VigLink: How I Make Hundreds Every Day With Social Media
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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.
3.7 (6 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
1,330 students enrolled
Created by Edvin Lynch
Last updated 12/2014
Current price: $10 Original price: $20 Discount: 50% off
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • 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
View Curriculum
  • 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

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
Who 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
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Curriculum For This Course
21 Lectures
2 Lectures 01:32

How you can monetize your social networks

Make money from talking about products

Turn links into steady streams of income

Preview 00:57

Table Of Contents
What is VigLink?
2 Lectures 05:34

Who is it for?


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

Preview 04:06
All About VigLink
5 Lectures 15:12

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

Preview 02:53

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.

Preview 05:09

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.

Advertisers aka. Merchants, Brands, Promoters

Change ordinary links from competitors to you. Insert new links directly into content mentioning your brands and products.
Automatic insertion of contextually-relevant product offers
Understand performance and make intelligent bids
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.

Features For Advertisers

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.

How traffic is generated
Payouts, Commissions, and Fees
3 Lectures 04:57

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.

How YOU will make money

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.
How you will get paid

Refer & Earn 35%

Go here to Sign Up for your Free VigLink Account:

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!

VigLink's Referral Program
Create your VigLink Account
8 Lectures 31:58

Go here to Sign Up for your Free VigLink Account:

Sign Up

Sign Up Continued

Setup a Campaign, and what is a Campaign?

No software downloads, simply copy/paste code

How to install VigLink

How to use Merchant Explorer

Generate your First VigLink

Share your first VigLink

How to measure your success (Analytics & Insights)
1 Lecture 05:38
Concluding The Course

Refresh your memory and make it stick!

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3 questions
About the Instructor
Edvin Lynch
4.3 Average rating
629 Reviews
30,186 Students
6 Courses
UX Design Mentor

I've been doing UI/UX design, business development, digital marketing, and instructional videos for entrepreneurs, startups, and Fortune 500 companies in Silicon Valley and Silicon Beach, and I've been featured in .NET Magazine & MIX Magazine. I'm also an entrepreneur and started my own design agency (LLC Agency) in 2012, based in Los Angeles and Hollywood.

Some of the companies I've worked with include Google, Facebook, Red Bull, and I've taught large design agencies how to design more efficiently as teams.

Here on Udemy, I share all my expertise and insights in Design, Development, and Marketing, that took me years to gain during my career.

I'm also a DJ/Producer since 2007, working with Ableton and producing Electronic Dance Music. Checkout my SoundCloud link below! Let me know if you want to learn about Ableton or music production.