there are currently over 1,700 Merchants plugged in to the Shareasale.com network. Each of these merchants has a different type of product that they are selling - and each is ready to give you a commission on that sale if you bring a customer to them. The idea - and the implementation - are simple. You decide which merchants to promote - your information is hidden to Merchants before you apply for any program - so no SPAM for you. You decide how to promote that Merchant - using your web traffic, email newsletters and other tools that you have. When commissions are generated, you can see your stats in real-time. All payments are consolidated from the programs you participate in, and are paid with one check by Shareasale.com. All payments from Merchants are taken up-front, to ensure that your commissions will always be paid to you.