How to Make Money with TikTok Creator Shop

The TikTok Creator Shop is TikTok’s affiliate marketing tool which allows its creators to promote products on their videos and make a commision when an item is sold via their link. This allows creators on TikTok to make money without being in the TikTok Creator Fund.

But how do you actually use the TikTok Creator Shop to make money? Well in this guide we’re going to show you, step by step, exactly how you can do it.

TikTok Creator Shop Eligibility Requirements

Like most advanced features on TikTok, there are some eligibility requirements. These are:

  • Have 1,000 TikTok Followers
  • Be 18 Years Old
  • Post A Video To TikTok Within The Past 28 Days

Once you’re eligible and all these criteria are met, you can apply.

Finding A Product To Promote

Once you’ve been accepted into the TikTok Creator Shop you’ll be able to access the Dashboard where you’ll find your Payment Options, Product Marketplace, Earnings, Showcase, Tutorials and more. To find a product to promote we want to go onto the Product Marketplace.

Using the Product Marketplace you can see trending products and check through loads of different categories to find a product you want to promote. In all honesty, it doesn’t really matter what type of product you want to promote, as long as it’s had previous sales and includes videos in its description.

So for this example, we’re going to choose the Pet Hair Remover. It’s a fairly cheap product, has previous sales, has a decent percentage commision and includes a video in the description.

So now we actually need to promote the product, and there are different ways to do this, but the most effective is to show the product in action so people know what they’re getting.

To show the product in action, we have 2 options.

  • Buy the product yourself and make some of your own videos.
  • Download videos of the product in use from other people.

Now I’m not going to go into the ethics of using other peoples videos to promote a product, but thats the option we’re going to go with, since it’s free and takes way less time.

As we can see from the above screenshot, there is a video with this product in use, so we’ll download that video and repost it on our own page with our own link.

How To Download Product Videos From TikTok

To save this video from TikTok we firstly need to go onto the video and copy the link to the video. To do this, simply go onto the video, hit the share icon and then the copy link icon.

Depending on what device you’re using could change the next step, but I use iPhone so this is what I do.

Firstly, you want to download the Documents app which can be used as a web browser and file storage app. Once you have the app, open it up and go onto the browser tab.

Then you need to go to https://snaptik.app, which is a website that allows you to download TikTok videos without the TikTok watermark. Once on the website, simply paste in the URL of the video you copied from TikTok.

The video will then load and you can download it, which saves the video in the file storage part of the app. From there you can save to your normal photo app ready to post on TikTok.

Posting The Video To TikTok

Now we have the video, we want to actually post it to TikTok and link the product. Firstly, we need to add the product to our Showcase. Your Showcase is a section on your TikTok profile that has products you want to promote, so people viewing your profile can see them and buy them, so you get a commision. You need to add products to this to be able to link to them on videos. You can add a product to your showcase when viewing the product in the Product Marketplace.

On the part of the posting process where you input your Description, Hashtags, Location etc. is where you can link the product. Just under the location section there is a section that says Add Link. When you press this it will bring up 2 options, Product and Books. We want to choose the Product option.

Once you select Product you’ll be able to select products from your showcase.

Once you select the product, you can add a custom name to the link which is how it will appear in the video.

Press Add, and then the product will be linked on the video.

Then you can add some other important things such as the Description, Hashtags and Location. These are all important for how the video is promoted and if you’ll make any sales, but at the end of the day it could just be luck.

If you are lucky enough to make a sale, you’ll get a notification and the sale will be recorded in the TikTok Creator Shop.

A key thing to note is commision money won’t actually appear in your account for withdrawal until the product has been delivered to the customer and then they haven’t requested a refund within a few days. Once this has cleared, you’ll be able to withdraw the money to PayPal or your Bank Account.

You should also note there is a minimum withdrawal amount on the TikTok Creator Store, in the UK where I’m based, that’s £3. So for the US that’s probably around $5.

Conclusion

The TikTok Creator Shop is a great way to make some extra money if you’re willing to give it a try and meet the requirements, but its important to have realistic expectations. Most people will probably make little money doing this, but some creators do make a lot of people. If you want to buy the products to promote, you can get creative with the type of videos you make to show off the product. If you don’t want to buy the products, then you’re relying on how good other people’s videos are.