PepperJam Review – Legit or Scam?

With all the affiliate networks to choose from, PepperJam may be very appealing because of the name brand products they work with. But before you jump in, you may want to read a few PepperJam reviews first. That way, you’ll know what you are getting into before it’s too late. In this PepperJam review, we’ll pull back the cover to see what’s inside. You may be shocked by what we found!


What is The PepperJam Network? is an affiliate network that was founded in 1999 by Kristopher B. Jones and was formerly known as Affiliate Traction. The company headquarters is in Wilkes-Barre, PA and their aim is to increase traffic as well as sales.


How Does PepperJam Work?

PepperJam connects advertisers with publishers. Once you’re approved, you can apply to advertisers to join their program. Each advertiser will have different conditions and different advertising methods. Likewise, advertisers can connect with publishers to participate in their advertising campaigns.


PepperJam Features

PepperJam has a few different features that are unlike other affiliate networks like Revcontent and Maxbounty. One of the most unusual features of PepperJam is Publisher Day. Publishers can actually meet advertisers and account managers face to face on Publisher Day. Other features you may be interested in are:

  • Free membership
  • Available most everywhere
  • Assigned account manager
  • Over 1,500 name brand advertisers such as Nordstrom, Puma, Bath & Body Works, Ace Hardware

Clearly PepperJam has some great features, but there are other networks you can check out as well with great features such as, Traffic Jam Media, or Ezoic. These networks have similar and/or better features.


How Much Can You Make with PepperJam?

The amount of money you can make at PepperJam will vary depending on the advertisers you apply to work with. Each advertiser has their own terms and commission rates as well as what type of action they pay for. You could be paid for clicks, purchases or leads.

Either way, in order to make the most money with any affiliate network you’ll need a decent amount of traffic to your site. If you think your site could use a boost in traffic, join Wealthy Affiliate. They will teach you step-by-step how to get tons of great traffic to your site.

When Do PepperJam Publishers Get Paid?

Publishers are paid around the 1st and 15th of each month. The pay can be in USD, CAD, GBP, AUD, or EUR and the minimum payment is $25. At the time of this review, the only payment method appears to be via PayPal.

If these payment options are too limiting, you may want to look into, Traffic Jam Media, or Ezoic.


PepperJam Requirements

When filling out the application, you need to provide the following information:

  • First and last name
  • Company
  • Email address
  • Country
  • Website that does not promote illegal activity, violence, pornographic or defamatory content
  • You are 18 years or older

You will also need to provide your tax ID or social security number in order to be paid. If you live outside the U.S., that field can be left blank. Your application may also be subject to a credit check and your application gives consent to that verification process.

If you can’t meet all of the requirements, you can also apply to other networks that have similar and/or better features such as, Traffic Jam Media, or Ezoic.


How To Login To PepperJam

To log into your Pepperjam account, click this link here.


PepperJam Support

Should you need to contact Support, you can call them directly at 1-877-796-5700 or complete the Contact Us form here.


PepperJam Complaints

We’ve taken a look at how PepperJam works and some of the features. Now let’s check out any potential complaints against

Limited Payment Options

According to our research, the only payment method is through PayPal. If you live in a country that prohibits PayPal, you are out of luck here.

Individual Advertiser Approval Process

Even if you are approved to PepperJam, it doesn’t mean you can work with all the advertiser partners. As a publisher you still have to apply to some of the companies. So there is a chance you may get rejected to some of the companies you wanted to work with.

One of the main reasons people get rejected is because of a lack of traffic! Fortunately you can increase your traffic by joining Wealthy Affiliate. They will teach you how to get tons of free traffic from Google.

Ultimately there aren’t really many complaints here. So that’s a good thing. But it’s always a good idea have multiple streams of income, so you may also want to join other networks such as, Traffic Jam Media, or Ezoic.


Should You Join The PepperJam Network?

PepperJam seems like a decent company that has been around for many years. They tend to have big companies within their network. But there’s no guarantee you’ll be approved to work with them even if you are accepted into the PepperJam Network as a publisher. If you are rejected by one of their big advertisers due to lack of traffic to your website, you may want to join Wealthy Affiliate. They will teach you how to get tons of free traffic from Google.

Well, I guess that’s it for now, folks. If you have any questions about PepperJam, check out their faq page here.

Either way, I would love to hear your thoughts about Pepperjam or experiences. So be sure to leave a comment below.

Until next time,

Eddy with a y




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18 thoughts on “PepperJam Review – Legit or Scam?”

  1. You had me hooked when you stated Pepper Jam was founded in 1999, which to me is a major uptick in credibility as it was able to outlast the test of time; always a plus. I’d love to get involved with them but I know my web traffic isn’t where it needs to be, so in time I’ll apply to them as it seems like a decent way of making some extra money. 

  2. Pepper Jam reminds me of a combination of commission junction and jvzoo. It’s good to know that Pepper Jam has been in business since 1999. That’s a good business if they’re still around. Since they provide different companies to promote, should someone join them if they’re just getting started with affiliate marketing?

    • I guess if you meet their requirements and some of the complaints don’t bother you, it’s worth trying. I’m big on having multiple streams of income and networks to work with. 

  3. PepperJam looks like a good affiliate network. But my concern is about the advertisers having their own set of rules. Which means that even if you are accepted to be part of PepperJam there no guarantee that you can start making money right away.

    Am I the only one having an issue with that? Because I have just started in affiliate marketing, so I may not know all the rules. Maybe it is also the case with maxbounty or the other affiliate network you talked about. 

    I thought the interest of being accepted to such platform is that you get direct access to all the advertisers.


    • That’s a good point. But I don’t think it will be much of an issue. Before you sign up with an advertiser, they usually share their rules beforehand. So it’s not like you’ll be surprised. 

  4. I like working with companies that have stood the test of time, and offer real value, and there is obviously some value here if they are working with big brand name companies. I imagine that your website  must have some age to it though if getting enough traffic to the website is problematic. Might be one for me to think about at a later date.

  5. Thanks so much for sharing this great information. I’ve been looking for a better affiliate program that I would join over months now but no one yet. Pepper jam sounds like it may be an option to consider. But the problem I would have is their mode of payment. Unfortunately PayPal is not available in my country. I would appreciate if they had other methods of payments. If they did, I wouldn’t think twice but to join immediately. 

    Thanks so much for sharing this awesome post.

    • You’re very welcome. I agree it sucks they are limited with their payment options. So hopefully that changes in the future. 

  6. This is the first time that I have heard of Pepper Jam, and I must admit that it is a very catchy name. I am always interested in finding out about affiliate sites and if they will work for me.

    When you say a decent amount of traffic, how much do you need per month to be approved?

    The only thing that puts me off with this affiliate network is having to apply to each different product individually and it does waste time. I definitely prefer networks that you join once and can promote anything on the platform.

    Thanks for the link to Wealthy Affiliate, as I can definitely learn about more ways in which to increase my traffic.

    • I didn’t see a specific amount during my research. But I think a decent amount of traffic is probably 10,000-25,000 sessions per month to start with. But you can contact them directly to verify. 

  7. Okay cool, this is something that has sparked my interest. But then I got disappointed when I read that I might not get approved by it’s partners. I didn’t get approved by google, but I’m trying to improve by their suggestions. So it’s still worth trying anyway right? I’m going to sign up and see. 

    • Yeah the reality is with affiliate networks like this, yes there is a chance you’ll get rejected by some of their partners. It just comes with the territory. Fortunately there are other networks to consider when that happens. 

  8. This seems legit enough. So Pepper Jam is similar to Click Bank? I’m glad that they can pay to PayPal, because this is the only international payment method that I can use so far. Paying twice a month is also appealing to me. Whats the commission percentage that is usually paid on the products you promote? Thanks for your information

    • It’s similar in that they’re both affiliate networks you can join. In terms of the percentage you can visit their site to gauge that. 

  9. Thank you for your review on PaperJam. I am currently with Maxbounty and Flexoffer. I would love to be a part of PaperJam network, they have many brands that I can promote. We will see if they approve my application or not because I still don’t have that much traffic to my site just yet (still in the process thanks to WA). I will give it a try


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