I've been using Commission Junction for quite a while now, but haven't had any success yet, mainly because I've stopped putting them on my blog. For those of you, who haven't heard of Commission Junction, I'll give a little explanation.

Commission Junction is the must-have website for every blogger or webmaster who's interested in joining the affiliate market. Commission Junction has a wide range of affiliates programs stored in their database, and it's really easy to use, if you want to find an affiliate program that matches your niche, you only have to click on 'get links', and type in your niche in the search bar. After you've pressed enter, you'll find a list with a whole bunch of affiliate programs, most of them related to your niche. When you've found the affiliate program that you want, just click on the little square beside it, and then click 'Apply To Program'. Sometimes it will take a while before you get accepted, but most of the affiliate programs will accept you immediately. Once you've been accepted, you can place the different Banners or Text Links on your blog.

There are three ways, that you can earn money with Commission Junction:

1. Sale

This one pretty self-explanatory, if you sell one of the products that you're promoting, you'll get a commission on that product. Sales give you the largest commission, if you can sell a lot of products, you can expect a large amount of money (Depending on the niche of course). The highest paying affiliates are the web hosting sites, if you can sell one of their products you could earn a serious amount of money lets say from 50$ to 150$ per sale.

2. Lead

If one of your visitors signs up with the site your promoting, but doesn't buy anything, you'll get commission, because you gave them a 'Lead'.

3. Impression

Every time your ad gets viewed a 1000 times, you'll get a little commission, just like Adsense.

4. PayperClick

I've noticed some of the affiliate programs using PayperClick, but there aren't a lot of them out there. I think they paid 0.1 per click, but I could be mistaken.

To conclude, Commssion Junction is in my opinion a really good program to make the first steps in the affiliate marketing world.


  1. Dana & Co. // July 5, 2008 at 1:13 PM  

    At first I did not see any $$$ from CJ but after being for 3 months with them I noticed that they giving me commisions for 1000 impressions... as well I suggest advertisers who offer you $$$ for a lead...
    Without trying - You won't be drinking champagne!

  2. SoccerFire // July 5, 2008 at 2:27 PM  

    You're totally right, if you don't try, you will never know.

  3. How Do I... // February 23, 2009 at 6:43 PM  

    I recently signed up with Commission Junction and haven't seen any income yet, but don't have any traffic either yet. Anyways, I like their admin and they have a ton of advertisers to choose from.

    Thanks for the post.

  4. coolcat // February 22, 2010 at 11:37 AM  

    well, I just hope this program works good for me cause I am new to affiliate marketing.

  5. Dan // August 24, 2010 at 4:47 AM  

    That $$$ per 1000 impressions would have to be super low, probably not even $2 right?

    I have not had any success with CJ.