Paying your affiliates
When it comes time to pay your affiliates their referral earnings, there are several ways you can go about it. Find out how to pay your affiliates below.
Paying your affiliates via our Payouts Service
AffiliateWP includes a fully integrated payouts service that makes it incredibly simple to pay affiliates in more than 30 different countries. Affiliates receive payments directly to their bank accounts in as little as 3 days.
Learn more about using the Payouts Service here.
Paying your affiliates via PayPal or other online mass payment system
On the Affiliates → Referrals page you can click the Pay Affiliates button to be taken to the Pay Affiliates screen and you can choose your Payout Method as Manual Payout. This will take you to the Preview Payout Request screen which will allow you to click the Generate CSV File button to generate a CSV file of affiliates and their collective totals.
The CSV file generated will consist of the email addresses, the collective amounts, and the currency for all affiliates that have unpaid earnings for the date range specified.
This file has been specifically formatted for the Mass Payment option provided by PayPal and Skrill, as well as other similar systems. If you are using a mass payment system, the email address associated with an affiliate's payment account can be set from their Edit screen.
When you upload this CSV file, the online payment service will take the amounts and email addresses stored in the file and create a mass payment.
You can also pay each affiliate individually through PayPal if you wish.
You can use this payment method with any license level.
Note: When using the Generate Payout File button, all referrals in the specified date range will be automatically marked with Paid status.
Paying your affiliates via bank transfer
Paying your affiliates with the PayPal Payouts pro add-on
Generating payouts for a single affiliateYou can generate a payout for a single affiliate as needed. To do so, visit the Affiliates → Referrals page and click the Pay Affiliates button to be taken to the Pay Affiliates screen: