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How To Make Money On TikTok?

TikTokNowadays, social media is a very important element in business promotion. Some big names such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and TikTok are very famous among social media influencers and brands. TikTok especially grows so fast within these years. According to an article on Business of Apps, TikTok monthly active users estimated with over 800 million worldwide in 2020. TikTok has become the current trending social media application that has given many people, especially youngsters, a chance to make money online. This social media platform gained popularity since it got released in 2017 for both iOS and Android. It’s a video app that allows users to create as short as 15-second videos where a user can make money. The idea behind its creation was to enable smartphone users to create short videos, which eventually inspired them to become media creators. According to the same article on Business of Apps, there is a total of over 1.5 billion downloads and it’s become a sensation to many. Similar to other social media platforms such as YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram, a lot of people are making money on these social media platforms. Therefore, TikTok is the same case. We could make money on TikTok. But the question is how, how to make money on TikTok? Please read on and I’ll tell you about the several practical ways that one can make money on TikTok.

You Can Get Paid From Brands Sponsorships And Promotions

To get paid from brands, you have to create a lot of interesting videos and have a tremendous amount of followers first.

Nowadays, the more followers you have, the more revenues you’ll earn. Brands are willing to spend money on influencers for promotion on various social media channels such as YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok.

The reason for brands to spend money on social media channels instead of traditional promotion channels such as TV ads, newspapers, and magazines is they could reach their targeted audience easier. Therefore, if you have a large amount of TikTok followers, many brands will approach you for sponsorships and promotions. They will pay you for creating TikTok content and the amount of money depends on the number of your followers.

Apart from the number of followers, the target audience that a TikTok influencer catering to is another element for brands to consider.

For example, if you’re in the fitness niche, create fitness content and your followers are all interested in fitness, I think it will attract by many fitness gyms instead of kitchenware companies.

In my opinion, brands target teenagers are more likely to promote their products on TikTok. It is because according to a statistic report, more than half of TikTok users aged between 10 and 39 in the United States. Therefore, if you could create content that could attract teenage followers, many brands are willing to approach you for sponsorships.

TikTok Users

You Can Grow Your TikTok Accounts And Sell Them To Brands

Sell TikTok AccountYou can make money on TikTok when you can grow a valuable account by creating interesting short videos that could attract a tremendous amount of followers. After a certain period, you could sell your account to other users or different brands.

It has become a more popular strategy for brands and e-commerce. We can say that it’s similar to Instagram because you will have to choose a specific niche. You can go ahead to create entertaining content in a specific niche. When the content ideally goes viral, it will get to attract a person or a brand name that will be your ideal customer to purchase your account.

Many people are growing in this space on TikTok already. They have created profiles according to certain interests that involve a specific niche topic that might not have anything to sell.

They still reach out to several brands on their niche, which they sell their TikTok profiles to these brands. Many people are making legit money from this method.

When it comes to the product brands, it’s easy for them to sell their products when they have your TikTok profile with a lot of loyal followers in their hands.

TikTok Live is one way that you can sell your product easily. Launching a product through a Livestream or holding it for an auction can easily make money.

There’s also a link in the bio where followers can get to click and purchase a product. If you love TikTok, you need to grow around a specific niche and build to your followers. Once you grow your TikTok profile, you could reach out to different brands in your niche. These brands are probably interested in accessing more users in their niche and so that you could sell your accounts to them.

You Can Use TikTok Ads To Sell Your Products 

If you are a vendor and have some products to sell, you could use TikTok ads to promote your products on TikTok.

Comparing to traditional ads, TikTok ads and other social media ads are more efficient and easier to reach your targeted audience in your specific niche. Just like Facebook and Instagram, all you need is to sign up for TikTok For Business and get to access their ads platforms.

This way of making money on TikTok requires you to spend some money on the TikTok ads first. Running of TikTok ads is as normal as that of running the other paid traffic. You will need to create a few ads and put in some budget to see what will happen. You can even get to sell more of your products through the TikTok ads.

You Can Be The Middleman Between Brands and TikTok Influencers

InfluencerAnother way that you can make money from TikTok is by managing campaigns between brands and TikTok influencers.

There is a similar practice on Instagram, IG influencer agencies are serving straight up to their Influencers.

TikTok involves the same concepts whereby you can become the middleman between a brand and a creator on TikTok, who needs to work with a specific influencer.

You can get to charge a service fee that involves managing campaigns right from the creation of the agreement, coordinating tasks, managing both parties, and ensuring that all the deliverables are met.

In fact, TikTok has its own brokering program built for internal influencers. Brands could use this program to cooperate with their TikTok influencers. TikTok usually charges a percentage fee that arises because of the brokering agreement.

If you are a broker, you can easily find a big brand to connect to an influencer.  Here is where you can come in as a service agency that makes an outside agreement to help the brand save a little more.

You Can Provide Management Services To TikTok Influencers

You can also make money by offering content creators management services on TikTok.

Some of the TikTok creators have millions of followers. A lot of brands are eager to find them out and cooperate with them to promote their products.

When you offer management services, you will get to step in and strategize these TikTok influencers’ contents creatively. You can manage their deals and offers that come right your way. You can apply for the offers directly to TikTok creators so that you can manage their services.

Examples of TikTok Influencers Who Make a Tremendous Amount of Money

Similar to many popular YouTubers or Instagram influencers, TikTok influencers could also make a huge amount of money.

There are some real examples of who are making millions of dollars. They have similar characteristics for success which are entertaining content and a huge followers base. These two elements are the main reasons why they are so famous on TikTok and able to make a large amount of money.

Now, let’s take a look at these examples who are just teenagers and making millions of dollars.

Charli D'amelio
Charli D’amelio

Charli D’amelio is a 16 years old American dancer. She just joined TikTok in 2019 summer. Less than a year, on March 25, 2020, she became the most-followed TikTok influencer after passing Loren Gray.

As shown in the diagram below, she had more than 59 million followers as of May 2020. After two months, she had more than 76 million followers as of July 2020. She uploaded dancing and lip-syncing videos on TikTok. As the top one TikTok influencer, she makes about USD$48,000 per post.

Addison Rae is a 19 years old American dancer. Similar to Charli D’amelio, Addison Rae also joined TikTok in 2019 and uploaded dancing videos on TikTok.

She had more than 43 million followers as of May 2020 and 54 million followers as of July 2020 according to Online Casinos. According to another report by Party Casino, she can earn about USD$33,000 per TikTok post.

Loren Gray is an 18 years old girl. She is an American singer and joined musical.ly which is the former name of TikTok in 2015. She had over 43 million followers on TikTok as of May 2020 according to a statistic report.

According to Wikipedia, she had more than 46 million followers on TikTok as of July 2020. She has such a huge amount of followers on TikTok and that’s why she gets to earn such an amount of money on TikTok.

She started creating musical content then later began on making content for lip-syncing, dance videos for TikTok, YouTube, and Instagram. According to a report by Party Casino, she could earn about $42,000 per TikTok post.

Baby Ariel is a 19 years old girl. She is also an American singer and actress. She had over 33 million followers on TikTok as of May 2020. At the end of July 2020, she had more than 34 million TikTok followers.

She started musically by making videos of lip-syncing. At the age of 19, she has starred in Zombies 2, has an emoji app, and she makes TikTok videos that are re hilarious. According to a report by Party Casino, she could earn about USD$32,000 per TikTok post.

Zach King
Zach King

Zach King is a 30 years old American internet personality, filmmaker, and illusionist. He gains his internet game back in 2008 from his website and YouTube channel that talked about the Final Cut Pro tips. He then turned to the Vine star, where he became famous for the magic vines. He joined TikTok in 2016.

As you could see in the diagram below, he had more than 43 million TikTok followers as of May 2020 but now he has over 46 million followers. According to Party Casino, he could make USD$41,000 per TikTok post.

Apart from American influencers, TikTok influencers come from worldwide.

Riyaz Aly is a 16-17 years old Indian actor, fashion blogger, and TikTok influencer. The star is mostly known for his lip-syncing posts, comedy videos, and duet videos that he gets to show his over 43 million followers on TikTok.

According to a report by the Indian Institute of Human Brands, he is the most recognized TikTok influencer in India and he could earn about USD$35,000 per TikTok post according to Party Casino.

Kristen Hancher is a 21 years old Canadian actress. She has more than 24 million followers on her TikTok platform as of July 2020. She also similarly started with music in YouNow, which is a network of the live broadcast.

Kristen makes mostly singing and dancing videos on TikTok. She also makes posts of beauty, fashion, and content about relationships on her channel on YouTube.

TikTok Influencer

The Future of TikTok – Uncertain But Interesting

Donald TrumpTikTok is a very popular short video platform among teenagers. A lot of famous TikTok influencers aged below 30 years old and they are making a tremendous amount of money.

According to Wikipedia, most of the top 50 TikTok most-followed influencers come from the United State. I think these accounts are affecting many influencers, followers, and brands.

Recently, the President of the United State, Donald Trump, is going to ban TikTok, which is a China-based video-sharing platform owned by ByteDance, in the United State due to the concern of national security.

Mircosoft is going to negotiate with TikTok to acquire its US operations as much as $30 billion according to the news from CNBC. The deadline for the deal is 15 September 2020 according to Donald Trump.

What will be the future of TikTok? Can we still earn money on TikTok? How about Instagram’s Reels? Can Reels replace TikTok in the United States? It’s so interesting and I’ll stay tuned for the updates.

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Getting traffic is the most important element for my affiliate marketing business. Therefore, I use various ways such as SEO and social media to get traffic to my website. TikTok is one of the social media channels that affiliates should be used for getting traffic.

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On the other hand, if you have any questions or comments about how to make money on TikTok, please don’t hesitate to share below. I’d love to hear from you and I’ll reply as soon as possible.


6 thoughts on “How To Make Money On TikTok?”

  1. Oof. I like watching tiktok compilations on Youtube, but I’m definitely not brave enough to make my own videos. The internet is such a fickle place!! It’s incredible that these people have had such amazing success, and it’s fascinating that regular individuals can do all of this 😀 It will be interesting to see what happens over the next few months with legislation.

    • Hi Hilary,

      Thank you for your comment.

      TikTok is so popular nowadays. There are more and more people, especially teenagers, to join TikTok and upload their videos on this platform. Many TikTok influencers are making so much money from it and most of them are very young.
      However, the future of TikTok is uncertain now. I’m not sure will it be banned or not in the United States but it’s already banned in India. So, let see what will happen in the next few months.

      All the best,


  2. Hi Alex,

    TikTok is indeed growing. As a digital marketer, I had to learn about it to add to my portfolio, but I must say the young ones are extremely creative in this field. Now that Instagram has come up with Instagram reels, it’s going to be interesting how things are going to be!

    ‘Content is King’ is truly underlined in TikTok. And companies who are targeting the teens can benefit a lot from contents in TikTok.

    Great sharing!


    • Hi Sam,

      Thank you for your comment.

      Yes, you’re right. TikTok is extremely popular among youngsters. As I said in the article, most of the most-followed TikTok influencers are very young. Most of them aged under 30. The market for video sharing is getting more and more competitive from YouTube, TikTok to the most recent Reels. So, let see what will be the future of TikTok.

      All the best,


  3. I cant believe how popular anyone can get on TikTok- it is such a rave amongst the teenagers as you pointed out. I have spent so many hours watching these famous TikTok stars haha, what can I say, they are pretty addictive! However, I don’t think I am brave enough to make content on TikTok myself. But after seeing the amount of money these influencers are making on this platform, I am totally motivated to give it a try. Although I hope the ban doesn’t fall through in US.
    Thank you for such an informative post about this super-fast growing social media app.

    • Hello Sasha,

      Thank you for your comment.

      Yes, TikTok is so popular among teenagers. More than half of TikTok users aged below 30 in the United States. Yes, their videos are so entertaining and so that some of them are making so much money from TikTok. I do hope TikTok will not be banned in the United States but let see what will happen. Microsoft or Twitter may buy TikTok’s US operation and then the operation will be still available in the United States. I don’t know, looking forwards to it.

      All the best,



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