Earlier in this series I talked about how to make money online with several of my favorite companies, but one that has the potential to be my favorite company is Commission Junction. That is because they have the affiliate programs of pretty much all of the top companies out there.
In a recent post, Affiliate Tip talked about how Commission Junction Dominates the Internet 500, meaning of course that they run an overwhelming percentage of the affiliate programs of many of the internet’s top 500 companies. Obviously you are doing something right if most major companies choose you. Of those that don’t, most house their affiliate programs internally.
If you decide to place more focus on affiliate marketing, and you decide to partner with CJ, the first thing you’ll notice is that the site is a little old fashioned and sometimes the navigation can be a little difficult. With that said, after using it a bit it really isn’t that bad to find your way around.
Some nice things about Commission Junction:
- Top Companies – As mentioned above, you’ll find many of the top companies with Commission Junction. These products are familiar to internet buyers and many buy them anyway, so it can sometimes be easier to sell their products.
- Huge Selection – Pretty much every keyword is covered, so no matter what kind of niche blog/website you are starting, you should be able to find at least 1-2 companies/products to promote.
- Banners – Some affiliate companies just offer affiliate links. With most companies in CJ, you get a nice selection of banners, including 468×60 and 125×125.
So far, my success with Commission Junction has been minimal at best, but I’m planning to switch some of my focus to CJ products in the future. My hope is with a little focus, I can push that number up and continue to diversify my online income.