Share Magnet contacted me yesterday about their site, and I’m so glad they did! I have long been a fan of sites like My Likes and Sponsored Tweets where you have the opportunity to get paid for sharing links via social networks. But this site takes that concept and really improves it in my opinion. Advertisers often fail at getting the word out on their own, but word of mouth advertising from the average Joe tends to go pretty far. Think about it — if a friend or family member recommends something to you, you’re usually much more likely to purchase it or try it out than you would be if you saw the commercial on TV or an ad on a website, correct? I know in most cases that’s how it works for me. Well, this concept is what Share Magnet is based on.
How It Works
- Create an account (painless process, I promise)
- Select your interests
- You’ll see a list of links to share, based on the interests you’ve selected
- Select the ones you want to share by clicking the “share this” button
- Create a sentence or so explaining why you like the link (make sure to indicate it’s a sponsored link)
- Share the link via several different social networks
- Earn a certain amount for every click the link you shared receives!
What sharing networks are available?
Here’s a list of what I’m seeing now: Facebook, Twitter, StumbleUpon, BlinkList, Delicious, Digg, Furl, Google, Google Buzz, Identi.ca, LinkedIn, MySpace, Ping This, Reddit, Technorati, Email, Yahoo, Google Plus. So every time you share a link of something you find and like in Share Magnet, you can get paid for every click the people you’re friends with or who follow you on those networks give you 🙂
This is probably just extra cash, but if you think about it, this is something you do anyway, so why not occasionally get paid for it? I know that I share things all the time and don’t get paid, so why not get paid to share things if you can? After a certain ad campaign ends, the money you earned for your clicks will get transferred over to something called your “Share Bank.” You can withdraw these funds to your Paypal account once you see them in your Share Bank.
Update January 31, 2012
Just wanted to let you all know that I was paid promptly this morning for sharing my links 🙂 It took a couple of days for my earnings to show up in my share bank (which is normal), and once they did, I hit the cash out button and everything went directly to my Paypal account.
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