ShareASale Affiliate Marketing

ShareASale is one of the most popular affiliate networks out there.

Whereas Amazon Associates is focused entirely on Amazon products, ShareASale houses affiliate programs for 4,500+ merchants, both big and small.

From one spot – the ShareASale dashboard – you can sign up to all these merchants, generate links, and view your statistics.

Note, you’ll need to individually apply to merchants and be approved by each merchant, which is a pretty standard approach for an affiliate network like this.

Overall, ShareASale is a great option for both digital and physical products.

For example, on the digital side, you’ll find plenty of WordPress theme and plugin shops, hosting providers, etc.

And on the physical side, you’ll find plenty of big and small merchants. For example, there’s Warby Parker (sunglasses), Sun Basket, Wayfair, Reebok, NFL Shop, plus thousands of other small and large businesses.

Basically – no matter what niche your website or blog is in, you can probably find some offers worth promoting.

What you need to know about ShareASale

  • Niche/product types: A little bit of everything, including both physical and digital products.
  • Average commission rate: Depends on the specific merchant you sign up with.
  • Cookie duration: Depends on the specific merchant you sign up with.
  • Minimum payout: $50

ShareASale pros and cons

Pros:

  • Thousands of merchants for both physical and digital products, including lots of well-known merchants
  • Trustworthy – They’ve been around for many years and work with lots of big brands
  • Lots of exclusive merchants. Over 1,000 of the merchants at ShareASale only work with ShareASale
  • Has a bookmarklet that makes it easy to generate custom affiliate links

Cons:

  • The dashboard design is a little clunky, though it’s gotten a lot better

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