Shareasale has been around for over 15 years and has over 4,000 merchants currently enlisted. Yep, that’s a lot companies selling products that you could earn commission from. Most of these products pay a percentage or fee per-sale for each completed transaction your blog refers to the retailer, but there’s a couple of hundred merchants that also offer a pay-per-lead (CPL) program too if that kind of thing floats your boat.
Shareasale’s merchants (i.e. the companies that sell their products through Shareasale) skew towards the technology sector, but they span a lot further too. Here’s a sample of their leading categories and merchants:
- Blogging: StudioPress, WP Engine, Hootsuite
- Clothing and fashion: Modcloth, Warby Parker
- Food and fitness: Reebok, Kona Kase, World Genetics Nutrition
Anecdotally, I hear a lot of people who are active in affiliate marketing say they prefer the Commission Junction offering and user experience, however ShareASale (SAS) actually makes more money for them. For this reason, if you are a relatively new to the game I would strongly suggest starting with ShareASale and working your way up to other networks such as CJ as time moves on.
Total affiliate programs (merchants): 4,000+
Specialties: Wide variety, from WordPress themes to Fortune 500 companies
Top Countries: US, Canada, Europe, Australia, Asia