Best ShareASale Alternatives

While ShareASale is by far one of the best affiliate marketing networks out there, both in terms of offers, brands, and products, and in terms of the money you can make with it, sometimes you might want to avoid putting all of your eggs in one basket. 

In today’s article, we’re looking at some other networks that you might be interested in if you already are a ShareASale affiliate or for some reason it doesn’t seem to meet your expectations. 

Best ShareASale Alternatives

CJ Affiliate

You can find more information on this network in our CJ Affiliate review. The good thing about it is that the company works with some really large brands, such as Whirlpool and Barnes & Noble. This means that you are not going to have as much trouble promoting products and offers compared to the hassle you’d have to handle when working with other platforms. 

The interface is very easy to work with, meaning that it’s fresh and new and looks much better compared to what you’d find even on ShareAsale. There’s no shortage of both physical and digital products, so we’d say that CJ Affiliate is a pretty neat combination for most affiliates. 

They only pay their affiliates through cheque and direct deposit, so that can be less appealing for those of you who are really looking forward to getting your money in Paypal. Still, Paypal has pretty hefty commissions, so you might want to consider setting up a Payoneer account instead. 

We’d say that CJ Affiliate is probably the best alternative to ShareASale right now, so do give it a shot. 

ClickBank

This is one of the largest affiliate networks in the world right now and it used to be all the hype a decade ago or so. But the problem is that things have taken a wrong turn, in that they haven’t made a lot of improvements in terms of user experience, and they have also received a lot of complaints regarding the customer service they offer. 

The most challenging thing you will have to deal with if you become a ClickBank affiliate is sifting through all of the offers available on the platform. Categorizing them is still pretty difficult and while there are some pretty good brands available, there are also many, many shady ones. 

In other words, you will literally waste a lot of time trying to tell what offers are worth promoting and which ones are definitely not — especially if you’re not based in the US and you might not know some of the companies listed in the merchant category. 

When it comes to payments, there is a 60-day waiting period that you’ll have to manage, but this is somewhat normal for most of the platforms listed in this post. A significant drawback in terms of payouts is that you can only get your money through cheques or bank transfers — so Paypal isn’t available anywhere. But this is a problem of ShareASale, too. 

Also, ClickBank is quite different from ShareASale since it has heaps of digital products and is less focused on physical ones. 

AvantLink

We also did a review of this network and you can find it here and since that post is packed with all the information you need, you should read it. 

Why is AvantLink a good option to ShareASale? Well, it’s legit and trustworthy but it’s not been around for the same amount of time like ShareASale. However, it does have a Paypal payout option, whereas ShareASale does not. 

Something that we have to note is that there are actually three different affiliate networks into one when it comes to AvantLink — one for the US, one for Canada, and another for Australia.

The platform is extremely easy to work with and it also offers its affiliates an API, so they can make their own marketing tools besides the promotional materials that the network already offers. In the end, we’d say that this one is at least worth looking into, especially if you want to diversify your income. 

Awin

What’s interesting about Awin (and we strongly suggest that you read our separate review of it) is that they have recently acquired ShareASale, which means that things are likely to change for both platforms in the future. We don’t know right now whether or not the two websites will merge and the offers available on one or the other are going to appear on AWIN, but it might be possible. 

Awin has fewer offers compared to ShareASale, but that’s also probably because they haven’t been around for as long. But the website is extremely user-friendly and the interface is visually appealing, too. Also, they have a plugin that makes it possible for you to make the most of the offers and products that you want to promote. 

There are enough merchants available on the platform, which is another benefit. On the other hand, to be able to become an affiliate at first, you have to pay a fee of $5 that you are not going to get back if you are rejected. 

MyLead

This one is fairly new compared to some of the other networks that we have showcased here, but we’d say that it is still worth considering. First of all, there are more than 1,600 affiliate programs within 35 categories, so you are not going to find as many products or brands to promote here. 

Even so, we’d say that MyLead should be right up your alley because they have an excellent referral system, a tracking system worth writing home about, and they also offer 24/7 support. 

To top it all off, they pay their affiliates once every 14 days and there are a myriad of payment options — from Paypal and Wire to Skrill and Payoneer. So while this might be a smaller affiliate network as of right now, you should undoubtedly look into joining it. 

MaxBounty

MaxBounty is a pretty decent competitor to ShareASale in our opinion, and that’s because they have a wide variety of offers available on the network and they also work with many, many merchants (there are over 1,500 available on the platform at the time we are writing this post). 

There’s no need to worry about you not having the right marketing tools, either, since the network gives you all the software and promotional material you might ever need. 

To top everything off, some of the affiliate programs listed on MaxBounty sometimes offer 70 to 80% commissions (out of the profits, not the sales per se), which is great. The network also manages a pretty neat training program. 

Payments are processed through wire transfer, cheque, or Paypal. 

FlexOffers

One of the best things about this affiliate network is that they work with some pretty big brands. This, in turn, means that you are not going to have too much trouble promoting the offers. For instance, they work with Kohl’s, H&M, Reebok, FreshBooks, and Walgreens, but you’ll also find publishers like Allstate and AT&T. 

While the design of the interface could do a bit better, the user experience is pretty straightforward. You can categorize the offers depending on what you are looking to promote, the commission, and everything else. 

Creating affiliate links is pretty easy and there are other marketing tools available, too. As for payouts, there are four different ways to get your money — cheque, bank transfers, Paypal, and wire transfers. 

There are different minimum thresholds for all of those; for example, for cheques, it’s just $3, but for international transfers it’s $5 — still very low compared to what we’ve seen with other networks. 

Rakuten

We’ve written a separate review of the Rakuten affiliate network before, so we suggest that you give it a read if you have the time. This is one of the largest platforms out there and the company has gradually bought other networks. 

They work with a very high number of publishers and brands, so there will be no shortage of products that you will be able to recommend to your audience. To give you some examples of what you can promote, they have huge names like Microsoft and Lego on the site. 

The interface is also quite easy to work with, which is why you aren’t going to encounter any difficulties in this sense. The list of affiliate programs can be categorized depending on what you are looking for and you can quickly apply and then use the marketing tools available. 

Amazon Associates

This one has become less popular in the past two to three years, since Amazon made the commissions for affiliates a lot lower. Still, it is worth noting in this list simply because there’s probably no one in the civilized world right now that hasn’t heard of the brand. 

There are lots of people who have Amazon Prime, too, and enjoy its perks, so they are more likely to make a purchase because of that. The downside to this affiliate program, though, is that the cookie lasts for just 24 hours. 

MarketHealth

We might have mentioned this network in other posts, and it is specifically designed for affiliates in the health niche. It is one of the largest and most reputable platforms in this category, so we strongly suggest that you give it a shot if you write about health and fitness or supplements. 

MarketHealth has a lot of offers available and most of the products you will come across here are pretty high-priced, which means that you can earn quite decent commissions. To give you some examples of what you can promote with this network, they have teeth whitening products, appetite suppressants, natural skincare products, green coffee, and more. 

When it comes to payouts, you can be paid through cheques or Paypal. The minimum threshold is just $20, which is another benefit for people who need money fast. All of the payments are made in US dollars. 

Peerfly

This CPA affiliate network gives you plenty of earning options. Based on some reviews that we researched on Peerfly, it seems that you can actually make better commissions with it compared to other platforms. 

There are plenty of payment options, too, so you can select anything ranging from cheque and bank transfers to Payoneer or Paypal. What’s even better, you can select different payout schedules, since there are several — once a month or twice a month or the weekly one, too. 

What also makes Peerfly stand out from the crowd is that it is very accepting of people based in pretty much any country around the world. There’s also a fair share of training and tools available on the site and you can promote over 2,000 brands and more than 8,000 offers. 

Matomy

This multi-channel advertising network might also be worth considering, since you can earn commissions by promoting their offers through different means – video advertising, mobile advertising, and even social media marketing and sponsored emails. 

The only drawback that we were able to find about it is that the interface might be a little complicated, so the user experience (for now) might not be as great as it is with other platforms. You should probably be a seasoned affiliate marketer to use all the perks that Matomy has to offer. 

Another detail that we have to note here is that their payouts are processed through several different means — cheque, international bank transfers, Payoneer, and Paypal. The minimum thresholds for all of those are different, in that you’d have to make at least $50 in commissions for cheque and international bank transfers but just $10 for Paypal and $20 for Payoneer. 

JVZoo

This one has been getting a lot of mixed reviews, which is specifically the reason why we decided to leave it for the end of the article. It’s more geared toward bloggers and website owners who are in the niche of digital products rather than anything else. 

In this respect, it somewhat resembles ClickBank more than it does ShareASale. They are not as large as other platforms that we have showcased here, but some affiliates seem to be doing quite well with the company, so JVZoo might be worth checking out. 

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