How much can you make online graphicMy new little website designed to help you and I get out of the 9 – 5 grind that is the Rat Race is starting to gain some traction in the search engines and I have ramped up my promotion of the site via social media.

I am now starting to get quite a few questions about how the Wealthy Affiliate Commission Structure works and queries along the lines of how much can you make online with WA?

So rather than do a half-hearted job of it I have written this post to give you all the details so you can make an informed decision about whether Wealthy Affiliate might work for you as a platform to promote.

But in a nutshell, if you are a budding affiliate marketer and looking for a lucrative platform and system to partner with, honestly you can’t go past Wealthy Affiliate.

Come with me as I detail how the commission structure works as well as the conversion rates you can expect, the real dollars per referral and the super effective tools provided to help you succeed in the make money online niche.

Why Choose the Make Money Online Niche?

OK so you are either already an affiliate marketer and understand how the system works or you might want to leave your mundane 9 – 5 job and work for yourself and are looking for a profitable way to do that.

Either way joining forces with Wealthy Affiliate is the way to go.

New To Affiliate Marketing?

Laptop with dollar sign on screenIf you are looking for a way to leave the Rat Race then affiliate marketing is definitely a great way to make that happen.

Basically you build a website and market other people’s products or services. You can read all about how affiliate marketing works and what I am doing to get out of the Rat Race on one of my earlier blogs by clicking here.

You need to choose a niche for your website. This is as simple as asking yourself “Who do you want to help?”

One answer is “you want to help people make money online”. That’s pretty broad, and yes while it does give you lots of people to talk to and help, it also means you are competing with MANY, MANY other websites.

So you need to narrow that down as I have. This website is specifically written for people like me, white collar workers doing the Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm grind, working for other people to make them rich but not getting ahead myself.

But there are so many people who would love to be making either a little extra pocket money, replacing their current wage or earn the really big money and they can all do it through the internet and with WA.

You might want to help any of the following groups of people:

  1. Struggling college students who need additional income to stay in school
  2. Mums who want to stay home and spend more time with their littlies
  3. Low wage earners eg. fast food employees looking for more income
  4. Retirees who need some extra cash
  5. People with disabilities who can no longer work in a traditional office
  6. Shift Workers who want a more normal working life
  7. Fly In/Fly Out workers who want to stay home with their families instead of working away all the time

So you can see the list is really endless with not much thought put into it at all.

Simply put – Anyone who wants to earn more money can benefit from joining Wealthy Affiliate.

I chose 9-5 workers because I can empathise with them. I am one and want to change my career, work for myself, increase my income and ensure myself a better future and I am prepared to try something different to change my life.

If you understand where your niche is coming from, what problems they have, what their aspirations are, you can write blogs to help them.

As you can see throughout my site I only promote Wealthy Affiliate, because I believe it is the best platform on the internet for people to learn and use to make money online.

That can be in any niche or in the make money online niche – either way, Wealthy Affiliate offers the most in-depth and best value for money training and web hosting currently available.

So you can identify a group and then help them to get what they want – more money – by introducing them to Wealthy Affiliate.

Existing Affiliates

White dude standing on a pile of moneyYou may already have a website promoting other products or services. If so you may want to consider adding Wealthy Affiliate to your list of affiliate partners and promoting the platform to your existing visitors.

If you want to know exactly what you will be promoting check out my Wealthy Affiliate Review 2018 for all the details so you can make a decision if promotion and marketing of Wealthy Affiliate would be suitable for your existing niche.

You might also wish to consider whether you need additional help building out your website to make it successful.

The training at Wealthy Affiliate is second to none and if you have a site which isn’t making sales or achieving the traffic targets you need to reach your income goals give the free Starter Membership to Wealthy Affiliate Bootcamp a try.

I promise you will not be disappointed.

Show Me The Money

OK so down to the important stuff – just what do you get by referring someone to Wealthy Affiliate. There is a fee structure depending on if you are a Starter member or a Premium member.

Commission Structure

The information below in the blue boxes is for Premium members. You get 50% of that if you remain as a Starter Member. Which means you can promote Wealthy Affiliate without paying a cent and still receive all the benefits of the Starter Membership.

The Premium membership gives you not only a massive increase in commissions but you get access to all the training, hosting of 50 websites, unlimited tech support for your sites, community engagement and even an all expenses paid trip to Las Vegas if you make 300 referrals in a calendar year, plus so much more.

Wealthy Affiliate Commission Structure
Cookies & Links

Wealthy Affiliate also offers lifetime cookies. If your not sure what a cookie is click here for a brief explanation.

Yep, you heard right – if someone clicks through to the platform via one of your links and then signs up at any stage later say through the direct website link they will still be your referral. Most places offer  24 hour cookies, some offer up to 30 days, at Wealthy Affiliate they offer you LIFETIME cookies.

There are affiliate links all throughout Wealthy Affiliate. Every page, every blog, all training and live webinars have an affiliate link you can use to show what the platform is about and will count towards your referrals if someone joins via those links.

I really like the custom link which can be personalised so your referrals know you are there to help them and that they have come to the right place from your website. I have included mine below so you can see what it looks like.

WA Rat Race Escape Project Personalised Sign Up Page

The Best Training to Ensure You Succeed

Obviously it is in everyone’s best interest for you to be successful. The more referrals you make, the more money you make and likewise the more money the owners make. It’s a win-win.

To help this as a Premium member you get access to the complete Affiliate Marketing Training to promote Wealthy Affiliate called Bootcamp. I am over halfway through the 70 lesson training and I can tell you, without a word of a lie, it is outstanding.

It shows you how to build out an affiliate website targetting the make money online niche from start to finish. Every single avenue you need to be successful is covered.

As always don’t just take my word for it you can do the first 10 lessons of Bootcamp for free, no credit card required, no upsells and no gimmicks. Check it out for yourself by clicking here.

Statistics & Tracking

Wealthy Affiliate is the home of affiliate marketing and they understand what is required to track referrals. Their statistics page is exhaustive showing you where your referrals have come from, tracking of clicks through your links and to your content on WA as well as a running tally of your recurrent sales and associated income.

This is shown graphically as well as in table format. Below is my current month’s daily clicks on content within Wealthy Affiliate as well as unique clicks and my fourth referral shown in brown on 2nd August. Not bad considering I went on holiday for two weeks this month.

Referral Statistics GraphThey also provide an entire back of house system to keep you in touch with your referrals so you can offer the best service to those you bring to Wealthy Affiliate. This includes automated messaging as well as ongoing engagement from the site owners Kyle and Carson direct with your referees.

Wealthy Affiliate’s top earners are achieving conversions as low as 1 sale per 8 visitors to the site, and that drops to 1 in 4 during bonuses and promotions. On average though it’s anywhere from 1 in 12 to 1 in 30.


Commissions are paid out on the 1st of every month with a minimum payout of just $10. Wealthy Affiliate are very proud of their record of not missing a single payment period in the 13 year history of the company. You will get paid and paid regularly. Payment is via Paypal.

Each year they pay out over $1 million dollars in commissions. There are many super affiliates who are receiving over $10,000 each and every month, so I know it can be done.

If you can make 3 referrals per day it would equate to over $200,000 in recurrent commissions in the first year! I don’t know about you but I’m pretty keen to get my share of that.

Great program, great commissions

There is just so much to the affiliate program I have included a video to give you even more information and a rundown of the affiliate dashboard. WA has one of the highest paying, recurring affiliate programs anywhere in the world!

I’ll let Kyle have the last word on just what’s on offer as a Wealthy Affiliate affiliate – click on the video below to view.

Affiliate Program at Wealthy Affiliate Video Walkthrough
If you’d love to join me at Wealthy Affiliate I’d absolutely love to help you make some real money and change your life – drop me a comment in the box below and I can answer any further questions you might have or simply click on the link below and I’ll see you inside Wealthy Affiliate.



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It doesn’t matter where you are starting from, what you currently have or don’t have, if you too feel like there is more to life than what you are currently experiencing and you want to take charge and create a better life for yourself (and your family) then join me and we will do this together.

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  1. Hello Heidi,
    I like the entire looks of the site & the “hover” features for your site.

    Yes, Wealthy Affiliate is definitely a turning point for me. At least now I know that making money online with a mobile device & always connected to the internet is totally possible 🙂

    I had a lot of doubts about myself before starting the affiliate marketing journey. The WA lessons & training has taught me a lot.

    3 months down the road I’m becoming more confident about the making money online project.

    1. Thanks Chris, so glad you like the look and feel of the site, it is a constant work in progress but I am happy with how it’s coming along.
      I agree completely with you about the confidence issues, it’s only normal I think when you start out to doubt yourself and your abilities.
      I have certainly found as I work through and complete each piece of training and put it into practice and see the results my confidence is growing.

      Best wishes to you on your site.

  2. Very informative review Heidi. Thank you I can vouch for how amazing the Wealthy Affiliate platform and community is as i am currently a member too. I couldn’t recommend Wealthy affiliate highly enough.

    1. Oh yes indeed, it’s a great platform to learn the affiliate marketing business and for those who are already doing well in this space, it does offer a great affiliate program. I’m looking forward to helping plenty of people as my referrals into the program as the years go by. Thanks for stopping by for the read and for your comment Ofa.

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