How To Make Money On WhatsApp In Nigeria (2023)

In this post, we shall be explaining how to make or generate money in Nigeria using WhatsApp this 2023. You must have probably heard about people making a lot of money on WhatsApp and wondered if all what you have heard is true. They are, in fact. People make a lot of money from this particular social media platform on a regular basis, and if you know how, you can too.

How To Make Money On WhatsApp In Nigeria

WhatsApp is a social messaging app owned by Meta Platforms, Inc. (widely known as Meta), owners of Facebook, Instagram, Occulus and a host of other companies in the Information Technology sector. WhatsApp was acquired by Meta (then Facebook, Inc.) on February 19, 2014 for $19 Billion, and after the purchase, the social media behemoth integrated WhatsApp into their ecosystem of social networks, connecting it to Facebook, Instagram, and other platforms.

That said, you can generate money with WhatsApp, however it does not provide a straightforward mechanism to do so like YouTube or Facebook, that is why we have written this article to show you the various ways by which you can rake in good income on this social media platform. As usual, we ask that you kindly continue reading to find out more.


There are a few things you need to have as a WhatsApp user before you can start earning money from the messaging platform in Nigeria, and they are as follows:

  • You need to have a large list of contacts, and
  • You need to belong to as many large groups as possible

It is very important that your WhatsApp account checks those two boxes listed above because you will need people to earn money. More importantly, if you do not have these, the money you earn will be passive and insignificant. However, if you have a large number of people on your WhatsApp contact list that view your statuses each time you post something, and a high interaction rate, you might expect to make a lot of money. That said, the question then arises, What are the best ways to generate money using WhatsApp in Nigeria? We shall answer that in a moment below.


The following are some of the various ways through which you can make money while using WhatsApp in Nigeria this 2023:


Affiliate links just follow the standard practice of you signing up for an affiliate network and convincing people to purchase products in exchange for a commission. Basically, if you are a member of a WhatsApp group that concentrates on a specialization, you can talk about current events or promote niche-related products. As a result, it is all about giving consumers free value and then convincing them to buy through your link.

For instance, if you belong to a WhatsApp group that concentrates on a particular niche, you can sign up for an affiliate programme with a company in that niche and provide value by reviewing the latest products in that niche and explaining why consumers should or should not buy them. If you do this, people will joyfully click on your link and make a purchase, while you will profit. Finding people or groups who are interested in that specific service is the key to your making money on WhatsApp. Amazon and Jumia are two popular affiliate networks where you can sign up.


ySense is one of the best ways to make money on WhatsApp currently; it is something that you should look into. It is a Pay to Click (PTC) website that rewards you for completing surveys. As a result, you can participate in surveys, watch videos, play games, and more. Now, the way you make money is by inviting your friends and receiving a commission for each successful recommendation. Simply share your referral link on WhatsApp, and the more people that sign up, the more referral benefits you will receive.

However, depending on how dedicated you are, earning well using ySense can take a long time. You can receive payment once your earnings reach a particular threshold. Keep in mind that this is not a get-rich-quick strategy, but it does work if you stick with it.


Short links, arguably the easiest and most prevalent way to earn money through WhatsApp in Nigeria, have been available for a long time, though many people are still unaware of them. They are essentially shorter URLs to a website that you may get instead of copying and pasting the longer links. More specifically, this is accomplished through the use of a URL shortener, which allows you to shorten a link by simply copying and pasting it. Then you can copy the reduced version and post it on WhatsApp.

When visitors click on those links, it shows them some ads before they see the actual information or content, and you get paid for it. You must, however, attract visitors who are interested in the material, just as you must with affiliate connections. Your topics should be whatever the people on your WhatsApp contact list are interested in. Link Shrink, OUO, and Shortest are some of the most popular link shorteners.


Although it isn’t widely known, there are a few apps on the Google Play store that will pay you to recommend them to your friends. It could be in the form of recharge cards, tokens, or cash, for example. Furthermore, despite the low pay, it is still a means to earn money while doing little or nothing. Finally, all you have to do is select the app, sign up for referrals, refer, and get your friends to use the app so that you may make money.


Many people overlook the fact that WhatsApp is also a social media platform similar to Facebook where you can market yourself and your services. Do you have anything to sell as a result? Advertise on the app, or if you specialize in a specific ability, well-thought-out WhatsApp ads can help you gain new clients. To be successful, be sure that the individuals you sell to are interested in what you have to offer.

You can open an online shop even if you do not have any products but still want to sell something. Basically, after you have set up your shop, replicate things from a supplier that has signed up as an affiliate. You obtain the retail profit from the goods for every person who visits your online store and purchases goods from your supplier. This is referred to as drop shipping.


Pay per download is still one of the most underutilized methods for making money on WhatsApp in Nigeria. There are basically websites that let you upload photos, movies, and music and then pay you for each download. More importantly, the site is set up in such a way that customers must complete out surveys before downloading your file, which is how the site makes money. As a result, they compensate you.

For example, you can join WhatsApp groups centered on specific topics such as humour or entertainment, and then post the most recent films in these niches to the pay per download site. After that, post these links to your WhatsApp group and wait for people to download them while you earn money.


If you are a blogger or website owner, you can boost your earnings by using WhatsApp to drive traffic to your site. However, in order to profit from this, you must either own or have access to a blog. In general, blogging is still one of the finest methods to make money online, but your real earnings are proportionate to the quantity of traffic to your site. This is where WhatsApp enters the picture.

To get around this, start a WhatsApp group dedicated to the same topics as your blog and invite people to join. Maintain a vibrant and engaging group as much as possible, and then publish new posts from your blog on it. As a result, you are redirecting traffic from your WhatsApp group to your site, and this will ensure that your advertising revenue will increase.


This post on how to make money on WhatsApp in Nigeria is a very good way of earning passive income but the various strategies discussed above require a significant level of dedication and are not get-rich-quick strategies. If you work hard, you will undoubtedly make significant amounts of money from WhatsApp over time.

The Author

Maduawuchi Obialo

Maduawuchi Obialo is the founder of Nigerian Guide and the Editor-in-Chief at Nigerian Infopedia. He is a professional Web Content Developer and a Biochemist.

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