My Top Affiliate Marketing Program
I’ve been making a fulltime income online as an affiliate marketer as of 2005.
And I get asked all the time what would I say is my top affiliate marketing program that I’m promoting right now?
So since this is a recurring question I thought it would just be easier to write a post and share with you my favorite affiliate marketing program.
A 50% Recurring Commission Structure
All of the affiliate programs I promote have a recurring commission structure.
Meaning you get paid over and over again every month. This is how you build a residual income.
With this affiliate program there are two levels of affiliation. There is a free membership affiliation and then a paid membership affiliation. (I’ll tell which program this is in a minute)
With the free membership, you earn $11.25 per month sale and $87.50 for each yearly sale. This works out to a 25% commission structure.
I promote the paid version which is premium membership of $47 per month or $359 per year. Of that you earn a recurring commission of $22.50 per month or $175.00 for each yearly sale.
These commissions are HUGE and add up to a BIG monthly income, which you can keep growing and growing!!
Let’s do some easy math:
- 50 referrals is a $1125.00 recurring income per month
- 100 referrals is a $2250.00 recurring income per month
- 200 referrals is a $4500 recurring income per month
- 300 referrals is a $6750 recurring income per month
And the skies the limit!!
Compare that to one of the most popular affiliate programs – Amazon, which has a commission structure between 4% and 8%.
That means if you were promoting a product that was of the same value $47. You would earn a whopping $3.76 per sale if you earned an 8% commission. Most people only make on average 4%.
And that would be for a one time sale not a recurring income. That’s pretty sad if you ask me.
Honestly I never understood why people spend so much time promoting Amazon products or other products for that matter for such a small return for their time and effort.
As an affiliate marketer you need to work smart not hard.
Active Affiliate Managers
When you’re promoting any affiliate program you need to have affiliate managers that are there for you.
So having access to your affiliate manager(s) is crucial.
Well these guys (Kyle and Carson) are some of the best guys I have ever worked with.
They’re goal is to see you succeed and to make sure that happens you have several channels you can use to get in touch with them.
You can contact them through Live Chat, Private Messaging, Blog Posts, Google Plus, The Affiliate Classroom, Personal Profiles and more.
But the support is not just limited to being an affiliate. They are also available for support in many other areas of you building your online business.
Everything from the steps for building your website to creating powerful content to get you ranked at the top of the search engines.
You have access to two of the most successful online entrepreneurs on the planet.
Remember they have a vested interest in your success. When you make money they make money.
I have worked with many affiliate managers and some where the most useless people I’ve ever had to deal with. And because of that I have left those affiliate programs.
Building a business online has enough challenges I don’t need to be working with some idiot affiliate manager to make things harder for me, and neither should you.
Kyle and Carson are the best affiliate managers I have worked with – these guys are honest and reliable. And they do everything they can to make sure you’re successful with their affiliate program, your business.
What’s The Program?
The program that I proudly promote is the Wealthy Affiliate. I did a complete review on the wealthy affiliate. But let me give you the highlights of why I promote this fantastic program.
The wealthy affiliate is a community. It focuses on training people how to build a very successful online business doing what a person loves to do. Not what someone tells you what you should promote.
So the focus is on building a business around your hobby or passions. And this is done with the certification training courses.
There are five levels of training each containing 10 courses.
Here’s a snapshot of all the training levels. The Getting Started level 1 training is absolutely free for anyone to take.
There is no other community that comes even close to the level of training and support provided by the wealthy affiliate.
Again if you want to read my full review of the wealthy affiliate click here.
Kyle and Carson have created the Wealthy Affiliate Bootcamp specifically designed for teaching you the most effective ways of promoting the wealthy affiliate.
You’re going to learn how to engage with your visitors, help them and then successfully convert them into happy wealthy affiliate members.
This bootcamp consists of 7 training levels.
And just like the Getting Started level 1 certification training course of the wealthy affiliate – the first bootcamp training course is absolutely free for everyone to take.
Your Affiliate Dashboard
Within the wealthy affiliate community you have your affiliate dashboard.
Here you have complete control over your affiliate campaign as well as all the data you need to see how well your campaign is doing.
This is an overview of the affiliate program outlining the commission structure your affiliate link and other affiliate information.
Just like the name implies here is where you’ll find the statistics of your affiliate campaign(s).
From a yearly view down to the week you can see the Clicks, Referrals and Sales you’ve made. Including the amount of your next paycheck.
The wealthy affiliate pays out your commission on the first of every month through PayPal.
Here you can see your referrals, when they became a member (free or premium) as well as have a link to their profile.
Links And Tracking
In this area you’ll find your 3 main affiliate links.
- Your Main Affiliate Link
- Your Premium Page Link
- Your Create Account Page link
You also have the ability to create custom sign up pages. You can use an image on your custom sign up page or you can use a video if you want.
You can then track each custom sign up page you have within your affiliate dashboard to see how well they are converting.
I have many different custom sign up pages that I use.
You can check out a couple of my custom sign up pages clicking the links below. One has a video and one is a picture.
You can also create comparison tracking to any wealthy affiliate link. And if you’re doing any pay per click marketing you can set up conversion tracking for those campaigns.
Part of the appeal of the wealthy affiliate is that everyone can become a member for free. And part of that free membership includes two free websites called Site Rubix sites, which also includes free hosting for these two sites.
And a great marketing strategy is to promote the free websites, and free hosting that comes with their free membership, along with the training and support offered by the wealthy affiliate.
So you have an affiliate link as well as a plugin you can have on your site which people can use to create their free membership and build their free websites.
You can click here to see what the plugin looks like.
In this area you setup your Referral Auto Messages.
Once someone joins the wealthy affiliate you can greet them with a welcome message. As well as a few other follow up messages.
When your referral upgrades to a premium membership your referral will receive a welcome message from you that you have created. And you’ll also have access to more followup auto messages you can create.
All of these messages are preset for when they are delivered – and cannot be used to bombard or solicit your referrals for other things.
This is pretty self explanatory – in this section you have all sorts of banners and images you can use as part of your marketing campaign.
One other great aspect of marketing the wealthy affiliate is that everything within the wealthy affiliate can be used as part of your marketing campaign.
So lets say you wanted to share one of my many training videos. Well you can.
Everything in the wealthy affiliate will have an affiliate link associated to it. And this affiliate link has your affiliate ID in it.
So if you decided to share my training video with your audience, people could watch my training video, and you would get the referral credit if the person decides to join the wealthy affiliate.
Here’s how that works.
Once on the page that has my training video (or anything you’ve shared) if they try to navigate to other parts of the community they would be presented with a popup sign up page telling them to be able to move about the community they can join the wealthy affiliate for free.
You can create a lot of referrals just by sharing the information inside the wealthy affiliate.
Las Vegas Incentive Program
If you have 300 premium referrals within a calendar year you’ll receive all an expense paid trip to Las Vegas to hang out with Kyle and Carson and other winners.
Here is what is included when you reach the “300” Vegas Incentive.
- Flight Expenses Paid (up to $600)
- Hotel Accommodations Fully Paid
- Awesome WA Swag Package (high end goodies)
- 3 Day Interactive Super Affiliate Conference
- Meet With Other Uber Successful Super Affiliates
- 2 hour Private Meeting with Kyle & Carson
- A Spectacular Vegas Show
- Drinks, Fun, & Maybe Even a Little Gambling 🙂
The Marketing Potential Is HUGE!!
You hear this all the time.
“The making money niche is too competitive”
It is to people that don’t have the training available to them that the wealthy affiliate offers it’s affiliates. And in reality NO niche is too competitive.
There is a huge market of people that the wealthy affiliate appeals to. Below is part a list of just some of the people the wealthy affiliate appeals to.
It’s from one of the training modules – Target Audiences for Wealthy Affiliate If you want to see the complete list just click the link.
And there’s a lot more to this list!!
Let’s Sum Things Up
Ok if you’ve come this far let’s me go over the pro’s and con’s of this program.
- 25% commission for free members ($11.25 or $87.50 dollar for each sale)
- 50% commission for premium members ($22.50 or $175 dollar for each sale)
- Recurring commissions (residual income)
- Extensive training
- Involved and helpful affiliate managers
- Several avenues of support including Live Chat 24-7
- Huge markets to promote to
- Trusted and established brand
- Unlimited growth
- Create a business you could pass down to your children
- You have to be a premium member to earn the higher recurring commission
Well that’s it.
I hope I answered your question as to why the wealthy affiliate is my top affiliate marketing program to promote. And will be for the rest of the time that I’m an affiliate marketer. So basically forever.
No matter if you’re a beginner, intermediate or expert affiliate marketer I truly believe you’ll also find it to be one of the best affiliate marketing programs too.
I hope you found this post helpful. If so, feel free to share it with your audience, and if you have any questions or comments please leave them below.
I believe in you!!