TikTok is one of the most popular platforms not only for self-expression but also for monetizing your content. And you don’t have to work with a big brand to do this. We can already see how simple is to profit from your creativity, available to users with an audience of 1,000 subscribers or more.
Why is this number of subscribers important? The point is that with this minimum number, social network users are able to conduct live broadcasts (streams), for which they can get a “donation” or “tips” from their viewers. However, how exactly does this procedure happen, is there any use of pixel stickers in TikTok, and what is the most expensive sticker?
Does TikTok have an internal currency
The social network uses TikTok Coins to reward your favorite authors. This is a virtual monetary unit of the platform that can be purchased by any user over the age of 18. Coins are stored in the user’s account under “Settings and Privacy” (which can be accessed by clicking on the three horizontal bars in the corner of the profile) via “Balance”.
The main purpose of TikTok Coins is to buy “goodies” for bloggers during live broadcasts. At other times (for example, when viewing published videos on the account or when exchanging comments on videos), it’s not possible to give a gift. Such a reward is an emoji or sticker that has a certain value. You can purchase a gift by clicking on the rose or gift symbol in the bottom corner of the stream.
When purchased, a reaction gift always appears in the stream’s chat along with the sender’s nickname and avatar. So you can even become famous during the stream when you give your attention to the streamers. So what does the streamer get in return? Is it just a gift in the form of pixels as a keepsake? Or can a simple emoji be used as a benefit?
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What are TikTok Diamonds and which gift is the most expensive
Virtual rewards received from viewers are converted into a special type of currency available only to content creators – diamonds. They are stored in the user’s account under “Settings & Privacy” – “Wallet” – “Gifts for broadcasts”. However, not everything is so simple with these diamonds. There’s one nuance when converting gifts.
The thing is that for each gift receiver gets 2 times less than the value of the gift in coins. For example, a rose will increase your balance by 0.5 diamonds, a panda will increase by 25, an oasis in a mirror by 500, and a mountain of flowers by 2,000. The most expensive TikTok Universe sticker at the time of writing costs 34,999 coins.
In addition, the streamer can set up a special “Wish List,” in which they indicate the types and number of gifts they want to receive. This is quite a convenient option for both streamers and those who want to support them because you don’t have to guess for two hours what is better and finally invest in an unnecessary thing.
Is that easy to buy TikTok Coins
Internal currency can be purchased in both the mobile and desktop versions of the social network. To make a successful purchase, you need to attach your bank card to your account. You can’t buy coins in TikTok by the piece – only in packs, which differ depending on the version of the app. Here’s how you can do this via mobile device:
- Go to your account and click on the 3 horizontal bars in the upper right corner of the screen.
- Go to Settings and Privacy.
- Go to the “Balance” section and select the “Recharge” option. Pay for the desired package by clicking on the button with the cost.
In case you can’t have access to your mobile device there’s also an option to perform such a transaction via the desktop TikTok version:
- Go to the TikTok website. Click/hover over your avatar, and choose “Get Coins” from the drop-down list.
- If you want to buy a ready-made set, click on it.
- If you want to top up your balance by any amount from 30 to 2,500,000, select “Custom Settings” and enter a number.
- Click the “Buy Now” button. Choose a payment method convenient for you (payment systems/E-Wallet) and pay for your order.
You can also buy currency directly on the stream. If you’re subscribed to a user, a notification about the beginning of the stream will appear in your inbox. Or you can select any user who is currently streaming in the Streaming section.
What about withdrawing money from a wallet
Yes, these gifts and diamonds can actually be very useful to you. At a certain point of active creativity, the number of diamonds on the balance becomes equal to a certain amount of dollars. And this is a reason to think about how they can be converted into real money.
When a streamer accumulates $100 on their balance, they have the opportunity to withdraw funds in any currency right to their PayPal account, if it’s linked to their account. For the transfer of “diamond money” to your account TikTok charges a fee (according to various sources, from 20 to 30% of the amount).
To withdraw funds, go to “Gifts revenue” in the “Balance” section. Select “Withdraw” and enter the desired amount.
Thus, you can earn money from your favorite business and please others with interesting content. Now it’s quite easy and at the same time difficult to do, because the competition is quite big in terms of content.
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Is it possible to become popular on TikTok
Even a newly created TikTok profile with three videos has a chance of flying to the top and getting tens of thousands of views. Following trends and popular tricks can help achieve this. One of the main tasks in TikTok – is to take a place at the top of the major hashtags. So study carefully and choose tags that will be both targeted by subject matter, and among the first in popularity. Take a couple of high-frequency trending hashtags to get traffic to them. And add a few smaller ones on your topic.
Another thing to consider is music. The social network has a huge library of audio, from which you can choose any track you like if you make your videos inside TikTok. Another way is to participate in Challenges. Join its participants – shoot a video in the same way as everyone else. By the way, it’s better to choose the same track, too. So you’ll collect more views and your TikTok promotion will move faster.
And, of course, it’s impossible not to mention trending filters, the popularity of which is still necessary to catch. And you don’t have to “reinvent the wheel” to get the coveted number of views and likes. As a rule, 90% of videos shot under the trend filter always become viral. “How?” you ask. Well, here’s how. It’s the will of the algorithms, as they say.