Just wondering if anyone had any experience along these lines. For the past 6 months I have been generating commissions from a particular product on cj to the tune of $1500 per month. Today I logged in and noticed they had reversed 75% of the commissions for the month. I read the advertiser detail page, and they now have text to the effect of not accepting the type of traffic I was sending. I received no notice of any sort, and the payment reverse was retroactive to the beginning of the month. How can I get payment for what I have already done?
Good luck getting anything from them. I am owed tons of money from months ago. They allow advertisers to continue to generate leads and sale, even when they have no money to pay it. Most affiliate networks will shut down advertisers when they have no money, but not CJ.
What type of traffic is that which is now unacceptable to CJ? Did they send you a mail informing you about the reversal and were you ableto talk to them?
It would be understandable if you were generating only leads and no sales over a period of time that would make the advertiser ask CJ to reverse your earnings. But if you have beeen generating enough sales for the advetiser to make it worth for him to pay you $1500 in commissions every month, then its strange why they should reverse your commissions. I think that could be the only reason why they reversed the commissions. If the sales are not more than the leads then it wouldnt make sense for the advertiser to keep paying you over a long period.
You have to be carefull on CJ. There are some vendors who are less than ethical. They will report great sales during the month only to take them away later with reversals. Stick with the first tier vendors.
Did you accept new terms and conditions recently? Did the change mention anything in the fine print about not accepting the type of traffic they now don't want? If it wasn't stated in your terms and conditions , then they should be bound to the terms and pay you.
Now if it was in their terms and you sent it to them anyway, then chalk it up as another lesson on CJ. Don't just rely on the text in their intro page. Read the terms carefully, especially if you're going to be spending any serious money on traffic.
If they're just out of money, then no use trying to get it back. I had a merchant on CJ go under and CJ back charged me for every lead from the last 90days! Luckily, they were a small player for me or I would have been burned. DIVERSIFY DIVERSIFY DIVERSIFY! Need I say more?