Join the Coursera Affiliate Program
Coursera has an affiliate program in the Education niche with commissions up to 10-45% commission on Rakuten. Learn how to join the Coursera affiliate program, where to get the best rates, and the longest cookie period through our affiliate program guide below.
|10-45% commission||29 days||United States||Join program|
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What you should know about the Coursera affiliate program
Coursera partners with universities and professors to offer over 3000 courses on a diverse range of topics. Many of these courses can be taken for free, but require payment for certification. As an affiliate, your audience must have a need not only for the information, but also for the certification in order for this to be a revenue stream.
As far as commission structure, Coursera has different incentives based on the product purchased. Base commission for individual courses is set at 20%. “Specializations and professional certificates” earn a commission of 45%, as does a monthly Coursera Plus subscription. An annual subscription receives a 10% payout.
This already complex commission structure becomes even curiouser upon closer inspection. Unlike other affiliate programs, which typically pay out up to the first year, Coursera only pays commission on the first month of a monthly subscription.
The good news is that it’s possible to receive commission on multiple purchases. Let’s say you promote two specific courses with certification. If one of your followers buys both courses, you should receive payout for both of them, even if they are already signed up.