I just recently ran into a new website monetization scheme called Skimlinks. After doing some research on it and upon finding out that they’ve got an easy way to integrate their platform into my favorite forum software (vBulletin) I decided to give SkimLinks a try. They have two methods of earning money – SkimLinks and SkimWords. I decided to use both on all sites.
What is SkimLinks?
Skimlinks instantly converts any normal product or merchant link in your content into its equivalent affiliate link as a user clicks on it.
What is SkimWords?
Skimwords automatically turn product references in your content into links to where the user can buy the item (and make it an affiliate link on the way).
I am a little bit late to the game as Skimlinks has been around in some shape or form for quite some time now. On their website it says the company was founded by Alicia Navarro in 2006, but the full blown Skimlinks platform came into being in 2008. However, now that their platform is fully ‘tried and tested’ and has grown in popularity I feel a bit safer that I’m not wasting my time with it.
Now for the all important question, can you make money from Skimlinks. The answer for me has been yes. Bear in mind that I activated Skimlinks on most of my sites a few days ago. So far I’ve earned $21.78 in total and had 18 or so sales that generated affiliate commissions. So what I’m saying is that so far it works for me. I will continue to use it and test it for the long term and report back my findings.
If you have a website or multiple websites that receive a generous amount of traffic I think you should give Skimlinks a try. Combining Google AdSense with Skimlinks is the most potent setup you can have in my opinion.
I plan to write a full review of Skimlinks in a month or two after I have more experience with it and see how well it forms “for the long haul.”
That does it for this post.
Best of luck to you!