Looking for how to make money on TikTok in Kenya in 2021?
This exclusive article is for you.
I have been receiving at least 2 emails per week from my blog readers asking me about this TikTok thing.
So I decided to do some digging on some of the best strategies you can implement now to make money on TikTok as a creator in Kenya.
How to make money on TikTok in Kenya as a content creator
Thing is, there are other ways to make money like if you’re a business trying to promote through TikTok but that is for another article.
TikTok Coins in Kenya
The first way that you can make money on TikTok as a creator is through coins.
Now let me quickly explain how coins work.
First of all, as a viewer, you can add coins to your TikTok account BY clicking on the three dots up on your profile then click balance.
As you can see right here I have no coins in my balance I can tap recharge and buy different amounts of coins right here
You’ll be charged through your iTunes or App Store account depending on your device.
And now I have 65 TikTok coins.
How do TikTok coins work?
When one of your favorite creators goes live on TikTok in Kenya, you can donate coins for various reasons.
You know, depending on the Livestream, like if they’re doing something cool or whatever.
It works similar to when going live on YouTube and being able to donate the comments.
How do you as a creator make money from these coins?
Well, let’s say you have a very popular TikTok account in Kenya and you go live.
You can only go live on TikTok if you have 1,000 followers.
So as soon as you get 1K followers on TikTok, you will have the option to go live.
And whenever you do, your live viewers can donate coins to you during your live video.
Later, you can convert these coins into diamonds.
And once you reach 10,000 diamonds, you can cash out your diamonds.
You are simply converting the diamonds to real cash, and withdraw through PayPal.
Something to note;
You must be 18 years or older to earn diamonds on TikTok in Kenya.
Brand deals on TikTok in Kenya
The second way you can make money on TikTok in Kenya is through brand deals.
They also work very similar to YouTube, Instagram, or any other social media platform.
Here, as soon as you have enough influence or a lot of followers, a lot of views, or a lot of likes, you can reach out to some of your favorites brands and make brand deals.
Let’s just say that you have a huge following and coca-cola Safaricom reaches out to you and says we’ll pay you KES 50K if you do a TikTok video AND mention some of our products.
Well, obviously, that’s a very unique situation for most people but there are a lot of brand deals available for micro-influencers or people who don’t have millions of followers.
Alternatively, you can take the initiative and reach out to some of your favorite brands.
Mind you, if you have a smaller account, you are probably going to want to start with smaller brands and local businesses.
Be creative ON how you can implement their products into your TikTok videos in exchange for compensation.
Create and sell TikTok accounts
The third and final way to make money on TikTok in Kenya as a creator would be to create and sell TikTok accounts.
One thing though, obviously this wouldn’t be done through like a personal account under your name and with your face.
But if you HAVE a different specific type of TikTok account, say an account that did compilation ‘X’ or funny videos or something like that.
Or anything you could build it up and sell to another marketer.
In fact, this is a very popular strategy on other platforms like Twitter and Instagram.
People build up niche topic accounts and then sell them after gaining enough followers.
Those are my top 3 ways to make money on TikTok in Kenya as a creator.
If you know of any other great ways, please leave us a comment below.
Marketing is my profession, been working as a digital marketer for over 5 years now. Back then, things were different from what you see today. That is the reason why I started this blog, to share my experiences and how I handle marketing challenges I encounter. I hope you find them useful. When not watching cartoons, (yes, I know what that means), you will find me creating content for my blogs.