How to make money online in Nigeria

In our generation and our time now, it is no new thing that people actually make money online in Nigeria, even enough to live comfortably and most people take making money online as a full-time job.

However, people still wonder and ask, what are the best ways to make money online in Nigeria? can I make money online in Nigeria? how much can i make online in Nigeria? This and many other queries related to making money online in Nigeria are what we will be talking about in this article.

So if you do not want to depend on an offline job for survival or for some other reasons, you’re looking to start an online business but you don’t know which to venture into, and you also want to know, how much money people make online, then consider reading this article carefully till the end.

What are the Best Ways to Make Money Online in Nigeria

Without wasting much time on long introductions and all of that, let us get down to the main business of today which is actually listing and also explaining some of the best ways to make money online in Nigeria.

  1. Content Creation

Content creation is actually the first on our list because it is actually one of the best and easiest ways to make money online in Nigeria. However, don’t be carried away by the easiest i mentioned earlier, because without consistency and determination, you might give up before it is time to even start making the money.

Content creation involved the use of creative ideas to either entertain or educate people with the intention of growing your audience and then you can start making money from them.

Wikepida defines Content creation as

the contribution of information to any media, especially digital media, for an end-user/audience in specific contexts. Content is “something that is to be expressed through some medium, as speech, writing or any of various arts” for self-expression, distribution, marketing and/or publication.

Content creators make money in Nigeria through different methods, some of which are:

  • Google Adsense ( Disaplay ads on Video )
  • Brand endorsement
  • Brand promotion
  • product review and recommendation, etc

Examples of content creation are, skit making, youTubing, etc and we can tell from the achievements of skits maker in Nigeria that content creation actually pays well.

2. Blogging

Blogging is one very lucrative way to make money online in Nigeria and anybody can actually do this because you don’t really need a skill to become a blogger, all you need is basic research and writing skills which you can always outsource to other people to do if you don’t really want that stress of writing.

As a blogger in Nigeria, all you need to do is own a blog ( website)  in a particular niche, it is advisable you pick a niche you really know and understand so you can create and write content around it.

From the likes of Linda Ikeji and the display of her wealth on social media, you can actually tell that blogging is a very lucrative business that if taken as a full-time job, you can make millions from it.

However, from my experience and years in blogging, i can advise that you actually get a mentor or pay for a mentorship program because there’s more to blogging than just writing. You need to know what you’re doing so you can be doing the right thing.

And self-learning can take a long time before you can really understand the whole system, so if you have the funds for it, get a mentor and cut the stress of self-lessons.

3. Social Media Marketing

Aside from Nigeria, everybody in the world uses social media, most for chatting with their friends and loved ones, others to promote their business, and a lot more. However, becoming an expert in social media marketing can make you a huge sum of money as businesses, companies, and brands are looking for social media marketing expert to make their brands, product or service, etc visible to the public.

Now niching down or focusing on a particular social media platform can be more beneficial as trying to be a jack of all trades will only make you incompetent in all. You can choose Facebook, and study everything about ruining profitable Facebook ads and when you become an expert in it, businesses will pay you to run ads for them.

The amount you can make as a social media marketer isn’t fixed because the money you can make depends on your price, the company paying you, and many other factors.

However, people actually earn a living with social media marketing.

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4. Freelancing 

This is another very lucrative business model and one of the best ways to make money online in Nigeria. Although freelancing is quite broad, the first place that usually comes into people’s minds when they hear freelancing is Fiverr.

No doubt Fiverr is one of the biggest freelancing platforms out there, but it is very competitive, especially for newbies. You can be a freelancer without having to join any freelancing platform, however, if you choose to join, it is still not bad.

The most important thing here is getting a skill and it should be something that is in high demand, then offering it as a service to people looking for it. It could be content writing, graphic design, etc.

Just like social media marketing, Freelancing doesn’t have a particular salary range as everything is controlled by you. However, it is important to note that the better you are at your skill, the higher you’ll get paid.

5. Affilaiate Marketing

If you are good at talking to people to buy or patronize things, then this online business model is for you. As an affiliate marketer, all you have to do is promote a particular product or service and get a commission anytime someone buys the product.

The amount you will get paid depends on several factors like the price of the product, the percentage agreed upon, and a lot more.

They are plenty of affiliate platforms you can join in Nigeria and start promoting their products, however, Nigeria isn’t accepted into one of the biggest affiliate platforms in the world, ClickBank. However, there are lots of other alternatives.

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Other Ways to Make Money Online in Nigeria

  • CPA Marketing
  • Virtual [Online] Tutoring
  • Home Tutor
  • Teach a Foreign Language
  • Learn Copywriting
  • Become a Web Designer/Developer
  • Software Developer
  • Become a Photographer
  • Become a Virtual Assistant
  • Dropshipping
  • Start a Podcast
  • Website and Domain Name Flipping
  • Sell on E-commerce Sites
  • Trade Cryptocurrency. etc.


All the different platforms and methods we have listed in the article are some of the best ways to make money online in Nigeria. They are also more we have not added, however, the ones we have added would help you make good money if you dedicate your time to studying and understanding it very well.

It is one thing to know some of the ways to make money, it is another thing to take action. Take action today by choosing any of the ways mentioned in this article, learning more about it, and start making money today.


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