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Tamil Arasan | 2 Comments so far
If you're not aware of previous article I posted on how url shortner works (what is url shortening),  read it to get idea about what is the use of shortening the url. This will make your work simple in earning money through url shortener. Url shortening is the simplest way to earn online. Url shortening sites pays you if some one clicks the link you've shortened. When a visitor click the shortened link, an intermission ad will be displayed for 5 seconds, you're paid for making that visitor to see the advertisement. After 5 seconds the visitor can skip the ad and reach the destination site. Here I'm going to tell you about different ways to earn money by shortening url.

url shortners


Shortening an url is very simple. After joining a site. Just follow the instructions given below.

How to use url shortner
  • Enter the url you want to shorten in the given box as shown above and click shorten.

How to use url shortner | Shortened url
  • The shortened url will be displayed as shown above. Just copy the link and paste in the target.

Click here to check how shirnken url works.


1. Shorten the links in your website:

  • The best and long term way to earn money through url shortner is by shortening the links in your website. This might not work for the people who do not own a website.
  • Url shortener sites will provide bulk shortening script. Just copy that script and place it just above </body>.
  • After placing the script all the links will be converted automatically whenever your website loads  and each time when your visitor clicks a link in your website your account will be credited.
  • If you don't wish to convert all the links use single or multiple links  option to shorten the necessary links. After shortening manually replace the links which you've shortened.

2. Social medias (Facebook, Twitter etc):

  • This is the best and easiest method to earn, but short term. Social media is the place where million of people browse every day, especially Facebook.
  • Choose a trending topic that your friends like, shorten the url of the website which you're going to connect. Post it in Facebook or some other social media. Every time your link get a click your account will be credited.
  • If you've 500 friends make it attractive that 300 of your friend clicks and 50 of your friends shares it. Your shortened link will go all around the Facebook. If your link gets 1000 clicks you can earn up to $12 i.e. you can earn $0.012 per click depending upon your geographical location.
  • I've posted a sample post in my Facebook fan page, see the picture shown below.

Example of posting shortened url on Facebook

Create a group or a fan page:

  • If you wish to earn hundreds of dollars through Facebook. Create a fan page on trending topic (For example : Politics, education, cinemas, local language news, comedies, sports, university, Hollywood etc) the topic you select should never run out of trending news. 
  • Edit the page profile photo and cover using photo shop to make it attractive and change it regularly. 
  • If you start a page about football/ soccer, make it professional and post topics daily. This will make Facebook members to like your page. Make your fan page larger and larger.
  • Now, start to post topics like about previous match post comments, comments about particular player etc, upload attractive picture manually and link it to the website like UEFA.com, fifa.com etc. Type the first three lines of the article, type read more/ know more at the end and then paste your shortened link next to it. I'm damn sure that 90% of fans will click it. The click rate depends on how attractive the picture is.
  • The member will be redirected to the destination page if he/she clicks the link or the image. Attractive pictures urges fans to click (For example : Screen shot of a goal).
  • Similarly syllabus, model question papers, tentative exam result announce date, Semester time table will get more clicks.
  • In case of films and cinemas, post about film rating, release date, album release, music download link, film description page, interviews etc. These page will get thousands of fans at no time. But, be true do not cheat or spam.
  • If your page has 10,000 fans. If you get clicks from 5,000 fans your earnings will be up to $0.012 * 5000 = $60 per day. So, your earnings per month will be up to $60 * 30 = $1,800.
  • Many fans will share your post. So, more clicks.
  • Apply the same in other social media sites.

Things to remember about social media posting:

  • If you own a fan page or a group be professional. Don't make more than 2 post per day. Crowded posts might make fans frustrated. 
  • Don't post too many shortened url. Your social media account might be blocked for spamming.
  • Social media will automatically block most of the url shrotener links except few to prevent spamming.

3. Leave a link while you comment:

  • If you comment on any blog or website. Leave your shortened website link next to your comment.

How to leave a comment in a website
  • Your link will not work if you post url only. To make you shortened url work, use the code given below.
<a href="put your shortened link here" rel="nofollow">Type your message here / Anchor text</a>
  • Don't even miss a single symbol or punctuation, your link might not work if you miss any.
  • The people will click link only based your anchor text. The anchor text will appear (Ex. blue color) like this "shortened url". Be informative and attractive. The text must be related to the website you place and connect.
  • Please the webmaster with good comments before you place a link. Because they might remove the empty comment with a link.

Things to remember about placing comment:

  • If you post a link successfully you will get earnings for lifetime as long as the link remain in the position.
  • In most case this activity is called as spamming. You will get success only 1 out of 10 comment.

4. Send shortened links through whats app:

  • Whats app is the no:1 smartphone messenger app. Tons of messages are sent to friends and groups every day. You can use what app as best money making source.
  • To earn more, join several groups which contains more members. 
  • Try to find the sources related to the topic of the group every day on internet. Collect the url of a website which contains interesting topic.
  • Shorten the url and send it through what app. Every time someone click the link you account will be filled with money automatically.
  • I think whats app is best than Facebook (excluding fan page) as 100% visitor of your message will click in whats app. Where in Facebook only countable people will click the link if you post it in your account as there will be several best post than yours.
  • Your success totally depends on the landing website quality. The link you send must make your group members and your friends expecting for it daily. Try to send links related to local films, sports, starts etc as these are very interesting topics. 
  • You can also create posts in Facebook about something and shorten the link of the Facebook post and send it to whatsapp groups and friends if you cannot find a url of a website daily.
  • Don't send the links too often. Make sure you send only once and max. twice per day. 

5. Earn extra money by referring your friends:

  • If you feel doing these works is very complex, you can earn without doing anything. Refer your friends using your referral link. The link shortener site will pay you commission for every click your friend generate. 
  • The percentage of referral commission depends on the url shortener you use. It may vary from 5% to 50%.
  • For example : If your friend earns $10 a day you will receive $2 as referral commission(calculated as 20% on average).
  • If you refer 10 people you can earn $20 per day based on your referral performance.
  • And getting referral is easy. Each time when some one clicks the link, above the ad page your referral link will be placed automatically in a image like "Earn money by link shortening". If some one join by clicking that image he/she will be your referral.


Tags : How to earn money using url shorteners, different ideas to make money with shirnken links.


  1. Hey thanks for the article. I will apply your methods to shorte.st account I use now. I use shorte.st on my site and on Facebook as well. The most of my traffic comes from Spain, Latin America and United States. Have you tried shorte.st? Cheers! Here's my last payment from shorte.st http://imgur.com/uNRxefR

    1. You're welcome Sebastian, thanks for your comment. All the best for your earnings. Yeah, I've tried shorte.st.


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