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1. If you have a good brand and good traffic today then BFree is the best option.
2. If you have an "okay" brand but relatively low traffic then CJ is the best choice. (low traffic = less than 1 million current unique visitors per month in this case)
3. If you have poor traffic and practically no brand image then something like clickbank is the place to start.
I have different sites that bat on all sides of the equations.....this strategy works well for me ;)
With any network you'll still need a person that recruits, looks after and develops good affiliates to really make the most from the opportunity.
p.m me and I will put you in contact with the right person.
You seem pretty focused on CJ, but I agree with DarkBlue, I don't think your costs would be justified. I have several merchants on CJ so I can tell you that you would automatically get TONS of affiliates, but many would not be active or produce for you. With CJ you will get volume but to find strong partners will be largely up to your efforts, unless you outsource. Each of my CJ merchants has over 2,000 affiliates, but I only focus on recruiting top partners that fit each niche and know how to produce sales.
The key for you I think would be to go with a lower cost network like Darblue or SAS like buckworks suggested. Then focus on finding strong NICHE partners that could really run with your program.
We are also thinking of talking to companies like Partnerific who can manage our affiliate program for a monthly fee. Has anyone had any experience working with Parnerific or similar type of companies?
Good luck, whatever you choose. It's a wild ride!