I’ve been a super affiliate for multiple companies, have won awards and have even been paid to attend private conferences over the years. Let me show you how to become one.
Firstly, let me give you my brief resume (7 cases):
1) 2 times I was awarded certificates by Clickbank.
Clickbank is one of the main organizations that I USED to work with full time and promoted multiple products of theirs. In the case of the 2 certificates (shown on the right), I promoted a diet program explained here and estimate I earned multiple six figures in sales.
To this day I firmly believe that these 2 certificates are worth more in value to me than any college degree I could have (I currently have a Bachelors in Business Administration, but I really think it’s worthless!).
In order to get even one of these certificates, one must make in my estimate (there is no official quota, so this is my guess) at least $100,000 in sales over a 1 year period. From my understanding, these sales can come from any product you promote on Clickbank, it’s just a matter of total sales that counts here.
Keep in mind that since this network has MANY products to promote, ideally, promoting those which pay the most, would mean you could make less sales but still make the big money.
Now the first time I had gotten a call from Clickbank telling me I was in this program, I didn’t even know such a thing existed and with that certificate came other benefits:
- I had access to reach out to a VIP crowd within Clickbank to promote stuff to.
- I had other benefits many regular Clickbank members didn’t have.
- I was awarded my own assistant who would help me get insider scoops on new products to promote.
- And every single year, this contest is run and only 300 spots are available. If you land in one of these spots, you are one of 300 of the top promoters on Clickbank and are considered one of their top promoters.
2) 5 times straight, I was a best seller for Wealthy Affiliate (WA).
After my Clickbank adventures were put on hold, I switched over and started promoting WA, full time. After about 2 years of growing this specific site that IS promoting it, I finally surpassed the goal of 300 sales (same as Clickbank), which entitled me to a free trip to Las Vegas to meet the bosses of WA.
I have a whole explanation of this contest here. And I will say that this one in my opinion beats the Clickbank one because it’s on a more personal level. I actually got to meet, and become friends with the bosses of WA and to this day keep in touch with them.
I find the connection I have with this program is far better and frankly, their help and training is what initially helped me become a success with Clickbank, except at the time, I wasn’t promoting them, I was promoting within Clickbank.
Now as for sales stats, usually anyone who can make 300 sales for WA will likely be making $50k and above a year and I say this because that’s about how much my site makes from those 300 sales (see my 2018 stats). And I have my own sales figures here which explain my specific sales figures if you’re interested in checking that out.
And that basically explains the 7 super affiliate case studies I have to share with you so you know I’m legit.
How does one become a super affiliate?
Well theoretically, if you can make a full time income as an online promoter or at least more sales than a regular promoter for a company, you are technically considered a super affiliate.
However, many programs like the 2 above which I cited have their own sales quotas which when reached give you that awesome title.
So what I would say in this case is that if you find a promotion that runs a contest, it’s likely one which gives you sales figures to reach and if you can do it, well done, you are one of the big dogs.
As of this article, you now have 2 promotions worth looking at for their own super affiliate programs:
Wealthy Affiliate. I would advise starting with this program as it has training to become a super affiliate in just about any promotion you do, including one for promoting WA specifically.
Clickbank. They also offer a lot of choices and even training from their Clickbank University program, but if you want to do it the way I did it, learn from WA and then promote products on Clickbank, WA will teach you to do it the right way.
Are all super affiliate programs worth trying? No, not all are legit.
The above 2 programs ARE legit. However, over the years, I have run into many programs offering their own contests which were very illegitimate. Here’s some examples:
MOBE. They had their own contests for promoters, but it turned years later that the program was running a huge high ticket scheme and had to be shut down by the FTC.
Super Affiliate Network. I have mixed views on this specific program (why this is), but the way it’s made, you can only really promote it if you wish to make money. I don’t like having to be stuck promoting only 1 kind of system, so I didn’t really like this one. I don’t think its illegitimate, but it has a lot of cons I don’t find in the 2 programs i have had success with…
Digital Altitude. Think of MOBE but perhaps even worse (see why). They too were shut down (also by the FTC).
I could go into other examples, but that’s at least 3 systems with their own promotional programs that I am happy I didn’t do business with and this doesn’t include the networks out there that actually do shady stuff like not pay their promoters or ones which are known to have a lot of scams on them (Clicksure).
The big picture: Are you cut out to be a super affiliate?
The short answer is yes, but it’s a tough thing to achieve, because it requires a number of positive, and ambitious personality traits as well as education so that you actually are able to go through proper training and become one.
There’s many lessons I learned from being one for multiple years, across multiple promotions…
The first is that if you’re going to promote something and make a lot of sales with it, you have to…
For me to achieve what I did, I had to follow those 5 tips and be really open minded in how I took risks to get more sales. By risks I mean trying out new ways to get traffic to my site, new sales angles and testing and more, but the core things which started the process were the above 5 I just explained.
Now while I am a rare super affiliate, since there aren’t many around, I can confidently say that I am nowhere near the most successful. I personally know guys who are way more successful than I and I’ll have you know, they also follow those 5 tips I listed and all possess the traits I mentioned that are mandatory to have.
If you have these traits and are ready to do those 5 things, I’d start with WA here, because if you do all of this, you will be a super affiliate. That’s how I and many others did it.