Wealthy Affiliate Network – Affiliate Marketing Program Review

The Wealthy Affiliate is a network providing a training platform, web hosting, community and tools for Affiliate Marketers to develop their skills in marketing, selling, and delivering affiliate success. The network has been around since 2005, and there are reportedly 1.6 million members (Our feeling is that there are a lot less active members)

This is not a review of the courses or community – only the affiliate program.

There are two plans – A Free Membership and a Pro Membership. We cover the differences between the two in this post.

$23.50 Commissions per month per referral

Wealthy Affiliate also runs an in-house affiliate program where members can make a commission by referring new members to the program. The Affiliate Program offers a recurring $23.50 commission per referral for those on a pro membership. Members on a free Wealthy Affiliate membership plan get half the commission rate.

The target audience for the platform is new and existing affiliate marketers at beginner and intermediate level.

In addition to regular commissions, any affiliate who refers 300 members to the Wealthy Affiliate in a calendar year gets an all-expenses paid trip to Las Vegas in January.

The Wealthy Affiliate Network Affiliate Marketing Program (in a nutshell)

Merchant Information:
The Wealthy Affiliate – click to visit
Program Type:
Cost Per Sale (CPS) – You earn a commission when the merchant makes a sale.
Wealthy Affiliate is a single tier affiliate program.
Earnings / Commission:
$23.50 Commission per referral with recurring commissions each month.
Payment Schedule:
First day of each month.
Payment Method:
Cookie Life:
Lifetime Cookie
Affiliate Marketing Materials / Training:
There are Banners, Links and Video courses to assist in your promotion of the platform. There is also an Affiliate Bootcamp course geared toward promoting the Wealthy Affiliate.
Financial Investment Required:
None. Although Wealthy Affiliate Pro Members get double the commission rates of Free Members.

What is the Wealthy Affiliate Network?

Wealthy Affiliate

Founded by Kyle Loudon and Carson Lim in 2005, The Wealthy Affiliate is the closest thing to a University of Affiliate Marketing. There are structured training courses, weekly webinars, classrooms, forums, member-created courses and a strong online community.

The course is largely focused on Blogging.


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15 thoughts on “Wealthy Affiliate Network – Affiliate Marketing Program Review”

  1. I hadn’t heard of the Wealthy Affiliate so I found this post to be quite interesting. It would also be interesting to know how well people do (who apply themselves) with the knowledge provided by the programs. Have you found it worthwhile Owen in terms of a return on your time and money? Might be worth looking into further so thanks for doing this post.

    • Hi Nicole, As a platform it’s very good for beginners and intermediates as it guides the user through website creation, keyword research, finding niche products, promoting the website, social media etc… Some of the modules weren’t ideal for us because we’d done it before. Others won’t have. I’d say it’s a very good platform for beginners to follow a structured process. The Community is strong – members upload a lot of additional training materials and best practice and share experiences. The Affiliate Program is quite good as it’s “Software As A Service (SaaS) – basically meaning that if you refer somebody else to WA, then you’ll earn money as long as they subscribe.

  2. I haven’t used it yet. But has heard about it. I was planning to use it in the future. Your post helped me s lot to learn and cleared my doubts.

  3. I work as a SM & Content Writer. we are in constant look out for such programs, I will discuss this with our SEO team.

  4. I’ve been using my own version of this a while now and not sure how I managed without it! I really need to take a look with this. Thank you for sharing

  5. been hearing some good stuff from my colleague about this affiliate marketing, I haven’t monetize my blog yet and this is actually one of my options aside from google adsense, Let’s see! i need to do more research.. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Earning from affiliate marketing is getting difficult than before. I have never heard about this program but what I read in your post makes it seem interesting and hopeful. I am going to check this out. Thanks.


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