In this article I will go through all the steps from first seeing the site to earning your first dollar. I will break each step into categories with a corresponding title.1. Signing up
Easy to do on this site unlike some which make you enter in home addresses or postcodes. (If you already know how to sign-up to a site please skip to step 2) First you will need to go to AdF.ly(I suggest you do this once completing all of the article.
Once you come to the sites homepage you will see a yellow button reading 'Join up' apon clicking this a bow with appear and you will need to fill in your relevant information such as your e-mail address and your desired Username and password. Once you have filled all this in including the CAPTCHA you should go to the e-mail inbox of the e-mail you entered during the registration. In here you should have a code to activate your account and a link where you can enter the code.
Click on the link to open up the web page and then go back to the e-mail and copy and paste the code onto the text field on the web page. Once this is complete your sign-up is finished.2. Shortening links
You will now need links to send to people so you will now need to go to you AdF.ly publisher homepage (This should be your default homepage) and then enter the URL you want to shorten , and make money on, into the text field at the top of the page. Once you have entered, or copied and pasted, the URL into the text field you now can click 'More Options' where it gives you the choice on how much you can earn of each click on the link, an interstitial advert being the way to earn the most and a framed banner the way to earn the least. You also have the option to have No Advert on the shortened link-but this means you earn nothing from the clicks on it as well. You also have 2 similar options, Domain and Custom Name. Domain chooses the prefix of the shortened link eg, adf.ly/11234 or j.gs/1234. But Custom Name changed the prefix of the link eg. adf.ly/1234 or adf.ly/Cameron123iscool.3. Where to place links.
Here is an extract from one of the posts in the forum at AdF.ly. Username: bjskid Link: http://forum.adf.ly/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=11426
REAL MONEY? ONLY WITH HARD WORK
First of all, If you want fast money, start to search for a real job. Unless you have a powerful US/UK/CAN/AUS traffic website, you'll not feed your childrens at home with Adf.ly money, lol. Sad, but true. In fact, you can make real money with Adf.ly, but it takes time and a lot of hard work.
CHOOSE YOUR PLACE
For second, you'll need to choose a niche. Don't try to promote links about everything in everywhere, choose wisely a subject to talk of and where to talk. For example, if you have more knownledges about sports, why not to share pictures news, videos or pictures of recent games, events, and related stuff? Try this.
Ah, when post in someone's board/forum, please, make sure to read all rules to not be banned! Ok?
If you start to create a lot of links about different subjects, you'll waste you time and never make good clicks.
START YOUR OWN BUSSINESS
Third tip, start your own place to share. Today we have really good platarforms to create your own website, such as Blogspot or Wordpress.com, they are free and really easy to use. But the real deal here is to buy a self domain and to host your own website. Make sure to have a well organizated website, with semantic code. If you have a well build website, Google will read your pages better than others, so your pages will appear in the first page of Google searchs.
You can find good hosts + domains services for more or less US$15,00/m. Let's say that you divide this value with three friends, it's just US$5,00 per month! Cheap cheap.
Unfortunatelly, because of spammers, a lot of forums and boards block Adf.ly and others similar services, so sooner or later you will need to start something where you can create your own rules.
PAY ATTENTION ON YOUR AUDIENCE
As most of you know, the highest pay rates of Adf.ly is for United States of America, United Kingdom, Canada and Australia. You can see the full list here:http://adf.ly/rates.php. So, it's not vital, but very important to have clicks from these countries. You will need to find public from there, start to learn what they like, what they're searching for, and try to make them click on your links. . "4. Referrals
This is a good way to earn from any site that offers the service as there are alot of people like you and me out there who want to earn money online. All you have to do is show people where to do it.
Showing people your referral link, such as
http://adf.ly/?id=1694644, will get you 20% of their earnings for life if they sign-up! This is a very successful way of earning on AdF.ly as the amount you can earn is endless.
I hope you have enjoyed reading my How-To earn money on AdF.ly. If you want to sign up use the link below(My personal Referral link):