Tiktok is undeniably the new rave because it has an audience for every type of creator- it’s no surprise that we all love it. It’s a place to create viral videos or challenges, cute fashion trends, relatable stories, and just have fun.

Like every other social media platform, if you effectively leverage your audience, you can make money on TikTok as a content creator in Nigeria.

In this article, we’ll be showing you seven (7) guaranteed ways to help you earn money as a Nigerian creator on TikTok.

1. Receive Tips From Your Fans/Audience

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It’s a common misconception that only desperate creators ask for tips, but it’s not true. When you create amazing content, asking for tips isn’t a desperate move; it’s simply an avenue to get financial support from your followers to do more of what you’re already doing.

So if you’re posting content that people genuinely enjoy, asking for tips isn’t a desperate move, it’s a smart one.

You can collect donations on TikTok by going live and asking for them in coins. A hundred coins is approximately $1.39, and you can convert or sell them on PayPal. But there’s a catch: we can’t receive funds from PayPal in Nigeria. A great alternative is to have a secure custom link on your bio that allows your followers to pay you directly, whether or not you’re live on TikTok.

2. Sell Merchandise to Your Audience


As a content creator, your followers are your most reliable target market. You don’t even need sponsored ads to get people to see your products; all you have to do is to leverage your visibility and relationship with your audience.

So, you can sell absolutely anything that your followers associate you with- fashion products, clothing, DIY items you made, etc. You could even take this a step further by branding your products.

3. Become a Brand Ambassador

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Yes, businesses have social media accounts and sponsored ads, but when people like their brand ambassador, they are more likely to buy their products/services. 

As a TikTok creator with a large fanbase, you can promote products to your followers and be compensated for it. You may not be paid in cash as a brand ambassador, but you will get benefits from the company such as free products and the opportunity to expand your network.

4. Sponsored Content

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Unlike being a brand ambassador, companies pay you to create and promote content about their product/services. Most companies will pay you between $100 and $500 to create TikTok-sponsored posts about their product if you have more than 10,000 followers.

It’s usually a one-time thing, but some companies may use it to test the waters to see how many conversions you’ll bring in. So, if your sponsored post was a big hit for them, there’s a good chance they’ll pay you more to create similar content for them in the future.

5. Become a TikTok Account Manager

You’ve mastered the art of creating content that your followers enjoy and subscribe to; you can do the same for businesses. If you have a TikTok account with a large organic following, contact businesses to manage their TikTok accounts. While how to use Tiktok for businesses is slightly different from your regular account, it is the fastest way to get to TikTok monetization.

Your job description would include developing a strong relationship between the brand and its target market through content engagement, amongst other things.

6. TikTok Creator Fund

It’s a TikTok reward system for the impressive content you create. You will have to meet some requirements before you can start earning money from it. Here are the requirements:

  • You must be an adult (18yrs or older)
  • A government-issued ID that proves you are a legal resident of Nigeria
  • At least 10,000 organic TikTok followers
  • Also, you need a minimum of 100,000 organic content views within the last 30 days.
  • Your content must adhere to TikTok’s guidelines

7. Earn with Engagement- Likes, and Comments

People are more likely to warm up to vendors who have positive reviews and comments, so most vendors will compensate you if you do it for them. 

Tiktok creators will most likely pay you if you write comments that encourage people to interact with their accounts; avoid robotic comments like “great work,” “this is nice,” etc. You can take it a step further by writing product reviews and including a link where people can view and purchase the products.

FAQs- How To Make Money on TikTok in Nigeria

1. How Much Money Can You Make in Nigeria as a TikTok Creator?

If you can master the art of consistently creating content that people want, content creation can be very lucrative. TikTok pays you 2-4 cents per 1,000 organic views, which is quite low, but if you have up to a million organic views, you can get paid as much as N800,000.

So, the more followers and views you have, the more money you make. The most certain way to make money as a creator on TikTok is to create really good content that people will watch and recommend to others.

2. What’s the Easiest Way to Earn on  TikTok? 

Tips, Sponsored content, and selling merchandise are the easiest ways to earn money as a Nigerian TikTok creator. 


TikTok is a great avenue to make money as a content creator in Nigeria, from creator funds to sponsored posts, donations, selling merchandise, etc. With the right TikTok marketing strategies, you can turn this platform into a full-time career. 

The most flexible way to receive tips and payments for product placement as a Nigerian TikTok Content Creator is to have a secure custom link; click here to get yours today.