Every once in awhile, I like to take a break from my usual ramblings and review things that I find useful or offer an opportunity to make money (like I did with my review of Lending Club
I assume many people who read this site have sites of their own and probably also use Twitter. For those of you who do, or plan to, I think this is something you’ll find interesting. The site is called MyLikes. Basically, you get paid for simply tweeting about websites you like (or writing blog posts about them). The catch is, you can’t write about ANY website. There is a list of pre-picked sites for you to choose from, based on information you input. When you write about a site, you’re paid anytime someone clicks on the link to check out the website.
For example, my site is about business, income generation, etc. I would probably get to choose from similar sites (and you will soon see which ones I look at if you follow me on Twitter – or I may post them here as well).
Here are the basics you need to know, and further down I will show you step by step (with screen shots) of how to set this up:
- You can create and publish relevant “likes” to your website or Twitter
- The money you earn via MyLinks is paid out in PayPal (it’s very easy and free to set up a PayPal account if you don’t already have one)
- You only need to accrue $2.00 to trigger a payment, and payments are made weekly on Friday. This is an extremely low threshold and fast payout if you’re familiar with other affiliate-type deals.
- Alternatively, you may donate your earnings to your charity of choice – I think this is a really cool feature if you’re feeling charitable.
My Step-by-Step Guide to Starting
Here’s a step-by-step guide to getting started. It seems like a lot because I break it down into so many steps, but this entire set-up process should take no more than 5-10 minutes:
1) Visit MyLinks here.
2) Either click “Sign Up” in the top right corner, or if you have a Twitter account, click “Sign in with Twitter” (an extremely fast and simple way to set up your account).
3) Input the required information.
4) Once you’ve created your account, click on Settings. Be sure to fill in all information (especially your PayPal email address, so you can get paid!).
5) On the top navigation bar, select “Sponsors.”
6) Click “Become an Influencer.”
7) At this point, you will need to have a Twitter account so that you can sign in with Twitter. Note that even though you link this site with your Twitter account, you can still use it to post your “Likes” on your blog. MyLikes reaffirms: “Don’t worry we won’t post anything to Twitter without your explicit permission.”
8) Once you sign in with Twitter, you’re given a variety of input fields, mainly regarding the content of your website/blog/Twitter. The purpose of this is so that you’re provided with potential links that may interest your readers.
9) Once you fill this out, they will tell you what your initial earnings will be per click (it usually starts low, but can be readjusted higher as you use MyLikes).
10) Now, you’re ready to begin browsing potential websites! Click the “list of campaigns that you may create Sponsored Likes for” and you’ll see suggested sites that may fit the content you usually discuss on your Twitter or Blog.
Hopefully, you’ve made it this far. Now, it’s time for my commentary. First off, I think this is a great idea, but I also think that there’s a fine line between suggesting sponsored material and flat-out spamming your audience. I can see people running crazy with this – posting random sponsored links without adding any value to your audience.
I think it’s extremely important to only write reviews and display links for the sites that you actually like. This site is called MyLikes – this is the intention. It’s a way to share websites that you think others might enjoy, while earning a little bit of money each time someone clicks the link.
I’m new to this too, but if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me
or leave a comment. Chances are, you’ll be seeing me try this out on my Twitter and blog in the days to come, so feel free to click the links if they interest you. Also, create your own account
and give it a try with your Twitter and blog.
30-Day Challenge Update – Day 24 (2/18):
Day 24 Total $ 0.00
30-Day Challenge Expense Total: $389.34
“Allowed” Expenses Remaining: $110.66
Average Daily Expense to Date: $16.22 (Target Average: $16.67/day)