How to get money from shopee but not as a seller

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Do you know that you can make money on Shopee without selling anything? I personally use Shopee và 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. & in my opinion, its success can be attributed to lớn 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, và 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 nói qua with you some tips on how you can make money on Shopee & also save money from your Shopee purchases as well using this app. Money saved is also money earned.

Here are eight ways to lớn make money on Shopee without selling anything.

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Earn Money by Paying Your Utility Bills

Make Money on Shopee by Playing Games

There are numerous games in Shopee where you can earn points, discount vouchers and cashback vouchers, và more. Sometimes, some of the games are in partnership with specific brands so it means that the discount vouchers are related khổng lồ those partner brands.

The coins khổng lồ be earned are really not the much, usually cents in Philippine Peso. However, it’s still money và it can accumulate in your account. The biggest incentive in my opinion for playing these games is the cashback và discount vouchers. The highest that I’ve seen so far is 15% (with a cap) & it’s pretty generous in my opinion.

Update as of June 20, 2021: There are lesser games left on Shopee & 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 smartphone Postpaid plan via Shopee. As of the time of writing, if it’s your first time khổng lồ pay your bills (in my case it was my Postpaid plan), you’ll get 200 coins back which is also equivalent khổng lồ P200.

The minimum amount of payment that you need lớn make for this promo is P800 and you need lớn pay it using Shopee Pay.

The percentage of coins cashback on your succeeding payments and the corresponding required minimum amount to lớn be paid khổng lồ avail the coins cashback will vary depending on the available vouchers to your account. 

The participating companies for smartphone Postpaid plans include Smart, Globe, và Sun Cellular.

The participating utility companies as of the time of writing are:

Landline Internet 

BayantelBicore One NetworkBroadband EverywhereCoverge_ICTGeneral Telephone System, Inc.Globe BroadbandIntegranet Network ServicesNow CorpPLDTSitelcoSmart

TV Cable



BP WaterworksBulacan Aqua EstatesBulakan WaterCDO WaterFilinvest WaterGoodhands WaterHappywellLagunawaterLARCManilawaterManilawater PhilventuresMayniladMCWDObando WaterPili WaterPrimewaterSta Maria WaterSubic WaterTabaco WaterTagum Water

For electricity, only Meralco Prepaid is available as of the time of writing.

I’m sure this danh mục of billers will grow in the future and that will definitely be a big help for consumers who are looking for ways khổng lồ save money.

Save Money by Topping-Up your di động Load & Data

If you only use Prepaid worry not as they also have a discount when you top-up your di động 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 lớn pay for their purchases using Shopee Pay. Và one of their incentives lớn encourage the use of this service is their Shopee Lucky Draw. When you top-up at least P300, you become eligible khổng lồ play the Lucky Draw. The Lucky Draw trò chơi 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.

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Please do note though that this promotion is subject lớn change so always keep yourselves updated by checking their Terms và Conditions from time khổng lồ time.

Earn Money by Watching Live Sellers và Streamers

Another way of encouraging users to visit their online live sellers và 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 kinh doanh support to lớn 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 khổng lồ 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 và 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 & Contest

Personally, I have not joined any games và contests hosted by either Shopee or Live Streamers. But I have watched how the live streamers facilitated these games và giveaways.

The live streamers that I have watched in the past were giving out Prepaid Loads (for either Globe và Smart).

Make Money by Leaving a Review

You can also make money on Shopee by leaving a review to the online siêu thị where you purchase some items from. You can earn 0.2 coins for a review with at least 1 photo or 1 clip and 0.4 coins for a reviews with 1 photo & 1 video. Make sure that your reviews is at least 100 characters long khổng lồ qualify.

Earn Money by Referring Friends và Family

This is one of the easiest ways to lớn earn money on Shopee. All you have to vì is to lớn 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 miễn phí to bình luận down below.


I will be writing in the future some tips on how lớn earn money from Shopee by selling. I have not mix up my selling account yet so once I get the ball rolling, I will document my experience with this app. In the meantime, kiểm tra out my other articles about selling on various websites.

Note: This post has been updated on June 23, 2021.

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