Telegram is an instant messaging app that allows users send and receive messages photos, videos, stickers, audio and files of any type.
Being one of the most popular instant messaging apps, it is loved by its over 200 million users because of the fact that its users can exchange information without having to fear about it getting to any third parties.
In accordance to the information given, default messages and media in Telegram are encrypted when stored on its servers, but can be accessed by the Telegram service provider, who holds the encryption keys. Furthermore Telegram provides optional end-to-end encrypted “secret” chats between two online users, yet not for groups or channels.
One more reason many individuals love telegram unlike Facebook, Instagram and other social networks, Telegram doesn’t make money from ads. This further gives their users the assurance that their data isn’t being used by any third-party.
How can your telegram channel be monetized?
Apart from the normal private messaging feature, Telegram also allows users to broadcast their public messages to larger audiences. They also offer a unique opportunity to reach people directly, sending a notification to their phones with each post.
One good fact about the Telegram Channels over its competitors is that users can have an unlimited amount of subscribers, and only admins have the right to post.
Before we proceed to the various ways of monetizing your Telegram Channel, why don’t we look at some tips on how you can get subscribers?
How To Grow Your Telegram Channel
We’d be running through a few tips that will help you get thousands of subscribers to your Telegram channel. Following these tips won’t only grow your channel, but also help in increasing your business revenues, you know, the money is really what we’re all working for.
• Why should I subscribe to your channel?
What value are you providing? Why should someone want to receive updates from you on a regular basis? Perhaps this should be your first consideration before even creating the channel.
I have a friend who has gotten thousand of subscribers on his Telegram Channel without really spending money on ads. The only source of traffic he has is search engine, and his blog users. He blogs on data cheats and you know how we Africans love free stuff?
You can offer your subscribers discounts, share news updates, football predictions, some online money making tips or any other information they might be interested in.
• Make your channel unique
You’re not the only person in your niche, so try to stand out from the rest. For example, if you notice that your competitors only retain their users via emails, you can decide to keep in touch with your via your telegram channel.
And before going for Telegram (or any other option), ensure that there won’t be any other better and faster way of performing the tasks.
Being able to deliver contents consistently will also help in retaining your users. You can spy on your competitors to know know what their audience really like, then offer similar or things to yours.
Posting a tip a day won’t be a bad idea, all that matters is that they’re engaging and of a high quality. While posting, always remind your users that their friends would benefit from the contents too if they share it.
• Promote! Promote!! Promote!!!
If you want to gain more subscribers you have to make them know about your channel. Always endeavour to make use of all available traffic sources to grow your channel. Your blog, social media pages and even paid adverts.
Forums like Nairaland and Reddit are also good sources of traffic, depending on your target audience and location. For example, you can’s go searching for Nigerian users in Reddit, or go to quora for users to promote your data cheat. Study to forum to know what they’d really be interested in before setting up a campaign.
How To Monetise Your Telegram Channel
Based on the fact that we’ve seen some tips on how you can grow your Telegram Channel, we’d be proceeding to the monetization stage. Please take note that all the tips we’ll be sharing won’t work for all channels, your audience will determine the method of monetization you’ll be going for.
• Affiliate marketing
Whether you want to monetise a blog, YouTube channel, social media handle or your Telegram channel, affiliate marketing will help you achieve the goal.
Affiliate marketing simply means earning revenues from promoting other people’s products. For example, you can recommend Amazon or Konga products to your subscribers while earning commissions for successful purchases.
• Use Link Shortening Services
With this, all you need to do is shorten links, share to people in your group and when people click on them, you earn money.
As an individual, Your Telegram TV can be about a particular niche, ie free data cheats. When a new cheat comes up, you share it to them and shorten the link with the link shortening service.
A 5 seconds advert will be displayed in between the landing page and the link, and you can make as much as $.5 per click depending on the service.
• Sponsored Links
You can also make very good money from bloggers and advertisers who will be willing to reach out to your audience.
All you need to do it tell the members of the group that you are open to sponsored posts and advertisements, and be willing to work with their budget especially as a beginner.
Depending on your audience and the niche involved, you can make anything more than $20 for each 100,000 people in your group, and if you have a group of up to 400,000 members, that will be a really good amount of money.
Just don’t flood your users with advertisements or they might leave.
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