The Traveling Sisterhood: How I Make $1,000 a Month With ShareASale, A Step-by-Step Guide with All My Secrets

Tuesday, May 10

How I Make $1,000 a Month With ShareASale, A Step-by-Step Guide with All My Secrets


This is the final post in my How to Make Money Blogging series.  For the last 2 months, I've made a total of $2,000 from ShareASale. Here is my step-by-step guide on how I did it... minus the things I tried that didn't work. ;) And nope, I don't spend hours on the computer everyday. I spend an average of an hour a night blogging. My days are full, fun, busy, and not-computery. So you definitely don't have to spend a ton of time to make a bit of money!


#1. I found out which ShareASale companies provide free products to their affiliates and review them (yes, I spent some late night hours applying for every SAS brand that could possible fit my niche and e-mailed all of them to compile you and me this nearly-completed but oft-updated list).  Genuine product reviews bring in sales--fake copy and pasted posts just don't... and who wants a blog filled with that kind of stuff, anyway?! Find that list here along with a sample e-mail to send to these companies once they approve you as an affiliate.

#2. I started using StumbleUpon and a few of my posts went viral and got me a lot of affiliate sales. The trick--don't just share your own posts! StumbleUpon doesn't like that. They want you to actually use their site and like other people's blogs, too, or they'll stop sharing your posts.

#3. I use my own affiliate links when making necessary purchases. Needed a wedding gift, headed to Zazzle with my link, needed birthday gifts for my kiddos, headed to Magic Beans, needed clothes for said kiddos, headed to Gymboree.com. Plus, as an affiliate you're the first to know about the best sales and top deals. These are called self-referred sales. They're allowed, even encouraged, unless they specifically say "no self-referred sales"--this is usually the case with first time sale bonuses.  There are a few subscription box companies which you'll find in this list that you can actually use your affiliate link to purchase and make money off of (for example, pay $5 shipping for a free trial box and receive a $25 payment). Of course, you won't get paid until the 20th of the following month (this is the date ShareASale always makes payments) and this can only be done once per company (with the exception noted here). Because of that, I use a credit card and pay it off each month when my SAS payment hits my bank account. I suggest the Chase Freedom Cashback card because they pay you a $175 sign-up bonus (no annual fee, which is important) so you can essentially make money off of making money!

#4. I encourage my blogging friends to sign up for ShareASale companies with my two-tier affiliate links (found in the "View Creative Banners/Links" section of each brand within SAS who offers this).  For every two-tier sign-up you get, certain brands will pay you anywhere from $5-$25 per blogger who is approved.  Feel free to use my post here as a draft, change the two-tier links to your own, and post to your own blog to share with your blogger community. This is where the vast percentage of my SAS income has come from.

p.s. I also make money with other companies I love working with. You can find out more about them at my post here.

And that's pretty much it!  Any questions or anything not clear, feel free to comment below or e-mail me at tsisterhood@yahoo.com. I'm happy to help my fellow bloggers! Good luck and have fun!

30 comments:

  1. Thanks for all the insight and details. Not many would share so openly. Good stuff.

    http://www.carlabethany.com

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  2. Awesome. Thanks.

    I am on the free wordpress so o don't think I have the ability for some things but this if is good to have.

    Thanks for sharing.

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    1. You can definitely do affiliate links with wordpress, but I they allow ads outside of their own little ad software. Still, the affiliate links are what have brought me the most profit!

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  3. Thank You, Thank You, Thank You for sharing!

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  4. Great post!! Thanks for sharing :)

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  5. Thank you so much for sharing this! I had no idea I was allowed to use my own links.

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  6. Great post! Thank you for sharing this! Hadn't really looked into ShareASale too much, definitely going to have to check it out now!

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  7. This is great to know! Thanks for sharing for us bloggers!

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  8. This is great to know! Thanks for sharing for us bloggers!

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  9. Great post- i'd like to sign up for this- do you have a link for bloggers to sign up do you get a referral?

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    1. The Traveling Sisterhood7:49 PM

      Thanks! In section 1, just click on the "here" hyperlink and it will take you to all of them. :)

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  10. Thanks for sharing! As a new blogger I find this very helpful and greatly appreciate you sharing this info for free!
    -Jaclyn

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  11. Heard a lot about ShareASale. Reading your personal experience with ShareASale encouraged me to use this network.
    Thanks for this awesome review on Shareasale.

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  12. Wow this is so nifty, thanks!!!

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  13. Thanks for sharing this info!

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  14. Great info. Are you sure you're allowed to use your own affiliate link? Ive been out of the internet marketing loop for a while but when I used to do it, that was always a big no no and could get you banned :/

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    1. You sure can, unless they specifically say not to.

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  15. I never knew I could use my own affiliate links to make purchases either! I'd be rich if I did that!! I'm going to see which ones allow that self referral stuff. Thanks!!

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  16. Please how do I set up the two-tier sign up? I can't find the "View Creative Banners/Links" in SAS and had no luck using the "help" section. Thank you

    Louisa

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    1. Once you log-in to ShareASale, there's a search to the right. Type in the brand you want, and then hit "Search". Click the brand name and then their SAS page will come up. Right under their brand name and graphic, it will say "View Available Creative Banners/Links". Click that, then there will be tabs in the middle of your screen. Just click "Two Tier Links". That tab will only be available if the brand does Two Tier Payments. All of them don't, but most of them I refer you to do. Hope that helps!

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  17. Thanks for sharing this series!! Great info and tips!

    - Jessy
    www.currentbliss.com

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  18. I just started using ShareASale a few days ago because of the post of yours I saw on facebook! Hopefully I see even a little of the success that you have seen. :)

    Thanks for all this information!

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  19. This is awesome! I'm totally going to use these tips to get my affiliate game going!

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  20. That's awesome! I have a review I need to do about a product, and I'm going to consider contacting another company to review their product, too. Thanks for the suggestions!

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  21. Okay looks like I need to look into this more.

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  22. Ha, wow this looks so simple! Thanks for explaining it in an accessible way.

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  23. This is great! And, you're making it look way too easy! I can't wait to check it out.

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  24. Very informative, thanks for sharing.

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  25. Thanks for the tips, was not sure how the Stumbleupon worked. Will definitely check out the options!

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