Hey guys, Harsh here and in this video, I
will be talking about commission junction. So commission junction is a very popular affiliate
market place and very recently they have been re-branded as CJ Affiliate by Conversant.
So if you have any confusion regarding the name, there should not be after this. now
in this demo video, I will show you how you can use commission junction dashboard and
the best part; its free to join, so if you have not joined commission junction yet, you
should go ahead and sign up for an account right now, I have added the link in the description.
so once you have created the account, once you are inside your dashboard, you will be
seeing something like this and that’s it, it’s pretty simple, I have just created
a new account to show you how it works. So once you have created the account, now what
you need is to find the advertiser that you can connect which is relevant to your blog
that you can promote. so you can simply click on ‘Get links’ and once you will click on
‘Get links’, here you can see lots of advertisers based on categories, now you can also select
advertisers based on the country that you want to target which is also a good start.
in most of the cases ,many advertisers take affiliate sales form global audience, so that
won’t be an issue but if you have a blog which is targeted to specific countries, let’s
say India, you can simply select India and then select the advertiser. So this is how
you will get started. now the thing is, if you know any particular advertiser, a program
that you really want to work with, so for in my case, I want to work with HostGator,
I will simply click on HostGator and click on ‘Find’, let’s see what I get? So here
I see the HostGator.com, now I can click on ‘Advertiser details’ and I can also apply
for programs from here. now the thing is that many advertisers looks out for a commission
junction profile which has an approved program or have made few sales earlier, so that might
be an issue. so if I apply for the program over here, it will be rejected by default,
so that’s a big problem especially when you are creating a new program, so what you
can do; here you can see the email contact of the advertiser, the program manager, you
can directly drop an email with your CJ email address and let them know that you are interested
in joining their affiliate program via CJ and this is how you are going to promote.
So that’s a pretty easy way to go about this. Now once you have done applying for
few advertisers, you can always click on ‘Review pending application’ where you will see list
of advertisers that you have applied for. so pretty much that’s it and then you can
click on ‘Reports’ to see how much traffic you are giving, how the conversion is working
and similarly once you are an approved advertiser, all you need to do is click on ‘Links’ and
see the advertisers that have approved your application and grab the links and use it
on your WordPress blog. A special tip, if you are using WordPress, I would recommend
use Gocodes WordPress plugin to clock your affiliate link, that’s a smart way. Well
this is a short video tutorial but if you Aare just getting started with commission
junction or CJ affiliate now, so that won’t be an issue. If you have any follow up question,
feel free to ask me via comments, thank you for watching, this is Harsh.