It is no longer news that unemployment in Nigeria is sky high at over 33%. This situation has left many able bodied and bright young people without jobs.
However, you can do something about this and help yourself by considering some unique ways of making money in Nigeria other than a regular 9 to 5 job.
Here are some options to consider:
Freelancing: Freelancing involves offering your services to clients online. You can offer your skills in areas such as writing, graphic design, web development, social media management, and many more. However, you will need to be visible online and choose the right platforms to promote your service.
Online surveys: Participating in online surveys is another way to earn money online. There are many survey websites that pay users for their opinions and feedback.
You might want to consider one of the following platforms to test out
Blogging: Blogging involves creating content on a particular topic and publishing it on your website. You can earn money through advertising, affiliate marketing, and sponsored content. Blogging is not easy as you have to be ready to put in the consistent hardwork to churn out quality blog posts that keep your users engaged and coming back to the blog which drives traffic
Online tutoring: If you are knowledgeable in a particular subject, you can offer online tutoring services to students.
Some of the popular online tutoring sites in Nigeria you can research include:
Affiliate marketing: Affiliate marketing involves promoting products or services and earning a commission for every sale made through your referral link. You must have a blog or website to partake in affiliate marketing.
Some of the popular affiliate marketing options worth checking out in Nigeria
- Jumia Affiliate Program
- Konga Affiliate Program
- Amazon Affiliate Program
E-commerce: You can start an online store and sell products or services to customers.
YouTube: You can create a YouTube channel and earn money through advertising revenue and sponsored content. This is a very popular option but not so easy to achieve because of the stringent requirements before you are eligible to start making money e.g. you must have a minimum of 1,000 followers etc
These are just a few examples of ways to make money online in Nigeria. It is important to do your research and find the method that works best for you.