10 Ways to Make Money Online in Nigeria

How to Sep 09, 2020

With Nigeria’s high inflation rates and the current state of unemployment, an alternative way to survive is by creating your own employment. Truth be told, even when you’re employed, you’ll likely need a side hustle to compliment your earning. And while it’s quite difficult to start a business without capital, we look for ways to make money without one.

The internet has democratized access to value such that your skills can be useful to someone far away from you. In the same vein, you can also help people around do certain things they perceive valuable. Hence, make money in the process.

How to Make Money Online

Phones and gadgets are always with us for a significant chunk of the day. So why not make money through these gadgets?

In this post, I’ll be showing you 10 ways to make money online in Nigeria with just a device and access to the internet. The catch is that most of them don’t even require a lot of capital to begin with.

1. Freelancing

Nigeria’s tech space is blooming and a lot of businesses and companies need freelancers for almost everything. So if you’re a creative, digital marketer, designer, writer, engineer, you can sign up on Nigerian freelance sites that’ll connect you with recruiters who need your services in exchange for a certain price.

Some freelance sites you can register on are upwork and jolancer. You’ll never have to leave the comfort of your home to earn money.

2. Translating

If you’re bi-lingual or multi-lingual, you can sharpen these skills by working as a translator online. With sites like translators cafe you’d interprete copies for several companies in several sectors.

3. Voice over acting

You’ve been told you have a great soothing voice and it goes by everyday as a compliment. However online sites like voices.com are actively sourcing for voice over artists to work on videos, games and commercials. So if you have a quiet space and the right voice, flex your acting skills by becoming a voice actor.

4. Affiliate Marketing

If you a social media influencer or maybe you have a large audience following you, here’s a path you can explore. You can work as an affiliate marketer by advertising several products and services for brands. These big brands usually have an affiliate program you can join. Register with miniso or Jumia affiliate programs and earn money through your pictures.

5. E-commerce sales

Do you have a little extra cash stashed somewhere? Or maybe you even have a business yourself? Sell your wares by signing up as a vendor on e-commerce sites like Konga, jiji and Payporte. Here, you’ll make your income by accessing a huge market you may not ordinarily have.

6. Online Tutoring

Lately, schools have been required to continue activities virtually. This means a lot of students will need extra lessons to catch up and fit in. Good thing is, this can also be done online. Also, webinars are needed in work spaces as well to help companies improve or adjust in their fields. With sites like Tuteria, you can monetize the knowledge you have by sharing it for a fee.

7. Data-Entry

Working with data requires someone with great attention to detail. If this is you, or you love researching data points, you can work as a data entry assistant online. Companies usually need entry officers to help take care of these tiny details while they can focus on the bigger picture. So simply sign up on smartcrowd and work on projects like this for a fee.

8. Image sales

Do you enjoy taking pictures of everything? Food, nature, people, animals? Instead of uploading them on the internet for free, you can make money off them. As  there are sites that pay for this. Sell these images for an interesting amount when you sign up on foap. Remember, your skills are worth a fortune.

9. Blogging

You may be wondering if a blog in 2020 is still viable Yes, it is. Having a blog about anything creates a community of like minds. So do you like to review books,  talk about food, travel or generally talk about everything? You should open a blog or vlog. The more traffic and engagements you get, the more you get paid.

10. Becoming a BuyPower Merchant

Do you have a lot of people who ask you to help out with their utility payments? On BuyPower, you can make a profit from doing that. For every purchase you make as a merchant, you get a percentage off. Plus, everything is online so you don’t have to leave your job, business or home to work as one. Simply send a WhatsApp message to Victoria to begin.


And that’s how to make your money passively as a Nigerian with just a device and internet. I hope this has been helpful. Remember, your time is money. Maximize it to the very end. You can also share this post with your friends who you think have these skills and can earn a little more.

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