Lock.im CPA Link Locking MethodsNote: If you are not yet a member of Lock.im, Signup for a free account now.Lock.im is a link locker & link shortener. In reality, 99.9% of people don’t just use it to shortenlinks though. The real benefit of using the site/service is to earn money by locking links/urls. Youhave probably seen websites around the internet that request that you fill out a particular surveybefore you are shown the actual content. This is what Lock.im does for you. You simply create afree account with the service. Then you just type in the URL that you would like to lock, and youare provided with a shortened URL (i.e. http://Lock.im/7Mtx2).Every time someone is directed to this URL they are asked to choose from a list of surveys tocomplete, in order to see the content of your web page, download a file, etc (whatever yourlocked URL is). Once they complete the very quick survey, you will receive money in yourLock.im account (anywhere from $0.20 to $7.00 per survey).I must say that I have yet to see any $7.00 surveys but have seen some for over $1.50 perperson that filled it out. Payments take less than 7 days to process and deposit in your PayPalaccount. Pretty simple, huh?I have used some techniques to find examples of sites that have used Lock.im to generate aprofit. These methods are being used by many individuals, including me, that are making over$5,000/month using Lock.im. With that said, I do know of others that are generating a lot morethan this. I only spend about 20 minutes or so a day working with Lock.im, so the potential tomake a lot more is there.First, I must start by telling you that you must be able to generate interest from the public, orcreate good content in order to really make a lot of money using this service. In this document, Iwill first provide many different ways to utilize Lock.im to make the most money.Keep in mind that there are so many other ways to generate money using Lock.im, than theones I have gone over below. Any links that you feel people would be willing to spend a little timeto fill out a survey for, are worth a shot using a locked Lock.im link.To get started, here are some very successful methods (I will start with the more well knownmethods, and work my way up to the more unique and profitable ones):1) The Freemium Model Are you a writer of an ebook, or creator of other valuable digital content? Have you tried sellingthis content with results you weren’t too fond of? Here is a solution. Make it FREE, and earn even
more than you would if you had charged for it. By making it free and locking it with a Lock.imURL, you make your potential downloaders fill out a brief survey before they can download thefree content. Each time they fill out the survey, you will earn money. Lock.im has several largecontent creators using their service in place of traditional payforproduct offerings.2) The Yahoo Answers Method This is one of the simplest and easiest of methods to utilize, and better yet it can also be one ofthe highest paying ones. Here are the steps in order to monetize this method using Lock.im: Goto http://answers.yahoo.com, click “advanced search”, then type in where to download in thekeywords section. Click on the question status and change to ‘open questions’.There will be 100s or even 1000s of results. All you have to do is click on one of the results. Let’ssay for example, the result says “where can I download The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo for free”.You then go to Google and search The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo free download. You will get abunch of results. Find a good download link for “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” movie, and thencopy the URL link of the download. After this, go to http://Lock.im/, login, and click “add link”.Then click download and it will lock your link with your own unique Lock.im URL.After doing this, and retreiving your Lock.im locked URL, post that locked link on Yahoo answers:Note that Yahoo Answers does not allow Lock.im URLs, so you must remove the http:// and putbrackets around the . for example like this ( Lock(.)im/bKVHw ). Make sure you also let thereaders know, You may be required to complete a survey to unlock the download’.You can just keep repeating this process for each answer (takes only a few minutes for eachanswer), and you can use this same method for millions of other things, such as games,passwords, mp3s, ebooks, etc.You can also use Yahoo Answers to target a specific niche. For example, “Dogs”. You cansearch Yahoo Answers for “Dogs”, and then subscribe to the RSS feed. This way you will benotified whenever someone asks a question about “Dogs”. As soon as you see that question popup, you will be able to be the first one to answer it. Now, when you answer, you could provide aresource, such as an ebook about dogs, or simply do the research yourself, and usePastebin.com (see resources at bottom of this book for more info), and post your own detailsthat answer the question there. Then lock you Pastebin.com url using Lock.im and provide thatas a source for your answer or even the answer itself.You will be surprised how many of these people visit your locked URL and take the brief survey.Not only will the poster of the question be interested, but others that were wondering the samething will as well.Note: You may also need to make multiple Yahoo accounts since you can onlyanswer 20 questions a day. The more locked link answers you do,the more likely your accountwill get suspended from Yahoo answers, do don’t use an account that is important to you.
3) The YouTube Split Video Strategy Create Youtube videos, and then only publish part of the video publicly. Make the second part ofthe video “unlisted” and then lock it using a Lock.im url. In the description of part 1 of the video,provide a link to “Part 2”. That link will be a Lock.im locked URL. Each time someone wants towatch “Part 2” of your video, they would have to fill out a survey, thus earning you money.4) The YouTube Hacks/Cracks/Trainer Method Make a brief youtube video explaining that you have found a hack for something, or have a wayto do something. Then say, “Click” The link below in the description of this video to download theHack, Crack, Video, or whatever else it is you are offering. Then lock the download with aLock.im URL, and post it int he description as well. Each time someone wishes to download thecontent, they will have to take a brief survey, in which you will earn money for. You may or maynot want to forewarn users that they will need to take a brief survey. (See more awesomeYoutube examples in the pages to follow)5) The Talent Method This method is used by those who have a talent. This will include book authors, musicians,singers, etc. Most of these people, if they aren’t already famous, like to just get their name outthere. Many of these individuals give away their content for free. Why not make a little extramoney while doing it? Some of these talented people are now using Lock.imto give there contentaway for fee, allthewhile making some money at the same time.6) The Awesome Find Method This is an easy method to use. You simply find files that have been uploaded to other websitessuch as filestube, hotfile, etc, or upload content yourself. For example, you may find a movie thathas been uploaded somewhere, or an awesome ebook. You simply lock the download URLusing a Lock.im link locker URL, and advertise it anywhere you want, including on forums, awebsite, your blog, other blogs, facebook, twitter etc. Each time someone wants to downloadthat file, they will be asked to complete a survey first. Each time they do, you will earn money.7) Twitter Topic Method This is a great method if you want to take the time. It requires that you use a twitter account tofollow people that are currently following someone else. For example, you can follow people thatare following the official “Iron Man 2” Twitter page. A good percentage of these people will thenfollow you back. Once you have built up a decent amount of followers on this account, you canthen begin making money. Look for things related to “Iron Man 2”. For example, “Free Iron Man 2
Movie Download”, or “Free Iron Man 2 TShirt”. Then lock the URL to this offer using Lock.im,and post it on your wall. Since you will have a bunch of “Iron Man 2” fans following you, youshould get a great response, simply by making a tweet such as, “Free Iron Man 2 TShirt JustAnswer a short survey and it’s yours!!”. You can use this method on virtually anything.8) Facebook Fanpage Method As you know, there are literally millions of Facebook Fanpages, some of which have over 1million followers each. You can definitely use this to your advantage. Simply find adownload/product/resource that you want to lock using Lock.im. Lock it and then find a relatedfan page. For example. If you have found a website that give away free Justin Bieber SunGlasses, lock that link using Lock.im and then search Facebook for “Justin Bieber”. You will findmultiple page with many followers. Just visit some of those pages and post something like, “Ifound a cool website that is giving away free Justin Bieber sunglasses. All you have to do isanswer a brief survey... check it out at http://Lock.im/xxxxx(your locked link)”. This can be donewith virtually anything, including free movie downloads, game downloads, ebooks, or just coolwebsites. Most Facebook pages allow you to post directly to a wall as well as comment underthe page’s wall posts. Commenting under the page’s wall posts that already have a lot ofcomments and likes will be the most beneficial. Facebook Games Some Facebook gamesallow you to type while playing them. This can be beneficial if you have a locked link related to thegame. For example you may be playing a game of Minecraft, and you could offer a free Minecraftgame addon via a locked Lock.im URL.9) Forum Posting Method There are many forums out there that are online to provide information on things such as:Where to download free movies Where to stream live sporting events Where to get free stuffWhere to get coupon codesYou can use this to your advantage. Next time instead of simplyposting a URL to a resource such as a free movie download, a coupon, a breaking news story,etc on forums, use a Lock.imlocked link in its place. Simply lock the URL using Lock.im and postthat on the forum. You will earn money for every person that takes the brief survey to unlock it. Live Streaming Events There are many forums where you could post links to locked LiveStreaming events. All you have to do is find a relevant folder, lock your live streaming URL usingLock.im and then post the link with a brief description (If you prefer blackhat methods, you couldeven lock a link to something other than the live streaming event, as your readers will not knowthat it is bogus until it is unlocked). For example. If you have found a live streaming NBA Playoffgame, you should look for forums with folders discussing the NBA or Basketball. There is oneForum that you can pretty much post any live streaming event at, and that is CherryShares.com.I know for a fact that there are people posting links to live streaming events such as sportingevents, press conferences, and even (nonlive) TV shows. More specifically the URL to thefolder where you can pretty much freely post these links is:http://forum.cherrycredits.com/forum/categories/view/cashshop. However, if you browse around
the forum, you will find that people make these posts just about anywhere. Some of them haveas many as 2,000 views. Imagine how much money you would make with Lock.im if only ½ ofthose people took the survey! Some of these posters don’t even post real links, they just locksomething else and claim that it is a live streaming event. Browse around the forum. Most of thetop Lock.im earners surely use this site and other forums to make a living using the service.10) Partial Upload Method This works great for ebooks, and some videos. The strategy is that you take an ebook (novel,instructional book, “how to” book, etc) take out the majority of the content, while leaving only alittle bit (i.e. the first chapter). Then at the end of it, you put a link to your locked Lock.im URLwhich will allow the reader/viewer to download the entire version. There are many sites whichallow for free uploads of PDF files. (slideshare.com, sharepdf.net, freepdfhosting.com,keepandshare.com, pdfcast.org, scribd.com, planetpdf.com, searchpdfbooks.com). If you aredoing a review, Youtube is the best place to upload but there are also other free video sites. Thiscan also be done with MP3s, and just about any content you can imagine. Need to edit a PDF?There are a lot of ways to do this, just search google for “Free PDF Editor”. One that I have usedin the past is: http://download.cnet.com/PDFillPDFEditor/30006675_410295757.htmlNeed tofind a good novel to do this with? Check out Amazon.com or the Barnes and Nobel’s website(http://bn.com) They list the hottest books. There are plenty of websites that offer free bookdownloads (note: this would be a blackhat method).11) Social Networking ‘Attractive Female’ Method Create a profile on Facebook, Orkut or Google Plus using photos of a very attractive female.Request male and female friends from the UK, UK and Canada (especially single males). Afteryou have a good number of friends on your fake profile, you will have these members’ attention.Make posts such as, “Click here to see my sexy photos”, “Click here if you would like to dateme”, “Vote for me as the sexiest female!”, “Wanna see my nude pics?”, etc. All of these linksshould be locked by Lock.im. You can even say in your posts, something along the lines of, “Areyou single? Would you date me? Check out my sexy photos. After taking this brief survey!” Thenprovide your locked Lock.im URL. You will be surprised how many men take the bait.12) The Adult Photo Post Method As you know, the adult industry is flourishing on the internet. It always has been, and always willbe. There are literally millions of people surfing the internet for adult photos and videos at anygiven time. This is where you can really take advantage. There are plenty of websites onlinesuch as http://forum.dumpstersluts.com/, http://pinporn.com and http://4chan.org that you canbrowse around and find videos, movies, pictures, animated GIFs, and free porn site passwords.You can then search google for other adult forums (Search for “Adult forum”, “Porn forum”, etc).Visit these sites, register for an account, and then take the videos, pictures, and passwords you
have received from other sites and lock them using a Lock.im URL. If you have links to downloada video, simply lock that link with Lock.im. If you have text (passwords), you have severaloptions. You could create a simple webpage or blogger.com blog and put the text there, or useservices like http://pastebin.com/. Pastebin allows you to type in (or paste) text, then click onsubmit. You will get a unique pastebin.com URL. Then take that url and lock it using Lock.im andspread it around on other sites. This is a method that never gets old, and can always make you aton of money.Many pornography forums allow you to post locked links, and links to videos,photos, passwords, etc. However for those that do not, all you have to do is put these links inyour signature. Each time you reply or make a new post, your signature will be on display. Makethe links attractive by saying things like “Free Pamela Anderson Nude Video Click here!”, or “Mylibrary of over 1,000 adult passwords download now!”. Then just make normal brief posts onthese forums and your signature will get plenty of views.You can also use http://4chan.org topost these images. Just post a single image in one of the adult sections of the site(http://boards.4chan.org/s/, or http://boards.4chan.org/hc/), then let your readers know that theycan download the entire photo library or photo set at your locked Lock.im URL. You will besurprised how many people click the link and take the brief survey.13) Free Digital Comic Method Ok, I’m not a fan of comics. Never have been, never will be. They just don’t interest me.However, I have used this method alone to make close to $300 per week using Lock.im. The firststep is finding free online comics. You can search google, and you should get plenty of results.However my favorite resource is http://www.lorencollins.net/freecomic/. You can download justabout anything. After downloading these, you have several options. First you want to lock theURL to the download link, using Lock.im. Then you can either create a website (Wordpress orBlogger blog), and a brief entry for each new comic. You could write a brief review of it, and thenprovide the “Download this Comic Book Now” link (Your locked Lock.im URL). Too lazy to buildyour own website? There is another method. Find comic book related forums, and post yourlocked Lock.im URL there. One of the best forums (at least it’s kind of like a forum) for this is4chan.org (more specifically the comic book section at: http://boards.4chan.org/co/). Make anew post, and post an image of the front cover of the comic book. Then beside it, post yourdownload link (locked Lock.im URL). You should also post a small description of the book, sothat it garners some interest. If you can get some friends to comment on it, that will help evenmore!14) Roms and Emulator Method Many Lock.im users swear by this method. It is quite simple to utilize and can really earn you aton of money. This method however, can be a bit more time consuming, in that it works bestwhen you have the ability to create your own website. To start off, you will want to search forNintendo DS roms and emulators in Google. This can be done with any roms or emulators(NES, Sega Genesis, PS3, Xbox, etc). Then download as many of these as you can.
http://mininova.com is a good place to find roms and emulators. You will then upload these romsto your site, a free upload site, or simply use the download URL that you got them from. You willthen lock these URLs using Lock.im. After doing this, create a nice looking website, and providedetails for the games you are allowing people to download. The download link should be directingto the Lock.im locked URL. Make sure to keep your site updated, by frequently adding new romson a daily/weekly basis. Add your site to rom and emulator directories, and post links to it places.You can also submit your site to search engines, as well as social news sites like Digg.com,Stumbleupon.com, reddit.com etc.Be sure to put a disclaimer on your site stating that all romsdownloaded need to be deleted within 24 hours unless the legal copy is owned. Otherwise youcould potentially get in legal trouble.15) Your Own ‘Free Stuff’ Website Running your own website has a lot of benefits. Firstly, your site will get indexed by searchengines (more specifically, Google). I suggest making a Wordpress.com website, so that youcan make new blog entries whenever you feel like it. These individual entries will get indexed byGoogle, thus you will have perpetual traffic. For example, you may wish to start a “Free SportsStreaming” website where you post new entries for current sporting events. You may give a briefpreview of the event and then provide a “Stream this event live” link. That link will be a lockedLock.im url. You can also do this for free MP3s, Movies, Games, Passwords, or whatever elseyou can imagine. You could mix this method with other methods. Instead of posting links to yourLock.im locked URL on forums, social networking sites, Digg, Reddit, etc, why not create a newblog entry and post the URL to that entry on these sites? You will get repeat visitors, peopletweeting your site, and many more benefits.16) The Blackhat Methods Many people have made a lot of money on Lock.im simply baiting people into filling out surveysby offering free stuff. This ranges from books, to movies, to video games, to nude photos ofcelebrities, to live streaming events, free products, free adult website passwords, and muchmore. We have found that even though this stuff is offered, several Lock.im users more or lesstrick people into filling out the surveys only to tell them that these things aren’t really free. Wedon’t condone this method, but thought we would at least inform you of it. Depending on yourmorals, you could make even more money employing black hat methods.Another Blackhatmethod includes uploading videos to Youtube, such as “House Episode 3 season 4”. However,the video that is uploaded is not really an episode of “House” but rather a brief video saying“Youtube disallowed this video, so please visit the link you see below”. Then the Youtube useruses a Lock.im locked URL to go to the full version of the video. Whether or not they really link tothe full video or not is up to them.17) Your Own Unique Method
There are an infinite amount of ways you can earn a living using Lock.im to lock your links. Thebest ways you use will be totally unique ideas that no one has even tried before. Experiment! Youwill be surprised how much money you can earn from simple little ideas that take only minutes toput in place.Resources:Here are some highly recommended resources that will help you make even more moneyusing Lock.im: http://animoto.com This is a great site for editing videos. It’s free to use, and you can addactual text links on your videos. You can then download these and upload them directly toYoutube. This is a great way to get people to click on your Lock.im URLs, rather than justposting them in the description of the video. http://www.tvlinks.eu/tvshows/ You can pretty much find any TV show on this site. Lock thelink and share! http://pastebin.com/ Have text that you want to lock and then share? This site allows you totype in any text, save it and then get your unique Pastbin.com URL. Lock this URL link usingLock.im and then advertise it! http://download.cnet.com/PDFillPDFEditor/30006675_410295757.html ORhttp://www.primopdf.com Free PDF editors/creators. http://vagex.com/ This is a method of getting hits to your Youtube videos. Although most ofthese hits won’t help you make money directly, as they probably won’t click on your Lock.imlinks, it will increase your “Views” total, which means a higher ranking in the Youtube search,hence a higher Google ranking as well. http://www.screencastomatic.com/ This is a greatway to create a video of your screen. For example, you could use Powerpoint, to create aslideshow and make a video of that slideshow to put on Youtube. http://www.jamendo.com/en This is a site that allows you to add royalty free music to yourYoutube videos. http://www.tubemogul.com/ This site allows you to submit your videos to multiple videos sitesat once. https://ads.youtube.com/keyword_tool This tools allows you to see what people are searchingfor on Youtube. This can help you pick your title of your own Youtube videos. http://downloadyoutubevideo.org/ or http://keepvid.com These are sites that allow you todownload Youtube videos to your computer. This can be very useful in many ways.
http://xenforo.com/community/threads/thebigforumlist.26352/ &http://rankings.bigboards.com/?p=all These are huge lists of large forums online. They aregreat for posting anything from your referral link in your signature, to links to locked Lock.imURLs, etc. Make sure you pick the right folders to post in. http://bit.ly This is a common link shortener. Sure you don’t need to use it but it can help you insome cases. Many people don’t click on Lock.im URLs because they know that it will ask themto take a survey. In these cases, you can hide the Lock.im URL by using bit.ly to cover it up.Instead your url will be something like bit.ly/3dksl/ rather than your normal Lock.im shorted URL.It will still do the same thing, but people won’t realize it is Lock.im until after it is clicked.Thank you for reading.