ShareASale: Performance Affiliate Marketing

Performance Affiliate Marketing

ShareASale is a leading provider of performance affiliate marketing solutions. *Performance marketing is a term which refers to online marketing and advertising programs in which advertisers and marketing companies are paid when a specific action is completed; such as a click, lead or a sale.*

ShareASale has been in business for 19 years, exclusively as an Affiliate Marketing Network. Continuously building tools to help our clients succeed in affiliate marketing, our technology receives accolades for speed, efficiency, and accuracy.

Websites are continuously producing thousands of pages of content on countless topics. Those pages are being seen by millions of people around the world. They’ll keep being seen through links and search engines forever. One blog post or review can earn you commission for years.

ShareASale connects site owners and retailers in a powerful profitable way. Merchants upload their products and banners to their ShareASale account and offer a percentage for sales or leads referred. ShareASale tracks the purchases and shows the earnings in real time.

ShareASale features more than 2,500 merchants offering a variety of products and services. As an affiliate, you select any of the ShareASale merchants and direct sales to the merchants’ websites. The merchants will then pay a commission for sales resulting from the affiliates’ referrals.

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How to Sign Up

 You can sign up for their affiliate or merchant program via any link on this page. ShareASale does not charge any fees to join the affiliate program. There is a fee for a merchant account.

After submitting the application, ShareASale will email you a merchant or affiliate welcome package. ShareASale will provide affiliates with HTML referral links and banners for any of the available merchants. 

 There are more than 2500+ merchants who offer a product or service on ShareASale. Choose the merchants or products that come under your niche.  You can browse by category to see all merchants related to your niche.

 Affiliates send requests to merchants to join their program through their ShareASale account.  Your ShareASale account provides all the details the merchants need to know about you (the affiliate), there is also an option for the affiliate to write a personalized request to the merchant. Affiliates provide certain information e.g. blog URL, blog niche, affiliate blog or other information why they want to promote the products. 

Merchants on ShareASale offer two types of promotions:

Pay Per Lead: The merchant pays the affiliate based on the conversion of a lead. This can be trial offer sign-ups, downloads, registration to a site, etc.

Pay Per Sale: The merchant pays the affiliate based on the conversion of a sale. The customer follows your affiliate link to the merchant and makes a purchase.

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Promoting for Maximum Sales/Leads

Choose merchant/products you would like to promote wisely.  Promote only the products that you have used or for which you are confident about and which will help or benefit your users in some way. Your readers value your opinions and trust your content. Write a review article on your products where you can explain all the benefits of the products to your readers. This will definitely help in maximizing your sales. If you’re reviewing actual products, and not just digital merchandise, it’s best to either buy it first or go to a store and review it.

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ShareASale makes payment via direct deposit or check. Default payment threshold is $50. Once you reach $50 you will be paid by your preferred payment method. Payments are made on the 20th of every month for the previous month’s commissions. If you make $20 in one month and $30 in 2nd, you will receive $50 in the 3rd month.

Pros and Cons

  • Lots of Affiliate Programs to Choose from
  • Easy Navigation
  • Solid Reporting
  • Professional relationship between merchant and affiliate
  • Slightly poor communication
  • Payment threshold may not satisfy some affiliates
  • Getting merchant approval may be time consuming

ShareASale network is the perfect website for anyone who wishes to excel in the field of affiliate marketing .  Anybody can sign up and start his or her affiliate marketing campaigns today.

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