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Websites To Bookmark Links And Earn Money Online

Updated on July 16, 2011

When reading a good book, you may have to momentarily put it down for some reason. On returning to the page where you were last on, a simple bookmark would suffice for such a purpose. This principle of bookmarking is transferred from physical books to the realm of the internet, where hyperlinks are the actual (electronic) bookmarks with a relevant title and description.

As you may already know, bookmarking is a huge part of what social networking is all about. With the likes of Twitter, Digg, Facebook, Myspace and other such social networking and micro-blogging sites, the number of links per second is absolutely mind boggling. Information is proven to be effectively passed on at rapid speeds and in large quantities through online communities. It would be inevitable that website entrepreneurs would exploit this aspect of human behavior to make money and offer users to do the same. With that being said, here are a few of such websites where you can place bookmarks (for free) and earn money online. You may find that in order to earn, you will need to have a google adsense publisher id. If you don't have one, you can sign up here.  

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Bookmark On These Websites

shetoldme: is a highly popular online community and the main reason for this is because users receive full privilege to earn 100% in google adsense revenue. As a user you can share a variety of links (articles, videos, pictures and websites) with the intention of getting a high number of votes and adsense clicks. To have your links receiving many votes, makes it possible for them to be on the front page. At this point, your links will be more visible, that even more people will give them hits (i.e. views) and clicks to increase your earning. Help to maintain the standards of the site by voting up on reasonable links, and voting down on spam and other inappropriate links. Since shetoldme is a community, you can also share comments and engage in discussions. When you apply for shetoldme, you may find that the processing of your application may take up to 2 weeks.

xomba: is a great online community, where writers can publish articles as well as bookmarks. For publishing articles and bookmarks, Xomba will share 50% of the google adsense revenue earned with the writer/bookmarker. Along with this, you can earn an extra 10% google adsense revenue from every writer's posts whom you have personally referred to Xomba via your unique referral link, without them losing any earning. Furthermore, discussions, commenting, voting, challenges and competitions are all in the mix on Xomba.

redgage: is quite a unique online village because the earning model here differs from the others. Google adsense ads are on redgage, but users are not paid from google but rather from redgage. Once you earn $25, you will be eligible for payment via a visa card that will be sent to you from redgage. $5 will be deducted from your first payment only, so you will actually receive $20. You earn based on the number of views of your content that includes pictures, videos, links, documents and blogs.

flixya: offers its users 100% earning potential from google adsense. Unfortunately, the quality of this site is lacking due to the high momentum of spam activity. However, it is still possible to place bookmarks here and earn revenue, along with pictures, videos and blogs. Maybe you can even find a few humans there.

Tips On Placing Bookmarks:

  • Place a catchy headline - this will be the first thing that people will see. If it grabs their attention, they may read the description and then click, or just click because of the catchy title.
  • Provide a short, clear and interesting description - a bookmark will not be complete without a description. It is an actual requirement for most if not every site that has a bookmarking feature. In a sentence or two, give a relevant and intriguing description.
  • Check that your url link is correct - the link is very important, and even if you have a catchy title and excellent description, people will not be able to be taken to the page where you intend.  Avoid dead links, as it may turn people away from your links.
  • Make sure that hyperlinks, titles and descriptions coincide - avoid social engineering schemes that is about tricking people to check out sites that they wouldn't expect to be taken to. Being genuine will build your credibility, and your earning potential will always increase.
  • Keep posting - you may wonder how is it that you are not earning much from the bookmarks you have posted. The more you place, the more catchy and interesting they are is the greater the likelihood it is for you to earn more.

Warning: Avoid encouraging anyone to click on the google adsense ads on the pages where you have placed your bookmarks. Google is like a hawk in that department, and will cancel any account with many suspicious links.


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    • Johnny Joe profile image

      Johnny Joe 7 years ago from USA

      Good information. Actually there are few more book marking sites turning the heat on. Multiply and blinklist are two good social book marking sites which has an increasing database.

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      Shane Brown-Daniels 7 years ago from Jamaica

      Cool :) Your are welcome.

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      onlinecashdigest 7 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      thanks for your tip...I have long forgotten about my Xomba account. Thanks for reminding me!

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      Shari 7 years ago from New York, NY

      and i forgot to mention how much I love the little guy reading the book here. . he is my new idol!

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      Shane Brown-Daniels 7 years ago from Jamaica

      @ Jen, wavegirl22 and fabianmaula - Thanks, and It is my pleasure. As I learn I share in the simplest way I know. You are all welcome!

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      Shari 7 years ago from New York, NY

      once again a quality well defined and understandable Hub for us backlinking illiterates! Great info theblackedition! Thumbs up:)

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      fabianmaula 7 years ago from Germany

      Thank you!

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      Jen's Solitude 7 years ago from Delaware

      Thank you for the easy to understand explanation of bookmarking and the examples you provided.

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      Shane Brown-Daniels 7 years ago from Jamaica

      Thanks simplestuff.

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      simplestuff 7 years ago

      great article, full of information :)