If you’re a smart Nigeria student, frustrated graduate or someone looking for a side job, then you may be among the hundred thousand people searching for the best ways to make money online in Nigeria.
Google Trends absolutely shows that keywords like “earn money in Nigeria”, “make money online in Nigeria”, “What can I do to make money online legally in Nigeria” and some related searches pertaining to these “making money online in Nigeria”.
Either you landed here through one of those “queries” above or through a social media hyping, you will learn some important ways you can easily earn a living working legally online in this country.
There are tons of people who makes a living online and which I’m personally among them.
Few of these people who are making hefty income online doesn’t have any offline business but yet, they are living a good life. While some are optimistic about making money online in Nigeria, others are still skeptical as to the genuineness of ways they can make few bucks using the internet, even if you tell them that you’re making money online, they will call you a scammer of “Yahoo-Yahoo boy”.
But whichever option you choose know this; the world is moving at an incredible fast pace and one of the ways to join the race is by going online, many offline businesses are beginning to utilize the internet to promote their businesses, ADs, campaigns, product information etc. are slowly drifting away from our traditional marketing platforms – TV and radio.
One of the unique benefits of doing business online is that; it opens up doors to reach a broad spectrum of audience unlike the normal offline business which has a limited reach. Another advantage of doing businesses online is its convenience; the ability to make money at any time and at your defined pace.
But you may be asking…..
What Do I Need to Make Money Online in Nigeria?
Before getting started with your online trade there are some basic things you need to take care of, I’ll be summarizing them below:
- An Internet Enabled Device: There are many devices today which can access the internet but for making money online you’ll be needing a smartphone, tablet, PC or a laptop.
Based on experience and best practices, I’ll suggest you make use of a laptop; this will fasten things a little for you and it’s portable which means you’re going to make money even when on the go.
This are one of the many reasons why most online business persons prefer laptops to other gadgets when it comes to making money online in Nigeria. And if you can’t afford a laptop you can start with your smartphone or tablet.
- A RELIABLE Internet Service Provider (ISP): I know this might sound like an irony to most Nigerians, but before you begin to make money online in Nigeria you’ll need to have good internet connectivity. I noted during my intro that ‘the world is moving at an incredible fast pace’ and you’ll need fast internet service if you want to succeed.
I will not be suggesting any Nigerian ISP to you because when it comes to internet speed a lot of things are considered; your location is key when it come to your ISP, my preferred internet service provider may not be the best in your location so you’ll have to experiment with different ISPs to choose the most suitable option.
NOTE: When choosing your ISP or gadget I’ll advise you go for the best specs; for your internet provider, go for the one with good 3G or 4G coverage. For your gadget, a laptop with 4GB RAM and above, 250+ GB ROM, a powerful processor and good battery life should serve you well.
- YOUR PASSION: If you really want to make money online in Nigeria, then you need to have burning desire for it, irrespective of what people may be saying. Your passion is also what will keep you moving forward when it seems like things is not working for you as planned.
Now that you’ve gotten the above in place, it’s time I show you some of the ways as to which you can make money online in Nigeria.
Are you ready? If yes, let’s dive in straight away!
10 Ways to Make Money Online in Nigeria
This is the most trending means of making money online in Nigeria and I’m sure you’re aware of this. People like Linda Ikeji, Jide Ogunsanya, Uche Pedro, Afeez Makinde and many others has been making money right from the time they got the secret to how money can be made through blogging in Nigeria.
I can’t tell you that blogging is easy or tedious but all i know is that if you having burning passion to make it like other people (Top Nigerian Bloggers) I mentioned above, then you’re going to make money blogging in Nigeria.
All you need is few capital to create your own blog. If you’re a student or don’t really have money, you can start for as low as N5,000 to buy a domain name and you will have to learn how to create a blog using Google free publishing platform, Blogspot. Many YouTube videos and article are there on the web to help you.
This should be my number one way of making money online in Nigeria but most people aren’t convinced enough that Freelancing really pay in Nigeria.
What is Freelancing?
Freelancing is an act of offering services by selling your skills to your prospective clients without a long term contract agreement and you get paid.
Like most online businesses, freelancing offers flexibility, more time to engage in other activities and general convenience while making money. If you have skills or services to offer then freelancing is another way to make money online in Nigeria.
The amazing reason why freelancing is my best source of income is that, I can make X10 money i make from blogging (in a year) in just 1 month! Freelancing is a very lucrative online business, especially to the black hands of Nigeria’s smart entrepreneurs.
What are the high paying skills to make money online in Nigeria?
Skills like web design, graphic design, Content writing, online marketing etc. are amongst the wide variety of services you can start offering as a freelancer.
Some may ask, how can I start selling my skills? The following sites are among the top freelance sites which bring together buyers and sellers of different skills and services; Jo-lancer, ASUQU, Fiverr, Upwork, Craigslist, SourceGig, Elance and Alance.co.
If you’d be going into freelancing, you’ll need to familiarize yourself with these sites. But read this guide on starting out as a successful freelancer in Nigeria. This article will help you with the strategic tips on how you can start making money online in Nigeria as a Freelancer.
Do you know people are making real money online in Nigeria with cryptocurrency?
In case you don’t know what I mean by ‘cryptocurrency’, it basically a digital currency. Example includes; Bitcoin, Ethereum, RedCoin etc.
People are making money insanely with Bitcoin and other e-Currencies in Nigeria. You can make up to a million naira trading any of these digital currencies.
This method requires a little arithmetical skill because you’ll dealing with figures at constant changing rate. There are several ways to make money using this medium; mining and cryptocurrency exchange are among the many ways to make money with cryptocurrency.
As the name suggests, affiliate marketing is a form of marketing in which you’re credited a specified amount (known as commission) when someone purchases or use the service or product in which you’re marketing.
How does affiliate marketing works?
At the point of registration as an affiliate marketer you’d be given an affiliate link, if anyone purchases or uses a service with your link you’ll be paid a certain commission specified in the terms of service.
In clearer explanation, let say i have a big company that sells shoes. My marketing team will have a section for “affiliate marketers” where any interested person that i didn’t hire, will sign up to help me sell some of my shoes.
Remember, i didn’t hired them (affiliate marketers) but they can help me sell the shoes while i give them commission on each pair of shoes they sell. Let say, they sell the shoes at the rate of $100 and commission on each shoe is 20%, that means i will give them $20 on each shoes they sell.
If they are consistent and very brilliant in marketing, they can sell like 20 shoes per month, which is $20 x 20 shoes….. They make whooping $400 in a month!
Some of the places you can work as an affiliate marketer includes; Jumia, Alibaba, Amazon, clickbank etc
Marketing as we know it is the promotion of a product or service.
Today, marketing has now gone more digital which means you can promote your product or service at the comfort of your home. Some firms pay good sums to promote their product or service online.
Unlike most ways of making money online, digital marketing requires adequate training. Therefore, it’s pertinent you get a good knowledge in this field before jumping in.
After your training you’d be able to make money online in Nigeria while offering digital marketing services.
There some skills you can learn under digital marketing to make money online in Nigeria. They includes:
- Search Engine Optimization (or SEO): This is the process of ranking a website high on search engines (like google, bing, yandex etc.) in order to gain traffic. This skill is enough to fetch you the average of $250 per month…
- App Store optimization, ASO
- Video Marketing
- Music Promotion
- Content Marketing
- PPC, CPC, CPA marketing
- Social media marketing
- and so on
You can learn any of these and start making money with them.
Social Media Influencing
There are average more than two billion users of social media daily and I’m sure you’re one of them. Social media has turned to useful money making machine as there is advancement in Information Communication Technology, ICT.
If you really want to make money online in Nigeria, then you need to learn all the hacks to turn your social media profiles to what earn you money.
There are several ways you can make money online with social media but I will not like to pin you that with its explanation right on this page.
Here is an article I’ve wrote about how you can make money on Instagram, reading the article will give you all the ideas you need to make money on other social media sites, especially the famous Instagram
This is the opposite of blogging. In blogging, you’re going to deal with sharing of information through texts on your blog with your readers in order to gather more traffic, sales or money.
But Vlogging is somehow different. All you need to do is to create a very useful video and start sharing with your subscribed audience on YouTube.
Yes, Money can be made on YouTube with your creativity either you’re a comedian, singer, techie or digital nomad, you can make money online in Nigeria by sharing videos on YouTube.
There are many ways to Make Money on Youtube, it can be Google AdSense or Promotional offers (A.k.A Sponsored Post). I know few people who are making hefty income by just sharing their videos on YouTube.
There are different companies that needed reviews or rating especially the start-ups in order to build more trust and acquire more customers. So to achieve this, they sometimes bring up an opportunity for people to rate or review them.
This is what I’m saying, If I’m just starting a new company or I have a company that I want people to buy or use my service, I will do anything legally to attract them.
If you’re a business owner, one of the best way to attract more sales is to build portfolios and good testimonies from customers. So, online survey is like building more testimonies for a company.
In most cases, these companies needed these reviews to know about how they can increase their productivity, branding and how to meet customers’ satisfaction.
If you’re lucky to participate in any of these online survey, then you’re going to make money online wherever you are, because these companies are going to pay you for your time.
There are tons of websites that conduct online surveys, among them is Capterra. You can get more of theses sites by searching on google.
Have you ever think of becoming an ecommerce entrepreneur, I mean selling of some products like bags, shoes and other but you don’t have money to start?
Here is the good news!
You can make money online in Nigeria by becoming a “dropshipper”.
What is dropshipping and who’s a dropshipper?
Dropshipping in simple explanation is selling of products without buying or having the products with you or in stock.
To save our time, this is what I mean;
If I have interest in selling the products on AliExpress but unfortunately, I don’t have money to buy and ship this products to my place, I can selling use a plugin a dropship to my website.
This plugin will import these products’ images, titles, descriptions and prices into my website. Then I will start promoting them on my website and if I can edit the details of each product.
The amazing thing is that, if a product cost $25, I can edit it to $55. If any person buy it, I will give $25 to AliExpress and my profit on that single product will be $30.
This is far lucrative than affiliate marketing if you are ready to invest. The investment is to create your own website and buy the AliDrop plugin.
A dropshipper is someone engaged in this business.
There are different type of e-Currencies.
This is the type of currency that can online be spend on the internet. They can’t be withdraw as physical money or currency notes until you exchange them.
There are different types of these e-Currencies such as the famous Bitcoin, Monero, and other cryptocurrencies.
We also have e-Currencies like Perfect Money. We also have the like of PayPal, Payoneer and Skrill.
Although, PayPal, Payoneer and Skrill can be withdrawn to local bank but the exchange rate by these local bank is very bad. Of course, they will try to make their own gain from each withdrawal but it’s better to exchange with a legit person if the money is below $1,000.
A lot of people has taken this as their serious job. They exchange e-Currencies with local currencies and thereby making some tip or commission.
These exchanger are making money from each money they exchanges.
Some guys has even upgraded to the level of establishing their own Cryptocurrency exchange companies and having a Cryptocurrency Website Exchange in Nigeria.
If you can learn the tactics behind it, then you’re going to join the leagues of guys making money online in Nigeria with ease of mind at your own convenience.
I’ll like to correct an illusion that is held by most Nigerians when it comes to online money making. Many people see it as a quick way to get rich, so they delve into the online space hoping the hit it big with a single shot and when things don’t go as planned, frustration sets in and everything goes south.
Making money online is quite easy but going into it to make it big immediately may be devastating. There are numerous ways to make money online in Nigeria today, most of these requires little or no skill(s) while some, you’ll need to be adequately trained. Whichever means you choose you’re assured of making money.
Above all, I will like you to take action on any of these 10 ways I’ve aligned above and come back here to share the testimony.
But NOTE: If you need to learn any of these skills, I and my team will passionately train you and guide you through the process of making money online as a freelancer. If you’re ready to be mentored, just shoot us a message by contacting us here.
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20 Ways to Make Money from Home in Nigeria During this COVID-19
Do you want to make money from home in Nigeria but don’t know exactly which of the available businesses you see online or those recommended ones to venture in? Well, I understand you, and how passionate you are, to work from home.
But why should you try to make money from home in Nigeria?
Well, the year 2020 has been one year people won’t forget in a hurry, a lot of deaths, the economic collapse of nations, mass lay-offs from the big firms, and lots of worry for people. About 22 million people lose their jobs in the United States of America (USA) and many people in Nigeria are automatically jobless and some are dying in hunger.
Among the many worries we have in this period hinges on our financial life, almost everyone is at home and the question is; how can we make money from home in Nigeria?
This blog post will expose you to the various ways you could crank up your financial life despite the situation at hand, and this you can do from the comfort of your home. What I’ll be showing you isn’t a Get-Rich-Quick or Ponzi scheme, these are proven ways to make some good cash.
One of these ideas could eventually turn into a career you wake up each morning doing, and they don’t require any degrees; if you’ve got basic elementary education, you can begin to explore these ways I’ll be showing you.
Let’s get started!
How to Make Money from Home in Nigeria (2020)
You’ve probably heard or read about this somewhere, but I’ll still say it; it’s the best way to improve your financial life, and you can do this without any form of boundaries.
Personally, I’ve earned a lot of money from freelancing and it is my number one source of income.
It saddens me to know that many Nigerians with profitable skill don’t get to make as much money as they should, people pay huge bucks for these skills on various freelancing platforms and some Nigerians make between four to six figures monthly via freelancing, it’s even a full-time job for some.
You don’t need to get an office, all you need is a good computer with a strong internet connection and you’re good to make money from home in Nigeria.
If you’ve got any skill (especially digital), then waste no time in registering on freelancing platforms – there are lots of them out there; Fiverr and Upwork are some of the most popular ones.
Check Here: How to Become a Successful Freelancer in Nigeria
Some sites require strict scrutiny and as such the probability of getting accepted is quite slim, but you can reach out pros to help you overcome this hurdle.
2. Graphics design
This is one of the most in-demand skills in the country today, if you’re good at this, you can make a good amount of money online in Nigeria currently.
These days, you find out that pictures are more visually appealing and receive lots of reactions than plain text, many firms, and freelancing platforms require the services of one who could create stunning, eye-catching graphics that will appeal to their various audience, this creates lots of opportunities for graphics designers out there.
Basically, you need a good laptop for this and the skill, even if you don’t have the skill there are more than enough mediums to learn online, once you’ve gotten to a certain level of proficiency, you could start applying for jobs and start making money from home in Nigeria.
3. Crypto trading
I must say that cryptocurrency trading is a very profitable business that doesn’t require much, but it comes with its own risks.
As we seek out better ways of making payments, financing contracts and more, crypto is greatly gaining acceptance by merchants and financial institutions worldwide, this implies more ease of doing business with the ability to pay for any product, anywhere in the world.
Asides being a means of payment, crypto at the moment is one big gold mine and miners around the world are constantly drilling its treasures. One of the best ways to make money via cryptocurrency is through trading – with this you can make a good amount of money in Nigeria.
4. Forex trading
Still on trading, although with a different kind of money – the real money! Forex or foreign exchange has been a viable means of income for quite some years now and the possibilities are just limitless.
Today, you don’t need much requirements to trade, just your smartphone, internet connection, and your brain. It’s even easier to learn the ropes of this business as more and more online courses keep dropping every day on how to trade better.
There are numerous platforms and apps (both Android and iOS) that you could utilize when trading, some even give you a demo account with some money in it so as to practice better ways of trading. It’s a pretty lucrative business once you master the art, and you can!
To learn how to make money from home in Nigeria through forex trading, I will advise you to enroll yourself to free resources available on YouTube and go to pirple.com to learn more about Forex and Crypto trading for free!
5. Content Writing
We all know how to write, from the less educated to erudite among us – at least to an extent. Content writing is quite different from actual writing and requires a lot to be mastered which could take some time to learn.
The ability to convey a message, capturing the hearts of the readers, via writing is one good characteristic of a good content writer. There are lots of cooperations out there wishing to pay you for this skill, as a freelancer, you can also make some money in Nigeria via content writing.
This skill requires a lot to learn, patience, and practice are some of the good ingredients that’ll make you a much better writer.
Check Here: How to Become a Successful Freelancer Writer
One way to level up your writing skill is to start writing on forums, creating a guest post on blogs and writing on social media platforms, this will boost your confidence and you could begin earning some bucks in the near future.
You may want to ask that;
How much does freelance writers earn in Nigeria?
Their’s no limit to what you can earn as a freelance writer in Nigeria. But your earning per each content depends on the agreement between you and your client. Some are earning 7-figures from writing.
But here is a gospel truth, as a startup freelance writer, you can’t earn up to 7-figures yet. Before you can be able to earn up that, you’ll need to gradually build your reputation and connect with people through pitching.
6. Affiliate Marketing
An affiliate program can let you make money from home in Nigeria by helping brands to promote their products, you get some percentage when a customer purchases a product or service via your affiliate link.
You’d need to look for brands with the best commission rate as some brands pay better than others, once you’ve got this, you could start posting your links on your social handles and watch your credit grow.
This is one of the easiest ways to make money at home in Nigeria, it requires no skill, no capital required to start up, just get registered and get started. Most tops brands include affiliate services for their customers and you can get some cash by jumping in on this.
7. Online Tutoring or Training
In our world today, more people are getting to learn online and online tutors get to make some money from home, you too can be one of them.
If you know a thing good enough, if you’re a pro at your craft, then you might want to impact your knowledge on other people seeking to learn. It’s just getting to record a video/audio of you explaining concepts while making money from the comfort of your home.
Before you venture into this, you need to be well equipped intellectually in whatever field you choose to cover, making sure also that you employ the use of up to date information. A good place to start your online tutorial journey is on Udemy, but there are other platforms to explore too.
If you need to train people and earn money quickly, you can use a closed WhatsApp group.
But most people are expecting great results by sharing their links on WhatsApp status and Facebook, this is not going to work!
To get more students to enroll in your training, you need to run paid ads on social media. You can read more about this on Google.
YouTube is a hub of information, entertainment, and learning, it’s one of the best platforms on the internet where you could get any information for free.
Asides these benefits, many content creators make a living with YouTube, many Nigerians are getting richer on YouTube and you can also make money from home in Nigeria as a Youtuber.
To get started, ensure you have a good digital camera or a smartphone with a pretty good camera, your chosen field, and good internet. Once you’ve got these, you are well on your way to increased finances.
Check Here: How to Start a Money Making Youtube Channel
This is pretty new, it’s a form of e-Commerce that allows you to own and run your online store from the comfort of your home.
We all love to get things done quickly, and the way we shop in the current world is getting much easier. With just a few clicks, you can get that dress delivered to you, purchase a new wristwatch, upgrade your electronics, or even get those little utility products which makes life easier.
With dropshipping, you can make all these possible for consumers and make money from it. You don’t need to have a physical space, but a virtual space (to host your site), hot-selling products and you could begin making money.
To make money from home in Nigeria through dropshipping, you will need to learn how it works and how to get started. You can check this article on how to start a dropshipping business in Nigeria.
10. Survey sites
Another good way to make money from home in Nigeria is through online survey sites.
These sites give you an opportunity to make some money while giving your opinion on certain products, services, or just general feedback. These platforms value your opinion as it’s critical to the growth of their business and as such they pay you for this.
You don’t need any skill to be able to make some cash via this medium and I’d say it’s the most easiest way to earn money from home, but there’s a catch; surveys are not always available and so this limit how much you can earn.
Check here: Best High-paying survey sites in Nigeria
11. Website development/design
Creating and designing websites pays quite a lot, this is a very viable skill even though its industry is saturated with a lot of inadequate developers and designers.
It’s been said that anything worth doing is worth doing well, this is one major factor that would set you apart from the rest of the bunch in a much-saturated market. The better you are at your craft, the more money you can earn.
This is a career for most Nigerians, there are also agencies dedicated solely to this field and you too can get to be among those making it in this field. A good laptop, and the skill – which you could easily learn online is a pretty good way to start.
12. Create an app
This skill is a very lucrative one but requires a lot to pull off, mostly intellectual. There’s an app for anything you want to do on the internet, but there are still some apps people need, and we need someone to create that for us.
Since smartphone users can’t create the apps they use, you could create something that solves a problem, games, or apps which increases productivity. You don’t necessarily have to redefine the wheel, you could make modifications to an app that currently lacks some features.
To get started, you have to learn about mobile app development (Android or iOS), have a good laptop, and ultimately the ability to solve problems creatively. The requirements may seem overwhelming, but you could take it one step at a time so as not to get frustrated, in the end, you wouldn’t regret it.
13. Social Media Influencing
Your social media profiles shouldn’t just be for photos, videos, talking about the latest trends or celebrity gossips, you can definitely make money on social media as an Influencer.
If you’ve got a huge follower base, if you get a lot of reactions from your followers, then this opportunity is for you. Many Nigerian Influencers make good money with their social media profiles.
As an Influencer, top brands reach out to you to promote their brand, you get paid when you post their products/services on their social media profiles. If you don’t have lots of followers, you can start building up so as to avail yourself of the opportunity to earn.
One of the best ways to become a social media influencer in Nigeria is to start Instagram comedy or skits. You can see that most people who are engaged in this business and they’re making money a lot. You don’t need to be funny, you just need to be creative!
I wrote a book of more than 4,000 words about how anybody can become a successful Instagram comedian in Nigeria. The book costs N5,000 but I’m currently selling at the rate of N1,500 only before the end of this month. If you’re interested in buying the book, Contact me on WhatsApp via 080 6886 6068
14. Social Media Manager
There exist quite some ways to earn on social media, and being a manager is one of those.
This job requires you to post engaging and creative content all in a bid to promote the brand. This is a big earning opportunity which you should take advantage of, and soon enough, the alerts will start dropping.
You have the opportunity to work remotely with some brands, although some top brands would like you to work directly from their office. There are lots of courses on Udemy, Skillshare, and YouTube which would walk you through the nitty-gritty of this field if you choose to venture into it.
You can make money from home in Nigeria as a social media manager by using gigs on freelancing platforms or by reaching out to business owners in Nigeria.
15. Selling Photos Online
Photography is one of the top-paying vocational skills in Nigeria but here, I don’t mean photography in the actual sense as we all know, but photography where you could sell your photos.
If you take good photos, you could make some money by selling photos on platforms like FOAP, and you can do this from home.
There’s only one skill required here, good photography prowess – that’s all you’ll be needing!
16. Voice Overs
If you’ve got a good male or female voice, and a clear pitch you could start making money with just your voice – interesting right?
Your voice would be used for voice-overs and commercials which definitely pays a lot. Many firms out there are on the lookout for you, just record your voice and make money.
You can get hired through freelancing platforms as well.
Blogging is one of the traditional ways to make money from home in Nigeria, many bloggers in Nigeria are making some good bucks via their blogs. Making money from home in Nigeria is very possible when you have a blog.
It’s very easy to start blogging; pick a niche (especially what you have passion for), get a good tablet or laptop, create your site, learn how to write, and you will be good to go.
You could also take online courses to help you improve your blogging career.
18. Create and Sell e-books
Many of us have ideas which could improve the lives of people around us, we have stories which could inspire someone out there to become better, we sometimes think of getting to write a book but when we consider the time, effort and resources required to write a book, we just call it off.
With e-books, you don’t really need much resources, just write, publish, and start making money.
They are lots of publishing platforms out there – Amazon Kindle is one good option and you should utilize it. You can also sell your eBook on social media but with paid ads.
19. Data Entry Jobs
Companies around the world deal with a lot of data from customers and other sources, sometimes it’s difficult to organize these data, and hence they look to freelancers to help with the tasks.
This is a simple job you could do on your smartphone and start getting paid. Two of the best platforms you can get started are; Clickworker and Smart Crowd.
20. Real Estate Marketing
Real estate investment is one of the most lucrative business in Nigeria and anywhere in the world. But these people involved in real estate investments need some people to help them market their properties and they pay commissions according to whatever you help them sell.
You can make a N500,000 from selling a property! But you will need to market the property until you finally land a client and you close the sale.
You don’t need an office, all you need is to find a real estate company that accepts agents and you’re good to make money from home in Nigeria.
In the future, I will be talking about making money as a real estate agent or marketer and top real estate companies you can partner with. For now, you can search on Google to get the best one to start with.
…and over to you – How to Make Money from Home in Nigeria
Now you see how easy it is you could make money from home in Nigeria, you don’t necessarily need a white-collar job to make good money – even if you have one, you could still get to add any of the above to increase your stream of income.
If you can learn a digital skill, you can make millions of Naira as a freelancer and, you can join the world of real estate as an agent or marketer, till you think of starting your own agency.
I hope this blog post help. If you have any questions, the comment box is open and I will be glad to attend to you.
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How to Start Making Money on YouTube in Nigeria – and Tips to Grow Your Channel
Do you want to want to know how to Make Money on YouTube in Nigeria?
I’ve been receiving different messages regarding this question and some even ask how they can start a YouTube channel in Nigeria. I know you’re here to get an info about this legit online money making business and I’ll try my best to give you well-detailed information regarding this topic.
Since the advent of the internet, the doors to making money online, especially in Nigeria has been widely opened and lot of smart entrepreneurs has been passing through it. The internet hasn’t just helped facilitated financial buoyancy in the tech world alone, but it cuts across all works of life – be it medicine, agriculture or even commerce.
The tech world has given birth to so many forms of technologies that has changed the lives of many, one of such technologies is YouTube. The company which was founded in 2005 and now owned by Google is the world’s biggest video hosting platform with billions of viewers making use of the site daily.
With YouTube, one can learn of lot of useful stuff, watch trending videos, follow live updates (like sporting events). These and many more you get to enjoy while using this service.
Asides the educational benefits, there exists some financial benefits which many do not know about, in fact it’s a full-time job for some. Today, I’ll be showing you how to make money on YouTube in Nigeria. This post is for those wishing to start, if you already in it, no problem you could still learn a thing or two.
Requirement to Start a Money Making YouTube Channel in Nigeria
Before moving forward, here are some things you’d be needing in other to start racking up the cash on YouTube.
- A good camera
Before thinking of how to make money on YouTube in Nigeria, you should know before now that your number one tool is “Camera”. Without telling you, you know very well that YouTube is all about videos and a good camera will go long way helping you get started as a newbie YouTuber in Nigeria.
We are quite lucky to have smartphones these days with good camera that can be compared to the likes of Canon, Nikon or Panasonic cameras. You could start with a smartphone camera (preferably iPhone), you could then switch to quality DSLR camera as time goes on.
Check here for the: 10 Best Camera for YouTubers
- Internet connectivity / IT Gadgets
After recording your videos you’d be required to upload them to your channel. Your videos might have some glitches here and there, some places to cut and more – you’d need a good laptop or smartphone to edit those videos.
- A space with good natural or artificial lightening
Some YouTubers call it studio, but you could get a good space with adequate lighting facility, it could be natural or artificial. Among the both, I’ll recommend an external lighting device which should provide you with proper light for a much crisper video.
These devices can be bought from any electrical store or online, their price ranges from a low as N10,000 to N150,000 – the higher the price, the better the quality.
P.S. Go for devices with adjustable lights, else some of your videos might get overly exposed.
- Sound Device / Microphone
This is arguably the biggest challenge for YouTubers in Nigeria and the world beyond. A good video with matching sound quality is top notch and keeps the viewers glued to your channel, if a viewer stretches their ears to listen to you, they might just get discouraged and leave your channel.
Yes, your recording device (a smartphone or digital camera) might have a microphone, but the quality of such mics isn’t a good as you’d want, with this in mind you’d be visiting the market or online store again to get a good external microphone. Some of the best brands to choose from will be the Rode, Shure, Heil, or BlueYeti.
- Pick a niche
To succeed as a YouTuber in Nigeria, you’ll need something to focus on – a niche. Every top YouTuber you see today has a field which they focus on and create contents related to such field – it could be tech, fashion, entertainment, education, finance and any other field you could think of.
Now, let start taking about how you can start and make money on YouTube in Nigeria;
How to Start a Channel & Make Money on YouTube in Nigeria
1. Sign up for a YouTube account
To get started visit https://www.youtube.com for desktop, or https://m.youtube.com for mobile devices. After this, click on sign in and login with your Google account – you’d have to create one if you don’t have any.
After signing in, search for a video and try commenting on it and you’d be prompted to create a channel.
- The next screen will require you to choose your name, or a brand name, below it you have to choose from a list of categories – Product or Brand, Company Institution or Organization, Arts Entertainment or Sport and Others, these are the options available for now. With this you’ve successfully created your YouTube channel, next you have to add a channel art and channel icon.
The channel art and icon can be likened to Facebook’s profile photo and cover photo respectively. You could change your art and icon whenever your want, you have to make it look vibrant with a recommended size of 2560 x 1440 for the channel art.
After adding these, a page description, contact info, email and more will be needed to set up you new YouTube account.
2. Start Growing Your Channel
Yeah, you want to make money on YouTube in Nigeria, you want to be a top YouTuber, you’ll need to grow your fanbase and I’ll show you how.
You can grow your YouTube channel in Nigeria using:
- Social Media:
YouTube make money from ADs, (more) people will need to view these ADs for you to make money from YouTube. These people in question here, are your subscribers – before now you should have a social media account, you could as well create a page or handle(s) that’ll collaborate your channel.
When you upload a new video, it’s a nice idea to let your fans know by posting it on your social handles, with links to the video as well – this will let more of your fans know about your latest video. With this, you’d see your subscribers grow.
Another option here is to post it a link to your video on your website or blog, if you don’t have one, you could use Nairaland – posting the link with some descriptions in the related section.
Note: The more people that watch your videos, the more chances of making huge money!
- YouTube SEO
Oh yeah, there’s also SEO for YouTubers, and if you have to make money from the service in Nigeria, you have to utilize this fully with these tips;
How to Properly Do YouTube Video SEO in Nigeria
- Using appropriate tags
What are tags? this are search terms or words you made mention of in your videos. Since search engine crawlers can’t watch vids, they depend on what’s written in the tags when indexing YouTube videos.
When using tags, be sure to use tags that you think viewers might likely search for, words or phrases you think most viewers will likely use when searching for videos on YouTube.
If you own a food related channel and you make a video that teaches ‘how to make egg sauce’, you could use tags like “egg sauce”, “how to make egg sauce”, “types of egg sauce”, “materials needed for egg sauce”. Your tags must be written between the double colon as above, it could also be a word or a phrase – but whatever it is, it should relate to your video.
If you find these phrases difficult to acquire, YouTube’s analytics portal will be of help to you.
- Caption / Translations
YouTube offers an automatic caption service, an AI powered service that transcribes your videos for you. This transcription service is mainly meant for those with hearing difficulties. Search crawlers also use this indexing YouTube vids.
If you want to make money from YouTube in Nigeria, you have to transcribe your videos yourself as Google’s AI isn’t perfect, especially as it doesn’t understand our local language – which you might use at some point in your videos. YouTube gives you an opportunity to add a transcript to your videos; this will make those crawlers comprehend your video better.
This part is key to making money on YouTube. The description tab on YouTube can fit up to 5,000 words and you should utilize this better. This tab is meant for giving your viewers what to expect from the video, – timestamps, affiliate links, download links and more will be in this part.
The search crawlers also consider this part – especially to early parts of your descriptions. For better results, it’s advisable to write affiliate links, and other non-related on-video content at the bottom, while on-video related content should appear at the top.
- Use eye-catching thumbnails
A thumbnail in case you don’t know, is the image that appear on the video before it starts playing, this isn’t SEO per se but it’s required.
A compelling thumbnail that depicts what your viewers might see in the video will be tempting to anyone. YouTube provides a list of three possible thumbnails to choose from automatically after uploading your video, you could choose any one of the three or you could create a custom thumbnail as some YouTubers in Nigeria do.
When creating a custom thumbnail, please ensure that it isn’t misleading and deceptive, this is strongly frowned upon by YouTube and you could be punished if caught. Your custom thumbnail should give your viewers some hint on what to expect from the video proper, so use a compelling one and not something deceptive.
Now, let talk about the big deal, monetizing your channel and making money from your YouTube Videos in Nigeria…
How to Monetize & Make Money on YouTube in Nigeria
Right now, you must have had some good numbers of subscribers (if not, ask them to), and you’re ready to start making money from YouTube in Nigeria.
Important Notice: Before we begin it necessary to know that before you can monetize your channel your must have gotten 1,000 subscribers and 4,000 watch hours – you could get to see these stats using YouTube’s analytics engine. If you’ve gotten this, let’s move on!
- Some requirement; A domiciliary or Nigeria bank account which you should already have, or a PayPal account.
Ways to Make Money on YouTube in Nigeria
- AdSense by Google
This is another way to make money on YouTube in Nigeria – utilizing the AdSense option. AdSense displays ADs just like Google ADs, but unlike Google AdSense, it’s displayed between the video and not and the beginning.
Google AdSense can’t be skipped; you’d have to let them finish playing before you continue the video. One good thing about this form is that it can be placed at a strategic time which you could set.
How to Be Eligible for YouTube Monetization Program in Nigeria
To be eligible to display Google AdSense, click on ‘My Channel’ tab >> click on ‘Video Manager’ and >> enable ‘Monetization’.
Once this is done, you will be reviewed and if approved, you can start displaying channel should start displaying Google ADs – an AD that you can skip after few seconds before heading on to the real videos.
To get started with AdSense, visit https://www.google.com/adsense/ and click on “Get Started” to register.
- SPONSORED ADs
This is another way to make money on YouTube in Nigeria, and this isn’t hinged upon the watch time or subscribers – it’s not based on Google.
As a YouTuber, you could get to the chance to review the product(s) of top brands in the country, you’re being paid by the brand to do this. You’ve got to be the best in you’re craft for top brands to walk up to you, a good subscriber base is also needed.
Aside reviews, you could make a video about a topic and in between, you get to introduce the product or service, talk a little about it, and then continue with your video.
- Affiliate Marketing
Here is another opportunity to make some good money while doing YouTube videos.
As you already know, most of the time you’d be talking about a product or service offered by a brand, most likely you’d be using the product. While telling your viewers about the product or service, you should drop an affiliate link to it in your video description, you’d get some percentage when a subscriber gets to use it.
These tips will really help you to start making some money on YouTube in Nigeria, but to keep the money coming by here are some things to keep in mind;
- Consistency is Key – You’ve got to remain consistent in this business, else you’d begin losing subscribers, you need your subscribers to make money, you need to create contents to keep them coming back – not just gibberish contents, but quality contents.
- Quality Content – How good are your contents, what value do they bring? These are some questions you need to answer, if you deliver quality on a consistent basis, you’d make more money and it’s as simple as that.
- Engage your audience – Engagement has a lot of positive impacts on your brand as a YouTuber, get social with your subscribers, answer questions asked on your video, be open to constructive criticism from your audience – try to improve after each video.
WRAPPING UP… Now you can Start Making Money on YouTube in Nigeria
So, you’ve started your YouTube career or wish to start one don’t get discouraged as it might be difficult for you at the beginning, but with time, things will get to fall in place. A lot of top YouTubers in Nigeria went through this process, and you too can.
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That’s it about YouTube and making money from it; I hope this really help.
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How to Start Making Money as a Youtuber in Nigeria
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Conclusion — Making Money as a Youtuber in Nigeria
YouTube allows creators from all over the world to not only share their ideas and work with the public but also earn money from it. You can become one of those bloggers and channel owners and get rich legally with YouTube. All you have to do is follow a few simple steps you’ll find out in this video.
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