Hey there Sea Changers. As you may or may not be aware, this is my site aimed at assisting those of you looking to get yourselves set up with an online business. Today we will take a look at what we mean by high ticket affiliate marketing and how we can make some good money with it. So what is high ticket affiliate marketing? Let's check it all out below…

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What is Affiliate Marketing?

Ok, just so we are all starting on the same page, Affiliate marketing is the process in which you, as a marketer, refer customers to websites where they can purchase products based on your recommendations. The website that takes the sale then pays you a commission for the referral sale. These referrals can be done in a number of ways including:

Affiliate programs are setup directly by companies or marketplace platforms (Amazon, Ebay etc.) that allow you to join and then refer traffic to them via customised affiliate links. The real advantage here is that you can promote and sell items without you having to hold inventory or organise shipping meaning you can also promote the latest and greatest (and more expensive) products as well.

High Ticket Affiliate Marketing Meaning

So, what is a high ticket affiliate marketing program? Well in short, the term ‘high ticket' in affiliate marketing simply means that you are discussing and promoting items that fall into one of two categories. These are:

1. Promoting programs that sell higher cost or expensive items.

The theory is that by selling higher cost items, you will earn higher commissions on the sale – i.e. 5% of $2000 is better than 10% of $100. In this option, you are making commissions on once-off sales of expensive items such as:

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2. Selling products that offer recurring income over time.

Our next option is one that is not always considered when it comes to high ticket affiliate marketing in that some great money can be made out of recurring commissions. Recurring Commission affiliate programs are those that pay out over a number of months based on buyer behaviour. This is generally specific to subscription or membership based programs or sites such as:

Some will pay an upfront commission and then recurring as well. Others pay higher amounts for initial signup – up to $500. Obviously you will not earn commissions as high as the first option above here, however over time these recurring commissions can certainly add up.

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How do we sell high ticket items?

In reality, the sale of high ticket items should not be any more difficult than general prices options. Posts still focus on the benefits and problem solving abilities of the product however the target market you choose may differ – you will just need to do some research before you begin. It all comes down to cost in that you are asking your readers to spend more on a product than they may have considered when they set out on their buying journey.

Think about:

Your target audience

The readers you target for high ticket item posts may differ to others on your site. The way you outline your products may be worded differently. Are they purchasing for the features and benefits, the prestige or simply a once in a lifetime dream purchase.

Features and benefits

This is the ‘why?”. Why would a reader want to pay a higher price for an item than other options? What you outline here will flow on from the needs of your target audience above.

The market

The other thing to consider here is that in some cases, the reader is already looking to purchase a high ticket item – especially those looking at hobby based options such as motorbikes, boats etc. And don't neglect the accessories here – remember, a good set of motorbike leathers can go for $1000s. In this case, you don't need to convince them, you need to provide information to assist them in their purchase.

What posts should we write?

Based on the above, below are some post types that I think could be very effective when it comes to selling high ticket items:


These are an extremely powerful post type for high ticket items, especially if you are trying to promote a product or service. The trick here is honesty, if you like a product, tell your readers from the start and clearly outline why. If not, be clear on why from a practical perspective – don't just say “this is a great option because it costs more”. People will spend money on high ticket items online however they need to know what they are getting is really worth the extra cash.

Instructional guides

Although normally reserved to assist those who already have the product or are using the service, these can also work well in the high ticket arena as they highlight the extra features and/or benefits that these products include. Those looking to purchase often look at these guides to see if a product can do exactly what they are looking for. YouTube videos are a great addition here too.


Everybody loves a good story and these posts help to humanise you, as the owner of the site. People relate to a good story, especially if there was a problem involved. In these post types, bloggers will generally tell a story about a problem and then highlight the solution that they have used. It can also help here to explain how the higher priced option could solve your problem when the cheaper products could not.


These posts follow the same lines as the story post except told in interview fashion. This brings credibility to the post as the person you are interviewing can be seen as an expert in their field or subject. A problem solving interview will usually work best with someone well-known or a professional within that industry. This way you can promote the “well the pros use it so it must be good” angle.


If you can hit the right market, these posts are gold when it comes to attracting interaction and opinion in regards to high ticket items. When an opinion is given (say for example you question whether the new $9,000 5K UHD TV is really worth the price tag), many readers cannot help themselves but respond with their own thoughts. This is a great option for sites that work within the hobby niche as there are always differing opinions here. However, you do need to be careful here – these posts can attract negative, emotional or even abusive responses which you will have to deal with.

Ask for help

This is another good way to harness the power of comments and interaction to sell high ticket items. Your post can start with something along the lines of “Hey guys, I have a problem…I need to know what the best option is for…” and then outline the problem and what products you feel might rectify it. Again, this process can assist to humanise you and also build a rapport with your readers who are then more likely to purchase based on your discussions.


So there you have it… my take on what is high ticket in affiliate marketing. As discussed, it is not necessarily harder to do, you may just need to slightly adjust how you work it.

I hope this has been helpful and as usual, please do not hesitate to comment below if you have any questions, need some advice or have any experiences to share.

Do you want further assistance with any of the above or need help to build your own high ticket affiliate marketing website?

Are you looking for a comprehensive training platform that can give you step by step training, 24/7 support, tools to ethically develop and host your very own website, ongoing assistance with SEO, post ideas, social media and access to some of the best affiliate marketing minds on the planet, then click on the following link to read more about Wealthy Affiliate.

Until next time

Have fun


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Introducing Wealthy Affiliate, My #1 Recommendation for Setting Up Your Own Online Business

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When I started, I knew I wanted to work online, but had absolutely no idea where to begin! You see I had watched friends of mine run a sales party to sell essential oils and someone asked if they could just sell them online?

Then, as I sat on the bus heading into my office job, I started to wonder if I could do just that, sell essential oils online.

Anything to stop having to catch this bus to and from work every day right!

The trouble was, as I mentioned above, I had no idea how to even start.

So of course I started to look around online and found all these courses! They all promised me riches then took my money but left me with no riches!

Then I stumbled across the program that didn’t promise me riches, but told me it could help me get started even with no experience!

So I did that, joined Wealthy Affiliate that was it, and the rest as they say, is history!

But it doesn’t come without work!

That is the key here! I began on their starter membership and did the training! I then joined as a member and did some more training!

Each night after work, I would do a little more, then a little more.

And to cut a long story short, after 10 months I realized I didn’t really like writing about essential oils, so I sold the site for about $2000. But I had learned so much that I started another – about fishing and camping!

Then, after 18 months (by which time it had earned me close to $10k), I was offered $17k for the site, so I sold it too.

Now, through my travel blog, I’ve been able to fund my passion for travel and explore different places around the world.

In the past few months, I’ve been fortunate enough to travel to some amazing destinations, including Bali, Los Angeles, Dallas, Vancouver and Las Vegas.

The success of my travel blog has allowed me to fully fund my travels and explore new destinations with my family.

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Try the Wealthy Affiliate as a Starter Member and Build your First Hub!

As you start your journey, Wealthy Affiliate is there for you with the most comprehensive training package I have ever seen – And as I have mentioned, I have used a few in my professional career trust me.

To get you started, Wealthy Affiliate has recently introduced the Hub.

The Hub

The hub is an AI based niche and website creation tool that will get you up and running with the foundation of your OWN business in just a few minutes. This includes:

  • Your website – hosted and inclusive of a WordPress editor
  • Your brand
  • Your ‘done-for-you’ research
  • Your blueprint
  • A task list that is going to help you drive the creation and growth of your business moving forward.
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The hub makes the website creation process simple which allows you to get started on the training with a solid base and understanding of the processes.

All you need to do is choose your subject – which is known as your ‘niche’ – and follow the steps on the screen.

Oh, and as you run through the training below you may realize that what you created above is not exactly what you want. That’s ok, you can just create a new hub!

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Then as you continue your journey, the Wealthy Affiliate Hub is there for you with the most comprehensive training package I have ever seen – And I have used a few in my professional career trust me.

Above we discussed the use of the Hub to set up a website. Once you have done this, you will be able to access the “Step-by-Step Core Training”.

This is available to all members including starter members and will give you everything you need to know to continue to create your online business.

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Member Training

There are also Live weekly classes taught by REAL industry experts on a range of topics like artificial intelligence (AI), SEO, YouTube, WordPress, PPC marketing and more.

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Great, What Else Does Wealthy Affiliate Have To Help You?

So, let’s keep this short, Wealthy Affiliate is a one-stop-shop platform that provides:

  • The Hub – this is the starting point and uses AI processes to assist you in determining your niche and creating your brand.
  • Complete training programs to assist with the development of your own affiliate marketing website in your own niche.
  • Website creation and publishing tools including access to WordPress editors and themes.
  • AI Content article design and content creation
  • Domain name purchasing (you get a free domain when you upgrade to the Premium membership).
  • Website hosting, security and backup.
  • Online help and chat forums.
  • Weekly live training events.
  • 24/7 support.
  • Keyword access tools.
  • SEO assistance.

The platform has been active for over 15 years with the original developers and owners, Kyle and Carson, still extremely active in its day to day operations – especially as they rollout their AI capabilities.

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You Can Try it Yourself For Free

Now of course I can tell you all about how Wealthy Affiliate works (because it does) until I am blue in the face. But every other program out there – including the shams and scams – will tell you the same thing!

So how about you just try it for free yourself. The Wealthy Affiliate Starter membership is free to join and gives you access to everything you need to get started – all without the need to spend a cent!

With the starter membership, you get:

  • 1 Limited Business Hub
  • 1,500 AI Word Credits
  • Try the AI Author Platform (BETA)
  • 1 Practice Website
  • Jaaxy Starter
  • Limited Help & Support
  • Core Niche Training (8 Classes)

And of course I will be there to help you every step of the way as well!

Look, in the interest of transparency, whilst Wealthy Affiliate does offer a free starter membership, this is designed to give you a look around, have a practice and see if it is worthwhile for you – which is a really great option.

However, as with all new businesses, you will need to make some investment so if you are serious about making money online , you will need to upgrade to a premium membership as this will give you access to all the tools you need in the one spot to succeed!

Afterall, every business needs tools to grow!

So How Much Does This Really Cost?

Wealthy Affiliate does not use upsells once you join – but as I mentioned in the video, to succeed here you will need to invest in a membership. There are a couple of options that provide access to all the tools, training and assistance that you could need – and a free domain as well.

Wealthy Affiliate offers a trio of membership tiers, as detailed on their pricing page.

You can opt for the Starter membership at no cost, the Premium membership for $49 per month or the Premium Plus+ membership for $99 per month. That’s the full extent of it – and you can absolutely build your website without having to spend another cent.

You won’t encounter any unexpected additional charges or covert fees and as a Premium member, you’re equipped with all the essentials to initiate, develop and expand a thriving online enterprise.

Those who opt for the Premium membership are provided with

  • Hosting for their websites
  • A complimentary domain name
  • Access to hundreds of hours of current expert tutorials
  • Various marketing and research tools
  • Personal guidance from seasoned professionals in the field
  • And much much more

And for those of you who want to make a serious investment into your future, there are some yearly options as well below to give you peace of mind that you have a whole year ahead of you to get stuff done!

And Don’t Forget the Personal Coaching

Once you join, not only do you get plenty of assistance from me, but you also have access to expert coaching, support and mentorship from real industry experts.

I mean, you can have access to all of the top-tier affiliate marketing training in the world, but inevitably, questions arise, particularly during the initial stages.

With an exceptionally dynamic and engaged community that boasts over 2.7 million members, Wealthy Affiliate offers an environment where you, as a member, can fully immerse and leverage this network.

You’re never alone; you have the collective wisdom of an entire community at your fingertips, ready to assist at any moment.

Plus, there’s always-on, rapid-response website support to handle any technical queries you may encounter.

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Wealthy Affiliate Works: Real Results From Real People

As I have mentioned a number of times, Wealthy Affiliate has helped me make real money online though its training and tools.

I have made money each month as well as a sale for $17,000.

But again, those promoting other programs will tell you the same thing!

So let’s get away from me and see what others are saying:

To start with, Wealthy Affiliate has a 4.9 out of 5 Star TrustPilot rating, which is a remarkable accomplishment in any industry, let alone the online business industry.

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And here are some of those reviews:

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And this is what people are saying within Wealthy Affiliate as well:

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So, Let’s Make a Decision!

Let’s be frank, you have read this far so why not go all in, click on the button below to get started on the way to your very online business.

And once you are in and have had a play around with the hub, look for the little envelope on the top right and there will be a message from me. It is of course automated so respond to let me know you are there and we can start this journey together.

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  1. High ticket affiliate marketing can definitely be a very profitable endeavor. I was reading an article a while back about a super high commission affiliate marketing that dealt with people who buy gold. I think probably one of the best ones would be to find affiliate opportunities that pay for monthly memberships.

  2. Hey, Paul,

    Great post! I learned about this high ticket scheme not too long ago. As I searched for some options to make money online, I came across many platforms that promise you will make money. I must confess I’m a little bit skeptical as we have all heard horror stories about affiliate marketing.

    I’d like to try one of these programs, but I need to think about my niche thoroughly. There are too many MMO sites already, so looking for something with less competition would be ideal.

    Thanks for sharing.

    1. That’s definitely a good way to go I think – Sadly the MMO field has a lot of programs that promise high ticket commissions but fall flat too.  Thanks for your comments – let me know how you go.  Paul

  3. I feel like I currently am doing high ticket affiliate marketing. I sell protein shakes and this is a product that people tend to purchase on a monthly basis. So that means that I will be having a recurring monthly income. Is that how it works? I don’t think I will sell expensive products, those items are difficult to sell, especially if you are new to the business. 

    1. Hey Daniel – recurring monthly income is definitely worth it without having to sell expensive items!  Hope all is going well with it.


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