How To Start Using ShareASale Affiliate Marketplace & Make Money

ShareASale Affiliate Marketplace
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Have you been looking for a good affiliate marketplace? Today, I will be introducing ShareASale, which is one popular affiliate marketplace that can help you earn extra income online.

In this tutorial, you will be learning 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. At the time, bloggers & Affiliate marketers can find new Affiliate programs & join them. This tutorial is more inclined to bloggers to understand how it works & how to use ShareASale. 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:

  • Merchants: Merchants are business owners who set up their affiliate programs 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 blog, PPC, or other methods.
  • Affiliate Software: This could be self-hosted or services like ShareASale, ClickBank, or CJ where the 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 marketer gets to expose their affiliate program to affiliate marketers.

More or less, all other affiliate marketplaces models are the same with different UI & features. Since you have a clear understanding of basic terminology, let’s learn how to use the ShareASale affiliate marketplace.

create ShareAsale affiliate account
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Click on 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 other, you need to have a website.

If you don’t have one at this moment, you can follow this guide & set up your first website in the next 25 minutes.

ShareASale Website requirement
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Note: When you join any merchant they will see your primary website. If you enter any non-working website, chances are your application to join them will be rejected.

Enter the email address in step 3. 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, which you can configure later.

ShareAsale contact information
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Once done, click on move to the next step. This is where you can configure your payment setting or skip it for you. Once you are inside your dashboard of the ShareASale account, you can edit or configure your payment settings. 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. You can come back here once your application is approved, or better learn how to use the ShareASale interface.

Complete Walkthrough of ShareASale dashboard:

Do let me know if you have any questions regarding using the ShareASale affiliate program.

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A Blogger, Author and a speaker! Harsh Agrawal is recognized as a leader in digital marketing and FinTech space. Fountainhead of ShoutMeLoud, and a Speaker at ASW, Hero Mindmine, Inorbit, IBM, India blockchain summit. Also, an award-winning blogger.

31 thoughts on “How To Start Using ShareASale Affiliate Marketplace & Make Money”

  1. abdou

    Can I join the shareasale Network if I don’t have a website

    1. Harsh Agrawal

      I believe they have the requirement for having a website for applying.

  2. Jaswinder Kaur

    Very informative article.

    I am already using Amazon Affiliate links on my site-Ease Bedding and now planning to apply with shareasale also. So I wrote an email to confirm whether they have Bedding Sets to promote or not?


  3. Pawan

    Very useful information.But in my mind there is question, does it accept Payoneer as payment method? Thank You

  4. Rohit Garkoti

    very good information its always very helpful for me to read your post …tnx hars, i am trying to apply for shareasale, but, unable to test it but it shows an error

    https’s server DNS address could not be found.


  5. Pramod Kumar

    Thanks Harsh, I followed all step according to your post information and i got approved ShareASale account in my first effort.

  6. Yeswanth Ray

    Hello Harsh.. Thanx For sharing your views on ShareASale Network .. but recently i have applied of my account with my blog.. but they rejected why this happen? and how to get approved my website in ShareASale..

    Plz reply this question..

  7. Mubeen

    Hey Harish Nice post ,but is there any affiliate networks which gives the instant approval to registration,?

    1. Harsh Agrawal

      Every individual affiliate program takes about 24-72 hours for approval process. All applications are manually reviewed.

  8. topposition

    This tutorial is more inclined towards blogger to understand how it works & how to use ShareASale. Marketers who plan to launch an affiliate program, can join them & use their Welcome Kit & training webinars to educate themselves

    you have given good information about signing up with the network, at present I am only using Google Adsense to monetize my blog traffic, still I am new to the affiliate marketing world.

  9. Julien Lavoie-Leblanc

    Hi ! Thanks for the great tips. I have a full-french blog (with french wordpress installation) here in Canada. Will I be able to generate french banners and ads ?

    Also I did read a (outdated, but still) post about Shareasale denying payment for non-english content website. Do you have any hints on that ?

    Thx a lot !

  10. Jay

    Hi Harsh,
    I have read your previous articles on an affiliate program and all those were great. This one is also good and informative. But after reading this I am little bit confused on which program is better. After reading your last article, I made my choice on CJ but now I am thinking about share a sale. I have not many visits on my blog, so can you tell me which one would be better for me?

  11. Vishwajeet Kumar

    Hi, Harsh, Nice guide on sign up and get started with shareasale. I just want to know that cloaking shareasale links will violate their policies or terms. I will be very happy if you reply me.

    1. Harsh Agrawal

      NO it won’t …I already mentioned about that in the above video.

  12. Naresh

    I’ve heard of ShareASale but never tried. I prefer CJ, and I think I should try ShareASale also (for once, at least).
    And thanks for the article Harsh, keep up the good work.

  13. Al Mamun

    Hi, Harsh bro

    I heard about ShareASale Affiliate Marketplace, it is a great way to earn money from affiliate marketing that learned from your article.

    But didn’t made a decision , which product should promote to my blogging niche site?

    Would you please recommend any popular product from ShareASale Marketplace.

    Thanks for introducing ShareASale Affiliate Marketplace.

    Waiting for your next post.

    Have a nice weekend 🙂

  14. Leo

    Really helpful article. Effective affiliate marketing can bring lots of potential customer and of course sales.

  15. Bilal Khan

    I am Start journey with ShareASale. i am find about it and its work and method.really helpful post Thanks harsh for Guide.Keep up it.

  16. amin

    hi harsh

    Excellent article
    informative about affiliate marketing .I have shared and tweeted it. Always enjoy your posts.
    Your article will help me to achieve my goals thank you 🙂

  17. Masud Parvage

    Wonderful complete guide to start on shareasale. But can you tell me- is there any problem to put same kind of product from different affiliate marketplace? I thought clickbank is the best affiliate marketplace but after reading this post I’ve to think something different. Thanks for sharing the knowledge…

      1. Masud Parvage

        Thanks for response. It is true that any single marketplace can’t be the best platform for affiliate marketers. Because there are different privacy policies, commission plan and so on. Can you tell me any skrill supported affiliate marketplace?

  18. Vishal Verma

    Indeed a very useful article! 🙂
    Thank you for sharing.

    1. Harsh Agrawal

      Glad you find it useful. Let me know how your journey with ShareASale goes from here.

      1. Vishal Verma

        I’m not using ShareASale currently because my blog is new and have less traffic. But I’m planing this later.
        I’m just work on my blog’s SEO to get traffic from SE because I found some big mistakes.

  19. Gurpreet

    This is really an amazing guide and i will try ShareASale for sure.

    Will you please tell me what is another best way to promote ShareASale program without using Blogs?

  20. Siddaiah

    Hi Harsh,

    I heard a lot of good reviews about ShareASale affiliate network, in this article you have given good information about signing up with the network, at present I am only using Google Adsense to monetize my blog traffic, still I am new to the affiliate marketing world.

    Thanks for sharing step by step guide to joining the program, one more request from my side, please kindly suggest me some products to join in this network, see you soon.

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