Social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Linkedin have become a way of life in present times. With the user engagement on these platforms at these escalated levels, the natural question is: Can these interactions be monetized?
While WhatsApp itself doesn’t allow ads or commercial transactions, there are still plenty of ways to take advantage of its unique format and earn small sums of money here and there. Following are the few ways how you can make money through using WhatsApp:
1. Viral content
There are millions of websites on the Internet flooded with articles, ads and contents. There is a way to earn money by sharing that useful content with your contacts on WhatsApp. When it comes to this method, it is all about using paid URL shortening services such as Shorte.st, etc. Such paid URL shortening services allow users to shorten links to various web properties using their site. And for each click the new, shortened link gets, the user will be paid a certain amount of money!
2. Affiliate Marketing System
Affiliate marketing is a platform where you market the particular goods on behalf of a company. For instance, Amazon is one of the best affiliate marketing platform in the world. In affiliate marketing, you can get commission that depends on the product, which you have to sell. You have to choose the product you want to promote. After settling for one, get your affiliate URL and start promoting it on WhatsApp by sharing the link with your contacts and connected groups.
3. Using Pay Per Download (PPD) networks
As per PPD (Pay Per Download) network norms, you can earn if users download your uploaded files. For instance, you can go for openload.com among other PPD websites. Open load is one of the best PPD website across the globe as it gives higher payouts and is quite easy to sign up and it starts. Here you have to upload all the movies, images, songs and other interesting videos, share the link with your WhatsApp contact. When your uploaded files are downloaded from the link, you are paid for that. For every download, you get some money.
4. Earning by Promoting Applications (Apps)
This method is special in its way because here you don’t get direct money, but you can get some free stuff such as free recharge, Paytm cash etc. For instant recharge, you can use some other apps such as taskbucks, earn talk time, ladoo etc. So for free recharge you have to share the referral link with your WhatsApp contact.
5. Other Ways of earning from WhatsApp
In addition to above-mentioned ways of earning from WhatsApp, if you are running a business you can use WhatsApp to promote, market your products and services that help to increase your income.