Have you ever used Snapchat? Snapchat is a way where you can share the moment with your friends and family. In this article, I am going to tell you some proven ways that you can earn from Snapchat. Let’s start with the introduction to Snapchat.
Snapchat is a social media platform that comes among the top 15 most used social media all over the world. Snapchat is an America-based instant multimedia messaging and moment-sharing app developed by Snap Inc.
How to download the Snapchat app?
The app is easily available to download for both Android and iOS users. It is legal in India therefore it can be found easily for downloading on Playstore and apple’s app store also.
- To download Snapchat just go to Playstore and search for Snapchat.
- The same app will show on your mobile screen as you can see in the above image, here click on the “Install” button.
- Now open the app and click on the “Sign Up” button to create a new account.
- Enable all permissions asked by the app to make signing up easy.
- Enter your name and click on the “Sign up & Accept” button.
- Enter your date of birth then tap on the “Continue” button.
- Create your own username using “Change my username” and then tap on the “Continue” button.
- Set an 8 characters password.
- Select your country and enter your mobile number or you can also continue with email instead.
- Now the app will show people in your contact who are on Snapchat, you can add them to your friends.
After downloading the app and creating an account you are ready to share your movements on Snapchat as well as can earn money from Snapchat.
Features of Snapchat
- Snap: This is an instant movement-sharing feature of Snapchat. The good thing about this feature is that no one can save and share your snaps.
- Story: You can broadcast your latest snap in the story format that lasts for 24 hours.
- Lenses: Use this feature to have fun by adding funny facial features and changing the way you look.
- Filters: Use this feature to change the color, saturation, and brightness of your image.
- Geofilter: Use this feature to add a famous monument or brand of a city in the image background.
- Voice & Video calls: Use this feature to get in touch with your friends by making voice and video calls.
- Chat: Use this feature to do chatting with your friends and family.
- Memories: Using this you can save your snaps and stories to view later without letting them disappear. Snapchat memories is a great feature to keep your important movement saved forever.
- Snap Map: This feature allows you to know the real-time location of your friends. Also, you can view location-wise snaps submitted to Snap Map from all over the world.
- Spotlight: Using this feature a user can share video content like TikTok and Instagram reels. The feature allows users to share 60sec long videos to the spotlight section.
Can we really earn money from Snapchat?
Yes, you have heard it right. In order to compete with other platforms, Snapchat has also launched its own monetization tool i.e. Creator Monetization tool. Using this a user can get paid directly from Snapchat. Read the article further to know the steps to apply and the criteria you have to follow for this program. Also, I am going to tell some other methods that you can try to generate passive income from Snapchat.
Making money on Snapchat can be a bit expensive because it can cost a little money for website building, photo editing, and video editing. Read this article on how to earn money without investment using only mobile, if you want to know smart ideas for making money.
How to earn money from the Snapchat app?
People frequently use Snapchat for short video sharing, it is a specialty of it. By using a little wisdom, you will not only get monetization of Snapchat by sharing videos, as well as you can also make money in different ways. I am going to share some of them with excellent ideas for implementing them in real. Apart from this, I will also tell you how you can get more traffic so that you may be able to enhance your already income.
1. Snapchat Monetization
Tiktok is the global competitor of Snapchat so these two are always trying to outdo each other. The reason for increasing the number of audiences on Tiktok is its monetization plan, it distributes money to its best creators. Seeing this, Snapchat has also added a new feature in its app which is known as Spotlight. Spotlight is the best feature of Snapchat which allow users to make money from the app. It is an endless scrollable feature like Instagram reels, YouTube Shorts, and Tiktok’s short videos. Here a user can share 60sec long video. If you go viral here your viewers can also subscribe to you using the “Subscribe button”.
Now let’s see how you can earn using the Spotlight feature of the Snapchat app. After using the Spotlight feature for a couple of days, the public profile option will be enabled for you. Your video can also go viral even if you don’t have your public profile activated. After that when your video reaches up to 300 views, its notification can be seen by you on your phone. That doesn’t mean you are eligible, it is just sent to inform you that your video is on fire. Apart from this the eligibility to get paid from Snapchat is your video should be viewed by 100000 people in a day. If this happens, you will receive a message from Snapchat that you are eligible for Spotlight Pay Out. After that, you will receive another email from Snapchat which included a link of Hyperwallet which is powered by PayPal itself. All your future transactions regarding Snapchat undergo here.
2. Affiliate marketing on Snapchat
Affiliate marketing is the key way to earn money and that can also be done on any and every social media platform. You might know that 30% of the global traffic of Snapchat comes from the USA only. There is a very less number of people in Asia who use this app, however, India is the second most Snapchat-using country in the world. So this is a good opportunity for us to get affiliates from other countries.
Snapchat is a great platform, on which videos are divided into different categories. Health and fashion categories are such which are needed everywhere. In the number of people using Snapchat, the number of girls is more than the number of boys. You can target men for health and both men and women for fashion. Now let’s see how to do affiliate marketing on Snapchat to earn money.
What should be your strategy to do Affiliate marketing on Snapchat?
First of all, try to add more rich people to your friend list on Snapchat however there is a limit, you can have up to 5000 friends on Snapchat. You should be the professional one among them. You will have to do posts related to fashion, grooming, and beauty daily so that people start considering you as an expert in grooming and beauty. You have to follow this for a couple of months after that start posting short videos of grooming and makeup. Snapchat has an excellent facility where you can add links below your stories on Snapchat.
What kind of videos should be uploaded to do affiliate marketing on Snapchat?
In order to attract people, you need to know what do people like. In my point of view, your video should not be half incomplete, it should contain complete information. You have to give complete details in 60 seconds video. You can tell people about clothes like the best color combination. For that, you can also copy-paste videos directly from YouTube. There are many models on YouTube who upload short videos of grooming. Just download their videos and upload them to your Snapchat.
Now do a bit of research and find exactly similar products as shown in the video. If you are going through amazon, then you should know how to create an affiliate link on Amazon. After getting the link to the product paste it into your video on Snapchat. Any platform you can use to create links instead of Amazon and you can do affiliate marketing for any products like wooden toys, handicrafts, etc.
The video of the product with the link is very helpful to get people converted. In this way, you can earn money from Snapchat by putting your mind to it.
3. Drive traffic from Snapchat
You must be feeling a bit strange to hear this because with this you will earn money from your own website instead of Snapchat. The whole point is that Snapchat will drive traffic to your website. This strategy also applies to your YouTube channel, which means you can drive traffic to your channel using Snapchat. By doing this your ad network revenue will get a boost. Let’s see how to make it happen:
To drive traffic from Snapchat to the website, you have to adopt a strong strategy. All you have to do is make your Snapchat viewer eager to visit your website and YouTube channel. Let’s see some strategic examples that can convert your Snapchat viewers into your website visitors:
- Most of the people who use Snapchat are fond of taking photos, so they are eager to know new photo poses. So let’s know how to get such people to your website.
Keep a bundle of posts or YouTube videos ready that include more genius photo poses. On the other hand, make a story, spotlight video, and snap with an excellent-looking photo pose. Mention that photo in such a way that to know more such photo poses click on the link given below. Either you can insert website link or YouTube video link.
- You can promote your quote website by branding a quote that you are sharing on Snapchat. There are several ways of branding like showing the logo or URL on the quote.
Nowadays it is very nice to share knowledge with everyone. People often look for quotes on special days like Mother’s Day, Independence Day, Birthday quotes, etc. Branding increase the chances of getting converted, and quotes are something that people want new everyday, so maybe they like your quote and revisit your website.
- You can drive traffic to your website using your own made video template for your Snapchat video. You just need to create your own video template, use it in your video on Snapchat, and insert the download link below the video.
4. Selling your Snaps
You can get paid for selling your snaps on Snapchat. Selling snaps is like a sponsorship so you need to have more number of followers. Actually what happens is some companies want to advertise their products. So they always are searching for a genuine influencer to promote their product to that influencer’s audience. On the basis of your followers and your fanbytes score, the price of your snap is decided. Fanbytes is a concept that depends upon your engagement with targeted followers.
Selling snaps can be possible only when you have more followers on Snapchat. This is the best method to earn from Snapchat itself however it takes time for gaining followers. So from today, you need to start getting followers and engagement.
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Snapchat is one of the most used social media platforms across the world. If you have an excellent strategy then you can earn from Snapchat in many different ways. Snapchat distributes equity among its best creators so if you are a creator then you will get paid directly through Snapchat. There are also several external methods by which you can generate good revenue.