Instead of just earning a few bucks per 1,000 views/clicks, which is tedious, you drop affiliate cookies on your short link visitors, when they sign up for a free Flipmsg account, they join your online affiliate business as new referrals/leads.
Don’t be the guy who drives 50,000-100,000 views/clicks just to earn $1,000 per month.
What is the best URL shortener to make money online?
Unlike other URL shorteners that allow you to earn money, Flipmsg URL shortener is not CPM based (you earn per 1,000 views), instead it is based on affiliate marketing, the Flipmsg URL Shortener drops affiliate cookies on your link visitors. When they sign up for a free Flipmsg account they join your online business. And you earn 50% recurring affiliate commissions.
Table of Contents:
- How Flipmsg URL Shortener works?
- Why is it better than any other URL shortener that let you earn?
- Earning per CPM vs building a long-term asset (Online Business)
- Can it work in any niche?
- What is the Online Affiliate Business?
- What are Referrals/Leads?
- First tier vs Second tier referrals
- Do I need to drive traffic ALL the time in order to grow my online business?
- How can I grow with the Audience Builder?
- How can I grow with Content Monetization?
How Flipmsg URL Shortener works?
The Flipmsg URL shortener is different from other URL shorteners that lets you earn money , shorteners like adf.ly or ShrinkMe.io.
All the URL shorteners that let you earn money do so by paying you per 1,000 views/clicks. But the amount you earn heavily depends on which country the traffic is coming from.
Usually the highest paying countries are the US, Greenland and Germany.
We drop affiliate cookies on all of your short link visitors. So if you drove 1,000 clicks through your link, it means that we have dropped 1,000 affiliate cookies on your visitors.
From the 1,000 affiliate cookies that were dropped there is a sign up conversion rate, let's assume you have 50% conversion rate to sign ups.
It means 50% (500 users) have opened a free Flipmsg account.
When they open a new flipmsg account for free they also automatically join your online affiliate business.
Why is it called an affiliate business?
That's because it is based on affiliate marketing, you drop affiliate cookies on users, and the way you earn is from affiliate commissions.
Why is it better than any other URL shortener that let you earn?
All the other URL shorteners that let you earn are CPM based, it means you earn per 1,000 views/clicks, it also means that in order to earn $1,000 per month you will need to drive about 50,000 - 100,000 clicks through your short links each and every month.
This is tedious, you don’t want to make money the hard way, work smart not hard, the smart way to earn money online is to build a long-term asset that will generate passive income for you month after month like clockwork.
The way you do this is by accumulating referrals/leads in your online business. The more referrals/leads you have the more revenue you will generate in the form of affiliate commissions.
Don’t harass your audience
In addition most URL shorteners that let you earn are harassing your visitors with an intermediate page that your users need to view for 10 seconds most of the time or with an annoying pop-up, this will damage the goodwill between you and your subscribers/audience, it will cause your email subscribers to unsubscribe. And in the long run it will damage your reputation, especially if you keep sending them using these links.
Flipmsg short links work on the background, the users aren’t noticing a thing, they visit flipmsg.com for a fraction of a second, at this point we drop affiliate cookies on them, this is happening behind the scenes and will have no negative effect on the user experience whatsoever.
In addition, if you add an intermediate page to a short link it will lead to many drop offs, many visitors will not reach the final destination page. And it will decrease the conversion rate for the users who finally did reach the final page.
Earning per CPM vs Building a long-term asset (Online Business)
Building an online business (long-term asset) is way better than just earning $10-$20 one time from 1,000 clicks, there is no comparison here.
Online business has an accumulative effect, you gain more and more referrals/leads, that can generate you passive income month after month, and you don’t even need many referrals.
In addition these referrals can generate you more and more referrals virally and exponentially by using a tool called the ‘Audience Builder’ which gives you all the referrals your existing referrals are generating for free (second tier referrals).
If you have enough referrals, even with a low monthly conversion rate to account upgrades, something like 1%-2%, it will still earn you substantial income each month.
Let's say you have 1,000 referrals/leads in your affiliate online business.
1,000 * 2% = 20 upgrades (sales)
20 upgrades * $39.99 per account upgrade will give you $800 in revenue.
You earn a 50% affiliate commission rate, which leaves you with $400 in net monthly income.
And this is only from account upgrades, we didn’t even take into consideration revenue from coins for content creators, or advertising credits.
You earn affiliate commissions from account upgrades, coins, and ad credits.
Can it work in any niche?
The beauty of the flipmsg online business is that it’s an affiliate program which is mainstream, you accumulate referrals/leads (users) in your online business by dropping affiliate cookies on the visitors of your short links, and you earn affiliate commissions from these referrals/leads.
It doesn't matter what are the interests of your users, and what niche they belong to, it doesn’t matter in what niche you have created your short links or what website/page you redirect them to.
Account upgrades, coins and ad credits, are all broad services that any user in any niche can use.
Which means it will work in any niche with any type of audience.
You can use your short links as a monetization tool for a youtube channel, a blog, an email list, or for monetizing your social media following.
You can also use it in combination with paid advertising. Or if you are driving traffic to an opt-in page in order to build an email list. It will work great in all of these scenarios.
What is the Online Affiliate Business?
Flipmsg online affiliate business is an online business that is based on affiliate marketing, unlike other businesses that require you to invest large amounts of capital upfront, like an E-Commerce business (a Shopify store or an Amazon FBA business), the affiliate business is free to start and to use without any initial investment, not in capital, and not in time and effort.
You can start for free and start earning 5% affiliate commissions, if you want more advanced tools like content monetization, and the Audience builder, and if you want to bump your commissions to 50% you may want to upgrade your account to Gold/Business.
The risk is minimal or no-existence, the gold account is only $39.99 every 60 days (every 2 months!) and it’s a non-recurring payment, so you don’t need to worry about recurring automatic payments.
You don’t need to sell anything to anyone, you just earn passively from affiliate commissions, from account upgrades, coins and ad credits, and in the future we will add more ways to earn (e.g: other forms of subscriptions).
We will also upgrade existing services and will make the upgrades much more lucrative for users, which in turn will bump the conversion rates.
The learning curve is also minimal unlike any other business, all you need to do is to create short links, that work exactly like a bit.ly link would.
The only difference is that the flipmsg short links function as affiliate links and drop affiliate cookies on visitors. And this way they help you to build an online business.
You can also use your short links as a monetization tool for your blog, youtube channel, email list, or social media.
In the near future we will also have a marketplace where you can sell your online business for a multiplier!.
If your online business generates $1,000 each month on average, you will be able to sell it for x36 multiplier, $36,000 on the marketplace, just like selling a regular website.
What are Referrals/Leads?
Referrals or leads are users who joined your online business by opening a free flipmsg account after they were cookied by your short links.
These users can upgrade their account, purchase coins for content creators, or purchase advertising credits.
Upgrading their account - they will want to upgrade their account in order to get access to advanced tools like ‘Group Posts’, ‘Advanced URL Shortener options’, ‘The Audience Builder’, ‘Content Monetization’ etc…
They will also want to upgrade their account to grow faster and easier without driving a lot of traffic, and in order to increase their affiliate commissions from 5% to 50%.
You can earn 50% affiliate commission on Account Upgrades.
Coins - they will want to purchase coins in order to support their favorite content creators or influencers, or in order to purchase featured posts in the content pages of their favorite influencer, or maybe they want to join a fan club.
You can earn 10% affiliate commission on Coins.
Ad Credits - the users will want to purchase advertising credits in order to send email notifications to their stream page followers, or in order to purchase ad spots on different places within flipmsg.com,
You can earn 30% affiliate commission on Advertising Credits.
First tier vs Second tier Referrals/Leads
There are 2 types of referrals, first tier referrals and second tier referrals, what is the difference?
First tier referrals
You get first tier referrals by dropping affiliate cookies using the Flipmsg URL Shortener, or with a stream page affiliate link.
This is the first way you get first tier referrals.
The second way is ‘Content Monetization’, which is available only for gold/business accounts.
With content monetization we drop affiliate cookies on all of your content visitors, visitors from search engines or social media.
You can upload as many articles as you wish to the flipmsg blog without upgrading your account, but we do not drop affiliate cookies on your content by default, only for users who upgrade their account to gold/business accounts.
Uploading content to the flipmsg blog is just one type of content, there many other forms of content like stream pages posts, all the posts from flipmsg streams are also considered as content, and we will drop affiliate cookies on them also.
Second tier referrals
The only way to get second tier referrals is with the Audience Builder that is only available for gold/business accounts.
The only way to earn from second tier referrals is also only by upgrading your account to gold/business account.
Second tier referrals are referrals/leads that you receive indirectly from your existing referrals (first tier referrals).
Your first tier referrals are creating short links and driving traffic through them, they also drop affiliate cookies on their visitors and get first tier referrals for their own affiliate business.
The first tier referrals they generate for themselves are turning into second tier referrals for your online business.
One of the main differences between first tier referrals and second tier referrals is that you need to upgrade your account to gold/business in order to receive affiliate commissions from second tier referrals, but you do not need to upgrade your account to receive affiliate commission from first tier referrals.
Another thing to notice is that you earn only half of the commission rate on second tier referrals, so instead of 50% commissions on account upgrades you will earn only 25% commissions.
Do I need to drive traffic ALL the time in order to grow my online business?
No, you need to drive traffic only in the beginning to get the first 100 referrals, but after that you can just upgrade your account and let your referrals do the job for you , they will drive the traffic for you, they will generate referrals for you (second tier referrals). And you will receive all of their referrals automatically thanks to the ‘Audience Builder’.
But you must upgrade your account to a gold/business account, which is not a problem because a gold account is only $39.99 every 60 days (2 months).
In addition you can create content by uploading content to the flipmsg blog, or start a stream page and create posts, article posts or discussion posts.
Again you will need to turn on ‘Content Monetization’ in order to monetize your content with affiliate cookies, so visitors that come to your content from search engines or social media will be cookied.
Turning on content monetization requires upgrading your account to gold/business.
How can I grow with the Audience Builder?
The Audience builder is available only for gold/business accounts, it will allow you to gain more and more referrals without generating more traffic with your affiliate links (short links).
The referrals it gives you are the referrals your existing first-tier referrals are generating.
So you gain second-tier referrals.
In order for this to work you need:
- Gain enough first-tier referrals by creating short links with the Flipmsg URL Shortener , getting a 100 initial referrals maybe be enough.
- Upgrade your account to gold/business.
You start with 0 referrals in your online business, you create a short link like you would with bit.ly, and drive traffic through this link.
Let's say you drove 200 visitors through your short link (this will work in any niche).
You have dropped 200 affiliate cookies.
These cookies are long-lasting, they expire only after 365 days (1 year).
50% of them have sign up for flipmsg free account.
When they sign up for flipmsg free account they automatically join your online business as referrals/leads (first-tier referrals).
Now you have 100 referrals (first tier referrals).
These referrals do exactly what you just did, create short links, drive some traffic and build their online business, you receive all of their referrals (second tier referrals).
Lets say your 100 referrals (users) , and each drive 100 clicks on average with their short links.
These are 10,000 clicks.
They get 50% sign up conversion rate.
In total they have generated 5,000 leads, you receive all these leads as second tier referrals.
This is the power of the Audience Builder!
How can I grow with Content Monetization?
Content monetization allows you to monetize any content you have created on flipmsg with affiliate cookies, so every visitor that lands on your content will be cookied, when they signs up for a free flipmsg account they will join your online business as a first-tier referrals/leads.
This is powerful, because you can grow your business just by creating content, without generating any traffic through your short links.
If you combine this with the Audience Builder, you have a winning combination that will allow you to grow virally and exponentially, without generating any traffic whatsoever.
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