No you do not. You can just register and when asked do you want to become an Affiliate check "Y" for yes.
How It Works
As an Affiliate, you have the ability to earn commissions by promoting courses and bringing in new students to the course creator's site.
National Cyber Security Training Academy uses Affiliate Links to track who has sent a new student to a site; these links are specific URLs that include your unique Affiliate Code, and you will have access to URLs for individual courses, as well as a general homepage link. Whenever a new visitor arrives at the site through one of these links, their browser saves a cookie with a record of your code, which lasts for 30 days — if that student signs up at any time during that next month, they will be counted as one of your referrals. From that point on, courses they buy will earn you a commission, based on the terms of your affiliate agreement.
Getting Set Up as an Affiliate
Affiliates are set up as regular users of the site, and so have their own login and password. If you were already a student before signing up as an Affiliate, you will continue using your existing account as usual.
How to Access Your Affiliate Menu
1. Log in with the email and password provided to you by the instructor
2. Open your Profile menu by clicking on your name or profile image at the top right of the page
3. Click on Affiliate to bring up your affiliate menu
4. Use the options on the left side of the screen to navigate through the different sections
Affiliate Menu Sections
Each section in your affiliate menu contains different information related to your role as an affiliate.
General Affiliate Information: Details of your commission rate can be found here.
Your Affiliate Links: This is where you can find the unique product URLs that you will share with your audience. There is also a general Homepage Link, in case you want to direct potential students to the homepage rather than a specific course.
Financial Reports: Here you can see your commission totals, a breakdown of your individual commissions, your payouts and tracking on the number of visitors through your affiliate links.
Settings: This section displays your Affiliate Code and Commission rate, as well as your PayPal-linked email. The first two fields are for information only, but you can update and save your email address here.
Does It Cost To Become An Affiliate
How Do I Get Paid
Affiliates get paid every Friday, for all courses you sold by Tuesday of that week. All payments are sent to you via PayPal or Zelle.
How Much Money Can I Make
All Affiliate's commissions starts with the following: 1. 15% - for sells up to $500 2. 20% - for sells between $500 to $1000. 3. 25% - for sells between $1000 to $1500 4. 30% - for sells between $1500 to $2000 5. 35% - for sells between $2000 to $2500 6. 45% - for all sells above $2500+
Can I Discount Courses
Yes you can. If you are getting a discount of 20%, you can discount the course up to 20%.
As an example a course cost $100 and you are receiving a 20% discount, (that means the course cost you $80) you can sell the course $90 for $90.