Rakuten Linkshare Review

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Name: Rakuten Linkshare
Website: http://www.linkshare.com
Price: Zero Dollars to Get Started!
How I Rank It: 99 out of 100

I have been an publisher (affiliate) for Rakuten Linkshare for years and earn a decent amount of money by marketing products from their huge selection of companies and products.

If you have a website or blog that is beginning to get a following you might want to consider signing up as a publisher with Linkshare. It is pretty easy to get approved as long as you have a good quality website that doesn’t have spam or pornography. And once you are approved with Linkshare, then you will be apply to any of hundreds of affiliate programs available on the site.

Once you apply to the different affiliate companies, they will each have a look at your website to see if you are a good fit. This is pretty normal protocol. Most companies will give you an answer within a few days. 90% of the time I am approved.

But you will also find that once you are a member of Rakuten Linkshare many advertisers will make you special offers. And typically you will be approved with them instantly.

There are lots of well known advertisers on Linkshare are Walmart, 1-800-petmeds and, Match.com.

Regardless of who you choose to market, keep in mind that you don’t need to sign up with more than one or a few companies. I belong to several but find that I make 90% of my money from one.

The site is pretty easy to navigate around and offers lots of affiliate marketing tools including banners. They also offer easy links as well as images that you can link to.

If you are looking for a good Affiliate Marketing program to help monetize your blog then I highly recommend Linkshare. Why not sign up and try it yourself? It’s totally Free.


Wendy Krick



P.S. I also saw that Rakuten Linkshare was rated #1 by http://mthink.com/

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4 Responses to Rakuten Linkshare Review

  1. Bhavesh Soni says:

    Hi Wendy,

    It was really nice to read your blog about Rakuten Linkshare, as i have read about your pros and if you can tell about or if there any cons with regards to the website or the process? it would be really greatful.

    thank You

    • Wendy Krick says:

      The biggest con would be that it takes time to make money on Rakuten Linkshare. But that is true with any affiliate you are promoting. The reason is because you need people to click your link and buy the product you are promoting through Linkshare. The only way to get people to click is to build trust and give value. You need people to want to click your link. And it takes time to do this. You build trust by writing quality content by blogging on your website. And it doesn’t happen over night. It may take several posts before you ever get a click. The important thing is to always think about your reader. Focus on helping them. It’s about giving of yourself and helping.

  2. Wilma Santos-Cantwell says:


    My name is Wilma and I’m affiliate with linkshare since last year and I cant make money at all.

    They really have good products but I don’t no if I’m doing something wrong, I’m trying to understand how this work, but I have no luck.

    Do you have a on line book or tutorial I can download?

    Thank you!

    • Wendy Krick says:

      Hi Wilma! Thanks for taking the time to visit my website. Many people find that it can be difficult to generate sales with any affiliate program. I think the most important thing to do is to know what your reader is looking for and then give them a solution to their problem. I get good results by writing product reviews. There are lots of great training at Wealthy affiliate. Why not join for free and check it out? There is lots of information and tips you can learn for free.

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