How to make money with your Whatsapp status

WhatsApp has daily active users of a over a billion people. A lot of these people use it every day as a means of communicating with close friends, family and even entertainment from very engaging content from their contact’s status updates, therefore, a great way to earn an income when done right. We use our status every day to post memes, thoughts, jokes, funny videos and all. Did you ever think of it as a means to earn an income? I’ll tell you why you should believe it.

Any
means that can generate traffic is a potential means of income. Why do people
want to grow blog readership, place ads, or start a business in high traffic
environments? Because with traffic comes visibility and visibility plus
rock-solid content equals a moneymaking machine.

Making
money from your WhatsApp status may not really be an easy task, it sure takes a
whole lot of work building a solid fan base and lots of status views. So, the
majority of work done is usually in the beginning phases of the business (Yes,
you have got to begin to see it as one to profit from it).

This article is going to guide you into details of starting and earning from your WhatsApp status. It is advisable to make use of GBWhatsapp when venturing into this as it comes with some functionalities we’d be exploring in this article. It’s not a must-do but it can save you a lot of stress when I tell you one of its importance.

1. Finding your Niche

This is the very first
step to take towards starting your WhatsApp channel (Yeah, let’s call it that).
Do you want to engage readers through memes, jokes, motivational talks,
educating posts, news? You have got to narrow your focus down. Your readers can
then trust you to satisfy that need out of the many in this world.

A big tip to finding
your niche is this, what do you love to discuss about? You don’t want to get
bored talking about what doesn’t interest you at all. Find a topic that you can
spend hours reading up on or discussing and you’ve found your niche.

2. Setting it up

It’s more preferable
if you could get another number for the WhatsApp Channel, that way, you can
keep your private number safe and free from all the cluster you’d start to
experience from all the messages and status updates of your contacts when they
start to rely on you for posts in your niche.

Now, you do not need
to delete your GBWhatsApp account to create another one. For the Android users,
you can get DualSpace from play store and clone your GBWhatsApp with that app.
That way, you can operate two GBWhatsApp accounts on a single device, it
doesn’t affect the other in any way.

You are soon going to
have a lot of contacts on your mobile. Be sure to at least save your new
contacts in a folder or group, different from your main contacts so that you
don’t go through the stress of trying to sort your contacts when you need to or
call a different number with identical names in your phone book.

3. Define your brand

Think of a great name
that captures the purpose of the channel perfectly. A very memorable name that
isn’t too long but isn’t violating or infringing on anyone’s copyrights. Check
your name on www.uspto.gov

You can also create a
logo to stamp the identity of the channel. People are visual beings, so more
people would respond if your images or videos are as visually appealing as
possible. You should also decide which colours you want for your brand
identity. The logos should be created with those colours. A logo is important
also because it would be used as your profile picture. You want your channel to
be easily identified. Possibly at a glance.

A brand is beyond just
a name and a logo. It’s most importantly, your promise to your customers. So,
get a short description of the channel, write down your vision and goals for
the channel with the centre of attention being your viewers.

4. Awareness

You have decided the
niche you’re delving into, defined your brand, set up your account. Here’s the
never-ending part, getting people to save your contact so that they can see
your status updates.

You have got to create
awareness so that more people can view your status, which people would be happy
to pay to place an ad on the group.

Create a Broadcast
message, include your phone number in the format, https://wa.me/234XXXXXXXXXX/
and encourage them to click the link, send you their name so you could save
their number. Also encourage them to save your number as your channel name.

You could also personalise the link so that your users don’t forget what to do when they click your link. E.g: https://api.whatsapp.com/send?phone=234XXXXXXXXXX&text=Hello,+I+want+to+be+a+part+of+the+Family

That
link sends: Hello, I want to be a part of the Family

Notice
that the link contains mainly your channel’s phone number beginning with 234
and the text – “Hello, I want…” The text is normal, as it’s not a big deal to
create. Just that you want to substitute any space with the ’+’ sign.

You could tweak that
link to say anything you want your viewers to be to see. Play around with your
link but be careful as you want to check if it works. Be sure you have a
working link before you start to share it. This also helps if you want to use
your personal WhatsApp to start your channel. It helps filter messages from
viewers from personal messages.

5. Post Regularly

Have the habit of
regularly updating fans as that is what they most likely want from you. Content
can come in the form of written text, images or even videos. Spice things up
and mix it all up a bit. Also, before you post, make it a habit to place a text
of your channel name on your images or videos.

WhatsApp already comes
with that as you just have to insert the text right before you start to upload
either images or your video. They may want to be re-posted or shared by your
contact with others. That way, you ensure that other people know that the
content came from your channel and they may just add you up to get more of you.

6. Engage

You shouldn’t just
create and publish content all the time that you forget to engage and properly
relate with your fans. Give out gifts sometimes. If you don’t have, try to come
up with activities that your fans can participate in.

The goal is to get
your fans emotionally attached to your channel and that’s how you achieve it
even if you don’t give out anything.

Some channels I’ve
seen organize matchmaking Fridays or Thursdays and people actually record
getting into a relationship through that channel. Some fans send in their
pictures and basic information and the people behind the channel match couples.
Some others welcome questions with specific tags like, “Relationship Wednesday”
or “Career Monday.” Come up with engaging activities and get your viewers
involved.

7. Monetise

Here comes the very important part, making money from your ‘WhatsApp channel.’ There are three ways I’ll be discussing with you here;

1. Advertise – You could place adverts of other
people’s products. Put out a word on your status that room is open for adverts
but don’t start this early on as people would request for the number of people
who view your statuses and you want to come up with a good figure. You should
at least come up with at least 500-1000 views per post and then share a
screenshot to your viewers, making them aware of the opening.

2. Sell people’s
products
 – You could also
participate in affiliate marketing. Reach out to companies and express your
interest in sharing some of their products with your viewers for a commission
of the sales and strike a deal.

3. Sell
your own product
 – You could also sell your own product. If you already
have a business or not, you could tap into the number of viewers you have and
try to sell something. You never can tell as that may be the start of a
business venture.

In
conclusion, it’s certain that you want to make money with the channel. However,
don’t make it 100% about money. Make people understand that you are also
interested in fulfilling what the channel is all about. Keep it 20-80. 20%
business, 80% your viewers. So, only one in five posts should cover your
finances or ad opening alert on your status.

For
GBWhatsapp, you could also want to configure it in the tool setting. Enable
auto-responder, and set keywords and what you want the app to respond to. I’ll
give you an example.

I set keyword as “Hello”. And set reply as “Hello there, I may
not be available at the moment, please leave your message as I’ll get back to
you as soon as possible.” I save and then enable it.

When
next anyone sends “Hello,” it automatically responds with the same response I
set. Cool, right? You could play with those keywords and create more of those
so that you will not have to reply to all your messages individually. Your
viewers may want to know your ad rates, since you may not be making that
public, you could place a keyword as “ad” and customize your response.

Then, encourage your viewers interested in placing an ad with you to send ‘ad’ to see the price list for your ads. This runs automatically as you do not need to reply to everyone individually.

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