Pepperjam Network Review

In my travels on the Internet, I have dabbled with a couple different things including everyone’s favorite, Affiliate Marketing.

I say everyone’s favorite because as you go about the web, it seems that all the people who are making all the money are doing it from, you guessed it – Affiliate Marketing.

In my past experiences with this craft, I did what a lot of people do and signed up with Commission Junction.

Shortly after that…

My interest wained as it took a lot of my energy to try and make heads or tails out of that website…

  • I just found it confusing,
  • I felt like I was running around in circles trying to use it,
  • and I really didn’t feel any connection with CJ

Introducing the Pepperjam Network!
According to their official press release…

…Pepperjam Network addresses the two primary shortcomings of other existing affiliate networks, namely (1) poor, unreliable communication tools and (2) lack of affiliate transparency…

Now I’ve admittedly only been with PJN for about a day, but I already feel better about it than I did Commission Junction. For one thing, the signup was painless and QUICK. Secondly, (and this is a big secondly), Robin from the Pepperjam Network personally called me and made sure I was good to go. I took the phone call as an opportunity to learn more about the company and Robin took all the time in the world to discuss everything with me.

Pepperjam Network Screenshot

Where the company came from, what the company is doing, how to get started, learning resources, and her direct phone number in case anything came up in the future that I needed to talk about. In today’s age, being able to speak to a human (and not a machine sent back from the future to destroy us) means a lot.

Getting Started
Once you’re signed up, joining programs and getting the code from those programs onto your site is easy thanks to the attractive and clean layout of the site. And btw, you can see my first ad from Pepperjam via of the 125×125 Jimi Hendrix Clothing ad in my sidebar. So if there are those of you out there in TV land who need something to fill up the last of your ad inventory, that might be another good reason as to why you should join up.

Pepperjam Network Screenshot

So look – There’s obviously a lot of good things that are happening with the Pepperjam Network, and a lot of them I haven’t even touched on including their widget that you can use to rotate multiple PJN ads or the ability to chat with PJN advertisers. If you’re like me and you’re looking to try affiliate marketing again or if you’re just looking to fill up your ad inventory on your blog, the Pepperjam Network is at least worth a look. (#):) Check it out aqui!

The preceding was a sponsored, yet honest review.

12 thoughts on “Pepperjam Network Review”

  1. Bush,

    Outstanding review!

    Thank you.

    We hope your readers decide to take Pepperjam Network for a test drive.

    The Hendrix banner is awesome – I’m very tempted to click it and give you your first commission!


  2. @Kris – Well don’t let me stop you. (#):) But seriously, congrats to all of you on the site. It looks great and your representative I spoke to yesterday was phenomenal!

  3. So glad you found Pepperjam, Bush. I’ve always been impressed with them and their network. And what’s funny is that I’ve actually been working on a PJN review myself. Looks like you beat me to the punch! 🙂

    Shine on,

  4. I’ve just jumped onboard PepperJam in the last few weeks and the program is one of the best affiliate marketing programs I’ve ever joined. It’s already converting for me at a higher rate than any other CPA program I’m using.

    To the author, I really suggest you try the ads widget as the rotating text works great for conversions.

  5. @Dave – Welcome to the site and thanks for the advice! I’ve been looking into doing the rotating thing as I think it would work great (esp for a site like this). Appreciate the reminder. (#):)

  6. I have worked as an affiliate marketer full time for over 11 years. I’ve been with Linkshare and CJ for most of that time. I just recently signed up with Pepperjam. It has been the most frustrating relationship. With CJ and Linkshare I can get code to link to individual products just by copying and pasting. Linkshare and CJ have very user friendly interfaces that provide instructions on how to set up your individual product links. There are no clear instructions on Pepperjam to explain how to link to individual products. So I tried to figure it out on my own and all I get is error messages on my HTML pages. They have an option called advanced linking. I think you’re supposed to copy the code from the product you want from the merchant site and paste it into the field in the Pepperjam advanced linking field on the advanced linking page. Then you click update the code. I compared the code from the merchant site with the code supposedly generated by advanced linking update. The code is identical. This means my affiliate code was not generated meaning I get no commission if someone clicks on the link and makes a purchase.

    You’re probably thinking why not contact them for help. I tried this. I have to admit for the most part they are pretty responsive. I can even reach them by phone and get calls back from them. But nobody seems to be able to explain to me how to get the links to work.

    Then they’ve got this thing called product feeds. If you don’t have any experience with PHP or some other language to utilize data feeds you can forget it. I spent hours trying to separate the right code from the product ID, product description, image source, etc, etc.

    The Pepperjam ads are admittedly a great idea. Easy to set up and works well on my HTML pages. Banners are easy to set up too. The problem I have with Pepperjam is individual product linking. Over the past 11 years this is how I have made thousands of dollars as an affiliate marketer. If Pepperjam ever gets a comprehensive user friendly individual code creation option I will be a happy affiliate marketer.

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