If you are a blogger like me, you already know the various ways of money-making by monetizing your blog(s). But, today I am not going to give you another way to earn money through your blog rather I am going to share a money making way that you can still use even you don’t have a blog.
The best thing is it is one of the easiest ways to make some cool cash. I haven’t been trying on it a lot but still manage to make a few dollars without much effort. However, if you can put a good amount of time and effort, you can make more cash.
Let’s get started then!
What is Shorte.st?
Shorte.st is a link shortening tool developed by a European company. Whenever you short a link using it, and people click on that shorted link you get paid.
Simple! Isn’t it?
Let me tell you that you don’t need any special skills to use it for money making purpose.
Why Shorte.st pays you money when the shortened links get clicked?
They pay money because when the shortened links get clicked, people don’t get redirected to the destination page first rather they see an ad page first that can be skipped after 5 seconds. After 5 seconds you can skip that page to go to the destination page.
I have shortened my blogs home page http://sh.st/UKBJa to http://sh.st/UKBJa . Now, if you click this link you will see this:
After a few seconds, you will see this:
Now, you can see Skip This AD option that when you click you will be taken to http://o2blogger.blogspot.com/. That means after you skip the ad after 5 seconds which is the wait time, you will be on the actual page.
This is how it works! The Shorte.st team earns money from their clients for showing their CPM ads to people for those 5 seconds, and you earn money because you do the job of shortening and promoting the links.
How to Get Started with Shorte.st?
It is very simple to get started with it. Register yourself by visiting the registration page, click here.
Once done, you will get a confirmation email with activation link. Activate, and log in with your credentials. Go to edit profile page, and fill the necessary details as asked.
Now start shortening your link by pasting the URL in below shown text box that you can see on the main page of Shorte.st.
Paste the URL and click on Shorten, and it will give you shortened link. Now promote that link the way you want.
What you can do to make considerable amount of money using Shorte.st?
As I talked earlier that you can still make money with it if you don’t own a website or blog. But, if you own a blog you have endless opportunities to make so much money out of it.
1. Shortening all external links: When you write blog posts, you add many external links, and even you add some external links in footer and sidebar for different purposes. If you shorten all those external links with Shorte.st, you can get some clicks that help you earn few cents every day.
2. Shortening Social Sharing Links: Being a blogger you must be sharing a lot of links to promote your blog posts or even others’ blog posts. Right?
Why not shorten all those links you share on social media using Shorte.st? Start shortening all the links with it that you are going to share on your social profiles. It will make you earn quite well.
3. Shorten Internal Links: You can also shorten all the internal links on your blog to make more money.
4. Shorten Email Signature Links: We all send and receive emails, and we use signatures in which we add our blog and other links. We can also shorten those links that may get us few clicks.
5. Video links: You might be sharing various funny and educational videos with your friends via chat, Whatsapp, email or Facebook. You can shorten those video links as well.
Notable Features of Shorte.st
- It offers high CPM rates with global coverage.
- It offers various integration tools and scripts.
- It offers 20% commission of what every user you referred earns.
- It offers low payment threshold i.e. $5 for Paypal and Webmoney. And, $20 for Payoneer.
Being a blogger, I research a lot about online money making ways so that I can implement them and also recommend them to my blog readers. There are many ways that need a good amount of your time and effort. But, when I came to know about Shorte.st, I was amazed because the effort to be put is negligible. Yes, we anyhow share links on social media and other places. Just we need to short the links with it and then share. Just one step is added to enter into the world of money making by doing almost nothing:)
I think I have talked enough about shorte.st, and I would highly recommend you to start using it to enjoy earning cool cash. :)
Click here to sign up, and experience. It’s all free.