How to Make Money in Web Chat Rooms

By Matthew Schieltz

Figuring out how to make money online is one of the hottest topics in our society today as more and more are venturing into the online world. One of the popular methods of making money is through online chat rooms. Even though some techniques can be pretty easy, using chat rooms to make money is often time consuming and may not be worth the effort. That being said, several techniques that involve using chat rooms to make money include affiliate programs and your own free chat rooms.

Things You'll Need

  • Valid email address
  • An existing website (for Section 2 only)

Affiliate Programs

Step 1

Search the web, and sign up for Internet chat rooms that you're interested in. There are many free chat room services online, such as TalkCity or even Yahoo Messenger Chat Rooms. You'll need a valid email address and a username to register.

Step 2

Sign up for an affiliate program of your choice in order to make money from the commission from the merchant's product. For example, ClickBank is a service that has tens of thousands of affiliate products that anyone can promote. Commissions usually range anywhere from 5% to 75% for affiliate products.

Step 3

Promote your affiliate product in chat rooms with your affiliate link. You can do this by privately chatting with individuals about an interesting product that you're promoting while sending them your affiliate link. Another option would be to post valuable information about the product in the chat room along with your link so that an interested prospect can buy it.

Create Chat Rooms

Step 1

Sign up for a service such as Gabbly that will allow you to create your own chat room with ads. These types of services require you to register with their application and then allow you to install the chat room on your own website so you can make money.

Step 2

Place ads on the sidebars of the chat room that you've installed. You can place ads of products you have created that you're selling or affiliate products that you're promoting.

Step 3

Allow people to chat on your website in your chat room or start a conversation with the visitors on your website. The more popular your chat room is, the more chances you have that someone will click the ad and allow you to make money.

Advertise Services

Step 1

Decide what your talents are and how you could be making money from them. For example, are you good with data entry? Could you be a virtual assistant? Perhaps you excel in writing services? Make a list of all the services that you would like to offer and their associated charges to clients.

Step 2

Obtain clients from chat rooms by announcing what you have to offer in the chat room. This can be anything from copywriting services to graphic design. If you are going to take this approach to make money, you'll have to find a related chat room for the service you're offering (e.g., web development chat room for graphic design or website services).

Step 3

Gather testimonials from the clients you've obtained, and post them in the chat rooms or give them to individuals who are thinking about working with you. Testimonials are powerful social proof that you deliver what you're advertising, and they ultimately will help you make more money.

Tips & Warnings

  • Be wary of scammers in chat rooms, and be conscious of Internet chat room safety!
  • Don't give out your identification information (i.e., full name, address, credit card information) unless you are chatting or talking to a trusted, verifiable person!

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