Are you wondering how to make money on Telegram? In this step-by-step guide, I'll walk you through the process of turning your Telegram group or channel into a subscription-based private area that earns you money. Whether you're an experienced group or channel admin, or just getting started, this guide will help turn your passion into a thriving business on Telegram, using InviteMember to streamline and simplify the entire process.

1. Create Your Group and Connect InviteMember

Setting up your Telegram group for monetization involves both creating the group and connecting to InviteMember for subscription management and payment processing. You can follow our detailed Getting Started guide (and accompanying video tutorial), or here's a quick overview of how to get started:

Create Your Telegram Group:

  1. If you don't already have a group you want to monetize, launch the Telegram app, tap the three-line menu icon, then select "New Group."
  2. Choose a name, group photo, and description to make your group professional and appealing.

Connect InviteMember to Your Group:

  1. Visit the InviteMember website and sign up for an account at the Free, Starter, or Growth tier.
  2. Once logged in, create a bot and connect it to your InviteMember project.
  3. Then, follow the prompts from @InviteMemberBot to connect your Telegram group with InviteMember.

With your Telegram group created and InviteMember connected, you're now ready to connect payment methods and explore subscription models that resonate with your audience.

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2. Configure Payment Methods

InviteMember simplifies the payment process by integrating various payment methods. Making it convenient for members to pay boosts sign-ups and increases your ability to make money on Telegram. Here's how to set up payment methods:

  1. Choose Supported Payment Methods: Explore the available payment options supported by InviteMember, such as PayPal, Stripe, or CoinPayments. Select the payment methods that align with your audience's preferences.
  2. Connect Payment Gateways: For each selected payment method, follow InviteMember's prompts to connect it with your account. This typically involves creating a business account, linking your payment account, and authorizing access.
  3. Configure Pricing and Currencies: Specify the pricing for each subscription tier in the chosen currency. Ensure that the displayed price accurately reflects the tier's value.
  4. Test Transactions (If Possible): If applicable, perform test transactions to ensure that the payment process functions smoothly. This step helps identify and resolve any potential issues before real subscriptions come in.

3. Promote Your Paid Group

To attract potential subscribers and grow your community, you need to effectively market your group. Here's how to do it:

  • Compelling Content Previews: Share snippets of your exclusive content in public channels and social media to showcase what members get. Use these posts to highlight the unique value of your group.
  • Social Media Presence: Promote your group on social media platforms, using visuals and engaging captions to draw attention.
  • Collaborate and Engage: Partner with influencers or experts in your niche, and be sure to engage with your audience in related discussions to raise awareness.
  • Referrals and Word of Mouth: Encourage current members to invite others. Leveraging word-of-mouth marketing creates organic growth, and can be aided by InviteMember's built-in affiliate program.

Remember, successful promotion is an ongoing process. Consistency and creativity are key to steadily increasing your paid Telegram group's visibility and attracting a steady stream of subscribers.


As you begin to earn money on Telegram, continual evolution and engagement are key. Gather feedback, adapt your offerings, and maintain an open line of communication with your subscribers. Monetizing your Telegram group with InviteMember is a process that aligns your passion with a subscription-based business model, allowing for exciting growth and engagement, all while earning income.