WhatsApp as a company doesn’t allow ads or commercial transactions yet still there are many of ways to take advantage of its unique format and earn some money for yourself.
This method is being used extensively on Social Media platforms like Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat. Influencers with millions or even thousands of followers can simply post a picture of themselves wearing a particular brand of clothing and suddenly, the sales of the brand shoots up.
Social media have become a way of life in present times. One can’t imagine one’s day-to-day life without the presence of these platforms. The first thing in the morning that pretty much everyone does is checking notifications on his/her subscribed social media platforms, and keeps doing this at regular intervals throughout the day till one sleeps in the night. With the user engagement on these platforms at these escalated levels, the natural question is: Can these interactions be monetized? For example, Facebook video creators could earn from ad revenues, and similar is the case with Youtube content creators.
Once you register and explore exciting materials such as articles, news and viral videos, people usually like such contents and love to click on such links.
So, follow these steps and start making money online using Whatsapp:
1) Visit URL-shortening websites (for example, shorte.st)
2) Register using your email or log in with Facebook
3) Get the URL of any article/ web page you want to share with your WhatsApp friends. Paste on the site and click on ‘SHORTEN URL’.
4) Now copy the shortened URL.
5) Send this URL to as many WhatsApp contacts of yours as you can
6) The more people click on the link to read the content, the more money you earn.
Affiliate System (Selling your Product or that of Third Parties)
Affiliate marketing is a platform where you promote the specific product on behalf of a company. For example, Amazon is one of the best affiliate marketing platform. In affiliate marketing, you can get commission that is dependent upon the product, which you have to sell. You have to choose the product you want to promote. After settling for one, get your affiliate URL and start promoting it on WhatsApp by sharing the link with your contacts and connected groups. In addition to Amazon, there are several other reputed sites that offer affiliate marketing plans.
Using PPD networks
Basically, as per PPD (Pay Per Download) network norms, you will be paid if users download your uploaded files. For example, you can go for openload.com among other PPD websites. Openload is one of the best PPD website across the globe as it gives higher payouts and is quite easy to sign up and get started. Here you have to upload all the movies, images, songs and other interesting videos, share the link with your WhatsApp contact, on Facebook and so on. When your uploaded files are downloaded from the link, you are paid for that. For every download, you obtain some money, but money may vary as per download capacity.
How to make money using WhatsApp in Ghana
WhatsApp Influencer Marketing
This can work on WhatsApp if you are an administrator on a number of group chats since the maximum number of members per group is 256. You can make up to GHs100 per product endorsement, testimonial or advert. The most important thing with this method is the call to action. There must be a website to link to or a number to call so that the company paying you can measure your conversion. A high conversion ratio will justify paying for more placements.
For those of you who forward daily news headlines or just forward lots of links generally, this one is for you. There are services out there that will pay you for every link that you share that is clicked. These companies are called URL-shorteners. Not all URL-shorteners pay you for clicks, for example, google or twitter don’t but some advertising agencies out there have caught on and are selling ads for clicks.
When your friends or group members click on the link, they are first shown an advert for about 5 seconds before the actual page you want to share is loaded. As I said, this might get you thrown off a group because it is annoying and it can be rather painstaking to copy and paste links twice every time, but there are rewards. A service like LinkShrink for example pays $4.76 for every 1000 clicks. This link shows you how it works. It starts to make sense, if you are a member of many groups and you share lots of interesting links that people can’t help but click on. How to make money using WhatsApp in Ghana
You will need a blog or website first to make this work. It’s a lot more work but a lot more legitimate.
When you visit many websites and blogs, one thing you can’t miss are the ads. These ads are how many sites (including this one) maintain their hosting costs etc. Some popular sites are however making a killing from these ads.
There are typically three types of ads you see on websites: CPC, CPM and Affiliate ads. CPC mean Cost per Click. When you click on a CPC ad, the owner of the site makes a bit of money (usually less than $1). CPM means Cost per Mille; a fancy way of saying cost per thousand. The owner of the site gets paid a few cents for every 1,000 views of the ad. Affiliate ads are from companies like online retailers who pay the owner of the site a commission when users click on the ads and end up buying something from the online store. Commissions can be as high as 20%
So, let’s say you have a blog about cooking and recipes. On this blog, you have CPC, CPM and Affiliate ads. What you need to do to leverage WhatsApp is, write a brief summary of your most popular blog posts (one paragraph, max) and add a link to the post at the bottom.
If you’ve got mad Gele tying skills, then you can make money on WhatsApp. Simply send out broadcasts advertising your Gele tying consulting services and add a bank account number to pay money into. For those who pay, they are added to a WhatsApp group where you teach Gele tying. This can include your uploaded videos, voice/video chats and regular chat.
This works for not just Gele tying of course. Depending on the type of service you offer, you can charge a one-off fee or monthly fee and as the administrator, you can remove anyone who doesn’t pay at any time.
There are no real start-up costs to making money on WhatsApp except the cost of the smartphone (which you already have) and the cost of data. If you do start a WhatsApp business, please share your experience below. I would really like to hear from you.