ShareASale, how it works
Founded in 2000, ShareASale is an affiliate marketing network based in Chicago, Illinois. She pays commissions to affiliates based on sales. As an affiliate, you can choose from over 2,500 programs that allow you to earn these commissions. In addition to the affiliate network, she also operates a merchant network.
ShareASale is an example of performance marketing. For an online merchant, performance marketing allows them to increase their customer base by acquiring new customers. She offers merchants the ability to use proprietary technology to connect to a large network of established affiliates.
Individual merchants decide on the commission structure to be paid to affiliates and only pay commissions on sales. Therefore, if the program does not result in a direct sale, the merchant will not pay any commissions.
ShareASale has over 2,500 merchants offering a variety of products and services. As an affiliate, you select one of the merchants and try to drive sales to the merchants’ websites. Merchants will then pay a commission for sales resulting from affiliate referrals.
As an affiliate, you decide which specific merchants you want to promote and how you want to promote them. Affiliates can also log in to the ShareASale website and check their statistics and earnings in real time.
To get started with ShareASale, you can sign up for their affiliate or merchant program via the company’s website. After submitting the application, it will email you a merchant or affiliate welcome package.
She will provide affiliates with HTML referral links and banners for all available merchants. As an affiliate, you will place the HTML links and banners on your websites and start earning commissions for your referrals. it does not charge any fees to join the affiliate program. As a merchant, your business will be uploaded to the ShareASale system within two business days, and your business can start generating links and banners for affiliates.
In addition, merchants will need to choose a commission structure to pay affiliates. The platform charges a $550 setup fee to join the merchant program.
Benefits of ShareASale
A platform offers affiliates and merchants several benefits. These benefits include real-time tracking and quality control of merchants and affiliates. ShareASale also guarantees timely payment of earned commissions. In addition, it offers the ability to build deep relationships.
This means that as an affiliate, you can link leads directly to a sign-up page on the merchant’s site, bypassing the homepage. Deep linking ensures that you will earn commissions for your referrals.
It’s very easy to get started with ShareASale and start monetizing your websites.