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November 17th, 2005, 08:02 PM #1How easy is it to make money with Shareasale?
I'm relatively new to Shareasale - been signed up for a few months but can't say I've made much money (grand total is around fifty bucks so far!). Admittedly I've put little effort into it though. Maybe it's just me that's living under a rock, but most of the merchants seem like smaller names without widely known brand names. Affiliate marketing is never easy of course, but I've been operating under the assumption that this would make it significantly harder to get a good return on my time pushing Shareasale merchants. Am I wrong?Kids, you tried your best and you failed miserably. The lesson is, never try. -- Homer Simpson
November 17th, 2005, 08:08 PM #2
Well, I guess, it depends on how many pages you make, how you rank in the SEs, what traffic you get from other sources and what merchants you use.
I am not doing what I did before because an indy merchant I no longer wish to be associated with distracted me for a few months. But, I have to say SAS has added a lot to my bottom line. In fact, when I concentrated on them, they were keeping my bills paid!
As soon as I finish replacing this merchant, I am going back to working on my SAS merchants, big time!
If SAS actually had the stuff I need for a very narrow niche market, I would never go anywhere else.
I think it is pretty easy considering all the tools they give you.
Of course, I change the code a lot once I get it from them so, I guess, from that perspective, it isn't as easy as just ploping up an unadjusted data feed.
What do you consider easy?
If you just plop a banner on a page, or make duplicates of everyone else's pages that is easy but won't earn you much.
I make unique code for every merchant and it does take a bit of time. That is why I refuse to redo merchants who change their feed, images, landing pages, networks willy nilly all the time.Comments are opinion unless otherwise noted. Remember, pillage first. Then burn. Half of all people in the world have IQs under 100. You best learn to trust ol' SSanf!
November 17th, 2005, 10:16 PM #3How easy is it to make money with Shareasale?Originally Posted by La_Valette
1) - I don't know you and you, don't know me, so why are you picking my brain and posting my thoughts?
2) - You're not the only one , ok?
3) - Size doesn't matter, at least that's what some hypocrite's say.
4) - I don't think so. -
November 17th, 2005, 10:21 PM #4
Just pick a merchant and promote them, and cross your fingers that you picked a good one.
Shareasale has nothing to do with whether you or the merchant can or cannot sell.
Shareasale's tracking is more reliable than, and less vulnerable to pilferage by shysters, than a couple of the 'big' networks.
November 17th, 2005, 10:33 PM #5
Yes, most of SAS merchants lack the strong brand recognition that in some case the main reason people buy products and services. But, if you can focus on the products and use 'any' recognition your merchants have, you can see better results, IMO.
November 18th, 2005, 12:21 AM #6
I think it is nice to have some merchants who don't have highly oversaturated name brand items. We can all post Walmart banners, and maybe even make some money with them...but I can go to Walmart any day of the week. Show me something different...
And the ease of use is worth it I think.
November 18th, 2005, 01:02 AM #7
Everything takes work. The only place money falls from the sky with no real effort on the Internet is with AdSense.Tim
consultant by day, affiliate by night
November 18th, 2005, 01:13 AM #8
November 18th, 2005, 09:14 AM #9
First things first:
My goal is not to pay the bills. My goal is to make some extra spending money and supplement my income. I'm a student and would like to have some extra coffee cash.
Since I joined about a month ago, I've been promoting only 1 SAS affiliate. So far I've made about $150, not much. I just wanted to test the waters. Now that I know, I plan on marketing my site a little more heavily and making dedicated sites for certain products. I think that if you are motivated and you spend the time to differentiate your website, there is a real potential to make money.
Keep us posted!
November 18th, 2005, 09:31 AM #10Originally Posted by NeilKids, you tried your best and you failed miserably. The lesson is, never try. -- Homer Simpson
November 18th, 2005, 11:25 AM #11Originally Posted by Neil
I hope nothing was lost in the translation...
November 18th, 2005, 11:27 AM #12Originally Posted by La_Valette
November 18th, 2005, 11:39 AM #13
November 18th, 2005, 11:42 AM #14
I'll come back to Cyprus sooner than you know, Neil. I'm sure we'll have much more fun this time...
November 18th, 2005, 11:49 AM #15
November 18th, 2005, 11:51 AM #16
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I think there needs to be some patience with SAS. More and more merchants are coming over to them or at least seem to be offering very competitive duplicate programs. We are starting off slow with SAS as a merchant, but are continuing to see steady increases month by month.[FONT=Georgia]Adam Cieloha
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November 18th, 2005, 01:18 PM #17
Share a Sale is a good place to be. The merchants that they have say good things about them and some very big merchants are talking about / switching over to them. I think they are a great network.
November 18th, 2005, 01:22 PM #18Originally Posted by Geno - RussianLegacyKids, you tried your best and you failed miserably. The lesson is, never try. -- Homer Simpson
November 18th, 2005, 04:53 PM #19
I made $74.07 on one sale for an SAS merchant today.
Comments are opinion unless otherwise noted. Remember, pillage first. Then burn. Half of all people in the world have IQs under 100. You best learn to trust ol' SSanf!
November 19th, 2005, 12:27 AM #20
November 19th, 2005, 03:58 AM #21
[B]It depends on the merchants,somegreat, others suck,they don't even reply to messages about sales never posted,some low on funds,some reject fee, whatever that means, some just don't show up at all, I know I had these sales,and as long as we have the magic number 50, it will remain that way.
JJ[FONT=Times New Roman]Even Einstein read comic books to relax[/FONT] :clap:
November 19th, 2005, 04:26 AM #22
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- January 18th, 2005
- Los Angeles
It's never easy, nothing in life ever really is unless it's a lucky accident (which sometimes does happen). You pick a niche (or niches), try several merchants, and when a few produce for you, you run with those.
Related, important questions: How easy is it to get search engine traffic? How easy is it to figure out which products will be movers? How easy is it to write targeted copy and do up pages that are likely convert? Once that's in place and the surfer clicks over, the ball is in the merchant's court from then on.
November 19th, 2005, 04:55 AM #23Originally Posted by La_ValetteTim
consultant by day, affiliate by night
November 20th, 2005, 10:15 AM #24
[B]WHAT??????????????/ world are you living in. Mars or Venus.We get plain BS all around, form the Washington bunch to so many iffy good merchants,and all the media blitz that at least took the dumb car commercials and medications off, someone has a tummy ache, oh! My dodctor told me this is best, then they try it, and butterlies,happy faces,people wlking in the water, Andy rooney has them all pegged on 60 minutes,oh! side effects (small fast copy) may include you will die from a heart condition,so check with your doctor first, like all my doctor has to do is answer all the calls,and if or she don't know, then they should be butchers, or mop floors.
Ps I don't have time for all this, i am still trying to make a buck.[FONT=Times New Roman]Even Einstein read comic books to relax[/FONT] :clap: