AdFly review 2021: A Legit Way to Make Money Shortening Links
What is AdF.ly?
So the first question that comes to your mind is “What is AdF.ly?” so let’s start discussing about Adf.ly.
Adf.ly is website that pays you money every time someone clicks on your shortened Adf.ly links.
Still Confused? Let me Explain.
Adf.ly is an URL shortening service similar to Bit.ly
There is twist now. Before redirecting to “google.com” adf.ly will show an ad to your visitor. He had to see the advertisement for at least 5 seconds and then he can continue to your link i.e. “google.com”.
How AdF.ly works?
However I have provided you an overview of the working of AdF.ly, there are some questions left why adf.ly pays you and how adf.ly itself make money. To make it more clear let us take an example. Think of an advertiser who wants to sell his product or promote his online business. So he want more visitors to see his business or buy his product: AdF.ly is the solution for the advertiser. Let’s check out the complete working of AdF.ly:
- Advertiser pays money to Adfly to show his website to visitors of any specific country or the whole world. Let’s say advertiser paid $2 for 1000 visits.
- Adfly takes a cut. Let’s say Adfly takes $0.4.
- Adfly shows the advertisement (of advertiser’s business or product) for 5 seconds when a visitor clicks on publisher’s links. Publisher gets rest of $1.6 for 1000 visits on his link.
Now you have the complete idea of the working of AdF.ly. Let’s turn to the question “Is AdF.ly a scam?”
Adf.ly: Legit or Scam?
Adf.ly is not a scam; there are several points that prove it.
- It was started on 2009. It is six years now as of 2015. Only legit sites can live for so much of time.
- According to Alexa, Adfly is among the top 100 websites of the world. Can you ever think of a scam site in the top 100 websites of the world?
- It has more than 2 million users registered which prove that adf.ly a famous and legit site.
- They always pay on time.
- And the payment proof paid to me by Adf.ly below, proves it to be legit.
Now you should be eager to know more about Adf.ly so let’s continue and check out it’s pros and cons.
Pros and Cons of using AdF.ly
- Fast and Easy Sign Up process
- Simple User Interface
- Easy to use and make money
- Minimum Payout is only $5
- Daily Payments are also available
- Many tools are available
- You can also make money referring others
- Annoys visitors who click your link
- Payout rates are quite low for some countries
- Visitors that visit adf.ly links must have Java Script and Flash Enabled to get publisher (shortener) credited for visits
Minimum payout is only $5; this means as soon as you will make $5 you can withdraw it.
Payment Methods are:
- Payoneer (Bank Transfer)
- Payoneer (Prepaid Card)
Adf.ly also provides daily payments as soon you will meet the following requirements:
- Withdrawal Account Set
- Paid once in monthly payment
- Account longer than one month
- Account details not changed in last 72 hours
- Cashout limit reached: $5
Types of Links
First of all let me explain about types of ads adf.ly provides in their links.
Adf.ly provides two types of ads:
Interstitials CPM: This indicates the money you will get for every 1000 ad views on mobile phones that the visitor has to see for at least 5 seconds.
Top Banner CPM: This indicates the money that you will earn for every 1000 impressions of banners on mobile phones.
Unique and Raw
There are two types of views according to which you will make different amount of money.
Unique: Average amount paid for 1000 visitors in the 24-hour period.
Raw: Average amount paid on the 1st advert view for 1000 link views in the 24-hour period. In this case the views matter not visitors.
Let us take an example to understand it. Let us say that one person clicked on two of your adf.ly links within 24 hour period, this mean that you have got one unique view but two raw views. Raw views pay slightly less than unique views.
Tools on Adf.ly
Adf.ly has many features and tools which can help you to make even more money.
- Mass Shrinker: Mass Shrinker is a tool which allows you to shrink up to 20 URLs at a time. It is a good tool if you want to shrink many URLs at a time.
- Multiple Links: This allows AdFly to convert ALL of the links on a page into Paid Links. You simply cut & paste the HTML of a page into the HTML box of the tool and it will generate a new page for you.
- Easy Link: If you don’t need a short URL and you just want to make money from your blog or website, Easy Link provides you the quickest and simplest possible way to earn with adf.ly:Replace “www.google.com” with whatever URL you wish the user to go to if they skip the advertisement.
You do not need to even login to adf.ly to use this and your account will be credited in the same way as if you had shortened the link.
If you want the Easy Link with the Banner advertising (less money, but less intrusive):
- Bookmarklet: It is toolbar that you can install in your browser. Whenever you visit a page online you just simply click ‘Shorten with adf.ly!’ button in your tool bar and you will get shortened adf.ly link for that URL.
- API Documentation: This tool you everything you need to integrate adf.ly links in your applications.
- Google Analytics: You can use this tool to see your adf.ly statistics in google analytics.
- Full Page Script: If you have a blog or website and you want to convert all your links into adf.ly links, this tool gives you the code for that.
- Website Entry Script: This tool allows you to make money every time someone enters your blog or website. First the visitor had to see advertisement for 5 seconds and then he will be allowed to visit your site.
- Export Links and Stats: This tool allows you to export your shortened links and statistics so that you can have a backup of them.
- Domains: This tool allows you to use your domain or subdomain names with adf.ly service. If your blog URL is http://www.yourdomain.com, your adf.ly links could now look like http://go.yourdomain.com/Ad3g
- Pop Ads: If you have a website or blog and wish to earn money when a visitor simply enters your site (even without clicking an AdFly link!), you can use this tool to display Pop Ads.
- Mass Delete: Recently adfly added this tool which allows you to delete your links that were created in a given data range. uou can select data range and delete your links at one click.
- Plugins: This tool provide wordpress users a plugin to integrate adf.ly on their blogs.
How much will you earn from AdFly?
Now the most important question is how much money can you make from Adfly? At an average Adf.ly pays you $2/1000 visits to your links. But as I said it is an average. From USA you can make as much as $9/1000 visits wile from Asian countries you may make less than a dollar for 1000 visits.
Is it low?
It might be low compared to those get rich quick scams that claims that you can make more than $1000 a day sitting at sofa. Earning real money needs patience and hard work.
I have seen people making more than $50 a day using AdFly. The only secrets are persistent and continuous effort.
Now, I will be explaining “How can you make money from Adf.ly” but before that I recommend you to sign up at Adfly so that you can start seeing few cents in your account within few minutes. Don’t worry! It’s FREE to Sign Up and just takes a few seconds. Let’s see quickly how to join AdF.ly?
How to Join Adf.ly?
It is quite easy then also I am writing the steps so that even a novice can also join Adf.ly and start making money posting links on the web.
- Go to AdF.ly
- Click on “Join Now”
- Enter you Name, Username and Email
- Account type is already by default is “Links Shrinker” so there is nothing to do
- Enter Password and complete the Human Check
- Agree with terms and conditions (better you read them)
- Click on ‘Join’
- You will receive an email from Adf.ly to the Email Address you gave while signing up
- Follow the instructions given in the email to confirm your Sign Up
The whole process will not take more than 2 minutes.
How to Make Money from Adf.ly?
Best thing I like about Adfly is that even a person that do not know much about computers, internet and other tech stuffs can also make money from it. There is no specific strategy to make money from Adfly. I am going to give you some of the ideas to make money from it but it doesn’t mean that these are the only ways to make money. Be creative to make your own ways to share your links so that it reaches to the huge number of people and they click on it.
In a nutshell, a person is only going to click your links if you have something interesting or valuable to share through your links. Here are some of the places you can share your links. But before you share your links; be sure you have something people want to check out. Let’s start:
Post on forums
Most of the forums allow links in your posts. Find a trending topic that is going to be trending for few months at least (So that you can make money for months). Find forums related to that topic and sign up to them. Find something related to that topic and post on them on the forums. Keep increasing your posts solely (Note: Never spam or you will get banned from forums).You will see your earnings increasing slowly.
Comment on blogs
This is similar to the above trick. Just the difference is that this time you are posting on blogs related to your topic.
Using Social Networks
Social networks are place where people usually share links. Only you have to do is that, find some famous social networks and before posting any link shorten it with adf.ly. But you should take care that a person after seeing the advertisement and skipping the ad, should get something interesting. If he gets something junk, surely he is not going to click your links anymore in the future.
Note: Most famous social networks like facebook, twitter etc. have banned adf.ly links. Don’t worry there are other social networks which have not banned them.
Using Blog or Website
If you have a blog or a website, you can use it to make money from Adf.ly. Just change your outgoing links to adf.ly links or you can also their full page script or website entry script.
Note: I never recommend you to use adf.ly links on professional blog or website.
This can be proved to be the way to make most money from Adf.ly. Only you have to do is to refer your friends, relatives or anyone to join adf.ly and you will make money.
Refer Publishers and you will receive 20% of their earnings for life.
Refer Advertisers and earn 5% commission on every advertising order they make.
This is where the majority of people fail, they don’t have patience and give up soon. Also some others think that they will earn very small amount, so what’s the use? But the truth is even a millionaire starts from making cents. Slow and steady wins the race, and it applies very true for making money with Adf.ly.
These are not the only ways; you can create your own ways to make even more money using adf.ly.
If your visitor likes what he get after seeing ad for 5 seconds, it worth his time or else he wasted his valuable time. So never spam adf.ly links that have nothing interesting or valuable to offer all over the web just to get clicks, or you will be called a spammer. I hope you will understand it because spamming is not only a bad practice but it can also have your account suspended at adf.ly.
In a nutshell; make adf.ly account, shorten some valuable webpage URLs and share them on the web. See money adding up in your account. Good Luck!
Note (before signing up to Adf.ly): Don’t just join Adf.ly for sake of joining it. I have seen many people who sign up and think that they will get rich within an hour, doing nothing. I hope you are not that kind of person. After joining adf.ly, start sharing your links so that it can reach most number of people. Most probably you will see only cents or even less in your adf.ly dashboard but if you continue, those cents will convert to dollars and soon you will get your first payout from adf.ly.
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I hope this review helped you, if you have questions let me know. Don’t forget to share your experience with adf.ly.