Social media stories are now like a modern-day television on our phones. We get to see the latest news, funniest videos, inspirational videos and even do one’s morning devotion. The rise of these social media stories has changed lives in one way or the other that’s in my own perspective. For me whenever I feel bored, I just turn to one specific contact on my social media stories to watch funny videos and same applies to when I want to learn or need motivation.
Social media stories are found on almost all social media platforms, from Instagram to Snapchat to Facebook and then WhatsApp who joined the list in February 2017 has surpassed its pioneers with over 450 million daily users.
WhatsApp Status feature allows users to express themselves by sharing content publicly in a form of a picture, video, text, animated GIF with all of their WhatsApp contacts within 24 hours, after which the picture, video or text disappears. Apart from sharing enticing, entertaining, inspirational content, have you thought about monetizing your WhatsApp status? Yes, I mean making money via your WhatsApp status. It seems impossible but it is possible and I am going to show you two ways you can make money via WhatsApp status feature.
Affiliate marketing is not new in the system and is one of the most popular ways to make money online. It is a strategy where an individual partners or signs up with a business to promote the business’ services or products for them in order to make a commission by referring contacts to a business’s particular product or service. If someone buys a product or signs up for a service, after visiting a link posted by you on WhatsApp status, you will receive a commission. Affiliate marketing is popular among bloggers but this innovative way of making money online ca be applied to WhatsApp too.
Before you engage in Affiliate marketing you must have a large number of views and also know you’re your niche. By niche, I mean you must know the interests of your contacts which is of course not difficult because am sure most of the contacts will be your friends. You post products or services of the business on your status. If any of your contacts visit the link which contains your unique user ID to make a purchase then you earn a referral fee.
There are a majority of large businesses offer affiliate programs. Popular among them include Clickbank, Amazon Associates, BlueHost, CJ Affiliate, ShareASale, iTunes Affiliate program, FlexOffers. All you have to do is to sign up with any of the affiliate programs you then start earning money.
Another exciting way of earning money via WhatsApp status feature is using an application called WhatsAd. This app gives you the opportunity to get paid when you post something on your WhatsApp status. WhatsAd is a Ghanaian startup and is a simple tool that helps individuals and businesses promote their products and services. When you sign up on the app, you sign up as an advertiser or marketer, but in this case, we want to make money so we will opt for a marketer.
To earn money as a marketer, you are supposed to get at least 50 views per ad posted. Once you surpass 50 views, you then take a screenshot and upload it to your WhatsAd account dashboard after which your account is credited. You notice a withdrawal button when your earning are GHS 5 and above. You can withdraw the amount but the withdrawal request has to be processed and approved and then sent to your mobile money account per the information you provided when setting up your profile. Marketers are paid Ghp0.50 for each ad posted. Meaning you earn higher the more you post. Making money using WhatsAd is not only restricted to WhatsApp status only but ads on can be posted on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.