How to sign up for CJ Affiliate?

How to sign up for CJ Affiliate?

To sign up for CJ Affiliate program you need to the official website or use the link below:

http://www.cj.com/publisher-sign

Press FREE PUBLISHER SIGN-UP button.

You will be asked to fill in an initial sign up form.

When you press next you will be sent an automatic email with a link to confirm your subscription. When you press the link you get to a more detailed user information form which will ask you to fill in your personal, business and account information.

You will also need to specify your website information. So be ready to provide your website URL and description. You can have several websites saved under your CJ Affiliate account. So you can add your other websites later. Just think of one you specify during the registration process.

Also, choose your niche or category for your website. This will help CJ Affiliate advertisers to find you in the service.

You will also be asked to agree with several CJ affiliate agreements.

As soon as you accept all CJ Affiliate terms your account will be created.

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What is a CJ Affiliate Personal Access Key and how to obtain it?

When you search for CJ Affiliate products using RSS Ground service, you send search requests to CJ Affiliate API (Application programming interface). According to the rules, all API requests must be authenticated. 

To authenticate your CJ Affiliate request previously you used Developer Key. But Developer keys have been deprecated. Instead developer keys CJ Affiliate implemented Personal Access Tokens. A Personal Access Token is a unique identification string for your account. Personal Access Tokens allow for secure authentication when accessing the CJ APIs. 

To obtain your personal access token you need to go to CJ Affiliate developers portal (https://developers.cj.com/). Use your original CJ Affiliate user credentials to log in. 

In the left side-bar open Authentication accordion menu and click Personal Access Tokens option. 

Enter any relevant name to " Register a New Personal Access Token" field and press Register button. 

You will see the message " New Personal Access Token Created". It will show your token name and a token itself. The string of numbers is your token and is what you will be using in RSS Ground to generate your CJ Affiliate feeds. 

NOTE!!!: as soon as you leave this page you won't be able to see your token again, it will be hidden. And if you don't remember your token you will have to generate a new one. So save your token in a secret location to find it when it is needed. 

You can have several tokens and they all be saved here. You can see the list of your tokens below in Manage Personal Access Tokens.

You can see only the names of your tokens and you can't see tokens themselves. This was done for security matters. The only option you have is to remove a token from the list. 

But be careful, as soon as you remove any token from the list, all feeds generated in RSS Ground with this token will stop working.

Once again, for security matters, you should keep your personal access tokens secure and private. Never put them in publically accessible places.

We can recommend saving your Personal Access Token in your RSS Ground default settings. Every time when you will be generating your CJ Affiliate feeds it will be entered to Basic settings automatically.

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What is CJ Affiliate website ID?

CJ Affiliate publishers can list multiple websites under his account. Each website you add to your CJ account generates a unique website identification number or PID, which is used in your link code to track the performance of your links in each of your websites.

To add a new website or find existing website IDs you need to navigate to Account > Websites in your CJ Affiliate account.

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What is CJ Affiliate advertiser ID and how to find it?

In order to start earning money with CJ Affiliate, you need to start with finding advertisers first. Go to your CJ Affiliate account to Advertisers tab. Search for advertisers whose brands or products you want to promote on your website. Some advertisers only work with certain types of publishers, so be sure to review the advertiser detail page before applying to an advertiser’s program. 

See this short video on how to find right advertisers.

You can see advertiser's ID next to its name in the list of advertisers.

You need to use this advertisers' IDs in CJ Affiliate Feeds Generator if you want to generate feeds with products from specific advertisers.

As soon as you find proper advertisers you need to apply to their advertising programs. Press green plus sign (Join Program)  button next to their name.

Advertisers must accept your application before you can start promoting their brand. As soon as you are approved you can begin promoting advertisers' products.

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