How to Make Money on WhatsApp in Nigeria (8 Ways)

Make Money on Whatsapp

How can you make money from WhatsApp or WhatsApp Business in Nigeria? What are the steps? In this article, we share how you can do this easily.

Till today many people do not still have the slightest idea on how to make money from WhatsApp in Nigeria and anywhere else in the world.

They taught because WhatsApp itself doesn’t pay you directly for doing anything on their platform that the platform is just for communicating but this is not true.

You can make money from WhatsApp in Nigeria and many other apps you are familiar with as long as you use the app directly or indirectly. This might sound too good but it true and by the end of this article you’ll be able to believe this.

By the way, you should stick around for more after this article as I will also be sharing how to make money from twitter soon on the blog.

I have made my findings on all this because I feel it is high time for you to also reap the time you spend on this platform and like I use to say on the blog – one source of income is not enough.

But first, before we fully go into the “how-to”, I’ll like to quickly like to discuss one thing that we need to make sure we have to maximize the money we want to make on WhatsApp and that is people, many people.

To make sure you make a good amount of money on WhatsApp in Nigeria you need to have massive people on your WhatsApp as your WhatsApp contacts and belong to many WhatsApp groups as many as possible. I will not tell you the specific number you need to have but I’ll say as many as you can is better.

And to do this is not hard.

Here’s what I did to increase my WhatsApp contacts in case you’re finding it hard on how to go about yours.

I started getting more people’s WhatsApp numbers. Instead of just adding new contacts to my phone I started WhatsApp contact instead.

Any time I meet someone new and I want to get their contact, I preferred to get their WhatsApp contacts instead. Also, I started using the app to communicate more instead of using Facebook.

So basically I had to left Facebook.

Another thing I also did that worked for me when it comes to increasing my contacts on WhatsApp was to tell my friends to add me be to me to many free groups on WhatsApp that fall between my interests, business, relationship groups.

After doing this consistently for a period of 6 months my WhatsApp contacts skyrocketed to 450+ plus my groups that is; the WhatsApp groups I belong to my WhatsApp contacts increased to 1,200+.

So with the number of contacts I have now on WhatsApp the way I use my WhatsApp app has changed.

Like I said earlier, you can’t make money directly on WhatsApp in Nigeria or any other country you are because It’s not like a blog that belongs to you.

And even when ads start running on it (because I heard this will start soon just like Instagram or Facebook) the money generated from these ads will go to its owner – Mark Zuckerberg. 

Mark Zuckerberg owns Facebook, Instagram, and Whatsapp. Now, let’s look at how we can make money in Nigeria from WhatsApp.

How to Make Money on WhatsApp

For now, there are majorly 8 ways you can make money in Nigeria on WhatsApp and these are:

But as time goes by after making more findings I could add more to the lists.

1. Drive Traffic to your Blog

This is the first method you can use to make money from WhatsApp in Nigeria.

As the owner of a blog, this has been a huge benefit for me. Just last week that I promoted Top 20 Small Scale Business Ideas in Nigeria for Men I got a spike in traffic to the blog.

Not only a spike in traffic for that article but also for other great articles on the blog because people that read the article also read other articles on the blog.

So your question here might be how can this really make money for me?

Well, it can only make for you if you have a blog and you are running some sort of ads on it.

If you believe to have quality information to share with the world you can start a blog like mine and make money whilst you blog.

And even if you don’t have the information you just want to go blog you can still start. You really need to have information to become a blogger.

You can start an entertainment blog or gist blog just like that of Linda Ikeji’s blog – or any other gossip blog in your country.

Yes, this is one of the easiest ways of making money on a blog with less stress in thinking of rich high rich articles to write on your that will make you appear on google’s first page.

If you don’t still understand what I’m saying here you should visit and compare this blog with hers. You’ll see the difference.

So your next question is how do you start a blog right?

It’s simple.

To start is Cheap in a way that it will not blow up your pocket you can start a blogger blog like this with just your Gmail account and as time goes by get a custom domain and move to WordPress.

You don’t have to be tech-savvy to be able to do this. Talking about creating a Google blog with a subdomain ( You can do this. This was actually how I started AgidigbaMEN.

Read Also: How to Start a Lifestyle Blog in Nigeria (Complete Guide)

2. Refer People to Apps

This is another method in which you can make money from WhatsApp in Nigeria and anywhere you are. There are many apps on the Google play store that is willing to pay you some money (dollars) just to refer people to them.

Why are referrals the in thing now?

Referrals are the in thing now because people nowadays are finding it difficult to trust apps and you can’t blame them. There are apps out there intended to spy on people’s privacy. I too have witnessed this with my phone.

Asides from this, there are also apps out there that somehow expose you to fraud and the likes and because of these people are extremely careful as they install apps. But they can joyfully do this if someone they trust tells them about the app and the benefit they stand to gain in using the app.

This is where you come in and how you can make money in Nigeria from WhatsApp.

All you have to do is introduce these apps to your WhatsApp contacts by telling them benefits they can gain from it and your money starts coming in as people go to Google play store to download based on your referrals.

This is the reason why I said you need a good amount of people on your WhatsApp?

The more people you have on your WhatsApp contact the more chances you getting more people to download the more money you make.

Because the lists of these apps are never consistent, I will not list them here.

However, there are ways you can search for these apps on Google. All you have to do is search “apps that pay to refer a friend” on the Google search engine then proceed to download them on playstore.

3. Use Pay Per Downloads

Another way you can make money from WhatsApp in Nigeria is by this method by ‘pay per downloads’. This is a form affiliate marketing in Nigeria.

So for those of us that don’t understand “pay per download,” it is basically, you making money from downloads of your pictures, videos, games, music and so on websites you uploaded them to and making money when people (traffic) go from WhatsApp to these websites to download your media.

Websites like, and so on pay you money for the amount of time your files are downloaded from their websites. All you have to do is upload your files to their websites and drive traffic from your WhatsApp to the websites to download your files.

This works best for entertainers as they can start making money directly from their songs, music videos, pictures, and likes but it can also work for you if you can find interesting and creative videos people will want to watch or other multimedia people will want to consume.

4. Advertise your Skills or Products

If you are a fan of this blog and you’ve been following us for quite some time now, you’ll notice I have been sharing my personal business journey also on the blog.

My failures and my success and one of the successes I have made so far in terms of my clothing and belts business so far is my ability to make my WhatsApp contacts buy my products without stress.

This is another way you can make money from using WhatsApp in Nigeria.

Many of the sales I made last year were from social media particularly on WhatsApp and I spent zero money on an advert. Why would I? When I have many groups and contacts on the app that I can introduce my products to buy.

So I’ll advise you if you are a businessman or marketer to use the platform more to also increase your sales and make money – if you have not been making easy sales.

5. Promote Affiliate Links

I don’t know if you’ve heard about the word “affiliate” before but just in case you don’t know what it means it basically means “to attach yourself to a particular body or organization in other to get something in return”.

This can be for money or connection but mostly, in this case, we are talking about money. This another way to make money from WhatsApp.

Affiliate links are about attaching yourself to a company or business to promote the links to their website or products (in other for people to buy products from them) and get paid after a product has been bought.

An example of this is promoting a particular product from Amazon.

It can be clothing if the group you want to promote it on is a fashion group on WhatsApp. All you have to do talk about the benefits of buying these products in snippets and then send them to individuals on your WhatsApp group.

When people click these links on WhatsApp to buy this product on Amazon, you get paid a commission (money). However, to do this and do it successfully, you need to register on Amazon or any other company like Jumia to become their affiliate customer.

6. WhatsApp Marketer for Business

Have you ever heard of these people before in Nigeria? WhatsApp marketer for business when it comes to making money through social media.

I bet you never did.

Well, the fact that you never did doesn’t mean that they don’t exist. Just in case you don’t know there are many people out there young men like you who get paid strictly (make money) for promoting businesses on WhatsApp (if they have many contacts and they belong to many groups especially business groups).

Business groups are in a lot of demand these days for companies that want to promote their goods or services because people in business groups tend to buy more products a lot than people on relationship groups or mummy groups.

So join these young people of WhatsApp marketers and tap your own money. All you have to do find companies that want this kind of marketers and get paid by marketing on WhatsApp for them.

7. Promote Short-Links

This is another easiest way to make money on WhatsApp in Nigeria these days but I’m sure you’ve not thought about it at all.

Have you seen a link that is been forward to you every time on WhatsApp that talks about one giveaway in terms of money, gifts, or something interesting if you click?

This is a short link. When you click on these links on WhatsApp someone at the back end is getting paid.

You can also make money from short-links by getting a website that pays you for promoting their short links. All you have to do is search these websites on Google, register with them, and learn how to shorten their links to promote them.

For a start, you can check out ShortestOUOADF. These links pay for promoting their Short-links.

Start now and start by pasting these short-links on WhatsApp groups and your WhatsApp status and make money on WhatsApp.

8. Promote YSense

Have you heard of YSense?

This is another way to money make money on WhatsApp. This is the mother of them all as far as I am concerned.

For those of us that have not heard of YSense before, YSense is a website that pays you for watching videos, playing games, complete surveys, and so on but this is not the unique thing about this website.

It also pays you for referring the link to your friends. All you have to do is sign up, get your referral link, and share the links with your WhatsApp contact and groups. When people start signing up, you get more bonus points in terms of money but it doesn’t end there again.

You also need to complete the surveys assigned to you each time you’re given one. You might not qualify for all but you’ll definitely qualify for some.

After my little findings, I discovered that there are people that have made money as much as $8,000 from YSense but it usually takes months or years to make this amount of money.

Click HERE to join and start making money from YSense. Start now because it is free and the risk on it is limited.

After doing this and making some money the easiest way to get your money is through Skrill. Then from your Skrill account, you can now transfer your money to your local bank account.

You can click here to also create a Skrill account.

I really hope in with all these money-making methods I just thought you now you’ll be able to start making money on WhatsApp from today.

Like I usually say on the blog it is not about reading it is about taking action.

Take that action today and say goodbye to poverty.

Read Also: How to Make Money on Twitter in Nigeria (Ultimate Guide)


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