Best Link shortner to make money from your content.

Some of the websites I was analyzing had no Adsense or banner alternatives. And they weren’t using CPA offers either. What were they doing?

They were earning money from linking out to the download pages or videos.

But how?

Well, every link they had on their website had to pass through a redirection were the visitors had to see an ad for 5 seconds before they could continue to their final destination. Sounds familiar?

This isn’t something new, but I was impressed with how much revenue they could earn just from linking out. I once used this method to earn money from viral pages, but there are better ad networks now, and so I was contacted by Shorte.st.

They explained to me their monetization methods (which I’ll explain below) and I was impressed to see how much the technology has grown from what I used 3 years ago in my tests.

I was even more impressed by the fact that some of their publishers were earning $20,000 – $30,000 USD with their websites using this method only, and the good things are that it’s easy to implement.

 

I also had the opportunity to see how some people with large Facebook or Twitter accounts made $4,000-6,000 with Shorte.st just by sharing links in their profiles.

Make money with link shorteners

I know many of you have seen how a URL/link shortener works. You just need to copy the URL you want to shorten and paste it on a service like Bit.ly or Google and you’ll get a shorter URL and access to basic stats like the number of hits and countries where visitors are coming in.

URL shorteners were originally made to make links prettier and easier to share.

A shortener works with a basic 302 redirection and can help you keep track of your posts from different services. But what if your ad in an interstitial ad before doing the redirect? You get something like Shorte.st.

Shorte ST Review

Shorte is an advertising network based on links that are distributed on the web. They offer a wide range of monetization options for Webmasters all an alternative to the traditional banners. You can earn money with Shorte without a website too if you have large FB or Twitter accounts.

Shorte.st offers a wide range of monetization tools such as:

  • Link monetization
  • Bounce rate monetization
  • Social/viral marketing/share monetization
  • Video monetization
  • API
  • WP plugin
  • Blogspot comment monetization

While it sounds like they have tons of options, most of them can be implemented at the same time as they’re focused on website monetization.

How to use Shorte.st

Installing Shorte.st on your website takes less than 5 minutes. All you have to do is generate and customize a code in their dashboard (click here to register) and then paste that code into your website.

Even faster, if you’ve got a website running under WordPress CMS, you can download their official plugin from the WP repository and just add your API number from your Shorte account and you’ll be good to go.

Let’s see all the features and menus from your Shorte.st dashboard so I can explain what you can do.

Conclusions

Shorte is a very good alternative to earn money besides the typical banners or pop-unders I explained last month.

If you want to add some revenue to your website and you’ve never heard of link shortening, Shorte is a great way to get started and they’re user-friendly. Their payments are fast and they have a low limit to get paid, which is always nice.

Have a look at Shorte (sign up here) and let me know how it works for you.