how to be approved as a shareasale affiliate

How To Be Approved As A ShareASale Affiliate

(Last Updated On: September 15, 2019)

Do you want to be approved as a ShareASale affiliate?

Tried to join several times but they keep disapproving you?

Or you have been thinking of joining ShareASale?

If your answer is yes, this post is for you.

Becoming a ShareASale affiliate is the best way to monetize your blog.

Almost every pro blogger recommends starting with affiliate marketing (if you want to make money blogging) because you don’t have to create any product.

Affiliate marketing sounds easy just grabbing a link and inserting it in your blog post.

But the hard part is finding the right products to promote or affiliate marketing companies to work with.

Luckily ShareASale is a market place where you can find thousands of potential merchants to work with, and unlimited products to promote

ShareASale merchants search panel

But that’s not all, you need to sign up and wait for approval to start promoting those products

HONEST DISCLOSURE: Some links on this post are affiliate links. I may earn a small commission to fund this blog and buy toys for my kids if you use these links. You will not be charged extra. I only promote high-quality products. Thanks a million for your support.

What Is ShareASale?

As I mentioned earlier ShareAsale is an affiliate marketing place,

It is based in Chicago and they have been in the Affiliate marketing industry for 19 years.

There are two services that ShareASale offers, for the merchants and the affiliates or bloggers and in this post, we are going to discuss the affiliates.

Affiliates use ShareASale to find products to promote and earn a commission for the referrals on those products.

I am also one of the ShareASale affiliates, it is currently my main source of income.

How To Be Approved As A ShareASale Affiliate

How to be approved as a ShareASale affiliate

Before applying as a ShareASale affiliate you need the following:

  1. Your own email, for example, don’t use a free hosted email like or because you will be automatically rejected. You can always create your own email for free if your website is hosted on Siteground
  2. Enter a website that you own for example and make sure your URL leads to a live website
  3. Provide true and accurate information about you
  4. Write everything in English

How Does ShareASale Pay You?

There are three modes of payments:

  1. Via Payoneer
  2. Wire deposit
  3. Via check (different processing fees may apply)

The minimum cash out payment is $50 paid on the 20th of every month.

Why ShareASale Might Reject Your Application?

Having the above mentioned in place does not guarantee your approval. Before approving you ShareASale will review your site first.

The following sites will not be approved:

  • Adult sites
  • Sites that display Adult banners. (You might have a site that does not have adult content on it but one of the ad programs you are promoting might be displaying adult banners so do check before applying)
  • Sites that promote violence, bigotry or hatred
  • Sites that promote illegal activities

It takes approximately 2 business days for you to receive an approval email and it only takes less than 15 minutes to sign up.

What To Do After Being Approved As A ShareASale Affiliate

The next step to take after your approval is to search for merchants

Merchants are E-commerce entities who will pay you a commission for purchases, clicks or leads made by your referrals

Some merchants will review your site first before approving you whilst others will automatically approve you.

I know how it sucks to be disapproved; the following tips will help you to avoid any disappointments

How To Be Approved By ShareASale Merchants

As I said earlier merchants will review your site in order to approve you.

But that’s not all, they will review your application before heading over to your site.

You have to make your affiliate profile stand out from the crowd, remember these merchants get hundreds of application every day.

You will have to:

  1. Add your photo or logo on your profile

2. Add a powerful and convincing description of your blog and your marketing strategies

3. When applying for merchants you will see an option to tell them about your promotional methods

How To Be Approved As A ShareASale Affiliate

This step is optional but that’s the main key for your approval

Don’t skip, take your time and tell them what you blog about and how you plan to promote their products.

Back To Your Site

You will only need a few things:

  • A Disclosure and Privacy Policy page
  • An About page
  • (Obviously) Blog posts

I know how overwhelming it is to search for merchants in a market place full of thousands of them,

Below is a list of ShareAsale merchants you can start with.

ShareASale Merchants Who Approve New Bloggers Immediately

Pinterest Pin: Shareasale merchants who approve new bloggers

Regardless of you having everything in place some of the merchants will disapprove you, only because your site does not have enough traffic.

No worries! there are some merchants who believe you can generate sales with your new blog.

You can bookmark this post and come back anytime you want to join one of the following merchants:

  1. Grammarly: A Spelling grammar checker. You will receive $20 commission per sale
  2. Wp Engine: Provides WordPress hosting services and professional themes. You will receive a minimum of $200 commission for a hosting referral and 30% for theme purchases
  3. Stella & Dot: An online boutique. You will receive $100 commission upon all qualifying purchases by a new stylist (your referral)
  4. Tailwind: Pinterest and Instagram scheduling app
  5. Namecheap: A cheap and reliable domain registrar
  6. Creative Live: Online classes in Graphic designing and photography
  7. The Hungry Jpeg: A place for thousands of graphic designing resources
  8. Pic Monkey: High-quality photo editing tool (recommended for professional Pinterest graphics)
  9. Articoolo: Unique content-generating tool
  10. SEO Powersuit: Free SEO resources

Some of my readers are easily forgetting all the ShareASale requirements and I have decided to create a FREE ShareASale Approval Checklist for them to make sure that they have everything in place before they apply

I don’t want you to be disapproved,

Grab your own ShareASale Approval checklist

Free ShareAsale approval checklist

Grab Your Free ShareASale Approval Checklist- (Select AFFILIATE MARKETING FREEBIES to receive your checklist)

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ShareASale is free to join so you have nothing to worry about.

Follow everything in this post and you will easily be approved. There are lots of ways you can use to promote ShareASale products

You can place banners on your site or write reviews and tutorials.

You will also get some affiliate marketing tips inside ShareASale.

All the best!

Have any question(s)? Please feel free to drop a few lines on a comment box below, I am always ready to help you.

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16 thoughts on “How To Be Approved As A ShareASale Affiliate”

  1. Thank you so much Sharon I’d been disapproved and I didn’t know why, I guess it’s about the adult banners . I hope this time I will be approved thanks once again!

  2. hey,
    Nice article. thanks for sharing.
    I live in India. Is it okay to join?
    I am trying to join as an affiliate but got rejected. You have given me good points. Will update and try my luck next time.

    1. Hi Prasanna
      Yes, you can join ShareASale just be sure to follow all the guidelines in this post. I am sure you will be approved this time. If they keep rejecting please contact me and let me know

        1. Hi Prasanna
          I have visited your blog and it seems you don’t have a Privacy Policy page, I am sure that’s why you aren’t approved. Please add a Privacy Policy page and try to apply again, if you have no idea how to create one, get this free Privacy policy page
          All the best!

        1. Hi Zameer, is your site live? tried to visit your site several times and I’m only getting this message “This site can’t be reached’s server IP address could not be found.” if the ShareASale team is having the same experience then you won’t be approved

  3. Thanks for the tips. I was searching for shareasale on google and I found this page I must say your website is very helpful i am planning to start my own affiliate marketing website wish me luck. I have one request can you please write another post about other affiliate programs like CJ affiliate and rakutten? I like your writing style you left no stone unturned. you have earned your #1 fan here lol
    Love from africa

    1. Aww, you have made this mama super excited Rebecca! so thrilled for such an honour and am happy you loved this site. Your request IS MY COMMAND I will definitely create posts about those affiliate programs, don’t forget to hit allow on the notification pop up so that you won’t miss any new post

  4. A fascinating discussion is worth comment. I do believe that you ought to write more about this issue, it may not be a taboo subject but typically people do not talk about such issues. To the next! All the best!!

  5. So helpful Sharon, thanks a lot! I have a question tho… I applied to share a sale before I had any blog posts and they rejected me (I totally understand why) but now my blog is complete and there’s no way I can reapply… ugh it’s very frustrating, I even contacted them but no answer. You have any idea what might went wrong?

    1. Hi Seraina
      Sorry for the challenge you are currently facing.Try to contact the ShareASale managers by sending an email or call them directly, I am sure they will respond this time. Make sure you have a privacy policy page, an about page and everything mentioned in this post. All the best!

  6. Hi Sharon Zayac
    I hv been rejected by shareasale twice, bit frustrated and dissapointed.
    Can you please help, plz see my website and tell me what could be the possibility of rejection.
    looking forward for your expert feedback plz.
    also can you share your email id so I can directly contact you

    1. Hi, Ruhab Sorry I’m not able to review your site now, I will do so as soon as I’m free, for now, grab your free ShareASale Approval checklist and check if there is something missing on your site. My email address is zayac[at]bloggersjungle[dot]com

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