How to Get Paid for Linking

By Lisa Musser

If you are looking for a way to make money at home, paid linking may be for you. If you own a blog, you can set up advertising on your blog and make money while you eat, sleep and work. Companies will pay you to place links on your blog and write a short post about it. Everyone who reads your blog and clicks the link is putting money in your pocket. The pay for linking varies company-to-company, but the payouts by PayPal are usually once a month. It is an easy way to make a residual income. There are various ways you can get paid for links.

Step 1

Become a paid blogger. Sign up for a paid-to-link program for free. Do not bother with those who charge for membership. Why should you pay to make money when you can do it for free? Join the paid-to-link program and place text links on your blog site or on post pages. You make more money for the link plus a short blog post. Here are a few sites to get you started: PayPerPost, Blogvertise, ReviewMe, BloggingAds and PayU2Blog.

Step 2

Place text or banner links on your blog or website. This is how you will get paid. Each time a visitor clicks the link, you get counted for one click-through. You may be paid a certain amount per click or a percentage of the sales generated from your lead or a combination of both.

Step 3

Become an affiliate by signing up on the vendor's website and create your link. You can make a good residual income from advertising your affiliate links on your blog. Write a short post --- around 300 words --- and place your link within the text with an invitation to check out your product. The post must be relevant to the product to encourage readers to click through. Affiliate links can be obtained by joining Amazon.com, Clickbank.com and Commission Junction just to name a few. On your blog or within a post, place the link with your associate ID embedded in it. You earn a commission when a visitor clicks the link and purchases the product. Clickbank products generally pay between 50 percent and 75 percent of each sale.

Step 4

Create a HubPage or Squidoo Lens that will allow you to make webpages on any topic and link to affiliate products. It is as easy as writing an article; you can add photos, YouTube videos and text links within the body and place links to your other sites and blogs.

Step 5

Write and submit articles to article directories with your links. Write a short 400-word article relevant to your product and place your link in the body, if allowed, or in the author bio box. Some publishers like Ezine Articles do not allow affiliate links, but you can place links to your blog with a redirect to the affiliate site. GoArticles and ArticlesBase allow links in the body, but Ezine Articles only allows links in the bio box.

Tips & Warnings

  • These are just a few ideas of how you can use text links to make money. There are many other ideas you can come up with on your own to make even more. Place affiliate links naturally within content and do not use too many in one place. Write a separate article for each company link.