Review: MyLikes – An Easy Way to Make Money Using Twitter

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.

My Commentary

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.
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20 Responses to “Review: MyLikes – An Easy Way to Make Money Using Twitter”

  1. hi,

    ive had a mylike account for a while , and i still dont quite understand how to use it for my twitter and blog
    i paid the 2.00 fee on the mylikes thing but now it says i have to pay 200.00
    i need help with this please :)

    thank you

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    Eric Reply:

    Hi Kyra – It sounds like you may have signed up to be an advertiser instead of a tweeter who posts “sponsored likes.” You shouldn’t have to pay anything – in fact, you should only be making money. I’m not sure why you would have needed to pay $2, or why it’s telling you to pay $200. I would contact them at help@mylikes.com for support on this issue.

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

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  2. Thanks for making this post. Could prove to be useful very soon!

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    Eric Reply:

    Thanks for your feedback, Ashley!

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  3. I’ve been into blogging for quite some time and this is definitely a great post. I signed up for your newsletter, so please keep up the informative posts!

    Good luck on your blog, and feel free to comment and subscribe to my blog as well! :)

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  4. Great stuff as usual…

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  5. Sadly MyLikes seems only useful if you are an american. All the clicks only pay out for US clicks that I can find.

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    Eric G. Reply:

    Ahh, sorry to hear that! Thanks for letting me know.

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  6. The “MyLikes” idea seem OK but there is something that I don’t like is that when someone clicks the short link they are redirected to a landing page with another link. If the user does not click that link you do not get paid. I wonder how many people clicks the second link knowing that it is a plain and simple advertising.
    I don’t like the idea of this intermediate landing page. It seems to me that you are basically posting links to “MyLikes” web site without being paid a penny.
    I’m kind of skeptic about this paid per click scheme.

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    Eric G. Reply:

    I agree with your complaint, Sean. Back when I reviewed MyLikes, the links would take you directly to whatever you were “liking” instead of the landing page. I’m really not sure why they implemented the landing page, but I’m not a fan of it either. Knowing that now, I would much prefer to use SponsoredTweets if I were trying to make money with Twitter. Thanks for the comment!

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  7. how much money have u made so far on mylikes and i been on here for a while im starting to notice they have links going to the landing page now, i barely use those ads though but for those ads that take u to the landing page,i was wondering will i get paid for ppl clicking the link that takes them to the landing page or is it the page after the landing page that counts as the click?

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    Eric G. Reply:

    Ever since they started using the landing page, I stopped using them. I’m not sure which one counts as the click (I’m guessing it’s the second one). I would recommend trying out SponsoredTweets if you haven’t already. I think they have a nicer system in place.

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    Skratch Reply:

    when i use sponsored tweets i do campaigns on there but correct me if im wrong i do cpc and i’ll get like 5 clicks for something worth 21 cent and they only pay me just 21 cent, im not getting paid per click im getting paid just for having a click on what i advertise

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  8. How can I change my selected campaigns?

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  9. I was going to sign up until I read the comments about the landing page, thanks for pointing that out. I will now take a look at that SponsoredTweets you mentioned.
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  10. Hey!
    i recently signed up for myLikes, however I don’t think my clicks are being counted – any suggestions on what to do about this? Or how to contact MyLikes, as their contact email doesn’t seem to work.

    Thanks

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  11. Hey, I am having a hard time making money with this site. I need a lot of followers on my twitter account. I dont know how to get people to click on my links. I have been only using this for a couple days but i am desperate to be successful with this sooner or later.

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  12. Can someone in the UK still receive payment through to their paypal?

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    Eric G. Reply:

    I’m not sure – you’ll have to ask them!

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  13. Hey,

    I’am already using MyLikes and making a bit money with it….just checking your blog and found this post… :)

    Seriously, first comment on this post is more interesting than this post (Guy who signed up as an advertiser).

    Nice post….awesome comments :)
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