Social media platforms like WhatsApp Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Linkedin have become a norm in present times. For millions of people across the globe, no day goes by without the use of these platforms. Infact the first thing in the morning that almost everyone does is to check notifications on his or her subscribed social media platforms, this even extends to the rest of the day till he or she goes to bed. With the numerous user engagements on these platforms, a question often arises whether they can be monetized.
For instance, Facebook video creators tend to earn money from ad revenues, same applies to Youtube content creators. Although WhatsApp doesn’t allow ads or other commercial transactions, there are however plenty of ways to take advantage of its unique format and earn some cash. Here are some ways you can earn from using WhatsApp.
1. Through viral contents: There are millions of websites flooded with ads, articles and contents. One can earn money by sharing those contents with your WhatsApp contacts. You can achieve this by using paid URL shortening services which allow users to shorten links to various web properties using the site. After doing this, user is paid certain amount based on the number of clicks.
2. Through Affiliate marketing: through Affiliate marketing you can promote a specific product on behalf of a company for instance Amazon. In affiliate marketing, you are entitled to commission depending on the product which you have to sell. After choosing the product you want to promote, you simply generate your affiliate URL and start promoting it on WhatsApp by sharing the link with your contacts and connected groups.
3. Using PPD networks: this is known as Pay Per Download. These PPD networks allows you to get paid if users download the files you upload.
4. By Promoting Applications: This option is quite different, in the sense that you don’t get direct money, rather you can get free stuff like free recharge, Paytm cash etc. With these benefits, you can gain access to other applications.
In addition to these, as a business person you can also promote and market what you sell using Whatsapp.
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