ShareASale Affiliate Marketplace: In this section, you will learn everything about ShareASale.
In the next 15 minutes you will be all set to start earning from this popular affiliate marketplace.
What is ShareASale & How Does it Work?
ShareASale was started in 2000 & it’s a popular service for marketers to launch an affiliate program for their product or services.
Bloggers & affiliate marketers can find and join affiliate programs.
Marketers who plan to launch an affiliate program, can join them & use their Welcome Kit & training webinars to educate themselves.
Before I share the guide, you should know about these 4 terms (many of which we’ve already covered):
Merchants: Merchants are business owners who set up an affiliate program so that affiliates can join & drive more sales to their business in return for a fixed commission.
Affiliate Marketers: Users like me & you who join an affiliate program & promote it via a blog, PPC, or other methods.
Affiliate Software: This could be self-hosted or a service like ShareASale, ClickBank, or CJ where an affiliate program is hosted. In this case, ShareASale is the affiliate software.
Affiliate Marketplace: A marketplace where an affiliate can discover new opportunities & join an affiliate program. Similarly, a business gets to expose their affiliate program to affiliate marketers.
Now that you have a clear understanding of the basic terminology, let’s learn how to use ShareASale’s affiliate marketplace.
Step 1: Head over to ShareASale & signup for a free account.
Click “Move On To Step 2”.
To create an affiliate account on ShareASale, you need to have a website. Even if you plan to promote an affiliate deal using PPC, Google AdSense, or any others, you still need to have a website.
If you don’t have one at this moment, you can follow this guide & setup your website in the next 25 minutes.
Note: When you join with a merchant, they will see your primary website. If you enter any non-working website, chances are your application to join will be rejected.
Enter your email address in Step 3.
Step 4: The last step is to enter your personal details like name, address & payment details. Don’t worry about payment as ShareASale offers payment via check, ACH, and others which you can configure later.
Once done, click “Move To Next Step”. This is where you can configure your payment settings (or skip it for now). Inside your ShareASale dashboard, you can edit or configure your payment settings later.
Once you are done signing up, open your email account & click on the confirmation link.
Once all the steps are done, it will take 1-2 days for approval of your application.