TikTok is everywhere. Even if you are not a user of the app, you will encounter tons of Tiktok videos on other social media apps such as Facebook and Instagram. In fact, it is the fastest growing social media platform in recent history.
It has more than 800 million active users as of February 2020. In 2019, over 19 Million downloads of the app were recorded in Pakistan, making it the fastest growing social media platform in the country. Now that we are stuck at home with little to no activity, this number has probably doubled or tripled.
People enjoy making videos on TikTok. They are creative, funny, and unique in their own way and that’s what attracts the users. Even a nobody can achieve celebrity status on the app overnight, and that is mind-blowing.
Whether you like it or not, TikTok is here to stay. In fact, you can use Tiktok to earn money. Even if you stay at home and do nothing but make videos to entertain others, you can make some good cash from it. All you need to do is learn the tactics. And what better way to learn than from famous Tiktok stars from Pakistan themselves.
Actor Ahsan Khan invited some of the most followed TikTok stars on his show and had a conversation about how this whole thing works. Here’s what Pakistani Tiktok stars revealed about making money off it.
How to earn money through TikTok
Entertainment is all good but can you make money with it? If yes, then how? Ahsan Khan asks his guests to break down the facts.
With 4.1 Million followers on TikTok, Areeka Haq said that it is all about fame. If your content is appealing, then your fan following will increase in no time.
“You earn through your fame,” she said.
Once famous, brands contact these influencers for paid promotions and endorsements. Other than that, TikTok can also land them into the television and music industry. People cast them for shows and they are also approached to sing. Take the example of Jannat Mirza and Alizeh Shah, both Pakistani Tiktok celebrities who are transitioning to other media.
How much money one can make you ask? The answer will surprise you.
The TikTok star said that it depends on how much work they are taking from brands. But on average, one can easily earn Rs 1.5-2 lakh a month.
“You can easily earn 1 lac Rupees for a 15 second video”, another TikTok user said.
But is it worth it?
Pakistani badminton player Palwasha Bashir was also invited to the show. Upon listening to the discussions about how one can ‘easily earn fame and money’ via Tiktok, Palwasha is of the view that it’s not productive.
Basically, Palwasha talked from her experience as an athlete. She says that ‘training hard for days really pays off when you get your paycheck at the end of the month.’ That’s when she feels relieved because she has earned that money by doing something productive. Of course, that’s another way of earning money if one decides to take up athletics.
Ahsan Khan also seconded her opinion by saying that fame is rare.
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