Cuelinks Review – Easy Affiliate Marketing for Indian Bloggers

Cuelinks Review
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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 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?

Cuelinks is a content monetization network that works like Viglink and Skimlinks. When you sign up for Cuelinks, It will give you a few lines of Javascript code that you need to place on your blog once, and it will automatically convert your links to Indian merchant sites into an affiliate link.

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:

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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:

  • Agoda
  • AirAsia
  • Airtel
  • Amazon India
  • BabyOye
  • Chumbak
  • Dominos
  • eBay India
  • FabIndia
  • Flipkart
  • Freecharge
  • Jabong
  • Shopclues
  • Snapdeal

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
Cuelinks Merchant Loopup
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  • On the next page, enter the product URL from the merchant site, and click on Link me to get unique Affiliate link
Cuelink Affiliate link
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  • 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.

Cuelinks Widget
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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.

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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:

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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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A Blogger, Author and a speaker! Harsh Agrawal is recognized as a leader in digital marketing and FinTech space. Fountainhead of ShoutMeLoud, and a Speaker at ASW, Hero Mindmine, Inorbit, IBM, India blockchain summit. Also, an award-winning blogger.

54 thoughts on “Cuelinks Review – Easy Affiliate Marketing for Indian Bloggers”

  1. Santosh Das

    CueLinks is New to me and thanks for bringing this to notice. The 75:25 Sharing Ratio also sounds great. Will try on one of my very popular tech blog which also happens to be No. # 1 in India in its Niche.

  2. parag singla

    Sir can you plz help me out in 1 query, When we tie for an affiliate marketing program we can’t show adds of google on our blog/website ?

  3. Sumesh

    Hi Harsh !!!
    Thanks for sharing this thing with us.
    I have a question there is Rs 500 as min thresh hold so i have earned Rs 800 in the last Month, So now i want to withdraw this amount but while filling the bank details there is one option “Legal Entity Name”. What is this can you tell me ???
    Thanks in Advance

  4. Abhishek

    can you guide me where exactly I have put that javascript code.

  5. SAI

    just signed up for the same . i have just started my blog and not have much traffic
    but sure will build in long run ..Now waiting for the cuelinks aproval porcess

  6. Anish Ponnala

    Hey Harsh,
    There needs to be correction in the revenue share.75% is for merchants who earn more than 50000/mo.
    70% for more than 5000/mo and 65% for less than 5000/mo.

    1. Harsh Agrawal

      Thanks for the updated information. 🙂

  7. Muhammad Imran


    Can outside of India blogger use Cuelinks?


    1. Digital Shangrila

      Muhammad, you can but it depends on the target audience of your site. It doesn’t make sense to have links to Flipkart if the visitors to your site are from US. So Cuelinks works best when you have a blog that targets visitors from India. 🙂

  8. Himanshu

    Can i use infolinks and cueWord at the same timid please help me

  9. Praveen

    hi harsh, i am planning to make a coupon site, my friend told about vCommission it also provide affiliate, so i am little confused which one is good for a coupon site vComission or Cuelinks?

  10. S K RAI

    My expirence is not good with cuelinks,many time sales are not track..

  11. Shael

    Hello friends,
    Need to know whether cuelinks going to deduct some amount during the final payment..can somebody brief me about the revenue sharing between publisher and cuelinks?? will be grateful

  12. abhishek

    the approval was very quick and links are build automatically just after adding the code . but harsh I added that code in the text widget and following the same since I started blogging , can you please tell me how to add the code before the ??

  13. sonu choudhary

    Nice Post, but i am all ready singup in flipkart affiliate program so cuelinks don’t change affiliate commission in case of first buyer is comes on my site and buy any product on flipkart via affiliate links.

  14. rajeev joshi

    I have been using cuelinks from last one year and making a hansome income from it with adsense, your review is to good for indian blogger who wants to make some extra money if they wants to monetize their text. Thanks for shring such informative post.

  15. Abhishek

    Glad finally no heavy threshold income required , what are the commission rates? Are they similar to what flipkart, amazon and rest other give in their affiliate program ?

  16. Vishwajeet Kumar

    Hi, Harsh, Thanks for this great review. I am curious to know that will cuelink be great monetization method for my tech blog? Kindly reply me.

  17. Shael

    Well thanks Harsh,
    Very informative and a briefly described post about affiliate marketing in india, but am confused about the revenue distribution between the publisher and cuelinks i.e, are they going to deduct 25% of the amount from the accumulated earnings?? please revert

  18. Maxi

    Best affiliate marketing tips for Indian bloggers. Really, these are amazing! I cannot stop myself from implementing. Kudos to you for sharing!

  19. HareKrishna

    Adsense and Affiliate Marketings are extreme ways to earn extra money. Cuelinks make the affiliate marketing way pretty well. The list of Cuelinks merchant is big, some of them are very popular. One important factor is that it is extremely beneficial to the Indian bloggers. The good feature of Cuelinks is Cuewords, which automatically converts text into links. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful idea!

  20. pavithra

    Hi Harsh, Please suggest which blogger template will suite for start online coupons & deals site. and an i start new website and get approved with cuelinks ?. or will i required traffic for my blogger website.

    1. pavithra

      after read your post, i got signed up with cue links and got approval. can i use these adds in my excel website?.

    2. Dinesh Verma

      Hi Pavithra,

      If you are thinking of starting an online coupon or deals website, then why go with blogger? Instead I will suggest you to go with WordPress. It is far more flexible and you will have more control over your website.

    3. Surendar

      Informative and thanks for sharing the in-depth review harsh.

      Harsh , Can we use CueLinks with Adsense

      1. Digital Shangrila

        The answer is already in his post. The answer is Yes.

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