What is Coursera?

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Coursera is an established learning platform with thousands of courses for those who want to learn new skills from home. Being a part of this program will allow you to earn commissions from people paying for courses.

Their official website says that baseline commissions are between 20% – 45% on all eligible purchases that your referred users make within the first 30 days of clicking your qualified link.

It's free to join Coursera as an affiliate.

Payment details for Coursera

The platform uses the following currencies: AUD, CAD, EUR, GBP, USD . At Coursera the minimum payout is $50, €50. Money owed to you is paid using . The payment frequency of the Coursera affiliate Program is Monthly.

Tracking and cookies

The program is powered by Rakuten. is the tracking software used to track clicks you achieve.

The main commission types used are: , .


A few of the niches/sectors Coursera operate in:
  • Data science
  • Personal development
  • Language learning
  • IT
  • Entrepreneurship

They do courses in many other niches too, that’s just a handful of them. You would earn multiple commissions if a person buys multiple courses.

How to join the Coursera affiliate Program

  • Read all latest information including FAQs.
  • If you wish to join then click the blue ‘Join For Free’ button.
  • The blue button will take you to a publisher registration form for Rakuten Advertising because the program is powered by them.

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