Exciting Changes to the AWeber Affiliate Program

Our affiliates responded to the recent survey about the affiliate program with a lot of helpful feedback.

Your input was very helpful, and will allow us to better serve your needs. Thank you very much for responding!

Based on your feedback, we are happy to announce the following changes to the AWeber affiliate program:

  1. All commissions will be raised to 30%. This includes existing 1st tier commissions of 20%.
  2. Affiliate cookies will last 1 year instead of the previous 10 years.
  3. All affiliates will be paid once a month, on the first of every month.
  4. The minimum check payout will be $30.00 for US affiliates and $50.00 for affiliates not based in the US.

All of these changes will be effective on April 8th, 2009.

How Your Input Helped Our Decisions

We feel that your input is always very important. So the information you provided us in our last survey was instrumental in our decisions.

36.1% of you voted for the 1 year cookie.
23.6% of you voted to keep using the 10 year “lifetime” cookie as we have up until now.
However, since the remaining 40.4% of you voted for a cookie duration less than 1 year, we thought a happy medium would be the 1 year cookie.

Now, as for your feedback on our commission proposal of 30%, a commission hike of 30%, plus the removal of the second tier affiliate commissions was met with very strong approval. It was apparent that this change would be welcome, so we certainly are going to implement it.

With the rest of the changes to our affiliate program, we followed the same guidelines. We took your feedback and came up with the best possible changes based on that feedback.

Moving Forward…

As the months go by, look forward to many other exciting changes that will benefit your AWeber affiliate campaign.

We hope you enjoy the new changes to our program thus far. As always, if you have any questions or concerns feel free to contact us.

This should be an exciting year for all of us!


  1. Jayne Gettelman

    9/22/2011 10:38 pm

    Excellent artical, I unfortunately had some issues printing this artcle out, The print formating looks a little screwed over, something you might want to look into.

  2. Amanda Gagnon

    9/23/2011 8:43 am

    Jayne ~ Thanks for letting us know! We’ll check into it. In the meantime, if you run into that problem again, copying and pasting into a word processing program may solve it.

  3. Kelley Petrus

    10/1/2011 11:00 pm

    We’re a group of volunteers and starting a new scheme in our community. Your web site offered us with valuable information to work on. You’ve done a formidable job and our entire community will be thankful to you.

  4. Mary Soco

    7/10/2013 12:30 pm

    Is it available the paypal option to receive commisions?

  5. Amanda Gagnon

    7/11/2013 9:21 am

    Mary – Not yet, but I’ll re-pass the suggestion along. đŸ™‚

  6. Yamile Yemoonyah

    8/12/2013 8:53 am

    Why is the Paypal payout option still not available? It’s been over 4 years since this post was published. It’s a real pain for non US citizens to get their money as cashing/depositing a US check is extremely expensive. Please do sth. about this!!!

  7. Bassam

    10/9/2013 9:50 am

    I second Mary’s and Matt’s suggestion above (which is also the suggestion of most of your international affiliates).

    I’ve been a long time affiliate as well as a customer of yours. Your service and aff program has been one of my few favorites.

    However, as an international affiliate, I too would strongly (and kindly) request addition of either or both of the following payout options: Paypal or Wire Transfer.

    We go through a lot of trouble trying to cash out foreign checks here, that usually take around 40 to 60 days to clear (plus significant bank fees), in addition to the trouble of having to wait at least 6 months should a mail check goes missing by mistake for whatever reason, in order to re-cut and re-issue it again, as per the rules.

    Paypal or Direct Bank Wire Transfer… either of them would solve our problem and be of great help!

    Thanks in advance…