Do you know that you can make money on Shopee without selling anything? I personally use Shopee and I love how the app is built not only as an e-commerce platform but also as a mini (for now) entertainment and bills payment hub.
Shopee is probably one of the biggest e-commerce sites now in the Philippines. And in my opinion, its success can be attributed to how interactive the app is.
The app, aside from being an e-commerce website, is also loaded with a variety of entertaining pages such as games, live streamers, and more. It also incentivized users with coins, discounts, and cashback vouchers and freebies which can also be one of the reasons why it’s so popular in the country.
Having mentioned the users’ incentives, I’ll share with you some tips on how you can make money on Shopee and also save money from your Shopee purchases as well using this app. Money saved is also money earned.
Here are eight ways to make money on Shopee without selling anything.
Make Money on Shopee by Playing Games
There are numerous games in Shopee where you can earn points, discount vouchers and cashback vouchers, and more. Sometimes, some of the games are in partnership with specific brands so it means that the discount vouchers are related to those partner brands.
The coins to be earned are really not the much, usually cents in Philippine Peso. However, it’s still money and it can accumulate in your account. The biggest incentive in my opinion for playing these games is the cashback and discount vouchers. The highest that I’ve seen so far is 15% (with a cap) and it’s pretty generous in my opinion.
Update as of June 20, 2021: There are lesser games left on Shopee and I’m not sure if they will remove all games in the future.
Earn Money by Paying Your Utility Bills
I only found this out last month when a friend told me about paying for my Mobile Postpaid plan via Shopee. As of the time of writing, if it’s your first time to pay your bills (in my case it was my Postpaid plan), you’ll get 200 coins back which is also equivalent to P200.
The minimum amount of payment that you need to make for this promo is P800 and you need to pay it using Shopee Pay.
The percentage of coins cashback on your succeeding payments and the corresponding required minimum amount to be paid to avail the coins cashback will vary depending on the available vouchers to your account.
The participating companies for Mobile Postpaid plans include Smart, Globe, and Sun Cellular.
The participating utility companies as of the time of writing are:
- Bicore One Network
- Broadband Everywhere
- General Telephone System, Inc.
- Globe Broadband
- Integranet Network Services
- Now Corp
- BP Waterworks
- Bulacan Aqua Estates
- Bulakan Water
- CDO Water
- Filinvest Water
- Goodhands Water
- Manilawater Philventures
- Obando Water
- Pili Water
- Sta Maria Water
- Subic Water
- Tabaco Water
- Tagum Water
For electricity, only Meralco Prepaid is available as of the time of writing.
I’m sure this list of billers will grow in the future and that will definitely be a big help for consumers who are looking for ways to save money.
Save Money by Topping-Up your Mobile Load & Data
If you only use Prepaid worry not as they also have a discount when you top-up your mobile prepaid account using Shopee. Although the discount/ cashback is not as big as for Postpaid, it’s still money saved in my opinion. Again, money saves is money earned.
Make Money by Topping-Up your Shopee Wallet
Shopee is encouraging users to pay for their purchases using Shopee Pay. And one of their incentives to encourage the use of this service is their Shopee Lucky Draw. When you top-up at least P300, you become eligible to play the Lucky Draw. The Lucky Draw game will pop up once your top-up is confirmed.
In my experience, I have only won P1 in the Lucky Draw. However, they also have a raffle draw wherein the lucky winner could win P50,000 Shopee Credits.
Please do note though that this promotion is subject to change so always keep yourselves updated by checking their Terms and Conditions from time to time.
Earn Money by Watching Live Sellers and Streamers
Another way of encouraging users to visit their online live sellers and live streamers is by incentivizing them when they watch live streams. Watchers (who may or may not be prospective buyers) are eligible to earn 0.1 – 0.2 cents every 5 minutes of watching a live stream or a live selling session.
In my opinion, this feature is great marketing support to their online live sellers because it will definitely increase the number of prospective buyers.
I’m just not sure if the coins will come from Shopee themselves or from the Live Sellers or Live Streamers.
To see which live streamer or live seller are giving out coins, just go to the Shopee Live page and look at the upper right corner of each live streamer/seller box where you could see a gold coin symbol with either 0.1 or 0.2 indicating the number of coins that are being given away.
The coins are limited and you will see on the upper right corner of the live stream screen the text ‘Fully Claimed’ once the coins have all been redeemed by watchers.
Win Money by Joining Games and Contest
Personally, I have not joined any games and contests hosted by either Shopee or Live Streamers. But I have watched how the live streamers facilitated these games and giveaways.
The live streamers that I have watched in the past were giving out Prepaid Loads (for either Globe and Smart).
Make Money by Leaving a Review
You can also make money on Shopee by leaving a review to the online shop where you purchase some items from. You can earn 0.2 coins for a review with at least 1 photo or 1 video and 0.4 coins for a review with 1 photo and 1 video. Make sure that your review is at least 100 characters long to qualify.
Earn Money by Referring Friends and Family
This is one of the easiest ways to earn money on Shopee. All you have to do is to give your referral code to your friends and family who don’t have yet a Shopee account.
And once they successfully placed the first order with your Referral Code in-App, then you will get 50 Shopee Coins.
Please bear in mind that just like any other promotions, make sure to read the Terms and Conditions as they are subject to change.
These are just some of the ways where you can make money on Shopee without selling anything. I will update this in the future in case I learn some new tips. If you have additional tips and suggestions, please feel free to comment down below.
I will be writing in the future some tips on how to earn money from Shopee by selling. I have not set up my selling account yet so once I get the ball rolling, I will document my experience with this app. In the meantime, check out my other articles about selling on various websites.
Note: This post has been updated on June 23, 2021.
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