From the day I have joined ShareASale Affiliate Program, I was waiting for the day when I will make my first affiliate income. And finally I have reached the day and able to write ShareAsale Affiliate Program Review on this blog.
This article is not completely a ShareASale Review, but about my learning about affiliate marketing and how I am able to make some money besides Google adsense.
Shareasale is a very popular affiliate marketing network for many bloggers and online marketers. This company has been set up in 2000 in Chicago, Illinois and right now they have more than 4500 companies joined with them. If you have a website or if you know how to do affiliate marketing without a website, then you can find various brands and their products to promote.If someone buy from your link, then you will earn a commission from that purchase. Now the same thing happened to me with this blog. One of my article is able to convince a user to make the purchase by using the affiliate link. Hence my shareasale account is reflecting my first affiliate income. I have shared more about this in detail below.
What is Affiliate Marketing?
In simple terms, a company is ready to pay some commission if you help them to sell their products. In that way, company is able to sell their product, you will be able to make some commission and the customer is also happy to buy that product by using some discount coupon code.
In short, everyone is happy in this entire process. And in this process your role will be considered as affiliate marketer, as you have created the platform to promote about that product by sharing some links. I hope I am able to explain what is affiliate marketing.
Finally we have reached the interesting part of this article, here I will share in real time what I have done to make this ShareAsale Affiliate Program work for me. As I have said, in shareasale you will find many companies sharing their product links. From them I have selected a company for which I could write about from my heart. Follow the steps I have followed to make my first affiliate income happen.
- I opted for Studiopress themes and popular WordPress hosting plans affiliate programs to write about in this blog. Studiopress has all the themes listed on shareasale website.
- Next started writing StudioPress theme reviews and sharing various offers & studiopress coupons, discounts. Among them, StudioPress Pro Plus All theme pack article is able to make the first page ranked on Google.com.
- Not only that, this page has able to make its first sale of a StudioPress pro plus theme pack of amount $449. And from that my shareasale account has earned a commission of $177. And then the next sale with the same StudioPress package 🙂
(As a returning customer you will get a discount of $126)
Although I have not received that amount in my bank account yet, but I am happy that ShareAsale Affiliate Program has finally able to generate some income.
If you are serious about affiliate marketing and want to make some money online, then shareasale affiliate program could be the best place for you. There are various other popular affiliate market places like Commission Junction, Clickbank etc. But shareasale provides a better interface, easy to join programs and various reports to track.
I am big fan of their WordPress theme affiliate programs and so far tested only genesis theme. Which has finally able to make a sale for me. I am looking forward to join more programs thorough shareasale affiliate program and write about their reviews in upcoming articles.
Anyone who has blog or website with any of the below niche can promote products from shareasale affiliate program.
Technology: Alishell LLC
Blogging: StudioPress, WPEngine, Hootsuite
Clothing and fashion: Eczosplay, Mart of China
Food and fitness: Pregprep, World Genetics Nutrition
Dating: Quality blooms, cards
Books publishing: Blurb
Weddings: Ybridal etc.
First of all Visit Shareasale.com
You need to go through a five step sign up process which are self-explanatory & easy to follow. There you need to provide details like your preferred username, password, your website addres, language etc. Fill up each detail carefully. After you complete the sign up process, you will have to wait for confirmation and account approval, which may take some time.
You can always sign up with a normal email ID like Gmail, Hotmail, Outlook etc. In that case you need to confirm that you own a website. Whereas, using an email id from the domain of your website (e.g. firstname.lastname@example.org), helps you to get the approval faster.
For confirmation, you can either click on the approval link sent to the registered email address or by placing a custom text code between the <head> and </head> section of your website template. Once you successfully complete that, you are done. Login with your credentials & start promoting the merchants of your choice. The dashboard is also very easy to navigate through.
Hope this ShareAsale Affiliate Program review & the story of my first affiliate income somehow will motivate you to work for your first income too 🙂