How to make money online in Nigeria? This is what you need to know!
This article is designed to educate you on how to make money online in Nigeria – what you should know, how to get started, and what exactly to do. I decided to create this website in order to help young people especially because I found out that young people are seriously the worst hit in Nigeria. The older folks are not immune to the hardship in Nigeria, but young people are more vulnerable.
Why do I say more vulnerable? What I mean by young people being more vulnerable with respect to hardship in Nigeria is because they generally are students and therefore mostly dependents. They have more enthusiasm and disposition to learn new things and embark on new ventures.
Moreover, you hardly find young people in the millionaire bracket in Nigeria. You may find such phenomenon in Europe, America, or other first-world countries, but not in Nigeria. The reason is not farfetched; the system is not designed to bring out the best in young people, whether in the performing arts, sciences, or generally the economy. That’s why you find young people who have graduated from university, yet without a job.
I’m not going to discuss the Nigerian economy in this article, but I will go ahead and lay down what you need to be able to make legit money online in Nigeria, and hopefully, if I am able to motivate you and provide you with useful information to achieve this dream, I’ll find fulfillment in that.
Before we proceed, here are some common questions young people are asking on Google. I will attempt to answer them to the best of my knowledge.
- How to make money online in Nigeria? This is what you need to know!
- Is it possible to make money online in Nigeria without spending a dime?
- How can I make money from home in Nigeria?
- Can I make quick money online in Nigeria?
- How can I get free money online in Nigeria?
- Can I make dollars online in Nigeria?
- Can I make money online with my laptop in Nigeria?
- How can I make money online in Nigeria with my phone?
- Before you proceed, figure this out first!
- So, what next?
- Ways to make money online in Nigeria.
- Concluding thoughts
Is it possible to make money online in Nigeria without spending a dime?
Nope. It’s not possible. Please young man/lady, you can’t make legit money in Nigeria today, all things being equal, without spending a dime. Even if you went to concoct some juju with hopes of making money, you must eventually pay the juju priest. So there’s no way you are going to make money online in Nigeria without spending money.
I want you to see online business in Nigeria and from Nigeria as a real business.
Don’t see it otherwise, because if you treat it as a real business, then you must be motivated enough to invest in it, nurture it, and grow it into a profitable business that will continue to pay you for years to come.
How can I make money from home in Nigeria?
Okay. This one is quite common. Now the truth is that it is possible to make money from your home in Nigeria. We call it work-from-home jobs. Now there are a couple of websites that offer such employment opportunities, such as Flexjobs, but you can get such jobs if you have the requisite qualifications.
I want you to know that if you have a Nigerian degree, and want to get a remote job online, say, America, please don’t rely on your degree. They may not take you because the Nigerian degree has no weight or good reputation abroad.
You might ask why. This is because the Nigerian educational system is quite of a poor standard, compared to even other African countries. That’s why you have thousands of Nigerian students in Ghana, studying.
So if you want to get a remote job online with a Nigerian degree, what you can do to enhance your chances is to get an international certification that is recognized, and also get some skills such as IT skills. If the job is IT-related, such as programming or creative/media, then your skills will help enhance your chances.
Can I make quick money online in Nigeria?
Well, Nigerians and sharp sharp, lol! I’m grinning as I type this. You see, we Nigerians are used to shortcuts. It started when corruption was legalized in governance years ago. People no longer wanted to follow the legit and approved channels for getting things.
It’s not pretty, but that’s the situation in Nigeria. My friend, you can make quick money in Nigeria today, only through limited channels, such as Forex trading or Bitcoin trading. But then, you must have spent months learning how to be a successful trader.
You can only make quick money online if you are already a celebrity such as an actor or musician, through influencer marketing. Even at that, you still have to engage with your audience regularly in order to market to them.
So in essence, you simply can’t make quick money online in Nigeria because everything takes time. Online business is pretty much like any real offline business. It needs time to grow and mature, it needs your care and continual investment of your time and resources (including money!). So please, take it easy. Follow the ways I will recommend on this blog, and you will succeed.
How can I get free money online in Nigeria?
Ok. Hold it there. There is no free money online in Nigeria, much less anywhere for that matter. You know the saying, “there’s no free lunch in Freetown”. That’s an eternal truth. If you are one of those people, waiting for some SEM grant to drop on your laps, then perish the thought. It’s not ever going to come. That kind of free money doesn’t exist. Nada.
I’ve had many of my friends talk about this SEM grant, even volunteering to register my name as a beneficiary. I am usually sorry for these people because, at the end of the day, they are going to be disappointed. Don’t pin your hopes on getting any kind of free money or grant in Nigeria. It’s never going to happen.
How is the money going to reach you? Who is donating that kind of money? Even if Bill Gates decided to donate his fortune to the poor in Nigeria, what makes you think that those in power will allow that to happen? Do you think they are no longer greedy? They have plundered the public treasury without facing the law, much less donated money.
So, long story short, there’s no free money in Nigeria, unless of course, you are willing to go into internet scamming, which I strongly do not advocate.
Can I make dollars online in Nigeria?
You can make dollars in Nigeria if you develop and build an online business that pays you in dollars. You need a domiciliary account to be able to receive the dollars in Nigeria. We wrote an article on how to create a domiciliary account in Nigeria.
The good news is that the exchange rate right now favors online businesses earning in dollars in Nigeria. If you are able to make dollars on a consistent basis, then you are blessed lol. You are not subject to the Nigerian economy. Your earning capacity is not determined by the weak economy. Inflation as a Nigerian problem isn’t really a problem for you, because you earn in dollars. Let me also tell you that the dollar is a very stable currency, that’s why you are kind of immune to these things.
Can I make money online with my laptop in Nigeria?
You definitely need a laptop in order to make money online in Nigeria. Even though smartphones are quite popular and common in Nigeria, and even as powerful or more powerful than laptops, there are some things a smartphone cannot do, that laptops excel in.
If you have an online business in Nigeria, you must get a laptop. That’s like the number one requirement. You can only use the smartphone to probably monitor some things, and do some things on the move, but nothing takes the place of a laptop.
Forget about those preaching that you need only your smartphone to make money online in Nigeria. It’s not totally true. Now for those wasting their time on online surveys, that is excusable. I say wasting their time because I did the same thing. I spent hours upon hours on online surveys which never paid me, and I was using only my phone. So please, get a decent laptop if you are serious about making money online in Nigeria. A used laptop can cost around
N30,000 or even 25,000.
Follow the ways I outline on this blog to know how to make money online with a laptop in Nigeria.
How can I make money online in Nigeria with my phone?
One of the ways you can make money online in Nigeria with your phone is to record live events on your smartphone, upload them to a syndicated news publisher, and get paid. However, this is subject to prior agreement with the publisher.
Many media houses in Nigeria are hungry for fresh news content to post on their websites or broadcast. These include TV Stations and newspaper houses. If you have a smartphone with a decent camera, you can actually become an amateur reporter for them. First of all, you have to reach out to them and find out whether they are accepting such content. Agree on the payment and start working.
There’s one caveat though. Some situations could be potentially dangerous, so you have to be careful. You should record such videos in a covert manner with little chance of being found out. If possible, invest in a spy camera such as this below. You can easily get it on Jumia or Aliexpress.
There are other ways to make money online such as watching videos, surveys, and other random tasks, all on your smartphone. However, I wouldn’t recommend them to Nigerians because most of those efforts are not worth it. Besides, you need a working PayPal account to be able to withdraw the small change you will make, and of course, you know that this isn’t applicable to Nigerians. PayPal doesn’t allow Nigerians to receive payments, only to make payments.
Before you proceed, figure this out first!
Now, this is the most important factor in the equation. Have you ever bothered to find out or discover your God-given talent? What is the one thing that you can do very well, which every other person you know doesn’t do so well? Is it public speaking? Are you good at writing? Are you confident behind a camera or audience? Can you take risks intelligently? Can you use a computer very well? Can you teach very well?
If you can answer this question satisfactorily, then my friend, you have all it takes to make money online in Nigeria.
One of my best talents is writing. I am good with words, like, very good. I’m not praising myself. It’s something I have come to find out. I can flow smoothly when it comes to writing. This is probably something I was born with. I can write, edit, and correct myself. So I took to Affiliate marketing through my content websites Build my PC and Funtastic Rides.
I write my articles mostly, though on some occasions I have hired a writer to write too. But I wrote the bulk of articles on those websites, like 99% of them. Now, why do I say this? I have been able to record some level of success because I created content consistently.
What if I wasn’t a writer? Well, at most, it would have cost me lots of money to write those articles, which I didn’t have. So this is a very important factor. Find your strength and leverage it.
So, what next?
If you haven’t figured out what to do online to generate cash in Nigeria, I want you to go through this list and figure out what you can do. Go through the article and digest it adequately.
Once you are convinced you can do it, ACT!
I emphasized the word “ACT” because if you don’t take a step, you will never realize your dreams. There are many options to choose from, but remember, choose what aligns with your passion. Good luck.
Ways to make money online in Nigeria.
This is not an exhaustive list, but we will keep updating it as trends evolve.
- YouTube/Vlogging and monetization
- Blogging and monetization
- Forex trading
- Bitcoin trading
- Online course creation
- E-book publishing
- Freelancing on Fiverr/Upwork/Freelancer
- Social Media Marketing
- Stock Photography
- Web Design and Hosting
- Affiliate Marketing
- Influencer Marketing
- Mobile App Creation and Marketing
- Creative Writing
- Online Tutor
I hope this article helped you get an understanding of how to make money online in Nigeria. If you need some more help, you can drop a comment here or send me an email. I will be more than willing to help. Meanwhile, if you found this article useful, share this article using the share buttons here. Thanks