This is part of your affiliate marketing guides series, and if you have missed my earlier articles; you should first go through them to understand the basics. Here are the links for your reference:
- What is Affiliate marketing
- How to get start with Affiliate Marketing
- How to promote affiliate products on your Blog
Today I will be sharing a detailed tutorial about Commission Junction which is one very popular market place for Affiliate marketers. I have been a part of commission junction as a publisher for almost 3 years, and indeed they are one well reputed company where you can find high quality affiliate products to promote.
In this guide I will cover all important thing which you need to know about Commission Junction which is recently re-branded as CJ Affiliate by Conversant.
What is CJ Affiliate by Conversant and How you Can Start Using it?
CJ Affiliate by Conversant; previously known as Commission Junction is an affiliate marketplace, where you can find thousands of products to promote and make money. This global affiliate marketplace is a great solution for independent blog owners (Publishers) like me and you to connect with affiliate programs offered by thousands of online brands. The best part is, you don’t need an exclusive training to learn using CJ network, you can simply sign up for a free account and start exploring the dashboard. Sign up for a free account here.
Once you are signed up, complete your profile to ensure you get fast approval for any affiliate program via CJ. Now, click on get links and you can either search for your target affiliate program via Advertiser list as shown in below image, or you can click on general categories to browse new affiliate programs. They pay via Check or direct bank deposit.
If you have read my earlier article on how Hostgator is cheating their affiliates, you might like to sign up as an Hostgator affiliate via Commission Junction, which is a good start. One thing which I like about Commission Junction is you can easily select product based on different niche. Especially if you are one of those who are running different niche blog, you can pick niche based product which you can put into your blog and make huge commission.
Remember last time when I talked about Godaddy affiliate program, if you are a part of Commission junction, you can quickly apply for it. Along with it, if you are interested into other hosting products, you can quickly apply for top hosting companies like Hostgator, netfirms, BlueHost and so on.
Here is a screenshot of various categories which you can use to find best products for affiliate promotion. One major advantage of using CJ is, usually pay per sale is high in comparison to affiliate via direct product site.
If you are looking forward to make some good money via Affiliate marketing, you should sign up for CJ and it’s free. Here is a free started video training for Commission Junction:
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