If there is one thing that I love doing whenever I have some free time, then it’s side hustling. Even though I have a full-time online income stream, there’s something about side hustles, that always attract me.
Maybe it’s about combining your creativity with the incredible internet to make money.
Side Hustle — for the culture! 😉
And today, I am sharing with you an awesome side hustle that you can do right now in five minutes after reading this post.
What I like about this method –
- Beginner Friendly
- Free to start
- Takes 5 minutes to get started
- Set-once-and-Forget Model.
But bear in mind, you have to put in the initial effort and I am sure you can leverage this idea to make good money.
In fact, I’ve made $7.92 using this exact strategy without investing any money and I know $7.92 is nothing but what I am sharing with you is the strategy and you can use it to make $7 or $20, or $100.
It’s up to you, my dear friends.
To get the environment ready for the method, I will share with you the screenshot of my AdFly earnings.
(Everyone loves proof, don’t we? 😉)
So, here you go:
What is this method about?
As you might already know, AdFly is a link shortening network that pays you to shorten links and share on social media or anywhere else on the internet. But you don’t get paid just to share links. When someone clicks on your AdFly link, they will see a quick 5-second ad before getting redirected to the destination URL.
So, you have to find links that are interesting and share them with the audience that really wants to click on them.
YouTube Download Method
YouTube is the 2nd largest search engine in the world after Google. People search for all kinds of things on YouTube and I’ve found a goldmine.
And the goldmine is software. The demand for software is very high and people look for ‘how to download XYZ software and so on.’
And this is the part where we need to be creative by providing what they want and in return, we get clicks to our AdFly link and ultimately make money. Tons of it.
Here is the step by step process:
- Suppose, someone is searching for ‘How to download free ABC123 Software?’. What we are going to do is google ‘ABC123 download’, and then we will copy the link and then make it short using AdFly.
- In the second step, we need to make a video showing how to download the software. Now, don’t make your mind to quit it, I know many people don’t like making videos. But let me assure you it’s hella easy (plus I already told you that there are some initial efforts involved..Right?).
Now, you can just record your screen showing how to download the software, or what you can do is take screenshots and create a slideshow and put some text on it and make sure to tell them to visit the link in the video description to download the software and include the AdFly link in the description.
- It’s not done yet! Now all you have to do is find more software that is in demand and create more videos about it and upload. Scaling is the key here.
What I suggest you is to upload at least 10 videos a week and you will start seeing some clicks and earnings on your AdFly account. I made $7 within the first few days.
You can’t just upload 1 video and expect it to make you $100 overnight so make some initial effort and then once you have enough uploads with growing views, you can sit back relax and count your money.
Pro Tip: Don’t limit yourself to this software niche, there are tons of niches like free eBooks and free courses. And I also recommend you not to share links to pirated software or products which might get your YouTube videos removed. There are tons of free software which you can make people download as an alternative to what they are looking for. You get the point…right?
So, that’s it for today. I will be experimenting with different ways to make money online and share with you guys here. If you love this quick AdFly guide or have any questions, feel free to comment below.