I read a article the other day on WebProWorld about Pinterest and how they Monetize their site using SkimLinks, So I figured I would go over and check it out. What I found was a tool that can be very useful for generating revenue on sites without be intrusive to your users and comply with the FTC Affiliate Disclosure<---PDF. SkimLinks gives you a badge so you can dispaly the disclosure in a nice badge located below
SkimLink offers a few Tools and If you have a site with existing products like a shopping site then their Search Widget tools will come in handy which Searches Ebay and Amazon and uses your affiliate link in all products. Give it a try in the widgets below.
Use the Skimlinks URL shortener to make money from links referenced outside your website, e.g. use it to make money from product recommendations in Twitter, Facebook, your email newsletters, RSS feed, even in print. If someone clicks on your shortened URL and makes a purchase, it generates a commission for you in the same way as Skimlinks does on your website.
Want to send all your pre-existing Amazon affiliate links through Skimlinks to take advantage of our aggregated reporting and payments? Now you can!
Just enable this functionality for each domain you would like and Skimlinks will replace all the previously affiliated Amazon links in your content with your Skimlinks Amazon ID, saving you the time and effort of changing all those links yourself.
Link API, Affiliate Link Generator, Build Affiliate Links Manually
SkimLinks Labs-SkimRSS and SkimLinks Wordpress Plugin
SkimRSS is ideal for sites that publish their feed through feed managers like FeedBurner. All you have to do is change your feed address to go through our re-write server and your links will be automatically re-written. Best of all SkimRSS only re-writes your affiliatizable links. It will also use your custom subdomain if you have one.
SkimLink Referral Program
SkimLinks allows you to get paid up to 12% commission (of Skimlinks earnings) for every site you refer to them for a whole year, from the day they log in. They offer you a few ways to refer people.
On Non-Skimlinks enabled sites (such as Twitter, Facebook or newsletters)
In closing, when you are accepted after you sign up you are automatically approved for all their affiliates in their network and you can earn up to 12% on all sales. Im giving it a go on this site and will keep you informed how it's going.
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By "Shawn Lippert"