Earning by just sharing links on the internet sounds great, right? That is what Linkvertise supposedly offers.
But is Linkvertise a scam or a legit way to make money online?
I have tested it myself and let me just reveal right away that you can, in theory, make money like this. But it also has some huge disadvantages you need to know about, in my opinion.
In this Linkvertise review, I will give you an inside look and show you exactly how it works, if it is safe, and how much you can expect to earn so you can see if it will really be for you or not.
Linkvertise at a Glance
Linkvertise can be a way to earn some extra cash online. But, in my opinion, it is not a very effective method.
If you are able to generate traffic that can make you money on Linkvertise, you will be able to earn a lot more efficiently in other ways online.
In addition to this, the process people have to go through when clicking your Linkvertise link might make them lose trust in you and this can hurt your long-term options to build a real online income.
I say this based on my experiences as a full-time online marketer and based on this Linkvertise is NOT a platform I can recommend if you are looking to build a sustainable income online as it is simply not worth the effort, in my opinion.
What is Linkvertise and what does it offer?
Linkvertise is a platform where you, first of all, can shorten links and get paid when you share them online. If you know Adfly, it is pretty similar to this but there are also some differences.
It sounds pretty simple and can seem very appealing at first. But you need to know all the details to see if it will actually really be worth your time and effort.
In addition to shortening and sharing links, it also has one more way you can earn.
So let’s go over the two earning methods below so you can see how it really works.
The concept of Linkvertise is pretty simple.
It has a URL shortener once you log in. Here you can put any link you want to share online.
However, there are some types of websites you cannot share links for.
As you can see in the image above, you are not allowed to share links to inappropriate content.
I think it is great they have these restrictions as some similar sites do not have this and when people click links you have shared they can sometimes be taken to sites you likely do not want to be associated with.
But whether you have a YouTube channel where you share links below, a website where people can click links, or if you just want to share links in forums, etc. it is possible to use Linkvertise.
To get started you just simply need to paste the destination URL into Linkvertise.
That link will then be shortened.
The idea is then that you will share the short Linkvertise link and when people click this, they will be taken to a different page with an ad before they are taken to the actual destination URL.
So you will get paid to get people to click the link and see the ad.
When you set up the URL, there are different settings you can choose.
You can, for example, choose to allow that people have to install a browser extension, watch a video, or similar as you can see in the image above.
They will have to do this on the ad page they are taken to before they can continue to the destination page.
The more ad options you enable, the more you will supposedly earn (more about the actual earning opportunities later).
This is the main way to use Linkvertise but it also offers one more way to increase your earnings.
Option 2 – Invite people to join Linkvertise
Linkvertise also offers you to earn by inviting other people to join the platform.
If someone joins through your invitation link, you will earn 5% of their income. It will not be taken from their income but be paid by Linkvertise.
This can be a nice way to earn a little extra if you truly think the platform is worth recommending and know a lot of people that are interested in joining.
Just be aware that this is also one of the reasons you will see a lot of people all over the internet spreading a link to Linkvertise as they hope to get as many people as possible joining through their link.
Sometimes they do not tell about the limitations but only the positive sides to get you to join. That is not always the case but it is just something to be aware of.
Can you make money with Linkvertise?
Now to the big question – can you make money with Linkvertise and how much can you make?
And the short answer to the first question is that yes, you can make money. There is plenty of payment proof out there showing you will actually earn and get paid.
However, it is not necessarily the most effective way to earn online, in my experience and there are a lot of details the people showing you the payment proof do not tell you but I will go more into this later.
Let’s first look at how much you can expect to earn.
According to Linkvertise itself, on average you will earn $8-$11 per 1,000 clicks on your link.
Be aware that this is an average so it might be lower in some cases and sometimes it might be higher.
If you do not have a lot of experience with internet marketing and making money online, this might sound like easy money.
But honestly, it is a very low pay per 1,000 clicks compared to many other methods, but I will go more into details about this later.
Let’s first look into how you can get your earnings out.
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How do you get paid?
Before joining any platform where you can make money online, you need to make sure they offer payout methods that are convenient for you.
When it comes to Linkvertise, it actually offers pretty good payout methods, in my opinion.
You can get paid through PayPal, Amazon gift cards, paysafecard, or bank transfer. So there are good options no matter your preferences.
The payout threshold is €10 so it is not too high which is also great.
However, when it comes down to it, there are some things you seriously need to consider before investing time on Linkvertise, in my opinion.
Why it might NOT be a good way to earn!
It is possible to earn as a member of Linkvertise but as I have already mentioned several times, I think there are several aspects you need to seriously consider to find out if it really is the best way for you to spend your time.
There are especially 2 important aspects you need to consider.
Consideration 1 – People might lose trust in you
If you are trying to build a sustainable online business, trust is very important. It means that people you share information with need to know they can trust everything you share.
This is where I think Linkvertise can become a problem. Let me walk you through what happens when people click a link you have shortened on Linkvertise so you can see what I mean.
Instead of going to the website you have told them the link is for, they are taking to another website with an ad. The first thing they need to do is to fill out a captcha.
Already here there is an obstacle. Just think about how you would feel if you clicked a link from someone and the first thing you see is a different website than you expected and there is a captcha.
It would likely make you very skeptical, right? In my case, I would likely just close the browser window right away.
But if people continue, they get to see the actual ad page. Here there are several things they need to do to be able to go to the actual destination website.
You can control which things there should be enabled when you set up the link as mentioned earlier but if you do not enable these options, you will not earn which then defeats the purpose.
This is a huge obstacle, in my opinion.
Again, if someone shared a link with you and said you could read about something through a link and then you had to install a browser extension, allow for notifications, watch a video, and read an article before you could continue to the actual website, would that not make you very suspicious?
You would probably not feel very safe and personally I do not trust many of the links I have seen promoted when you click a Linkvertise link and would never click them myself and can, therefore, also not encourage other to do it.
In addition to this, they are shown an option to buy Linkvertise premium so they can click links without watching ads.
The whole idea about getting people to buy Linkvertise premium to click links without ads also just seems silly to me – people should just, in general, not have to go through a lot of ads when they click a link. They should just go to the promised destination right away, in my opinion.
So there is A LOT to go through before ever getting to the actual destination page.
In my opinion, it is very likely people will never get there and just give up before.
First of all, if this is the case, they will likely not trust links from you in the future which will be an issue whether you have a website, a YouTube channel, or are just sharing links with friends.
If people stop trusting links from you, there is no way you can build a long-term online income.
Secondly, if you actually want people to go to a certain website, there is a big risk they will never get there because they give up beforehand.
This leads me to the next important aspect to consider as it might not be the best use of your time, in my opinion.
Consideration 2 – Low value for your time
Making money just by getting people to click links might sound very easy and appealing at first.
But getting people to click your link is, first of all, not as easy as it might sound. As mentioned earlier, you can expect to earn $8-$11 for 1,000 clicks.
That is a lot of clicks since they have to be natural clicks. It will take quite a lot of effort to get that number of clicks. Especially if you are new to internet marketing.
Even if you already have an established YouTube channel, website, or similar, 1,000 clicks are quite a lot.
If you are able to get this number of clicks, there are ways that will potentially make you way more than what you can earn on Linkvertise, in my experience.
You can, for example, work with affiliate marketing and if you promote the right offers like this, you can earn A LOT more for the clicks.
Therefore, I do not think using Linkvertise is the best way to earn and definitely not the most effective way.
It is possible to earn by using Linkvertise so it is not a scam. However, it also has some huge disadvantages, in my opinion.
So let’s finish this review by summing up the pros and cons so you can get a better overview before deciding if it is the right option for you or not.
- Free to join
- It is possible to earn
- Earning potential is low
- Ineffective use of time
- You risk people will stop trusting links from you
Overall, Linkvertise can be a way to monetize links online. But, in my opinion, it is not a very effective method.
If you are able to generate traffic that can make you money on Linkvertise, you will be able to earn a lot more efficiently in other ways online.
I say this based on my experiences as a full-time online marketer. Based on this Linkvertise is NOT a platform I would recommend you to join if you are looking to build a sustainable income online as it is simply not worth the effort, in my opinion.
Are there more effective ways to earn online?
There are quite a lot of other more effective ways to earn online than Linkvertise, in my experience.
If you want to make real money online and potentially build a full-time income, this is definitely possible. It will take time and effort but it can really be worth it and it is possible to learn no matter your background.
Personally, I have had the most success with affiliate marketing and am now able to make a living from this that makes it possible for me to work from anywhere completely on my own terms.
So if you are interested in earning in a more effective way and are willing to put in the time it takes, you should definitely learn more about affiliate marketing.
If you have any comments, questions, or have any experiences with Linkvertise yourself, I would love to hear from you in a comment below.
Hi I’m Obed and I like your works but I want to know the most trusted URL shortening website that pays. I also want to know websites to create my affiliate link to direct traffic and earn some cash. Thanks
I, personally, do not recommend using URL shorteners as a way to earn. It gives a terrible experience for the people clicking the links, and if you know how to generate traffic, there are way better ways to earn anyway.
As for sending traffic, you need to be aware that it is not something that just magically happens. Anyone that claims that will just end up scamming you. To build up quality traffic takes time and effort. You can read about my top recommended way to do that here.
I have a earned quite a bit from linkvertise and my cpm rate is quite high. This article is bxxxxxx.
I always appreciate feedback and people sharing their opinion. But please keep it to a proper tone and give some proper arguments.
I am glad to hear you like Linkvertise but it seems like you have misunderstood what I am saying in this review. My point is not just about the CPM – the point is that if you can really generate traffic enough to earn with Linkvertise, you can earn a lot more by sending that traffic to other places.
In addition to this, the user-experience for anyone clicking a link you have shortened with Linkvertise is terrible. And this leads to two issues in my opinion. First of all, if you want to create a good long term business and not just earn a few extra dollars here and there, you need to focus on building trust and providing quality. You will instead lose the trust of people if they click a link like that.
Secondly, creating an online business should be focused on providing value and quality for other people. Sending people to a Linkvertise does the opposite, in my opinion.
So if you want to create a real online business with a proper income and not just have to spam links all the time and hope for a bit of extra money, then Linkvertise is NOT a good option. That was my point in this review.
It all comes down to approach and goals and good for you if you can make a bit of extra money by using Linkvertise and are happy with that. That does not change that I do not think it is an effective way to earn compared to other ways of making money online and that I think it is a terrible experience for anyone clicking these links and therefore would never support it.
sorry but you missed the part where they scam users. they make users add an extension that gets taken down every month for a virus that steals passwords and giving the site notifications makes them send a notification of a fake virus warning. overall half of the site is an scam.
wow – that is scary to hear. I would personally never download anything from a site like that and that is also why I mention I think people will lose trust if someone shares links that send people there.
Do you have any links to a source that confirms this practice? Because that would be great to see.