Are you an Indian blogger with tons of Indian traffic? Want to make money from your blog beyond AdSense?
If your answer is Yes, today I have a great solution for you to make more money along with AdSense. One of the biggest challenges for an average Indian blogger is to get started with Affiliate marketing. If you have been blogging for a while, you must be aware of the fact: Affiliate marketing pays more than AdSense in certain scenarios.
The solution that I’m talking about is Cuelinks, and it works along with AdSense. So you don’t have to discard AdSense ads to use Cuelinks.
In this guide, I will share everything you need to know about Cuelinks, How to implement Cuelinks blog monetization on your blog, and all information from getting started to getting paid.
Cuelinks review – Content Monetization for Indian traffic
Cuelinks is one of the easiest methods to monetize your blog, where you don’t have to do anything after setting up once. It will hardly take 10 minutes to set up after getting approval.
So what is Cuelinks?
Whenever a reader clicks on such links on your blog post and makes a purchase, you get a handsome commission out of it. In short, Cuelinks make affiliate marketing pretty easy for you or anybody else.
Note: If you have never heard of Affiliate marketing before, here is an eBook that teaches you everything about affiliate marketing.
Here is a video that illustrates how Cuelinks Work:
Important things to know about Cuelinks:
- The minimum Payout is INR 500
- Revenue distribution if 75%:25% between Publisher & Cuelinks.
- By default, Cuelinks monetize all the merchant links they are associated with. In case, if you want to work directly with any particular merchant (Ex: Flipkart affiliate), you can mail it to the Cuelinks team, and they will remove Flipkart from your account.
Cuelinks is great for any Indian blog whose target audience is India or getting traffic from India. It’s great for those bloggers who link out to e-commerce or product based Indian sites. Here is a list of notable Merchant from Cuelinks:
- Amazon India
- eBay India
Over 600+ Merchants.
Cuelinks saves your time for signing up separately for an individual affiliate program. Nonetheless, you can generate a direct affiliate link to the specific page on any of the merchant sites. Here is how you can do that:
- Login to your Cuelinks Dashboard
- Click on Merchant Lookup at the top
- Search for Merchant name & click on it
- On the next page, enter the product URL from the merchant site, and click on Link me to get unique Affiliate link
- Optionally you can directly go to link kit (While you are logged into Cuelinks account) and generate a deep affiliate link for any merchant product page, which is an affiliate with Cuelinks.
Cuelinks Widget for deals & coupons:
Cuelinks deal widget is another way to monetize your blog/website. This works well for the site that writes about deals & exclusive offers now & then. You can create a widget with coupons for the popular store, and place it in your blog sidebar. To create this widget, click on Resource Center > Widgets and generate the widget according to your blog sidebar.
CueWords – Automatically Convert text into affiliate links
Cuelinks work great when you have linked to merchant sites, but how about when you don’t have a link to a particular site? This is where Cuewords come into the picture. This is the latest feature from them, and it automatically converts text into links. This is pretty useful for Indian bloggers who haven’t added many links to their old blog posts.
Cuewords give you the option to control how many words on a page it should convert into affiliate links. I would recommend keeping it between 3-5, as too many links will be annoying to the readers.
I have made this 12-minute video, which shows you how to use Cuelinks, and in the end, I shared some exclusive tips for those who want to build a business using Cuelinks:
How to start an online business with Cuelinks?
With Cuelinks, you can start an online coupons & deals site. Every day, you will get an email for ongoing deals, and you can use it to start an online business of yours. You can use themes like CouponPress to start your deal site. Do watch the above video till the end, as I shared how you could use Cuelinks to make money without a blog.
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