How is this Cuelinks Review related to starting your affiliate marketing career?
If you have ever come across the term affiliate marketing, you would have known that it is one of the most popular ways of earning money online. But, how to start with affiliate marketing?
You need to have a blog/website to start affiliate marketing. Creating a website is not a tedious process. But, all you need to do is spend some time to create quality content. Once you have a blog, you need to join an Affiliate Marketplace. There are so many available.
One such affiliate marketplace which I am gonna talk today is Cuelinks.
Update: This review on Cuelinks was originally published on October 13, 2017, and was last updated on 29th July 2018 with my latest payment proofs. Cuelinks has brought new features recently. This Cuelinks review is updated considering those changes.
So, we will start with
What is Cuelinks?
Cuelinks is just not limited to an affiliate marketplace. It is a content monetization tool, that can automatically link highly convert keywords to affiliate links.
Cuelinks was started by Mehul Jobanputra and Jimish Jobanputra, while Mark Friedgan being the investor. The founders are already Indian publishers. So, they do know the small problems faced by Indian affiliate marketers. Hence, they try to provide solutions for these.
How to Register with Cuelinks?
Visit Cuelinks. ( I hope you will use this referral link so that I will earn some commissions for the next 3 months, all because of you)
Click on the Sign up tab and fill the registration form.
Click “Sign up” button.
You will soon receive a mail from Cuelinks team, whether you have been approved as a publisher or not.
What are the features of Cuelinks?
Cuelinks has an attractive dashboard will all details like clicks, EPC, Commission Rate, etc from all merchants. So, you no more need to maintain Excel sheets (Probably, the old affiliate marketers know the importance of maintaining Excel sheets)
You can connect your website with Cuelinks with a 2-minute matter of work. You can either install Cuelinks WordPress Plugin or place their code manually in your header. Rest, everything Cuelinks will take care of.
1000+ Campaigns and Counting:
Cuelinks has already joined hands with 1000+ Affiliate Programs and they are still connecting with much more good affiliate programs online.
If you have been signing up for each Affiliate Program individually, probably you would know the pain of managing them. Just by signing up under Cuelinks, you are signing with 1000+ affiliate programs and you maintain all these in your Cuelinks Dashboard.
Single Point of Payout:
Cuelinks maintain a NET60 payout. So, you can expect all pending commissions to be approved within 60 days from transaction date.
Since you combine all affiliate program earnings under Cuelinks, you will reach the payout ( Minimum Payout is ₹500) faster. After you raise an invoice, you will be paid on the next payment days. The amount will be transferred directly to your bank account.
Lifetime Link Management:
There are certain affiliate programs who pause or suspend their campaigns in the middle. It will be a tedious task if you want to manually change these links.
Cuelinks comes up with lifetime link management. So, whenever a campaign gets paused or suspended the page will be redirected to a suitable link.
If you have a smartphone app, you can integrate Cuelinks with your app. You can change your website redirection script to redirection links via Cuelinks server and they will care of your monetization completely.
In Cuelinks dashboard, under Resource Center -> Offers, you can get access to all the available offers for the merchants you are promoting.
So, if you have a coupons and deals site, then you can export these offers into CSV format, and upload these offers into your website. And, from these offers in your coupons and deals site, you can drive more affiliate sales.
Cuelinks Support System:
When you signup at Cuelinks, you will be allotted a separate account manager. You can check their contact details in your dashboard. Whenever you have any trouble, you can contact them by email or by phone.
Cuelinks Referral Program:
So far, I mentioned Cuelinks is an affiliate marketplace, where you can earn money by driving affiliate conversions. Apart from this, there is one more way to make money at Cuelinks. It is the Cuelinks Referral Program.
When you refer publishers like you to Cuelinks, using your unique Cuelinks Referral link, then you can make 25% commission of what your referrals earn for the next 3 months.
How to refer Publishers to Cuelinks?
You can refer publishers to Cuelinks by
- Writing a review about Cuelinks with your referral link
- Sharing your referral link on social media
- Placing Cuelinks Banners in the sidebar of your website
- Emailing Cuelinks referral link to your subscribers.
These are few ways to get some referrals for Cuelinks. If you are creative, you will be trying out more ways to get referrals for Cuelinks.
Note: Do not spam with your Cuelinks Referral link. This is considered a bad practice in affiliate marketing, and the most important thing is that these things won’t make you any money,
Cuelinks Payment Proof:
This is the most important. Because internet scams are increasing day by day. So, has anyone made a payout at Cuelinks?
I did make a Payout at Cuelinks. I got the amount transferred to my bank account. Here is the invoice from Cuelinks, which I raised on 10th September 2017, for an amount of ₹1593.49.
Also, I received my second payment from Cuelinks. I raised an invoice on 1st May 2018 for an amount of ₹1207.3.
So, all together I earned ₹2800.79 (Approx $40.81) from Cuelinks so far.
My Cuelinks Review and Ratings:
So, if you are planning to start affiliate marketing, then Cuelinks is definitely a good place, to begin with. All you need to do is to register at Cuelinks and integrate them with your website.
Have you joined Cuelinks? How much did you earn using them? If you have written your own Cuelinks Review, could you share it with me in the comments section?
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