This article explains when Udemy affiliates earn a commission and how much the commission is.
When do affiliates earn a commission?
You will earn a commission for every paid course purchase you refer to us. Our cookies are universal so you will get credit for any paid course the customer you refer to us buys. Except in the case when customers make a purchase using a free coupon code to pay, or if the course is free. You will NOT be credited for purchases made after the 7 day cookie expires.
What is the commission?
Our baseline commission is 10% of valid affiliate sales with an increase based on performance. Our cookies last 7 days. So, for example, if a user clicks through your affiliate link and buys a Udemy course, you earn a commission. If the user decides to click through your link but doesn’t proceed with the purchase, the attribution cookie is still stored on the browser the user used while clicking your link. If the user comes back to Udemy and makes a paid purchase within 7 days, you will earn a commission.
Another example is if a user buys multiple courses within 7 days of clicking on your tracking link, you will earn a commission on all those courses. We also run affiliate, exclusive promotions so there are plenty of opportunities to earn above and beyond our base rate!
Commissionable vs. non-commissionable items
You can earn a commission by promoting the majority of our courses on our website. Certain courses, however, will not be commissionable as is the case with free courses, purchases that are made with unapproved codes, and subscription purchases.
Can I ask for a larger commission?
If you are driving over $5,000 in sales per month, we are open to discussing the commission rate for our program to optimize program performance with Udemy. In order to get an increased commission, you must provide added value placements such as email newsletter placements, on-site placements, social media promotions, or similar placements. If your program is a top earner, or in a vertical in which we are looking to expand, we will reach out to you.