13 Best ways to make money online in Nigeria as an unemployed graduate

I want to show you how to make money online as an unemployed graduate in Nigeria, though it is not easy but it is worthy.
I am discussing nothing illegal so brace yourself and put your head to the ground, no other site will give this kind of revelations.
One of the worse things that can happen to a graduate in Nigeria is to be unemployed, but you know what is worse? A BROKE UNEMPLOYED GRADUATE!
The Nigerian economy is nothing to write home about and the government does not really care about us, except your parents are part of the echelon or so called political elites.
Being a broke and unemployed graduate comes with all sorts of well packaged insults, from people making rude remarks to family getting fed up of feeding you continuously.
This comes on the back of the after effect and joy of rounding up from NYSC, when reality sets in and the allowance stops.
This leads to a situation where you have to stand on your feet, since there are no jobs, it is advisable you create your job.
This post will show you how to make money in Nigeria as an unemployed graduate, and if this does not help you, I wonder what else will help you.
There are tons of ways to make money in Nigeria as an unemployed graduate and this post will show you how I earn and how people around me too make money in this dire period of Nigerian’s existence.
Earning money without a job on the internet is not rocket science, but i will group this making money directive into two:

  • Making money online as an unemployed graduate.
  • Making money offline as an unemployed graduate. (part 2 for those who dislike the online methods)

This will put us all in perspective and makes it possible for you to decide on which avenue you wish to follow.
Some people will be interested in trying the online tips out, so I don’t want you to jumble reality and virtual reality up.

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Making money online as an unemployed graduate.

I will use myself as a case study as this is really where I earn the bulk of my livelihood. This is really fun and all though there abounds so much negative news flying about, making money online in Nigeria has being really great and fun for me.
While I use just some methods, I will go ahead and list all the ways you can earn online as an unemployed graduate, youth and teenager in Nigeria.
Without much ado, let’s enter into all the avenues to make real money online in Nigeria for all unemployed graduate, youth and teenagers.
Before we continue, let me just degree and give a lists of things or tools you will need to make this process easy for you

  • Personal computer (Laptop or notebook is preferable).
  • Power supply (at least 12 hours per day)
  • Stable internet connections
  • Patience and dedication
  • Money (To fasten the process: to pay for advertising or premium services)


Blogging has been an easy way out for me, this website you are on is a personal blog where I provide valuable information to the public. Just like you, they get to trust and even pay for some services that I render.
Blogging is an online journal where you documents anything you want, but if you can put your business cap on, you can actually turn this to a full time business like me.
I make money from blogging in the following ways:

  • Google adsense
  • Affiliate marketing
  • Selling advertisement.
  • Product creation and selling.
  • Creating courses.
  • Mentorship
  • Services like writing, web design jobs

As a blogger, all you have to do is to keep an online journal or diary of information, happenings around you, ideas you want to share, tips you know… just anything and the sole aim is to build a loyal readership or fan base.
This are people who are interested in what you have to say and they are called TRAFFIC in the blogging terms. All you have to do is update regularly and engage your readers properly.
Engaging you readers’ means that your discussion must be targeted and it is referred to as your NICHE in online terms.
Your niche is the area of life or society that are website or blog is created around. It is the basis of every discussion on your blog and this narrowness is what will drive people who are interested in your topic to come aboard.
As a heads up, here is a list of hot and trending niches in Nigeria that you can build your blog on, this will make it easier for you to grow your website traffic faster too:

  • Entertainment and news.
  • Relationship and sexually related contents
  • Schooling and traveling overseas.
  • Make Money Online
  • Job, Career and mentor-ship.
  • Health and family living.
  • Education including Admission and UME
  • Network Cheats and phone hacks
  • Inspiration
  • Blogging
  • Finance adviser
  • Fact base.
  • Politics and social welfare. Etc.

Where to begin blogging in Nigeria:

Note: These are free blagging platforms that allow you to build a site quickly and for free. Start with these, get a feel for how this whole blogging thing works, then you can move on and buy your own domain name and hosting. You can ask for my help when you are ready


This is definitely an under-exploited way in which you can makr money online as an unemployed graduate.
This is pure online business where you basically import goods for cheap from countries like China, japan, United States, United Kingdom etc.
The nitty-gritty of this business has been kept a secret for too long and a lot of guides have been circulating the market but it is still hard to find one that touches the subject properly.
So we made a free report on importing from china to Nigeria, download now.
This is very lucrative and once you can get the ropes, you will always smile to the bank because the rate of return on investment is very high compared to other business in the same category.
I advise, do not engage in this if you are yet to understand the process, you can also contact us for mentoring.
You will avoid some huge mistakes in the future by doing this.

13 Best ways to make money online in Nigeria as an unemployed graduate

13 Best ways to make money online in Nigeria as an unemployed graduate


Freelancing is another way to make money online as an unemployed graduate in Nigeria and all it requires is your brain and creativity.
Freelancing, as the name implies is actually working on contractual basis and getting paid Online, this has been made possible in the following ways:

  • Writing articles and getting
  • Carrying out simple jobs


Do you know that you are actually wasting your writing talent? With practically no audience and even money to show for all your effort into writing article.
The best you have gotten is a few likes and comments, nothing else.
What if I put it to you that there are websites online, you can write an article, minimum of 800 words and get paid for up to $150 depending on the originality, engagement power and uniqueness of the article.
Here is a list of some websites you can start writing for to get money

  • Listverse – Listverse pays $100 for each accepted post
  • TopTenz – TopTenz pays $50 for each accepted post.
  • A List Apart – A List Apart pays $200 for each accepted post.
  • International Living – International Living pays $75 for each accepted post.
  • FundsforWriters – FundsforWriters pays $50 for each accepted post.
  • Uxbooth – Uxbooth pays $100 for each accepted post.
  • iWriter – iWriter pays up to $15 for each accepted post
  • Matador Network – Matador Network pays up to $60 for each accepted post, but standard pay is around $20-$25.
  • The Penny Hoarder – The Penny Hoarder pays up to $800 (rarely), depending upon the number of page views you receive

I have also compiled a list of more than 100 websites, with the amount they pay you, the type and length of article they require of you, if you are interested, reach me through the contact us page


There are so many online job sites you can actually register on and get paid. Now, it depends on your special talent or expertise. The good thing about online jobs is that you can learn the trade.
There are so much you can be hired to do; from writing eBooks and articles, graphics designing, eBooks cover creation to voice overs, pranks etc.
Just name it, just think of anything you can do even as a Nigerian, there is already a market for your expertise.
Below is a list of websites you can register on to carryout online jobs and make easy money:

You can start with those websites, we will updates this lists frequently, so I advise you always come back to check for the new additions.
We will discuss more on this sites in upcoming articles especially FIVERR where you earn $5 for any completed job. You can even go over there and check the site out for yourself.


This is another way, a lot of guys really making money online in Nigeria. The idea is simple, PREDICT and WIN.
It involves predicting the possible outcome of footballing events and putting your money on it, the higher the risk in the prediction, the higher the returns.
But be careful, you can lose all your life savings in this venture if you are not properly guided.
You can bet on the following sports:

And there is this recent money spinner called VIRTUAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE, it is a computerized version of a real football league and you bet on possible outcomes.
The difference, here is that, in three minute a match is decided and you can see if your predictions are correct.
I would advise you follow the betting category of this site properly, as we will be dropping hints, tips and even free bet predictions and eBooks that will go a long way to ease your way into making money online from Nigeria through betting.
You can register on our indigenous betting sites using the links below:

Those two, are the ones I recommend as they have great odds and are very fast in giving payouts. Also, there customer care is very great.
You can do a Google search for more bookmakers or betting sites and even register on foreign sites like WILLIAM HILL (you can search for more). Like I said before, BE CAREFUL!

To learn more about virtual football league betting, goto : https://clickate.com/virtual-football-league-betting/


I believe you have been a victim of unsolicited SMS and mails from unknown individuals and companies flooding into your inbox a lot.
That is an example of SMS or email sent in bulk, unfortunately your number or mail address is in there list.
The catch here is that, the sender was paid to send you those messages as part of an advertising campaign and you cannot deny that most of them have been helpful too.
You can actually get your own SMS business running and also procure a large list of numbers and emails to send targeted campaigns, it could be for:

  • Politician and election campaign.
  • Church
  • School
  • Mosque
  • Group etc.

Whoever you are contracted to work for, you will definitely be paid handsomely for your job.
If you are interested, you can actually shoot us a mail through our contact page.


Ever heard of Konga, kaymu, tradestable, OLX and Jumia? They are all online stores and they act as an online store for buyers and sellers to connect.
You can actually make money online in Nigeria abundantly this way, Let’s assume, you imported some goods from china, (download our free guide) and you want to reach out to more people, all you do is to put your goods online on any of the aforementioned online stores.
This will make it easier for for your prospective customers to find you and buy from you.
You can also sell your used equipment’s and those house hold stuffs you have in excess, the opportunities are limitless.
It is really up to you. So register today and reach more people to sell better and earn more.


Honestly, I really do not know much about this and I am totally less concerned.
But I keep getting testimony and reviews about guy making money from it regularly, but also, hear about people who lose fortune to it too.
I mentioned it because it is also an avenue to make money online in Nigeria, if you really understand all that it involves.
There is this latest craze about bitcoin and if you know how much a coin is worth, you will stop being idle.
If you are interested, you can search on Google for good tutors that can put you through in-depth the techniques involved in making money through forex trading and binary options.


You all know what YOUTUBE signifies right? VIDEOS! You got that right.
All you have to do is to upload videos of any genre or categories; it could be funny, you trying to make a point or even teach something new.
You can use Google AdSense on your YouTube videos to monetize them and you can even start a video tutorial channels, where you can teach virtually anything to anyone and everyone.
The information and opportunities to start making money online in Nigeria are before you now. Use them to your optimum best.

Start work as a VA (Virtual Assistant)

Working as a virtual assistant, explained simply, is like being a secretary from your house.
A variety of people will be wanting assistance for whatever they do, whether they write research articles or run an online business, and that’s where you come in as a virtual assistant.
You should expect to be doing administrative work as a virtual assistant, so be prepared to employ skills like email response, data entry, examination of facts and organization of information.
It’s as simple as being, well, of assistance to your employer, but you’ll almost definitely need some customer service skills. Keep that in mind if you’d prefer a more “back of the house” position.
Where to begin

The person contacts you, you do the work, and you get paid ($4 per job, actually, because the site

Write an e-Book and sell online

Lots of people have begun putting out e-books for supplemental income (or in cases of great success, primary income!)
An “e-book” just refers to the idea that it is published through an electronic book vendor, like Amazon’s Kindle and Nook services.
Many e-books are rushed out in absolutely terrible condition; they might contain factual errors, spelling errors, formatting errors, syntactical errors- the list goes on. You can set yourself above the rest by putting more work into the presentation of the book.
A good cover will help you out a lot, as will producing a work of quality rather than quantity. You can find plenty of bad e-books that are making a little bit of money, but if you want the big bucks, you should really buckle down, and maybe even consider hiring an editor.
Conversely, you may be able to find work on the freelancing sites where you can get paid to write people’s e-books for them!
Sites to Use (to publish your e-books on):

That was a very long post on making money online in Nigeria as an unemployed graduate, youth or teenager, and i hope you found it very useful.
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