#GiftGuides for Affiliate Marketers – Mountain Man

Every “Mountain Man” (or Woman) needs to have the right gear when going on that annual outdoor adventure!  If that person in your life is looking forward to receiving any holiday gifts (or if you are looking for some great Merchants with great products to promote), make sure to reference this Gift Guide to help […]

Why St. Patrick’s Day in Chicago is Amazing.

  St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner and in Chicago we are well known for celebrating in style!  Chicago’s Irish roots run deep and we all pretend to be Irish for a day.  Many might say that we’re all “Chi-Rish”.   End the hibernation! One of the first things we tend to do […]

#Q4Prep – A Case for StoreFronts and Fundraising

The term Philanthropy is derived from the Greek word philanthropia; meaning “loving people”. Merriam-Webster One of the most common forms of philanthropy today is through fundraising.  We see organizations like Susan G. Komen , and Avon 2 Day Walk , among many others, raising hundreds of millions of dollars every month!  The fourth quarter 2012, […]

Lessons Learned: How Groups Turned Into Tags

One of ShareASale’s unique features is the ability to segment the Affiliate base in a program.  Doing this allows for more customization and enables a Merchant to truly create a unique Affiliate Program.  ShareASale has gone through a few “versions” of segmentations and has developed upon these. “Grouping” Affiliates had been available for quite a […]

Building Blocks to Motivate Affiliates

Newsletters, Tags, and Commission Rules It would seem obvious that, as a Merchant, it is important to consistently motivate and encourage Affiliates to participate in an Affiliate program.  ShareASale has a number of tools that can help make this a much simpler process and can help make any program unique and stand out from the […]

Best Way to Customize Your Homepage

A few years back when ShareASale revamped the interface, we realized that every person is different and has different ways they like to access their information.   One of the best updates to the interface (in my opinion) was adding the ability to customize the homepage. Within both the Merchant and Affiliate accounts, one can: Add […]

#19. Let’s Talk Chicago

Since there are quite a few conferences this year in Chicago – and that is ShareASale’s hometown, I’m going to give a brief rundown on some of our favourite places and things to do here! Two Major Conferences this Summer Internet Retailer Conference – June 4-7, Chicago, IL For Online Retailers – billed as the […]

#13. Be Prepared for a Change In Plans


Now that #ConferenceSeason is here, it’s time to start going through my mental checklists to make sure that no matter what happens, I’m ready for it.  I was not always like this though!  In the last few years, attending the numerous conferences with ShareASale I have lost luggage (twice), been a victim of food poisoning (twice), […]

3 Steps (and several shameless plugs) to Better Health!

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If you are anything like me, New Year’s resolutions are fading away and you are rediscovering the eighth wonder of the world, Pizza (or other fatty/fried foods).  I started the year strong by running every other day, buying “workout” Xbox360 games, signing up for races, etc.  As the weeks went on though, I started slowly […]