What is ShareASale?
Much like LinkShare, ShareASale is an online affiliate program network that includes over 2,500 individual company affiliate programs across numerous industries. ShareASale is unique in that they provide real time stats on performance, which is helpful if you want to see how your sales are doing today.
How do I setup ShareASale?
Visit ShareASale.com to sign up now. All you need is a website and an email address. If you don’t have a website yet head over the Bluehost and register a domain name now (email is included with hosting).
How do I display ShareASale links?
ShareASale provides a variety of linking options which really separate it from the pack.
Link / Banner – You can get a standard link or banner, which depends on the creatives provided by the merchant.
Datafeeds – this is comma separated file you can download one time or ongoing via FTP for direct access to bulk list of links
Coupons and Deals – here’s a great way to weed out the special offers and provide incentives for customers to buy now
Videos – for a truly unique spin on affiliate marketing, ShareASale has a video creation tool that embeds your links into video footage
Widgets – these are pre-configured html blocks that showcase a product with something more than a simple image and link
Custom Links – most merchants allow you to link to any page on their site with this fantastic little time saver of a tool.
Gift Cards – here’s a unique tool in ShareASale that allows you to sell digital gift card for participating merchants.
How do I get paid?
ShareASale tracks all your affiliate earnings and pays out on a monthly basis with a $50 minimum balance. Payments are sent via check or direct deposit.