Do Not Miss The Ad.ly Boat

by Jeremy Schoemaker on November 17, 2009 · 62 comments

Ad.ly, the newest twitter advertising network, today announced a 12% referral system. This is HUGE. For instance if I would have signed up for ad.ly through your link just from the few tweets I have done so far you would have made almost 4 THOUSAND DOLLARS.  For nothing!  Just for giving me a link to signup!


If making 12% off of people you refer into the ad.ly system was not enough they are also having some contests giving away macbook pro’s, ipods, and other awesome prizes!

So go sign up now and refer your friends. Oh, and not to mention make money off of twitter yourself.

I have been doing really well with ad.ly. But, honestly it’s been because I am a pretty big deal on the internet (yes thats a joke… kind of… ).

I was talking to ad.ly CEO Sean Rad (cool name huh?) and he was telling me they are about to launch their self service platform very shortly. He also told me they had thousands of advertisers ready to pounce and expect millions of dollars to come through the FIRST DAY!

Sean told me that unlike every other Twitter network, the ad.ly self service platform works off of a quality score. A user with 200 REAL FOLLOWERS could make more then someone with 20000 bot followers that never click or convert.

This is what advertisers have been dying for on twitter and Ad.ly is about to deliver.

This is a serious game changer and means that a lot of you guys with 100-500 followers are about to get paid.

But guess what? The longer you wait to sign up the longer you are leaving money on the table.

Even if you are not a dirty capitalist pig like me you know you want to at least see what your quality score is.

So go sign up now!

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Jeremy "ShoeMoney" Schoemaker is the founder & CEO of the ShoeMoney Blog, Elite Retreat Internet Conference, & the PAR Program. In 2013 Jeremy released his #1 Amazon Best selling Autobiography titled "Nothing's Changed But My Change" - The ShoeMoney Story. Jeremy currently lives in Lincoln Nebraska with his wife and 2 daughters.


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{ 62 comments }

1 Cheaper Parcel Deliveries

Interesting idea but that’s what was promised with the Be-A-Mapgie twitter ad system – how is this going to be different?

2 Jeremy Schoemaker

I dunno anything about be-a-magpie.

3 Brico

Almost sounds too good to be true. Can be an interesting option, but I’ve heard something on the same lines in the past, and…. Well, we will see. As I’ve said it is interesting.

4 James

I wounder this .ly domain extension belongs to which country

5 Gabe | freebloghelp.com

Love ST and Ad.ly. I just have to clean up my followers and remove all the bots!

6 David Walker

Me too Gabe; that quality score is something to work for. I’m also on Sponsored Tweets but this sounds big.

Okay, have jumped on the boat and I’m referring like crazy.. what next Jeremy? Too bad I couldn’t give you that sign-up link..
I’ve been visiting your blog for about three weeks and still don’t get why the earliest comments are way down the page or is that vintage Shoe?

7 John Paul

How will this be any different then sponsored tweets?

8 Ross

Honestly i have never gotten an offer through ad.ly. On the other hand i get all kinds of offers through sponsoredtweets.com just about everyday. Any tips about how to get opps on ad.ly?

9 Jeremy Schoemaker

as I said above ad.ly does not have a self service network…. but they will in the near future which will open the flood gates

10 NEELMONEY

What is different than sponsored post? and tell me about is the extension used in domain name. its belong to which country?

11 Wendy

Huh. I signed up with them the last time you talked about them, and haven’t gotten anything yet. Not one email, not one tweet. Show me the money! :>)

12 Anna McMahon

That is an amazing referral percentage. I sure wish I was the one that referred you. It looks like you are still making some good money and that is only off a twitter.

13 dc

I like this new version of spam, Anna. I fell for it (but didn’t sign up for Fling). Well done!

14 Sockmoney

Ha! Nice spam by Anna. They are getting more clever by the day.

15 Tinh

Yes, very few referral offers that much, normally 5%. Good luck to you

16 Greg Ellison

I am signed up with them but haven’t received any tweets to do for them. I have made $15 from SponsoredTweets. It seems like I might have a lot of bots on my Twitter. Greg Ellison

17 113Tidbits

Using the tool – TwitterKarma can help a lot to remove these bots from your stream. Interacting more with followers will give you a boost up the charts as well.

Stay liquid and flow!!

18 magnum4d

Huh. I signed up with them the last time you talked about them, and haven’t gotten anything yet. Not one email, not one tweet. Show me the money! :>)

19 PyrogenicMedia

Be-A-Magpie is far less transparent. You dont know what the heck is going on. I thought sponsored tweets interface was minimalist, but beamagpie just puts you in the dark right from the get go.

Shoe, can i ask are they using klout like sponsored tweets? Maybe their own but something similar to klout, like counting retweets, @responses etc? Or something new all together.

20 JS

You mean one of these ad.ly links?

http://ad.ly/refer/2039857243

Please……no shame :-)

21 ad.ly makes me more than SponsoredTweets

I saw this and wish none of my referrals signed up yet! Oh well, guess I’ll keep on trying.

I have a neat way of getting actual referrals :)

22 breezy

I signed up, and it was really easy, but I don’t see anything like a ‘quality score.’ Where do I find that?

23 Chews-4-Health

does this really work twitter gets a ton of traffic it might.

24 pink cameras

Hehehe, I love it when people are able to sneak ‘dirty capitalist pig’ into their blog post. Long live the dirty capitalist pigs!

25 Steve

I have been a member of ad.ly and also SponsoredTweets. My experience has been ad.ly = 0 while SponsoredTweets = $.

26 mike

My experience has been exactly like Steve’s:
ad.ly = 0 while SponsoredTweets = $.

I even added more keywords and lowered my price – still no ad.ly

27 113Tidbits

I also have been earning more with SponsoredTweets, but with this being a relatively new option more time is needed. I’m hoping that all goes well for them.

28 WebMarketingArt

Hey ad.ly looks like official website of Andy Lee the Australian comedian. :P

(Sorry …. PJ (Poor Joke))

29 Manuel

Very impressive. Is there a way to see how many people joined under you – I don’t find it.

30 JS

I second this question!

31 Tinh

Me too, I got it already

32 tommy

well need take a time to learn it because i dont ever use .ly before.

33 City Breaks Venice

Easy money for little effort doesn’t really exist. Just like any affiliate program the figures quoted here will not be earned by 98% of the affiliates promoting the product

34 La Digue

Now this is really interesting. The site isn’t working well with Firefox however. I am using IE and it’s running fine. Thanks for this great share.

35 PS3 modern warfare 2

It does look great site and I m very eager to sign up in this site. It should not be missed to sign up in such site.

36 Tinh

Oh my god, I could not believe my eyes are still open, more than 300k total earned. You are going to be millionaire in some months Jeremy. Congrats

37 ZK @ Web Marketing Blog

Do you think that he is making money first time …

He is already millionaire.

38 Mike Stenger

This is really a great opportunity and platform to use in combination with Twitter. Although I think it’s a great way to make some money with the network that you worked so hard to build, do you think it decreases your brand when you post ads about whatever?

I know Sponsored Tweets lets you choose what posts and what doesn’t. I would think Ad.ly would do the same which would fix that question real fast.

39 Dino

Completely Awesome, i cant wait to start advertising my link to others. 12 % is huge and alot of people out there that are genuine twitter users and not webmaster or bloggers dont know this. Being able to introduce this to them would work out great.

Dino | Dinono.com

40 Dean Saliba

This is why I think people should sign up via referrals, spread the money love.

41 ZK @ Web Marketing Blog

Appreciate your thoughts and this is the base of earning.

I do not know why people do not understand this.

42 Sean Rad

This is Sean Rad, CEO of Ad.ly. Thank you all for the feedback. As Jeremy mentioned, we’re launching our self serve solution soon which will add a lot of fuel to the fire. The publishers here who haven’t gotten offers will get some soon… stay tuned and we look forward to working with all of you.

43 Biz

I like the idea and it looks like an awesome opportunity but from what I saw it looks like the 12% is only during a content period? I wish it was a lifetime thing and I could bring some people in.

44 Adly Sucks

There IS NO ADLY BOAT!!! This is a bunch of bullshit! The ONLY people that can make money on Adly are the so called “a listers”… and, as usual the people that NEED THE MONEY THE MOST GET SCREWED…. AGAIN!

Don’t waste your time… you will not make any money from Ad.ly and… on top of that, they don’t offer any statistics for their referral program…. so more than likely they are screwing you over again.

If you like bending over and getting raped up the ass, then get onboard the Adly boat.

45 Eri Ricaldo

Need take a little time to learn it because i dont ever use .ly before.

46 shuvo

This is another good post on making lots of money.

47 Max Galitsyn

Ad.ly website looks a lot like skype.com website.

They could of come with the original design.

48 Rick

This is quite the deal, going to check these guys out, doesn’t hurt to earn a bit extra income :).

49 Chris

I signed up its worth a shot. The idea is cool, and I think it will work. However I don’t see any of the “little” guys making any real money.

I think only the big time people will make the most money. However if you have a lot of followers you can always lower your price I guess to draw in advertisers.

50 ZK @ Web Marketing Blog

This is the best way to attract people, add more zeros in your earning and attract people.

At least new bie will come to you by seeing these zeros.

51 toni

Oh my god, more than 300k total earned. You are going to be millionaire!!!

52 Jeremy Schoemaker

30k

53 Direct Agents

Thank you for sharing. It is interesting to see how online marketing is progressing through social media such as Twitter.

54 boats yachts

Interesting story you got here – Sven – marine student Norway

55 Gastronomie

I think only the big time people will make the most money. However if you have a lot of followers you can always lower your price I guess to draw in advertisers.

56 Jordy

I went on a huge Thanksgiving day binge reading about making money using Twitter. I totally agree: ad.ly looks great.

But since I have nowhere near the followers that Jeremy does, I had to step back and think, how do I even get followers? Why will people Retweet me? .

After hours of reading, I took all the most useful articles and compiled them: http://jordyclements.com/make-money-blogging-tw

This is NOT a trick link, just a place to turn for more information. I wrote Cliff Notes summaries of info from Shoemoney, Godin, Kawasaki, etc., and genuinely think it’ll be useful to people to NORMAL people trying to make money. If you find it useful, Retweet it!

57 Brendon Otero

Thank you for posting this info. We have been looking about this on bing and I am glad to find your website. I will check back in the future for more info.

58 Cassaundra Wauer

Thanks for taking this opportunity to talk about this, I am strongly regarding it and I reap the benefits of learning about this subject. If possible, because you gain data, please update this blog with new information. I have found it extremely useful.

59 charter a yacht

I want this. Have to have one….want to get one quickly :)

60 Bahia Apartments

This is quite the deal, going to check these guys out, doesn’t hurt to earn a bit extra income. Okay, have jumped on the boat and I’m referring like crazy.. what next Jeremy? Too bad I couldn’t give you that sign-up link..
I’ve been visiting your blog for about three weeks and still don’t get why the earliest comments are way down the page or is that vintage Shoe?

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