I am getting ready to sign up with my first affiliate network. I am going with Commission Junction (CJ). When I clicked on their link and it gave me two options. One was for an advertiser or a publisher. Am I assuming correctly, I need to join as the publisher?

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adrianh25392 Premium
Yep, and CJ is a good starting point, I would make AWIN my next step.

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YumaBloggers Premium
Awin intrigues me. Has anyone else come across more programs that want you to let them bill a credit card to make sure you're a real affiliate? Never seen that before.
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Sruffey Premium
I used to get emails from them and I think I unsubscribe from them, because they will load you down with emails. I think that is the reason I don't get emails from them anymore. Another one that will worry you a bunch JV Zoo their approval time for you to get where you can sell their products takes to long, also the way you is set up is confusing. I think I will stay with Clickbank. I can use and understand their platform the best. Thanks Sruffey.
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tambrack Premium
Yes. You should sign up for publisher.
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johnnyfaulk1 Premium
Thanks, tambrack, just wanted to be sure.
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MarionBlack Premium
Yes, the advertiser creates the ads for the publisher to publish on their website.
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johnnyfaulk1 Premium
Thanks, Marion, a big step for me.
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MarionBlack Premium
Go for it, Johnny. I have a granddaughter named Sierra too.
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YumaBloggers Premium
Yes, a publisher publishes ads and content. Congrats on going CJ, the only thing I don't like is some of the companies are slow to check out your site and approve you as an affiliate but CJ makes sure you get paid on time every time.
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johnnyfaulk1 Premium
Thanks, Yuma, I will remember your tip.
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JeannineC Premium
Actually at the last Affiliate Summit West, the CEO of CJ said they would never pay a publisher unless they had already been paid by the merchant. So you are at the mercy of the merchant before you get paid.
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YumaBloggers Premium
Yes, but as former prospective advertisers with CJ, I know they require a minimum of $5000 for most publishers be ion hand to pay commissions due. The statement being made is that they require the permission of the advertiser to release the funds but the safety net is for fraudulent advertisers. The fact they wanted us to pre-pay $5,000 in commissions to a fund in case of default was one reason we went with our own in house software instead.
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JeannineC Premium
That actually can vary a bit, but I'm not surprised that you experienced that.
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