You are probably wondering what is this website called about.

Basically, it is a service where you can shorten a certain link, and apparently, you can make money at the same time.

How does it really work?
In the following Review, you are going to learn everything you need to know about this site and I will also show you the best way how to start earning money online.

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Please note, that I am not a member or an affiliate of
This review is based on research and information available online in the public domain. 

Any recommendations and conclusions are only opinions and may not apply to all persons or situations.

ShrinkMe .io Review – Quick Summary

Right at the beginning let me share that ShrinkMe is not the right system that you can make money.

Research shows that members have a hard time making even a few bucks so, at the end of the day, it is just a waste of time.

If you are looking for ways how to create sustainable income online, please realize that it takes more than just clicking on some ads.

In case you are searching for a get-rich-quick scheme, I am afraid I can’t help you.

But if you are dedicated and willing to learn new stuff, I can show you how you can create your website, and how to get an indexed site by Google.
You are going to learn how to get free traffic to the website and most importantly how to monetize the website.

This method is called affiliate marketing and it is the simplest business method there is.

Sing up for free and test it out.

You can then decide whether you want to become a Premium Member and take full advantage of the platform, or not.

What Is

ShrinkMe - Home Page is a link shortener network that is supposed to pay a share of its advertising revenue.

That means, that you can make some money by sharing the shortened link generated by this website.

All you need to do is to follow these 3 steps:

  1. Create your account
  2. Shorten the link (affiliate link)
  3. Earn Money

And how much can you make?
According to their home page, it is about $200 per 10,000 views.

Well, this is a number exaggerated and we are going to find out that this system doesn’t work that way.

Who Is Behind The

It is not easy to find out who the creator of this website is. There is just not enough information.
And this can be already considered a red flag.

I have tried to get in touch with them, but their contact page doesn’t work.

ShrinkMe Contact Form Does Not Work

There is no Contact email and no address, but I have managed to write them a message on Facebook.
Got an automatic reply asking me to provide them with a question and email address.

I did, but so far no response.

UPDATE December 14, 2021:
I just double-checked my FB messenger and they still did not get my message, which was sent on December 7, 2021.

ShrinkMe - Facebook Messenger

This is just another proof that the entire is not trustworthy.

What Else Do We Know About Website?

What we know though, is the date of registration:

ShrinkMe Registration Date

According to the website, we see that was registered in March 2019.

It is always a good idea to check this information. You can then compare it with other information on their website.

For example, there are many scams, claiming to be around for 5 years, but Whois.Com reveals that the site was registered only 4 months ago.

That is a major red flag and always stay away from such scams.

I digress but wanted to share with you how simple research can be done and thus how to avoid being scammed.

Here is another thing that is interesting.
We see that the website has a lot of visitors.

ShrinkMe Estimated Traffic

No wonder, this looks like a very easy way how to make some bucks, right?

Well, let’s take a look at how it works.

How Does Work?

By now we know how to sign up for this service.
Once you are signed up, you can grab your affiliate link or any other link, go back to, and you get the shortened version.

Now if someone clicks on it, you should be paid.

Ideally, this can be an affiliate link so, in theory, you get paid also when this person purchases a product.

This doesn’t look like a bad idea.

But let’s break it down;

First of all, let’s take a look at some affiliate links.


We see that the affiliate link generated by Amazon is “ugly”.

Amazon Affiliate Link

The idea is to have the link nicer and/or shortened.

So with such a shortened URL service, you get a better-looking link and more people will click on it.

The good thing about Amazon is that you can get the shortened link, directly within Amazon.

Amazon - Shortener Link

But there are other affiliate programs, that don’t offer this option.
One of them is ClickBank.


ClickBank doesn’t have such an option.
And this is how the ClickBank affiliate link looks like (it is called Hoplink)

ClickBank Hoplink

In this case, it would make sense to shorten that link.

Let’s say you want to promote a ClickBank product called 12 Minute Affiliate System. Review

Let’s check that link to find out where it goes.

The Hoplink redirects to the 12 Minute Affiliate sales page:

12 Minute Affiliate - Sales Page

By using the service, one should get to the very same page, right?
But it doesn’t work that way;

Paste the Hoplink to and generate the shortened link.

Shortener Link

Now, if you paste the shortened link into a browser, you won’t get to the 12 Minute Affiliate System sales page.

Here is the step-by-step of what is going to happen:

1) Check (or paste and press enter) the link and this is a page where you get:

ShrinkMe - Suspicious Ad

2) It is not 12 Minute Affiliate sales page.
It is Suspicious looking like a website with strange ads on it.

Regarding the options:

  • Agree
  • or More Option:
    It doesn’t matter where you click, it redirects to the same page

3) You are supposed to click on the Captcha to proceed to the destination page: Review

Right after checking the box, you are redirected to the “destination page” (see below).
Depending on your internet security, this “destination” page might differ from mine.

4) This is where the link generated by redirects me: Review

Unfortunately, my internet security provider doesn’t allow me to get there…
Probably something fishy and possibly unsafe.

Here is the major red flag:

  • Links generated by get visitors to unsafe websites.
    This means these are external links to websites that most likely contain malware, phishing, unwanted application, or program

What Else Does Do?

You can share this service with others.

But how do you get people to get to the link and click on it?

Social Media?

How many followers do you have?
And how many of them are interested in certain products (let’s say, losing weight, or teaching dogs).

Even with thousands and thousands of followers, the chances that someone will click on that link is small.

But from what we have learned, I am sure you agree that it is useless.
On the other hand, if someone wants to share this with you, you can let him know to stop it.

What Is the Price of

It is free to sign up.

In fact, there is a $1 bonus for you if you sign up.
But still, since we know how this system works, I don’t recommend joining

What Do Others Think of

Let’s take a look at Trustpilot.

You might have already visited the website and you know that it is a consumer review website.

ShrinkMe - Trustpilot

The majority of reviewers complained about the following issues:

  • The shortened link share virus or malicious websites
  • No one from respodn to emils
  • Most of the time the links share a page full of spammy links

That is pretty much what I have experienced as well.

About half a year since I published the article, it is obvious that the general opinion about this website remains the same: Review

We see that it stays “poor” and the number of reviewers increased.

ShrinkMe Alternatives?

There are a lot of alternatives if you want to shorten your link. Let me mention just 3 of them:

  • Bitly – Probably the best link shortener
  • Rebrandly – for creating branded URLs
  • TinyURL – This gives you anonymous and fast short links

Please note that none of these links pay to their users.

How To Make Money Online?

Even if it works, the earning potential is extremely low.

The same applies to survey sites.

So how to make money online?

The best way is affiliate marketing and if you want to learn more, you can check my #1 recommendation.
You get access to step-by-step training explaining how to generate revenue online.

Basically here is how it works:

  • You choose something that you have a genuine interest in (your hobby, passion)
  • Learn how to create a website (it is easier than you think – check the link to find out more)
  • Learn how to get visitors to your websites – In other words, free traffic
  • Monetize the traffic

Again to find out more, just go to that link and you can take the first 10 lessons for free.
(You only need your email).

If you want more details you can watch the following video: Review

In this video, it is explained that building an online business is not that difficult.

It is a FOUR-step formula that you can go through, and you will see examples of operational websites that are following this process, and thriving.
(Please note that the video is a little over one hour long).

Back to the original review;
Let’s take a look at the ShrinkMe Pros and Cons and we wrap it up. Pros

  • It is possible to sign up for free Cons

  • Shortened link by ShrinkMe redirects to suspicious websites
  • It is almost impossible to make $5
  • The only way how to promote is by spamming Social Media

Conclusion is supposed to be a system that shortens the URLs and at the same time, it promises to make a few cents, whenever someone clicks on it.

There are thousands of people visiting the site hoping to make a few bucks.
Unfortunately, this is not the case and, understandably, they call it a scam.

The worst part is that the links generated within redirect you to suspicious-looking websites.
I was not able to check these sites, but I assume (in the best-case scenario) these sites contain a lot of ads, link to odd sites, and who knows what.

I don’t recommend joining

If you have experience with, please let me know in the comment section below.
You might have gotten a bit further than me and I am curious about what kind of site is there. Because of, or rather thanks to my Internet security I couldn’t get too far.

Hope you find this review helpful,

Thank you for reading,

About the Author

Mike is an affiliate marketing analyst, content creator, and master of website development.

Consistently producing in-depth and insightful articles. 📚💻


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12 thoughts on “ Review”

  1. Hi Mike thanks for your wonderful review it was really helpful
    Please I have tried affiliate marketing for some time now and haven’t been successfully but I see the issue now ur saying that it takes time to start
    Please I would like to take the learning process of 7 plus months
    Please I need your recommendation where do I start, do you have any course or something?

    • Hello,

      I’m glad you liked the review. It’s a good thing that you’ve tried affiliate marketing before. You can build on that, and with step-by-step training, you can really make some progress within 7 months.

      Please check out my #1 recommendation:

      You can sign up for free and have access to 5 lessons as a test drive. Of course, I can help you along the way.

      Here is the link where you can find out more, with a link directly to the platform. It’s called Wealthy Affiliate.

      Thanks a lot for your comment, and sorry for the late response.


  2. Hi Michael,
    Thank you for the very informative feedback on Shrinkme.
    I am a complete novice and will fall for this type of bulldust every time.
    Please forgive me for asking, but I am looking for a way to generate an income of around $200 per monthto supplement my pension.
    I am 65 years of age.
    Hope I am not bothering but will really appreciate some guidance.
    Mike van Deventer
    South Africa

    • Hello Mike,

      Thanks a lot for your comment.
      I am glad you did your research.

      It is understandable since it is not easy to distinguish between a legit website and a scammy one.

      When it comes to generating additional income, this is a legit question and I am glad you asked.

      There are basically 2 basic ways how to earn money online.
      Easy one, without any knowledge, training, and with a minimum effort – and that would be survey sites. And I mean the legit one. The drawback is that it is time-consuming and the earning potential is low. Generally speaking, you can spend 4 to 6 hours per day doing some surveys, and clicking on ads, and you can make about $50 per month (the ideal case).

      The other way – requires your effort and some knowledge.
      You can for example create your own website (which is a matter of a few seconds these days). That is the easy part.
      Then you would need to choose an industry (also called a niche), preferably with that you have some experience.

      Then, you need to create content. Content that Google recognizes and so your to-be audience.
      Once you have enough traffic, you can start making a couple of hundreds per month from the ads, that would be displayed on your website. The traffic can be also monetized by affiliate marketing. That is offering products with that niche to your audience.
      And you don’t have to own the product – you simply recommend the product or service of some other merchant(s).
      (For example coffee machines from Amazon).

      It sounds easy, but this might take 4 to 12 months to get to the point where you make a couple of hundred a month.

      Analogically, the same can be done with Youtube. You choose your niche, and you can create videos that will generate income – from the ads.

      The questions you have to ask yourself: Are you willing to learn new stuff and invest time and energy so you can make a couple of hundred per month next year?
      The good news is that if everything is done right, the earning potential can be even higher, $1,000 a month.

      And I know people running their websites for 2 or 3 years making $3,000+ a month.
      But you see, it took some time.

      One thing is for sure:
      There is no such thing as a loop or some kind of software that will generate money for you. And I know there are lots of such systems, claiming that “for $17 you can get free unlimited traffic” – that is all nonsense.

      Let me know if you have further questions,


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