If you are new to Skimlinks then you’re about to find out how you can very easily add an additional revenue stream to your existing websites, or a brand new one, with minimal effort. And for once it really is as easy as I’m going to claim it is!
The Skimlinks technology allows you to monitise any and all links that have some potential to earn you affiliate income.
For example, you write an article about the latest offer from Carphone Warehouse and place a link in your text. Unfortunately you don’t have an affiliate relationship with that shop, you either don’t have the time to set it up or perhaps they have rejected your application (surely not!). And this is where SkimLinks steps in.
With their technology they will track when one of your readers clicks on the link and count that as one of your referrals. If that person makes a purchase you earn some money that you obviously wouldn’t have done otherwise. Skimlinks takes a percentage of the commission you earned as a fee, which is fair enough because you keep the majority of the money and it’s money you would not have if it wasn’t for their help!
Monetising User Content
There is another big win from using Skimlinks, do you allow comments, or run a forum? Do you have users on your site who create content? If so it is likely they are posting links and recommending products which other users will go on to buy. Any link posted in a forum is another opportunity to earn some money and unless you manually edit these they will be earning you nothing!
Skimlinks will instantly and automatically monetise all these links for you, and on a busy forum this can actually be quite lucrative. A few minutes of your time can for once start earning you a good sum of money, you’ll have read a million promises like that online but I’m sure you can see that this is no joke. If you have users and they’re linking to products, you will get extra money!
Ease of Use
This all sounds very complicated to set up you might be thinking? Not at all! In fact it is very easy if you use software such as vBulletin or WordPress, there are plugins available which gets it running all for you. All you need to do is install and enter your SkimLinks ID. If you have any problems then I have found their support centre to be very helpful with my queries being answered fully and quickly.
If you are using different website software, or even if you have made something bespoke then that’s no problem. You just need to paste in a small piece of code and you’re up and running. Of course Skimlinks support will be glad to help if needed.
- SkimLinks:The core product, montise untapped existing links on your websites.
- Audiences by Skimlinks: Skimlinks collects an amazing amount of data, this is your chance to earn revenue from the insights they build from it.
- Skimlinks Editor: A Chrome plugin that gives you information on merchants and products as you browse the web. Handy for making instant shareable money making links.
- Skimwords: This tool automatically converts words in the body of your content into money making links. Works well with product names for example.
- Amazon Overwrite
: Choose to allow Skimlinks to overwrite your existing Amazon links. I actually don’t understand why you would choose to do this!
I have used Skimlinks for many years now and can only keep on recommending it. Each month I get a deposit and I know that it represents money that I would have otherwise missed out on.
How much can I earn? OK, so all this sounds great, but you want to know just what kind of income we’re talking about here. I’m afraid that’s where I can’t give you an answer but I will say that it depends on what type of site you run, how many users you have and what type of links they are posting.
By far the best site for Skimlinks that I ran was the SammyNetbook forum. At it’s peak (netbooks are long since dead!) I would have 1000s of users visiting each day and many would be discussing different products and accessories. Many more would click through these links and purchases would be made. Sometimes these threads would rank well in search engines and that’s where I saw a good steady flow of referrals. It was win win, readers would get a good honest community recommendation and I got a small fee for my work on running the site.
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