Want to start earning some dollars online as a Nigerian living in Nigeria?
Well, who wouldn’t want to. If you could earn just $100 per month, that’s more than twice the minimum wage in Nigeria.
And the good news is that making $100 per month is easier than many people think.
You only have to start an online business or create useful digital content, and you’ll be on your way to earning some cool dollars for yourself.
Here are a few ways to start earning.
Become a Software Developer
Becoming a software developer is one of the best ways to start a well-paid digital career.
As a software developer, you’ll be responsible for developing software applications for web, mobile and desktop devices, and get paid handsomely for it.
This is a skill that only a few can boast of, and the pathway to developing such skill is quite steep, so there is little or no competition if you find a good niche.
The average software developer in Nigeria earns around $2,000 per month.
Cool cash eh?
Become an eBook Publisher
If writing and research is your forte, then you could carve a niche as an eBook publisher and start earning some cool dollars.
All you have to do is join a global eBook publishing company such as Amazon KDP or IngramSpark.
Research popular topics in your niche, and start creating ebooks that readers would love to read.
It could take some time to rack up some book titles in your author name, but the more book titles you publish and the more popular you get in your niche, the higher you can earn.
The average eBook publisher in Nigeria earns around $1,500 monthly.
Become a Freelance Writer
Becoming a freelance writer is one of the fastest ways to earn dollars in Nigeria.
You could start right now and start taking up writing jobs that match your experience. The good news is that there is a writing niche for almost everyone.
As a software developer, you could become a technical writer who writes on how to use software products or solve software issues.
As an entrepreneur, you could become a business writer who writes on how to start different businesses or improve business processes.
Even as a student, you could become a research assistant who help other students do academic research work in related fields.
There is almost no limit in freelance writing. You only have to find your niche and position yourself to start earning some cool dollars monthly.
The average freelance writer in Nigeria earns $1,500 monthly.
Become a Virtual Assistant
The demand for virtual assistants has been growing consistently over the years, to the extent that Nigerians are now able to get virtual assistant jobs.
Before now, it was quite difficult for Nigerians to get virtual assistant jobs due to many platforms blacklisting Nigerians for not meeting a few skill requirements.
How time flies. Now, as a Nigerian, you could become a virtual assistant offering services such as writing, research, transcription, data mining, and even customer representation.
Recently, I read a story of a Nigerian lady who started her virtual assistant journey on Upwork, a freelance platform, and later got a permanent job that pays her almost $2000 monthly.
It wasn’t quite an easy journey for her, but it was achievable through sheer hard work and consistency.
The average virtual assistant in Nigeria earns about $1,000 monthly.
Become a Youtuber
If you’re good with cameras and love being in the spotlight, then becoming a YouTuber wouldn’t be a bad way to start earning some dollars.
You’ll have to find a niche that is interesting enough and sustainable in the long-term.
But most importantly is that you’ll have to create content that attracts and keeps viewers glued to your channel.
Most people start from a story-telling niche and then pivot their content to where they really thrive.
You could test things out by offering different kinds of content at the start of your YouTube journey, and then stick with the type of content that your viewers enjoy.
The average YouTuber in Nigeria earns around $1,000 monthly.
Become a Global eCommerce Merchant
eCommerce is one of the fastest ways to start earning in dollars and even get rich online.
The good news is that it isn’t as difficult as people make it to be. It is simply just selling stuff over the internet.
A global eCommerce Merchant sells stuff to a global market over the internet, usually via eCommerce platforms.
To make it quick, you don’t want to worry about building your own eCommerce website and integrating payment processing, so just stick with a few eCommerce platforms.
The ones you stick with would depend on the kind of product you intend to sell.
You could dropship on Oberlo or Shopify, or just sell digital products on Amazon or Teespring.
If you’re more inclined to selling local products to international markets, then you could just set up a direct sales channel with a merchant and ship products directly via DHL.
This could be a lot of work, but it’s definitely doable and gets some dollars flowing into your bank account.
The average eCommerce Merchant makes $1,000 monthly.
Start a Viral Blog
Despite what many would say, blogging isn’t dead. You could start a blog and make money from it.
But it has to be a blog about viral topics that people are interested in reading.
So, don’t just start another blog about Nigerian news or how to make money in Nigeria. You could become frustrated.
A viral blog may be niched or general-inclined, but it has to publish opinion pieces or short entertaining content about recent viral events.
You could get viral content ideas from social media, and then put your unique spin on it and publish on your blog.
But it’s important to note that having a viral blog could be very demanding, as you need to have your ears on ground and create a lot of content.
If you have the means, you could hire a few freelance writers to help you publish consistently, but that is no guarantee that you’ll succeed.
But if you choose the right niche and create the kind of content that can spark conversations among viewers, you’ll be on a good way.
The average blogger in Nigeria earns about $500 per month.
Become a TikTok Influencer
Do you have a ring right?
Do you have a mobile phone with a high-quality camera?
Can you dance and shake your behind?
Do you have creative, funny, witty and entertaining video content ideas you think people would love to see?
Can you make short videos that get people excited and clicking the share button?
If yes, then maybe it’s time to become a TikTok Influencer.
You could start making as much as $20 per day just by posting 2 short videos daily on a consistent basis.
The more followers you can gather and the more shareable your content becomes, the higher you can start earning and get brands to pay you as a TikTok influencer.
You have to enjoy it though and have some fun making your TikTok videos because this could easily turn into a lifestyle career that puts food on your table.
So, what are you waiting for? Tik Tok, your time starts now.