In the modern world, blogging has become a profession, and it is a very interesting profession, though not an easy way to earn money. You can do this by posting ads, reviews of specific products, etc. But few blogging people know that online money can also be earned by shortening links! It seems abstract? Below I explain how you can earn money using shortened URLs without spending a lot of time on it.

How to make money through a URL shortener?

Making money online is never easy and requires a lot of hard work. However, URL shortening services provide you a way to earn money with little effort. You already share stuff with your friends and other people via social networking sites. All you need is to shorten the URL using any of the below mentioned services and share the shortened URL with your friends.

If you have a big social media page or a blog you can earn some extra money using the URL shorteners. Whenever you are about to share a website link with your followers, you must first shorten the URL using any of the below services. When a user clicks on the shortened URL, he see an ad which he can skip after 5 to 10 seconds.

If you are not looking to earn using a URL shortener or do not want to show an ad when a user click on a link, but, just want the convenience of a shortened URL, you should consider Bit.ly or Goo.gl.

It does not matter if the user clicks on the link or skip it. When they click on the link you earn money.

Linksop

Linksop is one of the new Link shortening services, however, it is one of the fastest growing URL shortening services. The reason behind its success in such a little time is its crazy payout rates. The payout rates start from $1.50 up to $25. Payout rate per 1000 views for the users from the United States is $16. It is the best URL shortener in terms of payout rates.

The procedure is very simple. You create an account on the website. Copy your long URL. Paste it inside the generator and click on the arrow to shorten the URL. Click on the copy button and paste the Shortened URL into your website content or your social media pages. Linksop also offers 20% referral bonus.

The service provides detailed reporting system so you know who is clicking on your links, their origin country, and how much earning are they bringing you. The minimum withdrawal amount is $5 which you can withdraw to your PayPal account.

Linkshrink

Linkshrink.net is very transparent and easy to use URL shortening service. It takes about one minute to register on this site. When registering, you must provide your PayPal email that will enable you to receive payment later. Next, paste the URL that you want to mask in the generator, copy the generated short link and post it on your facebook page or in your website content.

The service offers up to $5.6 per 1000 depending on the location of the user.  The website advertises that its advertisements are unobtrusive and will not discourage your readers from using your blog.

The money is paid within four days if the earnings reach a threshold of $5. You receive an extra 20% for the invitation to your friends’ website, counted on the amount they earn. 

AdFocus

Adfoc.us is another great URL shortener service that pays a whopping $5.6 per 1000 views. This services also offers a 20% commission program per each referral. The registration process is pretty easy. The minimum payment threshold is $5 via PayPal or Alert-Pay.

Adfly

Adf.ly is a bit more chaotic than other websites I have described.  The payout rates change each day however it ranges from $0.05 up to $6.5. The minimum amount that you can withdraw is $5

As in previous cases, you have to register and enter your details. At the very top there is a link generator where you have to paste the link that required to be shortened.

The profit that we can get is related to the type of advertisement that is displayed (video, banner or pop-up window), the user’s location, and even the device on which an advertisement is being displayed!

Shorte.st

Shorte.st is very similar to the link shortening services mentioned above. They boast that 8 billion links have already been shortened, and millions of users click on them each day. To register on the website you have to enter your details.

Short links can be made available by clicking on the appropriate button or simple copying. Shorte.st also offers a 20% referral commission. The minimum withdrawl amount is $5 for PayPal and $20 if you choose to withdraw to your Payoneer account.

You can earn the most money from clicks from the United States (up to USD 14.04 per 1000 users). The website is very well presented and the interface is simple and easy to use.

How Much Can You Earn Using Shortened Links

If you have hundreds of users following your blog, a fan page on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, you have a good chance of earning additional money by masking your links. It does not require any work from you – all you need to do is encourage your readers to click on the link (eg by advertising your blog entry on your fan page). The more people click on the link, the more you earn.

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