How to join the CJ Network

What You Need To Join

Being an affiliate marketer takes time, research, and dedication. You wouldn’t simply rent some space and open a brick and mortar store without solid business plan and ample time (and money) to invest; the same goes for affiliate marketing.

We believe the CJ Network provides the technology, tools and the relationship connections you need to succeed as a publisher, but we can’t do it all for you. Below are some suggestions to help you make sure you and your website are ready to go.

Publisher Requirements

As a new publisher in the CJ Network, you will have to apply to individual advertiser programmes before you can promote their products and services and start earning commissions. But before you can even start thinking about what advertiser affiliate programmes to join, your website should be optimised with good content that will appeal to not only your website visitors, but the advertisers reviewing your application. Not sure who you are? Find out here »


The specific elements of a successful publisher plan vary by publisher promotional method; however, there are a few things every publisher needs to consider before signing up with CJ:


Commit To Affiliate Marketing

Many people jump into affiliate marketing thinking they'll be making money in the first week and a success story with follow; the truth is, there is no magic equation. Earning money as an affiliate publisher can be difficult unless you're committed. If you don't have the time to devote or a passion for what you are promoting, chances are you won't stick with it.

  • Optimise website
  • Quality Content
  • Professional Design
  • Time to Commit

Create A Game Plan

A solid plan on how you can maintain and continually build traffic to your website is important, and figuring out what sets you apart from other publishers will improve your affiliate stance. What makes you unique? What engaging content do you offer to attract visitors? Answering questions like these will help you create the path to success.

  • Maintain & Update
  • Build Traffic
  • Be Unique
  • Create Engaging Content

Set Yourself Apart

Start big, aim bigger. In accordance with CJ's Publisher Service Agreement, a publisher account that does not generate any "commissionable" transactions for a period of six months will be deactivated and a non-refundable £7.50 Dormant Account Fee will be assessed. Moral of the story: don't apply to CJ until you can generate solid website traffic that will lead to conversions and are ready to commit to your goals as an internet marketer. Unless you have a website that is ready to convert, jumping into affiliate marketing before you're ready could end up costing you time and money.

  • Professional Website
  • Quality Traffic
  • Complete an Action
  • Commit to the Future