Aside from allowing you to finish your tweet without going over the 140 character limit, there are other benefits to using shortened Urls. A short Url will allow you to easily share your links, they can track data and how many people have clicked on your link, and now they can make you money!
I love finding new ways to make money, so you can imagine how happy I was to find out that shortening Urls could provide me with extra spending money, without having to spend too much time or effort. Now, how would you make money by shortening your Urls?
The same way YouTube Partners get paid for every person who clicks the ‘Skip Ad’ button, companies will pay you for every click your link generates. The amount of money you get paid will of course vary depending on which website you use to shorten your Url, but there are a few websites that I think offer the most benefits. If you know of more Url shorteners, comment below or tweet me @TeenBoss101 and I will check it out!
AdFly is an amazing Url shortener that will not only shorten your Url and give you real time statistics on how many people click on your link, but it will also pay you for every time someone clicks on it. On top of that, if you refer people you will get 20% of whatever they earn. If you know of anyone who would want to be an advertiser, you can refer them and make 5% of every advertising order they make.
AdFly counts the number of views every 24 hours so if you get 1000 views per day, you will earn (currently) $3.75 but lets say you only get 100 views in 24 hours, that 100 views would carry over until you get 1000 views. The cool part about this is that, from my understanding, is that if you get 1000 new visitors, you would earn $8.17. Payments are made to PayPal, Payza, and Payoneer in monthly installments and require a $5 minimum (Payoneer is $10) in your AdFly account before you can withdraw any money. You can withdraw daily, if you have been a member for over 1 month, and you have reached the $5 cashout limit.
Payout Rate Per 1000 Views: $3.75
Payout Rate Per 1000 Visitors: $8.16
Minimum Withdrawal Amount: $5.00
Becoming a Shortener is almost identical to joining AdFly but Shorte.st is relatively new, so not many people are using it which is a great advantage! What I really like about Shorte.st is that the layout of the website is very user friendly and easy to navigate. Like AdFly, you will get 20% commission from the money your referrals make, plus you can add banners to your website and earn money for every click your banner receives. For every 1000 views you will earn $3.75 and payments are made every month to PayPal and Payoneer.
Payout Rate Per 1000 Views: $3.75
Minimum Withdrawal Amount: $5.00 ($20.00 for Payoneer)
This is another website that specializes in shortening your Urls. They offer a 20% commission rate for every click your referral gets on their shortened links. The payout rate depends on the content of the destination website, so if the shortened link leads to a high traffic website, advertisers will pay you at a higher rate. The great thing about Snip.ps is that there is no minimum payout rate, so you will get paid via PayPal every 1st of the month.
Payout Rate: Depends on the linked website
Minimum Withdrawal Amount: No minimum via Paypal ($10.00 via Check)
I really like this website for their statistics on who clicks on each link. Aside from getting paid for each click, it will tell you how many clicks you got each day, each month, where your visitors are coming from, and which links are generating the most clicks. They offer a 25% commission rate for the earnings your referral generates, in addition to the $3.10 payout rate. There is a $5 minimum withdrawal that will be paid via PayPal.
Payout Rate: $3.10
Minimum Withdrawal Amount $5.oo
Conclusion (Tips on How To Maximize Your Profit)
All 4 websites are amazing and offer competitive payout rates. I encourage you to give each website a try to see which one you like the most and can offer you the most profit. I personally do not have a favorite but, I can say that using them in combinations is very helpful. For example, ReduceInk has a lower payout rate but a high commission rate, so you use that for your referrals while using any other website for your links. You could even use all 4 for your links, and really maximize your profits!
Another way to make more money, is to shorten every link you share with one of these services. If you want to share a video with your family on Facebook, shorten the link before sharing the video. If you link a picture to one of your tweets, shorten the link. If you want to share this article with your family and friends, shorten the link! It only takes you 10 seconds to shorten the link, and make some easy cash. Try these websites out and let me know what you think! If you liked this article, share it with your friends and family (with a shortened link!), subscribe to this blog, and follow me on Twitter @TeenBoss101 for more ways to make money.