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How to make money online in Nigeria as a student

How to make money online in Nigeria as a student

Students in Nigeria today, cannot depend on their family members and loved ones for money always they need to create an avenue on how to make money.

Campus life can be pretty hectic and costly, and the little income you get from loan facilities, parents and loved ones may not be enough. That is the reason why you need to think outside the box and look elsewhere for legal ways to generate extra income and make money.

What are the ways of making money online? Well, there are several opportunities online. All you need is time, internet facilities, an end device, or a smartphone. Here are several ways on how you can make money:

  1. Youtube channel platforms

YouTube channel is one of the fastest ways on how you can make money online across the globe and also in Nigeria.  Besides, this is a venture you can start with little or no capital. Going forward, you really do not require a lot of technical knowledge to run your channel. Knowledge of computers and a little creativity is all that you require. YouTube platforms are quite popular.

Daily YouTube platform receives several visitors.  With large numbers of visitors, a single channel can generate millions of Naira.  Your earnings will depend on the number of subscribers and view the content you post attracts and the level of engagement it generates. Some YouTube platforms to explore and search includes:

  • V blogs.
  • Tech Videos
  • Comedy
  • Tutorials
  • Blogging

Blogging is an effortless and cheap way to make money as a student; you need not to work in an expensive office if you are a blogger. You can blog right from your home.

Although blogging is easy and cheap to start, you need to have a lot of patience before you realize the desired results. You should also have the requisite research and writing skills. To start, you need to design a blog then choose a few niches to specialize in. Afterward, you will generate professionally researched and captivating content.

If you want to write and share your knowledge in any area you are passionate about, then monetize your gifts using a blog post. It is also advisable to undertake the necessary training to help you become a good blogger. Blogging is the easiest to start and the best way to make money online in Nigeria.

2. Facebook marketing

With over 4 billion users, Facebook offers a mouthwatering market for many organizations. Businesses are now using Facebook to market their products and services.  Some are looking for online marketers to do marketing on their behalf.

As a student in Nigeria, you can use your digital skills to offer these companies marketing services and earn an extra income. If you have large Facebook followers, turn your Facebook page into a vibrant marketplace and get commissions..

3. Email marketing

Also, other ways to make money online in Nigeria is through email marketing. Email marketing is a form of affiliate marketing that involves using an email list of blog subscribers to promote a specific company’s product or service.

Typically, you can send an email containing details of products or services you are promoting to a list of subscribers. Every time the subscribers buy the product or service using a link in the email, you get a commission.

If they also share the email to third parties, you earn a commission. This venture is easy to start, as it requires minimal capital. You can also do it in the comfort of your room provided you have reliable internet service.

4. Selling on 1kmarketplace

1kmarketplace is a Nigerian platform where buyers meet sellers for trade purposes. It is one of the fastest-growing websites in Nigeria. Selling on 1kmarketplace is easy and cheap. You are charged when using any of the premium services, as a student, you can sell products and earn a commission after every successful sale. In Nigeria, the 1kmarketplace platform is popular, safe, and trusted.

5. Copywriting

If you have a talent for copyrighting, several websites and platforms are looking for your services. Some websites are always looking for fresh content to expand their user base. They recruit new teams for content research, and editorial. They pay you handsomely to research and write for them.

As a student in Nigerian, it is easy for you to become a freelance writer. First, you need to get relevant training on the demands of the job. Afterward, you can register with available writing platforms. You should also have a powerful laptop and access to a reliable network. This online niche is ideal for students who are passionate about writing and who have free time to do so and who are ready to make money online.

6. Teach foreign language

The world is more or less a global village. Most people are trying to learn new languages that will make communicating with others across the world easy. Some want to acquire competencies in foreign languages to increase their chance of getting employed. Others do it for trade while some want to learn foreign languages because they are relocating overseas for further studies.

Whatever the reason, if you are a Nigerian student who is fluent and competent in a foreign language, you can provide online language classes. This venture is one of the most reliable and lucrative in our list because you will never lack clients who will pay handsomely to learn a foreign language.

It is also an easy and cheap niche to start. You can use existing online learning platforms such as to connect with potential clients looking to master a foreign language.

7. Software development

The world runs on information and communication technology, and if you are an IT student, you can make an income by coming up with innovative technology. You should possess the required knowledge in a programming language to develop new computer programs that seek to solve problems bedeviling humans.

Programming involves documenting testing, and deployments of relevant applications that result in an ideal software product. It is also essential to safeguard your innovation with a patent. Besides, it is not enough just to develop a website. You should also acquire suitable marketing skills. Once you get a buyer, you will sell the software and earn a big profit.

8. Podcasting

Podcasting refers to a digital audio file that you post on the internet for users to download and use. You can design a podcast that is available in a series. Your subscribers will receive new audio recordings automatically every time they log into a given platform. If you want to earn big money, sell the podcasts instead of giving them out for free.

However, for you to get clients easily, your podcast should be insightful, relevant, compelling, and original. The excellent podcast will generate a lot of traffic and active engagements to earn you big profits.

The podcast doesn’t require a lot of investments. Unlike online videos, you don’t need to set up an expensive studio. You record the audio anywhere and at any time and you will start making money online.

Finally, Selling photos

Selling photos online can bring a lot of income to students in Nigerian. If your passion for taking exceptional photos, you can post them on your blog for clients to buy. Alternatively, you can post them on stock online photo sites such as iStockPhoto and Shutterstock.

You have to be a talented photographer to attract high-paying clients. You should also invest in quality cameras and other accessories.

The advantage of this venture is that you will not require any complicated training. The opportunities are also very available, and clients are always looking to purchase unique photos for their sites or media platforms. Besides, your online photoblog can offer you the opportunity to make money online.




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