CJ A New Name But An Old Reliable Friend

Company Name- Commission Junction

  • Company Name:CJ Affiliate (Commission Junction)
  • Website URL: http://www.cj.com
  • Years In Business:1998
  • Product Effectiveness: pay-per-call
  • Support:very active
  • Price:Free to join
  • My overall Ranking: 10 out of 10


Commission Junction has changed their name but they are still the same reliable company they have always been. They are now known as CJ Affiliate or just plain CJ.

Everyone loves CJ because they have been around for so long, since 1998 to be exact and like I said they are a real good company.

We will get more into detail about the company later in this review, in fact we are going to talk about the 3 W’s, CJ University, the Package/Perks, do they have your back, the expense and finally the wind up.

So let’s get started with the 3 W’s.

The 3 W’s

So what are the 3 W’s? Well they are the where, who, and the when.

Let’s start with the where. Where was CJ founded, in Santa Barbara, CA. They must have liked the place so much that their headquarters are still there today.
Now for the Who, who started CJ? The founders and yes I said plural because there were 3 founders. Lex Sisney, Todd Crawford, and Per Pettersen.
And finally the when, CJ was founded in 1998. For you young people that was back in the stone age. When my kids were in elementary school.

Now that I have told you all those detail facts I want to tell you some general information about CJ Affiliate. They are an online advertising company that is owned by Alliance Data who is operating worldwide. That means if you decide to join there company you will have the opportunity to serve people in many different countries. You aren’t just limited to programs offered only in your country.

Next we will discuss the CJ University and what all that includes. Now you may think that sounds like that is boring but just keep reading before you make your decision!


CJ University

Well Thanks for reading, I promise you won’t be disappointed. Here are a few words from people who have attended


This an annual event that is held each September in Santa Barbara, CA which is where the university is located. This conference is all about building relationships through networking. With many opportunities to reach and grow at this event our affiliates will come from all around the world to attend CJU!

Now let’s discuss the package and perks that are included with CJ.


The Package/Perks

When it comes to their package and perks they have just about everything that you would think a large company would have. Things like health insurance, a matching 401k, a flexible time off policy, and so on. Only thing is they offer so much more. For example, they will take care of you physically, emotionally, financially and socially as well.



Here is a screen shot of the benefits that CJ will provide. The column on the left are the package deals you would normally find in any big company. But the ones on the right are considered perks because they are just little extras that are offered by CJ. Most employees consider them “not too shabby”

CJ is committed to the success of their employees so they are willing to go above and beyond to keep happy employees. Since they understand the affiliate marketing field is getting very competitive they are willing to do their very best to keep the very best.



Do They Have Your Back?



Yes they have your back all the way to the bank. I’m a member so I have show you how easy it is to sign up. I also have many screen shots of how you can reach them. Either in one of their many offices, by e-mail, or by phone.

They are an international company so they do have offices all over the world so there is no reason they can’t be reached. Here are the list of the office locations. See below.



This is how the support center can be contacted. For general help is the first box, the second box is specially for advertisers, and the third box is their office location but I have listed the specific offices as well.



The last thing I will list is the home screen for the support center.

The last topic to be discuss will be the expense.



What’s The Expense


To me this is the most important topic to me. Let me begin by saying that this program is free to join. Yes for all these wonderful programs it is free to join! You simply add this to your established website and you are all set.


To join CJ there are a few simple steps. First you will hit the green button that says either become an advertiser or become a publisher. I have an example of the advertiser button here.


After you hit the “become” button you will have a very short form to fill out that will ask for a few item such as email, interests, what your website is about, and thing like that so they can match you with the correct publishers. I also have a screen shot of that form for you to view.




Wind Up

In this post we have talked about the who, where, and when. The founders were Lex Sisney, Todd Crawford, and Per Pettersen. CJ was founded in 1998 in Santa Barbara, CA
We also mentioned the CJ University at Santa Barbara, CA. This is worldwide and usually held sometime in September.
The package deal/perks were discussed in great detail. They are very proud of what they offer to make there employees happy.
The fact that they have your back was talk about. They have many local and international offices so you will have no problem getting a hold of them.
We discussed their expense in how it is free to join. What more do I need to say about that.


Personally, like I said I’m an affiliate of CJ but I also want to tell you about my #1 recommended company for online training. I have been with them since 2017 and feel I can recommend them thoroughly.


If you have any questions or need any help, feel free to leave a comment below and I will be more than happy to help out.


Elaine Smith




  1. CJ is a very great affiliate program as they had a lot of the programs I was looking for when opening up my own business. I still work with Amazon quite a bit though as they have been the leading competitor, and have a plethora of products to choose from. Thank you, Elaine, for making this wonderful article :).

    • Thank you Ryan for commenting on my article. I also use Amazon for my other website but have chosen CJ for this site. I’m enjoying my experience with CJ and all their wonderful programs.

      Thank you again for stopping by and taking the time to comment.


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