A friend and I were planning on slowly building a new website.
And we want it to be something major!
I was thinking about Affiliate Programs and Commission Junction.
I am a member of Commission Junction, and by observing how that Company works, it is just really a big bunch of sites all joined into the referral program of CJ.
If those sites are affiliated to CJ, then you are affiliated to CJ, doesn't that may more of a loss of earnings for you?
The more programs involved, the less you earn.
Why not try to join other Companies directly?
eg, Join a Clothing Site's Affiliate program, Join an Automobile site's affiliate program, etc...
And make yourself your own list of Companies you are directly affiliated with.
Isn't this a more sensible way people?
If you are looking towards a lifelong business plan, isn't it smarter to try to set up direct partnerships yourself?
Rather than join a site that just harvests loads of sites together so that you can join easily?
I don't want a sum of my possible lifelong earnings to be drained every day...
Now I'm not at all saying that CJ isn't good!
It has tracking tools, secure payment methods, easy to join programs because they do the work for you, and that's about it!
I am not an enemy of CJ mind you
I have joined with them over a year ago, but since I would like to make a serious business, I think it would be wiser to make serious partnerships.
I'd really like to hear some feedback from you guys on this issue.
And please really read and try to understand what I have said, so that we don't waste time repeating the obvious points on, "Why you should Join CJ.com"
Thanks allot for your time and your input on this topic,