How to Join The Coursera Affiliate Marketing Program (The Official Requirements)
In this guide, you will discover the minimum requirements for being accepted to the Coursera Affiliate Marketing Program. Stay tuned.
As you may already know, Coursera is an online platform that provides different courses and specializations developed by Universities or big brands, like Facebook, Google, IBM, Red Hat, Microsoft, et cetera.
You don’t pay for the courses you subscribe to, but for the months you spend learning. You have the chance to learn at your own pace and earn Certificates that are shareable on LinkedIn and good to be added to your CV (Resume).
The specializations are not very expensive, compared to their value. For example, the Facebook Social Media Marketing Professional Certificate offered by Facebook costs 41 Euro per month, and the Google IT Support Professional Certificate offered by Google costs 32 Euros per month. Each user gets a 7-day free trial, but that is usually not enough to finish a big certification.
My husband (who may still be mad at me for cutting his hair) attended the Google IT Support Professional Specialization to increase his IT Engineer skills. He was very pleased with what he had the opportunity to discover.
I attended the Facebook Social Media Marketing Professional Specialization out of curiosity. I already work as a Social Media Manager, but wanted to test my knowledge and maybe learn new things. I am very enthusiastic about the things I had discovered.
I currently attending a course about generating Viral Content. The complete name is Viral Marketing and How to Craft Contagious Content. Despite it being short, it provides a lot of valuable information. I simply love it.
The Coursera Affiliate Marketing Program
Both I and my husband bought Coursera specializations lately and we are very happy with the things we had learned, compared to other courses we attended to. We wanted to spread the word to others as well, so we joined the Coursera Affiliate Marketing Program with another blog.
The service does affiliate marketing via the Rakuten Advertising agency. (Not a fan of FC Barcelona? Too bad you will work with their sponsor.)
You can register for free, by following this link.
For each person you convince to join and attend a paid course, you receive a commission. The commission rate is the following:
- Coursera Plus (10%)
- Guided Projects (20%)
- Standalone Courses (20%)
- Specializations (45%)
- Professional Certificates (45%)
Minimum Requirements for Your Website to Get Approved in the Coursera Affiliate Marketing Program
It is not so easy to join the Coursera Affiliate Marketing Program. The blog was first rejected, we had received the below email from Coursera.
This is how we found out the minimum requirements for being eligible to join the Coursera Affiliate Marketing program.
To do affiliate marketing with Coursera, your website needs to:
- be live and have an existing audience
- have more than 1.000 unique visitors per month
- should not contain deals, coupons, cashback, browser plugins, paid search, subnetwork
- contain minimum an educational product promoted in the past year.
Also, I was asked how I plan to promote Coursera and what are some specific courses I plan to promote.
Our blog corresponded to the minimum requirements, so we replied to the email and shortly, it got accepted to the program.
This is how the confirmation email looks like:
We are so happy that we were accepted to the Coursera Affiliate Marketing program. We will start advertising the awesome courses very soon.
I have noticed that adding the certificates to my LinkedIn profile, increased my profile number of views. Certificates are a good way of increasing your chance to get a better-paid job. The certification prices are very low, compared to the benefits.
Have you ever sold Coursera courses and specializations? Do you want to join the program to make money, or just to earn a commission for the courses you like and recommend? Share your opinion in the comments.