Sunday, February 8, 2009

The end of Affiliate Junktion

It turns out that Affiliate Junktions excuses for non payment were founded on something more sinistar. On Sat 7th of Feb 2009 Affiliate Junktion posted the message on its website:

“Dear Affiliates,

I would like to start by thanking you all for hard work on the Affiliate Junktion Affiliate Program.

Due to the change of direction and global economic changes, Affiliate Junktion's strategic business goals can no longer support the Affiliate Junktion referral program.

All Affiliates have been notified by email and in the news section of the control panel on February 5th and given 2 days notice as per the Terms & Conditions set out in the Affiliate Junktion Affiliate Agreement.

Please accept our apologies for the sudden termination of this program. “

My bet is that through a number of factors the system stopped working for them (and of course their affiliates of which I am one).

I for one really thought they had something. For a number of months I was making a theoretical (I say theoretical because Affiliate Junktion never paid it out) profit of $100 a day. In the end Affiliate Junktion wound up owing me around $6,500.00.

I still believe there must be a good way to make money online, just, as it turns out, Affiliate Junktion is not it.

EDIT: Now there new one: Affiliano, Is Affiliano a scam? Yes, like all the rest.


vishal said...

hi tekno boy

i have pending commissions of $5400

and have spen around USD1000

what do u think will they pay us.....if they did'nt pay us will you d something to take your commissions

i will definately contact some cyber law expert to take my commissions

Tekno Boy said...

I'm going to run it by my lawyer. I'm a New Zealander and have a good New Zealand lawyer, but from my experience with the law don't get your hopes up.

I post something as soon as he gets back to me.

Paul said...

I am also on the "short end" there with pending commissions in the $4,500ish range. I never have been paid for October or November, and now that they have closed, it's just a hope and prayer to get anything - In September I had 2,148 CONFIRMED leads, and they sent me only $750US - Should have been a LOT more -

Anyway, I would be VERY interested in pursuing any legal action that we might be able to take - Yeah, I know, don't get your hopes up. But there really should be SOMETHING that can be done there.

I also saw they now have a "Clause 10" on the AJ home site, although Clause 9 was 180 days out, I never got the memo about Clause 10 - Did anyone see that? Was it basically a "Nobody is getting paid" kind of clause?

Would love to be kept informed -

Paul Burnette

vishal said...

hi tekno boy
that's god that you live in new zealand i will remain in touch with you.........well the address which affiliate junktion has provided is near your house or far away.....if possible can you go to their office.......will you have their phone numbers

Tekno Boy said...

Vishal, I'm sorry you misunderstood. I am from New Zealand and I have a New Zealand laywer there, but I no longer live there (I live in Spain).

So I'm sorry I can't go to their office. But I will see what I can find out anyway.