Getting paid to post links on Google, Facebook, and many other popular social media platforms seem to be one of the most sought after jobs available online today.
Who wouldn’t want to get paid for doing something that usually only takes a couple hours a day, doesn’t require any previous experience, and is as simple as copying and pasting some text with a link attached to some of the most popular online forums today?
Sounds like the dream job doesn’t it?
Do jobs like this really exist and is it possible to earn a full time living from simply copying/pasting links?
In the following article, I’ll be answering this question and much more and showing you whether this type of work from home opportunity is worth your time or if this is another link posting scam that you should avoid.
Is It Possible To Get Paid For Posting Links Online?
The short answer is Yes!!
However, it’s not as easy as simply copying and pasting links and getting a paycheck in the mail.
Like everything in life, there is a right way and a wrong way to go about this in order for you to be successful.
There are also many things you need to be aware of so that you don’t fall victim to another work from home scam.
What’s the whole idea behind why these companies are in search of link posters and how does this benefit them?
In order to get good search engine rankings and have a good flow of traffic coming to a website, it’s imperative that you have a decent amount of links (better known as backlinks) coming to a website.
Not just any links will work though, these links need to come from a high quality source and they should also be in the same niche.
These high quality relevant links will help a website become more of an authority in it’s chosen niche, and also help it become more established.
This will naturally lead to more exposure and allow the company to spread it reaches and gain more customers.
While this may sound like a perfectly legit opportunity, I haven’t been able to find a legit company yet that will actually pay you for each link that you successfully post according to their instructions.
What Would A Link Posters Job Consist Of?
This is really hard to say as most companies out there that claim to pay you for this sort of work is really vague as in what exactly you’ll be expected to do as a link poster.
They seem to focus their attention more on how much money you can make in a short amount of time and this automatically throws up a red flag for me.
I was actually a victim to many of these link posting scams as I like to call them.
For the ones that I was a part of I was Instructed to spam my social media accounts advertising their program (Which contained my affiliate link)
I was also told to post links on Craigslist, articles directories, and other popular online forums.
This form of link posting might have worked back in 2012, but in the year 2017, it’s likely to get picked up by many of the spam filters that most social media and other online advertising platforms have in place.
If you are caught spamming these networks you can actually get your account banned and shut down for violating their policy.
What To Look Out For
Any company who claim that you can earn thousands of dollars per day by copying and pasting link is something that you should avoid.
Also if they are charging any kind of a fee for providing you with such a service you should stay away and run in the opposite direction.
This is likely a scam as no legitimate company would charge you to post links for them because they have no reason too.
Here a few of the companies that you should avoid when looking for this type of opportunity:
The 4 companies listed above are link posting scams that claim you can earn thousands of dollars for simply posting links to various online platforms.
Back in 2008, I fell for many programs similar to the ones I’ve listed for you guys above and I can usually spot one of these types of scams a mile away.
Companies That Will Pay You To Post Links
Believe it or not, there are legitimate companies out there that will pay you for posting links online and they won’t charge you any ridiculous fee to become a member or promise that you’ll make thousands of dollars overnight.
What are you talking about Scott?
Well, this is something called affiliate marketing and there is a whole lot more involved than posting links and getting a fat check deposited into your account.
- Building a website
- Choosing a topic of interest
- Learning how to write content
- Getting listed in Google and generating visitors
- Posting special links on your sites(Affiliate links)
- Getting paid for each person who clicks your link and makes a purchase
This business model has been around for 21 years now and this happens to be a billion dollar industry that is continuously growing every year.
Big name companies, like Amazon, Walmart, Gamestop, and Target are constantly looking for ways to attract new customers and increase their revenue.
They could always hire a marketing executive from some big firm to find them more customers, but this could get quite expensive really quickly and there are no guarantee results.
They figure why not cut company costs and open this up to the general public and give them a portion of the profits for each person you send to their website using their special links?
This is the only legitimate way that you truly can make money by posting links.
Any other company out there that tells you that they’ll pay you thousands of dollars in a few days to do so is a scam.
Where Can You Get Training For This Kind Of Link Posting?
Like I said earlier, there is a whole lot more involved in learning the proper way to post links than a simple copy and paste job.
Before you can master this and learn how everything works you’re going to need some training along with some guidance and help if you want to be successful here and learn how everything works.
When I started out here 4 years ago, I had no idea what I was doing and I needed all the help and support that I could possibly get.
It wasn’t until I come across a company called Wealthy Affiliate, that I was able to get my questions answered and learn how to build an affiliate marketing business and finally start living life on my terms.
Now I currently have a couple of websites that I have built that are based on my hobbies.
One is a website about gaming headsets and I also have another website based on 4K TVs.
Not to mention the website that you’re on right now makes me a pretty nice chunk of change as well.
I get paid from multiple companies for posting links on my website advertising their products.
I make a pretty hefty commission for each person that clicks on these links and makes a purchase based on my recommendation.
Personally, I think that’s pretty sweet and this excites me and makes me more motivated to make even more sales and work harder.
If this sounds like something that interests you and you would like to learn more about it then I would highly recommend that you check out Wealthy Affiliate and see if they can help you as much as they have me.
It’s free to get started and everything you need to get up and running is included in your starter kit.
If you’re looking for more advanced training, there is also a premium membership that goes more into detail about how all of this works.
I really hope this post has provided you with the info you were looking for regarding this type of money making opportunity.
Have you fallen victim to any link posting scams in your search for legit ways to make money online?
I would love to hear all about it in the comments below!!
Also, If you have any further questions about anything I covered in the post above please let me know about it in the comments below as well.
I would be more than happy to answer your questions and get you headed in the right direction!!