How to Make Money on WhatsApp in 2021 – 8 Legit Ways

Even though WhatsApp itself doesn’t support advertisement at the moment, still there are lots of ways to on how to make money on WhatsApp.

Social media platforms such as  Facebook, TikTok, Twitter Instagram and Linkedin have evolved to be a way of life in recent times.

One can’t think of one’s day-to-day living without the occupancy of these social media platforms.

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Most times, the first thing we do at dawn is checking notifications on social media platforms to see if we have new followers, messages or subscribers.

This is pretty much what everyone does and keeps doing this has become a routine till one sleeps in the night.

With the consistent rise in user engagement and the number of monthly active users on these platforms, the pertinent question is: can these social engagements be monetized?

For Instance, YouTubers can earn revenue from ads on their content, and the same as Facebook Creators.

As earlier stated, WhatsApp itself does not support ads, however, there are numerous ways to make money on WhatsApp.

The best part of it is that you can get started today.

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How to Make Money on WhatsApp in 2021

1. Market Your Own Products and Skill

You could choose to market your own products and skill on WhatsApp.

This is one of the numerous ways you can make money on WhatsApp and be in total control of it.

You should make sure that your contacts and the groups you’re part of or have interest in your kind of products.

Perhaps you don’t have a product, you can also dropship. This requires you to partner with the direct suppliers of the product.

Once you close the sales, the suppliers ship the product and you make a profit doing so without having to stock the items.

You could market your skill as well.

If you’re a writer, share your works with our contacts and friends. Whichever digital skill you have, help yourself by joining groups within that circle of interest.

This is a way you can easily make money on WhatsApp by sharing your skill and products.

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2. Become a WhatsApp Business Marketer

This might sound unreal to you, but there are really people that are paid to promote businesses on WhatsApp.

You need to be in relevant groups with lots of contacts, and you also need to have many contacts as well to be able to market products on your WhatsApp status.

There are people that get thousands of views on their WhatsApp status. If you have such kind of contact, you can make many promoting businesses as a marketer.

Once you’re able to get your desired audience, you should plan on the best way to introduce your products and services to your WhatsApp audience.

You are very much free to advertise yourself on other social media platforms.

Importantly, don’t forget to employ a very enticing call to action like “Contact me if you’re interested”.

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3. Drive Traffic to Your Blog

If you have a blog that is monetized either through display ads or affiliate links, you can use WhatsApp as a traffic source.

Blogging still remains one of the best and consistent ways to make money online.

However, to make money from your blog, you need quality traffic.

This is exactly where the help of WhatsApp comes in. WhatsApp makes it easy for you to drive traffic to your blog and returning readers.

For instance, let’s assume your blog is about fitness and lifestyle, you can make the entire process easier by creating a WhatsApp group.

Then go ahead to invite people to the group, be intentional about making the group very interesting so people will be glad to engage.

Each time you have a new publication on your blog, you can make a quick summary of our post and attach the link to your blog at the end of it.

You might be surprised to know that people from the group and even your WhatsApp contacts might be interested and go ahead to click the link just to read up the entire story.

The links might even be forwarded, it can even go viral on WhatsApp and that means many visitors and definitely more money.

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4. Promote Affiliate Links

Affiliate Marketing remains one of the best ways to make money online today. It requires you to promote products through links called “affiliate links”. You get paid each time someone purchases a product through your referral link.

Having a strategic and quality WhatsApp contact can help you become a successful Affiliate Marketer. There are different kinds of affiliates programs, and a few of them include; ShareASale, Commission Junction, Clickbank etc.

All you really have to do, to make money through this affiliate earnings is just to copy the link to the products you want and simply paste it on your WhatsApp groups, Status or create a broadcast list.

You’ll definitely get a commission whenever anyone buys from your link. When you’ve made enough earnings, you can withdraw into your local account and enjoy yourself.

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5. ySense (ClixSense)

This is just one of the forms of pay per click platforms, and there are so many of them on the internet. ySense recently got added to the list and it is hundred percent legit.

I guess you’ve heard about Pay per Click (PPC) websites? If not, you must have heard of Survey websites and the negative feedback on them.

However, ySense does not fall into this category.  With ySense, you won’t need to be bothered or worry about your payment.

Ysense is a website that you’ll be paid to complete Surveys, watch videos etc. A commission will also be paid if you are able to refer your friends.

When you are signing up on ySense, you’ll be given a referral link. You can then go ahead to share the referral link to your WhatsApp contacts and groups as well.

The more people you are able to sign up with, the more bonus point you’ll get.

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You should endeavor to complete your surveys. Perhaps, you might not qualify for all, but you might be qualified for some, you just have to keep checking. You can make money on WhatsApp by sharing ySense referral links.

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6. Short-Links

I guess you’ve been sent Short-links before, but you never knew that there were short-links and that the person was making money from it.

First of all, what is a short link? Short links are simply shortened links that give you access to a website. A short link is otherwise a shorter version of a long link.

The fact about this is that both links will definitely lead to the same story, but one is just long and the other is shorter.

With short links, all you’ll have to do is simply to look for news, tips or any information your contacts and group members will pick interest in.

All you’ll need to do is to copy the link, go to a URL shortener, login, paste the link and then go ahead to shorten it. Then you simply copy the shortened one, open your WhatsApp and share it with your contacts and friends.

When your contacts click on the link, some adverts will be shown to them before the information or story. This exactly will enable you to make money, especially if you have a large number of contacts that really enjoy reading your content.

You can still go-ahead to share this on your WhatsApp status.

The process of using a link shortener is quite easy. You only need to go to any website, register and copy the link you want to share, login to the link shortener, paste the link and then shrink it.

You can click on any of these and legitly start making money. If you’ve been thinking of ways to make money on WhatsApp, you can try this method. Be consistent in posting short-links on your status.

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7. Pay Per Download

This is one of the ways to make money on WhatsApp. If this is new to you, you must be wondering what it is all about.

This is where you upload files such as pictures, videos, music, games and lots more to these websites and then you get paid for every upload.

Unbelievable, isn’t it?. If you must know before the person gets to download, he or she will probably be shown surveys or ads.

It’s only after completing the surveys or viewing the ads, that they can actually download. This is how money is made to pay you.

So if you’re interested in using this method to make money on WhatsApp. All you’ll have to do is to join groups or make contacts with people that have similar interests as yours.

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8. Refer Friends to Apps

There are actually applications on the play store that pay tokens or offer recharge cards each time you refer a friend to use it. This is really passive, as the income is actually small, but then who doesn’t like a free drink as long as he or she isn’t paying for it.

There are lots of money-saving apps that allows you to make money by referring friends to download.

All the work you need to do is to download the app, refer friends and start earning. A list of those apps are not actually consistent, but you can make the entire process easy for you by searching Google for”apps that pay when referrals to friends are done”.

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I hope this article has been helpful in bringing to your knowledge the different ways on how you can make money on WhatsApp.

Some methods above are really passive income streams. However, Affiliate Marketing and selling your own products can make you more money on conversion.

You shouldn’t forget that consistency is key. You need to be consistent with any of the methods you finally choose for yourself, to see tangible results.

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