The first step after your affiliate account has been approved is to start searching and building strong partnerships with relevant retailers on our network. It is crucial to find the right products and brands to feature in your content to further drive sales and earn money for your efforts. With new brands joining the network each month, sifting through potential partnerships should become part of your routine.
ShareASale has several ways to make this search process as easy as possible; helping you connect with the right partners who will drive your affiliate efforts to success. Take a look at some of these tools, resources, and best practices that are most helpful for this process.
As straight forward as it might seem, plenty of affiliates do not use our Merchant Search tool to its maximum potential. This tool is the easiest way to find a specific type of brand or product to promote. By searching by keyword, category, product, brand name, and ___. Modify your search results by filtering by the options below:
- Program types – commissions per sale, per lead, or flat rate
- Program features – ShareASale exclusive, offers coupons, auto-deposit, datafeed available, category, join date and more
- Program metric – EPC, commission rate, reversal rate, and average sale amount
Once you have narrowed down the results, filter in a variety of ways to showcase merchants with the highest 7 or 30 Day EPC (earnings per click), power rank, alphabetical, join status and more.
On the Merchant Search home screen, featured categories are located at the top. These categories showcase way of finding popular programs, new merchants, top performing programs, and even upcoming holidays. The New Programs category is especially key to getting your partnerships solidified early into a brand’s affiliate channel journey with ShareASale.
Coupons & Deals Database
When planning for an upcoming holiday or shopping season, check out the upcoming deals featured in our Coupons & Deals Database. These seasonal sales and promotions can be a great way to discover new partnerships with brands offering relevant products and services for your audience
Lookbook & Gift Guide
Together with Awin, ShareASale publishes a seasonal Lookbook. This curated selection of brand partnership opportunities can help support our affiliates’ marketing goals, inspire content creation, and generate more affiliate income. Each publication is an ever changing theme of retailers, revealing a snapshot of their program details. If you love the idea of “shopping” for your Merchant partners by looking through pretty pictures and products, then this is for you!
In addition to the Lookbook, we also release an annual Gift Guide as another tool to discover new programs and products across both networks. Both of these resources are an interactive and exciting way to prepare your content and promotional strategies.
View all our publications here and use them to find new strategies to monetize your content with posts and guides of your own.
Product Discovery Bookmarklet
The ShareASale bookmarklet not only helps affiliate partners quickly grab affiliate links on the fly, but it also can quickly identify whether a retailer has an affiliate program on the network. While browsing any retailer website, click our bookmarklet and if an affiliate program exists, it will provide the opportunity to join the program right then, save a product for use later, or grab an affiliate link.
Throughout the affiliate homepage, there are several locations of featured merchants – homepage, merchant search page, datafeeds page and more. These placements are paid for by merchants who are new to the network, who are offering extra incentives, or who are eager to find new affiliate partners. Don’t immediately look past these as you may stumble upon a strong potential partner for your affiliate efforts.
ShareASale is home to thousands of affiliate programs for retailers of all categories, but there are lots of different ways to find them. By using these different ways to search, browse and sort, affiliates are bound to find the best partners to fit their content. Take time to properly find relevant partnerships, so that your content can provide authentic, real, genuine resources.
Don’t let this search process stop you from continuing along in your affiliate marketing journey!