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Has anyone made real money from CJ

Discussion in 'Commission Junction' started by Jenblanks, Jun 20, 2011.

  1. iwebsocial

    iwebsocial Well-Known Member

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    #21
    Yeah! I had also some bad experience with cj, There are lots of fraud advertisers out their. It is high budget affiliate program.
    SEMrush
     
    iwebsocial, Jul 4, 2011 IP
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  2. MsLiz

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    #22
    Yes, I get a monthly check from CJ. To make money from any affiliate program though, whether it's CJ, clickbank, Linkshare or whoever, you will need to build a website around a specific topic of interest and then figure out what the best affiliate products or services there are to promote that complement that topic.

    However before promoting any product or service, really examine their sales page and make sure it's a site that you would buy from. Does the product or service appear to be of quality. Is the checkout process easy, does the site offer a money back guarantee, what's the customer service like, are their customer reviews available? These are all things that indicate how well a product sells.

    Also get to know the affiliate manager. This person will be your best friend as far as promotions go. Introduce yourself, ask questions and find out how responsive they are. That will clue you in on how affiliate centric they are and whether or not you will want to do business with them.
     
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    gregdavidson Well-Known Member

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    #23
    Commission Junctions is legitimate. I made quite a bit of money promoting Godaddy.com (no longer available) and Liquidation.com. If you want to make money, promote the ones that pay more generously. You're not going to make a lot of money selling $10 movies with a 5% commission rate. Unless of course you do it on a very large scale.
     
    gregdavidson, Jul 7, 2011 IP
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    gulsher Peon

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    #24
    I get a monthly check from cj's as well
     
    gulsher, Jul 7, 2011 IP
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    diogop Peon

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    #25
    CJ always pays in time. You do need to put in the effort to get the $$ but it's worth it.
     
    diogop, Jul 10, 2011 IP
  6. 343GuiltySpark

    343GuiltySpark Greenhorn

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    #26
    Yes, it's not hard as long as you have traffic that is relevant to what you're selling as an affiliate. We currently make about $100-150 and will probably double that by next month.
     
    343GuiltySpark, Jul 27, 2011 IP
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    brada7x Active Member

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    I've made a couple thousand with CJ in the past. The advertisers are great, not sure where you got information about them being illegitimate. There are a lot of big name programs on CJ and they convert pretty well with the right traffic.
     
    brada7x, Aug 5, 2011 IP
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    FlexOffersVal Guest

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    #28
    gotta know how to work CJ...there is a reason why they're the top dawgs
     
    FlexOffersVal, Aug 5, 2011 IP
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    #29
    Right now I only have advertisers that use around Halloween and I make some good money at that time of the year.
     
    joeys76, Aug 8, 2011 IP
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    google88 Peon

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    #30
    please how to activate fedex and receive chek via fedex??? i can not find that on cj account manager
     
    google88, Aug 8, 2011 IP
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    pdfmania Peon

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    #31
    The point is how to convert your traffic into sales. I've made some hundreds of dollars with cj. But after Panda update, It goes downjust for some dollars a month :D... I'm still looking for a better way how to increase the traffic of affiliate-type websites. Not much references in DPs.. are there any suggestions here?
     
    pdfmania, Aug 9, 2011 IP
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    #32
    i have never used it--hope to try it out someday
     
    majay, Aug 10, 2011 IP
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    mattyrobinson2 Peon

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    #33
    From what I've heard, you could be spending your time more efficiently doing other things.
     
    mattyrobinson2, Aug 12, 2011 IP
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    #34
    I'm going to take this in kind of a different route. I have made money from them. I have made more money than I've been paid. Some of the affiliates don't pay every once in awhile, even when you present proof to them that you've made a sale. In those cases I've first tried going to the affiliate a few times, then to CJ. CJ's answer has always been "we can't force the affiliate to pay the publishers."

    I mean, what the heck is that? They're not a bad company and has a lot of name companies with them, but if they won't intercede on your behalf then what good are they sometimes? I've had this happen to me 4 times over the last couple of years including a few months ago where I know the purchase was around $400 because I bought it for a nonprofit organization I'm a part of, and the affiliate never responded to my emails, and CJ gave me the same line once, then they also didn't respond to any more emails.

    So, as with any affiliate, sometimes you just won't get paid, whether you make them money or not. And that's a shame.
     
    the writer, Aug 15, 2011 IP
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    Discoverizon Peon

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    #35
    Forgive me for sticking my neck out here, but to all those people who say they have never made money on CJ. Is it because you had low traffic and subsequently no sales or is it that CJ did not pay you your earnings even though you had converted visitors on this?

    Sometimes we focus on the external..When looking at the internal causal links would bear more fruit in our pursuit. In short what am saying is don't be caught up in saying CJ is not the real deal when perhaps YOU are not the real deal...:)

    Ive learnt that often times, most methods of making money online work;if only we are not fickle and are able to grind out the required traffic and conversion rates to properly monetize our offers.
     
    Discoverizon, Aug 15, 2011 IP
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    Discoverizon Peon

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    #36
    Oh another thing,i think CJ is quite legitimate..Evidence; Look at the companies they work with :)
    There is NO WAY they would be working with Hostgator, Air France etc if they were not legitimate in their dealings.
     
    Discoverizon, Aug 15, 2011 IP
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    #37
    Umm, hey dude above, is Hostgator's affiliate program itself legitimate? Think about it.
     
    Andre91, Aug 16, 2011 IP
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    speakerphooone Peon

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    #38
    CJ is just like any other legitimate affiliate network. You need to build up a good reputation and have a decent relationship with your affiliate manager so that he can hook you up with the best deals and opportunities. Networking is everything, even in the internet world where everyone is seemingly anonymous.
     
    speakerphooone, Aug 24, 2011 IP
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    #39
    I have made some $ with CJ.
     
    acarrothers, Aug 24, 2011 IP
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    97army Peon

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    #40
    Yea. Around 2k$ from CJ in last few months!
     
    97army, Aug 25, 2011 IP