Wealthy Affiliate Compensation Plan: Can You Make $11,234/Month?

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Are you looking for an article that explains you the Wealthy Affiliate compensation plan? Are you interested in making money with Wealthy Affiliate? Then you have come to the right place!

I have been a member of member of the Wealthy Affiliate community already since 2015.

How Does Wealthy Affiliate Compensation Plan Work? – My Video Explanation

Some time ago I created a YouTube video where I explain the Wealthy Affiliate compensation plan in detail. I believe you will find it helpful so I wanted to offer you a chance to watch it here.

Did you enjoy the video? Would you like to earn money also with Wealthy Affiliate? Get started today for free!

Wealthy Affiliate Referral Program Explained – 

Members of Wealthy Affiliate can earn money by inviting other people to WA. It’s a typical referral/affiliate program where you earn money by recommending a product.

Wealthy Affiliate is not a multi-level/network marketing system because your purpose is not to build downlines. You don’t build a “team” or anything similar. You simply recommend Wealthy Affiliate to people who might find it valuable.

It works in a same way like any other affiliate program: You earn commissions for each sale. However, WA referral program has a few benefits compared to many other affiliate programs.

One of the best things about Wealthy Affiliate referral program is that you will earn recurring income. It means that you’ll earn monthly or a yearly commission from all of your premium referrals. It also means that the earnings will add up pretty quickly.

10 yearly referrals make you already $1,750 commissions. 100 yearly referrals make you $17,500 in commissions. And you’ll earn that income as long as those referrals stay as members whether you would be working or not. In the other words, you’ll be earning lots of passive income.

How Does Wealthy Affiliate Pay You? – Numbers

As a premium member you earn in the following way:

  • $1 for every referral that fills out their Wealthy Affiliate profile (Adds a profile picture and a description)
  • Domain name purchases $1 each (recurring yearly)
  • First month membership $19 => $8 commission
  • Monthly membership $49 => $23,50 commission recurring monthly
  • Yearly membership $359 => $175 commission recurring yearly

If you have a free membership on Wealthy Affiliate, you earn half of those amounts as an affiliate. Therefore, I certainly recommend to premium. In addition, if you recommend or promote Wealthy Affiliate to others, it feels natural that you are also using it yourself.

To clarify the numbers let me also show you the following picture:

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With the Wealthy Affiliate referral program, you earn recurring income.

Commissions don’t sound much at first but I have noticed that they can add up quite quickly. Let me just show you two examples from two of my friends who have been promoting Wealthy Affiliate already for a few years:

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Kyle was a complete newbie with affiliate marketing in 2015 but now he’s earning +$6,500/month. Notice that Wealthy Affiliate promotion is only one of his income streams.wealthy affiliate income proof

Vitaly (one of my mentors) earned about $60,000 in a year just by promoting WA. He made $11,234.50 in November 2017 alone.You can read more about Kyle and Vitaly on my Wealthy Affiliate roundup post where I interviewed 17 members related to the question, “Is Wealthy Affiliate worth it?” They also shared tips for beginners who are interested in earning money online.

That kind of earnings are possible for anyone. If you have the Internet connection and willingness to work hard, you can earn even much more than Vitaly.

=> Want to Earn $11,234.50 in a Month Like Vitaly? Start on Wealthy Affiliate Today!

Of course, I want to remind that such earnigns like $11,234 in a month require tons of hard work. Vitaly has worked for years to achieve such results. That being said, it’s certainly possible for you as well.

Wealthy Affiliate Income Examples

On the Wealthy Affiliate, you can access a simple calculator that will show you the earnings with their affiliate program. I showed how it works in my video above but if you didn’t watch it fully, let me show a few examples here.

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Wealthy Affiliate referral program calculator.

Your earnings will depend on 3 factors:

  1. The number of referrals per day.
  2. Upgrade rate from free membership to premium.
  3. Average membership.
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The calculator gives you an idea how much you will earn with the Wealthy Affiliate referral program.

In the example above, I have put that you make 7 referrals per day. 10% (1 out of 10) becomes a premium member and they stay 5 months on average as a premium.


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Wealthy Affiliate Payment Methods

Wealthy Affiliate pays you easily via PayPal. You get the payment at the beginning of each month, usually in the first or the second day of the month. Let me show you an example from my own email:

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Wealthy Affiliate sends the payment usually first or second day of the following month through PayPal.

Most of the affiliate programs that I use also make their payments through PayPal. In my opinion, it’s the most practical way.

Wealthy Affiliate: Affiliate Bootcamp Step-By-Step Training

As you may already know, Wealthy Affiliate has step-by-step trainings on how you can make money online. They have 2 main courses that are called Affiliate Bootcamp and Online Entrepreneur certification (Read more details on my comprehensive WA review here).

In the Affiliate Bootcamp training you will learn how you can make a full-time income just by promoting Wealthy Affiliate. There are 7 levels in the Affiliate Bootcamp:

  • Phase 1: Getting Your Business Rolling
  • Phase 2: Content, Keywords and Conversions
  • Phase 3: Giving Your Site Social Value
  • Phase 4: Get visual. Get aesthetic. Get a brand through media
  • Phase 5: Knowing Your Audiences & Catapulting Your Income
  • Phase 6: Bing, Yahoo & The Power of PPC
  • Phase 7: How to Scale Successful PPC Campaigns
  • + Each phase consists of 10 comprehensive lessons.

In the other words, Wealthy Affiliate Bootcamp is a very comprehensive online business training. You will learn the skills that you can use for promoting any other product online as well.

At the end of each lesson, you have tasks that you can finish yourself before moving forward. In my opinion, that’s the best kind of studying because you will learn and do at the same time.

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There are tasks for you after the each lesson.

After each lesson, there is also a comment section where you can ask help from Kyle (the founder of Wealthy Affiliate) and other WA members. Of course, you can always send me a personal message as well and I’ll be happy to help you out.

Conclusion – Is Wealthy Affiliate Worth It?

Based on my own and other people’s experiences Wealthy Affiliate is certainly worth it. You can make a full-time income by promoting Wealthy Affiliate but, of course, there are numerous WA members who make money by doing something else.

Wealthy Affiliate membership is so cheap that it’s worth having even though you wouldn’t even be their affiliate. They provide wonderful training, resources, keyword tool, networking with successful online entrepreneurs and many more things that will help you to succeed online.

I provide 1-on-1 support for anyone who joins Wealthy Affiliate through my website. I answer to your questions and provide help hand-by-hand so you can become successful online as well. Click the picture below to get started:

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Are you already a member of Wealthy Affiliate?

Would you like to earn money with affiliate marketing? 

Let’s discuss in the comments below! 🙂

If you have any questions, just leave a comment below and I will be more than happy to help you out.

By Roope Kiuttu

Hello! I am Roope "Robert" Kiuttu, the founder and owner of YourOnlineRevenue.com. I created this website back in 2015 to help you to make money online. You can ask me anything and I'll be happy to help you out. I help people daily to make more money online and I love seeing people succeeding. If you want to get my 1-on-1 support and help to make money online as well, get started HERE.


  1. Hi Roope,

    What day of the month does WA pay commissions? I haven’t been paid yet by them even though I got people to sign up for premium.

    1. Hi Chris,

      they pay at the beginning of each month and have never missed the payment for 13-14 years 🙂

      At the bottom of your Stats page you can choose what is the minimum amount that you want to be paid for you.

  2. This type to review is one for best that I’ve read on the site so far and the good thing is that by being a member of Wealthy Affiliate and promoting the site in a way or the other, you get to earn some form of commission which is absolutely excellent as long as I am concerned.

      1. Yes I do, as such type of commission is one that will always make people to take the work quite serious and do them with all their hearts and not what we have with other programs that doesn’t have a great better reward plan for work done.

  3. What a wonderful review on the site! I’ve had a subscription to the site for a while but I couldn’t quite wrap my head around how I wanted to pivot the opportunity into something that would work with my marketing plan. Wealthy Affiliate has a massive collection of information, strategies and endless instructional videos but this really breaks down how to make the most of the program.

    I’m just finding your site and I just have a few questions for you, if you don’t mind: Have you had the chance to implement some of the plans from the site with your program? Are there particular programs or videos that you would recommend starting with on this and their site?

    I look forward to reading more reviews. Your site is proving to be such a gold mine of information.

    1. Thanks for your questions and for the positive feedback!

      Here are my answers to your questions:
      1.Yes, I have implemented their training and received great results when doing so. I was just a complete beginner without any knowledge of affiliate marketing when I found Wealthy Affiliate. Now I’m making it full-time and traveling the world thanks to WA.

      2.I highly recommend that you follow their step-by-step training courses Online Entrepreneur Certification or Affiliate Bootcamp. There is a lot of information and material within WA but my recommendation is to start out with the step-by-step training so you lay out a great foundation for your business.

      Do all the tasks in the training to apply the skills right away. You’ll build your business in the process and make a huge progress over the time course.

      I hope these answers help.

      Please, let me know if I can help you in any way. 🙂

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