It’s widely known among affiliate marketers that Wealthy Affiliate has one of the most lucrative, top-paying affiliate programs in the industry. Their training, hosting, research tools, tech support and community are top notch and the program practically sells itself. So it’s no wonder that everyone wants to become the next WA Super Affiliate.
Now let’s take a look at what you can expect to earn in monthly income as you bring in new referrals.
* Even as a free Starter Member you’re allowed to participate in the affiliate program, however your earnings will be half (50%) of what they would be if you were to become a Premium Member.
The basic Wealthy Affiliate commission structure is as follows:
- For every free Starter Member that you sign up you’ll receive a $1 one-time payment.
- When they eventually upgrade to premium, the 1st month is discounted so you’ll receive $4.
- You’ll continue to earn $11.75 per month as they remain a premium member.
- If they switch to the yearly Premium plan, you will receive $117.50 per year, one-time payment.
- For every free Starter Member that you sign up you’ll receive a $2 one-time payment.
- When they eventually upgrade to premium, the 1st month is discounted so you’ll receive $8.
- You’ll continue to earn $23.50 per month as they remain a premium member.
- If they switch to the yearly Premium plan, you will receive $175 per year, one-time payment.
Taking a look at the image below captured from the dashboard within WA, it can be quite confusing at first glance. It’s difficult to understand the payout levels, which depend also on your membership status; either Starter or Premium Member.
Based on the tried and true (yet conservative) conversion rate provided by Wealthy Affiliate, for every 8 people you recruit to try WA for free 1 of them will end up upgrading to Premium Membership. That is a 12% conversion rate! Even that is extremely high and unheard of in the affiliate marketing world.
Wealthy Affiliate Compensation Plan
The average income for members of Wealthy Affiliate is:
At 5 referrals per day, with a 12% upgrade rate, and they stay premium members for at least 4 months; then your monthly income would be: $1,458/mo.
At 50 referrals per day, with a 12% upgrade rate, and they stay premium members for at least 6 months; then your monthly income would be: $22,398/mo.
It is safe to say the average monthly income for premium members at Wealthy Affiliate is anywhere between $1,500 and $22,000. There are hundreds, if not thousands of members that are making much more than that, because you have to keep in mind that average membership duration (retention rate) is much higher (over 1 year) than depicted in the chart above. Even the upgrade rate is kept very conservative.
So imagine that after one year you have 100 Premium referrals each bringing you in $23.50 a month. That is equivalent to $2,350/mo. Now at that point you probably would have at least 1 premium sign-up per day. So each one just keeps adding on to your total monthly income. Over the month and years as an affiliate, your daily premium sign-ups would most likely be between 5-10 a day. Obviously this is subjective, but you can see the potential earning power.
After a few years, by slowly but surely increasing your referrals per day your monthly income can snowball into 6-figure a month payouts. And believe me, there are many high-achievers like this inside the WA community. Hopefully this has been illuminating and has illustrated the potential income you can achieve.
For clarity, the avg. retention rate of 4-6 months is a very conservative number used as an example. Again, most premium members remain onboard for well over a year or even longer. Thousands of members who see success will remain members for life.
So for simplicity’s sake, let’s say you are a Premium Member and were able to refer 5 free Starter Members that ended up upgrading.
- 5 starter sign-ups x $2 = $10 one-time payment.
- 5 upgrade to premium (1st month only)= $8 x 5 = $40
- 5 remain premium members into 2nd month = $23.50 x 5 = $117.50
Then you’d continue to receive $117.50 a month for as long as they remain on the monthly-plan as premium members.
And don’t forget, if they end up switching to the yearly-plan, you will receive $175 per year, every year they remain a premium member.
As you advance through the program and training, you’ll see why it is highly likely that you will eventually attain signing-up 5 starter referrals a day.
When you begin getting more and more referrals switching to premium members and they remain active longer and longer, your earnings will absolutely skyrocket!
The cumulative compounding effect is huge! Especially if you are actively recruiting new members daily, which they teach you how to do here in the FREE Wealthy Affiliate Bootcamp.
Super Affiliate Bonus!
Every year the owners of Wealthy Affiliate (Kyle and Carson) put on the Las Vegas Super Affiliate Conference.
If you can achieve 300 Premium referrals in a year, you’ll earn an invitation to hang out with the owners and other Super Affiliate members on an ALL-PAID vacation and conference. You get all the inside info on how to grow your earnings even more.
What are you waiting for? Get to the training 👆. Follow it and take action and you’ll be earning really good money along with the best of them.