There are a number of ways of earning money online with affiliate marketing, Amazon Associates, eBay Partners, Click Bank, to name a few. They all have a number of tutorials and how to guides but don’t really take you through effectively how you could earn a salary from them from start to finish.  This can lead to people not believing that it is an effective way of leaving their day job behind.

That’s where Wealthy Affiliate comes in.  Not only do they have a number of resources to get you started online – a free website, a catalogue of step by step guides to getting this website online and making money through affiliate marketing.  But they also have their own affiliate program so you can earn money through the promotion of Wealthy Affiliate as well.  With enough referrals they could be flying you out to Las Vegas, check out the bonus I mention further down…

In this post, I will be describing the basics of what Affiliate Marketing is, how Wealthy Affiliate can help you get started and believe in yourself, but also going through how Wealthy Affiliate rewards you for promoting their platform.

What is Affiliate Marketing?

In its simplest form, it is where you promote a product or service online, for an example you have a website reviewing led televisions.  You have an Amazon Associates account.  Someone visits your site, likes your review and ends up clicking on your affiliate link and buys that TV.  As a thank you for amazon getting the sale, you get a % of the sale.  So, if the % was 4% (typical of amazon) and the TV was £1000, you have just earned £40.

You could do this with any niche website with a number of affiliate programs, so you could have a number from eBay or Amazon, whilst promoting relevant adverts on your site with Click Bank, etc.

They all tend of differing degrees of commission rates.  But Wealthy Affiliate go the extra mile with their commission rates.

Why Wealthy Affiliate?

First of all, to earn from affiliate marketing you need a website.  which in some instances you have to pay for or get a free one that doesn’t really have all the abilities you need.  You also need to know how to employ these affiliate programs onto the website.

The reason I suggest Wealthy Affiliate is they have all the training materials you need to get started – this is called the Online Entrepreneur Certification Course, they give you 2 free websites as a starter member and their commission rates for promoting WA is by far the highest on the net.

Let’s break that down

Training Materials – The Online Entrepreneur Certification Course has 5 levels that take you from creating a free website, getting it up and running, and takes you through how to get it ranked online in the search engines, to then make money through affiliate programs. The outline of the first course is below, with the benefits outlined too.

Wealthy Affiliate also offers the best support networks out there with live chat with the community, help and support from the owners Kyle & Carson, weekly webinars on different subjects all aimed at making you a better affiliate marketer.

Free Websites – There is nothing worse than signing up for a subscription to find it isn’t what you thought or expected and your money is now down the drain and you cannot get out of the subscription?? Right?

Wealthy Affiliate offer all starter members 2 free websites, no catch.  They operate on WA’s own server SiteRubix. You will have full access to the WordPress back office and no time limit.  Further down the line if you want to increase the number of sites the premium membership is there, which offers 25 full domains and 25 sub domains but this is never forced on you.  It is there as a natural growth stage.

OK, at this point, we could be learning from Wealthy Affiliate and have 2 free websites.  This is when Wealthy Affiliate takes a step beyond.  Even as a free starter member of WA, you could earn commission by promoting Wealthy Affiliate.

As a Starter Member, the commission rates are as below:

If someone starts with WA, then decides to upgrade to Premium within the first 7 days, you will receive $4.  For every month after that they stay a member (which is $49/month) you will receive $11.25 every month.  If they decide to upgrade to the yearly subscription ($359/yr) You would earn $87.50 each year they stay a member.

That’s right, it is totally possible to stay a free member and earn that kind of money on a monthly basis.

As a Premium Member, the commission rates are DOUBLE:

If they set up their initial account, you earn $1 credit, if they purchase a domain $1 recurring.

If someone starts with WA, then decides to upgrade to Premium within the first 7 days, you will receive $8.  For every month after that they stay a member (which is $49/month) you will receive $23.50 every month.  If they decide to upgrade to the yearly subscription ($359/yr) You would earn $175 each year they stay a member.

Current Statistics show 1 in 8 premium members upgrade to yearly as it is more cost effective and it shows the belief they have in Wealthy Affiliate and their platform.  12% of all free members end up going premium.

These commissions are all lifetime, so the person who recommended WA to me will receive the commissions for as long as I am a member.  This could be the same for you.  They also have lifetime cookies, so if someone has a look and isn’t sure but comes back and ends up signing up with WA, you will still receive the commission and the recognition.

The Absolute Bonus – Las Vegas

Wealthy Affiliate go the extra mile to congratulate those who become promoters of WA.  If you get 300 referrals in a given year, they will fly you to Las Vegas to take part in a Super Affiliate conference.  They fly you out there, you stay in a really nice hotel and spend time with Kyle & Carson the owners of Wealthy Affiliate and they will share their knowledge with you on how to take your site to the next level.

The ultimate dream for people is to work for themselves without having a job to go to, this could be it and imagine flying out to Vegas.  Check out this post about last year’s conference.

So, there we go.  There are a number of affiliate programs out there for any type of niche, but using a platform where they teach you so much and also have a community who will help you with getting comments on your site to improve the trust factor, give you honest feedback on your website to improve and have an awesome affiliate program included is a great place to start.

If you would like to try Wealthy Affiliate for free, then follow this link and start your online business today

If you have any experience with Wealthy Affiliate or have a question that you want answered, please leave it below and I will respond shortly.

Thanks for taking the time to read this post, and hopefully catch up with you soon in the Wealthy Affiliate community.

John

  1. Affiliate Marketing is definitely one of the best ways online to earn money and Wealthy Affiliate in my opinion is the best place online to learn how to do that. I really like how you show what Wealthy Affiliate offers as well as talk about their own affiliate program and how you could potentially be flown out to Las Vegas. What affiliate program do you use the most?

    • Hi Brian,

      thanks for your views on affiliate marketing and your take on wealthy affiliate. I would tend to sway more with Amazon Associates, i am in the process of putting a new website together which will mainly target amazon products.  due to the sheer range on their and the ease of using their affiliate links.  the only drawback is the commission rate, so i would always suggest having more options open to you, so i also use eBay just not as much.

      thanks again Brian

  2. Hi Jcross93! Wealthy Affiliate really is a great platform to learn Affiliate Marketing! I have actually established my own website in less than a month and at minimal cost. After spending months searching for a great way to learn Online Marketing, I finally reached WA. It has been an awesome experience so far.

    • Hi John,

      thanks for the comment and totally agree, I tried a number of ways until i found Wealthy Affiliate, they are so down to earth, honest and make it so easy to follow.  Great community and great training.

      thanks again

      John

  3. I dove into the travel blog niche a couple months ago using Wealthy Affiliate, and my experience has been really positive. My niche deals with utilizing credit card points to travel for free.

    Do you have any advice on breaking into the credit card affiliate programs? The problem I am running into is gaining enough traffic on my site in order to get approved as an affiliate.

    • HI Kendra,

      it can take time to build up traffic as people need to find your site.  I would focus more on making sure your content is engaging and relevant.  This will in turn mean you are likely to rank better, the better you rank in the search engines the more likely the traffic will follow.  Once you have the traffic, you can then get accepted by those affiliate programs with content that converts and reap the benefits of your hard work.

      Hope that helps,

      John

  4. There’s nothing like making money from home.
    You can set your own hours and work schedule.
    Wealthy Affiliate allows you to do this.
    There is a lot of work that has to be done and that’s how you become successful.
    There are two ways to choose. You can either choose your own niche or you can promote Wealthy Affiliate.
    I chose to go with my own niche. Which do you feel is better to choose?

    • Hi Rob,

      thanks for the comment and to answer your question, I think it depends on whether you can choose a niche that you know a lot about.  You cannot help people if you don’t know a lot about the subject, So if you know a lot about photography and can help anyone who is searching in that niche and end up trusting your opinions and your reviews prior to purchasing a lense or a camera, then that is the direction I would suggest.  Once you can start earning enough to work from home, there is nothing to stop you working on both a niche and a website promoting Wealthy Affiliate.  If you cannot think of a niche, then you can follow the Affiliate Bootcamp straight away and follow their guide to start promoting Wealthy Affiliate, as it has the best rates for introducing new members.  I went with this direction, but as  i learned everything WA can give, it has lead me to being close to launching a niche website. So in the end, you can have both.

      Thanks Again Rob

      John

  5. Great post 🙂

    It’s a must read for beginners in affiliate marketing. I’ve seen many bloggers give up other monetizing methods and started using affiliate programs which most of them had achieve success.

    With a program like Wealthy Affiliate backing you up, the chance for failure is nil. There is no need to complicate things in affiliate marketing. If we give valuable content to our readers and help them solve their problems, we could make a living out of affiliate marketing. Even a newbie blogger could find success with sheer hardwork and smart strategies.

    • Thanks Sethu,

      thanks for sharing your view on Wealthy Affiliate.  There are way too many dishonest people on the web trying to lure people to spending their money on programs that don’t work.  Wealthy Affiliate is one that totally works by putting you in the driving seat of your success, without spending anything to give them a try. 

      Thanks again

      John

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