People spend thousands of hours watching memes on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Whatsapp, and TikTok.
The biggest question amongst meme creators has been how to monetize the memes. Are there practical ways through which people can make money from memes? Yes, there is but earnings will depend on the number of your followers.
Below are some of the ways through which you can monetize your memes online;
- Third-Party Ads
This is so far the simplest way in which you can make money from your memes. Create a social media account, and grow your fan base. After you have attracted thousands of followers, then that is the right time to create a website.
Once you have created your website, start uploading your memes to the website and share the meme’s links to social media websites like Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest. Immediately your website begins receiving about a thousand website visitors daily, place banner ads (here is a list of advertising companies that you can partner with)
For social media websites like Instagram and Whatsapp status that do not allow sharing website links, you can share the memes but advise people to visit your website for more interesting memes.
- Influencer Brand Partnerships
After growing your fan base, you can begin partnering with brands for product promotion on your social media profiles. This requires that you have thousands of social media followers because your partners want their products or brand to reach as many people as possible.
- YouTube Monetization
Create your own YouTube channel and start uploading a compilation of your memes in videos. Once your YouTube channel has gained the required views and subscribers, then you can apply for the Youtube Partner program. After approval, you can monetize your YouTube channels through Ads or Memberships.
- Sell Memes on PicturePunches
PicturePunches is a website where you can sell your memes. Howe PicturePunches work is that you are required to create an account, upload a meme and Picturepunches will pay you according to the ad impressions that your meme generates. The more your meme is viewed the more money you earn. It is important to note that PicturePunches does not have a lot of traffic therefore do not expect much from it.
- Mint Meme as NFT
This is a complicated process but if you want to take this route then all you need is to mint your memes as NFT and connect your wallet to Twitter. You can do more research on how to go about this.
Those are some of the ways through which you can make money with memes.