3 Best Ways to Make Money With AdFly [Step-by-Step]

I just published an AdFly review and some things came to mind that I want to address in this article.

There’s no doubt that AdFly is still booming after the many years it’s been online for and there are thousands of people making money with it.

Because let’s face it, if no one was spending money and no one was shortening links, nothing would be happening and it would just die down rather quickly.

But it seems that it’s still a viable opportunity to make money considering they pay on time and don’t have any history of scamming people.

These 2 traits alone are good to see in an online business opportunity and the reason why I wanted to discuss the best ways to making money with AdFly.

Enjoy and I hope you make a good passive income with it!

What You’ll Get Out of this Article

If you search up “how to make money with AdFly” on Google, you’ll find people telling you to shorten links and paste them to various websites.

Of course that’s how you make money, but that’s not enough detail!

They don’t tell you which websites to paste your link to, how to get traffic or how to make the most money out of your efforts.

Because let’s face it, most who pursue something like this will spam their links and get banned because spamming is against their ToS.

The approach I will be taking is in line with their Terms of Service which will ultimately allow you to make money for years to come.

That’s why in this article you will discover step-by-step methods that have proven to make money so you’re not left still scratching your head wondering why you can’t even make your first couple of dollars on the internet.

Read through these methods below, then choose which one you like the most.

Method #1: The Trending Method

The easiest and quickest way to find what people are searching for TODAY is to go straight to the horses mouth (Google).

Here’s some earnings I personally received using the exact method I’m about to teach you and it literally took only a few minutes work.

I used this technique when I first started with AdFly and made a decent amount of money with it.

However, keep in mind that you’ll see some earnings within the first day but it’ll soon die down after a couple days.

The magic happens when you have thousands of these specially-positioned links scattered around popular articles on the internet which are getting daily traffic.

That’s why you shouldn’t mistake this for an instant solution to your financial problems but rather a long-term strategy with initial dollars made within the first 24 hours.

Step 1: Find what searches are trending and getting lots of traffic

Go to and you’ll find exactly what is going on in the world of the internet.

At the time of writing this article, a lot of people are searching for “world cup” as the rugby world cup is currently in progress.

Step 2: Find a popular article

Search up your keyword that people are searching up on google news and find an article that sounds interesting and better than the rest.

Controversial is good but curiosity is also great if you cannot find controversial.

For this example I have chosen “Rugby World Cup: Why the Wallabies must give youth a chance in Japan“.

This makes people curious to see WHY they’re claiming this and big rugby fans will click it to find out more.

Step 3: Copy the URL and shorten the link

shortening links on adfly

This will give you a shortened link that looks like this:

Step 4: Copy that link and paste it to other news websites

Something I want to emphasize here and you should always remember is DO NOT SPAM.

The concept of copy and pasting something with link shortening websites does not mean spam your links anywhere and everywhere.

Doing this will put you on the fast track to a permanent ban because it is against AdFlys Terms of Service.

So the best way to paste without spamming is to add a little snippet/comment before placing your link.

For example: I went to a news website called “France chase Ronan O’Gara for Rugby World Cup” and said in the comments section: I can’t believe they said Robinson isn’t a great ball carrier >add your AdFly link<.

This is a great way to get clicks because you’re talking to highly targeted traffic as they are all loyal rugby fans and chances are they know who you’re talking about.

Do this everyday with different keywords while keeping the readers curious on what’s on the other side of your link.

The passive income flow you’re chasing will soon come as long as you stay consistent and don’t give up after a few days.

Method #2 Create YouTube Videos

What do we need to make money? Traffic.

And what is YouTube? The second largest search engine in the world!

Google has the most and YouTube has the second most.

We can exploit the second largest search engine in the world by creating videos and monetizing them.

Here’s how to do it:

Step 1: Use an established YouTube channel (at least 5000 subscribers)

The reason I say you should have an established YouTube channel with a good number of subscribers who watch your content often is because this method will take too long to build up otherwise.

If you don’t have a YouTube channel and no subscribers, skip this step now and move on to the next method, otherwise keep reading.

Step 2: Add AdFly links to your new videos

With every new video you post, make sure the content is relevant to your audience and that your AdFly links are relevant to the content on your video.

For example: If you teach basketball training, tell your audience at the end of the video that you have another video they need to see and they need to click the link in the description to see it.

Of course this link will be a shortened URL to the web page you promised beforehand.

Each time someone clicks that link, you make money.

Now imagine having tens of thousands of views to your YouTube videos per day, that is thousands of clicks to your AdFly links and a few dollars per day passive income.

It is a numbers game.

The more people you can get to click your shortened links everyday, no matter what method you use, you make more money.

==> By the way, AdFly is a waste of time. This is how I make over $100 a day

Method #3: Blog Commenting

Blog commenting is still alive and will probably never die.

Google favors websites with comments so it makes sense that website owners (like myself) are chasing comments left, right and center to get better rankings.

If you’re an AdFly publisher, you need to find popular blogs receiving thousands of visitors per day and publish your comments to them.

Of course while keeping in mind that you should not spam your links whatsoever.

Every link you post has to add curiosity to everyone that reads your comment and they’ll want to click to see more.

Don’t comment just to comment.

The aim with this method is to talk about the article you just read, add value by talking about something you read inside the article, and THEN it’s time to add your link.

I’ll explain step-by-step so you get a better understanding of how it all plays out 🙂

Step 1: Choose a niche

Choosing a niche is a super simple process and I recommend something you can talk about to your friends for hours.

It should be a niche that you’re really interested in and know a lot about, that way you won’t find it hard adding value to the comment section.

For this example I’m going to go with the building muscle niche (because I know a lot about it).

Step 2: Find websites that receives lots of traffic

Search up something on Google that you know a lot about.

Because I’m going with the building muscle niche, I’m going to search up “how to build muscle”.

The first result is usually the best one so click on the top result.

Copy the link and shorten it with AdFly.

This is your link that you will be pasting to other websites with similar content.

Step 3: Paste your link

You know how I just searched up “how to build muscle” and clicked on the first result?

Well now it’s time to click on the rest of the results on the first page, which is 10 websites.

Read the article, go to the comment section, talk about the article you just read, add some value and then add your AdFly link at the end.

Here’s what I would write:

Wow! I’ve been building muscle for many years now and still didn’t know that water was helpful when building muscle but according to this article, it is! I just stay consistent and always go hard every time I’m in the gym, the results just come. These are my favorite tips on building muscle: >insert your AdFly link<.

See what I did there? Talked about the article, added value and then made them curious so they would click my link.

This has better chances of getting accepted by webmasters and not being banned by AdFly.

It’s got more chance of making you money than if you wrote “Wow, I just found the best ways to build muscle >AdFly link<“.

That won’t get you anywhere and I can almost guarantee it.

Step 4: Find more results

Find more results but keep using that same link.

You could use similar keywords that have similar content so you can still use the same link.

For the muscle building article I was sharing, I could also search up: “ways to build muscle”, “ways to get shredded”, “how to get big shoulders”, “how to get big legs”, etc.

The possibilities are endless and the more you rinse and repeat this method, the more links you have getting accepted on various websites receiving lots of traffic and overtime the passive income flow will get larger and larger.

A word of caution: Remember to never spam your links because that’s only going to get you banned. Your comments probably won’t get accepted! Plus adding value is going to give you more credibility and people are more likely to click on your links and make you money!

More AdFly Earning Tips

I’ve provided 3 step-by-step methods you can start implementing into your online passive income portfolio today and begin making money in as little as 24 hours, especially with method #1.

However, there are still some bonus methods I want to show you when you’ve began making money with the others first.

Before you try any of these methods below, please make sure you implement the top 3 I provided above because those are the easiest out of the rest and the quickest to make money with AdFly.

Now here’s your bonuses!

  • Many forums in all niches allow the use of AdFly links. Solve enough problems without spamming and you could make a good passive income flow when those pages start ranking in search engines
  • Mask your AdFly links using and you can post to all social media accounts
  • Create a blog and sprinkle AdFly links to outgoing websites and internal pages of your website. Be as helpful as you can with a blog, because at the end of the day that’s what search engines love
  • Create a blog and add the full page entry scripts, which will earn you money off of every visitor that lands on your blog even if they don’t click any links
  • Guest posting. Write content for different webmasters and add an AdFly link at the bottom
  • Download viral videos, re-upload them to YouTube. Put an annotation on the video saying; “it is old and outdated, check the description for the newest”. In the description you shoulder have an AdFly link to the website you got the video from
  • Send content out with AdFly links to your email list
  • Question and Answer websites! This is a gold mine because some still allow AdFly links. Quora is the first that comes to mind

Referrals (hands down the best)

Getting referrals is hands down the best way to make money with AdFly thanks to their 20% earnings for life!

This means you receive 20% of what they earn without doing a single thing, just for bringing them into the system.

However, keep in mind that it is not an easy method but when you can find ways to get referrals, you will create a passive income flow that’ll pay you for months and even years to come.

That’s the beauty of the referral system.

But it is not easy to get referrals so keep that in mind if you think you’re going to invite your friends and family on social media and laugh all the way to the bank.

No, this method requires a long-term strategy and that’s why getting referrals is last on my list.

It is the biggest money maker on AdFly but also the hardest.

Below you will find some of the best ways to get referrals with AdFly.

  • Create an AdFly review, review other link-shortening websites and send them to your AdFly review as a recommendation
  • Have banners on your website. This’ll work if you’re receiving daily traffic
  • Periodically post your link with a caption to all your social medias at least 2x a day
  • Create an e-book on making money with AdFly, sprinkle your referral link throughout the e-book and give it away completely free to anyone and everyone. The best places are make money online forums, torrent sites and Q&A, as long as your e-book solves a specific problem, you can make a lot of money this way
  • Send out an email blast…send them out frequently for best results
  • Last but not least, promote, promote and promote some more. No one’s going to sign up under you if they can’t see your link! Again, steer clear from spamming and aim to provide value before posting your referral link, that’s the secret to getting high amounts of referrals. No one likes a spammer

Do Not Use Bots

One way of getting banned as fast as possible is by not following their Terms of Service.

I’ve emphasized that you shouldn’t spam your links because you’ll only get banned, and there’s another way to get banned instantly.

It is the use of bots.

Using bots to exploit the system is one of the worst things you could do.

Not only are your earnings going to be wasted but so will your time, and that is an invaluable tool that you need to use preciously and wisely.

Is AdFly Allowed on Facebook?

The answer is no, but there are ways around it.

Facebook has banned the use of many paid link sharing websites for many years now and other social media giants are following in their footsteps (Twitter has also stopped the act of sharing AdFly links).

But that doesn’t mean you can’t get around this censorship and still make money 🙂

You’ll have to mask your links using Bitly before posting them.

And fortunately there is still time to make a lot of money off of these two social media giants.

How AdFly Pays You

In order to receive your earnings, you need to reach a minimum amount of $5.

They pay via PayPal and Payoneer, however, Payoneer requires a $10 withdrawal amount if you choose this as your payment method.

Earnings are paid out at the end of each month but offer daily payouts if you reach the requirements for it.

The requirements are: have been paid at least once, have not changed your payment details in the last 72 hours and have an account more than 1 month old.

The daily payout option is amazing and allows you to receive your earnings as quickly as possible.

Is AdFly Really Worth It?

AdFly is real and legitimate as they get and I have no qualms regarding the legitimacy of it.

But the real question is, is it worth getting involved with AdFly, implementing the steps and making money?

To be completely honest, it will take an extremely long time to make a decent passive income flow using AdFly.

I do not recommend AdFly as a viable way to make money online. It’s just a big waste of time.

I Moved From AdFly to Something More Rewarding

Yes I tried my hand at AdFly and it wasn’t the best move I’m proud of as I only made a couple bucks after working for weeks.

I wasn’t going to settle for a couple bucks. I was trying to quit my job and AdFly wasn’t going to cut the mustard.

So I continued searching and found Wealthy Affiliate.

Needless to say, I make far more money :

Cheers for reading this article and I hope you have a great day.

22 thoughts on “3 Best Ways to Make Money With AdFly [Step-by-Step]”

  1. I have definitely heard about people who are earning some money with Adfly but I never really looked into it myself until now…

    I don’t know, it just sounds too good to be true… Making a lot of money just for shortening and pasting links to other blogs? Something smells here.

    When I have some time, I’ll give it a go though because I never really reject anything before trying it out myself.

    Thanks a lot!

    • It’s not as easy as it sounds, as posting links is a risky business. You could be seen as a spammer if you just go around willy-nilly posting links without adding value.

      All I’m saying is don’t expect to get rich with AdFly, but definitely expect to see a small passive income flow if you play your cards right.

      I have created an AdFly review if you want to know about who they are and what I really think of them.

  2. Thanks for taking the time to show us the many ways to make money with AdFly, I can see that the methods you have mentioned will all work. Since it will take some time to make an appreciable amount of income, I would consider this as a long-term project that I fit into some of the other marketing campaigns I use.

    It does appear to take some planning and also regular effort. How much time do you dedicate to the AdFly effort per day or week? That might help me judge whether or not it is worth my time. I know that income is not going to be instant, but if I can figure out how much time it takes, and use smart marketing, I can likely add this to my overall revenue streams.

    I do use similar tactics for some of the other tools and software that I use every day or often for my own online business but have stepped away from promoting a lot of the new stuff that is constantly being launched unless I have used it and know it offers value for the money. For the AdFly campaigns, I would do the same.

    • I don’t use these methods anymore. I use to, hence why I wanted to share my experiences and help people make a passive income flow.

      AdFly is just like any other online business, you get out what you put in.

      Spend an hour a day posting links strategically (not spamming), and experience lots of growth later down the line.

      Spend an hour a week then you shouldn’t expect insane results or money earned.

      Hope this answers your question, Dave 🙂

  3. Wow! I would never have thought people make money through adfly. I just use to think people intentionally post this all about just to get more traffic to their website. This is actually a very lucrative offer and one that if well acted on with consistency and persistence, then cash can really flow in through it. I love building business that pays well overtime and I will really give lots of consideration to making money through adfly. Thanks for this great post

  4. I’m glad you wrote on adfly, as a matter of fact I have heard about this and most of my friends are totally into this but I don’t think they do it this way, they embed the link to a sentence I think, I really love the way you took your time to explain the best way to go around this. I would love to give this a try but I guess I have to go through your previous post on adfly and just hope it works for me, Thanks for sharing.

    • AdFly is so popular now considering it’s been years since they launched. I’m not surprised you’ve heard of them. They were the reason I made my first few dollars online and it gave me all the motivation I needed to go all out on making money online, and now it’s my full time job and I love it!

  5. Oh now that’s the article I was looking for, I have been stuck in my 9-5 for far to long and I’m so glad I stumbled upon this. Everything is explained to a point where I can go from. Every other article tells you what to do but not how to do it or even where to start. Thank you so much 

    • I wanted to show people how to make money in a step-by-step manner because that’s the easiest way to learn.

      And I agree, people tell you ways to make money but leave out the details so you’re still left scratching your head.

  6. Wow. I love the way you have relayed this steps/ways one can make money. I learned quite alot reading this post and particularly creating a YouTube channel and how to reduce a lengthy link. I’ve had series of problems helping my son out with his YouTube channel and how to create traffic. I’m glad to have come across this post and I’ll let him know about it. Lastly getting in business with  AdFly seem like a really beneficial step which I’d love to try. Thanks for this amazing info. 

    • Good to see you’re involved with your kids YouTube channel. He will love you for it because kids see these big YouTube stars and they want to be just like them.

      Cheers for the comment 🙂

  7. You really know a lot about ad fly. I didn’t know it had anything to do with Internet marketing. I am an affiliate marketer so I can see how that relate but you say one cannot make good passive income with it eben though it is kegit and not a scam. Well, I guess people do know their way around it and you have given cool steps to make money from it which means you know adfly pretty well. This is good but since making a lot is not guaranteed then its probably not for me. Good one here though.

    • You can make a good passive income flow IF you’re committed to trying new things and implementing new techniques daily. The daily income will start to add up and that’s the beauty of AdFly, it’s free to join and you can start making money the day you sign up!

  8. There are so many ways to make money online that everyday I read new articles about ways I never thought about. I found your way of adding links in comments a very smart one and I can see the potential this has after some time. I would never thought that people would be making money in such a way and this shows the power of internet nowadays. Adfly I had not even heard before so reading through your article I definitely learned something new today! Thanks!

    • There are sooooo many ways to make money online. However, at the end of the day, it comes down to the person, their work ethic and dedication to succeed.

      You can’t force people to do things they don’t want to do.

      In internet marketing, you either want it bad or you just kind of want it.

      Well let me tell you that the ones that kind of want it are the ones that fail miserably.

  9. I have come to realize the power of google when searching trends. I like your concept of controversy and curiosity. This has got me flowing with a few ideas. I do not have a youtube channel, though it is something that I will experimenting with soon. I did not know Adfly can also be used on comments. Your comment example is quite captivating, I will be using your examples.

    Thank you for explaining the above methods in a very easy to understand manner.

    I have bookmarked this page. Very useful!

  10. Learning all this is a whole new level for me. I didn’t know anything about Ad Fly and how it can help me monetizing online because i’m just a newbie in online business. I’m still learning a lot of terms, software, strategies, etc.  

    It’s good to know they have been in the business for quite a long time, meaning it has established itself well. Thank you for sharing your methods on how to earn with Ad fly. I know it’s going to be easy for me because the process you showed is very easy to follow. I’m going to try it and see what happens. 

  11. Like Google, Facebook has become smarter and smarter as the years go by. They now have systems to detect that even if you use a link shortener to mask a blocked site, they will still find out what is the destination for that shortened link. Like for example, I used Pretty Link to mask my link for Lead Lightning and unfortunately, they still found out and blocked access to the site. So, I wonder if how long one can workaround by masking ADFLY with BITLY?

    I’m done with opportunities that are hard to work out. Opportunities like PTC and other “get paid to” opportunities online which include “get paid to shortened links” opportunities. Maybe I should try what you have used as an alternative which is Wealthy Affiliate. Maybe you’re right, we can make far bigger or better money with that. But I’d like to ask first, like these GPTs, is Wealthy Affiliate free to join?

    • Oh definitely, I couldn’t agree more. There’s just too much work involved trying to figure out ways around these social giants and in the end it’s not even worth it. The pay just isn’t there.

      And yes, Wealthy Affiliate does have a free trial.


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