Adsense And CJ Checks Arrive As Christmas Present

Usually the day after Christmas is almost as huge a day for shopping as is the day after Thanksgiving. May people take their Christmas gifts, in the form of gift certificates, and use them around town on the various sales that range anywhere from 30% to 70% off retail. If you didn’t get what you wanted this year, you can go out and find your own Christmas present at a great discount.

Well, I got a one day late Christmas present this year courtesy of Google and Commission Junction. This has never happened before, but both checks arrived on the same day, yesterday. The Google check was for $1,150.84 and the CJ check was for $969.30. No it’s not really a true Christmas present, but it sure is nice to get them on the same day, so I thought I’d share them with the readers of Affiliate Confession.

Google & CJ Checks For November

The CJ check, which is kind of hard to read, is off a bit from what I reported on my November earnings because of the way eBay pays its bonuses and I think there was also some late reporting involved as well. CJ checks are always off a bit from the reported monthly earnings because they pay commissions for the previous month and then eBay bonuses aren’t posted until the 9th of the month, but they’re paid in the current month.

I haven’t quite figured out why, but earnings are always higher than reported, never lower than reported. When you look at your CJ reports for a month, after the 9th, they would include your eBay bonus for the previous month. There should be times where your bonus from eBay drops, giving you a commission less than reported at the end of the month. It never works out that way and I’m not complaining.

If you’re confused after that last paragraph, so am I, but the nice thing is, I get to put more than $2,000 in the bank within the next couple of days thanks to getting 2 large affiliate checks on the same day.

The goal of course, is to keep making these checks bigger.


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10 Responses to “Adsense And CJ Checks Arrive As Christmas Present”

  1. Nice checks. I have never got an Adsense check quite that big or CJ for that matter. I really need to branch out to more affiliate programs to see what I can do with them. Good luck with the bigger check goal.

    I also just tagged you with a “Viral Links” game. You can find out the details at my post:
    We will see what this does for traffic and technorati rank.

  2. I cannot wait until I get something like that in the mail…great inspiration Alan, and congrats!

  3. WOW! Tell us your secrets :)


  4. That’s what Affiliate Confession is all about, my secrets…at least some of them.

  5. Why do all the affiliate fiends out there get paper checks in the mail? Just so they can scan them and post them to their blog?

    It amazes me that such ‘techie’ folks who make their living off the internet don’t seem to like direct deposit. I wouldn’t want a check of that size being sent through the U.S. Mail.

  6. It’s the first time I’ve posted one of my checks. But I just like getting the paper, it makes it seem more real.

  7. I think commission junctin is easier to make money than clickbank but I really commend you on that check If I could make that much from a check i would definte reinvest it back into my site

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  9. Hi Alan:

    I am really glad to see that your hard work started to pay off — and in such a short time. I was wondering if visitors to your blog had to actually click on the ads and buy something on the advertisers’ sites in order for you to earn these commissions ?

    In any event, great news.


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