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5 Ways ShareASale Changed My Life

5 ways shareasale changed my life

5 Ways ShareASale Changed My Life & Can Change Yours Too.


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Are you a new blogger? Or maybe you have been blogging for a while, but you don't belong to any companies that could help you make money from all your blogging efforts? If this is you, I want to encourage you to explore the world of affiliate marketing. A great way to make money blogging is to become an affiliate of a few companies. Maybe you have heard the word "affiliate" before but are not quite sure what it means?

When you sign up to become an affiliate, you promote products and services of an advertiser, which is more commonly referred to as a merchant.  The main way you do this if you are a blogger is to write about products or services your merchant offers.  If your readers decide to purchase or subscribe using the links you provide in your posts, you get compensated a small percent, never at any extra cost to them.

Affiliate marketing is a win-win for everyone involved.  Your readers get to discover all the products and services you use and love and the links are provided for them so they don't have to search for things on their own. The merchant gets advertising and possible increased sales. And you get the chance make a little money doing what you love - writing and blogging and telling everyone about products and services you use and love. 

Today I want to talk about an affiliate company that has changed my life.  This affiliate company is called ShareASale.com.  To learn how ShareASale.com changed my life and how it can change yours too, please keep reading!


One of my absolute favorite affiliates is ShareASale.com. This is truly one of those "where have you been all my life" companies!  I hate the fact that it took me so long to discover this company, and this is exactly why I am writing this post today.  I want to tell all of you why this company is so great because I wish someone had told me this very same stuff so that I could have started working with them way earlier than I did.

Below I list the 5 ways this company has changed my life.  If you want to join ShareASale after reading this post, simply click on any of my ShareASale.com links and sign up. The sign up process is completely free, (affiliates should always be free and if they are not, do not join!),  and very quick and easy.  All you will need to sign up is an email and your website address.

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Now let's get started on the 5 ways this company has changed my life:



1.   Some ShareASale.com merchants provide you with free samples to review.

If you are a stay-at-home (SAHM) mama blogger like me, you are probably on a pretty strict budget.  It is not easy being a one income family in today's world.  Our family of five has been on a strict budget since I made the decision to leave the work world when my first child was born. Getting to be with my kiddos is more than worth it for me, but always being on a tight budget can be tough and discouraging sometimes - See my posts, How To Survive A Great Depression Budget Without Getting Depressed, 10 Ways To Sucker Punch Your Bad Spending Habits In The Throat, and 5 Money Saving Secrets That Save Me Thousands to read more about how to survive on a one income as a stay at home mom.

When I realized that some companies will send you products to review for free, I could hardly believe it.  This has allowed me to get things I could not have otherwise purchased at the time, and it also has allowed me to find some amazing companies that I am now a loyal customer of.

If you are a member of ShareASale.com, you can easily apply to any of the merchants you want to become an affiliate of.  If you are not a member, you can just use the links I provide and apply to the programs directly.

Once you have been approved into the merchant's program, send them a short email asking if they provide a free sample, gift credit, or discount code to bloggers in exchange for a review.    Only email them after you have been approved.  Also, when you apply to get into their program, there will be a box where you can type what you will do to promote them.  Leave this box blank. 

Please don't feel bad if you are not accepted into certain merchant's programs.  I was rejected early on by some merchants simply because my blog was so new.  If at first you are not accepted, wait a few months for your blog and social media accounts to grow, and then apply again.  I have actually been accepted into all the affiliate programs that I reapplied to after first being rejected earlier on.  Also, there are so many merchants in the ShareASale.com program that you are bound to find a bunch that will be happy to accept you into their program right away and also some that will send you free stuff to review.

Here is my personal list of the companies that have agreed to send me products.  Each merchant does it a little different.  Some of the merchants asked me what products I wanted and shipped them to me, others provided me with a gift card of a certain amount so that I could purchase what I desired, and others gave me a discount code that I used to try out their products. I have tried to provided links to the affiliate program for all these merchants so that you can easily apply to them.

Here is my list:

100% Pure Cosmetics Join Program.  You can view my review of one of their products here: Wax Free Lip Product List.  They provided me with a discount code for my first purchase.
100% Pure Matte Lipsticks

Beauty Box 5 Shop.  You can view my review of their January box here: Beauty Box 5 Will Jump Start Your Beauty Routine.  They provided me with a free box to review.

Bathorium provides luxury bath bombs and bath soaks.  One of the coolest things about this company is that  they will give you your first bath soak for free, all you have to do is pay $5 to ship it to yourself, that's it.  You can chose your first free bath soak here:  C.R.U.S.H Free Sample.  This company provided me with a sample of all four types of CRUSH bath soaks in exchange for a review.  You can view my review of them here: Bathorium Helps You Create The Perfect Spa Experience At Home.  They are also currently offering 10% OFF all orders site wide, so if you are interested in trying them out, now is definitely the right time.

Bulu Box. You can view my review post of Bulu Box here: Let Bulu Box Spice Up Your Health Life.  They provided me with a free box to review.

Blurb. This is a really fun book publishing company and they will actually give you a discount to write your first book for free!  You can join their affiliate program here:  Join the Blurb affiliate program today!. They are currently offering  40% OFF Photo Books With Code FLASH40 until 3/12/17.

CandyClub.  This is a premium candy subscription box company that offers exotic candy and chocolates.  Right now you can get $20 OFF your first order when you use that coupon link or click on the poster below.  See my full review, Candy Club Will Slay Your Sweet Tooth, for information on how to win a FREE VACATION and a FREE 1-YEAR CANDY SUBSCRIPTION.  Bloggers and Influencers, can join their awesome affiliate program here: CandyClub's Affiliate Program. They will send you a free, one time box to review when you email them.

Cleopatra's Choice.  This company sells high quality luxury skincare products at very affordable prices and also offers low cost shipping.  You get 3 FREE samples with every single order and this is a great way to try products you are interested in.  Cleopatra's Choice frequently offers promo codes for free shipping as well.  They also accept Paypal which is great because Paypal will protect any purchase you make.  My two favorite products are from their goPure line.  They are the goPure Retinol Facial Serum (with high active concentration of Retinol and the goPure "Youth Glow" Eye Gel.  Two other best sellers are their goPure Vitamin C Serium With Professional Strength Hyaluronic Acid  and their goPure Retinol Facial Cream.

Ecocentric Mom. An amazing subscription box company for moms no matter where they are in their stage of motherhood.  You can choose the "gift" option to receive a one time box and not a subscription.  They sent me a complimentary box to review and you can view my full review of them here:  Ecocentric Mom Will Slay Your Baby Shower Gifts.

Educents  - This is not a program within ShareASale.com, but is way too good to not to mention!!  Educents offers educational resources for parents, teachers, and homeschoolers, all in one place.  They offer a tiered commission structure for their affiliates, and they also offer the option to get your commission as store credit at the rate of 150% of the cash value.  So if you earn $100 in commission, you can get $150 in store credit if you chose that route.   You can sign up for the Educents affiliate program here: Educents Affiliate Sign Up.  Currently they are also offering 10% OFF sitewide for back to school with the promo code: BTS.

Etsy.  The only caveat to joining the Etsy affiliate program through ShareASale.com is that Etsy sellers may not join.  So if you are an Etsy seller, you will need to join the affiliate program through AWIN.

Flirty Aprons This company sells a collection of stylish, cute, and funny aprons for women, men, kids, and babies, along with cooking accessories.  This is also a great program to be an affiliate of if you are a blogger, and you can join their affiliate program here: Join the Flirty Aprons Affiliate Program.

Fashionmia Join Program.  This is a really fun company to be an affiliate of.  They sent me a few items and simply asked for some photos of me wearing them, known as a photo review.

Goodie Two Sleeves. You can view my review on Goodie Two Sleeves clothing here: 5 Things You Need To Know About Goodie Two Sleeves.  They sent me a few shirts to review for free.

Gymboree. Most of you know this awesome kids clothing store! They are constantly having great sales on their items.  Gymboree is also a really great company to be an affiliate of and you can join their program here: Join the Gymboree affiliate program today!

GlossyBox.  Okay technically this company is not found in ShareASale.com, it's found in the Impact Radius network.  But it's such a fantastic company to be an affiliate of as a beauty blogger that I just had to put it on the list.  This company is a beauty subscription box company.  Their beauty boxes are huge and jam packed with beauty and skincare goodies, including full sizes of some very popular brands like ColourPop Cosmetics.  I was sent a box to review almost immediately after signing up and was super impressed.

You can view my April, May, June and July & GlossyBoxes here: GlossyBox Subscription Box Review April 2017 With Coupons Inside; GlossyBox Subscription Box Review May 2017 With Coupons Inside; GlossyBox Subscription Box Review June 2017 With Free Product Coupons; GlossyBox Subscription Box Review July 2017 Plus Coupon.  I highly recommend becoming an affiliate of this company if you are a beauty blogger.  I get free boxes to review every single month, which is just pretty awesome if you ask me.

Most people are familiar with Julep nail polish as it is very high quality.  Julep offers affiliates free products seasonally, just email them to be put on the list if they aren't doing it at the moment.  This is a popular beauty affiliate program.

MailerLite  - This is my email newsletter provider.  They are FREE for the first 1000 subscribers you have with unlimited emails, and very user friendly and easy to use.  They have 24/7 chat help too!  They offer landing pages, pop-ups, web forms, and automation, all for free. I truly cannot say enough good things about this provider. 

ModCloth Join Program. This company is currently not giving samples out at this time, but I wanted to include them in my list because they are one of the 100 Power Rank companies of ShareASale and  a great company with great stuff.  You can view my reviews on some of their amazing home decor items here:  10 Must Have Cactus Decor and Cactus Makeup and Fashion Items and  Unicorn Gift Guide.

Sally Beauty. Most of you know Sally Beauty, they sell just about everything you can need for your hair and face. A few products I buy from them over and over are:  Palladio Herbal Baked Blush in Rosey  (My all time favorite blush I use almost every day) ; Palladio Herbal Precision Eye Liner in White Out  (The best white eyeliner I have found that contains no wax that causes allergies.  See my post, Wax Free Lip Product List to read about cosmetic wax allergies.  Use in my waterline to brighten eye.); Intense Treatment Hair Masque from True by Made Beautiful.

Scent Box.  This is a luxury designer fragrance subscription box company that offers a 30 day supply of one of their 650+ designer fragrances for just $13.95 a month with free shipping.  Scent Box gave me my first fragrance for free in exchange for a review.  You can see my review here: Scent Box Review With Special Coupon Code Inside.  Here's my link for 50% OFF Your First Month of Scent Box. When you click on the link offer, the 50% off will automatically be applied to your cart.

SockPanda.com. This is a subscription sock company.  They have an extremely cute line of children's socks called "Panda Pals" and they sent me a few of them to review for free.  My full review of this company can be found here: Sock Panda Takes The Guess Work Out Of Gifts For Children.  To receive 10% off your new sock subscription, please use my code "XOPANDA".

Reebok.com. Most of you know Reebok since their shoes and apparel are nothing short of amazing. They will give you a generous discount off your first purchase when you join their affiliate program. You can join them here: Join the Reebok Affiliate Program.  You can view my review here: Reebok Customer Service Review

The RealReal.com. The RealReal sells luxury designer items that have been consigned.  They guarantee the authenticity of the designer items that they sell.  They will give you a free $25 credit towards your first purchase when you sign up with an email address. The credit must be used within a certain number of days.  There is no minimum purchase amount required to use the $25 credit.  Here's a really great tip for shopping The RealReal - The best time to shop their site is night time - there are more items available and you can find better deals.

ZazzleThis is a great program to be an affiliate of if you are a blogger or influencer, and you can join their program here: Make 15% Per Sale when you join the Zazzle Affiliate Program.  You can view my full review of their products here: Zazzle Will Help You Brand Like A Boss.  They gave me a gift card to try out some of their items.  You can get free shipping when you join their Zazzle Black program, just cancel before the 30 days is up if you don't wish you continue it after the free trial.


2.  Some ShareASale.com merchants will pay you to write your first post about them. 

This was another "I can't believe it!" moment for me.  One of the merchants that will pay you for your first post is Grammarly.  The Grammarly company is one of the top 100 Power Rank companies on ShareASale and I highly recommend working with them.  You can view my post on them here:  5 Unknown Things About The Author of TME.

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3.  You can use your own affiliate links to purchase products.

If you are a member of Amazon affiliate program, you know that it is strictly prohibited to use your own links.  I think the same is true for Ebay's affiliate program.  But not ShareASale.com!  This means that you are able to earn cash back on any purchase you make from any of your ShareASale merchants.  I don't know about you, but this was HUGE for me!!

I always find myself spending big bucks on items for my kids, my husband, or myself.  Now, instead of spending that money on merchants that won't give me a penny for buying from them, I give my business to my affiliate companies if I can.  I buy cosmetics from my affiliates, I buy bras and panties from my affiliates, I buy birthday and Christmas gifts from my affiliates, I buy clothing for my family from my affiliates.  All of this translates to a lot of cash back.  This is one of the greatest perks of being a member of ShareASale.com in my opinion.

4. You are notified of your merchant's upcoming deals and promotions ahead of time.

This is also completely life changing for me!! This means that if you know you will be needing to order something from one of your affiliates, you are able to order it during the best times - whenever there are deals, discounts, or free bonuses being offered.  Can we just say, yaaasss!!!?!?!!



5. Many ShareASale merchants offer large compensation bonuses.

If you are an affiliate of other companies, you know that the percent you get for sales made through your links are generally pretty small.  Not with ShareASale.com however!  Lots of merchants in the ShareASale.com program offer some of the best compensation percentages I have seen anywhere. I really like this because as a blogger and an affiliate, I work really hard promoting products and services that I love, and it's nice to feel that I am being compensated fairly for all my hard work.


If you couldn't tell by now, I really, really, really love the ShareASale.com company!  I love them so much that I truly believe every blogger should be working with them and every blogger should have the chance to discover what is so great about them.

The merchants in the ShareASale program treat their affiliates well and with gratitude for all the hard work they put it.  The 5 points I discussed here have helped me make money, save tons of money, own amazing products, and find amazing companies that will have my business forever.  All of this amounts to life changing stuff.  I hope you can experience the same things I did and get a chance to work with ShareASale yourself.

If you found this post helpful, can I ask you one favor? Would you please share it so that others can hear about these program too? Thank you so much!

If you enjoyed this post, you may enjoy some of my other blogging, business, social media, and technology articles.  You can find all these articles under my page, Blogging and Tech, which is located at the top of my site.  I also have posts with detailed lists of beauty, fashion, and wedding affiliate programs under my Blogging and Tech.  Here are two of those posts:

10 Beauty Affiliate Programs

10 Fashion Affiliate Programs

You can view all my product reviews under my page, Product Reviews.  To get coupon codes, and some free items, for the brands I work with, see my page, Coupon Codes.  If you read in mobile, just view in desktop version to see my page tabs.

Please feel free to check me out on my other platforms here: Instagram, Pinterest, Flipboard, StumbleUpon, and Bloglovin'.




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Wow this post is amazing. Thank you so much for the information that's here. I love you already, thanks to google for bringing me here.

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Thank you Daniella!! I am so happy to hear you found this post helpful! Can I ask what you googled to find it? (This helps me know how to help others find this post too.) I also have specific lists of beauty, fashion, and wedding affiliate programs, they can be found under my page "blogging and tech", found at the top of my site, view in desktop version to see my pages.

I wish you lots of success and happiness on your blogging journey!! XOXO ~ Petra.

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