How to start earning money on the eBay Partner Network in 4 easy steps!

Getting started on the eBay Partner Network is quick and easy - within 30 minutes you could be driving traffic and earning commission! All it takes is 4 simple steps: 1. Register

To join the eBay Partner Network, you need to register at When you sign up, we’ll ask you for some basic information, including what type of website you have. Choose the description that best fits your website, for example, if you have a blog or a hobby website, choose website. But don’t worry if you don’t yet have a website - you can still join the eBay Partner Network. After you have signed up, you’ll then receive an e-mail with your login details and you’re free to enter the site!

2. Go to the Programs tab

Program Status

When you first sign in, click on the Programs tab. There you will see a list of all the country’s programs to which you have applied. This tab is important, because although eBay Partner Network is a global platform, different countries have slightly different rules and payment structures, so you should definitely look at the terms and conditions and the payment structure. You can also see the status of your application to each country’s program.

3. Go to the Tools tab

Now you need to put links or banners on your site that point to eBay or The easiest ways to do this are using the Link Generator or the Creative Generator and to find them you need to go to the Tools tab.

Link Generator

Link Generator

First of all, select the advertiser. Secondly, select a link type from a choice of Home Page, Keyword Search, Item ID or Custom URL. You will then have to enter your chosen keyword, item id or custom URL, but remember to make it as relevant to your visitors as possible. Some of the options can be geo-targeted, which means that we can detect where the visitor to your site is from and redirect them to the most appropriate site for their geographical location. However, you will still need to select a default program, just in case we can’t detect where the visitor is from - we suggest selecting the US program. Choose what you want the link text to be and try to make it a call to action, for example “Find a Bargain on eBay.” Finally, click on the Generate Link button and copy and paste the code into your site. Easy!

Use the dropdown boxes on the left to filter which creatives you can see. You can filter by advertiser, size, type and whether the creative is geo-targeted. If you select geo-targeted creatives, the language will change depending on your visitor’s location and it will link to the most geographically appropriate site. You then need to click on the creative you want to use and select a default program, in case we can’t detect which country your visitor is from. Finally, click on the Generate Code button and copy and paste it into your site.

4. Fill in your payment details

Go to the Account tab and select Payment Information. eBay Partner Network currently offers 2 payment methods depending on your location: Paypal and direct deposit. Select your payment method and fill in the required details. If you are based in the US, you also need to ensure you inputted your tax details.

Further Help

If you’d like more information on how to get started on the eBay Partner Network, you can watch the video tutorial, which takes you through the process step by step. Alternatively, you can visit our FAQ and help section, which has lots of information about how to use the site, and has links in each topic to ask questions to our dedicated customer service team.

Good luck and we’re looking forward to seeing you earn your first commission very soon!