people spend a larger % of all of their money online.
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denocajun Premium
Thanks that sound very interesting. I did not realize that WA affiliate program was so intent and if someone wanted to make some good income it very well could happen. I am looking forward to moving on and get started to see those stats change from 0 to $$$. Again Thanks, great video.
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Kyle Premium
Many people are making a full time income (and far beyond) promoting WA. There are 3.75 BILLION people online, all of whom can benefit from the platform and service here at WA. ;)
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MarnikV Premium
Looks really promising, going to give this a shot!
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lakbar12 Premium
Very well explained! I am excited about the make money online niche. I think I figured it out Kyle, I think my first site should be making money niche' promoting wealthy affiliate so that I make sure I am not getting distracted by any other shiny objects.

That way I can learn and earn. After I have mastered my own back office, WA program, and what value I have here; and this would be the same value someone else would have here in WA...then and only then should I focus on going to another niche. I feel like WA is worth my time and attention.

I found in the past when you try too many things or presented with too many things you kind of get confused and off track...especially being new to the online space. This is actually one reason why I have stopped my facebook promoting right now because there you will most definitely get distracted with shiny object syndromes. People are selling you something every day via inbox..lol..

Plus, there are so many scams out there and trust me I have invested a few thousand into a program that now I am thinking; I wish I would not have done so, but hey everything happens for a reason and now with that experience, I will be able to help someone from going down that same road.

Master one thing at a time...
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Kyle Premium
Sounds like you have a good agenda lined up and you are correct. There are many shiny objects out there and there're a lot of people constantly chasing them.

I actually blogged about this exact topic a few years back and it is still relevant to this day: People will always get sucked into this mentality, but you can help them find a PROPER place to build a business online here at WA and you are promoting the best of the best here at WA! :)

I really look forward to working with you and seeing your business take shape Lakisha!
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lakbar12 Premium
Thank you for this article. I will definitely read it, Kyle!
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LoraCuster-B Premium
I'm working on the Certification Courses also. I'm quite overwhelmed with all of this. I've built website before, & I've tried to do affiliate marketing but had NO idea where to start. Read all kinds of books on how to get started as well & still have had trouble. I've realized here with WA that if I just take one step at a time I'll be able to do what I want to do.
Thank you.
Lora
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Kyle Premium
Well you are going to be walked through the proper process as you move through the training and I know you are really going to enjoy things. I look forward to working with you!
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mgsaiz Premium
Hello Kyle. I just completed this task on the WA Affiliate Program. Even though it was very top line info, it provided me with what I was looking for to help me move forward with Affiliate Bootcamp training. I also noted the large volume of new people joining daily and want to be involved in helping others like me. My question is: I am just about complete on Level One of the Certification Courses. Do you recommend for us to split our time working on both Courses or to concentrate on one or the other exclusively? Thanks so much and I am excited to be here.

Mike
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mgsaiz Premium
Kyle, looks like I found my answer below. You recommended concentrating on either Bootcamp or my own niche. I have learned a lot in my short time here and I will be moving my emphasis to being a WA Affiliate. I am looking forward to it. Thanks again.

Mike
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Kyle Premium
Glad you found your answer Mike, and if you have any further questions do let us know. :)
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mgsaiz Premium
Thank you sir.

Mike
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digitalsteve Premium
Great question I finished the online certification but all along my niche was MMO so I'm going through the Bootcamp now. No harm done I'm sure lol.
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Kyle Premium
No harm done at all. :)
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AfqmBiz Premium
I am as good as every new member earlier and the best part I am taken up the option to give a try on WA platform after wasting my time on less than fruitful wasting money after money for a few months on the programs that in truth a whooping expensive total in monthly combine figures. It took almost a month for me to swallow and understand all the early learning pieces at WA. Too scared to write even the first line of the paragraph.

Kyle keeps on pushing me to start the writing, to start to believe this content writing stuff is not a rocket science to be afraid of. He installed on me all the positiveness that myself earlier have my own doubt. And to learn and being pushed by someone that already been here long before me, are the stuff I will ever grateful for.

So, folks, talk your time, walk the stuff one by one before too long you even realized your first content writing is the blog post that you could only proud of. I am just like you and you are just me in the early phase at WA. Cheers!
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CPonline Premium
Thanks for the encouragement!
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2ServMnkind Premium
EXCELLENT AfqmBiz!
Thank You Mate!
CHEERS!!
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VivienneJoy Premium
I think I want to concentrate on my own niche but would want to promote WA too. Could I just add a banner to any website I have and a page in the menu where I talk about it and then let things run from there? I'm very excited about working in the two or three niches that are on my mind but want to offer this opportunity (WA) to others too. Would this work?
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Kyle Premium
I would choose one or the other when starting out. I also went recommend promoting Wealthy Affiliate on sites that are not relevant to Wealthy Affiliate. Always do what makes the most sense your audience.;)
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hafizaiman Premium
I'm a starter member and currently I have 1 referral. How I can get commission from him? Because when I check on my stat, it still show my next payment is $0.00. Can you help me about it? Because I'm still doesn't really understand about the commission. How can I get commission by referral? Is't my referral need to upgrade to premium membership in order for me to get the commission?
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mrronnie Premium
Hey buddy, I guess your referral signed up as a free starter member. When he upgrades to Premium, you'll get your commission ;)
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hafizaiman Premium
I get it. Thank you.
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619legacy Premium
I have been wanting to get into affiliate marketing for a long time, but just couldn't ever figure it out. I am so thankful to have WA in my corner now. I sit at work watching the clock because I can't wait to get to a computer and study more. There is so much info to take in, but I'm blown away at just how WA has this planned out.
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Kyle Premium
We definitely are in your corner Shane and I look forward to seeing your business of all that you do move forward. :)
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StevenJones2 Premium
Reminds me of my introduction to algebra. Every other term or technique is novel, but I am in no hurry and will advance as the dim lights flicker. Eventually, I hope, these novelties will become useful old hat and lights will shine within this old brain. Good marketing to all.
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Kyle Premium
I was once "green" to all of this Internet stuff, as with anything new you are going to be green to it when starting out. No different than riding a bike or learning how to talk, you once didn't have this knowledge but you acquired it by doing and by being taught by others that know how to do it.

The same goes with WA. You can learn this and we will teach you everything you need to know and offer you all the support you need.

Have a read of this post, it is going to be relevant. :) You are going to be just fine, it is not going to be long at all before you are very proficient with this Internet business stuff!
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DorcasDee Premium
I read this: "If you click WA affiliate link on the left you'll see your affiliate link copy and paste it to friends family or even strangers in social media. They click the link you get the referral best wishes!" Someone had to help me FIND the links. I am not sure which ones to use for Facebook and Youtube? Not ready to put it on my website.
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Kyle Premium
If you go to the program details page under the airplane icon:

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/share

At the top you will see your affiliate link. This is the link that you want to share with your friends or family, and that you will you're using to promote wealthy affiliate. This is your mean affiliate link that will drive people directly to wealthyaffiliate.com homepage.

I hope this clarifies for you here!
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DorcasDee Premium
Thanks, it took a couple of tries but I finally found out how to get to it! Thanks, Dee
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Thanks for the very informative videos Kyle!

I have a question about referrals, since I'm not a big social media guru online like Facebook, Twitter etc., (my wife is however) ,but my contacts are far and in between

what would be a fast track way to gather referrals online or otherwise?
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EddySalomon Premium
There isn't a fast track per se. Any part of this business takes time to see results. If you want to promote WA you should take the affiliate boot camp:
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McDonald2 Premium
I am very impressed and enthused over the structure of the WA Affiliate Program. I have decided to go full speed ahead, dedicating my time, effort and commitment to invest where it is affordable for me to do so.
I am feeling very positive and ready to promote and share this
opportunity with others, while I continue to learn how to build and
grow my own online business.
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Kyle Premium
Awesome McDonald's, go full speed ahead don't look back! As we move forward and as you build out your business, you're going to really start to see results.

If you ever need a hand as you move through Affiliate Bootcamp, just let me know. :)
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Okay my 7 days are about to run out and I'm not going to be able to go premium at this time, so what do I do?
Will this affiliate site be the second free page that I can use?
I have a site already, so I'm just wondering if this is ok for my second one or do I have to get rid of the other one to be able to do this?
Also will I be able to get the answer and be able to read it if my time runs out?
It's late ...(after 12 again and I gotta go to bed)!
So I won't be back on until tomorrow after 3, and my 7 days will be gone before I get back!
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Kyle Premium
Do know that this is not a "trial" as your Starter membership does not end. Your Premium communication is for the first 7 days, but beyond that you will still have access to the community, your websites, and training.

Upgrade at your own pace and what works best for your situation. I know you are going to love the training and community here at WA and of course, feel free to ask for help if you ever need anything Vodia!
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JLindow Premium
Hi Kyle have 2 questions, 1) Are you saying as a starter I can promote links and start making money if persons join, and you mention promote on my website, but what if my website is in no way related to making money online do I have to now create a website specifically for that. 2) What is the difference between get started and affiliate boot camp. I did up to 9 courses in get started level 1 and I also joined boot camp. so do I have to focus on one or do both. Sorry for the long questions.
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Kyle Premium
Sure, happy to help here. In response to your questions:

1) Are you saying as a starter I can promote links and start making money if persons join, and you mention promote on my website, but what if my website is in no way related to making money online do I have to now create a website specifically for that.

Yes you can promote your affiliate links as a Starter member. You earn 2x the commissions as premium, but by all means.

I don't recommend that you force promotions on sites that are not relevant to Wealthy Affiliate though. That will serve little benefit to you.

2) What is the difference between get started and affiliate boot camp. I did up to 9 courses in get started level 1 and I also joined boot camp.

If you want to promote WA and work within the "make money niche", go through the Affiliate Bootcamp training. If you want to build a business within another niche, head through the Get Started Here training.

Focus on just one though. You are going to be much more successful if you focus on one business/website versus trying to do too many things at once. You can always diversify down the road.

Hope this helps you out here Jasmine!
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JLindow Premium
thank you you did indeed make it perfectly clear with that explanation. so I think for now I'll definitely be continuing with bootcamp because I really do want to get better at making money online.
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StevenEsser Premium
Great video and nicely up to date to the newest. Am wondering though about how the functionality is going to work for my tasks and PPC tracking as well as the messages.

Believe PPC is explained. Hope the same for the tasks and the messages. Feel also there could have been more messages...

But hopefully this is further explained in the bootcamp.
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Kyle Premium
Yes, this is going to be well explained as you move through the training and if you ever do need a hand with anything moving forward just ask!
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Melviter Premium
I'm having a hard time understanding "How to set up my referrals". Do I point to my referral to the WA website for them to lookover and if they decide , who submits their names? Like me, nobody referred me. So am I a referral to anybody because I just browsed around to look for a legit business on line and I enrolled myself after finding out the good points of WA. How would I know if my referral enrolled herself into the system?
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Kyle Premium
You send people to WA through your affiliate link. If they decide to join, they become your referral and you earn an income if they decide to upgrade in the future. :)
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1paladin Premium
The first video for the Affiliate Bootcamp was great and certainly motivates me to get started right away. I have a question that may turn out to be a bit foolish however:

Is something supposed to happen when you click the "Click Here to Commit to Your Affiliate Bootcamp Success!" button? I ask because nothing at all happens and i want to make certain that I haven't messed anything up...

Thanks in advance for the help.
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Kyle Premium
That just indicates that you have signed up and that for you that is the commitment that you have started the process!
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AnthonK Premium
Thank you Kyle, coming from a programming environment, this is just amazing what you and Carson have accomplish with WA. This is without a doubt an opportunity that everyone should have a look at and engage if interested in online marketing. A lot of appreciation from my side for the Wealthy Affiliate System.
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Kyle Premium
Carson and I both have a computer science background and we have a group of 25 programmers working behind the scenes to keep the WA engine turning at a faster pace than the rest of the industry.

So glad you are enjoying everything and you can expect big things from us in respect to technology through the remainder of 2017 and right into 2018 (current projects we are working on). :)
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PRichert Premium
so - if everyone in the affiliate bootcamp is promoting wealthy affiliate - what separates us from each other? I am trying to decide between the get started here path and the wealthy affiliate bootcamp. My niche would be making money online - so wealthy affiliate fits in my niche - but I am just wondering what separates us from each other...
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Kyle Premium
Everyone isn't promoting affiliate bootcamp. In fact, MOST people are not and there are 100's, if not 1,000's of different directions you can head with bootcamp and there are 3.75 BILLION people online that can benefit from the services here at WA.
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Never worry about competition, it is actually quite limited online and the audience within any niche is reaching levels we have never seen in respect to opportunity.
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Melissa8083 Premium
Super helpful Q&A! Thanks @PRichert and @Kyle
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msaraficio Premium
I went and looked into other programs in affiliate marketing. After learning a surplus of information, and coming back to WA, I have to say this is BY FAR the easier navigation menu. Coming back and looking at everything again makes me feel confident about re-starting and getting the full benefits WA has to offer.
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Kyle Premium
That is great to hear. Design is something that we spend a lot of time on here and making your training efforts more efficient, intuitive and seamless.

Great to have you back and I look forward to working with you!
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