I've pretty much decided that an affiliate program is the way to go with promotion of my small niche store. I won't list my site but it's outdoor furniture of a certain type. Anyway, the niche receives about 150K searches a month so not tiny but not gigantic.
Google Affiliate Network and Shareasale have a similar barrier to entry cost-wise.
Google Affiliate Network - $1000 Implementation Fee - $1000 Deposit For Duration of Contract - Minimum $500 a month in revenue for Google - 6 Month Contract with exclusivity
ShareaSale (cheaper option) - $550 implementation Fee - No Deposit - Minimum $25 a month
Here's my question:
Which is a better option for a niche store money not being a factor?
Any results would be appreciated or merchant comparisons of the two. I know it's a big decision and wanted to post here so I didn't look up in a few months and say, "well, I should have gone with the other"