8 Ways To Make Money Using WhatsApp

There are plenty of ideas out their on how you can make money using WhatsApp.

Today, I wish to share with you just a few of them and probably they’ll help you.

Please NOTE that this article isn’t featuring any get rick quick scheme. But rather, a way to work and gradually earn a stable income using WhatsApp.

Also, using WhatsApp for doing business is a new other model which people are using to run businesses today and earn a living.

WhatsApp makes it easy to directly reach out to your prospects at the comfort of your sit.

The most interesting is, most of your WhatsApp contacts already know you in person or in some way.

So, there support to you or your business is kinda achievable compared to going out and meet complete strangers.

Here are a few requirements or things to get you started

  • Find a product or service
  • Know your audience
  • Get contacts available on WhatsApp
  • Learn a new skill (such as digital marketing)
  • Join  WhatsApp groups

And here are ways you can earn some money using WhatsApp

1. Sell Own Products

Start a clothing brand, shoe brand, or you make tables (furniture). It is extremely fascinating how easy you can gain traction from your friends or family that know you in person.

For example, I know friend who started up a Carpentry and joinery workshop with limited startup capital. But has managed to grow it up both as a team and in sells.

He says, WhatsApp has been his 100% market base to advertise each the item they have on display. And when friends like it, if they don’t buy, most certainly they’re going to share in within there friend circles and groups.

I have personally bought a comfy outdoor couch from him.

2. Affiliate Marketing (Product refferals)

This is referred to as away of  recommending a product (that you believe in) to others in exchange of a commission or fee.

There are a online stores and companies that offer this service. Lets say, an online computer store sells computers for $200. But for every referral you get a 10% commission or a fixed price.

So incase you happen to refer 20-30 friends just right within your WhatsApp group contacts, you can literary make between $400 to $600 a month. Click To Tweet

The most popular affiliate website today is amazon associates. Where you can simply sign up and get an affiliate id or product affiliate link that you’ll share with your contacts.

3. URL Shorteners

There are a chuck of link shortening services out there.

With link shorteners, you can cut various web content to small links. Then the short link is shared on WhatsApp and each click actually earns you.

Petty Link is one of the most popular and trusted sites for URL shortening. It is also has one of the high payout rate.

Offering a high CPM rate. Petty link can earn you $9 for 1000 views.You can earn money by referring other people to this site through your referral link.

Personal thought: I don’t recommend this service (url shortening) as it tends to be spamy to your contacts. But regardless, it can earn you money.

4. Run an online store

Starting and operation an online store can be greatly hard to get off the ground. I mean, setting up the store, uploading the inventory and monitoring traffic. Updating the blog and marketing it.

But now, it has been made way easier to start one. All you need is start a drop shipping service store.

Iniatall total is investment is less than $100 and you can have products sourced from all over the world (China, USA, UK).

Today, China’s Ali Express is the leading drop shipping service provider. You just need to sign up. Select products you want to sell on your website.

Also read: 4 Legit Ways To Make Money On The Internet In Uganda

Then, import them into your shopify store. And you’re good to go.

One thing I would like you to note is that, before you start the store, do a survey of your clients and what they’re interested in.

This will make it easier for you to promote the products you sell within WhatsApp and easily make sales.

I got inspired by this idea from a friend at university how he was selling watches and it seemed to work for him well.

5. Offer your services / skill

Let’s suppose you have digital creative skills just like me. And you can build not only beautiful, but secure and working websites.

Right within your WhatsApp contacts and groups, there are people (personal brands) or those working with companies in search of consultancy / branding services just like yours

You may reach them out by exhibiting your potential, previous works, clients and experience. Pitch to every single person, spread it within groups. Click To Tweet

You’ll be surprised. People will inbox you in need of your services.

But one thing you have to take note of is.

You have to have a working model that will make your clients to know that you’re actually there for business and not just chatting.

And on the other hand, you should be willing to offer exceptionally great services within the agreed period and value for money.

Working remotely from the comfort of your living room will be a dream come true.

6. Host E Conferences

Hosting e conferences can be another fan way to earn using WhatsApp.

Lets suppose you have already a big following on other social platforms. And probably these people are willing to learn more from you. Or you simply want to share more of your knowledge for a fee.

You can host an invite only WhatsApp conference chat.

With this, you can send all interested parties a paypal invite and payment link.

And for every person that pays, is added to the WhatsApp conference list.

Ideally, you should be able to present some kind of specialized knowledge or information.

7. Build A Private “Expert” Group (sell subscription)

I have come across closed Facebook expert groups.

The same idea can be brought to WhatsApp but this time round. You only create groups where different field experts can meet and share knowledge.

It may be a group of only hospital lab specials or guitar trainers in your city.

And for every other person who wishes to join the group, can pay a special fee to grant them access.

You can actually create several of these groups by simply searching for exparts on facebook and letting them know about it.

You’ll be surprised, people are willing to share knowledge.

8.  Work With Local Companies (Influence)

In my country today, telecoms are spending more money on Influencers.

And that means, influencers are earning. And you can use WhatsApp to influence a number of people.

They maybe from your other social platforms, let’s Instagram or Facebook.

And you can simply do your writings and in some way introduce the product or service, you can easily grab your readers attention. Click To Tweet

My only advise is that you should really promote products or services from a company you trust or products you believe in or else, you’ll loose the trust and followers

And in any case your local company provides a way to track specific product recommendations, that can be a good hack for both of you.

In closing

I hope helped in you some way.

These are just eight ways out of hundreds of how you can actually earn using WhatsApp.

Do you have other ideas? What are you thoughts on WhatsApp earning abilities?

See you in the comment box.

Kwehangana Hamza

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I am a digital content designer and publisher working with a top digital agency in Kampala, Uganda. I started blogging out of my passion for learning & sharing.

Through this blog, I share tech and digital tips i’ve uncovered and hoping they be of great value to you.

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