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CJ Affiliate by Conversant is one of the oldest & biggest affiliate networks. All of their offers are CPA, implying that publishers get paid only when users convert into a lead, subscriber, sale, or some other action beyond a mere impression or click. With thousands of advertisers and offers, CJ is extremely popular among bloggers and small Web Publishers. What is Affiliate Marketing?

What is CJ Affiliate?

Founded in 1998, CJ Affiliate by Conversant is possibly the largest affiliate advertising marketplace. Previously known as Commission Junction, the affiliate marketing offer available here is CPA. That is, publishers here earn commissions when their users convert into a lead, sale, subscriber, or when some other action is performed by the user on the advertiser’s website.

Simply generating impressions or clicks alone does not produce revenue, though publishers do have the option display revenue in terms of EPC and eCPM rates on their reports, allowing them to make a valid comparison figure with display networks such as Google AdSense.

Advertisers & Offers

  • Advertising Types: Affiliate
  • Offer Types: CPA
  • Verticals: All
  • Network Size: 3,000+ advertisers


  • Publisher’s Share of Revenue: Varies by advertiser
  • Payment Methods Available: Cheque, Direct Deposit
  • Payment Terms: Net-20.
  • Minimum Payout Threshold: $50

How you can start using it?

Independent blog owners (Publishers) find this worldwide affiliate marketplace as a great answer to connect with affiliate programs offered by a large number of online brands.

Using CJ network is very simple; you need to simply sign up for a free account and start exploring the dashboard.

When you are joined, complete your profile to ensure you get fast approval for any affiliate program.

Now, click on and get links. 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. Payment is made through cheque or direct bank deposit.

Those running different niche blog can pick niche based product and on putting it into your blog can make huge commission.

Below given is a screenshot of different categories and you can use these to find best products for affiliate promotions. Here at CJ, pay per sale is high in comparison to affiliate via direct product site.

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Steps to become a CJ Publisher:

Step 1: Free Sign up is offered.

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Step 2: After registering your email id, you receive a confirmation email.


Step 3: Complete your profile to ensure you get fast approval for any affiliate program.


Step 4: Congratulations! Now, you have become a CJ Publisher. All you need to do is to login with your registered email id.

cj affiliate Step 5: Your dashboard is here; explore it 

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How much does it cost to join CJ?

Publishers can join CJ for free by signing up here.

For advertisers, there are a few different variables that can determine the cost: your business model, what you are hoping to accomplish and how you want to manage your affiliate program (or have CJ manage it for you) can affect overall program costs. Contact Sales to get started.

How to know if you are a publisher or advertiser?

If you own a website or a blog and would like to earn money by promoting brands, products and services, you are a publisher (sometimes referred to as an “affiliate”). Publishers can sign up for free here.

If you are a company with an online store or offer services through your website and would like to pay individuals or companies to promote you on their website in exchange for commissions, you are an advertiser. Advertisers can sign up here. 

Advertisers/Publishers looking forward to make some good money via Affiliate marketing must sign up for CJ and it’s free.

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4 thoughts on “CJ Affiliate- A Complete Guide by DSIM”

  1. I own an Amazon affiliate niche blog….but have no visitors yet…can I still apply as a publisher and Earn ??? Pls Advice !!!

  2. Great post on CJ Affiliate marketing. I was searching for this. I knew about commission junction before though. But this was helpful article.

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