A lot of sites are popping up all over the web that pay you to share links with your friends and followers. A few of these I have reviewed here, but there are some new ones that I don't believe I've ever mentioned.
Link sharing won't make you rich, but it's a way to build up some small change that will accumulate over time. Please note that I do not have experience with the first three sites listed. However, I dug around online and cannot find evidence that they may be scams. If you find out differently, don't hesitate to contact me and let me know so I can get it removed.
It goes without saying, but please do your own research prior to signing up with anything listed. While we do our best to weed out scams, we can't make guarantees as we are human and humans do mistakes.
How To Get Paid To Share Links
1 – WordLinx
This seems to be the most popular “paid to share links” site around right now. While it is legitimate, it won't earn you very much money at all.
If you're using WordLinx to share links, you'll get a shortened URL of the link you are supposed to share. Whoever clicks on the share link has to stay on the page for several seconds before exiting in order for you to receive a payment.
As far as the payment is concerned, you'll get a percentage of whatever WordLinx makes per click.
To receive a payout from WordLinx, you must have earned at least $10. This will be paid to you via Paypal once you get to the $10 threshold.
2 – Shorte.st
This is a site that will shorten URLs and then pay you for the clicks. While most people who use this to earn money do so by directing people to their own websites, you do not actually have to have a website to earn from this site.
According to some reviews I've found online, you can earn as much as $10 per 1000 hits on your link. So again, this won't make you rich and should just be considered extra cash here and there.
The people who click your links will see advertisements, and this is how Shorte.st can afford to pay you.
3 – Spaste
This site seems to have been around for a couple of years now. Basically, you paste a link you want to share into their site, and they will give you a shortened URL that you can earn money from when it is clicked.
Spaste claims you can get paid daily provided you have at least $5 in your account. But from what I'm reading around the web, it can take a while to earn enough to reach the $5 cash out threshold since it just doesn't pay very much.
4 – Sharing Your Referral Links (My Top Recommendation)
To be completely honest with you, the best way to get paid for sharing links is to share your referral links to sites you already use and trust around the web.
We have a post of the very best referral programs for extra cash sites. You should check that out, and, if you're a member of any of the sites listed, share those links. You will earn money by sending people to sign up under you on sites you already use and trust.
For example, Swagbucks and Qmee each have fantastic referral programs you can begin using and unique links they send you as soon as you sign up. If you already use these sites, have profited from them, and like them, you can share your referral links with confidence. You may not feel you can do that with the sites listed above since you have no real control over whatever ads they decide to show.
So that wraps up our list of ways to get paid to share links online! I hope this gives you some ideas. And please remember, I do not have experience with sites 1-3 above, so please proceed with caution if you decide to use them.
Originally published on March 31, 2012. Updated and republished on January 28, 2020.