Commission Junction help please!

by Kym Robinson 5 replies
Can someone please tell me whats going on with CJ????

I have 2 products that I want to promote that I found via google - turns out they both run through CJ.

I have had to 'apply' to be able to sell these products and its 5 days later and my 'application' is 'still pending'?

I have tried to load CJU several times to work out how CJ actually works - but cant get it to load.

I just want to get the links and banners to load onto my site???
Can anyone tell me whats the problem?
CJ is certainly not like clickbank or paydotcom!

or...........have I missed the boat somewhere? Is there a marketplace with CJ that you can just get an ID and chooses your products and off you go???

Im very surprised that I need to 'apply' to be able to sell these 2 products - which couldnt be more relevant to my new site - if they tried!

HELP please!
Kym
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  • Profile picture of the author Monetize
    CJ can be a drag. But why are you frustrating when there are
    hundreds of other affiliate networks for you to choose from?
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    • Profile picture of the author Kym Robinson
      Its not CJ itself that I want to join - its just that the 2 products I want to promote are ONLY on CJ.
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  • Profile picture of the author Monetize
    I use CJ and so I know all about their approval process.
    If it is inconvenient for you to wait several days until the
    CJ merchants get back with you, and if there is a chance
    that you may be rejected anyway, I would recommend
    that you diversify your affiliate dealings now.

    If you require assistance locating aff offers, LMK.
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    • Profile picture of the author derekwong28
      It could just that the merchants prefer to deal with affiliates who are based in the US only. If they reject you, the only way you can go forward is to contact the merchant's affiliate manager directly

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      • Profile picture of the author sideserver
        Kym,

        No, you didn't miss the boat or anything. To get affiliate links on CJ, you must first get approved by individual advertisers you wish to work with. After approval, you will be able to access the program's entire product catalog to get affiliate links for individual products, banners, coupon etc.

        Most programs on CJ have a manual review process, meaning the affiliate manager of a particuar program will take a look at your account to see your EPC (earns per click) history, what kind of sites you have and what not. Then, they decide whether or not to let you into their program. This takes time - often an entire working week, or longer.

        Unfortunately, a lot of programs auto-reject publishers outside the USA, and also publishers who have zero history (which appears to be your case). Its still possible to get them to work with you. Send them a nice email telling them that your site is relevant to their program, how to plan to market it with adwords for nice, clean traffic etc, and usually they'll be kind enough to let you in, assuming you do have a more or less respectable site up. I've gotten into just about every program worth getting into this way.
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