Monetize your Technology Blog In Nigeria with InterSwitch QuickTeller

With Quickteller, Interswitch has kicked off a programme to help website owners and bloggers to monetize their websites a bit better in a Nigerian way. As a blog owner, monetizing your website can be done via PPC Marketing, Affiliate Marketing, Direct Advert placement and lots more. Now with Quickteller, you can also take that a bit further by encouraging visitors to your website to top-up their phones on your website.


Without them leaving your webiste. Without writing a single line of code. Without going through long negotiations with any telcom industry. Without worrying about payment gateway integration. Every month, Interswitch will pay you a 2.5% commission for all airtime sold via your website.


How Do you monetize your technology blog in Nigeria?

- Vistors see a widget with buttons by InterSwitch on your blog.

- When s/he clicks any of the buttons, a pop up window will appear on your website. (If the user is on a mobile device, the browser will redirect to a mobile friendly page instead).

- S/he would provide details of the number s/he wants to top-up and her/his email address (for email receipt), and then click ‘next’. S/He’d then see the familiar WebPAY card input page, where s/he can enter his card details to complete his top-up.

How Do You get Paid

Every month, InterSwitch would send you a report summarizing all transactions done via your website or blog. It would show sum total of transactions and some analytics of success rates. The report would also show commission due to you. You would then send interswitch an invoice of your expected commission and they would credit your bank account within 72 hours of receiving the invoice.

If you like this, then you need to sign up immediately. You will need to send an email to the Quickteller team via quickteller[at]interswitchng[dot]com stating your interest and your website or blog address. Someone will contact you within 72 hours. You’d be required to demonstrate that your website gets at least of 1,000 unique visitors a month. After someone contacts you, you would review and sign the Quickteller affiliate program terms and conditions. Once signed, your website will be enabled for the service.

Note that you may be required to make a token payment to be enabled for this service. After which you would then come back and follow the instruction on how to put the InterSwitch widget on your blog.

Do you use the InterSwitch QuickTeller affiliate program already? If yes, please share your experience using the comment form below so that others can learn also.



  1. Ronke

    May 30, 2013 at 04:39

    Nice tip you’ve got here. I better go sign up right away

  2. flynaija

    May 21, 2013 at 04:49

    Do you have an idea on how i can add DSTV and Aero Contractors logo?

    • Adesoji Adegbulu

      May 26, 2013 at 00:21

      I think Quickteller has not implemented that. When it’s done, i’ll write about it

  3. flynaija

    May 19, 2013 at 02:42

    Its a good thing and i have installed the widget on my site already. I got over 32 clicks on the first day and i have been getting hits since then. but what am not sure of is whether those hits are actually transactions completed or just clicks. Also, waiting for them to send transaction notification to bloggers monthly is too far, we might need those reports early in order to push the idea more on social media platforms once we know we are getting enough hits.

    • Adesoji Adegbulu

      May 19, 2013 at 23:14

      Good to know that you are making use of this already. I think Monthly transaction notifications is still preferable for now. The best would have been that you have an account where you can monitor your transactions. I’m hoping InterSwitch will improve on this.

  4. James Melbin

    May 16, 2013 at 02:29

    Great development there on interswitch. Do they pay according to the number of transaction made or according to the monthly page views?

    • Adesoji Adegbulu

      May 16, 2013 at 22:38

      They pay according to the number of transaction made via your site.

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