Lifetime Residual Affiliate Programs

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Did you know there are actually 4 types of affiliate commission programs, other than just a one-time payout?

Did you know there are lifetime residual income affiliate programs that will pay for you forever? Here are the options…

  1. Residual commission income – You promote a membership program and you will get paid monthly (as long as that customer continues the membership) and as you don’t need to do anything you continue to get recurring commissions automatically.
  2. Residual commission affiliate programs  – when you sell a product, a cookie is placed on that customer’s computer. Then anything else that customer purchases from the seller is linked to you, and you get a commission. But if the cookie is deleted, or if the customer changes computers, then you will no longer receive commissions on their purchases. This is sometimes known as ‘Cookie’ commissions
  3. Lifetime residual affiliate programs – this works like a cookie commission, only instead of a cookie, the product seller uses the customer’s email address to track sales. Thus, as long as the email address remains the same, you can receive commissions on all sales from this customer for years. This could also be called a lifetime commission program
  4.  Affiliate commission marketing also known as second tier commissions – this is when you refer other affiliates to the merchant. Sort of like a multi-level program, you get a small commission for the sales your referral affiliate makes.

Lifetime residual affiliate programsSo Which Are The Best Affiliate Commissions?

If you make a traditional affiliate sale, you may receive high affiliate commissions (50% -75%) but you get paid only once and that’s it.

If you make a monthly membership type of sale, (#1 Residual commission income) you get paid until the customer cancels, which means you can usually get paid for several months, perhaps even years. – Which is not bad.

If you promote products with either cookie or lifetime commissions, (#2 Residual commission affiliate programs or #3 Lifetime residual affiliate programs) you could get paid for years on everything else they buy from that vendor, in addition to the original sale. 

Earn Unexpected Commissions

What’s also great about (#2 Residual commission affiliate programs or #3 Lifetime residual affiliate programs) is if the seller has many products. You might promote just one of their products, and if over time customers buy that product and the seller then promotes other products to those same customers that result in sales you make the full commission on each and every sale. So you could get unexpected commissions every month for years. – Nice.

And it’s all because you promoted products with lifetime referrals or cookies. You get paid again and again so it’s not always about the amount of commission you receive but how often you receive it.

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So Where Can You find These Products?

Knowing that there are different types of affiliate commission programs means you can begin researching the different affiliate offers.

Not all selling platforms allow for lifetime referrals, so by looking at those that do, you can find the product sellers who will pay you for every product they sell to your customers, not just the ones you promote.  Start with Amember, Zaxaa, Infusionsoft and Nanacast – they all allow for lifetime commissions.

Next, you can use a search directory, such as When doing your search, choose “lifetime commissions” under “features” without any other search parameters and you’ll find nearly twelve hundred results.

Go back and narrow your parameters to find the exact programs your audience might be interested in.

Just Ask

Lifetime Residual Affiliate ProgramsAlso, if someone asks you to be their affiliate, ask if they pay lifetime commissions. Sometimes they’ll have two programs, one in which they only pay commissions on the first product sold, which is normally what happens and a second program they reserve for their ‘special’ affiliates in which they do pay lifetime commissions. It never hurts to ask.

Why Not

Bottom line: If you can make recurring or even lifetime commissions from your promotional efforts, why not go for it? You do the work once, and you get paid over and over again. You can’t beat that.

That’s why it is so important to get an education and take affiliate marketing classes and learn tips tricks and strategies for building a successful online business.

You can learn for free on the best place on the internet right here while avoiding scams and start earning money from the many affiliate commission programs available to affiliate marketers and perhaps even from lifetime residual affiliate income programs that will pay you forever.

One Of The Best Education Programs

It also has a lifetime commission affiliate program built in and you will be rewarded for promoting the program to others. This is truly the best affiliate marketing education program anywhere and if you decide to become a premium member you know upfront exactly how much you are paying and it won’t have you continuously buying ‘upgrades’ and ‘extras’ like many other programs.

And once people see the value of this training they join up and usually stay forever. Wealthy Affiliates is a straightforward, honest, down-to-earth membership program, created by online marketers for online markets. Take a closer look here.

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  • Efoghor Joseph

    Hi Peter,
    Thanks for the nice write up. Affiliates that allow for lifetime commissions are hot. Doing your job once and thereafter observing your rest is the best way to enjoy one’s labour online. There is much to do daily. Being able therefore to get a customer that would fetch you commissions for life is a welcome development. If one can get up to 20 affiliates raking in reasonable amount monthly, it would be a good way to leverage on these programs.
    Well, I have not heard about before. But now, I will visit them to see how things are done there.
    Thanks once again for a nice job. Do have a lovely and stress-free weekend.

    • Thank you for your comments and I appreciate your feedback. Yes Lifetime commissions are a wonderful thing and something that not many people are aware of and is the reason I have bought these things up with this post. Thank you for reading it and leaving a comment. 🙂

  • Janette

    Thanks for presenting the options, possibilities that exist in affiliate marketing programs. As always very good information.
    Instead of presenting scammy “get rich schemes”, presenting interesting, truthful ways people can move their lives forward.


    • Hi EJ Thank you for your comments. Yes unfortunately there are so many ‘scammers’ out there. However at WA things are far different. 🙂

  • Dee

    Once again great info Peter 🙂

  • AngelaSmith1

    Nice site and very helpful info! Definitely gona bookmark your site! Thanks.

  • Chris

    This was an informative post. Thank you for this.

  • Marith

    Hi Peter, I always thought it was only one kind of Affiliate Commission Programs, so this was very useful information to me, thank you, will start searching right away

  • Katie

    I had never thought of it broken down into four groups like that, your article has explained it very well and is of good help to those looking to start out.

    • Hello Katie Thanks for your comment. Yes WA teaches us many things of value and we all like to help other achieve a greater understanding 🙂

  • dlansing

    Hi there, useful information and terms you have here in your post. Thank you for the posting.


  • Linda

    Hey there Peter.

    I’ve learned a thing or two here. I wholeheartedly advocate getting this education you speak of. Sadly I had fallen victim to a scam program and then thankfully when researching as a post thought my hasty investment, I found the best online education.

    The points you have made here about different ways that affiliate programs work and pay out was quite enlightening.



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