VigLink: How I Make Hundreds Every Day With Social Media

Learn how you can make money with the largest network of its kind, VigLink monetizes your social networks and blogs.
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About This Course

Published 12/2014 English

Course Description

Learn Everything You Need to Know About VigLink And How To Make Money From Your Social Networks!

  • VigLink: Introduction To The Platform
  • How You Can Monetize Your Social Networks
  • Account Creation: Setup Your First Campaign
  • Link Creation: Find Your Merchants And Create Links
  • Make Money From Talking About The Products You Love
  • Turn Links Into Steady Streams of Income

Join Over 1,300 Students, and Learn a Variety of Ways You Can Monetize Your Social Networks.

If you want to make money online, or if you're planning on starting your own Online Teaching career, then here's a perfect course for you to learn about VigLink, and how you can use VigLink to make extra money on the side simply by talking about the products you use and love using, anything from Camping Gear to Clothes.

This course is regularly updated and along with video tutorials it also contains exercises, manuals and resources to help you succeed. Anyone looking to get into affiliate marketing should sign up today—no prior experience necessary.

Contents and Overview

The largest network of its kind, VigLink monetizes content that drives commerce for over 300,000 sites and works with more than 35,000 merchants to drive sales. Each month, VigLink processes more than 10 billion pageviews and over five hundred million clicks. Founded in 2009 and based in San Francisco, VigLink is backed by top investors including Google Ventures, First Round Capital, Emergence Capital, and RRE.

You will learn about VigLink:

  • Who is VigLink for?
  • The Features
  • Analytics & Insights
  • How you will make money
  • How VigLink makes money
  • How you will get paid
  • How traffic is generated
  • Referral program
  • How to create an account
  • How to install VigLink
  • How to use the Merchant Explorer
    • Find the best Commission Rates
  • How to generate your own VigLink
  • How (and where) to post your VigLink
  • How to measure your success

What are the requirements?

  • Free VigLink Account, sign up process will be covered in the course
  • Internet Connection
  • Practice all tips given throughout this course to make the most money

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Make money on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Tumblr, Blogs, Emails
  • Create affiliated links
  • Discover the largest network of Merchants, Brands & Products
  • Create, Share, and Track Performance of your Monetized Links

What is the target audience?

  • This course is perfect for you if you want to start your own Online Teaching Career, or simply want to make money from your Social Networks

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Welcome
00:57

How you can monetize your social networks

Make money from talking about products

Turn links into steady streams of income

Table Of Contents
Article
Section 2: What is VigLink?
What is VigLink?
Preview
01:28
04:06

Who is it for?

Features

Insights & Analytics

How you will make money

How VigLink makes money

How you get paid

How traffic is generated (traffic flow)

What are Bids?

Referral Program

How to create an account

How to setup a campaign, and what it is

How to install viglink on a tumblr

How to use the Merchant Explorer to find the best Commission Rates

How to generate your own VigLink

How to post your first VigLink

How to measure your success

Section 3: All About VigLink
02:53

Blogs, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, YouTube, Any Social Network, Email

05:09

VigLink Convert

VigLink can convert your existing links into links that earn revenue. Clicks that turn into purchases from anyone in our ever-expanding universe of over 40,000 retailers, turn into commissions for you.

VigLink Insert

VigLink Insert can more than double your VigLink earnings. Our state-of-the-art semantic technology automatically links merchants, brands, and products to the most relevant and valuable destination.

VigLink Spotlight

Make your content more shoppable while boosting revenue. Adding Spotlight to your site enhances your content by showcasing the products discussed on each page, making it easier for readers to buy (and you to earn revenue).

VigLink Anywhere

Links posted to Twitter, Facebook or even emails can take the earning power of VigLink along for the ride. Just build the URL with VigLink, shorten if you like, and share anywhere. Get paid when clicks turn into purchases.

VigLink Bookmarklet

The bookmarklet lets publishers build links more quickly and efficiently, particularly when they’re intended for use in social media.

Using the bookmarklet, you can create an Anywhere link in one click, without needing to leave the merchant’s product page. With a second click, the URL can be converted into a Bitly link. With a third click, you can share the link directly on Facebook or Twitter, or copy it to the clipboard for use elsewhere. Sharing affiliated links on social media has never been easier!

Analytics & Insights

With detailed analytics, you can understand which pages and posts drive the most revenue. Identify the products your readers care about and incorporate them into future blog posts.

02:45

Get inside the most valuable real estate on the page: the content

Pay for performance, only what you're willing to pay.

Tap into the influence of social, expert authors,and enthusiast communities.

Enjoy industry leading conversion rates and average order values.

02:34
NATIVE LINKS
Change ordinary links from competitors to you. Insert new links directly into content mentioning your brands and products.
IN-CONTENT OFFERS
Automatic insertion of contextually-relevant product offers
REPORTING
Understand performance and make intelligent bids
NETWORK QUALITY
Stringent network quality procedures combined with total control over approved publishers

VigLink Exchange

VLX is the first advertising exchange of its kind; one that matches relevant content to the highest bidding advertiser. For example, if you find a mention of a product in a blog post, we can link that to the highest bidding merchant selling that product.

01:51

Merchants receive traffic from the VigLink Publisher Network in two ways:

  1. Through original authored content.
    More publishers will write about you and your products if they’ve heard about you, recommend your products, and if the traffic they drive results in competitive earnings.
  2. Through VigLink-added links.
    VigLink can add your links into the content when we find relevant mentions of products on your site. This requires we have your product feed and that your bids are competitive.

In both cases, the more you pay out, the more likely you are to receive traffic.

Section 4: Payouts, Commissions, and Fees
01:28

You earn a commission from purchases and clicks on links that originate from your site to merchants in our network. VigLink takes a fee of 25% from that commission and then passes the 75% on to you.

When you earn money, VigLink earns money. VigLink keeps a percentage of the revenue generated by the clicks from your site. For VigLink Convert and VigLink Anywhere, where we automatically monetize existing links, we pay publishers 75% of the gross earnings. For VigLink Insert, where we insert new links that didn’t exist before, we also earn a portion of the revenue earned. While we don’t detail the exact portion, many publishers more than double their earnings with VigLink Insert.

Because of our scale and technology, we are able to negotiate increased commissions from retailers and maximize the average earnings per click. This means publishers often earn more through VigLink than they would on their own.

01:50

All payments with VigLink are made through PayPal. We cover the fees, so there is no cost to you.

We pay on a net-60 day basis. For example, the revenue you accrue in May will be paid at the end of July, June revenue will be paid at the end of August, etc. Payments are made at the end of each month.

• All payments are now made through PayPal
• There is a monthly minimum of $1.00 for payout.

Don't worry if your VigLink email is not connected to your PayPal account, PayPal makes it very easy to associate new emails with your account. They will notify you when your money is sent and walk you through the steps of claiming it. If you want to change your viglink email anyway, do so here. Creating a PayPal account is free, and there are no new charges or fees for you.

Here is the life cycle of your payment, from click to PayPal transfer. How long a particular transaction takes at each stage depends on the terms of that merchant.

  1. Click
  2. Transaction (cookie duration - often 30 days, although sometimes as short as a single session or as long as 120 days or even potentially longer, all depending on the merchant. Merchants make decisions as to cookie duration and VigLink has no control over this.)
  3. Commission credited (24 hours to 1 week, depending on merchant)
  4. Commission displayed in VigLink Dashboard (same day)
  5. Merchant clears commission on network and sends money to VigLink.
  6. VigLink transfers the commissions to you.
01:39

Refer & Earn 35%

Go here to Sign Up for your Free VigLink Account:

viglink.com/?vgref=1651144

Know someone who’ll love VigLink? When you refer a fellow publisher to VigLink, you’ll earn 35% of our commission for the first year. Sign in to see your unique link and grab some ready-made display ads to start promoting!

Section 5: Create your VigLink Account
01:30

Go here to Sign Up for your Free VigLink Account:

viglink.com/?vgref=1651144

Sign Up Continued
03:31
Setup a Campaign, and what is a Campaign?
02:59
07:26

No software downloads, simply copy/paste code

How to use Merchant Explorer
03:19
Generate your First VigLink
05:24
Share your first VigLink
03:59
How to measure your success (Analytics & Insights)
03:50
Section 6: Conclusion
Concluding The Course
05:38
3 questions

Refresh your memory and make it stick!

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Instructor Biography

Edvin Lynch, UX Design Mentor

I have been designing in some form since the age of 12, and I made it my profession when I designed a logo for my first client in high school.

At the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) I received a strong foundation in design for print, web and mobile, in addition to experience in actual product design through a side job for a startup.

For the last 3 years since graduating, I've been working for pre-seed startups in small cross-functional teams <5, agile development, and I've also started my own team at LLC. At LLC, I'm currently in charge of design, while also maintaining business operations and client relations.

I share all my expertise and insights in my Udemy courses!

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