Cuelinks offers many ways to monetize:
- Automatically convert links to affiliate links
- Add Widgets in blog sidebar to make money
- CueWords: Which automatically convert words into Affiliate links
Cuelinks share 75% revenue with Publishers, which is industry standard. Minimum Payout is 500 and they pay in NET60.
Hey guys, Harsh here and welcome to another episode of Shoutmeloud videos and today I have something exciting to show you. This is especially for Indian bloggers and bloggers who get lot of Indian traffic. I am sharing a way which will help you to make a lot of money and I am going to show you the proof, I am going to show you how it works and the channel or the network which I am talking about is called Cuelinks. Before I start, special thanks to Sunny who shared his dashboard credential with me so that I can show you the income proof and all the details.so lets go ahead and talk about Cuelinks.
So the very first thing you need to do is go ahead and sign up for Cuelinks, it will take a day or two to get approval and the approval process is quite easy, so no brainer there. Once you are signed up there, you will be inside the dashboard, so this is what Cuelinks dashboard looks like.
Now the very first thing that you need to do is get the java script code that you need to put on your blog, so what you can do, you need to go to installation and this is where you will find the java script code, so all you need to do is place this java script code on your blog so that it will automatically convert all the links into affiliate links. I will repeat myself again, this works best when you have Indian traffic. Now if you are wondering how I place this java script code for the BlogSpot, you need to edit the template and place this code, you can find tutorial online. For the WordPress, you can use any of these two plugin; one is which adds scripts to individual pages, header footer or header and footer script by Indian blogger Anand Kumar. So you can use any use any of these two plugin and place the java script code or if you are technically smart, I will google tab manager to add these java script code. Choice is yours, so once you have added this script, Cuelinks will start working automatically, instantly and whenever a user will go and make a purchase, click on the links, you will start making money. Now think from this perspective, you might be looking out for merchant websites or naturally to help your readers, now what if when a reader makes a purchase and you make money out of it? That’s like an added bonus, right? Plus it’s not intrusive. You are not showing any ad or you aren’t placing any banner so that will make your website look spammy or too many ads. You are not doing anything else. It will simply convert all the links to the affiliate links; it’s as simple as that. So this is number one, now let me quickly show you the list of merchants that Cuelinks have.
So once you are inside the dashboard, you can click on merchant lookup and here you can see the entire merchant that is using Cuelinks networks. So let’s say, you can search for individual merchant also, Flipkart, let me search for that. You can click on the name and here you can find all the details like:
- How much they are paying per sale?
- What is the affiliate commission that you will be getting?
Now one thing which you need to know that is Cuelinks pays you 75% of the actual commission. They keep 25% which I think is quite reasonable and is industry standard. Now here is one important thing, now if anytime let’s say, you want to share a special deal from Flipkart on your Facebook, on your twitter or any other social network, well you can generate a deep link also. I will show you exactly how to do that.
So here is the Flipkart page link which is ‘Deals of the day’ where all the good deals are listed, so I will just copy the link. right now I am already inside the Flipkart merchant panel, so here, go to the bottom and in this place, just add the link, click on ‘link me’ and you also have an option to shorten the URL, so click on that and that’s it. Now this is the link that will directly take you to the merchant, so this is your unique affiliate link and you can share this affiliate link on your Facebook, twitter or even mention it on your blog, when a reader goes ahead and makes a purchase on Flipkart site, you will get a commission out of it. How cool is that? You get a commission out of it.
So this is the longer route and let me show you the shorter route for this. So click on ‘Resource center’, click on ‘link it’, now instead of individually going to individual merchants, you can just simply paste the URL here, so here you go, this is it. click on ‘link me’, shorten URL and there you go, so you can probably bookmark this link and whenever you want to promote any affiliate link on your social media site, I think you should use it and I think this is brilliant even if you don’t have a blog, you don’t really need to rely on blog to make money, with Cuelinks, it’s pretty awesome.
So Cuelinks offers another two ways to monetize your blog and I walk you through that. The next one is ‘Widget’. So you can place a Widget on your blog site bar, so here, two widget which is already there. Let me show you how to create a new widget, so you can create two kinds of widget, you can create a ‘Coupon widget’ or you can create a “Deal widget’. So let’s create a ‘Deal widget’. Click on ‘Create new widget’. You can name it anything, so let me name it Shoutmeloud. You can select the categories, so let me say if you have a fashion blog if you have a baby care blog, you can select one or you can select multiple. You can select the widget size, 300 is the standard size which I would recommend. You can use 300×600 or 300×250. My recommendation is use 300×600, its tall and it’s quite visible. You can select the number of deals and click on ‘show preview’ to see how your deal would look like. See how cool that is! I see like the preview looks cool, it does not look ugly and plus it would make money. So that’s about the Cuelinks widget. This will work very well for a blogger who has a deal website or if you talk about deals or exclusive offers now and then, this will work really great for you. Now the new thing that Cuelinks have integrated is called Cuewords which is a complete new stuff. Let me show you what it does. So far, Cuelinks work really well on your blog when you are already linked to sites like Flipkart, amazon or all the 600+ merchants they are partnered with. Now what if you have not linked enough? So that’s where Cuewords comes into the picture. What Cuewords does is that it automatically converts a word into a link, so if you have a word like ‘Nike shoes’, it will automatically convert Nike shoes to a merchant URL and when a person buys product, you will make money. so here is how to use that, you can just simply switch it on, you don’t need to do anything, it will automatically get enabled with your java script code that you have implemented earlier, you can configure how many words that it should convert into affiliate link, I would recommend keep it 4-5 and not more than that or otherwise it will hamper the readability of your blog. You can also select the color of the links; it’s a good idea to keep the color of the link same as what your hyperlinks color are right now, so in this case on my blog, all the hyperlinks are blue in color, so clue is a good choice over here. So that’s it and let me disable this because it’s not my blog, let me show you a quick demo of this, how this works. So this is a typical blogpost on the left side. Let’s say, if you have a fashion blog and let me click on run. So here, this links are natural links that you have already placed and its automatically converting this links into affiliate links. So when I click on this link, this will take me to the Jabong site. Let me show you the example, that’s it and now this Jabong link and if a person buys a product there, you would end up making money. How cool is that! Right?
Okay so this is typically what Cuelinks is all about, there is one more important thing which I want to tell you about Cuelinks is. Let me go back to the dashboard first. So with the Cuelinks, they also send you a daily email where they give you latest offers or deals that you can promote, that’s pretty cool. You have so many things to promote and they will mail you also. If you don’t rely on email, you can always login to your dashboard and at the bottom here, you will see all the campaigns. So let me click on one campaign and show you what the offers here are. So here you can see, they have an offer for Paytm, you go and recharge Paytm for 250rs and you get 50rs cash back. So it’s not always about making money, you should also consider adding value to your readers. even if say you are not making money with this, of course you can make money but sometimes its good idea to focus on reader’s experience also, give them something meaningful so that they can come back to you and with this deal, you can always promote good offers and you can create a deal website. So this is one thing that I really want to talk about. If you haven’t created anything substantial so far, you can actually create a deal website using Cuelinks. There’s a theme called premium press theme, I will share the link, I have written this about on Shoutmeloud and I will share the link in the description, go ahead and use that theme and create your first deal website. All you need to do is post about good deals every day, promote them on your social media sites and money will start flowing on you and you can see the results over here. This guy, Sunny, he made over 1, 65,000 and that is pretty cool. few important things, Cuelinks will pay you when you have made about 500rs minimum, which won’t take much time and apart from that they pay you Net60, that means if you generate affiliate commission today, they will pay you after 60 days and that’s again industry standard and with that, that is all about Cuelinks.
If you have any question about Cuelinks, feel free to ask me via comment section, if you enjoyed this video, why don’t you go ahead and share this with your friends on Facebook and twitter and don’t forget to subscribe to my channel for more such updates. So signing off from here, this is Harsh Agrawal from Shoutmeloud, bye!