How To Create Affiliate Link Using URL Shortener

In this comprehensive guide, we will walk you through the process of creating affiliate links using URL shorteners. 

However, please note that using link shorteners or link cloakers on Amazon affiliate links is NOT allowed.

Step 1: Choose an Affiliate Program and Product

The first step is to select an affiliate program that best suits your interests and expertise. There are countless affiliate programs available, including ClickBank, ShareASale, and Commission Junction.

Once you've chosen a program, pick a product or service you'd like to promote.

Step 2: Generate Your Affiliate Link

Once you've picked a product or service, you will need to generate your unique affiliate link inside the affiliate program. 

Most platforms offers simple process to generate links on the account dashboard. 

This link will contain your unique tracking ID to ensure you get credit for any sales made through your promotion.

Step 3: Choose a URL Shortener

Now, take the raw affiliate links and cloak it with a URL link shortener.

Pretty Links, Bitly are two popular options.

Step 4: Shorten Your Affiliate Link

Once you've created an account with your chosen URL shortener, log in and locate the option to shorten a URL.

Typically, you will find a simple input field where you can paste your long affiliate link.

After pasting your affiliate link, click the "Shorten" or "Generate" button to create a shorter, more manageable link.

Step 5: Customize Your Shortened Link (Optional)

Many URL shorteners allow you to customize your shortened link, which can help increase click-through rates and build brand recognition. 

These links can be used in backlinks, guest posts, social media content, press release and more.

Step 7: Track Link Performance

Most URL shorteners provide tracking and analytics capabilities, allowing you to monitor the performance of your affiliate links based on tracking ID.

Therefore, it's important to name the tracking ID specific to your marketing effort, so it's easy to organize and track.