Saturday, February 28, 2009
Before Diwali I had joined Shareasale as an experiment. It was my first venture into the world of affiliate marketing. I joined for the Snorg Tees' program, but have enrolled in atleast 10-12 programs since then. And till date I have made thousands from Shareasale.
Now first you should understand what's so special about Shareasale than any other affiliate network that I am suggesting shareasale.com, and not just any other affiliate program. ShareASale was founded in 2000 by Brian Littleton, and to date has over 2,600 merchant programs hosted on its network platform. ShareASale's affiliate network is an Adware free network - they do not accept any affiliate who used Adware or similar software products (desktop software) to place ads. The network's stance against Adware and other unethical business practices in the affiliate marketing industry was recognized by the industry. The founder Brian Littleton received in August, 2006 the "AFP Fair Practice Award" and in January 2007 the "Affiliate Summit Pinnacle Award" for "Affiliate Marketing Advocate" at the Affiliate Summit West 2007 industry tradeshow and expo.
Shareasale offers three kind of programs, Pay-Per-Lead, Pay-Per-Sale and Pay-Per-Click. Once you get your first payment, minimum of which can be as low as $50, you become qualified to join the Pay-Per-Click programs listed under Shareasale. They offer timely payments, easy joining of programs, an easy user interface for sharing link codes and lots of other nifty features which are absent in other affiliate sites.
And the best part is that you can run Shareasale ads along with Adsense. So in these tough times of recession, I would suggest you not to rely only on your Adsense/Adbrite PPC ads, instead join the Shareasale affiliate network and start making money.