Take your business to WhatsApp platform. Almost everyone who owns a Smart phone makes use of the WhatsApp App. Almost all spent most of their day on this app.
Without knowing the few ways they can as well utilize the app.
You might as well make some money while using it right?
I personally considered Whatsapp to be massive invasion of privacy. Anybody who has your number stored on their phone can just forward you some random skit………Tons o Comedies they think is funny (but actually isn’t).
I don’t wanna talk about those religious write up and articles that off me. Some times Love and Stories related.
But no matter what happens, plus some shortcomings, the WhatsApp app is the undisputed king of the IM platforms on mobile with over 1 billion downloads worldwide
With it’s web version that works on PC or Mac.
WhatsApp has a very huge popularity, So I thought of how we can as well use the opportunity to make some money, Use it for our blogs and still restrain from what most social Media users hate “Spamming”.
I came up with a few ideas but while researching the topic, I also came across some interesting ideas about some ways WhatsApp can be monetized.
But the Fact is that; some still looks a bit spammy depending on the angle you’re shooting from. For this I may not suggest you make use of some of these methods. So these ideas are offered for information purposes only. I take no responsibility if you are deleted from any group or for any insults that fired your way.
Now let’s ball on
This method is being used extensively on Social Media platforms like Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat. Influencers with millions or even thousands of followers can simply post a picture of themselves wearing a particular brand of clothing and suddenly, the commodity becomes a selling good.
That can also work on WhatsApp if you are an administrator on a number of group chats since the maximum number of members per group is 256.
You Charge N5,000 per product endorsement or advert. The most important thing with this method is the “call to action”. There thesre should be website Wich connect s to a number to call, this number will be the number of the company you’re working for; so that the company paying you can measure your conversion. A high conversion ratio will justify paying for more placements.
For those who share or forward religious articles, daily headlines, jokes or just forward lots of links generally, this one is for you. There are services out there that will pay you for every link that you share that is clicked on. These companies are called “URL-shorteners”.
Though not all URL-shorteners pay you for clicks, for example, google or twitter don’t but some advertising agencies out there sells ads for clicks.
So, here’s how it works:
Let’s say you find a link of an online newspaper that you think is interesting and you would like to share. What you would normally do is copy the link and paste into WhatsApp but to make money from these services, you would copy the link and paste on their site.
(you have to log in and create a profile so you can get your own custom links).
They then give you a shortened version of the link which you then paste into WhatsApp.
When your friends or group members click on the link, they are first shown an advert for about 5 seconds before the actual page you want to share is loaded. As I said, this might get you thrown off a group because it is annoying and it can be rather painstaking to copy and paste links twice every time, but there are rewards. A service like -LinkShrink- for example pays $4.76 for every 1000 clicks. This is gonna work for you if you Admin lots of groups and you share lots of interesting links that people can’t help but click on.
For this to work for you, a blog or website is neede to make this work. It’s a lot more work but a lot more legitimate.
When you visit most websites and blogs, one thing you can’t miss are the ads. These ads are how many sites that maintain their hosting costs etc. Some popular sites are however making huge from these ads.
There are typically three types of ads you see on websites:
CPC mean Cost per Click. When you click on a CPC ad, the owner of the site makes a bit of money (usually less than $1).
CPM means Cost per Mille; a fancy way of saying cost per thousand. The owner of the site gets paid a few cents for every 1,000 views of the ad.
Affiliate ads are from companies like online retailers who pay the owner of the site a commission when users click on the ads and end up buying something from the online store. Commissions can be as high as 20%
So, let’s say you have a blog about Computing and Blogging. On this blog, you have CPC, CPM and Affiliate ads. What you need to do to leverage WhatsApp is, write a brief summary of your most popular blog posts (max of one paragraph) and add a link to the post at the bottom.
Post this summary and link on all your group chats and broadcast to all your contacts (thats if you are comfortable doing that). If the post is “interesting enough” it will get forwarded to other group chats and to other contacts until it goes viral. The more people visit the page or click on the ads, the more money you make.
Assuming you’ve got a good Graphics Designing skills, then you can make money on WhatsApp. Simply send out broadcasts advertising your Graphics designing consulting services and add a bank account number to pay money into. For those who pay, they are added to a WhatsApp group where you teach Graphics Designing. This can include your uploaded videos, voice/video chats and regular chat.
This works for not just Graphics designing. Depending on the type of service you offer, you can charge a one-off fee or monthly fee and as the administrator, you can remove anyone who doesn’t pay at any time……As the Boss.
I don’t think there are real start-up costs to making money on WhatsApp except the cost of the smartphone (which you already have) and the cost of data. If you do start a WhatsApp business, please share your experience below. I believe so many others will love to know how you went about it.
Or rather the way you are going about it.
You Can Now Expandable Group Participants List
When there are more than 10 participants, WhatsApp shows a More button that will present the full group participants list. This is already enabled in the update. Which mean you can Update your WHATSAPP to get this feature.