For the past 24 hours, I've been playing around with a new way to make money – It's called Shorte.st and it's a link shortening service that pays. It's similar to adf.ly but I've found the payout to much higher in the short period of time I've been using it.
Here's a Guide to Using Shorte.st
How Much Money will I Make?
All depends on the number of visitors you can send. With these types of link shortening services, it works best if you have a lot of traffic. You'll need 1000+ people to visit your short link to see revenue over $1.
What Type of Content/Sites Should I Use it On?
This will work on general sites that have a big audience. Not niche sites. So think wallpaper, downloads, pretty lady type websites. If you have a twitter account with a massive following, then posting these short links there would also work well.
When Are you Paid?
On the 10th of each month if your account balance is larger than $5. Payouts happen automatically to your paypal or payoneer account.
How to Make Lots of Money with Shorte.st
Ok this is where it gets interesting. If you figure out a way to get lots of people to click on a link – and I'll let you figure that one out – then you can really take things to the next level. For example, if you are getting lots of people clicking through a link to see a picture of a pretty lady, you can host that image on your own website and surround it with your own ads. So not only will you get paid when people click the link to visit your site, you'll also earn when they land on your site.