Wealthy Affiliate Review – Affiliate Referral Program



In this Wealthy Affiliate review of their affiliate referral program, we'll take a look at whether this training platform that teaches people how to make money online is worth promoting or not. Can you really make great money as a Wealthy Affiliate member promoting WA? What are the commissions like?

Let's take a closer look and see…



wa_super_affiliate_250x250Company Name: Wealthy Affiliate

Website: www.WealthyAffiliate.com

Owners: Kyle & Carson

Price To Join: FREE (to get started)

My Rating: 9/10



~ Affiliate Referral Program Review ~



Wealthy Affiliate was started way back in the early 2000s by two guys named Kyle and Carson. They have created a platform that teaches people all they need to know about earning an income online. Much of what is taught is affiliate marketing, how to set up a niche website, SEO, writing quality content and how to successfully monetise that content.

The Wealthy Affiliate site has loads of free training, as well as offering 2 free websites to Starter Members, a generous community of other affiliates who are only too happy to help out and offer support, and all the tools you need to set up a profitable online business. Everyone actively wants to help others succeed in their businesses.

If you would like to know more about the Wealthy Affiliate company and what it has to offer, you can read my comprehensive review here. There is no other platform like this. I can say that with absolute confidence and certainty. For starters, I'm yet to see any other affiliate training offer a free trial.

The other great thing about Wealthy Affiliate is they also offer their own affiliate program (one of the best affiliate programs around), enticing members of the WA community to recruit new members to the site. Very generous monetary rewards are on offer for this service, and anyone genuine about earning an income as an affiliate would be a fool not to take advantage of the Wealthy Affiliate Referral Program.

It is yet another income stream – and a very good one – to bring money into your account, residually and passively.


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Why the Wealthy Affiliate Referral Program Will Benefit You

Financial GrowthSome other affiliate programs pay very little for sales. At Wealthy Affiliate not only do you get paid handsomely for sales and recruitment to the platform, there is also the scope of receiving a recurring passive income from the ongoing memberships of those who have joined via your referral.

The commissions are good, and the Wealthy Affiliate concept is not difficult to sell people on. Once someone accesses the site and takes a look around, they usually at least sign up as a free Starter Member and do some of the free training.

There is a lot on offer for both the beginning marketer and those who have more advanced skills. To access all the benefits WA has, Starter Members need to upgrade to a paid Premium Account, which is well worth it. Premium Members then have access to all of the training, unlimited access to, and support from the community; as well as the owners, Kyle and Carson.

Premium Members also received double the payout for referring new members to WA. This I explain in further detail below. Even free Starter Members are entitled to promote Wealthy Affiliate and recruit new members for a commission.



Honestly, other than paying a monthly or yearly membership fee as a Premium Member, I can’t really see any negatives about the affiliate program on offer at Wealthy Affiliate. And that membership fee is not a negative anyway. It’s well worth it.

And as I said above, you can still be a free Starter Member and sell the affiliate program. Perhaps the only real negative is that some people sign up for Premium Membership, paying on a monthly basis, then drop out and you lose that recurring income stream. But that happens everywhere with everything, so it’s not a negative about WA in any exclusive way.



There are two main phases of training on offer:

Online Entrepreneur Certification – Getting Started (5 levels; 10 lessons per level)

Here you will learn everything there is to know about setting up a niche website, optimising it for SEO, monetising it successfully and establishing an online business.


Getting Started Training

Affiliate Bootcamp (7 levels; 10 lessons per level)

In Affiliate Bootcamp the training is geared towards setting up a website to market and promote Wealthy Affiliate as an affiliate. Some of the training is similar to the Online Entrepreneur Certification, but is more focused on establishing a successful online business that earns you a lucrative income as a WA affiliate.


Affiliate Bootcamp


How Much Does It Cost?

To become a member of Wealthy Affiliate, and to start promoting WA and making money selling the affiliate program, it costs you nothing.

As I’ve said, free members are more than welcome to recruit other members via their affiliate link. However, there are definitely advantages to going Premium as you will double your income, as well as gain full access to everything that Wealthy Affiliate offers online marketers.

To become a Premium Member costs $49/month, or you can purchase a 12 month membership for $359, offering a huge annual saving over the pay-by-the-month option.


The Affiliate Program Revenue Split

As I mentioned earlier Starter Members earn half the commissions that Premium Members earn. There is a 12% conversion rate of free members going Premium, which is pretty high.

Starter Members
  • Commission on monthly memberships = $11.75
  • Commission on yearly memberships = $87.50
Premium Members
  • Commission on monthly memberships = $23.50
  • Commission on yearly memberships = $175.00


Wealthy Affiliate Referral Commissions



Apart from all of the fantastic training, tools, community support and features Wealthy Affiliate offers, it’s worth it just to join to become an affiliate and start earning commissions. It’s not a decision you’ll regret. And if you pay to become a Premium Member, you’ll earn that money back in no time in commissions, because commissions are double. Really, it’s a no brainer.

If you would first like to learn more about Wealthy Affiliate, I've written a detailed guide that talks about affiliate marketing, the benefits, as well as a comprehensive overview of the Wealthy Affiliate platform.

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I am an author, online entrepreneur and internet marketer. I work from home and anywhere else in the world I choose to work. I've been making a living online since 2010, and you can do it too. I'm here to help.

12 thoughts on “Wealthy Affiliate Review – Affiliate Referral Program

  1. This sounds really interesting. Is it in any way an MLM set up? Do you earn commission on the people you bring into the system when THEY bring people into the system? Like when you recruit someone into your ‘team’. I like the idea of being able to have a look around first for free. Are you in this program?

    • Hi Ruth. No, it’s not an MLM system, just a referral system like any kind of affiliate marketing. There is no downline, but sometimes I wish there was. I’m kind of on the fence when it comes to MLM. There is both positives and negatives to that kind of marketing.

      I am an active member of Wealthy Affiliate, and I can say it’s definitely worth setting up that free Starter Account and having a good look around. You won’t find better training anywhere, I believe.

  2. Hello there Darren , I always enjoy reading positive reviews of Wealthy Affiliate.

    Tell me , really is there any negative review out there?…I only read one so far.And that is strong evidence of what is going on behind the scenes.

    Yes , I agree , their referral program is one of the best in the market with high commissions (around 40%) and most importantly are recurring.

    But even starter members can promote WA without having to pay any fee.And that is something not very usual..

    I fully enjoyed your last part where you say it is a no brainer.Yes , only the fact that you are promoting an ethical company is enough despite the commission rates or other details.By promoting WA you give people a real online opportunity.

    Very well said , I don’t have to add anything.Good luck with your referrals.

    • The affiliate program at Wealthy Affiliate is a good one. It’s not hard to promote something that is real and something I believe in. And you’re right, you don’t even have to be a paying member to be an affiliate and earn commissions (half that of what Premium members get, but commissions none the less).

      Thanks for reading and leaving your positive thoughts.

  3. Hi there. I have a question about the commissions.

    Free members make half the commissions as premium members. But one thing…
    Let’s say I’m a free member and have referred 10 paying members, so I’m getting $11.25 from each of the 10 people. And then only after some time, I upgrade myself to a premium account. Would those 10 $11.25 commissions immediately become $22.50? Or would they stay the same because I referred them when I was a free member?


    • Thanks for your question, Steven. It’s a good one.

      Once you become a Premium Member on Wealthy Affiliate, all your previous referrals will be upgraded to the higher commission structure during the following month. Cheers, Darren

  4. Hello

    Thanks for the review, you considered all the points.

    I got one question on the referral program though. Make as if a visitor signs up for free via my link and he decides to go premium say 30 days after. Do I still get a commission even if he goes premium at a later stage? I mean, are there any tracking? If yes, what is the maximum time?

    Thanks, Hans.

    • Hi Hans,

      That’s a great question. The answer is yes. Once a referral comes to Wealthy Affiliate through your unique referral link, from then on, no matter what your referral does or how long it takes them to do something on the Wealthy Affiliate site, you will get credited. Your referral might decide to go Premium after a year (no one takes that long by the way. They either go Premium within a month or leave), you will still get the commission. The commission is residual too. You don’t just get paid once. You get it every month that your referral remains a Premium Member. Lifetime cookies is how it works there.

      If you are considering joining, definitely give Wealthy Affiliate a try. Their training for making money online is great and so is the community there. Being able to promote WA for commissions is really an added bonus.

      Cheers, Darren

  5. Hello Darren, i have faced a lot of difficulty looking for the best Affiliate Marketing until i found out Wealth Affiliate and then i really got interested.. Please i like to Join the system but i need you to help me with a few steps on the best ways to achieve a 6 figure internet marketing dream.

    • Achieving a six figure income is doable if you’re willing to learn and put the work in. If you join Wealthy Affiliate you will have 1000s of other members there who will help you out. That’s just the way it is on WA, everyone helps each other.

  6. Hi Darren,
    I’ve got a question.
    I started recently and I have chosen my niche.
    How my chosen niche (healthy quick diets) will bring me income if it has nothing to do with WA?
    This is the piece of info I’m missing.

    • Hi Laura. You’re niche can bring you in money by promoting products relevant to your niche and your website. You don’t have to promote WA to make. Wealthy Affiliate if first and foremost a training platform that teaches you how to make money with affiliate marketing in any niche you choose. Look for products that have affiliate programs in your niche, join them and start promoting those products. The sales will come in time. Try typing this into Google – diets + affiliate programs – and see what comes up. I know Clickbank has some good diet books for affiliates to promote. Hope this helps.

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