Wealthy affiliate affiliate program review

For many people, working from home is not a choice but the only way they can make a living. When this becomes the case, the easiest way to make a living online is through affiliate marketing. Joining a lucrative or several lucrative affiliate programs is the key and Wealthy affiliate has one of the most generous affiliate program.  

They help budding entrepreneurs all over the world get into business by teaching them affiliate marketing techniques and many other online marketing techniques. Wealthy Affiliate has been around since 2005. It was founded by two successful entrepreneurs, Kyle and Carson with the aim of helping others succeed in online marketing as they both had.

Since 2005, this organization has grown from two to over 600,000 plus members and is currently available in about a 195 countries across the world. They have the tools you need to succeed like website building platform, domain registration platform, lessons, video tutorials, live lessons and much more all in one place.

Join Wealthy Affiliate for free today.

Wealthy Affiliate Menbership

The table below summarizes the membership options at Wealthy affiliate. As you can see there are two levels of membership; free and premium.

Unlike other organization that require that you pay up front to be a member, Wealthy affiliate has a starter membership that does not expire. It is up to you when you want to upgrade.

With the free starter membership, you can build two free websites and you have access to a bunch of lessons on how to get going online. The paid membership is offered for $49 a month or lesser if you pay yearly.

You will learn to answer questions like;

  • What is your passion?
  • What are your skills?
  • What are your dreams for the future?
  • What are you financial goals?
  • How do you choose your market niche?
  • How can you build your business from scratch?
  • How do you promote your business?
  • How do you monetize your business?

Wealthy Affiliate Affiliate Program

As I mention earlier, Wealthy Affiliate has a very generous affiliate program. Both free and Premium members can promote wealthy affiliate but you are encourage to do so as a premium member because only then can you be able to give a genuine referral.

Every time you refer someone to Wealthy Affiliate and they complete their profile, you get $2. If that person updates to premium, you get paid commission. The percentage you get is dependent on whether you are a free member or a premium member.

The table below summarizes the commissions for referring people to Wealthy affiliate. As you can see, premium members are paid more commission than free members for referring new members. This makes sense to me as free members have limited access to the tools available and therefore do not have a complete understanding of the Wealthy Affiliate program.

In addition to this, you get $ every time they buy a domain name (recurrent yearly).


Lifetime cookies

Affiliate programs have cookies that last different length of time. Amazon for example has a 24 hour cookie. This means that, if someone comes to your website and click on a link that takes them to Amazon, you will be paid a commission, if that person buys any item within 24 hours of clicking your link.

Wealthy Affiliate provides a lifetime cookie. This means that as long as that person does not clear their browser of cookies and they do not click on another affiliate link from a wealthy affiliate member, you will get the commission anytime they join wealthy affiliate using that computer, phone, tablet or any other device they used the first time they visited your site and clicked on your affiliate link.

Affiliate Bootcamp

This is a special training that helps you learn the special skills and techniques you need to be a successful Wealthy Affiliate Affiliate. There are 7 phases to the training with the main topics being;

  • Getting your business rolling. As the name suggest, you will learn about how to set up your affiliate website. This phase has 10 lessons (this is the average number of lessons in each phase) with both video and audio versions. At the end of each lesson, you are giving task to complete. So this is hands on training.
  • Content, keywords and conversions. At this phase, you start writing content. You learn to carry out a keyword research to find key phrases that will convert.
  • Giving your site social value. Here you will learn about how to spread the word about your site via social media.
  • Get visual, get aesthetic, get a brand through media. In this phase you are going to be learning all about “sprucing” up your website to make it a better experience for your visitors.
  • Knowing your audience and catapulting your refers. This is where you learn more about your target audience and what their pain points are. Then you use this info to write reviews that catches their attention.
  • Bing, Yahoo and the power of PPC. In this phase, you learn all you need to know to design and implement successful PPC.
  • How to scale successful PPC campaigns. This is the final phase of the training.

Easy to promote

Wealthy Affiliate is one of the top affiliate marketing training program online. They offer a lot of tools and services that their competition don’t. With a reputation like that, it is easier to get referrals for WA that it is for most of the competition.

Easy payment

Commissions are paid via PayPal which is very easy to set up. You determine the your minimum monthly payment. If you set it to $100. Then you will get paid commission every month if you make at least $100. You can then transfer this money to your bank account at your convenience.


  • Very competitive. Wealthy Affiliate is very popular and has drawn a lot of people to it. Many of these members are affiliates and this makes it very for you as an associate to compete, especially with experience members.
  • It has been noted lately that some members bash other programs just to promote wealthy affiliate. This has made some people to think that WA is a scam.

Bottom Line

Wealthy Affiliate is still the most lucrative affiliate program to join. You have training and access to website builder and domain registration in one spot. They have their renowned all expense paid Vegas trip once a year for their super affiliates. To qualify as a super affiliate, you need to refer at least 100 people who upgrade to premium every year. This might sound difficult but many people are doing it. Join today for free.

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  1. Hi there Denise,

    Awesome site an great review with some very inspiring quotes, thanks for sharing it with us, really appreciated.

    It has been my dream for a long time now to have a business online and create a web presence but I just don’t know how to build sites or any programming languages. You mention two free sites included with WA
    Do I need to be tech savy to make those sites or are they made for us?

    1. Hi Derek,

      You do not need to be tech savvy to build and maintain a site. At wealthy affiliate, it only takes a few clicks and your site is up and running. There are many free themes you can choose from for your site. WordPress which is the most popular word processing platform has already been installed for you. With a free membership, you can build up to two sites for free and you can also get a free siterubix domain name for free.

      WA offers a lot of help to members.

  2. I really enjoyed reading this article, it was well layed out and I like the way you put in the pictures and quotes about Carson and Kyle.

    I think the point you are trying to get across is really effective.

    I really like what you said “They help budding entrepreneurs all over the world get into business and stay in business” I feel like it would really hook a reader not already involved in WA.

    I was wandering how long you think it takes to build a successful website through WA.

    1. Hi,

      I think it all depends on how hard you work and how competitive your niche is. There are people who have taken less than four months to monetize their site but usually this happens to expert entrepreneurs who know the nooks and crannies of online business.

      For beginners it takes a while because they have a lot to learn and they have some mistakes to make and learn from along the way. It takes a while to build an online presence and beginners need a lot of help. This is where wealthy affiliate comes in; they have the tools that any beginner and pro can use to build a successful online business.

      A very competitive niche is harder to monetize and requires extra hard work. At the end of the day, as long as you work hard and stick to it, you can make money online.

  3. Can’t recommend Wealthy Affiliate enough, it is such a great website where I learned literally everything I know about Affiliate Marketing and starting up my own website from nothing. Unfortunately I’m not at the point where I’m making a full time income yet, but it is a goal of mine I hope to achieve in the future.

    1. Hi Kevin,

      It takes a while to start generating fulltime income. Look at it this way, it takes years of training, at least two for registered nurses and up to 10 for doctors to get to a point where they star generating fulltime income. People turn to online marketing when they are tired of traditional work and hope for a quick fix but it doesn’t work that way.

      You need to work hard and give your business time to mature and you will be able to live fulltime off of it.

  4. Hey there,
    This is a great review of the Wealthy Affiliate program. Honestly, this post just reminded me when I started with affiliate marketing and I had no clue on how to begin my journey. Lucky me I found this incredible platform you’re talking about. The tools, the lessons, and the community it offers are amazing! I’m thankful and proud I’m a member of WA pursuing my financial freedom.
    Thanks for sharing this review!

    1. You are very right Carlos,

      It is very fulfilling to be a member of wealthy affiliate. It is a program I am proud to tell everyone about. It has helped me a lot and now I am able to spend more time with the kids.

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