Today, we will be sharing with you a very interesting topic – How to make money online in Nigeria. I say it’s an interesting topic because this is a field that I have worked in for over 8 years. You see, the internet has made many self-made online millionaires in today’s world. This is because there are a lot of opportunities for people to make money online. Yes, online money-making opportunities exist but most of them require some level of knowledge and mastery to make it. And that is what this post will show you.
I will be opening your eyes to the money-making opportunities that exist in the online world, and point you in the right direction on how to go about starting it – whichever one you choose to start.
Ready? Here they are:
15 Great Ways To Make Money Online In Nigeria
Have you ever browsed websites and seen ads displayed there? Well, that’s one of the ways those website owners make money. Each time someone sees the ads on their website or clicks on it, they make money.
So what is AdSense?
AdSense is a program by Google that allows website owners to apply and once approved, Google begins to show adverts on their website and pays them each time their money accrues to a minimum of $100.
Is Google AdSense the only ad network that pays website owners for displaying ads on their sites? No. There are many others. However, Google AdSense has proved to pay well and also serve more quality ads on the platform. So if you are someone who is concerned about the quality of ads that will be shown on your website, you should probably stick with AdSense.
Also, with one approved AdSense account, you can serve ads on as many websites as you own, you will never have to apply for each and every website you own. You can also use it on your YouTube channel and make money each time someone watches your videos. I’ll be talking more about how to make money with YouTube later.
#2. Web Design
Web design goes both as an offline business and an online business. This makes it a worthy skill to have as you can benefit both ways. As an offline business, you can market your skills on social and locally for jobs.
However, as an online business, you can register on freelance websites like Fiverr or Freelancer. With a well-optimized profile, people who need such services can contact you and that opens up another channel to make money from your skill.
You can also design a portfolio website to advertise your services. Click to learn more about how to design a professional website.
#3. Content Writing
This is my favourite on how to make money online in Nigeria. With the rise of blogging and the fact that search engines love new and unique content, there is a high demand for content writers these days.
Can you write in good English? Do you love to research? Then you just might have the skill to start making money right away.
There are websites that pay you for writing for them and I have listed some of them here. You can also advertise your writing services on social media like LinkedIn and Facebook.
Also make sure to create a sample portfolio of articles you have written so that your prospective clients can see the nature of your work.
#4. Mini Importation
Mini importation has made some Nigerians young self-made millionaires, and some earning at least 100k-300k per month.
What is mini importation all about? Mini importation is about importing goods from abroad a cheap rates and selling them here in Nigeria. You can import shoes, bags, electronics, clothes, etc. at really cheap rates and then sell here in Nigeria.
If you are interested in this business, you can download my free guide on how to start a mini importation business right here in Nigeria.
However, if you want a one-on-one WhatsApp class, you can contact Sommy, the Mini importation guru on https://wa.me/2348145496935/ . She normally charges 15k but if you tell her Chinenye referred you, you will get a 50% discount. She will not only teach you but link you up to her agents.
#5. SEO Services
SEO simply means Search Engine Optimization and it is a skill that falls under the digital marketing umbrella. What it generally entails is that you can help website owners to gain high-ranking visibility on search engines. As such, they can get visitors coming to their websites from those search engines.
Many website owners are businesses that need more clients and as such, they need more exposure. And the best exposure is the one that comes from search engines naturally.
These website owners are willing to pay you to get their websites to rank on the first page of Search Engine Results Page.
To learn more about SEO, contact me directly on WhatsApp via https://wa.me/2349028149715/ and I will show you how to rank any website on search engines to get more visibility.
#6. Graphic Design
The need for graphic designers will never end. This is because people connect emotionally with pictures that words and business know that. Also, every business needs a sort of branding and that requires some graphics such as logos, business cards, etc.
Businesses also need marketing materials for both online and offline marketing activities such as fliers, image slideshows, etc.
Graphic design is a skill that will benefit you but offline and online. You can market your skills on social media to get clients and you can also sign up on Fiverr or other freelance websites to get international clients.
To function in this skill, I advise you to learn how to use Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. Or at the very least – learn Corel Draw and Photoshop. As a graphic designer, learning how to make money online in Nigeria with your skill will profit you a whole lot.
#7. Jumia Vendor
Do you know that you can sell your products on Jumia for free? Yes, you can if you have some physical products to sell.
Jumia is the largest online store as far as Nigeria is concerned and with a lot of customer base. By selling on Jumia, you can easily tap from their existing customer base and marketing activities.
Also, they handle the shipping on your behalf, you just have to locate where the nearest Jumia distribution center or Pick up station is. And once someone orders any of your goods, you can drop it at the distribution center and they will either send it to the customer or the customer comes there to pick it up. Click here to register as a Jumia Vendor. It’s free.
#8. Start a YouTube Channel
You can make a comfortable living by starting a YouTube channel. As you know, YouTube is owned by Google and is not the 2nd largest search engine after Google. While ranking and getting organic views from websites might be a bit more difficult due to high competition, the YouTube space is still unsaturated.
If you start now, you still started on time and you can grow your channel and monetize it to start making money from it.
Although it is not as easy as it sounds, with the right guidance, you will be well on your way to start making money from YouTube.
And yes, there are ways to post videos without showing your face if you are a camera-shy person.
You can learn more about how to start a YouTube channel from here.
#9. Affiliate Marketing
This is one of the biggest ways to make money online. Affiliate marketing alone has made so much money for many online marketers. What it entails is that you promote other people’s product and get paid once those people take the desired action which could be buying the products, installing an app or just signing up on their website.
However, to become an affiliate marketer, you need to either join an affiliate network or contact the owners of an affiliate product.
There are quite a number of affiliate networks available although many of them require you to have website with a good number of visitors or a social channel with a good number of followers and engagements.
However, there I will assume that most of you are beginners and only list some affiliate networks that accept complete beginners even from Nigeria.
- Amazon Associates – Allows you to promote any product on Amazon (the biggest online store in the world) and get paid anytime anyone buys a product with your link. Learn more.
- Jumia Affiliate – Get paid anytime someone buys from Jumia with your link
- JVZoo – Sells mostly digital products and pays as high as 50% commission
- Warriorplus – Sells mostly digital products and pays as high as 50% commission.
#10. Forex trading
Forex trading is a very popular way some traders have been able to make money online. It is a high-risk money-making platform so I advise that you learn first before and then use the demo money to practice before committing real money into it.
Does forex work? It does. I have a friend who earn big time from it. However, it’s a trade you have to be very careful with and never trade with your emotions.
#11. Sell Information Products
A lot of people has made a lot of money selling their knowledge in the form of a course or ebook. If you have a skill you know people are willing to learn, you can package it as an eBook or video course and sell it to interested people.
You can either develop the course yourself or hire someone to do it for you. Then you can market your online course on FaceBook, Instagram or your own website if you have one.
#12. Start a Blog
Another popular way you can earn money online is by starting a blog. When you start a blog and your blog begins to get traffic, you can monetize it to start making you money. One of the ways to monetize a blog is by displaying ads, joining affiliate programs, selling your own course or book on it, joining CPA programs, using it to promote your social networks etc.
There are just so many things you can do to a blog that is already getting traffic to make money from it. Although it takes a while to grow a blog, it is all worth the effort when you start earning from it.
Ecommerce is an online business model where you create an online store and sell your products in it. Ecommerce websites are built purely as a store. An example of an ecommerce website in Nigeria are Jumia, Konga, Jiji etc.
However, creating an ecommerce website does not necessarily mean you should be a jack of all trades. You can decide to start an ecommerce website that focuses only on one niche. For example, you can decide to sell only men’s wears or even go more niche by selling only men’s wristwatches.
Selling products online has always been a great way to make money online and isn’t going to stop anytime soon. It’s little wonder that two of the richest men in the world, Jack Ma and Jeff Bezos, own online stores.
Freelancing is all about taking up projects to work on from companies or people without committing full time to them as an employee. Working as a freelancer means that you work for people in your spare time and is mostly done to earn extra income with your skill.
Although many people work as full time freelancers, they mostly started out as part time freelancers.
To become a freelancer, you must have a skill that people will need and value enough to pay for. Such skills include but are not limited to graphic design, web design, SEO services, video editing, voice over creation, virtual assistant etc.
Once you are sure of your skill, you can then join freelance websites in Nigeria to make money online. Some freelancing websites include Fiverr, Upwork, PeoplePerHour – See 9 freelance websites you can join to make money online in Nigeria.
#15. Online Surveys
Online surveys are one of the popular ways to make money online. However, the money earned from taking online surveys is usually quite small and will likely not make you quit your full time job.
Not all online survey sites accept Nigerians. However, we have crafted out about 15 online survey sites that you can use to make money online in Nigeria.
These are the 15 legit ways on how to make money online in Nigeria. I hope you found it resourceful. Leave us a comment below to share your thoughts on this topic and don’t forget to share to others.