First, just to clarify...
The $150 is a setup fee, not a monthly fee. We currently do not have a monthly fee. The 20% transaction fee is based on what you payout to an affiliate...so for a particular transaction, if you pay $1.00 to the affiliate, you pay .20 to us, for a total of $1.20 on that transaction. To my knowledge, this is the lowest transaction fee around.
The whole pricing thing can be found at www.shareasale.com/pricing.cfm
Second, not only do I agree with Haiko about CPL
but I agree so much with him that we do not even offer CPM
deals on the network. It is purely a results based network, so your option is paying per lead/sale/click. In your case, I would suggest a pay per sale program to generate more listings on your search engine, and perhaps a PPC
for search boxes.
Affiliate marketing is designed to take the guesswork out of mass advertising. If you can generate an idea for a program that can allow you to take advantage of it, thats what I would suggest...
If you have any questions...please just let me know...