Bigo Live: How to make money on Bigo live TV


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Watching videos is a content consumption pattern that has taken over the internet. Social media sites like YouTube and Facebook have enabled us to watch live-streamed events with the click of a button and earn money for content creators. If you are able to create videos, then you can make money on Bigo Live and possibly become rich.

As with any new technology, it can be difficult to navigate in this day and age, but this article is an all-inclusive guide for beginners that will help you maximize your Bigo experience in no time.

In this post, we will teach you how to make money on bigo live using your popular content on Bigo Live TV – from real estate agents giving away free listings on their site’s live streams, to top doctors providing virtual consultations with video chats (no more scratching your head in confusion at lab results!).

This is a long post, so if you’re short on time, read the main points and scroll to the bottom to find a mega guide. It’ll be worth it.

To learn the basics of Bigo Live TV, let’s start with a quick recap of what Bigo Live is all about – and how it works.

Bigo Live: How to make money on Bigo live TV

What is Bigo Live TV? [a quick explanation]

Bigo live TV is a type of streaming video platform that was launched in January 2016 by BIGO Technology, founded by David Li and Jason Hu.

Bigo live TV is a mobile app that you can download on both iOS and Android devices. You can use the app for free, but you will only be able to view two channels: one with music and one with videos.

If you want access to all the premium content and features available, you will need to pay a small fee of $33 USD via Paypal or Alipay (you can also pay via Wechat Wallet but it’s not recommended because there are lots of fraud cases).

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But how can you make money from bigo live TV in Nigeria?

Unlike apps like Periscope, live streaming on Bigo Live is free – you can watch other users’ content without spending a cent. This also extends to channels that stream paid content, but the good news is that there are still ways to make money from bigo live.

You have to have a large following and make a lot of fun videos that people would love. That way, you can earn beans and diamonds that will be given to you by fans.

You can collect beans and diamonds from Bigo Live and then convert them into cash. Let’s have a look at the beans and diamonds in Bigo Live.

What are beans and diamonds?

Diamond on Bigo Live

Beans and diamonds are what you use to access premium content on Bigo Live.

Beans allow you to access paid channels, where you can watch paid content from Bigo Live broadcasters. One bean is worth 1/100 of a dollar, so when you have 1000 beans, you can operate one paid channel.

“Diamonds are the tips that you receive when your video is liked or shared by others.”

“If your channel has more than 100,000 views in a week, you will receive 10% of the total number of beans earned by all customers.”

For example, if you make 2 channels with 1000 beans each and operate them for one week, you’ll get 2000 beans. If 1 person likes your video 1000 times during that week, you’ll get 1000 beans. If 10 people share your video, you’ll get 100 beans.

Bigo Live also has a “cash shop”. In the cash shop, you can earn beans as a reward for answering questions from other users as well as for videos that have been shared or liked by other users. The more views you have on your videos, the more rewards you will get from Bigo Live.

In the cash shop, you can also buy points which can be exchanged to diamonds or beans if you don’t have enough. You need a minimum of 100 points to redeem a diamond.

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Tips on how to improve earnings on Bigo Live

The higher the number of views your video gets, the more beans you will get. So if you want to increase earnings on bigo live TV, you should try to create videos that are liked by many people.

Bigo Live also has “points” which go up if your video is liked or shared by others. If your friends like or share your video, you’ll receive 50 points for each friend who likes it.

To increase your earnings, you should try to share your videos with friends. If your friends like it, you’ll be able to earn points for free, and more beans or diamonds if any of them purchase beans or diamonds.

You can also choose to record your screen and use this video as your channel’s profile photo and channel description.

How to get started on bigo live to start making money

Bigo live logo

1. Download Bigo Live App

Visit the Apple App Store or Google Play to download the Bigo app on your device. You can also search “Bigo” on your phone’s browser to download the app directly.

2. Create a personal account

After you have installed the Bigo live TV app, it will ask you to sign up. You should create a personal account before choosing your channel name and image, which will also function as your profile image in the bigo live app, be wise about this part and make sure you use an image with your selling point.

3. Choose your channel name and image

Next, you should choose your channel name and profile image. Personal accounts can have one of these images:

With just one image, you will only be able to choose between the following three bigo live platforms: music, video, or video of subtitles. You can also choose between two channels (you can’t create more than 10 channels): paid (with paid channels on Bigo Live TV) or promotional (the free channels on Bigo Live TV).

But if you have established a business account, you can upload 10 images from the “Business card” section of Bigo Live. Then you will be able to choose both a free and paid channel. For example, if your company is named “ABC Corp. Ltd. Nigeria”, you can use the first letter of your company name, “A”, and then create a channel of “bigolive”

Note – To connect your bigo live account to WeChat wallet, log in to WeChat Wallet with your account ID or scan the QR code on the page of WeChat Pay. Create an account, then import your Bigo Live account information.

4. Choose your channels

After choosing a name and image, you will be able to choose between twenty channels to operate. In addition, you can also subscribe to the premium channels with a small fee of $33 USD via Paypal or Alipay (you can also pay via Wechat Wallet but it’s not recommended because there are lots of fraud cases).

But this will give you access to all the premium content and features available on Bigo Live TV. If you don’t want premium content, just skip this step.

How to make money from bigo live

Now you should go to the navigation bar and choose “Channels”. After this, tap on your channel and select your country. Now you can start recording your videos and get your first earnings.

To get started, here are some tips:

1. Choose an attractive profile

Your profile picture can become your channel’s profile image and also the face of your brand. For generating more income, you should try to use a photo that attracts your potential customers. You know what they say about dressing like you want to be addressed. Make sure your profile is dressed like it wants to be addressed.

Therefore, choose a picture that is attractive and engaging, and ideal for attracting users. The image should be clear and easy to understand.

2. Make good quality videos

Making a video

In addition, you should have a good quality video. In the first step of Bigo Live, you can just use your phone’s camera to record your face or a scene that you want to record. But this will be a waste of time and effort because most users usually do not have a good quality video.

You should try to use a tripod or a special filming tool on your phone to make better videos without moving your hands around a lot. After recording your video, choose the best one from among them and enter it into Bigo Live TV as soon as possible.

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Note – You can upload videos in HD or 4K quality. However, HD and 4K files are large in size and take a long time to download. Users will find this annoying and not visit your channel often. Therefore, we recommend that you use a lower-resolution 1080p video to save your time.

You can also edit your video by adding music or adding effects to make it more attractive to viewers. You want to make your videos look very professional. To be successful in a business, you have to take it very seriously.

3. Think out of the box and do something new

In addition to recording interesting videos, you should try to do some unique things that will attract users’ attention. In this way, you can get more views on your channel and increase traffic.

For example, you can upload a short video of yourself on social media websites such as Facebook or Instagram which have a lot of users coming on these sites every day. If your friends give a response to your video, it can be a viral sensation and attract thousands of views right away.

In addition, you can also ask your friends to give a recommendation or leave a comment on your videos, which will provide a “push” to your audience.

If your video is liked by many people, you may want to share it with them and earn more points.

4. Share your video on social networks and blogs

You should also share the video on different channels such as bigo live Live or other social media such as Facebook and Twitter as soon as possible after recording it.

For example, you can create a Facebook page related to your niche and share your video with the title which will drive more traffic. After that, you can publish your link on this page and get traffic from Facebook.

You can also share this video on Twitter with relevant hashtags to get more attention.

5. Always Interact with your audience

Finally, pay attention to the comments of viewers and give them a response. You can answer to their questions or send them an invitation to watch your video. Most importantly, you should be polite with your comments and use the right language. Most users will tend to visit your channel if it is engaging and you are kind.


Since the birth of its first channel (bigo live) in September 2012, Bigo Live TV’s original goals have been to improve the Chinese live-streaming market and ultimately follow the digital trends to develop new online entertainment platforms.

It has also gotten to Nigeria and has become very popular. May Nigerians now use bigo live to earn money on a daily basis.

Leave us a comment below if you have any questions.


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About the Chief Editor

Godfrey Ogbo, the Chief Editor and CEO of AtlanticRide, merges his environmental management expertise with extensive business experience, including in real estate. With a master's degree and a knack for engaging writing, he adeptly covers complex growth and business topics. His analytical approach and business insights enrich the blog, making it a go-to source for readers seeking thoughtful and informed content.

10 thoughts on “Bigo Live: How to make money on Bigo live TV”

  1. Please do I need admin on my account or not ?? And what account will Bigo be paying my funds to ?? I really need to know because someone is telling me I need agent and admin in anything I do on my account…I want to know if is true please

    • I have seen this happen. Usually, there are super admins and agents who help people exchange their gifts on bigo for fiat money. Whether you need an agent depends entirely on you and how much of the heavy lifting you want to do.

  2. Please may I know if i can post other person created video that seems interesting for others to see on Bigo it i just create all my videos. Lastly can one sell items on the bigo page as his/her content to be created?

    • Posting other people’s stuff could be considered a copyright violation unless the person has given you permission.Yes you can sell things on bigo.

  3. Thanks for the vital informations you just share…
    Please in Bigo platform can I post other people’s fun videos, must the videos I share be only me.

  4. lately, one of my favorite social media platforms is bigo. Thanks for this post, maybe I will try one or two of the ideas you’ve mentioned here.


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