Here Is How To Make Money On TikTok In Kenya

By Getrude Mathayo / Published August 30, 2023 | 10:12 am



TikTok is a popular destination for short-form mobile video with global offices including Los Angeles, New York, London, Paris, Berlin, Dubai, Mumbai, Singapore, Jakarta, Seoul.

Making money on TikTok in Kenya, like in many parts of the world, requires creativity, consistency, and a strategic approach

Launched in 2017, TikTok has become the authority on what’s hot in culture, politics, fashion, and beyond. TikTok is a force, growing rapidly year over year, and is expected to reach two billion users by 2024

It is one of the fast-growing social media platforms that is making many young people overnight millionaires in Kenya and around the world as well.

  1. Build a Strong Profile:

Start by creating a TikTok account. Choose a unique and memorable username that reflects your niche or brand. Use a high-quality profile picture and write an engaging bio. This is your first impression, so make it count.

  1. Consistent Content Creation

Regularly upload engaging and high-quality content that resonates with your target audience. Consistency is key to growing your followers. Regularly upload high-quality, engaging content. Consistency is key on TikTok. Aim to post at least once a day or several times a week to keep your audience engaged.

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  1. Find Your Niche

Identify a niche or content category that interests you and resonates with your target audience. Popular niches on TikTok in Kenya include comedy, beauty, fashion, music, and lifestyle. Your content should reflect your passion and expertise.

  1. Grow Your Follower Base

Use relevant hashtags, collaborate with other TikTok creators, and engage with your audience through comments and duets to increase your follower count. Pay attention to your viewers’ demographics and preferences using TikTok’s analytics. Tailor your content to match what your audience likes

  1. Participate in TikTok Challenges

Join popular TikTok challenges and trends to increase your visibility. Creating content that aligns with trending challenges can attract new followers.

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  1. Utilize TikTok Ads

If you have a sizable following, consider becoming a TikTok Creator and monetizing through the TikTok Creator Fund. This program pays creators based on their video performance and the engagement of their followers. TikTok ads appear in users’ “For you” feeds and auto-play like any other TikTok video. With paid ads, you can make sure your videos are reaching audiences that are most interested in your products.

  1. Partner with Brands

Once you have a decent following, reach out to local and international brands for sponsorship opportunities. Brands often pay influencers to promote their products or services on TikTok. The Creator Marketplace helps connect the right brands to the right influencers, facilitating partnerships in a way that’s fast and easy for both parties

  1. Affiliate Marketing

Promote products or services related to your niche through affiliate marketing. You can earn commissions for each sale generated through your referral links.

  1. Offer Merchandise

If you have a dedicated fan base, consider creating and selling merchandise related to your TikTok content. T-shirts, mugs, and other branded items can be a source of income. Creators, whether they’re a dancer, a singer, or a comedian, can make and sell merchandise to their most loyal fans.

  1. Live Stream and Virtual Gifts

TikTok offers a “Live” feature where you can interact with your audience in real time. Most social networks have a livestreaming feature, but what makes TikTok unique is that it allows followers to show their appreciation in real time by sending virtual gifts, which can be redeemed for payment.

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  1. Cross-promote on Other Platforms

Promote your TikTok account on other social media platforms like Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook to attract more followers and potential monetization opportunities.

  1. Crowdfund projects

Crowdfunding is one of the most accessible money-making avenues for creators. You put a lot of time and effort into creating content for your fans⁠, so offering an easy, no-pressure way for them to give back is great for securing a regular income stream

  1. Be Aware of Local Regulations

Stay informed about any local regulations and tax implications regarding online earnings in Kenya. It’s important to comply with the law.

  1. Stay Updated

Keep up with TikTok’s evolving features, trends, and policies to adapt your content and monetization strategies accordingly.

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