<< General questions >>


How does it work and is it different?

Lock.ist is a CPA link locking service. Not another CPM shortener. Every link you shorten with our service will be "locked". Every visitor who wants to see the contents of your original link will need to complete one of the available offers in order to gain access. For every visitor who completes an offer and continues to your actual link, you generate a "lead" and you get a commission, which can be anywhere from $0.10 to $10. You may click here to see what a locked link's page looks like.

What is CPA?

CPA or Cost Per Action (sometimes known as Pay Per Action or PPA; also Cost Per Conversion) is an online advertising pricing model, where the advertiser pays and the publisher (you) gets paid for each specified action (a form submission, a payment, a download, and so on) linked to the advertisement.

Is Lock.ist free?

Yes, Lock.ist is (and always will be) completely free to use.

Is Lock.ist legit?

Yes. Absolutely. Our network is only a few months old and this is why you may not know it already. But we have already made hundreds of payments to publishers from all around the globe, always on-time. As a matter of fact, all legit innovative paying services are hard to trust at first, but trust is earned over time. In other words, we assure you that Lock.ist is here to stay and do what it does best: Pay.

I have multiple visits but my earnings are $0.00. Why?

On Lock.ist, you do NOT get paid per thousand views. You get paid per action, which means you only get paid when someone completes an offer or pays to unlock one of your links. Every single time this happens, you get from $0.10 to $10! Our suggestion: Try locking links with content that is valuable to your visitors and give them a motive to complete an offer and continue to your link.

What is a lead?

A lead occurs when a visitor completes one of the required actions and continues to your actual link. This is actually your main earning source on Lock.ist!

How much can I earn per lead (or unlock)?

A lead can give you from $0.10 to $10.00, depending on the offers that are available for your country. We have set our minimum lead payout to $0.10, which means that no lead will give you less. Maximum payout is usually up to $10, but it can be even more. Some offers can give you as much as $12. Based on our statistics, average lead payout is $1.00 USD.

It's difficult. Noone will complete offers to unlock my links.

You will need to use your brain and give your visitors a reason why they would do offers to unlock your links. Compared to any CPM shortener, Lock.ist can make you at least 50 times more money, even if you generate 1 lead for every 20 visitors. If you need help on getting started, make sure you read the tips and suggestions we have for you.

Do I have any limitations?

First of all, you are not allowed to complete offers or send payments to unlock your own links. There are also a few limitations, regarding the "locked" links: No spam, no porn, no misleading, no copyrighted stuff, no illegal content, no violence. Every link's content must comply with our Terms of Service. So, be careful.

OK. Let's get started. What do I need?

All you need is an e-mail address, so that you can get our system messages and get notified by us in case that's needed.

<< Account related >>


Why did I not receive a registration e-mail?

A confirmation e-mail is always sent when someone signs up. So, please make sure you entered a correct e-mail address and also check your Spam or Junk folder too. Sometimes mistakes happen!

I forgot my password.

You can click on the "Forgot your password?" link, which is located within the Login form. You will then be asked to enter the e-mail address you use for Lock.ist. After you complete this step, you will receive an e-mail with instructions on how to reset your Lock.ist password.

Can I change my e-mail address?

Currently, we don't provide our members with the ability to change their main e-mail account. But this feature may be added later on. In case you can't have access to your e-mail account and you think it is absolutely needed to change your account's e-mail address, you can contact us through our contact form and tell us so.

How can I see my link history and statistics?

In order to see your link history and statistics, just login to your member dashboard and click "MANAGE LINKS" then "STATS" on bottom of links. You will then see a list of your links, ordered by date, which also shows every link statistics for the day, month and all time.

How does the referral system work?

Every person who clicks on your referral link will have a web cookie (a small piece of information) placed on their web browser. When they signup on Lock.ist, we will get to see that this person registered under your name. Every lead that is generated by the people you referred to our service will give you an extra commission, which is 10% of the original lead's commission

<< Payments >>


How often does Lock.ist! pay?

When members request withdraw, we pay in 2 business day.

Is there a payment minimum?

Minimum payout is $10.

I did not get my payment. What happened?

First of all, make sure your payout information is accurate. You should also make sure you have collected our minimum payment amount. If you still think we have made a mistake and you should have received your payment, please contact us.

What are the available payment methods?

Currently, our available payment method is Bitcoin.

<< Other questions >>


I have another question that is not answered here. How can I contact you directly?

In case you have any other questions, do not hesitate to contact us directly through our contact form.