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What is Link-Earn?
Link-Earn is a paying URL shortener that pays the user every time someone clicks on their links. It works likes this, advertisers pay Link-Earn to promote their stuff, you shrink a long URL such as: “http://incomeredefined.com/adfly-review-make-money-sharing-links” to “http://iill.org/QZ714k“. Then you share the link and once it’s clicked, the advertisement is shown and you get paid a certain amount depending on where they live. If you’re interested, Sign Up Here.
Link Shortening & Customization
Link-Earn lets you choose the shortened link’s domain and set a custom alias.
Mass Shrinker: Lets you shrink up to 20 URLs at a time.
Quick Link: Lets you shrink a link without needing to be logged in.
Full Page Script: Lets you shrink all/most of the links on your website.
API: For developers to easily integrate link shrinking into their applications and other projects.
Link-Earn’s statistics are the basic views/earnings model which is pretty much standard for every paying shortener out there.
You may request a withdrawal once you’ve reached the minimum for your payment processor.
You get 20% of every referral’s earnings for life.
Payout rates for URL shorteners are usually mainly based on But it is very possible to earn hundreds of dollars from URL shorteners with enough work and effort.
United Arab Emirates
*rates shown above are for every 1000 unique visitors*
You can view all of their rates Here. The rates shown above may have changed since writing this, so be sure and check them for yourself.
1. PayPal (Minimum: $5.00)
2. Payza (Minimum: $5.00)
3. WebMoney (Minimum: $5.00)
4. Bank Transfer (Minimum: $5.00)
5. Coinbase (Minimum: $5.00)
Pros and Cons
- Account creation was a breeze.
- Website’s easy to use and navigate.
- Has the “standard” tool selection.
- Visitors don’t have to disable ad-block to get past the timers/captcha. (Read first con)
- No pop-up/pop-under attempts.
- Can request a payment anytime.
- It appears that visitors using ad-block software don’t count. (I could be wrong and the stats just took a little longer to update)
- Rate for U.S. supposed to be $5.00, when I clicked my own link I only earned $3.20. This could mean that the rates aren’t up-to-date or that they lower the rate when you click your own link.
- Have to solve a captcha just to be redirected to a 10 second countdown timer.
- Area where you enter your withdrawal information is poorly designed and confusing.
- Very similar website template as sites like Shink.in/Fas.li etc. I’m about to just replace this website with that template as well seeing as it’s so popular.
While there’s nothing inherently “wrong” with Link-Earn, I do feel like there are plenty of better URL shorteners available. Link-Earn, in the state it’s in as of writing this, shouldn’t be your first choice when looking for a good, paying URL shortener. I feel as though Link-Earn has quite a ways to go before they can compete with the more popular shorteners. I’d like to see a way to switch between allowing ad-block users and blocking them added in the future. Link-Earn is neither bad nor particularly good so feel free to try them out for yourself.
- You’ll need to create an Link-Earn account, click here to register.
- Now figure out what kind of links you will be shrinking and how you plan on sharing them. Example: you can shrink links to a funny video or picture and post that link on your social media accounts.
- Paste the long URL in the appropriate area and shrink the URL. Copy and share the new link to start earning.
- (Optional) Shrink your Link-Earn link with another URL shortener such as Bit.ly to hide that your link is a Link-Earn link – increasing the amount of clicks you’ll receive.