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7 ways to grow your Telegram signals channel for free

Growing your Telegram signals channel doesn’t need to mean spending thousands on sponsored ads. As with growing any digital business, it’s about building a loyal audience and engaging with them through relevant content. The following techniques can be used to grow your Telegram signals channel into a thriving business – and you won’t need to spend a penny.

1. Leverage your existing network

Engaging with your existing contacts is a great place to begin in promoting your trading signals business. Your existing connections and relationships often end up being your best source of business. And they can help you reach a wider audience if they tell their friends and share your content.

The first step is to identify your essential connections. They could be friends, family members, colleagues, or other professionals with an extensive network.

Engage with them, and make sure you do so regularly. For example, you could share updates about your trading performance or analysis, ask for introductions to other people in their network, or simply just check in with them and build on your relationship.

However, it’s not all about asking for favours. To effectively leverage your network, you need to offer value. This means sharing your analysis of trade setups, providing support or assistance, or simply being a good resource for them.

You could also consider hosting events or organising networking opportunities. Whether you arrange a casual meetup or a more formal webinar, these events can be a great way to connect with your network, meet new people, and build stronger relationships.

2. Participate in relevant groups

Getting involved in other signals trading groups can be a great way to gauge the type of content your audience is looking for. Start by searching for groups on social media platforms like LinkedIn, Facebook, or Reddit, as well as online forums and discussion boards.

Once you’ve found the right groups, get involved in the discussions. Don’t spam them with your channel, instead share your expertise and insights, answer questions, and offer value to the group. This will help you build credibility and set yourself up as a thought leader in your field.

When appropriate, share your content but be sure to introduce yourself and participate in some discussions first. You could include links to your trading channel, or content that you’ve created specifically for the group. Just follow the group’s rules and guidelines and be respectful of other members.

You should make the effort to check in with the group regularly. Keep an eye on the latest discussions and share your insights. Also, take note of the type of questions people ask. Monitoring trending topics can give you an insight into what your audience wants to know more about.

3. Collaborate with influencers

Although it can be challenging to secure collaborations with established influencers, a little persistence can really pay off. For trading signals, you’ll want to identify influencers who promote similar strategies, or who have similar analysis styles. Look for influencers who are reputable, have a large following, and are active on social media or other platforms.

The next step is to reach out to them and propose a collaboration. Explain how the partnership will be mutually beneficial and provide specific details about your proposal. You’ll need to make sure that you have something valuable to offer though, as they’ll likely have more clout and will want to know what’s in it for them. 

For example, you could propose cross-promoting each other’s channels, sharing each other’s content, or co-creating content together with you taking on the lion’s share as an added incentive to them.

If you do secure a collaboration, make sure you promote it to your audience. Share updates about it on your social media accounts and encourage your followers to check out the influencer’s content too.

Lastly, it’s important that you stay in touch with them and propose working together again in the future. 

4. Share your content on social media

One of the major benefits of sharing your content on social media is the additional impressions your posts can receive over and above what your followers see. As such, it can be a really useful tool for building your personal brand and encouraging interest from traders outside of your network. 

It’s important to note that not every social media platform will be effective for sharing trading-related content. Consider the audience you are trying to reach, and choose the social media platforms that they’re most likely to hang out on. For example, for trading signals, Trading View is an excellent community to be involved in. 

When you post, make sure you use compelling headlines and visuals to grab people’s attention. They can make all the difference in whether or not someone clicks on your content. Likewise, hashtags can help your content get discovered and give you an idea of what topics are trending in signals trading (more on this later).

You can also share the same piece of content multiple times by using different headlines and visuals. Of course, no-one likes a spammer, but promoting the same post a few times a day for a couple of days can give those who missed it another opportunity to engage.

5. Share valuable content

Whether you’re posting on social media, a community forum, or sharing insights as part of your channel, your content needs to be valuable to traders. It needs to contain your personal insights and explore specific topics that signals followers can’t find anywhere else.

Trading signals themselves are a form of valuable content, and this is where signalDP can help you in building your business. On our platform, you’re able to monitor, distribute, and monetise your signals on autopilot.  

We highly recommend that you create a content calendar to help you plan the content you’ll share in advance, and to ensure that you’re sharing a mix of different types of content. Videos, photos, and graphics all do well on social platforms, whereas, longer-form content like articles are better kept for emails.

6. Use hashtags

Using hashtags on Telegram makes it easier for people to discover your account, and they allow you to categorise your content more easily.

Start by researching what hashtags other channels in your niche are using and consider which ones would be most relevant for your content. You should aim to use a range of general and specific hashtags. Whereas broad hashtags will allow you to reach a larger audience, specific hashtags will help you to target a more specific group of traders.

As well as using them in your posts, make sure to include them in your channel description. This will make your channel more ‘discoverable’ when people search for specific hashtags on Telegram.

7. Engage with your followers

Now, this depends one whether you are running a group or channel on Telegram. If the former, then engaging with your followers on Telegram is vital to building and maintaining a successful following. Regularly interacting with your audience and responding to their comments and questions can create a sense of community around your business and keep them interested in your content.

Make sure to check for comments regularly and respond to them promptly. This will show your followers that you value their input and are actively listening to their feedback.

You should also start direct conversations with people who comment on your posts. Get to know them a little better, ask how their trading is going, and offer some advice. Similarly, you could create polls and discussions, or simply pose a question on your channel to gather other people’s opinions. 

Share behind-the-scenes content to give your followers a glimpse into your life or business. Loyal followers will always be interested in learning more about your trading process and your interests outside of signals trading. 


In short, here are seven ways you can grow a following on your trading signals channel on Telegram for free:

  1. Leverage your existing network: Share your Telegram channel with your friends, family, and other connections, and ask them to share it with their networks. Tapping into an existing audience can help you get your first followers and enable you to build momentum.
  2. Participate in relevant groups: Look for groups on Telegram related to your niche or industry and get involved in the conversations there. This can help you get exposure to a new audience and potentially attract new followers.
  3. Collaborate with other influencers: Partner with other influencers in your industry and promote each other’s content. This can help you to reach a larger audience and build relationships with other influencers in your field.
  4. Share your content on social media: Use your social media accounts to promote your content. Share links to your signals channels and encourage your followers to share your content with their followers.
  5. Share valuable content: Make sure the content on your channel is engaging, informative, and beneficial to your audience. This is essential to keeping your followers engaged and encouraging them to share your content with others.
  6. Use hashtags: Use relevant hashtags in your posts to make it easier for people searching for specific topics to find your content.
  7. Engage with your followers: Respond to comments, messages, and requests from your followers and ask for their feedback on your content. This will help to foster a sense of community and encourage more people to join your channel.

If you’re looking for a platform that can help you run, monetize and scale your trading signals community on Telegram, sign up with SignalDP, and start building a signals business to be proud of.

Explained: copy trading vs trading signals

At SignalDP, one of the most common questions we’re asked by traders is whether they should copy trade or follow trading signals. So, we thought we’d share our insights in a full article, covering everything you need to know to help you decide which option is best for your lifestyle and ambitions. 

If you’re considering becoming an expert on a copy trading platform, or if you’re currently offering signals via a messaging platform like Telegram, then these insights will provide a useful overview of the differences between copy trading and trading signals. 

We’ll explain the similarities and differences, and we’ll explore which approach might suit certain situations.

What is copy trading?

Copy trading is where followers automatically copy the trades of successful traders. Trades are automatically executed in the follower’s account. This can be an effective way for people to diversify their portfolios and gain exposure to a wider range of markets and trading strategies. It might also help followers improve their trading performance by learning from the successes of more experienced traders.

What are trading signals?

Trading signals are snippets of analysis that traders receive to inform them of good trading opportunities. These signals can be generated by humans, or by automated trading systems. They can be based on technical analysis, fundamental analysis, or a combination of both. 

Trading signals can be used to identify potential trade setups that meet certain criteria, such as an attractive risk-to-reward ratio, or a breakout from a key level of support or resistance. Some trading signals are provided for free, while others are offered as part of a paid subscription service.

Copy trading and trading signals are two different approaches to trading that can be used separately or in combination.

The similarities between the two approaches

Access to expertise – Both copy trading and signals trading enables followers to benefit from the expertise of experienced traders.

Diversification – Both approaches allow traders to potentially diversify their portfolio and gain exposure to a wider range of markets and trading strategies. Over the last 5 years, copy trading has become very popular. And in recent years, the number of trading signals providers has increased exponentially (we estimate there to be thousands). Both approaches enable followers to gain exposure to different trading strategies and analysis techniques that you otherwise wouldn’t have access to yourself. 

Time-saving – Either approach can save traders time, as trade setups are usually provided. Copy trading doesn’t need any manual intervention, and followers don’t need to constantly monitor the markets 24/7. With signal trading, analysis is typically already provided, so followers can spend more time focusing on other aspects of the trade.

The differences between both approaches

Here’s a snapshot of how copy trading and signal trading differ:

Copy tradingTrading signals
Trader discretion on trade executionNoYes
Platform choiceYesYes
Discretion on money management techniqueNoYes
Supporting analysisNoSometimes

Automatic trade execution

When it comes to trade execution, there’s a trade-off between ease of use and retaining discretion over an account. With copy trading, the trade execution is automatic. Whereas with signal trading, the follower must action the order on their own account. This makes copy trading easier, because the follower can set it up and trades are automatically placed in their name on their account. 

With signals, the follower receives the information about a setup but must place the trade themselves on their own account, including what amount to stake. At SignalDP, our platform has a feature called Signal Link, which allows followers to click through from a signal to a pre-filled order ticket with a broker. Not only does this save followers time and removes transposition errors, but it also gives them the discretion of whether or not they want to place the trade in the first place. 

However, with discretion comes emotion. With copy trading, the emotional element is completely removed. Whereas with signal trading, it isn’t.

Platform choice

To copy an expert, the follower must be on the same platform, and they normally need to have the same broker. This also means that they must commit to paying the spreads and charges of that broker, which in some cases may be pricey.

With signals trading, it’s the followers’ choice as to the broker they use. This is because the signal is simply a snippet of information communicated through a messaging platform like WhatsApp or Telegram. Consequently, the cost of trading doesn’t have to be excessive if trading with a fair broker.

Cost of trading aside, the upside to copy trading is that you have access to a range of experts all in one place. Whereas finding good signal providers can be difficult because they aren’t all on the same platform, they are disparate and the follower needs to find them.

With copy trading, followers normally allocate a pot of funds, and the expert trades using their money management rules. With signal trading, a follower is able to choose their own money management rules – a key area of differentiation for a trader. 

Supporting analysis

With copy trading, followers tend not to see the analysis that goes into a trade setup, it tends to be a ‘black box’ type experience.

With signal trading, you normally do see the analysis, but not always. 

If the follower wants to grow, and eventually perform the analysis themselves, then following trading signals would be more beneficial. 


Being on the same platform allows followers to view the exper’s performance history, which helps the follower make more informed decisions. Be careful though, some platforms only provide summaries of performance, which are not that useful (anyone can place a trade and win once, the question is can you place 1,000 and still win overall).

With trading signals, followers normally rely on the reporting of the provider. Marking your own homework isn’t that transparent, and tends to come with a big lump of scepticism. However, SignalDP’s, reporting URL feature is starting to change this for signal providers by providing them with their full performance history to use in their business, as they see fit. 

Copy trading, or trading signals: which is right for me?

Both trading strategies have their pros and cons, and the one that’s best for the follower, is ultimately a personal decision. In some cases, they might find that a combination of both strategies is the best option. 

The pros of being an expert copy trader: 

  • Potential access to a large audience, immediately 
  • Your followers will not have discretion, so they will follow your trades automatically
  • You can showcase your performance on the platform

The cons of being a copy trader:

  • You’re competing against a huge pool of other experts, and your performance will be compared to everyone else
  • You’re locked into a platform and a broker
  • The platform tends to make the money, not the expert. The huge spreads charged to followers go to the broker, and very little is shared with the expert
  • The client belongs to the platform/broker and not to your business, so you can be cut out in a heartbeat and lose all your audience

The pros of being a signal provider:

  • You can build a genuine business by being the channel owner in Telegram and engaging with your audience
  • You can choose your own business model, choose how to monetise your offering and manage your broker referrals
  • If successful, you can earn a significant amount of money as limits won’t be imposed on your return

The cons of being a signal provider:

  • You’ll have to really work hard to build and sustain your business
  • You’ll have to manage all aspects of running a business, including marketing, admin, and compliance 

Closing thoughts

Although copy trading can provide an enticing shortcut for followers, signal followers are also taking advantage of shortcuts. The difference is that signal followers retain control over their money and have discretion over each trade that gets placed. 

With signals, the shortcut isn’t in the execution, but in the analysis. For those considering offering signals, our advice is to provide as much analysis insight as possible. Take your followers on a journey and help them become better traders. 

If you provide consistent, high-quality analysis that’s sought-after by followers, and you’re committed to running a business, then the signal provision is probably your best option. 

If you provide signals or are an expert trader then sign up with SignalDP, and start building a signals business to be proud of.

How to spot Bitcoin and cryptocurrency scams instantly

Bitcoin and cryptocurrency scams have become increasingly common in recent years as the popularity of digital currencies has grown. 

As a trader, it’s essential to be aware of these scams and to know how to spot them, as they can be financially devastating to those who fall victim. 

Let’s take a closer look at what Bitcoin and cryptocurrency scams look like, how to spot them, and what you can do to protect yourself:

What is Bitcoin and cryptocurrency?

Bitcoin is a digital, decentralized currency that can be used as a means of payment, or as an investable asset. It’s based on blockchain technology, and it isn’t controlled by any central authority. Instead, it’s managed by a network of computers connected to the internet. This network itself is known as a blockchain.

Cryptocurrency, on the other hand, is a digital asset that’s used as a medium of exchange. It’s also based on blockchain technology; however, the technology can be different from that of Bitcoin. Bitcoin is the most popular cryptocurrency, with other well-known ones being Ethereum, Tether, Cardano, Dodgecoin and BNB.

Types of Bitcoin and cryptocurrency scams

The most common type of currency scam is a Ponzi scheme – an investment scam that promises high returns with little or no risk. It’s usually run by a single individual or small group, that will solicit funds from potential investors. They then use the money they manage to collect to pay off earlier investors while taking a large cut for themselves.

Mining scams are also common with digital currency. This type of scam involves a company promising high returns from mining activities, such as generating new coins. However, the company doesn’t have the necessary hardware or software to do the mining. Like a Ponzi scheme, the company uses the money they collect to pay off early investors.

Other types of cryptocurrency scams include pump-and-dump schemes, fake ICOs (Initial Coin Offerings), and phishing scams. 

Pump and dump schemes involve buying a large amount of a specific cryptocurrency, driving up the price, normally by creating hype about it on social media, the price rises and then quickly selling it off. 

Fake ICOs involve a company offering digital tokens in exchange for investment, even though the tokens are worthless. 

Phishing scams involve sending emails or text messages that appear to be from a legitimate source. However, they contain malicious software that can lead to the theft of personal data.

In 2023, one of the most common scams is the ‘Big Pump Signal’ scam. This involves a company or individual sending out false signals on social media in order to drive up the price of a specific cryptocurrency. They will then quickly sell it off, leaving investors with losses.

Likewise, the “Crypto is a Scam” scam has been circulating recently, which involves a company or an individual claiming that cryptocurrency is a scam in order to dissuade people from investing in it. They will then offer their own investment opportunity, which is a scam itself.

How to avoid falling victim to a digital currency scam

The best thing you can do if you suspect an investment opportunity is a scam is to research the company or individual behind the offer. If they’re claiming to provide high returns with low risk, then it’s probably too good to be true.

Another red flag is any promises of guaranteed returns. There is no such thing as a guaranteed return in the world of cryptocurrency (or investment and trading for that matter), so any promises should be treated as suspicious. 

It’s also important to look out for any requests for personal information or payment details, as these could be used for identity theft or fraud. You should be wary of any offers that require you to sign up for a service or register a domain name in order to qualify.

If you’re unsure about an investment opportunity, it’s always best to err on the side of caution. If something doesn’t feel right, it’s best to steer clear and look for an investment opportunity that can guarantee legitimacy.

Tools to spot Bitcoin and cryptocurrency scams

One of the most effective tools for identifying scams is a Bitcoin scammer list that contains the names of individuals and companies that are known to be involved in scams. These lists are updated regularly and can be used to cross-check the details of anyone offering suspicious investments. 

Another useful tool is a cryptocurrency scammer database. These work in the same way as scammer lists, providing details of known crypto scammers, including their names, addresses, and phone numbers. By cross-referencing any investment opportunities against the database, you can ensure that offers are legitimate.

There are several websites and forums dedicated to discussing cryptocurrency scams. They can be a good place to search for names of individuals and companies to see if anyone else has been approached by them. Having access to a hive mind of other traders who are also vigilant about where they invest, can be a priceless resource.

How to report cryptocurrency scams

If you do identify a scam, it’s important that you report it to help ensure others don’t fall victim. There are several organisations that are dedicated to helping those who have been affected by scams, and all of them have a ‘report a scam’ service where you can provide details of suspicious offers or activities. 

In the UK, both ActionFraud and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) should be the first places to report scams. Both organisations also provide further advice on what to do if you’ve been the victim of a scam.

In summary

Bitcoin and cryptocurrency scams can be financially devastating. Traders need to be aware of the different types that are out there, how to identify them, and how to protect themselves from falling victim. 

The best way to avoid falling for Bitcoin and cryptocurrency scams is to do your research and always err on the side of caution. If an opportunity doesn’t feel right, then it’s best to steer clear. Remember, if it sounds good to be true, it probably is.

The benefits of using Telegram to receive Forex trading signals

Trading Forex with signals is one of the best methods of reducing time spent analysing for traders. And when those signals are received via Telegram, traders benefit from the expertise of experienced providers.

Let’s take a closer look at the advantages of using Telegram to receive Forex signals, as well as some of the common mistakes that traders make on the platform.

An introduction to the Telegram app

Telegram is one of the most popular messaging apps in the world with more than 700 million active users. It’s a cloud-based instant messaging service that allows people to send and receive messages, photos, videos, and any other type of file. 

The app is available on nearly any operating system, Android, iOS and Windows devices and is known for its user-friendly interface.

One of the key features of Telegram is its security. It offers end-to-end encryption and two-step authentication, which ensures that your data is only accessible to you and the intended recipient. 

The app also has several advanced features such as group chats, bots, and channels – all of which make it an ideal platform for traders wanting superfast communication.

What are Forex signals?

Forex signals are essentially snippets of analysis that help traders make informed decisions about what trades they could make in the currency markets. They provide information about potential buy and sell opportunities based on technical and fundamental analysis. 

They can be generated by a variety of sources, including professional traders and automated trading systems.

Why use Telegram to receive Forex signals?

Telegram is a convenient and cost-effective way to receive signals. Traders can access the platform and with that the signals, from anywhere in the world with an internet connection. And because the platform is 100% free, traders don’t need to spend a penny. 

Telegram’s group chats are a valuable source of information. They enable users to discuss trading strategies and share their experiences with other traders.

How to receive Forex signals via Telegram

Receiving Forex signals on Telegram is simple and straightforward. All you need to do is subscribe to a signal provider’s channel on the platform. Once you’ve subscribed, you’ll be able to receive signals from the provider in real time.

Once you receive a signal and if you decide to, execute the trade. However, it’s important to remember that you should always do your own research before making any trade decisions.

How to choose the best Forex signal provider 

When choosing a Forex signal provider on Telegram, there are a few factors to consider. The first is the provider’s reputation. Make sure you research them to determine whether they are reliable and trustworthy.

It’s also important to check their track record to make sure that they’re experienced and have actually had success in the currency markets. You should also consider the type of signals they offer. Some providers specialise in one type of signal, whereas others may offer a wide range.

Lastly, you should take the time to compare the fees charged by different providers. Some offer free signals, but nothing is ever free so there will be some form of monetization, while others charge a subscription fee. Whichever provider you choose, it’s important to ensure that you receive good value for money. 

Common mistakes traders make with Forex signals on Telegram

Perhaps the most common mistake that traders make is blindly following signals without doing any research. Even if a signal provider is very experienced, you still need to trust your own judgement and stick to your own trading principles. View trading signals as an assistant, there to help to analyse the markets more efficiently. While they can be helpful tools, signals shouldn’t be the only source of information you rely on. Instead, they should be used as part of a comprehensive trading strategy.

It can also be tempting to jump into trades without setting a stop-loss order. This is risky, as it can lead to large losses if the trade moves in the wrong direction. It’s therefore important to always set a stop-loss order to protect your capital, even if the signal does not have one.

Common types of Forex signals

There are several types of Forex signals that traders can use. One of the most common is a trend signal. This type of signal is generated when a currency pair moves in a particular direction, usually up or down. Trend signals can help traders identify potential buying and selling opportunities.

Breakout signals are also frequently used to identify trading opportunities. They’re generated when a currency pair moves above a resistance area or moves below a support area. They can indicate the potential for the price to start trending in the breakout direction.

Some signals are generated based on fundamental analysis, such as economic news and data releases. These signals can be used to identify opportunities based on the news and data.

What to look for in a good Forex signal provider

When choosing a forex signal to take action on, it’s important to look for accuracy. Although it can be difficult to determine how accurate a signal is, having a look at the provider’s track record can provide a good indication of the signal’s value. 

It’s also important to look for signals that are easy to understand. Make sure to choose those that are clear and concise. If you have to spend a lot of time deciphering them, they’re probably not the best ones to take action on.

Finally, look for signals that are timely. Make sure that the ones you choose are sent in real-time so you don’t miss any opportunities.

In summary

Using Forex signals on Telegram can be an effective method to save you time when analysing financial markets. It offers several benefits, such as security, global reach, access to groups, and cost-effectiveness. 

When choosing a signal provider, it’s important to consider their reputation and track record, as well as the type of signals they provide and the fees they charge. It’s also important to do your own research before making any trade decisions and to always set a stop-loss order.

If you’re looking for a reliable, fast and accessible platform to receive Forex signals on, Telegram is one of the best options. At SignalDP, we provide a distribution platform that enables signal providers to run, monetise, and scale their trading signals community in Telegram using our automation technology. 

Sign up with SignalDP, and start building a signals business to be proud of.