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Fashion Blogging: How to Start a Fashion Blog (and Make Money from it)

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Why should you start a fashion blog? If you are a fashion designer or someone who’s just passionate about fashion, you can let people know how skilled or passionate you are, through fashion blogging. Not only that, but you can also eventually make money as a fashion blogger through some monetization strategies I’ll be revealing soon.

I don’t want to bore you with excess intro here, let’s jump quickly into why you’re here. But before then, let me introduce you to blogging in case you’re new to this.

What is blogging?

Not to mince a word, blogging is all about writing and sharing of information using the available internet-based platforms. For instance, I blog on this website. You can say, I share information on this website and that’s why you can be able to read this right now. 

Someone who writes a blog is referred to as a “Blogger”, I’m sure you’re aware of this. But what you don’t know is how you can also start blogging and make money from it. 

So, if you’re venturing into fashion blogging, you’re going to share information within the range of fashion (you can even decide to start your own fashion blog with a micro-niche).

With the basic meaning of blogging or fashion blogging in mind, you may be thinking that;

Is Fashion Blogging a Lucrative Venture?

Yes, fashion blogging is profitable; you can make money with your fashion blog, get more connections, become a brand ambassador and as time goes, you definitely create your own fashion brand or company.

I will show you some ways you can start making money with a fashion blog right in this blog post. But now, let’s talk about where you can start your fashion blog.

NOTE: This blog post is quite long for new readers (about 2,500 words), you need to be patient enough while reading to enjoy the juice in it and, maybe you should bookmark this page so that you can continue reading later.

What is the Best Platform to Start Fashion Blogging?

According to what works, you can set up your fashion blog using:

  • Instagram
  • A website.

Those are the two top platforms that you can use. Let start with each, then both of these platforms.

Can I Use Instagram to Start Fashion Blogging and Make Money?

The answer is YES, you can start a profitable fashion blog on Instagram because Instagram is one of the most-used social media platforms in the world, with hundreds of millions of people using the platform every day. 

You can post pictures, follow up with your favorite celebrities, watch funny skits, and much more. But one thing that you might have not paid close attention to, is that money can be made on Instagram! A lot of people have gone from zero to 7-zeros in their bank account through Instagram.

Also Read: How to Make Money on Instagram

You too can build a brand on Instagram, and here, we are talking about building your fashion blog on Instagram.

There are many successful fashion blogs on Instagram, but I will show you one.

Check out FashionNova on Instagram: FashionNova sells clothes but they make most of their sales on Instagram but posting beautiful pictures of their clothes and using models to show how beautiful their dresses are. And from that people can easily buy on Instagram.

If you paid close attention to what I’ve said earlier that blogging is all about sharing information, that’s exactly what FashionNova is doing on Instagram and it’s working out for them.

We also have some successful Nigerians who blog on Instagram such as TundeEdnut, GossipMillNaija, Instablog9ja, and many others.

To cut the long story short, you can start a money-making fashion blog on Instagram. Here’s how;

How to Start a Fashion Blog on Instagram

  • Create a new Instagram account with your desired blog name
  • Choose a micro-niche in fashion (explained below)
  • Upload a good logo, write a catchy description about your blog
  • Go to Facebook and create a new page with the same details used in your new Instagram account
  • Go back to Instagram and go to settings
  • Change your Instagram account to “Business Account”, you’ll be asked to link a Facebook page
  • Link the new Facebook page you just create
  • Start posting nice stuff
  • That’s how Instagram blogging starts!

But to start a better fashion blog, you need a website that you can host on your own domain and hosting. But the question here is this;

Instagram Vs Website: Which Is Better for Fashion Blogging

Having your own website for blogging is better than using Instagram for some reasons listed below:

  • Instagram is not your own! And you can be suspended or hacked anytime
  • You need large followings to make it on Instagram
  • You have more ways to make money with fashion blogging on a website than Instagram
  • You can write/explain thoroughly what you want to show or tell people
  • Your website is more brandable and presentable than your Instagram link

With those points, let’s talk about starting your fashion blog on a website.

To start a blog generally, you need what is called a CMS (content management system). We have some CMS or blogging platforms such as Drupal, Wix, Shopify, Joomla, Drupal, and so on. But the best CMS or blog publishing platform is WordPress!

We’re going to create your fashion blog using WordPress and later, I will show you 5 ways to make money as a fashion blogger.

How to Setup a Fashion Blog on WordPress

Before you can start any blog, you need a domain name, hosting, and theme. IF you have these 3 prerequisites, you can have a blog. Here is how to get started;

  • Choose a Good Micro-niche

“Fashion” is an industry or niche on its own and it’s very big (or broad as a niche). If you want to focus on everything “fashion”, you’re going to get tired very soon. So, you need to choose fashion micro-niche.

This is what I mean by a fashion micro-niche: You can be blogging about 

  • kidswear
  • men wear
  • women wear
  • celebrities’ trendy fashion
  • Cosmetics
  • And some other micro-niches in Fashion

Don’t try to be everything, just choose a micro-niche, and being a fashion blogger will be easier and more organized.

  • Buy a Domain name and Hosting

A domain name is like an address to your house and it typically costs around $10 to $15 approximately depending on where you’re buying from. An example of a domain name is www.gbolamedia.com – which you can easily use to locate my blog anywhere in the world.

Then, you need to buy a hosting plan, which is like a house where you can store your files, your contents, and everything you need to have in your blog. It costs around $8 to $50 per month ($96 to $600 per year) and this also depends on the hosting company you’re buying from.

But you’re just starting a blog, you don’t need a very expensive hosting plan at first.

But you can get a hosting plan for $35 per year and domain name for just $8 with Namecheap hosting company here.

If you’re fast enough to click on this Namecheap link, you can definitely get a hosting plan for just $16/year approximately, and that amounts to just $26 per year after checkout.

The next thing after buying a hosting and domain is to connect them and install WordPress right away!

How to Install WordPress After Purchasing Hosting and Domain Name

These settings depend on where you bought the hosting and domain. But generally, you need to do the following:

  1. Login to your hosting account with your username and password
  2. Go to your Cpanel
  3. Locate “Softaculous” to Install WordPress
  4. If you don’t see Softaculous, simply click on WordPress icon
  5. Set your admin username and password (make sure you save this data)
  6. Finally, log in to your new WordPress blog using yourblog.com/wp-admin
  7. Start setting up your fashion blog!

If you bought your hosting and domain name from Namecheap, these two resources can help you install WordPress with ease:

How to Install WordPress on Namecheap

So, let’s start designing your fashion blog and the next step will show you how to do that.

  • Get a Clean WordPress Theme

Getting a WordPress theme is like getting everything you need to decorate your house beautifully. The interior and exterior design of your house depends on what you chose, the same thing applied to have a clean and beautiful WordPress blog.

There are thousands of free WordPress themes you can use to design your fashion blog. But these free themes are not advisable because some can kill your website and some others might not serve you the beautiful blog you need.

If you want to buy a WordPress theme, you can check out the best Theme Marketplace, ThemeForest. The price of these themes varies and you can get for as low as $30. To be sincere, 70% of themes cost $59, and 20% are more expensive than that while 10% are below $59.

If you think you can afford it, go to themeforest.com, click on the WordPress category or click here and search for “Fashion Blog”, the website will show you all WordPress themes related to fashion, preview them and choose the one that wins your heart.

After getting your theme, download it and the next thing is to install it. Here is how;

Installing WordPress Theme in Your Website/Blog

  • Login to your WordPress Admin dashboard
  • Click on “Appearance”, then “Themes”, Then “Add New Theme”
  • Clicking on “Add New Theme”, you’ll need to upload the theme you purchased 
  • Finally, click on “Activate”
  • Start customizing it.

But if you can’t do all these technical stuff, you can hire a web designer to do it for you.

BIG DEAL: I can help you set up everything, design a very beautiful and responsive fashion or any blog at an affordable price. I’ll give you a premium WordPress theme for FREE too.

IF you’re interested, click here to contact me ASAP!

We are done with the hosting, domain, and theme part, now you have a blog on your own domain name or internet address. But here are a few kinds of stuff you need to start doing:

What To Do As A New Fashion Blogger

  • Start learning more about WordPress, how to use it: adding content like texts, images, embedding podcasts, music, or video.
  • Work on your SEO. This is very important if you want to gain more traffic from Google and other search engines
  • Write consistently. This means that you should publish a new valuable blog post at least, 3-4 times in a week
  • Promote your blog posts on social media, run adverts to gain traffic and work on quality the most
  • Grow your Facebook page and Instagram to build good followers
  • Monetize your blog to start making money as a fashion blogger. This is the last thing I’m going to discuss here

How to Start Making Money from Your Fashion Blog

Note that: The More Traffic On Your Blog = The More Money You’ll Make!

As a fashion blogger, you have different ways of making money with your blog. Here are they:

  • Apply for Google AdSense

This is an advertising network owned by tech-giant, Google to help “advertisers” reach more customers and help “publishers” such as you (the blogger) to make money while displaying ads in their blog.

You can make a lot of money from Google Adsense if you write quality posts and have a lot of traffic. Applying for Adsense is FREE and very easy, all you have to do is, make all your contents valuable and quality.

Then go to www.google.com/adsense to apply with your blog domain name

  • Make Money with eCommerce

If you’re a fashion designer, you can create an eCommerce section in your fashion blog, then upload different styles you can make, put a price, and people who love it, will place their order online, then you’ll ship them when done.

Another way you can make money through eCommerce with fashion blogging is to start dropshipping fashion items. I mean, you can get a cloth that costs $10 on Aliexpress and dropship with the eCommerce section in your fashion blog and make money without buying the cloth…

Check out how dropshipping businesses work, maybe you’ll be interested.

The last way to make money with eCommerce on your fashion blog is through Mini-importation. You can buy 20 pieces of fashion items for just N20,000 and you sell at the rate of N3,500 each, that’s N70,000 and you just made N50,000 as your profit.

That’s just an example, you can make millions of naira as a fashion blogger with dropshipping and mini-importation but you also need to check out these top-10 hot selling products you can sell.

  • Brand Promotion

With consistency, different fashion brands can contact you to help them promote their brands with your blog. And this is the sweetest way to make money in Fashion blogging, you just need to keep yourself motivated.

If you have also grown your Instagram account to some good numbers, different people can be paying you some bucks to run adverts for them on your account.

  • Make Money on YouTube

This is another product by Google, I’m sure you know what it is used for. Okay. But you can make money as a fashion blogger on YouTube, all you need to do is start a YouTube channel about Fashion, start shooting, posting reviews, tips, and advice about fashions.

Learn more: How to Make Money on YouTube

Tell people to subscribe to your channel and make sure you grow your YouTube channels to large subscribers, ensure you have thousands of views, and apply for YouTube monetization.

  • Affiliate marketing

Affiliate marketing is a business on its own, but you’re going to add it to your fashion blogging career. All you need to do right now is to go to Google, search for top fashion affiliate programs, check their reviews and apply for those ones you are good with.

You can learn more about affiliate marketing here.

So, that’s all about starting a money-making fashion blog.

Conclusion – How to Start a Fashion Blog and Make Money 

I’ve shown you how you can start fashion blogging from scratch to success, all you need to do now is to take action! 

Buy your domain name, hosting, and theme. Then set up your fashion blog as explained above.

Finally, try to maximize the 5 top ways you can make money from a fashion blog above and I’m sure that with consistency, you’ll make it.

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10 Surefire Ways to Make Money on Facebook in Nigeria & Globally

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Do you want to know how you can make money on Facebook in Nigeria or anywhere in the world? I guess that’s why you are here because you’re curious to learn how you can turn the time you spend on the social media app to cool CASH!

Today I’ll be showing you ten simple ways to earn some bucks on Facebook. Of course, there are many ways to make money online and social media platforms are playing vital roles in making these possible. Not only the fact that they can help your business grow, but you can also earn independently on them without selling anything, I will show you how.

But before then, you can check this related article on How to Make Money on Instagram.

Okay, back to the actual journey; Facebook is no longer a chat-only social media platform. It is an all-encompassing ecosystem for people around the world. This huge community creates an enabling environment for businesses of all kinds to thrive.

When I say huge, I mean more than 2.7 billion people in the world are active monthly on this platform, not to talk of several million in-active people. In Nigeria, more than 27 million people are regular users of Facebook.

But, few hundreds of these people know how to make money on Facebook in Nigeria and just millions out of the regular users in the world. 

So, here are what you should do to make money on Facebook…

Surefire Ways to Make Money on Facebook in Nigeria and All Over the World

1. Sell Directly on Facebook

Do you run a business that sells products or services? Are you a fashion designer, shoemaker, graphic designer, or dropshipper or you have some courses (eBooks or videos) to sell? Your Facebook timeline can help you reach more people. I know you’ll be thinking that you’ve been doing that for a while but you’re not making sales.

This is the most basic way you can make money on Facebook today. It is the simplest form. You don’t need to pay for anything. You don’t need to have certain skills or qualifications… but you need to know how to sell. 

On your “What’s on your mind?” box—where you normally post updates. There’s an option at the bottom: Sell Something. Once you select this option, you can then post whatever item you have for sale.

It’s pretty straightforward. Just post the product or service, add a description, you could also add your price if it’s convenient for you. Once you’ve done this, interested friends or followers will contact you to proceed with the sale.

But people on your timeline are mostly friends and family members who may naturally find it difficult to patronize you, there is a way out;

Join Commerce Groups and Pages!

Put simply: join buy and sell groups. And there you are asking: why should I join commercial groups when I can make sales directly on my timeline?

The answer: The same reason why people go to popular markets to sell. 

You see…not everyone on your timeline will be interested in your product or service. But just like the traditional market, commerce groups bring buyers and sellers together.

You’re more likely to make sales on these kinds of groups than on your timeline. 

2. Become An Influencer on Facebook

Let me ask you, how does the like of Sydney Talker, Nasty Blaq, Broda Shaggi and those Instagram comedian make money, do they sell disks? No! They make money on Facebook and other social media platform by helping brands to advertise products or services.

Do you have a huge amount of friends or lots of followers on your Facebook page or group? If yes, then you can utilize this option. But if NO, you’ll need to have a little knowledge of digital marketing in order to advertise your page to get more likes and followers and engagement.

Also, you need to do something that can keep your followers engaged. As said earlier, the like of Broda Shaggi makes money on Facebook, but what do they do before that? They simply share their skits and people engaged massively with it.

You can also look for a way to keep Facebook users engaged, you can do that by posting videos that will attract people.

Once you’ve got all these, here’s how it works. Top brands reach out to you and pay you to advertise their product on your timeline. If you’re creative, you could make a lot of money from this method alone.

Influencer marketing is an effective way of creating publicity about a product or service. Brands have realized this and that’s why they spend money on influencer marketing.

3. Become a Freelance Facebook Page Manager

I know you currently own a Facebook account. And you manage everything that has to do with it. How about managing an account for people or brands who can’t manage theirs for a reason or two? 

You can’t expect the likes of Dangote, Tony Elumelu, and other big brand owners to manage their company social media handles, they hire someone to do that for them.

Hey, I know you’re thinking that it’s not possible for those big men to hire you… I get you, the chances are rare to be honest, because they hire an HRO company to employ such staff. 

But what if I tell you that there are people who are ready to pay you like their Facebook manager? Yes, I have worked with different people and I have earned by helping them to manage their Facebook pages, you too can!

Interesting right?

Here is what you need to do:

Go to a freelancing platform, set up an account as a social media or Facebook page manager, and start sending requests to those in need of your service.

I recommend freelancing platforms like FIVERR and Upwork, check the two websites and search for “Facebook page manager”, you’ll be surprised to see the amazing results.

4. Affiliate Marketing

This is one of the ways most people make money on Facebook. Affiliate marketing is almost similar to influencer marketing. The difference between the two is in payment: you get paid upfront to promote a certain product or service as an influencer. 

With affiliate marketing, you get commissions for each product or service bought or used via your affiliate link. Many brands today also utilize affiliate or partner programs to publicize their products and services.

One good reason you should utilize affiliate marketing is that there is no limit on how much you can earn. Unless the product or service goes out of stock.

If this is what you can do, check these top 10 affiliate programs and how to build a successful affiliate marketing business.

5. Join & Monetize Facebook Creator Studio

Content creators! Facebook got something for you. If you’ve not heard of Creator Studio by Facebook, well…you’ve been missing out.

Facebook Creator Studio can be likened to WordPress for blogging. It comes with various tools to help you create quality content. But that’s not all. You can make lots of money by monetizing your Page. Oh yes! You need to have a page with good engagement.

Aside from influence marketing, you can also make money on Facebook by joining the Facebook creator studio and of course, you need something that will make you eligible for this, before you can be approved for its monetization.

You need to be a content creator, I mean you should have been doing something that keeps people engaged. some content creators earn some dollars through this facebook monetization.

According to Facebook, these are the few ways to monetize on Facebook using the creator studio, they are through;

  • Branded content: This is when you collaborate with brands by publishing content that features the brand.
  • Subscription groups: This is when you allow only those who pay you to join your Facebook group
  • Fans subscriptions: You fans can support you by donating some funds every month
  • In-stream ads: This lets you earn money on Facebook by displaying short video ads in your videos

This is very interesting, but you need to work hard and build an engaging audience. Also, you need to meet Facebook monetization policies.

6. Make Use of Short Links Services

This method won’t generate a lot of money but it’s a good way to earn passive income. It has to do with URL shortening services.

If you’re offering a free product or service… let’s say free download for instance. This method will compensate you for using short URLs. 

Followers who click on such links may be shown a few seconds AD after which they can skip ahead to the main page. The more people who click on your shortened URL, the more money you make.

You can google search for paid link shorteners and apply for as many as possible, and get some links that people will love to read, shorten them and share to some Facebook groups (but don’t over-do this to avoid spamming and Facebook hates that, you might be restricted for a while).

7. Utilize Facebook Instant Articles/Audience Network

Just like Google AdSense, the Audience Network from Facebook allow publishers to earn money from their articles or videos. This method of making money on Facebook is quite similar to the one above.

As a blogger, you can take advantage of instant articles and make money as you publish posts. 

Vloggers are not left out! They do make the most money as people tend to sway towards videos. If you create lots of authentic and entertaining videos, go ahead and get a page if you don’t have one already. 

8. Facebook Marketplace or Facebook Shop

It’s sad to tell you that this feature is not available in Nigeria, China, and some part of the world. Facebook marketplace allows its users to have an online store on Facebook for free.

You know how online stores mean; you can upload your products and sell. That’s exactly what the Facebook marketplace is meant for. 

9. Fundraising

Just like we have crowdfunding platforms, where you can raise money for a cause, you can also do that on Facebook. Go your settings or menu area in your Facebook app and you’ll see it there. 

I don’t need to explain this much, it is straightforward.

CONCLUSION – How to Make Money on Facebook in Nigeria & Beyond

There you go 10 ways to make money on Facebook. 

Recap: A recent study carried out by Statistica shows that Facebook has over 2.7 billion users worldwide. Out of which 1 billion of those are active users.

Almost everyone is on Facebook these days. Research even shows that people spend more time on social media sites than any other site in the world. 

So what stops you from utilizing this medium to make money?

 

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15 High-Paying Digital Skills to Make Money Online in Nigeria

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During this Corona Virus outbreak, millions of people have come to realize that they need to find a way to make money online, but without being equipped with good digital skills in Nigeria, you’re not going to make a good income. I won’t deceive you, all those Ponzi schemes you’re joining can’t give you a promising future online.

And as well, if you rely on your vocational skills such as local tailoring, fashion designing, or any crude work you’re currently doing, then I’m using this opportunity to tell you that, it is high time to learn a digital skill. Note that, a digital skill is a passive way to earn income online, that is, you don’t need to quit your current job at all.

We live in a digital world; with everything being automated, making life much easier. However, these may feel, the number of personnel available to make all these possible is quite limited. With this, there’s a demand for individuals with these skills.

Here are the top Digital Skills in Nigeria to Make Money in Nigeria;

1. Artificial Intelligence

Imagine a machine or a computer doing what you’re doing now as a human being; remember, we were taught in secondary school that machines are more efficient than humans. Imagine such efficiency; in addition to doing human-like things. Well, you have to stop all the fantasies and awaken to the reality before you; AI is here to stay!

Inasmuch as Nigeria isn’t completely digitized, we can’t deny the fact that we’re slowly getting adapted to an AI-powered society. This is evident in our smartphones, cameras, chatbots, digital assistants (Siri, Google Assistant, and Cortana), and even AI-powered cars. All these machines mimic human activities and carry them out more efficiently.

If you’re someone with such skill in Nigeria – to train machines to perform human activities, you’re a valuable asset! The tech market in the country is not that big with individuals with such skill, and this means you get to be well paid.

Currently, a young Nigerian guy is a high-paid roboticist in the world. What does that mean? It means that with good digital skills like knowledge about Artificial Intelligence in Nigeria, you can become a well-paid geek.

2. Machine Learning

Have you ever wondered how YouTube suggested videos you may like while watching, how Twitter suggests people you may like to follow, how your smartphone keyboard suggests words that fit in your sentence, or how online stores put their ADs on your social feeds and apps; I guess these are all cool features. All these are made possible through machine learning.

Machine learning, which is a subset of artificial intelligence; uses mathematical and statistical algorithms to learn the pattern of things over time. Human behavioral patterns can be studied through machine learning thereby making it possible to do things easier.

This important skill makes it easier for businesses to process huge amounts of data. It is useful in financial institutions, government agencies, health care, and oil and gas. So, those with good knowledge of this digital skill get to make a lot of money in Nigeria.

3. Data Science

Since we entered the digital era, the amount of data has greatly increased. These data need people who can analyze, process, and put into use. As a data scientist, you’re basically dealing with the science of data.

There are quite a lot of different data; financial data, health data, social data, and many more. All these help organizations make better decisions based on the data collected. It’s also used to enhance productivity, and also aids in big research projects.

In Nigeria, the services of data scientists are in great need as it would help to simplify certain tasks across various sectors. So, you might want to learn this skill right now if you don’t have the knowledge already.

4. Data Engineering

Just like machine learning is a subset of artificial intelligence; so also is data engineering a subset of data science. It’s basically the same learning style but the engineers focus more on the programming aspect.

Data engineers help in fetching and implementation of the data to be worked on by a data scientist. This will require a lot of programming skills that a scientist may lack. In Nigeria, these two work hand-in-hand alongside other professionals. 

5. Cybersecurity

The world we live today can be divided into two; the offline world, and the online world. The latter has security agencies and law enforcement agencies. How about the online world? We have cybersecurity personnel. They safeguard the Internet; preventing malicious activities that seem to go on every day.

Recently, the American Justice Dept sanctioned 6 Nigerians for various forms of cybercrime. These forms of crimes are at a high rate due to the fact that we have a small community of cybersecurity experts in the country. This makes it a viable digital skill to have in Nigeria.

6. Cloud Computing/AWS

Gone are the days where people spent huge amounts on hardware infrastructure. Today we have a virtual space we call “cloud” which can be used for data storage, networking, software, and many more.

Making all these services available to both individuals and corporate bodies is the job of cloud computing personnel. This saves the cost it takes in storing huge chunks on a hardware device; making it available remotely anywhere in the world. Cloud computing has received wide attention lately and having such skill will bump up your finances in Nigeria

7. UX/UI Design

Beauty is something we all love to associate with – especially, external beauty. Gone are the days of generic designs that were present in most digital products. Today’s business world requires the services of a UX/UI designer to capture the hearts of customers.

Design now plays a major role in marketing, and the overall success of your business. The UX; which deals with knowing what kind of design would attract your target audience, and UI; which deals with the actual design of digital products, make your business stand out. 

This is getting quite popular in Nigeria; with some big names doing great stuff in this field. You’re well paid in Nigeria if you have any of these or both.

8. Mobile App/Game Development

This is a pretty big industry considering the number of smartphone users in the country. If you’re reading this on your phone, you’re making use of an app that enables you to do so. After this, you would switch to another app or game. All these apps serve various purposes.

READ: Best Apps to Make Money Online in Nigeria

In Nigeria, the app development market is a fast-growing one; with lots of local companies creating mobile applications for their products and services. Those with a good knowledge of mobile app development are well paid in the country since we have a little community that is growing. You can choose to make apps for either Android or Apple iOS or even both.

9. Software Development

Year after year; month after month, we get to see the launching of PCs with great aesthetics. These devices no matter how dope they tend to look, are quite useless without software in them. Now if you don’t know, the software is what drives all the hardware components, and there are different types of software. 

In Nigeria, the software is being created daily to serve various purposes; be it business, entertainment, gaming, utilities, and more. We have a good community of software developers in the country at the moment. Also, software development is a very broad field with lots of sub-fields to choose from, and if you have this skill, you have a valuable asset that won’t go away in years. 

10. Web Development/Design

What you’re looking at right now was made possible by a web developer/designer. This site and many more like this; where you get to see informative posts like this, were all made to come alive by a developer, and designer for the aesthetics. 

This skill is one of the top-paying digital skills in Nigeria at the moment, and it’ll continue to be. Reason is: every business in the country is going digital, those who haven’t already, are making plans for it. Businesses don’t remain in the offices, they’re now exposed to the world outside their physical office through their website. 

There are some web design and digital marketing agencies across the country that are earning millions of Naira with this digital skill.

11. Content Marketing

The battle for customers in today’s business world is very fierce – although on the surface it may not look like it, it’s the fact! Marketing has gone from the traditional model we knew to a more modern pattern. Content marketing – which is one of those ways, is geared towards creating content for an audience. 

Content may be social media posts, blog posts, podcasts, videos, graphics in addition to products and services. Top brands today will definitely need your services as a content marketer; to help in attracting their target audience and in the long term, turning them to customers. 

  1. Graphics Design

Graphics design is another top paying digital skill in Nigeria. It deals with the creation of visually appealing content in order to communicate a product or service. This is done using flyers, banners, billboards, webpages magazine, and even via mobile applications. 

If you are proficient in this field; having good knowledge of all the required tools needed for design, then you have a huge market of opportunities waiting for you. Learning this might take some time, but it’ll be worth it. In addition to this, improving your creativity is an added advantage. 

Graphic designing is a good digital skill to make some pretty good money in Nigeria, as different institutions, startups, and individuals need good branding. If you know your onions as a graphic designer in Nigeria, you’re going to make a fortune.

But I’ll advise you guys to upgrade and learn UI/UX designing.

13. Digital Marketing 

The title of this post talks about “digital skills”. Seeing that we live in a digitalized (computer-based) universe, everything tends to be done in this manner. Digital marketing uses digital means to publicize your product, service, or brand. 

The means with which digital marketers do this include; SEO, SEM, email marketing, social media marketing, and many more. This mode of marketing is more streamlined and really effective if you want to see significant growth in your business. With this in mind, digital marketers are held at high esteem, making it a profitable skill to have. 

14. Social Media Management 

We all love social media! In fact, studies show that on average a person spends above 2 hours of their 24 hours on social media. It is no wonder the likes of Facebook and Twitter are among the sites with the most traffic on the Internet. 

This means a lot for businesses; that’s why most brands in Nigeria pay social media managers good money to be their voice on these platforms. Social media managers grow the online presence of brands by creating awareness of their ideal audience. This awareness in the long run will invariably lead to business growth. 

  1. Programming 

This skill is the last on our list, but despite its position, it is one of the most important digital skills that isn’t going away anytime soon. In fact, programming is the bedrock of some of the skills listed above. 

Having good knowledge of programming languages is key to knowing some skills above. For a programmer, you’re really important to the ICT world as you create programs that tend to solve certain problems. 

The good thing about it. programming is the vast majority of languages to choose from, so you’re not restricted to learning any language. 

Currently, Python, Ruby, and JavaScript are leading, but I’m not saying you should start with them. Try to start learning from basics and upgrade your programming skills later on. Freecodecamp.org and other top programming course websites are ready to help you get started.

Rounding off – Top Paying Digital Skills in Nigeria

When it comes to digital skills, there are quite a lot of them out there, these are the top 15 high-paying digital skills in Nigeria at this point in time. The good thing with digital skills is the ability to learn online for free (on some platforms) and at your pace, why not try getting one if you don’t have one? If you have, do share your experience in the comments. 

Also note that all these digital skills are not just high-in-demand in Nigeria, but they’re hot worldwide. Even, if you learn any of these skills, the best way to make money with it is, through freelancing platforms such as Fiverr, Upwork, etc.

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9 Best Referral Apps to Make Money in Nigeria (Updated 2020)

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Do you know there are some referral apps to make money in Nigeria? Yes, they are and I’m going to show you a few of those apps that I recommend for people who’re thinking of making money online without a capital.

If you’ve been looking for a way to earn extra cash, make some money online while using your smartphone, or you’re just looking to have multiple streams of income, then you will need to stick around to see how you could make some money with the referral apps I’ll be sharing with you right here.

Before we begin, there are certain things you need to have your mind;

Pros and Cons of Referral Apps to Make Money in Nigeria

1. The amount is usually small

This is the reality you have to face when using these services or mobile apps which ask you to refer and earn. The amount you get per referral isn’t that big enough, but it could be enough to recharge your phone and buy a data plan. 

With this in mind, many people get discouraged and never make any effort. But the truth is: you can make a lot of money from referral apps in Nigeria. 

2. Your earning potential is unlimited

Maybe you don’t know this, but hey, it’s the truth! The key to making much or less cash is dependent on you; how many people can you get to begin using the service, the more people that use your link or code, meet the necessary requirements, then the more you can earn. 

There are lots of smart ways to do this; make use of your social handles, your instant messaging apps, your blog, or website, whichever you have.

3. You don’t need a skill

The apps I’ll be sharing with you today are quite useful in different aspects besides the referral benefits. As useful as they are, they don’t require any form of skill; if you can make use of a smartphone, then these apps will come in handy. 

Generating a referral link or code is quite easy; some even generate these for you. 

So if you’re ready to start making money, join me as I show you these money-making apps…

P.S. All these apps can be found on both the Google Play Store and Apple App Store.

 The Top 7 Referral Apps to Make Money in Nigeria

1. Piggyvest App

Piggyvest is a savings and investment platform that gives you lots of benefits. With Piggyvest, you can save money for rainy days, save up for that project or item you wish to purchase, you could also save just for the sake of saving.

The mobile apps encourage you to develop a saving habit, which for me is really helpful and could help in many ways. While saving – which is the primary aim of the app, you get to enjoy interests on your savings. These interests come in on a monthly basis, and they are much better than what your commercial bank gives you.

You also make money for referring your friends to use Piggyvest; anyone who signs up with your referral link completes their profile, gives you, and that person N1,000 each. The money will be unlocked to your account when the person fulfills all the requirements.

Now, Imagine you send your Piggyvest referral links to like 50 people either on WhatsApp, Facebook or you just recommend the good stuff Piggyvest is doing, and 15 people sign up till they complete their registration, you’ve made N15,000 without any hard labor!

Pretty good, right? 

To start making money from the Piggyvest referral program, click this link to register and you’ll get N1,000.

But you must also complete your registration and deposit some money to show you’re ready to start saving with them. Finally, tell other people you referred to do the same…

Nobody is going to lose, you’re all going to make money from these referral apps.

2. Chipper Cash App

The absence of a unifying currency makes it a challenge to send and receive money across Africa. With Chipper Cash, this challenge is made easier as you can now send and receive money from Nigeria to any of these African countries: Ghana, Kenya, South Africa, Uganda, Tanzania, and Rwanda.

Chipper Cash makes it easier to send and receive money to friends, families, colleagues, and business partners in any of these countries. While sending money, you can make some extra cash by referring your friends to use the Chipper Cash; and you can both make more money by referring more friends to start using Chipper Cash App.

3. Branch App

The branch is a lending platform that offers you personal loans to finance your personal projects. That is; loans from Branch are designed to meet personal needs rather than business needs. With a few easy steps, you get to sign and receive your first loan.

Getting a loan is quite fast after approval, it’s disbursed to your account within 5 minutes. 

Also, Branch offers some of the best rates on interests. If you refer a friend, you both get N500 as a reward. The more people you refer, the more money you will earn.

4. JumiaPay NIGERIA (formerly Jumia One)

JumiaPay, formerly Jumia One, is an app by eCommerce giant in Africa, Jumia. This apps lets you send or make payments online easily. With JumiaPay, you can make bill payments like; cable/TV subscription, electricity bills, airtime, and data. 

You can also make hotel reservations, book a flight, book a ride, purchase movie tickets and also, order for food.

JumiaPay provides a safe gateway for initiating these payments; either from your bank account, debit card, or credit card. Transactions are free, and you also get discounts for certain transactions, therefore, saving money in the process. 

Inviting your friends to use this app gives you N500 when they spend above N500 in purchases or bill payments.

I could remember that I used my first N500 to buy airtime on the same app, lol 

To be serious, JumiaPay is one of the best referral apps to make money in Nigeria, and I don’t need to tell you who Jumia is, do I?

5. Carbon App

This was formerly known as PayLater. In previous times, it offered loans to all its users. A few years ago, it changed the nomenclature to Carbon, and with that change came a lot of functionalities. 

Today, you can take loans, invest money, and make payments securely on the Carbon app. As a Nigerian, you get instant loans of up to N1 million for any purpose.

Everything on the app is done free of charge; free transfer of funds, cashback on an early loan payment, zero charges on bill payments, and collateral-free loans. 

You can earn extra money on the Carbon app by referring your friends. The amount per referral is N500 which you get when they repay their first loan.

6. Cowrywise App

This is another saving and investment platform that lets you save money securely. Cowrywise offers some of the best returns on investment with its awesome rates. It also offers bank-grade security for all your savings and investment.

In a bid to help you earn more, Cowrywise rewards you and your friends for using their services. Basically, you and your friends get N250 when they sign up with your referral link or invite code. Subsequently, you can earn as much as N350 per referral as a Campus Ambassador, or N500 per referral as a Corporate Ambassador.

If you’re in school, you can make money from this referral app in Nigeria by recommending to your course mates, friends, and a blast to student discussion groups (if it’s allowed).

7. FairMoney App

FairMoney is an app with lots of financial benefits. You get access to loans of up to N500,000 on the app with no form of collateral. Once you submit your application, it’s quickly reviewed and you get a loan you’re eligible for. 

Asides getting loans, you can do much more with the app; you can make bill payments, buy movie tickets, purchase airtime and data, all at a discounted rate. Inviting a friend gets you N500 as loan discounts.

8. Luno App

From the title, you should understand that this app lets you buy various kinds of cryptocurrencies, especially BTC and ETH. You can as well sell your digital currency to other users, easy and fast. 

Aside from trading, you can use the Luno app as a wallet to store your money. This makes it easier to conduct trade on the app. For each invited user that buys bitcoin worth N5,000, you get a little token of N250 worth of BTC to start building your crypto portfolio. 

And the amazing thing is that the N250 worth of BTC can turn to N2,500 BTC if the price of bitcoin crazily rises.

To get started, click here to register on Luno and you’ll be awarded your bonus when you buy another coin.

9. VFD Bank App

Ok, off your hat for the big daddy!

VFD bank is just like Piggyvest or Cowryrise but, V has some amazing features that make it stand out among these save and invest apps in Nigeria.

With V Bank, you can send or receive money to/from anybody with any bank account in Nigeria and, you can set daily or monthly budgets, pay bills online, and do a lot of amazing stuff with the V bank app.

VFD Bank is a platform that’s fully supported by award-winning music producer and record label owner, Don Jazzy, and the like of Cubana Chiefpriest with some notable celebrities.

Learn more about Vblank Ng here…

So, how is V Bank a good referral app to make money in Nigeria?

Well, there’s a program called “Veelager” on the platform which allows you to earn by referring people to start their new bank on VFD.

In the first step, that’s if you refer 25 people to start banking with VFD and they did, you’ll earn N30,000 if they start banking just like they do with other banks in Nigeria. 

N30k is not the maximum, if you put everything to this VFD’s villager program, you can earn up to N2m in a month!

To get started, copy this code 👉 N8AXD then go to play store to download the VFD app, enter this code as referral code to start your journaling to the V world. 

And that’s it about – Top Referral Apps to Make Money in Nigeria

Note that few links are affiliate links. If you sign up and start taking action, I may earn a commission, which you can also earn if you refer other people to join you.

I’ll wrap this up here, which of these apps have made you some money? Do you have any others not listed? Kindly let me know in the comment box below.

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