How to make money from WhatsApp

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We have read from people who want to know how they can make money from WhatsApp. Yes, it is very possible to make money from WhatsApp. It is our duty here to guide and teach our readers how to make money online and we do that with all pleasure. Today, we will share with you ways in which you can make money using WhatsApp.

As you know, Facebook bought WhatsApp some years ago. Now Facebook has allowed content creators to make money by partnering with them on Facebook but this has not been extended to WhatsApp. But the truth is, people are becoming more and more engaged on WhatsApp than even on Facebook.  There is always a way for those who are determine. While WhatsApp does not provide  direct way on how to make money with WhatsApp account, there are WhatsApp earning method that can be used.

There are few things you should have in your favour; have a huge contact list and belong to large groups. Because to make money anywhere, you are always going to need people. The money you may make on WhatsApp will be passive unless you have huge contact list and groups that are very engaged with your contents. If you want to learn different ways of making good money online, then read: How to make money online (With complete guide)

Here are ways you can make money from WhatsApp:

1. Short-links

This is the easiest and most popular way to make money from WhatsApp, sending short-links. Maybe you have been sent short-links before, you clicked on it and you never knew, the person is making money from it.

First, what is short link? Short links are shortened links to a website. A typical link to story will usually look vert long, short link simply shortens it. Both link will lead to same story but one is longer and one is shorter.

Using this method, all you have to do is look for news, tips or any information your contacts or group members will love to read. Copy the link, go to a Url Shortener, login, paste the link and shorten it.  Then copy the shortened one, open your WhatsApp and share it with your contacts and groups. Here is how it will look like:

WhatsApp Money

When your contacts click on the link, it will show them some adverts before showing them the story or information. That is how you make money.

This will fetch you passive income if you have a large group or contacts who enjoy reading your content. You can also share this on your WhatsApp Status.

I know of a man who has a long list of WhatsApp contacts and belong to lots of WhatsApp groups. Every morning, he will send links of headline news. A lot of people read it. Now imagine if that man uses link shortener. He will making good money the same way he is sharing news.

To use a link shortener is very Easy. Go to the website, register, copy any link you want to share, login to link shortner, past the link, shrink it. Copy the shorten link and share it with your contacts.

Here are the popular link Shorteners that pays: Link Shrink , ADF, OUO, Shortest  and you can click on any of them to register and start  making money.

If you have been wondering how to earn money from WhatsApp Status, try this method. Posting shortlinks on your Status.

2. Affiliate links

Another way to make money from WhatsApp is through Affiliate links. This method can fetch you good money if you have high end contacts or belong to high end groups.

It is very easy. If you belong to a group that focuses on a particular topic, let’s say fashion. You can talk to the group about a particular dress that is trending. Tell them how people are loving the dress and celebrities are wearing it. Then go to an affiliate network. Register with them. Look for a company that sells such dress. Copy the link and share it with the group members. Any of them that clicks on the link to purchase, you get a commission. If you are in a group of 400 people and 20 purchase, that is good money for a day.

Always make sure you have useful conversations before sending links to products. If you have someone that loves travelling. You can chat him or her up.

You: ‘Hello Sir, I know you love travelling, I just discovered that British airways are giving 10% discounts to everyone travelling in the next three months. If you are interested, go here: (paste link). I just thought I should share.’

That is it. If he clicks and orders, you get a commission. Very easy!

You can do this for any product or services. As long as the group or individual you are sending to, have an interest in them.  Don’t be rude and don’t over flood people with it.

Always make sure that the product you are sharing will be available to deliver at the geographical location of your contacts.

You can join any of these affiliates networks and find as much products as you want to share: Amazon Affiliate, Commission Junction, Jumia Affiliate

You can learn more about affiliate marketing by reading: How to make money through affiliate marketing.

This WhatsApp earning method  can help you make money with WhatsApp group. Especially if the group has people interested in what you market.


3. Market your own products or skills

Instead of sending affiliate links, you can choose to market your own products. This is one way you can make money  from WhatsApp and you will be in total control. If you have products or services, you can make a business card and send to your contacts or groups and tell them how much discount you are offering them. Always make sure that the people or groups you approach have interested in your kind of products

If you do not own any products but will love to have, all you need to do is create an online shop. Copy products from suppliers into your online store. Then send the links of these products to your WhatsApp contacts. If any of them click on the link and go to your online shop to order, the suppliers will ship the goods to them and you get your money! It is called drop-shipping. If you want to learn about this then read: How to create online shop very easily with Shopify


You can also market your skills. If you are a fashion designer, share your designs to contacts and friends. Whatever skills you have, join groups that relates to it. You may just get a big contract from there. This WhatsApp earning method is simply about making money on WhatsApp by sharing your skills and products.

4. Become a WhatsApp Marketer for businesses

This may sound strange but this is real! There are people who are paid to promote businesses on WhatsApp! First, you have to be in groups that have lots of contacts. Have large number of contacts too.

Then use forums, social media and any platform you have to advertise yourself.  Lines like “I can help you reach 1000 new customers via WhatsApp. Contact me if you are interested”.

You will be surprised, you will actually get people who will reach out, if you do it right. Once you get, all you have to do is work out a plan how you introduce their product or services to your WhatsApp audience


5. Pay per download

This is one method you can use to make money from WhatsApp but it is not well utilized. What happens here is that you can upload files such as pictures, videos, music, games and so on to these websites and they pay you for every download.

Crazy, isn’t it? Well, before the person gets to download, the sites will likely show them surveys or ads, after completing surveys or viewing ads, they download. That is how they make money to pay you.

So, if you will like to use this method to make money from WhatsApp, all you have to do is join groups or make contacts with people who have interest in a particular content. Then upload the contents to any of the sites, share the link, they download, you make money. For instant, you can join a gaming group or a comedy video group. Upload comedy videos to any of these sites then share the link on your WhatsApp comedy group and to contacts interested in comedy and you will get paid as they download.

Websites that offer these services include:, and others.


6. Drive traffic to your blog

A lot of bloggers make money from WhatsApp by driving traffic from it to their blog. This step first involves you having a blog. You can learn how to create your own blog by reading: How to create a blog in less than 20 minutes (2018).

Blogging is one of the best ways to make money online but to make money from your blog, you need traffic. Traffic means people visiting your blog. That is where WhatsApp comes in.

For example, let’s assume your blog is about relationship group. You can create a relationship group on WhatsApp. Invite people in and tell your friends to invite others. Make the group very engaging. Then whenever you publish a post on your blog, share a catchy summary of your post with the link at the end on your relationship group. You will have visitors from you WhatsApp group and your WhatsApp contacts might click and forward your summary to their contacts. It can go viral on WhatsApp and that means so many visitor and money!


7. Refer friends to apps

There are apps on Play store that will pay you a small token or offer recharge cards and different rewards if you refer a friend to use it. This is very passive, as income are small but who does not like coke as long as they dont pay for it?. All you need is get the app, refer friends and earn. Because list of such apps is not consistent we have not listed them here, you can search on Google for “apps that pays to refer a friend”.


Conclusion: Why you cannot make money directly from WhatsApp,  it is a platform you can capitalize and make money. Some of the methods listed above are very passive and will only earn you little income except you get lucky. Others like Affiliate marketing and selling your own product can get you big money if you are lucky enough to get conversions. Remember, be consistent. We will try to add to this list if we come across any way you can make money from WhatsApp. Soo keep in touch with this page. In the mean time, you can learn other ways to make money online by reading: How to make money online

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