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.
If you are an existing publisher with Cuelinks, do share your experience with it. If you find this guide useful, do share it with others on Facebook & Twitter.
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54 thoughts on “Cuelinks Review – Easy Affiliate Marketing for Indian Bloggers”
I cannot see conversions recorded in dashboard reports inspite of Clicks getting recorded instantly. Checked this when a customer bought in front of me on its system. How many days does cuelinks takes to update conversions in reports? The account managers assigned does not have legitimate numbers as their number is never active. No response on their emails as well. There should be some escalation matrix.
Do update us as well when you find an answer to these questions.
Should i make these cuelinks urls into a “No-Follow” ? If yes, then please guide me, How?
Hi Harsh !!!
Thanks for sharing this thing with us
I have a question about what to write in the “legal entity name”
Can I use Cuelinks affiliate with Google AdSense on same website in 2018?
Is it possible to use one Cuelinks account for 2 websites or do I need to have 2 cuelinks accounts ?
You can use 1 account on more than 1 website.
Hello harsh brother this is owais khursheed here from india and i want to know more about cuelinks. I have a website with lots of good content and has a traffic from all over the world. Recently i check the statistic of my website and i found that 40% of people are from india and the rest are from other parts of the world. Now i want to know that if i put cuelinks affiliate links on my website and if anyone from outside india buys a product, will i get commission or its only if an indian buys a product..Please let me know and Can i put amazon ads. I recently join indian amazon and they told me that you will get commission only when an indian buys a product but as i mention my website has a traffic from all over the world.. I want to join any program which will give me commission from all over the world that is why i want to try cuelinks….Please answer my questions?? Thank you…..
VigLinks are best for newbie bloggers and Cuelinks or skimlinks is heavy to manage on blogs. because of they need to add scripts in site. I use VigLinks for my techyhum.com site where I get $125 from only organic 5k visitors and but my revenue is decent from VigLinks
If i use cuelinks it may affect on my adsense Account??
Okay And Thankyou Soo Much Harsh For This Outstanding Video …You are Really I Blog scientist..
Harsh i am an avid reader here. i definately having a connect with you guys. Apart from this i faced a issue so i thought i should share.
I guess your positive review is old and needs to be changed. Why i am saying this??
It is because i have used them and my website has good visitors every day..But i used to think the visitors do not convert. But once i checked and told my relative to buy godaddy ,bigrock, paytm links to buy product but i was shocked to see even after waiting for 4 days their dashboard shows no sales/no commision. To my HORROR i mailed them to ask for the ques, why is it. They did not reply for another 2 days. IT IS DEFINITELY THEY ARE NOT SERIOUS FOR BUSINESS. tHEIR SUPPORT,TRACKING(OR MAY THEY DO THIS KNOWINGLY) SUCKS big time.
I learnt Basics of cuelinks through your video. I must say your blog is one of the favorite blogging guide blog for me. Today even I missed out my one class to learn cuelinks from you as I was wondering about it for months. Thank you for making such a great guiding videos and blogs.
But I need to clear one thing. How much time it takes to start showing the live banner ad on our blog? As I placed the deals banner ad code in my text widget in my wordpress site and when I visited my site, there was blank sidebar. Please help and guide me to get rid of my this problem !
Essentially, you generate traffic and a lot of potential revenue is lost. I would suggest manual linking in combination with cuelinks to keep revenue high.
Can i uninstall the header and footer plugin after i insert code ?
You shouldn’t. In case, if you wish to keep the number of plugins at minimal on your blog, you should rather try using Google tag manager for adding tags like Cuelinks, Google Analytics & much more.
You have shown a good video of Sunny K. Ujjawal earnings in his dashboard here in this post. I suggest you to ask him to write a post on this, that how he made this much money or with which technique along with the payment proofs. I hope you can do this as a professional blogger because this Cuelinks is becoming famous but I am not able to hear good things about it from the bloggers who have used it.
Does it perform better than Adsense??? I mean for providing good traffic for my website. I’m not getting like minded people for my website. so Any solution for increasing traffic???
I would like to know which will be best to choose among .. Cue links .. Viglinks and Skim links
Can I use yahoo adds with cuelinks
Waiting for a reply by a small blogger
Yes, you can!
Nice post Harsh, loved your style of writing & video.
Which one of the cuelinks, viglinks is better? Or are they special in their own terms.
You are right about them being special on their own terms. Cuelinks is good for India targeted traffic. Viglink is for global traffic & now they also partnered with Indian affiliate networks for working with Indian e-commerce/online merchants. Depending upon traffic, one should pick either of them.
does this affiliate link created using viglinks, skimlinks is do-follow link or no-follow? I remember having a do follow affiliate link will results in google penalty as per panda update