2 Major ways a Nigerian can make Money from WhatsApp

2 Major ways a Nigerian can make Money from WhatsApp

WhatsApp is a text and voice messaging app that was launched in 2009 and has since then become very popular owing to its robust features and flexibility. As a free service, WhatsApp allows users to send free messages and make free local and international calls. WhatsApp users can make one-on-one direct calls to individuals, or group calls between 3 people or more. Furthermore, WhatsApp can be used on both desktop and mobile devices. WhatsApp is quickly coming up as a versatile platform that can give industrious users a chance to augment or raise their income. Over the past decade, users have been able to discover and unfold many ways to take advantage of this unique platform to earn money in various forms.


WhatsApp can identify people in your contact list who currently use the app, so you do not have to add them manually. You can also invite people who don’t have WhatsApp or connect with other users who are not in your contact list. WhatsApp lets you create work, friend, or family groups to communicate with up to 256 participants. WhatsApp allows you to change your background and equally allows you to send your GPS location to an interactive map. You can type in a status message that will last up to 24 hours or until you change it. The app has a search function that lets you search by keyword, group, contact name, or phone number. You can also search for keywords in a conversation. WhatsApp works with Google on your smartphone so that you can save a copy of your message history to Google Drive. If you are not on Google, you can back up your messages and media to your phone’s memory.


WhatsApp serves more than 2 billion people in over 180 countries, with over 500 million daily active users. WhatsApp Messenger is now the leading mobile messaging app in 112 countries and it dominates in India, Germany, Russia, and the U.K. WhatsApp generally takes a broad approach to reach as many people as possible around the world. According to a Market Intelligence Insights report, “WhatsApp is gaining in popularity compared with its competitors, even edging out its own Facebook sibling, Messenger.”



Having said so much about the benefits of the WhatsApp messaging app, let’s now look at various ways by which a Nigerian can make money from WhatsApp.


  1. Posting Links

In the recent time, this has proven to be one of the easiest and most popular ways to make money online and if you are on any of the social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, WhatsApp, etc., chances are that you have shared links many times. Now what you need to understand is that, simply sharing links with other people across various media can earn you some good money. So, when next you want to share a content that contain links with other people, you can as well decide to make money from such an activity online.

There are a number of ways you can go about this. There are some online advertising services that allow you add some advertising to the links you are sharing so that anyone who click on the links you share will first see an advertisement before being redirected to the actual destination of the links. These ads are usually very short, appears for about 5 seconds before redirecting the user to the actual destination of the link. There are a number of websites that offer this service, allowing you to earn money from such links. Here are a few of them:

  • AdFly at ly
  • Ouo at io
  • Shortest at st

You can read more on any of these websites, sign up and start creating links, go ahead and paste this link on your WhatsApp status or send directly to friends that enjoy reading your articles – and you can post on the groups you belong too. Meanwhile, ads will always display before the page can be viewed. This is how your money is made. If you are a content creator who create articles that people really find interesting and educating, or if you come across beneficial articles online that you want to share with others, such ads can be added to the links you share and you can be surprised that many people will go out of their ways to share those links with their networks – when they find it very useful and sharable – thereby helping you to reach more people with your money generating links.


When signing up on these websites, be careful not to sign up as an advertiser – always sign up as a publisher. Meanwhile, you need to exercise great caution because while there are a number of genuine websites which offer this service like the ones listed above, there exist a number of URL shortener websites that are scams!


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  1. Start a WhatsApp TV

What is WhatsApp TV? WhatsApp TV fully known as WhatsApp Television is a branded WhatsApp account that seeks to entertain, inform, educate, people on WhatsApp through its status posts. You can earn by selling products and affiliate companies, or by placing advertisements. As you get more WhatsApp status views and contacts, you earn more income. Literally speaking, with a WhatsApp TV account, you can make anything from N100,000 to N350,000 (or more) per month posting updates and placing advertisements for brands and businesses. A WhatsApp TV is more like a social media influencer and the more followers you have gained over time affects the scalability of the business. This is why one of the major goals of WhatsApp TV operators is to gain followers as much as possible. When you keep hearing WhatsApp TV, just know that it is used to refer to a practice by WhatsApp user whereby someone uses their account to share informative, educating, and funny memes on their status. Please note that WhatsApp TV is not an App on its own. It’s the regular WhatsApp has installed on your smartphone. But this time around, you treat as a business entity.


How WhatsApp TV makes money?

WhatsApp TV owners earn money on a daily basis through advertisements. They get paid for every advert they post on their status. When you have gained lots of followers on your WhatsApp TV, individuals or businesses who are looking for viable platforms to advertise or showcase their products and services will begin to contacts you to help them publicize their products or services. If you do it for them and they get substantive result and value for their money, they can begin to refer you to other people and keep coming back for business. This is why one of the most important assets of a WhatsApp TV owner is the audience and the followers the status has gained. As a TV owner, you will charge your clients certain amount of money for the service rendered. You can choose to charge them daily, weekly, or monthly depending on your agreement and what works for both parties.


Perhaps in another article, we will talk about how to start a WhatsApp TV in details but for now, you need to know that the way to make money from running a WhatsApp TV is to look for individuals and business owners who need you to create awareness and adverts for them, and in return, you get paid directly for the service rendered. However, it is important to bear in mind that your earning will only make a lot of sense when you have a huge following and status views. You don’t expect anyone to pay you if all you’re getting on your TV is just 30 or 70 status views in a day, but when you begin to get up to 200 to 5,000 status views, you can be making at least N30,000 daily from adverts.


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