Dec 8, 2017
Written by Laura L.
Before jumping into affiliate, it’s important to assess what you’ll need to bring to the table.
Many publishers dive in and expect quick results, but truthfully, there’s no magic bullet. Like anything in business, being a successful affiliate marketer takes time, research, and dedication.
It’s important to understand the basics before getting started. On a fundamental level, affiliate marketing is all about relationships. At CJ, we help publishers connect with relevant advertisers so they can earn commissions for referred sales or leads.
Not sure who you are? Here’s a breakdown:
Tip: Learn more common affiliate terms in our glossary.
The landscape for publishers is just as competitive as it is for advertisers, so it’s important to develop a plan before signing up or launching your program. Consider these questions:
Want to learn more? Check out our Publisher Requirements.
You should now have a better understanding of what to expect with affiliate marketing. If you’re ready to get started, click here to sign up for a publisher account, or click here to apply as an advertiser. Have questions about the sign up process? Check out these Popular Support Center Topics.
If you’re not ready to sign up quite yet, by all means take the time you need to prepare yourself. Ready yourself now and you will increase your chance of success down the road.