How to earn money from my links shortened with a URL Shortener?
This article will provide you information about how to earn with those URL Shorteners which offer you money to shorten links with them. As you probably already know, not every URL Shortener offers you money, so this article is not for those who don’t offer you to monetize your visitors/traffic.
Now on the topic, when you post links in the forums or twitter, facebook, or other social platforms, usually somebody follows those links. They do that by clicking on the links to see the content of the destination page, to get what they want and what you want to share with them. In this process you can earn some money, especially, if you post links to very valuable information.
The missing part here is how exactly to monetize those clicks and the answer is by using URL Shorteners, which will pay you for every visitor. How exactly will they pay you and when will the pay is also an important detail. The URL Shortener is a website, which provides you the ability to convert your links to new kind of links which will count every click and every visitor to that new link.
For example, you have a link to:
but if you post this link to the social platforms or in you own website, you will not get paid. If a person clicks on that link, he will open the content of the destination page, which is:
Now, the URL Shorteners provides you with a way to convert that link to a new one, which will again lead the visitor to the same content in the same somewebsite.com, but the link will look like that:
How that happens, it is simple! When you register at the URL Shortener and sign in/login, you will see a button which is usually called “shorten” or “shrink”.
You only need to copy and paste your somewebsite.com/some_article_in_that_website link to a box in the URL Shortener and click on that “shorten” button.
And the MAGIC happens! When you hit that button, the URL Shortener generates you a new short version of your original link, which new link you must post on the social platforms. From now on, when a visitor clicks on that new short link, he will see page with some ads on it, that is how the URL Shortener gets its revenue and with part of the profit it pays you for every visitor that comes to that ad page. On that ad page there is also a button most commonly called “Proceed” or “Get link” which are somewhere under the ads or next to them. When the visitor click on that button, he will open the original link to the destination page. This is the original link, which you converted to a short link. That way you and the URL Shortener are happy, because you both were paid from the ads company, which provided the ads, but you actually take that money not directly from the company, but from the URL Shortener after he get paid.
Basically, this is the concept of how the URL Shorteners earn and you earn from them:
1. you send a visitor to the ad pages of the URL Shortener,
2. then the visitor see some ads,
3. then he clicks on the “Proceed” button to get what he wanted in first place,
4. then the URL Shortener counts every visitor
5. and at the end the BIG and RICH ad company pays the URL Shortener owner
6. and then the owner pays you based on the number of visitors he counted on your links.
And last, but not least, let’s not forget that the visitor actually gets the information he wanted, but not directly, because first he must see some ads. Same as the TV ads while you are watching a nice movie or a show. The TV channel shows you some ads from time to time, which doesn’t cost you nothing, but your time watching them. At the end the TV channel get paid from the products they advertise and they pay to those who run the shows on their channels. Hope I was clear enough, because I wanted this info to be quick for reading!
Please, post a comment down below, if you think I should edit or add something to that basic information. The idea is people to read and learn the concept fast, so they can continue to the next article.