9 Fun Ways to Make Money From TikTok (A Beginner’s Guide)

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TikTok is a video app that lets you create and share short videos with music, text, and effects. It was developed by ByteDance and is available on both iOS and Android platforms.

The app has over 500 million monthly active users as of April 2018, making it one of China’s most popular social media platforms. The platform has been around for a few years now, but it still has a relatively small user base compared to other social networks like Instagram or Facebook.

In this article, we’ve compiled 9 fun and exciting ways to make money from TikTok.

How To Make Money On Tiktok

1. Advertise Your Products

TikTok has many ways to advertise your own products, or products from other companies. You can use sponsored videos to advertise your own brand and/or product.

You can also use the TikTok “advertiser” section of the app where you will find several options that allow you to promote products for other companies. This is a great way if it works out well in terms of cost-per-view ratio (CPC).

2. Become an Affiliate Marketer

If you’re interested in making money from TikTok, affiliate marketing is a great way to do it. Affiliate marketing is when you promote products or services on your social media pages and earn commissions from sales generated by those ads. There are several different ways to become an affiliate marketer:

  • You can sign up for an account with one of the many companies that will pay you for promoting their product. The most popular ones include Clickbank, ShareASale, and Commission Junction (you’ll need some sort of ID).
  • You can create your own site with custom content about whatever niche interests you most—for example fitness trainers who teach how to lose weight using exercises such as pilates; dieticians who talk about healthy eating options; etc. Then once people click through and make purchases through this page (which they’ve seen advertised somewhere else), then yes! They’d love it because they know they’ll get something useful out of learning more info about what exactly goes into making healthier choices!

3. Collaborate with Influencers

Collaborating with influencers is another great way to make money from TikTok. Influencers have a lot of followers and they can help you reach a wider audience, promote your brand and create content.

Here are some examples of influencers that you could collaborate with:

  • Your favorite YouTuber (or any other kind of celebrity)
  • A fashion blogger who shares similar clothing styles as you do
  • A musician who has similar musical tastes as yours

If there’s someone who meets all these requirements then ask them if they’d be interested in collaborating with you!

4. Sell Content On The Platform

  • Create content that is relevant to your audience.
  • Use the right hashtags, keywords, and tags.
  • Insert filters into your videos that will help you reach a wider audience.
  • Use editing tools for better results in terms of engagement rates and views on TikTok.
  • Music plays an important role when it comes to creating good content in general, so make sure you use music that suits your tone of voice as well as what you are trying to say!

5. Sell Your Own Merchandise

  • Create your own merchandise

You can sell just about anything on TikTok, including t-shirts, stickers, and more. If you have an idea for a product or service that’s unique to TikTok, then it’s worth considering creating a physical version of it and selling that instead of doing everything else listed below.

  • Sell on the app (or website)

If the thought of creating your own merchandise makes you nervous because there are so many steps involved in making something tangible like clothing or accessories (and even then there’s no guarantee that people will buy what they see), don’t worry!

You can still earn money from selling items directly through TikTok itself—you just need to know how to set up an account with them first!

Also Read: Create A Killer Gen Z Branding Campaign

6. Make the Most of TikTok Live

TikTok Live is a new feature that allows users to stream live videos.

Live videos are different from regular videos in several ways:

  • Live videos are not saved on TikTok. They disappear after 24 hours, so you’ll need to save them for later if you want to watch them again!
  • You can only stream live video from the TikTok app itself. You can’t stream live from a computer using your web browser or mobile device.
  • When you start streaming live, your friends will get notified automatically and they can join the stream by tapping on their notification.

7. Launch a Subscription Service

A subscription service is a business model that allows users to access content or services on a recurring basis. You can also find them in the form of digital goods like eBooks, music, and video streaming services.

How do you launch such a service? Well, there are several ways you can do so:

  • Create an app where people subscribe for specific things (e.g., fitness tips) and make money off each month’s payment by charging people more than what they’d pay if they paid individually.
  • Offer discounts when people purchase multiple months at once (this is called ‘bundling’).
  • Offer free trials so users know what they’re getting themselves into before committing financially.
  • Offer limited-time offers after which all subscriptions will be canceled unless confirmed by checking out as soon as possible.

8. Become a TikTok Influencer Yourself

If you want to start making money from TikTok, the easiest option is to become an influencer yourself. Here’s how it works:

  • Create a TikTok account and start posting videos.

You can make as many videos as you want on your profile page, but remember that people will only see them if they search for keywords related to what you’re posting.

If someone searches for a specific topic in this way and clicks through on one of your posts, they’ll see other content created by other accounts that also use those same keywords—so don’t worry too much about getting perfect placement!

  • Create a YouTube channel and connect it with your TikTok profile so viewers can find both channels easily when searching online.

This helps increase engagement between users who may not know each other personally yet still share similar interests; after all, everyone likes watching cute animals play games together!

9. Earn Money Through Sponsored Posts and Brand Deals

  • Sponsored posts are a great way to make money from TikTok.
  • You can get sponsored posts through the app, or you can get them through other social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram.
  • When you receive a sponsored post in your feed, it will say “sponsored by” near the video title so that people know who paid for it.


TikTok is a great way to make money, but it’s not for everyone. It’s important to have a good idea of what you want out of your TikTok career before engaging with the platform.

You may be able to find some success if you can master just one of these methods or two, but even then there are limitations.

If you want more control over how much money you earn and how much time it takes up in your day/week/month then TikTok isn’t right for you!

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