The Step-by-Step Guide to Earning Money by Posting Links in 2017

July 3, 2017 12 Comments

The Step-by-Step Guide to Earning Money by Posting Links


There is a lot of information in online space related to posting or sharing links on the internet, on Facebook, Instagram or Youtube and often times it’s described as an easy way to make a ton of money with a little effort.

I have to admit that this idea becomes more and more popular because everyone wants to earn enough money to support their family while spending most of their time with loved ones. And I have to admit that everyone wants an easy life and a lot of money.

If you do some search on Google you’ll find various sources of information describing this opportunity in different ways.

Some sites describe it honestly while other sites try to sell you their so called link posting courses and promise to make you a certified link posting agent for major search engines, such as Google or Yahoo.

I’m going to shed some light on this matter and also I will show you how to earn an income by posting links using legit methods. I will show you the wrong way that will bring you nowhere and I will show you the right way so you can see the difference between the two.


Note: Posting links is a fake idea and waste of time. Allow me to help you and show a program that explains how to post links the right way and earn an income using legit methods. I’m a member of this program too. You can try it for FREE. No credit card required.



The wrong way to post links

Like I said, there is the wrong way to post links and there is the right way to post links. First, let’s see what the wrong way means so you can avoid it. The wrong way has been promoted for many years now and unfortunately, many people still fall for this type of scam programs.

These programs promote a fake idea as if you could complete their link posting certification courses and become a certified agent for Google or Yahoo.

They explain this process as just copy and paste process that rewards you in a way you can’t even imagine.

Your job will be joining some programs that provide you with links and you will be pasting these links in other places, such as Youtube, Facebook, other websites and after completing your copy&paste; job you will earn between $15-$20 per link.

The more link you can paste the more money you can make. Imagine if you paste 50 links a day which will be equal to $750 a day in case of $15 payout and $1000 a day in case of $20 payout.



This means you can make between $22.500 – $30.000 per month. These companies explain the process of posting links in simple terms.

They explain that pasting one link takes normally 3–4 minutes which means you can earn $30.000 per month by spending less than 3 hours a day. Do you really believe this can happen?

If this type of job was real then this news would become known to millions of people via internet or TV and all these people including you and me would quit their jobs immediately.

Who doesn’t want to earn $30.000 per month by simply copying and pasting links? Everyone wants, but there is no way for this to happen in such an easy and effortless way.


Programs you should avoid

Here is a list of programs that explain link posting idea the wrong way:

  • Online Home Careers University
  • Replace Your Job
  • 37 Clicks
  • Home Job Source
  • Extreme Home Profits
  • Online Software Solutions
  • Cash from Home
  • Online Home Careers University
  • Work at Home University
  • Stay at Home Revenue
  • Internet Cash Income
  • Home Internet Cash
  • Web Fortune Master
  • Amanda Jones Online Income

This list is huge and you can find a complete list here. But even my list is not complete. Each time I come across such a program online I add it to my list.




Most of these programs explain the process the wrong way and they either belong to the same group of people or copy each other. Because they use the same methods to mislead people like you. They use:

  • Fake testimonials
  • Same website layout
  • Same income ($379 per day)
  • 3–4 minutes per link
  • $20 per link
  • 60 minutes a day
  • Link posting companies are desperate for people like you promise
  • You’re going to become a link posting agent for Google promise
  • 9 or 11 link posting positions left in your area

I can continue this list but the main point here is to understand that link posting idea is not going to work the way these companies try to describe the process.

If you plan to post links in places such as Youtube, Facebook, Twitter or other blogs most of your posted links will be deleted or your accounts will be most likely blocked. Plus, people don’t like spam and it will only hurt your reputation.


The right way to post links

You already know the truth about posting links online. You know companies and websites you should avoid and you know why you should stay away from them. I don’t mean they all are scams, but most of them ARE or at least mislead people.

Now it’s time to learn the right way to post links so you can earn some profit from it without violating any rules of business ethics in online space.

I want to show you the program I got my start a few years ago that taught me how to post links using legit methods. The type of activity that deals with posting links is called affiliate marketing. This program allows you to start with a free trial account.

You will watch video lessons and learn how to use a website builder in order to build a website with a few clicks of your mouse. You need a website because it will be your very own place where you can post links and earn some profit.

Once you have a website you can choose the topic you’re passionate about and do some initial research. This research will allow you to understand and decide what to write about so you can help your audience ( your site visitors) in the best way possible.

Next step of your job is to find websites/companies whose products you want to promote on your website.

For example, let’s say you want to promote products related to your niche. What steps to follow then?


Steps to follow to post links the right way

First, you need to join Amazon associate program, get approval from them and then start adding your affiliate links to your website. But you won’t be just adding links.

You will be writing about products you want to promote, adding some descriptions, creating tutorials, writing some tips and at the same time you will be adding your links so people can read about products and click on your links in case they decide to buy any of the products listed on your website.

Depending on your niche, Amazon can pay you between 1% –10% commissions. You can see the list of payouts in the screenshot below.



I hope you now understand the idea of posting links and how it can make you money. You can add hundreds of affiliate links to various Amazon products and earn a commission from every link that will be clicked by your visitor.

But your visitor must complete the action and buy something from Amazon and only in this case Amazon will pay you a commission. This is how posting links idea works the right way. The idea that’s being promoted by link posting sites mentioned above is competely fake. You simply can’t get paid for each posted link.

Only if your visitor decides to buy something by clicking on the link only in this case you will earn a commission. And the amount of money you earn is different. There is no such a thing as if you could earn $15 or $20 per link.

Unfortunately, link posting websites/companies mentioned above most of the time describe this process in a completely different , misleading way. Some websites describe it as just being paid for every link without doing anything.

This is completely wrong. Other websites describe it as affiliate marketing which is true.

But they explain it only after buying their program. In their presentation material on their website they describe it in a misleading way so people like you pay for their program. By misleading way I mean they describe it in a way as if you could be earning money every time someone clicks on your links.

Another truth of this matter is that these link posting sites promise you huge profits which is no true at all though it’s absolutely possible to earn a few thousand dollars per month from affiliate marketing (link posting).

They describe this process in simple terms as if you could be earning money immediately after adding links to your site. This is not true.

The truth is that it will take some time, probably months in order for your website get indexed and ranked in Google search results. Once your site has been indexed and ranked in Google’s top ten search results you will start getting traffic (visitors) to your website.

The more visitors you will get the more chances that some of your visitors will buy some of your products. Traffic is the main factor that can turn your website into a money making website over time.

I hope you now understand how the idea of posting links can make you money. It’s not about adding links alone. It’s not about clicking on the links. It’s about providing value and helping people through your website. This method ( affiliate marketing) is completely legit and effective.

I’m making money using this method since 2013 and I know may other website owners ( some of them are my friends) that are making a solid monthly income. Not everyone can make a full time income. It will take time before you can turn your website into a full time online business.

But in order to achieve this level of income you need to be patient and work hard. Success will definiteky come if you don’t quit too soon. Your success depends on your willingness to achieve success and on how badly you want it.

Finally, let me know your experience with both affiliate marketing or link posting sites. Have you ever come across any of them online? Have you been scammed or misled by any of them? Let me know. Leave your comment below so other people can learn from your mistakes.



About the Author:

My name is Adam. I'm the founder of Your Income Advisor. My goal is to help others succeed online, by exposing scams and reviewing top rated products. I can help you start your own business online

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  1. marquis says:

    very informative article i have learned a lot from this especially the part about affiliate marketing i recently became a member of WA and i am definitely learning a lot

    Quick question: if your particular niche doesn’t have anything good on amazon what do you do?

    any help will be greatly appreciated and thanks for the information.

    • Rufat says:

      It’s great that you are a member of such fantastic community and are learning an affiliate marketing. Regarding your niche, when you do the research you can check your product through Amazon bestsellers page. Alternatively, you can use JungleScout plugin to for deeper research. These two techniques can help you find the right product. Remember, you can find many other affiliate programs other than Amazon.

  2. jessica says:

    Thank you for this informative post about link posting.

    You provide great tips on how to make the best out of your website.

    I have just joined WA and find it very informative.
    I have started my website and Im having fun with it.
    I hope I will be able to make a full income in the near future so that i can get out of the corporate setting.

    Can someone achieve a full income in a year, is it a realistic goal?

    Thank you for the post and have a nice day.

    • Rufat says:

      I’m glad you like my post and now you know the difference between fake link posting and affiliate marketing. I’m even more glad that you’ve already joined WA and now on your way to success. Regarding achieving your goal, i.e. full time income in a year, it’s hard to give an exact answer. It really depends on many factors, such as your niche, your competition, number of posts on your websites. Some members at WA achieve this goal but for many others it takes at least 2,3 years to achieve full time income. So, be realistic and stay patient and it will happen.

  3. Gemel Archie says:

    Hi, Im Gemel Archie and I am most definitly a newbie to starting a business online or otherwise. however I have been struggling with affiliate marketing now for oh 60 days or so and let me tell you its been no pick nick. Ive done all the cloches Ive bought all the B.S Scams (probably all the ones on your list! lol) and I have yet to make my first Dollar on line despite my great efforts and tireless dedication to my new enterprise. I’m currently running two websites and and my own blog. Yet I just cant seem to crack the code the turns the traffic to conversions! From tire kickers to top tier clients! I have yet to buy any traffic or run any solo ads however I have still had 240 plus visitors to my new site in the last 3 days yet still have yet to see a commission. I know I’m doing something wrong I would be eternally grateful if you would highlight my shortcomings so as I could make the necessary adjustments to becoming profitable. Thanks for taking the time to read my gripe.

    • Rufat says:

      I perfectly understand your frustration Gemel. Affiliate marketing is not the easiest way to make money. It requires more than 2 months, way more. In regards to getting no conversions it’s very normal when I look at your site. Sorry for being so critical. But you have too many problems at your site. You are doing wrong things. I honestly recommend you to try this program. You will learn all necessary things that will help you start getting conversions and sales. I have no such problems. It will take some time but you really have to take the certification course in this program in order to understand how affiliate marketing works. Sorry again for being so critical but it’s for your own good.

  4. Sakurah says:

    Thanks for your content Rufat.

    It gives me a better understanding of how to avoid fake offers. Giving us the list of the websites is also helpful.

    Posting links of the websites truly are not just the key in making your figures moved.

    It is indeed true that patience is a must in building the online business. I just also had my website and still making more content to create some traffic.

    • Rufat says:

      So true Sakurah. Posting links alone won’t help you make any money. One should set his mind to towards building a serious business that will require time and patience like you said here. Once you start getting traffic it will be your AHA moment.

  5. Dave says:

    i have never a made a dime online and was actually thinking if starting with this linking idea. Now that I see it is not worth it, I think I’m just going to have build my own site and make money with it.

    But isn’t it too much techy work and skills needed? I have not done any technological career and I feel it is going to be very hard for me to get a good income. What do you say? Can you coach me privately? I’m willing to pay extra.

    • Rufat says:

      If you haven’t made a dime online that’s not a problem. I was there too some time ago. Now I’m making money consistently. It’s not hard at all and it doesn’t require any techy skills. You just need to customize your site once and that’s it. After that you need to continuously create content for your site and use social media such as Facebook, Youtube and success will come over time. If you know how to use link strategy the right way you will be well on your way to success.

  6. Albert says:

    Thank you for this informative post about link posting.

    You provide great tips on how to make the best out of your website.

    I have just joined WA and it is amazing. I agree that link posting is not about just posting links here and there.

    I have started my website and really I am really into it.
    I hope I will be able to make a full income in the near future.

    What is your opinion. Can someone achieve a full income in a year ?

    Thank you for the post.

    Keep up the good work and have a nice day

    • Rufat says:

      Hi Albert,

      Exactly. Posting links here and there will only ban you from sites and online space and you won’t make any significant amount of money. Regarding full time in a year, it’s hard to say. I don’t think you can achieve it in one year. It will take more time I think. But I know some people who were able to achieve success in one year. So, it’s possible.

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