ShareASale: Five Great Affiliate Programs to PromoteIf you’ve wondered about establishing yourself as an affiliate on ShareASale, wonder no more. As we’ve mentioned before, ShareASale is a great affiliate network that’s known for treating affiliates fairly. That can mean a variety of things, from truthful stats to helping resolve conflicts between affiliates and merchants.

ShareASale, which primarily targets small and mid-size merchants, is among the largest U.S. affiliate networks. Founded in 2000, ShareASale currently has more than 2,600 merchants in its network. Some well-known retailers on the network include Keen Footwear, Snorg Tees, Jones Soda and Café Press.

If you’re looking for a new program to promote, it’s a great network to join. They have a reputation for paying on time and as I mentioned above, they’re fair to affiliates. In addition, they have a great selection of retail programs.

All of these programs in today’s post are listed in the ShareASale Top 100 of popular and profitable affiliate programs. – Do you run a blog about news, sports, fashion, home decorating, fishing … or wait, just about anything? With the explosion of niche-focused magazines, there’s certainly a magazine you can offer readers of your site. And, which offers name-brand magazines that serve hundreds of niche markets, can help you find the right magazine for your site.

Commission: 40-45% per sale
Cookie Length: 90 Days
30 Day EPC (U.S. Dollars): $183.23*

Honeyville Food Products – If you’re blogging about Food or holiday gifts, this might be a good program for you. Honeyville Food Products offers a wide variety of wholesale food products in a range of markets such as freeze-dried fruits, specialty flours, wholesale ingredients, and long-term food storage. With an average order value of more than $100, it certainly makes up for a low commission rate.

Commission: 5% per sale
Cookie Length: 14 Days
30 Day EPC (U.S. Dollars): $66.14*

StudioPress by Copyblogger Media – Running a site about blogging, Internet marketing or WordPress? StudioPress is a premiere commercial WordPress theme developer offering professionally designed themes, including the state-of-the-art Genesis Theme Framework, which was independently rated as the best framework available by tech blog Mashable.

Commission: 35% per sale
Cookie Length: 60 Days
30 Day EPC (U.S. Dollars): $43.77*

Cellars Wine Club – If you’re a food and wine blogger, Cellars Wine Club delivers wine as part of a monthly membership, with prices and selections that cater toward every taste. They also sell corporate gifts and gift certificates, which makes this a good program to add to a holiday gift or corporate advice blog.

Commission: 15% per sale
Cookie Length: 60 Days
30 Day EPC (U.S. Dollars): $149.84*

knetbooks – Looking for a program for your student-centered website? Knetbooks provides a textbook rental and return program that saves students from 65-85% on the cost of textbooks. Instead of students purchasing and reselling textbooks, they simply borrow their books from knetbooks. So think of this as a Netflix-style program for college textbooks. If the students who visit your site are attracted to offers that can save them money, you’ll want to check out this program.

Commission: 8% per sale
Cookie Length: 45 Days
30 Day EPC (U.S. Dollars): $175.27*

As I was looking through ShareASale’s list of “Top 100” programs, I saw too many good programs that I didn’t mention. That’s for a later post. Or maybe it means it’s time for you to go to ShareASale and sign up today!

Are you a ShareASale affiliate? What programs are you participating in? How are you doing with them?

*3 Month EPC – This is a metric that measures the average amount of money affiliates have made over 100 clicks though to a website. For instance, if the 3 month EPC is $97, that means that affiliates have earned, as an average over the past three months, $97 per 100 clicks.