Do you want to share your work, your e-book, your app or your own music, but you just don't want to give it away for free? With Lock.ist, you will be able to provide visitors with the ability to gain access to your content with or without actually paying. Good news is that no matter what method they choose to unlock your links, you'll get paid for it!
But what if you don't have your own content? Your best bet would be to search the web and find something that you think everyone would find valuable and worth completing a survey for. Then, decide about how and where you are going to promote that stuff! Just don't spam.
Using Lock.ist as a file locker seems to be one of the most effective methods so far. If you don't own a website, you can just upload your file to any external file-sharing website and lock your download link with Lock.ist. Noone will be able to download your file without completing an action first. Go ahead and browse your computer folders. Find files that you think people would complete an offer or pay for, like your music, your e-books, software or any other file you are legally allowed to upload and share. Upload them anywhere you want, lock the download links with Lock.ist and start making money right away. What is great about this method is the fact that you don't have to upload anything on our servers, which makes the process as fast and reliable as it can be.
Online forums are usually a great place to promote your links. Choose your subject carefully and post your link on related forums. Online communities like those are usually subject-specific, so you can easily find users that are actually interested in acquiring what you are actually trying to promote. Use your imagination and try to be as convincing as you can, while trying not to mislead people, spam or violate any forum rules.
Of course, if you own a website or blog, you definitely have an advantage. Despite the fact that you can shrink links from others' websites, in case you have your own, you can create your own content, host it on your website and make it look exactly as you want it to. Also, you can take advantage of any established traffic you may have. We'd suggest using our website widget, which works on any kind of website and lets your visitors unlock your links without even leaving your page! We also have a simple but powerful Website API for you to dynamically shorten and lock links from within your site, without having to login to your Lock.ist account every time!
These days, people use social networks more and more to connect with each other. Finding the right people to promote the right links can be tricky, but social media platforms make this procedure much easier. Connect and share with those that might be interested in your stuff, share with your friends and family. As long as you don't spam or violate any platform's rules, social media can be the ultimate way of promoting your stuff and making it as viral as it can be.
Are you into videos? Video sharing websites like Youtube have been proved to be a great way of promotion. Create your own related videos, promote them on your site, social media platforms or anywhere else, collect channel subscribers, create a bond with your viewers and try to convince everyone to visit your Lock.ist links. The more viewers you have, the more money you make!
For every user you refer to Lock.ist, you will be getting 5% of their earnings for the rest of your life. If you realize what this actually means, you will understand that having a lot of people who have signed up under your name can actually bring you as much (if not more) money as promoting your own links. Our referral system is an brilliant tool that can help you increase your earnings and a great alternative for those who have found a way to promote stuff, but don't know what to promote. :)
Nothing will work if you don't do it the right way. Think of more methods you can use to promote your links, come up with new ideas and be imaginative. Don't let people suspect you are trying to mislead them. Remember: People who make the most have unique content and use unique promoting methods.