Top 10 Websites to Get Freelance Writing Jobs in Nigeria (and Make Money Online)


Do you need more gigs on freelance writing jobs in Nigeria?

I’ll show you 10 best websites with millions of clients, who are ready to buy your service and pay you handsomely.

Writing has since been one the best forms of communication even with the advent of newer technologies, writing is still relevant in today’s society. There aren’t many blessed with this skill, if you do you can make a whole lot of money from it.

There are lots of websites for writers to get freelance writing jobs in Nigeria. With different level of competence – from amateur to expert, these freelance platforms which I’ll be revealing here, will help you make great things (in life) out of your writing skill.

Of course, as a freelance writer, your location isn’t a limitation as you could write in comfort of your home or office and make some extra bucks while working with international clients.

I will advise you to read this guide on how to get writing gigs and succeed this year.

Let take a look at these prestigious sites;

Top Websites to Get Freelance Writing Jobs in Nigeria

1.    Fiverr |

Fiverr is one of the most popular freelancing sites worldwide with millions of gigs (job offers) posted annually. Fiverr provides freelancers with skill like programming, video editing, graphic design, transcription and translation, the platform to make some money using their skills.

The Israeli based company also provide writers the platform to convert their words to cash. Writing has the highest portion of gigs posted on Fiverr daily.

One of the things I love about Fiverr is its minimum pay amount which is capped at $5 per gig. You could also set higher amount if you think your services requires a much higher charge.

If you know your onions, you can get freelance writing jobs in Nigeria through Fiverr and make some hefty income without anybody “bossing” you around.

2.    Upwork |

Another popular platform for freelance writing jobs in Nigeria is Upwork, formerly Elance-oDesk. This is the most popular freelance site for freelancers around the world to make some good cash doing what they love.

Upwork boast of 12 million registered freelancers and 5 million clients, with over 8 thousand jobs post daily. In a year, client post at least 3 million jobs which should cost about a billion dollars.

For Nigerians, getting your application approved to join Upwork is quite difficult as you’ll need to meet certain requirements before you’re given a look-in. If you go on to get your application approved as a writer, get ready to turn your words to cash.

3.    Guru |

Another freelance platform for freelance writers in Nigeria to explore is Guru. The site has one of the easily navigated interfaces which makes it easier for freelancers and clients to find each other with little to no stress.

Guru provides the platform for writing in different sphere to showcase and make money off their skills – from academic writing to biography, tech and even blog writers – it’s an all-inclusive package.

Asides writing there exists other fields for freelancers to explore, fields like; programming and development, design and art, sales and marketing etc.

4.     Freelancer |

Freelancer is a worldwide platform for content creators – contents writers in this case. The site is heralded for its fleet of creative content creator which have created lots of contents for blog and website owners.

If you think you’ve got the creative acumen for writing, what are you waiting for? why not join freelancer and make some good bucks creating wonderful contents.

Freelancer has a huge client base – from startups, large and small entrepreneurs, enterprises and more visit this platform to solve their problems.

The platforms have also featured in top media brands – the like of BBC, Forbes, Business Insider, CNBC, Entrepreneur and New York Times.

5.    Indeed |

This is another top freelance platform for writers to earn some money from freelance writing jobs in Nigeria, using their skill at their own convenience. The platform gets millions of visitors to its site on a daily basis – both freelancers and clients.

Of all freelancing jobs in the platform, writing jobs seems to be the most sought-after gig, this means as a writer there’s a high chance of you getting hired by clients. Whatever field of writing you specialize in, they’ve got something for you.

6.     Freelance Writing |

Freelance writing is one good platform that connects writers to writing jobs on various freelance platforms. It’s more like a LinkedIn for writers.

The platform brings together the best gigs from top freelance platforms in and around the world. After viewing the gigs posted, you can choose to apply if you wish to or if you don’t, you could move on to the next one.

Once chosen, you’d be redirected to the platform to perform the job and get paid as payment is not handled by Freelance writing.

7.     ProBlogger |

There are various categories of writers; copy writing, blogging, ghost writing, publisher and many more. ProBlogger is a good platform for bloggers to showcase their writing skills and make some extra bucks.

It’s a community of more than a hundred thousand bloggers who come together to exchange ideas, best practices and many more. It’s more like a school but, in this case, you get paid for writing articles.

As an aspiring blogger, this platform will let you learn the ropes – the basic skills required for writing as a blogger.

8.     Jobrapido |

Another good place to find freelance writing jobs in Nigeria is Jobrapido’s portal. From the link above, you’d see that this it’s a Nigerian owned site meant for Nigerians in different cities across the country.

The sites host lots of writing jobs for freelancers in the country, all you need to do is; sign up, log in and choose your preferred location to start getting gigs from over the country.

Jobrapido doesn’t takes care of the payment, the payment amount, plan and procedure will be discussed between you and the party in charge. It’s a nice platform for those looking to harness their writing gift to create something financially for themselves.

9.    Uvocorp |

Uvocorp, a worldwide writing assistance service was launched in Nigeria and it now pays writers.

Uvocorp is an academic assistance writing service that helps students in the country with their academic writing challenges. You get paid for helping students write their project report, SIWES report, assignment and many more.

With Uvocorp, you get to choose you preferred writing sphere, as you get gigs from those.

There’s also a 24/7 support that helps overcome certain challenges you may encounter along the way. It’s free to join as there’s no registration fee required to start using the platform.

10.  People Per Hour |

Looking to break away from the normal 9 – 5 working routine, people per hour will help you do that in a pretty nice way.

PPH is a UK owned freelance platform that provides freelancers from around the world to make some good money. Among the many categories of freelance gigs writing is also available for writers worldwide.

Many top businesses worldwide enlist the services of this platform for their writing needs – you could just get hired by any of them and start making some good money.

CONCLUSION – Websites to Get Freelance Writing Jobs in Nigeria

So, here are some of the top and active freelance platform for writers in Nigeria. What do you think? Do let me know in the comments and don’t forget to share this with your friends.

Stephen Gbolagade
Stephen Gbolagade
Stephen is a Frontend engineer, technical writer, owner and part-time blogger here at Gbolamedia, incoming data scientist, an enthusiastic cynophilist, and a curious introvert. Stephen is currently available for full-time, part-time or contract-base role. Contact him here: on WhatsApp or check him on Linkedin


  1. Hi Stephen,
    You’ve got a very I retesting list running here.
    It just might help anyone starting out.
    However, don’t know if anyone hates content Mill as much as I do.

    Will advice prolific writers to create their own hub and render their services, it’s far profitable that way, I’m a living case study.
    Heads up bro.


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