Make Cash Online - Affiliate Marketing With Commission Junction (Part 2)
Affiliate marketing is getting your traffic to buy a company's product.
You get paid when someone from your website, blog, or email list buys someone else's product.
In the first article I gave you a first-hand review of the advantages of one of the largest affiliate marketing companies today - Commission Junction.
In this article, I will explain some of the disadvantages of Commission Junction.
Each Affiliate Must Approve You Individually While you can find hundreds of affiliate programs through Commission Junction, each affiliate that you apply to must approve you individually.
This can be time-consuming if you are applying to several different affiliates.
While many affiliates will respond to your application within a couple of days, there are others that take a week or more.
Now, to be fair, I am not sure there is much Commission Junction can do about slow responses, but it is something that you need to be aware of.
Commission Pay Is Confusing and Slow Commission Junction's method of tracking commissions can be confusing.
They have different levels of pending commissions (commissions that are not payable yet).
The levels of pending commissions are new, extended, and locked.
After the commissions get though the locked status, then they are moved to your current balance.
Now, my experience has been that from the day I earn commissions from my website, it may take anywhere from 1 - 3 months for me to pocket that money.
The length of time can vary in many ways, but much depends on when during the monthly cycle of commissions the commissions were earned.
So you have to be a little patient in getting the money from Commission Junction into your bank account.
Customer Service Is Weak Commission Junction has done a lot of work to improve their customer service lately.
But their customer service is still not as good as other affiliate marketing programs.
The primary source of contact is email, so it may take a couple of days to get an answer to your question.
Also, their FAQ is really too large.
There is so much information in there that you sometimes can't find what you need.
As a final review, while there are disadvantages to Commission Junction, they are still one of the top affiliate marketing programs and I would recommend using them if you are interested in affiliate marketing.