adf.ly Review – Scam or Legit ?

Adf.ly started off as a link shortening service but it has evolved in to a website offering various ways for people to make a little extra cash.

There is a very high chance that you have encountered an adf.ly ad a few times if you spend a lot of time on the internet. You might have a hard time remembering it at the moment but by the end of this post everything will be clear.

There are several ways to make money with adf.ly, the most famous among them is by sharing links. Yes you read it right, you can earn for sharing links I did not write that accidentally. You earn every time someone clicks on your links.

Here is what you have to do, take the link which you want to share with your followers or friends and shrink it using adf.ly and then share that link with every one. Every time some one clicks on the link they will have to see a 5 sec advertisement before they can go to the actual link. I have shortened a link to Google using adf.ly.

  1. What does it takes to Sign Up ?
  2. How much do I earn ?
  3. Minimum Cash out Limit ?
  4. Referral Program ?
  5. Accepted Countries
  6. Payment Proofs
  7. My Experience

At the moment there are two main ways to earn with adf.ly. One, by getting some clicks on your links and two, by showing adf.ly ads on your website. They have a number of tools available to help you in the process.

What does it takes to sign up ?

Nothing, signing up to adf.ly is free. You don’t need anything if you want to earn by sharing links. But if you want to use any of the other ways such as the website entry script or Pop ads , in that case you must have a website or a blog.

It is obvious from the name, using a website entry script would require a website. An ad similar to the one when someone clicks on an adf.ly  link is shown when a user visits your website.

Now some of you might be thinking of promoting your website or adf.ly links on traffic exchange such as Easyhits4u but the bad news is that adf.ly uses a frame breaker. Due to which it cannot be used on traffic exchanges.

It even does not works on a auto surfs such as Hitleap for some mysterious reasons. I have researched a lot on the topic but I have failed miserably to cheat the adf.ly system and make money. If you read somewhere that auto surfs such as Hitleap work with adf.ly take my advice, don’t believe it.

They don’t allow traffic exchanges but they have a forum of their own where they allow every one to sign up and share adf.ly links. I was active on the forum for a short period of time and did manage to get a few thousand hits per months on my links.

If you end up finding a way to cheat the system please share it with the rest of us in the comment section below.

How much do I earn ?

Adf.ly pays per impression but they have a complete list of how much they pay per 1000 visitors for each country. They have the highest rate for traffic from the US which is usually around $6-$8. You can check the rates on their website.

Minimum Cash Out Limit ?

The minimum cash out limit is $5 for Payza and Paypal and it is $10 for Payoneer. New users will get paid on the 1st of each month, users who have cashed out at least once can now withdraw daily. In order to be eligible for the daily payments,

  • Your account must older than 30 days
  • You must have been paid on the monthly pay day at least once
  • Your account details cannot have been updated in the last 72 hours
  • Your payment information must be valid and complete

Referral Program ?

They have  a nice referral program where you earn 20% of what your referral earns for life and 5% of what they spend at advertising on adf.ly.

Accepted Countries ?

Users from all countries are currently accepted by adf.ly.

Payment Proofs

I have been paid once by adf.ly. The payment proof is a little old but I have not been actively using it lately. I will post more payment proofs real soon.

adf.ly payment proof

Sign Up to Adf.ly

My Experience 

I have used adf.ly in the past. It really depends on you, on how much money you can earn with adf.ly. The more time you invest in promoting and sharing links the more you will earn.

Adf.ly is perfect for people who are already sharing links with hundreds of people daily. One good example is of people creating game mods, I have heard people making Minecraft mods are making good money with adf.ly. If you know a few friend who shares a lot of links you could just refer them to adf.ly. After that all you have to do is just to sit back and let your friends earn for you.

As far as their website ads are concerned they are a bit frustrating for the users. If you are running a high quality blog I would not recommend you to use their full page ads. But if you own a website in a low quality niche which gets a few thousand hits per month then you should really consider using them. I used them on one of my blogs in the past and the results were great.

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9 Responses

  1. Colton says:

    Again, another deep and detailed post., beautiful writing. Absolutely beautiful. The best thing about the post is the proof. You show the proof saying “Yeah, they pay!” and that is a great thing to do, not all sites do that. Well, bloggers sorry. You put so much detail in it, making it very understandable for anyone thinking about using adf.ly. Would you recommend this site to anyone? If so who? Keep up the great work!

    • admin says:

      Well I recommend this site to people who spend a lot of time on forums where they can simply put an adf.ly link in their signature. I already mentioned people who are sharing game mods in the article. If you don’t have a website and you just share stuff that you make then sharing it through and adf.ly link would be the way to make some extra cash.

  2. Alishia says:

    GET THOUSANDS OF CLICKS DAILY BY POSTING YOUR LINKS HERE http://freeadflyclicks.wix.com/adfly
    GETTING AROUND 6,000 CLICKS A DAY NOW

  3. Kaleem says:

    Adf.ly said I won a free ps4, is this true??

    • admin says:

      I am not sure I haven’t been active there for some time now. Did you receive an Email from them ? If yes could you post the screenshot of the Email or a link to the screenshot.

  4. I think Adf.ly is good enough for searching tiny dollars. But, if you have a download website, and imagine if you have 30 downloaded content, and each of them has been downloaded by 1000 persons/month. You have a potential to get $15/month. Decent to get another money.

    But, can it be combined with Google Adsense?

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