We are delighted that you have chosen to join the ShareASale affiliate network. We will give you all the resources necessary to make your affiliate marketing efforts a success. This article will provide you with important information such as how to start, how to find new Merchant partners, how payments work and which reports are the most useful. We also give an overview of some of our favorite tools.
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Let’s get started!
Get familiar with your account
After your ShareASale affiliate application has been approved, it’s time to look at your publisher’s homepage and learn some tips for finding partners in our network.
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Publisher Homepage Get to know the interface for affiliates. We highlight the most important places you should visit regularly. Learn the information you need to run a successful program.
Brands are looking for partners
There are over 6,000 retail programs available. It can be overwhelming to find the right one. Our merchant search experience was designed to make it easy and intuitively possible for you to identify and join the right programs using various filters, popular search options and a marketing calendar that will be used for seasonal or holiday events.
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How to search merchants. Learn how to use the merchant search tool to locate the right partners for your platform.
Once you have established relevant brand partnerships through the ShareASale network it is time for affiliate links. Each brand offers a variety of creatives that affiliate partners can use. You can also create your own affiliate tracking link to direct your audience directly to the product or category page that you’re referring.
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How to grab affiliate hyperlinks Get detailed instructions on how to get a merchant’s creative and grab an affiliate link.
Earn money for your efforts
ShareASale will track all of your promotions and send you one monthly payment. The transparent reporting provided by our trusted network shows exactly how much you can expect each month based on your performance.
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Our extensive collection of payment reporting tools allows you to view the affiliate payment settings.
Use our user-friendly affiliate tools
Our network offers custom tools that will help you promote your brands and products better and increase sales. Each tool was created by you. We listen to our clients and create tools that meet the evolving needs of the industry. You can find the right tools for you, regardless of your publisher type.
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Promotional tools Create a display or eCommerce experience by finding and curating relevant products.
Track your affiliate channel performance
The robust reporting capabilities of aff-tracking provide insights into any information you need to track your affiliate activities. You can find out which merchants are performing well, replace broken links easily, or set up tracking with aff-tracking which can add additional information to all your reports.
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Overview of affiliate reporting. Get an overview of the most used reports and the ones that you should be paying attention to.
Ensure compliance by disclosing, disclosing, and disclosing!
All our partners must be compliant and disclose their affiliate activities. Partners are responsible for ensuring that all paid promotions are transparent, honest, and not misleading. All disclosures must be clear and transparent. FTC compliance requires disclosures regardless of the platform used to promote a brand or product.
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FTC compliance 101 and resources. Take a look at these disclosure basics and learn more about why it is so important for your brand. Our publishers will also find a variety of resources that can help them in their efforts.
Additional helpful resources for affiliates
Webinar: Affiliate marketing for bloggers
A member of our publisher team will give a demonstration on how bloggers can use ShareASale to create a successful affiliate marketing plan.
FAQ for Affiliates
You will find answers to the most frequently asked questions by new affiliates in our network.
ShareASale: How to get started
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