People are naturally so engaged with their smartphones that they spend their waking moments checking WhatsApp notifications and their entire day engaging with all social media accounts.
Considering the amount of time people spend using WhatsApp among other instant messaging apps, it will be a nice idea to find a way of earning some money from continuous engagements.
While it must be noted that WhatsApp does not allow any ads or monetization methods, analysts and serious-minded people must always be able to get around the absent monetization to create smart ways to make money directly on the platform. Here are a few ways anyone can make money on the platform:
1. Promote your affiliate links on the platform
If you are signed up to an affiliate marketing program, you may need to promote your referral links via a shortened URL on WhatsApp groups and statuses to make money via traffic. There are some WhatsApp groups with up to 1,000 members and you can input your shortened referral links on such groups and indirect messages to your contact list to make money via sales commissions.
2. Advertise your services on your WhatsApp status
WhatsApp statuses remain active and visible by all your contacts for a maximum of 24 hours before they disappear. Everyone will be able to see and interact with your business promotions, service announcements, and other content when you put them up on your status.
You can write texts and upload product photos and videos to enable interested people to contact you directly for a purchase. If you have business cards of promotional handbills, you can take a photo of them and display them on your statuses to attract patronage.
3. Create viral videos for sharing on WhatsApp
WhatsApp photos and videos are automatically downloaded into smartphones for the viewing pleasure of individual users. If your video is fascinating and captivating in any way, people will watch them and then share them with their friends and networks within and outside WhatsApp.
In fact, people have the habit of storing interesting videos forever on their mobile devices with a view to showing them off to friends and family in the future. If your video contains your contact details and other call-to-action prompts, you may have people contacting you to do business.
4. Drive traffic to your website or market your own products
You can use your WhatsApp status and groups as well as direct messaging to drive targeted traffic to your blogs or affiliate websites. You may close the deal on WhatsApp by messaging and chatting with prospective customers, and you may just drive them to another platform where the sales will be closed. These may be for your own products or those of others you promote for sales commission purposes.
Whatever you do daily with your WhatsApp, be aware that it is a social media tool that can be managed for wealth creation. Devise ways to monetize your daily engagement on the instant messaging app and enjoy the dual benefits of social networking and income generation at the same time.