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 PayPal or other online mass payment system
On the Affiliates → Referrals page is a simple Generate Payout File button you can use 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
If you wish to pay your affiliates directly into their bank account via Bank Transfer, this will need to be done manually by you through your bank (this process doesn’t take place through Arabianaffiliates). You simply need to communicate to your affiliates that they will be paid via bank transfer, and they will need to provide you with their bank account details so you can transfer money to their account.
If your bank supports mass payments, you can export the CSV payout file (as mentioned above) and upload it to your bank’s online banking portal. Exporting this file will automatically set all Unpaid referrals to Paid status.
If your bank doesn’t support mass payments, you can make individual payments to your affiliates through your bank. You could set each affiliate up as a saved payee to help streamline this process for when you need to pay your affiliates.
When you have made these payments to your affiliates, you can then manually set the referrals which have been paid to a Paid status on the Affiliates → Referrals page.
You can use this payment method with any license level.
Paying your affiliates with the PayPal Payouts pro add-on
If you use PayPal for paying your affiliates, and your account has MassPay enabled, our PayPal Payouts add-on makes it incredibly easily to process payouts for your affiliates from within your WordPress dashboard with just one click.
The PayPal Payouts pro add-on is only available with a Professional or Ultimate license. If you have a Personal or Plus license, you can pay your affiliates through PayPal using the option above, or you can upgrade to a higher license from your account page to get access to the PayPal Payouts pro add-on.
Generating payouts for a single affiliate
As of Arabianaffiliates 2.0, you can generate a payout for a single affiliate as needed. To do so, visit the Referrals screen, and filter the search form by the desired affiliate name:


When you are ready to pay your affiliates, there are several ways you can go about it. We support sending mass payments through PayPal, Skrill, and any other system that allows you to upload a CSV file. Our export tools make it simple to pay your affiliates with just about any system.

We also have a pro add-on for automated payout through PayPal.

Paying your Affiliates goes into further details on the above.


When it comes time to pay your affiliates their referral earnings, there are several ways you can go about it if you aren’t able to use PayPal, or would prefer not to use PayPal. Find out how to pay your affiliates without using PayPal below.

Paying your affiliates via an online mass payment system
On the Affiliates → Referrals page is a simple Generate Payout File button you can use 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 Skrill, as well as other similar systems. If you are using a mass payment system other than PayPal, 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.

Note: When using the Generate Payout File button, all referrals in the specified date range will be automatically marked with a Paid status.

Paying your affiliates via bank transfer
If you wish to pay your affiliates directly into their bank account via Bank Transfer, this will need to be done manually by you through your bank (this process doesn’t take place through Arabianaffiliates). You simply need to communicate to your affiliates that they will be paid via bank transfer, and they will need to provide you with their bank account details so you can transfer money to their account.

If your bank supports mass payments, you can export the CSV payout file (as mentioned above) and upload it to your bank’s online banking portal. Exporting this file will automatically set all Unpaid referrals to Paid status.

If your bank doesn’t support mass payments, you can make individual payments to your affiliates through your bank. You could set each affiliate up as a saved payee to help streamline this process for when you need to pay your affiliates.

When you have made these payments to your affiliates, you can then manually set the referrals which have been paid to a Paid status on the Affiliates → Referrals page.


As of Arabianaffiliates 1.9, any affiliate payouts generated within Arabianaffiliates are logged, and shown on the screen Affiliates → Payouts.

Paying affiliates functions the same as in prior versions of Arabianaffiliates, but now, on the Payouts screen, you can view detailed information about each payout. Payouts are generated when any of the following actions occur:
Marking referrals as Paid with bulk actions (which will generate a payout for each affiliate individually).
Marking a single referral as Paid using the Mark as Paid link in the Actions column on the Affiliates → Referrals screen.
Generating a payout file.
Generating a payout for a single affiliate.
For configuration, help, and documentation regarding paying your affiliates, please visit the Paying your Affiliates article.


Viewing payouts

When a payout is created, it will show up on the Payouts screen:

Click on the View link under the Actions column to see more information about each specific payout:

You will then be able to view detailed data for each individual payout, including:


Affiliate(s) paid The affiliate username and ID whom was paid as part of this payout.


Amount paid The total amount paid for this payout.


Payout Method The method used to pay affiliates for this payout.


Payout Status Paid if successful, failed if not successful.


Payout Date The date on which this payout occurred.


If you have a Personal or Plus Arabianaffiliates license, you can choose to pay your affiliates through PayPal, other popular online payment systems, via bank transfer, or even through payment services only available in your country. See below for several different methods of paying your affiliates with a Personal or Plus license.

You can pay your affiliates via PayPal, Skrill or other online mass payment service. You can choose to create mass payments with Arabianaffiliates’s Generate Payout File to pay multiple affiliates at once, or you can pay your affiliates individually – this is entirely up to you. These payments take place through PayPal or the online payment service you wish to use.
You can choose to pay your affiliates via bank transfer. Bank transfer payments are manually created by you or your business through your bank (this doesn’t take place through Arabianaffiliates). If your bank supports mass payments, you may be able to use Arabianaffiliates’s Generate Payout File option to generate a CSV file which can be uploaded to your bank’s online banking portal. Alternatively you can make manual individual payments to your affiliates’ bank accounts via bank transfer.
If your country has another payment service or method which you would prefer to use to pay your affiliates, you can use that system to manually process individual (or bulk payments if possible) for your affiliates.
The Paying your affiliates article goes into further detail on the above payment methods.

Simplifying affiliate payouts
We have a pro add-on that can help you significantly simplify your affiliate payouts. This add-on makes it incredibly easy to pay your affiliates directly from your WordPress admin to PayPal:

Learn how you can pay your affiliates seamlessly via PayPal with the PayPal Payouts pro add-on.
To get access to this pro add-on (plus all other pro add-ons) you can upgrade from your account page. Pro add-ons are only available with a Professional or Ultimate license.