Skimlinks is one of the useful blog monetization network and a perfect alternative to Viglink. Earlier I have shared a detailed review of Viglink, and a case study to show how you can make money with non monetized outbound links. So far, I haven’t reviewed Skimlinks, but it’s equally good network as Viglink. Depending upon your blog niche, you should do a split test by trying both the network and find out which one works best with your niche.
One of the major reason I suggest you to start using Skimlinks or Viglink on your blog is to get access to not allowed affiliate program. For example, it’s not possible for everyone to get access to App store affiliate program, but using a network like Skimlinks, you can earn money from all the app store sale. Skimlinks is affiliate with major affiliate networks like Commission Junction, Rakuten LinkShare, Google Affiliate Network, Pepperjam, Shareasale, Affiliate Window, TradeDoubler etc.. and many individual affiliate network like Hostgator. Infact, for those who have issues with Hostgator default affiliate program tracking, and don’t have a powerful commission junction account, you can use Skimlinks to earn $133/sale on Hostgator.
SkimLinks Editor Chrome Addon:
Skimlinks launched a chrome addon to help Skimlinks publishers to find merchants and preferred partner status. You can also check the commission amount decided by Merchant for the publishers. For example, below is a screenshot of Hostgator Affiliate program payout via Skimlinks:
If you are wondering it’s 133% and not $133, I confirmed the same by visiting the merchant listing page on Skimlinks dashboard. Check out the below screenshot:
This chrome addon is handy for any existing skimlinks publisher or for an affiliate marketer. Along with the above feature, Skimlinks editor have price comparison feature. When ever you are browsing a product on any known E-commerce site, you can click on Skimlinks editor icon at the top to check the prices on other sites. This feature is going to be handy for users like me and you who prefer shopping online.
This is a free addon and you can download it from chrome store over here. You don’t need to be a skimlinks publisher to use this addon, but if you are planning to monetize your blog outbound link, you should get a free account at skimlinks.
If you are an existing publisher of SkimLinks, do let me know your review and feedback of this monetization platform.