Affiliates in Commission Junction’s program can take advantage of a number of perks. The first is a two-tiered commission structure.
- An affiliate can earn a referral commission ($2 up front) by enticing other webmasters or businesses to join the Commission Junction network (provided they are not already members). For instance, suppose ten (10) people visit your site and all of them sign up. As a result, the affiliate earns twenty dollars ($20) for each referral.
- An affiliate can earn a five percent (5%) commission on all commissions generated through their referrals. This only applies to new Commission Junction accounts, not to existing members. If all ten become active members and each one earns $20 in commissions each month, the first tier affiliate will earn an extra ten dollars ($10) every month. This equates to a yearly income of roughly one hundred twenty dollars ($120) based solely on referrals!
Second, rather than being paid by the merchants, commissions are collected in one check and paid directly by Commission Junction on a monthly basis. There are no minimum commission requirements for merchants. Simply means, if you earn five dollars ($5) from ten different merchants in a single month, Commission Junction will send you fifty dollars ($50) right away. For all of its merchant programs, Commission Junction also provides a centralised online commission report.
Another factor that made Commission Junction appealing to merchants and publishers is that they offer the same two-tiered program to merchants as they do to affiliates. This means that all merchants are eligible for the five percent (5%) second-tier commissions.
Commission Junction also has affiliate programs that you may advertise on your website. Apart from large corporations, Commission Junction has caught the attention of a large number of smaller merchants who are highly targeted and specialise in a certain niche. This assists in the marketing of your site and increases the chances of finding a merchant who is appropriate for your target audience.