The Emergence of PepperJam Network

Written by Zac Johnson
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It was no surprise when MarketingSherpa released their latest reporting, basically stating “Pepperjam Network Explodes onto the Affiliate Marketing Scene with Unprecedented Growth and Industry Support“. In the report from MarketingSherpa, they break down some heavy numbers on the largest affiliate networks in the game today, and it’s no surprise to see PepperJam Network giving the big players a run for their money. Here are just a few of the big numbers we are seeing from PepperJam Network after just 5 months from their network launch date. (Results from Partnercentric surveyed top partners)

Networks with Active Affiliates
In the first chart, we clearly see all of the big players in the game which have had networks for years, and it’s really no surprise to see these names listed. However, in the fifth position, PepperJam Network is quickly gathering market share and soon enough, may even pass some of these well known affiliate networks.

Where Affiliates Make Money
The next chart shows which of the top networks affiliates are also working with. All of the same affiliate networks listed in the first chart appear again, but not in the same order. Shareasale affiliate activity crushes Linkshare, even though they have a larger following… and the same can almost be seen with Performics and PepperJam. Performics has a higher following in the top chart, but nearly tied with PepperJam Network in affiliate activity.

Why Affiliates Choose Some Networks Over Others
We are all members of different affiliates networks, but the majority of us only make money with a couple of the many we are affiliates with… why is that? As part of the survey, affiliates were asked the same question and their response was the following:

For more details and the full report, be sure to head over to MarketingSherpa. I’m sure in the followup report, we will see even more promising numbers from PepperJam Network.

What’s New at PepperJam Network?
Based off the report from MarketingSherpa, PepperJam Network is showing some very promising numbers. In addition to their growth in the affiliate space, I also wanted to keep you updated with some news surrounding their network.

Make Money with eBay: If you ever made money with the eBay affiliate program, you were probably making it through Commission Junction. On April 1st, the eBay Partner Network launched as they removed themselves from Commission Junction. Just recently, eBay and PepperJam Network teamed up to offer affiliates another alternative for advertising their network. Now you can run eBay directly through PepperJam Network. (For all affiliates running Build a Niche Software, the ability to run and track through PepperJam is now available)

Tons of New Offers: Since going live, PepperJam Network has added an amazing amount of new advertisers to the network. Now with over 250 offers, they are quickly becoming the prominent network to make serious money with. Keep in mind, the 250 offers I mentioned are each their own web site and brand name!

$10 Signup Bonus to New Affiliates: With the explosion of growth PepperJam Network is seeing, they are only pushing harder to make this growth continue. If you aren’t currently an affiliate with PepperJam Network, join now and you will receive $10 in your account once you are approved as an affiliate. It doesn’t get much easier than that!

If you haven’t already, I highly recommend you join the PepperJam Network. If you’re already an affiliate, be sure to login and see what offers were recently added to the network.

As an affiliate, what makes you choose certain networks over each other and what would make PepperJam Network or any of the other networks mentioned, be your network of choice?

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23 Replies to “The Emergence of PepperJam Network”

  1. Pepper jam has always been on the rise and am sure they would be better in the future.. Market Leverage is being more talked and emerging one than Pepperjam right now.

  2. i have been signed up with pepperjam for a few weeks now. i signed up for their ebay program. however, some of my best BANS sites are still on v1.3, which is not supported by pepperjam yet. hopefully it will be soon

    1. Geiger – Pepperjam Network is a hybrid traditional network like Commission Junction and CPA Network like Azoogle.

      We have a selection of both CPA-based offers, as well as revenue share (retail) programs.

      If you'd like a quick tutorial of Pepperjam Network or need someone from our affiliate relations team to answer your questions do not hesitate to reach out to us!

      Kris

        1. Geiger – couldn't be easier.

          Once you log-in to the PJN interface there is a link as part of the main navigation bar at the top that says – "Generate Links."

          Once you click that link the game is over.

          You have the ability to quickly and easily sort by type of offer (revenue share / CPA), category, and keyword.

          Take a look – it couldn't be easier or more use-friendly.

          Kris

  3. Zac,

    Thanks for the review!

    Chetan – Marketing Leverage is doing a great job right now generating buzz.:)

    However, Marketing Leverage runs off of the Direct Track platform and focuses primarily on lead offers that are readily available on multiple networks.

    In contrast, Pepperjam Network has a nice hybrid of both lead-based CPA programs like ITT Tech, RealtyTrac, Direct Degree, and eBay, while also having retail-based revenue share programs like Sesame Street, BabyPhat, Cartoon Network, and Playboy Store.

    Hey – no offense to Marketing Leverage bec/ they appear to be doing a great job, especially as it relates to generating buzz, but to compare the ML to PJN is like comparing apples to oranges.

    BTW – I like apples and oranges!

    Best of luck and thanks again for the review Zac.

    Kris

    1. It was a bit hard to understand the interface of PJN, so i could not go with it.. and so my words were more towards ML.

      If there were some guides for people to make them understand how it works underneath, then it would have been better.

      1. You may have been signed up for the wrong type of account like I was.

        I already posted the link once in an earlier reply. You can get to my blog post about it by clicking on my Geiger link above.

  4. I like papperjam network but I still find some difficulties finding offers. In general it's a good program that worth a try.

    Thanks Zac for the review.

    Zak.

    1. Yup, definitely paid. The below was taken from an email that PJ sent out to all their affiliates today. Apparently the secret life of super affiliate zac johnson entails selling his credibility for $10 a post.

      "(3) Blogger Incentive Program – Bloggers are the lifeblood of the PJN Publisher Referral program and tend to be our biggest supporters and closet friends. As a result, we thought we'd create a sort of "Pay Per Post" incentive program where any PJN publisher / blogger will receive $10 for each post you make (up to 5 per month) that promotes Pepperjam Network or any Pepperjam Network tool. If you are looking for blog ideas check out the Pepperjam Network blog – http://www.pepperjamnetwork.com/blog. So that our team can track your efforts and eliminate spam please e-mail bloggers@pepperjamnetwork.com prior to making your post to gain approval of the topic (i.e. I want to write about Pepperjam Chat or the launch of the PJN Blogger Incentive Program, etc.). BTW – of course you can use your PJN Referral Program affiliate links and make even more money every time you post about Pepperjam Network!"

    2. Hey look, the little whiny bitch nickycakes has referral links in his own blog post. How about post something that is actually useful on your own blog rather than silly obvious "tips" all the time. Or you know, definitions of link cloaking is without the tips. Yeah, really helpful content you got there cakes.

      And really, maybe it's time you stopped licking at the chops of people doing it much better than you. Only reason I can think that you spend so much time reading zac, and uberaffiliate, is because you aspire to be them lol. Because your attempts at linkbait sucks ass so don't know what else it could be.

      Head on back to your own useless blog with your silly WF kiddy friends to laugh at your fart jokes because you're not providing anything useful yourself 😉

  5. This is great analysis. I have yet to get off my butt and start in the affiliate world but, this is valuable insight to help me get started.

  6. I miss one question for the statistics:

    Which of the following networks brings you the most money?

    That would be real interesting answer comparing it with "where are you active"

  7. Has anyone done a comparison between EPN and pepperjams tracking yet? I'd hate to go through and edit all my links again so soon but if EPN is flaking out then it makes sense.

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