For bloggers who wanted to earn from their online activities, there are many ways how to make online income. One of these is to associate with Google Adsense, Infolinks and other hosting sites that offer ads for your blog. However, do not just concentrate and depend from them. There are thousands of merchants from around the world that would need your services to promote their products and services and they are available through an affiliate marketing program.
I just cannot imagine the happiness I felt that morning when the postman handed to me the white envelope containing a check in US dollars from ShareAsale – one of the online affiliate marketing programs I am presently connected with. The check was my first commission for the first three months I had displayed some of the goods, products and services from ShareASale’s Merchants on my blog sites and websites I am maintaining every day.
On June 11, 2013 at around 9:30 AM Philippine time, I received a white envelope from the postman containing a US check. The said check was my first commission earnings from displaying online products on my blog sites and websites from Merchants who are officially participated on the Performance Marketing Programs ofShareAsale.
The commission check was made on
- May 20, 2013 by ShareAsale
- located at 15 W. Hubbard STE 200, Chicago IL 60654-5617,
- and tel #: (312) 321 – 0487.
- The net amount written on the check was **One Hundred Sixteen and 85/100 US Dollars** – $*****116.85.
- The issuing bank is Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
- and the clearing period stated on the check should be made during the 90 days from the date it was created.
About ShareAsale – the company is operating a service which allows Websites to run and/or participate in PMP(Performance Marketing Programs). The company is open for interested affiliates and merchants from around the world to be conducted and managed through the ShareAsale Service Program. An affiliate of ShareAsale is obliged to establish arrangements with third party organizations called Merchants.
Under the ShareAsale Service Program there are certain terms and definitions that both Affiliates and Merchants should be familiarized, I quoted them below:
“Performance Marketing” occurs when e-businesses (“Merchants”) and individual web sites that generates their own traffic (“Affiliates”) partner to drive traffic to the Merchant’s Web site and the Merchant pays a reward or bounty when the Visitor referral results in a sale, lead, click, or other measurable action.
“Affiliate” means a site that is rewarded for a legitimate sale, lead, click, or other measurable action by a Visitor and uses the ShareAsale Service to facilitate applications, tracking, reporting, and receipt of commission payment.
“Merchant” means a Web site that pays a reward for a legitimate sale, lead, click, or other measurable action by a Visitor and uses the ShareAsale Service to facilitate sign-ups, tracking, reporting and issuance of commission payment.
“Visitor” means any person, or user that clicks on a Link to a Merchant’s Web site placed on an Affiliate’s Web site.
“Sale commission” means the Payout the Merchant agrees to pay for Visitors referred to the Merchant’s Web site those results in a sale of a product or service. The sale could occur at the time of the visit or at a later time not to exceed 30 days. If a sale occurs after 30 days and the Visitor has not returned through an authorizedAffiliate’s site, then no Payout shall occur.
“Lead commission” means the Payout the Merchant agrees to pay for Visitors referred to the Merchant’s Web site those results in the Visitor performing an action defined by the Merchant. Such an action could include filling out a form, joining a mailing list, or other mechanism to identify potential customers. The action could occur at the time of the visit or at a later time not to exceed 30 days.
“Click commission” means the Payout the Merchant agrees to pay for a valid click from an Affiliate Partner’s site to the Merchant’s site that results in the Merchant’s Web site being viewable to the Visitor. A click is deemed valid when it meets certain criteria as defined on the Web site or in the agreement, which criteria may change from time to time.
“Payout” means the amount of sale commission, lead commission, or click commission established and agreed upon by ShareAsale and the Merchant. The Payout may be expressed as a set amount or as a percent of sales.
“Commission” means the amount of sale commission, lead commission, or click commission established and agreed upon by ShareAsale and the Merchant. The Commission may be expressed as a set amount or as a percent of sales.
“Link” means a hyperlink placed on an Affiliate’s site that, when clicked on, serves a Merchant’s Web site to the Visitor’s browser. The Link may be in the form of text, a product image, a button, a banner or any other format acceptable to the Merchant and defined only through the Merchant’s program on ShareAsale.
“VOID” means a reversal of a Payout previously earned for a sale, lead, or click that is later rescinded or corrected by the Merchant. A Merchant may VOID transactions that are fraudulent, or in the case of returned merchandise, duplicate transactions, or other valid reasons.
“Your Account” means a separate, specific account within the Service that is credited with Your Commissions and other earnings.
Now I can say that there are many ways to earn online that would help online users compensate their hard work and efforts – one is to become an affiliate of an affiliate marketing program.