18 Sep 10 12:41 am
Questions on Commission junction account(s),tax etc
I just signed up to be an affiliate for a product I want to market. I clicked the wrong tab, and I was directed to open an account via C.J. Anyway, I was accepted and given a new C.J account and told to update my tax information. I realised that this was in fact a second C.J account, and all my other advertisers/merchants are under another C.J account. I wrote to C.J and explained my error and they said it didn't matter if I had two accounts. My application for this new Advertiser I see is showing as "Pending"
Now I've had heaps of advertisers decline me on my first account-I presume it's because I've only made a few sales with only a few of the advertisers. Would it be worth my while having a second account so that any future advertisers looking at my account won't see the heaps of rejected applications? Are new advertisers able to see your history of applications? The reason I have had so few sales is a) I'm still a newbie and developing sites b) most of my sales come from Clickbank.
Secondly, does anyone know which tax form to fill in if you don't live in the U.S but have websites that sell products to U.S customers? Is it the "Certificate of no United States activities" that you fill in or the "W-8BEN Certificate of Foreign Status of Beneficial Owner for U.S Tax Withholding"??? I filled in the first one as I live in NZ, and the 2nd one is incomprehensible. Is that the right one? (C.J will not offer any help at all "for legal reasons".) Dear me!!
Thirdly, does anyone use PHP Redirects for the ugly C.J links. Do they work OK??