It was 2004 when I joined my first affiliate program, and it was Commission Junction (also known as CJ). Actually, CJ is not an affiliate program, but it's an affiliate network where you can find more than 2000 affiliate programs by thousands of advertisers from the USA and other countries.
I have made lots of money on commission junction and when it comes to choosing the affiliate network, Commission Junction is my favorite network. You can find affiliate offers in almost every niche in CJ.
Yes, I know some of the best tips and tricks on promoting Commission Junction. I learned about CJ through Baazee.com (now eBay.in). I was making money from the affiliate program of Baazee. After eBay acquired Baazee, its affiliate program shifted from its affiliate management system to CJ.com.
I am really thankful to eBay because I learned about affiliate marketing and its potential after joining CJ. After joining CJ, I promoted eBay India through CJ. I was unaware of 1000s of other big advertisers in CJ's portfolio.
Commission Junction Advertisers
Not only eBay.in but all the other eBay sites (eBay.com, eBay.co.uk, etc.) were managed by Commission Junction during those years. eBay provides a CPA-based affiliate program, and it's really easy to make money with CPA affiliate marketing.
After working for three months, I learned about hundreds of other advertisers in CJ. Some of the best advertisers I promoted were eBay.in, monster.com, screensavers.com, Rentalo, GoDaddy & Permission Research, and many others.
I found that CJ.com's advertisers who pay for leads (free signup) work best on CJ.com. Although I made good money from Monster.com & GoDaddy, too eBay worked a lot for me.
My Promotion Strategy
Back in 2005, my main promotional method used to be Google AdWords & email marketing. I was very poor at web designing and SEO, so I was unable to create an affiliate site or a review site.
Now it's very easy to create a site and rank in Google with some SEO strategy. Not only through search engines, you can also promote affiliate marketing through YouTube, social media sites, web 2.0 sites, article marketing etc.
Is Commission Junction a scam?
Never, in fact, it's one of the best affiliate networks. How could CJ be scammed when they were sending the payment even to those publishers who were using fake techniques to earn money from Commission Junction? And yes, I know many such people.
Commission Junction is very good at support, and they have received so much good feedback for being a one-time payment sender to their affiliates.
If you are a regular publisher of CJ, then you must know that there is excellent scope in promoting Commission Junction advertisers. They have more than 1000 advertisers, and you can find many in CJ who can earn you a gold mine.
How to become a Commission Junction affiliate
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