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How to earn on TikTok in Kenya 2023


This article is about how to earn on TikTok. This platform has grown to become one of the most popular video-sharing apps in Kenya since it made its debut in the country.

Most content creators have moved to this platform where they share their content with the guaranteed audience in that space. With this TikTok idea still new, most people don’t understand how it functions. Most creators do not also understand how to earn on TikTok.

Are you a content creator with more than 1000 TikTok followers and you are looking for a way to earn from this platform? Well if you are, follow these simple steps to make money from TikTok;

Read also: How to start and grow a youtube channel. How to make money on youtube as a content creator even without creating content.

Read also: How to start and run a commercial blog in Kenya. How to make money online by blogging 

How to earn on TikTok through TikTok coins

TikTok coins is the most elaborate way to earn on TikTok. These coins are recharged by TikTok users and they use them to reward their favorite creators during live videos.

To purchase these coins, one needs to click on the three dots that appear on the top right corner of your phone once you log into your TikTok account and select recharge.

You will be able to recharge your wallet using our iTunes account (This is if you are using IPhone) or your google pay account if you are using Android phone. After recharging your account, you can use the coins to reward your favorite content creator during a live video. As a content creator, you need at least 1000 followers to earn TikTok coins from your followers.

After attaining a minimum of 1000 followers, you should go live and ask your followers who have tuned for the live video to contribute to support your content.

You will receive the coins which turn to diamonds once they reach your account. After collecting around 10,000 diamonds, you will be able to cash them out to real money. Note that 10,000 TikTok diamonds is equal to 50 dollars ($1 = KSH. 120).

How to earn on TikTok through TikTok creators fund

TikTok has a creators fund meant to support TikTok content creators. Creators are awarded based on the number of their followers, the average views they receive on their videos and the hearts (likes) and comments they receive on their videos.

This feature has however not been introduced to Africa and it is only applicable to creators in USA, Germany and Italy. Kenyan content creators can however change their location settings to one of the countries listed above and gather at least 50,000 followers to be eligible for benefiting from this creators fund.

How to earn on tiktok by Creating and selling TikTok accounts 

TikTok account are on high demand and you can create an account for the sole purpose of selling. By creating these accounts, gaining followers and selling them to those who are willing to buy, you can make money to settle your bills and save the surplus. Click on this link to sell or buy a tiktok account.

How to earn on Tiktok by Building a brand around your TikTok account 

You can also earn from promoting various brands on your TikTok account. This however needs high following and creation of an active fan base. When you have a high following on TikTok, various brands can approach you to market their products and you can also use that platform to market your own products. Through this, you can earn on TikTok.

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Marion Mwangangi is a Journalism student at Multimedia University of Kenya. Apart from being a student, she is a professional graphic designer, an SEO expert and a video editor. Email:

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