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Top 10 Ways to Make Money on Telegram in Nigeria



Make Money on Telegram in Nigeria
Make Money on Telegram in Nigeria
Make Money on Telegram in Nigeria

Have you been thinking about how you can make money on telegram in Nigeria? Or you have been wondering how Nigerians make money on telegram, read this article to the end. In this article, I will be sharing with you, what telegram is, the benefits of a telegram channel, and how to make money on the platform in Nigeria. Telegram is not as popular as Whatsapp in Nigeria.

However, there is still a huge percentage of Nigerians that use it – mostly the rich and middle-income people so this means with drive you can make a good amount of money on the app daily, monthly, or even yearly.

What is Telegram?

Telegram is a social media platform. It is a multi-platform messaging service and an instant messaging service. Telegram provides end-to-end video calling, file sharing, and other cool features. It was founded on 14 August 2013 by a Russian entrepreneur named Pavel Durov. Telegram is available on iOS and Android. It is also available on all computer devices.

Telegram has been free since it was released but recently they just rolled out their premium service called telegram premium which adds more features to the instant messaging app for those that can afford it.

How to Make Money on Telegram in Nigeria

Here are different ways on how to make money on telegram in Nigeria.

1. Become a Group Moderator 

This is one of the best ways on how to make money on telegram in Nigeria. Unlike Whatsapp groups which are limited to 256 members, telegram groups can admit up to 200,000 members. This can be very overwhelming for group owners on Telegram and this is where you can come in as a moderator on these Telegram groups.

Many people think they need some sort of certification to become a group moderator on Telegram or any other social media platform but this is not true. Especially because different telegram groups have different rules and regulations. All you need to manage these groups properly is to help make sure their rules are strictly adhered to. Part of your job as a group moderator on Telegram is to manage comments and posts.

How much you are paid as a group moderator on Telegram depends on so many factors. However, the money can go a long way.

2. Become an Account Manager

This is another best way on how to make money on telegram in Nigeria. So many individuals like celebrities and corporate bodies have telegram accounts that they use to communicate with their members and customers.

However, many of them find it hard to be able to manage all their social media accounts at the same time. For this reason, many celebrities and corporate bodies now employ account managers that will manage their telegram accounts for them.

This is where you come in. You can apply as a telegram account manager to these companies and celebrities and make money by increasing engagements and answering questions directed to these people.

3. Buy and Sell Telegram Channels

Buying and selling telegram channels is another fast way you can make money on telegram in Nigeria, especially as a newbie in the business. The fact that telegram channels have unlimited members, has made many telegram channels worth thousands of naira/dollars depending on the number of members in the group. Today, many social media enthusiasts start and grow telegram channels just to sell them to the highest bidder.

You can make money on telegram in Nigeria by buying telegram channels at a cheaper price and selling them at a higher price. Selling of telegram channels is not common in Nigeria which means that you can make good money from it before the market gets bloated.

4. Direct Traffic to Blogs

Do you have a Telegram account or channel with a good number of members? And you are able to keep the engagement on these platforms high? You can make money on telegram in Nigeria by directing traffic to blogs as there are many blogs that are looking for different ways to increase their traffic so that their revenue can equally increase.

How much you are paid to direct traffic to blogs does not really matter based on the members of your group or channel. What matters is what your group or channel specializes in and how valuable it is. How much to charge for directing your telegram members to a blog depends on how well you can bargain with bloggers and other features of your telegram group or channel.

5. Sell your own Products 

If you are looking forward to making money on telegram in Nigeria through the selling of goods and services this is a good option for you. You can make money selling goods and services of any kind on telegram in Nigeria to members both in Nigeria and overseas.

How much you make from this is depending on how well you are able to convince people to buy your products. This way of making money on telegram in Nigeria is mostly common with big brands. But you do not need to be big before you can also sell as an individual on telegram.

6. Affiliate Marketing 

One of the benefits of having a telegram channel is the ability to make money from it through affiliate marketing. If you do not know what affiliate marketing means. This is when an online retailer pays you a commission for directing traffic or sales to their website or landing page.

There are many affiliate programs on the internet that can fetch you money whether in naira or dollars. You can make money promoting these affiliate programs and making money easily from them. How much you make from affiliate marketing on Telegram depends on how well you are able to convince members on groups and channels and your contacts to buy. 

Amazon affiliate program alone fetches you $1,000 if you are able to convince your members very well. Read our guide on how to start affiliate marketing in Nigeria for more guidance on this.

7. Sell Merchandise

This is another way on how you can make money from telegram groups in Nigeria. You can sell merchandise and they will buy them if you are influential or famous. Unlike every other goods or products merchandise are unique and they cannot be found anywhere.

This is one major reason why members will not have any choice but to buy from you. To sell merchandise to your members you do not necessarily need to break the bank. A simple product like branded t-shirts will go a long way.

You can make your merchandise cheap or expensive. It depends on what you are selling and the kind of members you have on your telegram group or channel.

8. Sponsored Posts

If you have a telegram channel or group this is one of the best ways on how to make money on telegram in Nigeria. What is a sponsored post? A sponsored post also known as a promoted post is a post aimed at advertising a product or service to traffic.

You can make money on Telegram just by posting sponsored posts on your Telegram channel or group. How much you charge on sponsored posts is not fixed. It depends on so many factors like how many members you have. It also depends on how well you are able to bargain with brands and promoters of goods and services.

9. Ask for Donations or Contributions

Asking for donations or contributions from your members is another way to make money on telegram in Nigeria. I call this method a lazy method because you do not have to do too much to make money with it on telegram. To make money on telegram through contributions or donations you have to know how to convince members to contribute financially.

Some of these ways are to start a cause or explain how far money contributed can go in helping your telegram group or channel. If the reason is justifiable, money will start coming in easily.

10. Upload Movies or Comedy Skits

Do you know you can earn money on telegram by uploading movies? I bet you did not know. Many people think they have to start a website like thenetnaija or any other movie website to make money from uploading movies but this is not the only way. With the file-sharing option on Telegram, you can share large files with up to 1.5G with your members.

This means you can start a telegram group or channel just for the sole purpose of uploading movies to make money. This way of making money on telegram might consume data but it is going to be worth it when members start paying for movies before they can download them to watch. You can also make money by telling members to pay monthly subscriptions.

You can make the subscription cheap just to encourage members to pay then increase the money when members start increasing. Read our guide on how to make money from comedy skits in Nigeria.


Making money on telegram is a cool way to make money online in Nigeria and you do not need to use a laptop or a computer system to get started, all you need is your phone and you can work from anywhere. Which of the ways I mentioned above is unique to you? And why is it unique to you?

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Ralph Bamigboye is an Accountant. He is the owner of blog and the Finance Naija YouTube Channel. He has helped many individuals to start their businesses and make money online. How can he help you?


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