If you are here reading this, you must be a hustler and you are looking for ways of making money online in Nigeria. You don’t let opportunities of making good money pass you by. And as unstable as Nigeria’s economy is, you are not about to get your hands dirty by getting involved in the myriad of get-rich-quick schemes that are flying around. There is internet fraud known as Yahoo-Yahoo that is currently eating up the minds of Nigerian youths against looking for legit and proven ways to make money.
You see young Nigerians aggressively defending that crime, blaming the government for not providing jobs or going as far as painting their illegal acts in an avenging light—that they are taking back what the British colonials denied their ancestors—forgetting that two wrongs can never make a right.
See how it is becoming increasingly difficult for Nigerians to gain entry into other countries or get a well-paying gig on online platforms like Fiverr? All because these foreigners now associate ‘Nigerians’ with everything illegal or bad.
It seems when Nigerians hear about making money online, the things that cross their minds are Yahoo-Yahoo, cash flipping and some other illegal ways of making money online that promise quick cash. When in actual fact, you can earn a good income by getting engaged in a good number of legal activities online.
Want to know some creative and legit ways of making money online? Read on, they are listed below:
Thanks to social media platforms like Instagram and Youtube, talented entertainers no longer need to bother about winning a talent show before gaining exposure. Showcase your talent online, crack unique jokes that people can relate with and you will be well on your way to becoming one of the top online comedians in Nigeria like Maraji, Crazeclown, Twyse, Josh2funny, Lasisi Elenu, Wofai Ifada, and Frank Donga.
Who says you can’t make it too? Get on board the social media world and start sharing your hilarious vibe to thousands of people around the world. The higher the number of fans you have as an online comedian, the higher the number of brands that will want to tap into your influence—and they will pay of course.
Yea, there are Nigerians cashing in weekly or monthly by simply spending more time on Instagram and reaching out to their thousands of followers. The thing with making money on social media platforms like Instagram is that you need to be sharing unique, relevant or entertaining content and be known for a particular niche. You have to be consistent about it even when you are not getting your desired number of engagements—it requires patience, nothing good comes easy.
But when you’ve grown a large audience of up to 1000 to 10,000 followers, you can partner with brands related to your niche and start making money by sharing sponsored posts on your Instagram page. Fitness, beauty, food and fashion are some popular niches you can tap into.
Even if you don’t want to partner with any brand, you can also make money by creating and selling your own products or by becoming an affiliate.
Do you like writing down your opinions about events that are happening in Nigeria or the world or sharing useful tips on how to fix something? Instead of ranting away on Facebook or Twitter, why not create a blog and regularly update it with relevant content that has the potential of attracting visitors? Once you are posting valuable content and implementing SEO tactics on your blog, your blog will gradually gain enough visibility for you to start monetizing.
How do you monetize your blog? You can use Google Adsense to place ads that will pay you per click or per views, sell private ads by writing sponsored posts or adding links to your web page and including affiliate links in your blog. The possibilities of making money through blogging are almost endless.
Build And Sell Websites On Flippa
Can you design stunning websites? If yes, you can start making money off those beautiful websites you created by selling them on Flippa. Thousands of developers are already making money online on this platform. It is not that difficult to get a buyer once the website you design is sellable.
Create A Youtube Channel
This is one is popular and remains one of the easiest ways to make money online in Nigeria. Creating a Youtube channel needs no startup investment, only your creative abilities. Got something you think people will love to watch? Start a Youtube channel and start airing it. As the level of engagement on your channel grows, your earning potential does too.
You can leverage on highly lucrative niches that are popular on Youtube like vlogging, sharing product reviews, giving tutorials and making tech videos.
Sell Your Service On Fiverr
Fiverr is one online platform that has boosted the financial lives of a good number of Nigerians. The platform provides an opportunity for people to sell services like copywriting, video editing, graphic design, video spokesperson, voiceover and many more. The price you can offer for these services starts from as low as $5 to as high as $1000.
Once you make providing high-quality services and maintaining good ratings your focus on Fiverr, you’d see yourself ranking high and making more money on Fiverr.
What are you waiting for? The best time for you to start making money online in Nigeria is right now!.
If you have any other idea on how to make online money in Nigeria, kindly comment below.