9 Ways of Making Money Online in Nigeria
By Adekunle Kazeem
You must be familiar with online buzzing activities especially how people make money through it.
There is no hard secret to it. They all offer services, something of great value, which is of high demand to their target consumers in return for money.
It can also be in the form of branded products (tangible or digital).
Since in the ages of our fore-fathers where commerce was done with trade by barter, down to this current generation with it advancement in technologies which has influence commerce and other lifestyle, there is no greater twist to commerce.
It’s all about offering your services with better ease in communication till you strike the final deal (sales).
How can you be part of the success stories in making great cash online?
Here are different jobs you can offer and start making money online with them consistently and the amount you’ll be earning will be determine by your decision making.
- Freelance job
This doesn’t connote free jobs without payment, it means, you’ll working independently without authority or being committed to a boss. It’s like self-employed.
You will determine the type of jobs you want to do, set rules that goes with it; determine your daily working hours, price and time duration on job execution to be done.
It involves listing your works on freelance websites where people who need your service, will contact you but you have to play by the company websites rules (terms and condition).
You can also set up your own website, which comes with the disadvantage of low traffic especially when you’re just starting out compared to many freelance websites who are already known with growing traffic from consumers.
With freelance job, building your portfolio is a great advantage.
Buyers want to see and relate with your sample works. They want to read your customers review. So, if you’re just starting, you’ll need better strategy in portfolio building before you can start getting enormous jobs and thus, earn great money from it.
You can start by offering free services to your friends, family, relations, and colleagues and persuade them to drop sincere positive comments about your works. You can also offer free services to a few buyers, with encouragement for testimonial and positive reviews.
When you’ve a fabulous portfolio in place, it’ll attract more prospects that will become buyers and customers of your service.
Some of the freelance jobs you can indulge are:
- Writing: This could be in various forms like articles, blog posts, e-books, newsletter, and advert copy.
- Creative Graphic design like advert banner, web design, logos, and business cards.
- Translation: If you’re a linguistic, who can translate articles or books into many languages or the specific language you’ve specialty.
- Programming jobs such as PHP, mobile apps, HTML5, WordPress plugins and theme attract great money.
- Customer services such as data entry, filling surveys, virtual assistance, and web research, book-keeping and audio transcription.
- Others jobs are photography, handbill distribution, proofreading, editing, tour guiding, and errand services.
Examples of websites where you can list your job are elance.com, fiverr.com, 99design.com, odesk.com, peopleperhour.com, freelancer.com, listverse.com, and iwriter.com.
- Selling products
This involves selling your own products or you sell on behalf of a product owner where you’ll be paid, based on an agreed commission on each quantity of the product you sell and this is called affiliate marketing.
These products could either be physical goods or digital.
Example of companies you can join and become an affiliate member are Clickbank.com, amazon associates, Konga.com, Qserver.net, Jumia.com, commission junction.com, Jvzoo.com, eBay network, and apple affiliate program.
- Selling handmade products
If you’re gifted and skillful in creative arts works and handmade crafts, you can sell your products to huge needed buyers using these online platforms.
They are Cragslist.com, Artfire.com, Ebay.com, Etsy.com, Zazzle.com, Cafépress.com, Folksy.com and Spreadshirt.com.
- Revenue sharing
There are some popular websites that have not only amassed great traffic of readers and viewers overtime but also, they’re an authority in their respective field.
If you can be publishing your content on these websites, they’ll be sharing the revenue gotten thereof, mostly from adverts with you doing no job other than you publishing quality contents for it readers to enjoy and enrich their mind.
The revenue sharing varies with company, so you’ve to make some findings, read their rules (terms and condition), and ask questions before accepting the job.
Examples of such websites are Youtube.com, Hubpages.com, Yahoo contributor network (yahoo.com), newslines.org, digitaljournal.com, infobarrel.com, bubblews.com, redgage.com, and best-reveiwer.com
If you love making videos, it could be about entertainment, tutorials, comedy, video gaming or personal videos about your life experiences or phenomena that can spark discussions, then vlogging is for you.
There are many online video platforms where you can start and build your own TV station and virtually all is free to start.
To make money, you need to have growing traffic and followers. You’ll be making money from advert placement on your TV channel, affiliate sales deals and other business partnership deals such as product endorsement.
Examples of online video platforms are YouTube.com, Wistia.com, Vimeo.com, Flixya.com, Aol.com and Metacafe.com
Recently, Forbes came out with the Top 10 list of Vlogging Millionaires, also known as Youtube Millionaires because majority of them make use that online video platform and the lowest standard in ranking the list was $ 2.5 million.
- Website Flipping
This involves an art of creating or buying a website, develop it to a premium standard that worth great value and finally, selling it off for a greater or profitable amount.
It’s similar to real estate business where you buy a land; build a fabulous house on it and sell it for huge profitable price.
The same way a land has huge value base on demand and location, that’s the same analogy on domain website name and all its allied properties such as traffic, email subscribers, follower base, and brand name.
Examples of website flipping services are Flippa.com: a leading marketplace for selling your website and learning more about the business; Sedo.com, and websitebroker.com
Do you love writing? If you don’t, don’t panic; even great writers started with a dot till they keep writing I can do it.
Blogging is an art of writing articles and blog posts which can be published daily, weekly or monthly depending on your field of topic and how you’ll be making money is through advert placement, sponsored contents, services and products you’re selling with your blog.
Examples of blogging platforms are Blogger.com, wordpress.com, typepad.com and Joomla.com
- Question and Answers website
This is a website that involves answering questions readers ask and for you to be in such position, you must be an expert with vast experience in the field of study or topic.
Some websites are ready to pay you good money for giving coherent answers to any questions visitor demand an answers for.
Examples of such websites are webanswers.com, liveperson.com, ether.com and justanswer.com.
- Paid surveys
Just as the name implies, you can make money filling surveys online. Some companies are ready to pay you for your sincere opinion about any object of study.
Some of them are mysurvey.com, myview.com, globaltestmarket.com, cashcrate.com, and tellwut.com
The potential for making millions is huge online. It all depends on your natural talents which you’re so passionate about. A day can’t pass by without doing something on it. You’ve clear vision about it; creativity and certainty about it that no one else could feel expect you and success is a guarantee for you as long as you don’t give up.
It’s now the time to keep nurturing your talents with knowledge and skills, and one of the best way to success is to keep practicing your skill with challenging jobs.
Start practicing by making use of any online platforms and opportunities. No matter the skill you have, there is a job waiting for you online.
And no matter the type of job you want to delve into online, be it writing and other freelance jobs, selling digital products, handmade products, vlogging and etc., it’s smart you have a blog.
When you have your own blog:
* It’ll make your job look professional with competitive advantage to people,
* It’ll serve as an asset where you can be building traffic and followership overtime while leveraging on using the online platforms,
* It’ll serve as storage backup in case the unexpected problem happen with the online platform you’re using because some do close down or there might be take-over and finally,
* It’s a fabulous way to better online presence to present your business at board meetings, seminars, and prospective clients.
For your blog set up service, you can contact me and I can guarantee you a better blog design depending on your budget and what you just want.
These are just a few blogs I have design: billblogger.com, dayoadetiloye.com, ieatndrink.com, fabnatural.com, pudohresources.com, wealthtenets.com, herocorporatesolution.com, ogungbemishola.com and mobolajiolagbemiro.com.
In conclusion, with this information, start devising strategy to launch out, make your brain active and get online jobs that will start making you consistent money.
If you need help, just send me an email at [firstname.lastname@example.org],
About the Author
My name is Adekunle Kazeem. I am the founder of Bimhive (an online marketing firm) and billblogger.com. I am an online marketer and coach with vast experience spanning over 5 years. I specialize in digital marketing using Social media tools, Content marketing services, Pay per click services such as Google adwords and Bing Ads and Search engine optimization to grow your business sales and uplift your career. I have put smiles on many clients’ faces and one of them is the Convener for this Summit and magazine: Mr Dayo Adetiloye.
You can reach me for business and consultancy services at [email@example.com]
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