Affiliate marketing is so so tough ! Just got an email from CJ :

Last Update: June 01, 2017

Couldn't sell anything so they deactivate me ! and even if I log in to re-activate again they will "· To keep your account live, you'll need to generate a commission within the next 30 days" AND "Beginning 30 days from now, we will deduct a monthly dormant account fee of $10"

Very depressing


Dear Jacqueline,

Your CJ publisher account has not generated any valid commissions during the last five months. We want to make sure you're utilizing our available resources to keep your account live. CJ is committed to maintaining a dynamic and productive network, so we've outlined what you need to know and the immediate actions that you should take.

Why am I receiving this?

Per the Publisher Service Agreement, all publisher accounts that are not actively earning commissions face a temporary deactivation.

Your account is scheduled to begin the dormancy process in the next 30 days since you have not earned any commissions in the previous 5 months.

What actions do I need to take?

To keep your account live, you'll need to generate a commission within the next 30 days

If you are unable to do so and your account is deactivated, you can reactivate your account by following the simple steps listed below.

For more information on strategies and tips for generating commissions, we recommend reviewing our available Support Center topics (ie. Running A Successful Publisher Program).

How do I reactivate?

To reactivate your account, you can simply log in by using your regular CJ username and password and you will be prompted to reaccept the Publisher Service Agreement.

Once accepted, your account will be reactivated.

If you reactivate your account within 90 days, all advertiser relationships will remain intact and there will be no consequences other than a loss of tracking between deactivation and reactivation.

What does this mean for my account?

Beginning 30 days from now, we will deduct a monthly dormant account fee of $10 from any balance that currently exists in your account. If your account currently has a zero balance, no fees will be assessed.

Once your account has reached a zero dollar balance, your account will be deactivated.

If you no longer wish to keep this account active, simply disregard this email and your account will be deactivated in 30 days through the normal process described above.

For more information on the dormancy process, you can view the Dormancy and Deactivation topic within the Support Center.


Had also receive the same type of email from Amazon. So anyone could advise is there any Affiliate program that won't do this to me ?

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kdimeo Premium
Amazon closed my account for this reason. They did say I could re-apply, but I should do so when I have more followers. I haven't received one from CJ yet, but I expect it will be coming soon. :(
Jaclow Premium
I think should go for the "direct" company affilate programs and they don't have these terrible terms and conditions-whereby they just kick us out and impose account fee !
jtaienao Premium
Same happened to me with Amazon Jacqueline. You're right, it's tough unless you have frequent sales. Have you tried eBay? I might look in to it myself.
Jaclow Premium
Yes, I have tried ebay but my website is for travel and tour so can't use eBay much.
Now I am using and hopefully it will not do this to my account.
jtaienao Premium
Hope it works out for you Jacqueline.
Ivine Premium
Hi, I have no experience of using CJ. Irv.
HarveyBrown Premium
Hello Jacqueline, the big ones tend to do this. I received the same from Amazon and I have not deactivated it to date. You have to try and find the ones that do not do this.
AnthonyMLM Premium
Yes CJ is a tough one if your not running CPA campaigns