ShareASale Review: A Great Affiliate Network for Small and Large Publishers Alike

A few days back I mentioned a few programs where you could make money as an affiliate. One of those programs is being run through ShareASale. A few of you asked for more details on that affiliate network. Ask and you shall receive. Here is your ShareASale review.

ShareASale Review

Pros

There are over 2,500 merchants in this affiliate network. There is a little of everything; online and offline companies, big name and little guy merchants. New merchants are added on almost a daily basis.

If you are a blogger, there may be quite a few programs in here from people you know. StudioPress (Genesis Framework) and Business2Blogger are two in here that I promote.

Deep links are easy to create with ShareASale. If you want to point to a specific page on the merchant’s site as opposed to the homepage, you can easily do that.

There is a low payment threshold of only $50. Payment is made via check or direct deposit on the 20th of the month for the previous month’s commissions.

ShareASale is not cost-prohibitive for those looking to run their own affiliate program. Therefore, you will find a lot of great smaller programs in here with very attentive affiliate managers.

Pay Per Call is available on a few programs. This isn’t a big concern for many niches. Affiliates for products that often get people picking up the phone as opposed to purchasing online may find some comfort with this. It is not available for every program or for every affiliate however.

They have a referral program. I thought that it used to pay more and was two-tier, but it looks like it is $1 per lead. That’s okay. We won’t complain about them wanting to give us money. ;)

 

Cons

I still have a lot of difficulty with the reports. This is just a matter of preference. On the plus side, you can do a lot with the advanced merchant search. You can search for cookie duration, minimum EPC and more. You can also create “License Plate” links that include social sharing buttons so your readers can pass them along.

My Favorite Programs in ShareASale

 

I have used the ShareASale affiliate network for several years now, and they are consistently a top earner for me. They have always paid me on time and without issue. As with any network, you will need to be approved. But, it costs nothing to register and start earning. If you use my ShareASale link to sign up, I might even earn a dollar today. And I didn’t even have to ask you to buy anything. How’s that for a deal? ;)

Comments

  1. Susan Osborne says

    Great review. I was researching this for a client of mine who wants to get into affiliate sales and came to the same conclusion. Commission Junction is great, but she’s way to small for that pond right now. Shareasale seems to a better option for her at this stage of her business. Thanks for the article!

  2. says

    Thanks for posting this Angie, I was looking to sign up on the affiliate program for YogaDownload and got redirected to ShareASale, now I am one of those persons who do their research before signing up on anything and stumbled across your blog.

  3. says

    Thanks for your review! I am just starting up a blog and have been researching how to monetize my blog… I’m clicking on your link to sign up now! :)

  4. Sam Hayman says

    Shareasale have voided hundreds of dollars in sales from 1 URL on my site and lied about it when i contacted them.

    They told me to maker a few changes to the wording on one specific page which i did and then cleared it as o.k but still kept over $600 in commissions.

    Generally i’ve found Most U.S affiliate managers and merchants steal from non U.S affiliates.

    They are very reluctant to steal from U.S affiliates.

    • Angie Nelson says

      I’m sorry to hear you have had a bad experience, Sam. I’ve worked with ShareASale extensively and have never had an issue. Was it SAS that reversed the commission or the merchant?

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