How to Make money online in Nigeria: Full and Complete guide with all the Tips!

Making money online has been the dream of an average Nigerian internet user. Sincerely, the assumption is well grounded, because it is still and will continuously be possible to make money online in Nigeria.
NOTE: You can use the information in this article making money online in Nigeria even if you are not a Nigerian and I will be updating it weekly, so stay tuned in.
But then this has been abused beyond its main purpose and I believe that you just like me has fallen to some online grand money making scam.
I have lost money, trust and even confidence in my fellow Nigerians who because of my sheer curiosity to learn any online business have reaped me of my hard earned cash, but as a determined person, I just can’t give up.
You must have bought countless eBooks (I am not saying buying eBooks is bad, but there is a difference when you buy from the right source than from a wrong and fraudulent source) and attended various seminars promising you the ultimate: making money in Nigeria easily and legally, but at the end, you are still left with that emptiness that comes from been confused and clueless.

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You are bombarded daily with information overload and you can’t help to question why your case is so special when everyone around, both young and old is already making money online like its getting free food.
The concept of making money online in Nigeria has actually been blown out of its required proportion, but I will show to you that it is even easier than you thought, in as much you know what to do, the right steps to take and the proper things to do.
If it is not possible to make money online in Nigeria, then what will you say about this individuals:

The list continues, but their names is not the purpose of this article, I just want you to know that there are people already making money online in Nigeria big-time and legally.
If I keep listing, then we might not leave here today, a big shout out to my fellow internet entrepreneurs. You guys make my happy always to call myself an internet entrepreneur.
So you see, be of good cheer, and you can even call me God sent, because this post is all you need as a definitive to show you in the right directions, to reveal all secrets and debunk all myths of making it big time in Nigeria.
I will not mince words and I advise you get a pen and paper or you download this article and my other resource as a PDF after reading (link below at the bottom of the post).
Heads up, this post is beyond your normal reading scope, with more than 3k words, it is not for the fainthearted.


Internet connection. Intelligence
Nigerian bank account: with a master card. Perseverance.
Right resource Uniqueness
Desktop computer of Laptop Confidence.
Cash (you need it in anything you do in life). Foresight
Power source Patience.



How to Make money online in Nigeria: Full and Complete guide with all the Tips!

How to Make money online in Nigeria: Full and Complete guide with all the Tips!

Before I go into the list proper, my first advice to you is not to try to do everything at one time, instead pick one that interests you the most and one which aligns with your previous knowledge, goals and passion.
That way, you will not get frustrated easily as before.
And you will not be slave to the frustration that is always induced by information overload.


A blog can be referred to as a diary (= regular record of your thoughts, opinions and experiences) that you put on the Internet for other people to read. And a person who rights a blog is known as a BLOGGER.
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.

It is in this engagement that you can monetize to make money online from your blog in Nigeria or anywhere else in the world.
Beyond all reasonable doubts, this is like the foundation and bedrock to making money online.
You actually need a blog to make your online money making process and experience fully simplified, and it can be integrated with other online avenues as we will see as we progress with this course.
Starting a blog is easier than before, as there are two of the best platforms to start a free blog for the time being, you can always get a hosting account when you have enough money, for a free blog, I recommend blogger and for paid, WordPress wins always:


Go to BLOGGER.COM (you must have a Gmail or Google account to benefit this).


You can make money from your blog in the following ways and they are outlined below:

  • Monetizing with Google AdSense ( with alternatives)
  • Affiliate marketing
  • Selling advert space and sponsored posts.
  • Offering services on your blog.
  • Products creation and sales.


The basic monetization strategy here is GOOGLE ADSENSE, after you have been able to build a steady readership by posting qualitative and helpful contents and your traffic is increasing steadily.
It is ideal to apply for AdSense. Go to Google AdSense it takes three working days tops for your application to be considered approved or not.
Now, there is a great tendency for your application to get rejected and even if they accept you, they can ban you for any flimsy mistakes, but do not get dejected, there are still better ways to monetize your blog.
With Google AdSense and its alternatives, you are paid based on impressions and number of clicks you get on the adverts on your site.
You see why I was talking about needing traffic before thinking about it.
But you can try the following Google AdSense alternatives, follow the links below:


There is even greater possibility to earn more from cost per action activities tan from advertising using Google AdSense and its alternatives (where you earn basically on the amount of impression and clicks).
In cost per actions, you are paid or you earn based on actions like sending leads to a squeeze page, making people to fill form online, taking free surveys.
There are just so many offers, but the downside is that, it is hard to get accepted, but if I can do it as a Nigerian then you can even do better (watch out for my post on CPA).
For a single lead alone, you can earn in between $5 -$70, depending on the offer you are promoting on your blog and website.
To me, this is a really another cool way to make online in Nigeria while blogging. (NOTE: You can promote offers too, through other means, more on that later).
My all-time favorites are MAXBOUNTY and PEERFLY


According to WIKIPEDIA “Affiliate marketing is a type of performance-based marketing in which a business rewards one or more affiliates for each visitor or customer brought by the affiliates own marketing efforts.”
Affiliate marketing is one way to monetize your blog, but it is painful that most Nigerian bloggers are so engrossed in the Google AdSense craze that they cannot see the light.
This is especially beneficial to bloggers with low traffic as one lead you generate can earn you between $10 – $100. It is that cool. You only need to promote products that are related to your blog discussion or niche and sit back and watch the money trickle in.
You don’t even need to develop your own product, because there are so much affiliate programs in the internet that you can join and start making your cool cash.
You can find a lot of Affiliate programs to join online and the sweetest thing is that, the more you know about a product, the more you are going to make sales.
This beats Google AdSense any day and anytime.
When you register, they provide you with affiliate links that you can cloak, put in banners or text, whichever way you deem fit.
Below are some sites to register now and start earning as an affiliate.

We have local affiliate programs like:

Do a Google search to find more and find one that you can understand and use better.
TIP: Check with your hosting provider, auto responder company etc., they may have an affiliate offer you are not aware off.
Register and you can also promote them on your blog to make more money.


Selling of advert Space Avenue a blogger with high traffic can earn money online in Nigeria.
Here, you are in control of the space on your blog and you are in control of the rate of advertising. It can be very lucrative when you hit a big deal.
Also, a post can be sponsored on your blog, it could be a press release, review of a product or even a post by someone else who wants to leverage your traffic for more exposure for their brand.
You can also accept to do reviews on other products, this is really another great way to make money and also get a free product.
Right now, Technology bloggers are enjoying a smooth partnership with Tecno, infinix by reviewing new products and in turn they get the product free and also get paid.
This is really a great money spinner as you decide on who to accept and the rate they will pay for each advertisement and sponsored posts.
You can start writing proposals to companies and firms, telling them about your traffic and the general idea of your blog (niche, brand, originality) to see if you can strike a deal. Good money.


This is one avenue of making money online in Nigeria with your blog that I really appreciate. Here you can offer services in the scope of your expertise.
For example, this blog is centered on making Nigerians financially free and we offer the following services:

  • Content management
  • Article writing
  • Search engine optimization services.
  • Blog set up and design.
  • Training on been an expert in any online money scheme; including blog design, article writing,
  • Product creation and sales.
  • Mentorship and coaching.
  • Business startup.
  • Job Search
  • CV Rewriting and mentorship and much more!

I believe you understand what I am trying to explain, always try to have a hire us or service page from the very first day you start to blog.
You should list all the service you can and also intend to offer to the entire world on it, that way customers will know what you do and how to reach you.
You never can tell.


This is another way to make money with your blog, here you create an information product, and preferably a PDF and you put it up for sale.
Before you do this, make sure you have been able to establish yourself as an authority and one knows what he is saying. That way, the trust between you and your prospective buyer bill be great.
Try and write an eBook and sell, it is a good way to take advantage of your visitors who are in search for evergreen information.
You can even convert your eBooks to amazon kindle format and put it up for sale at amazon, also you can use our indigenous Okada books to sell your eBooks. (More on this later, stay tuned)


This is one business that make it possible to make money online from Nigeria.
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.


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 and subscribe to the newsletter to get further information


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!


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.
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.

Get Paid to Take Surveys

I am adding this one as a simple bonus to your lists of things to do to start making money online in Nigeria.
There are so much survey sites you can register on and start making some simple income.
One site I have tried out well is 2CAPTCHA, Here you help them in solving captcha forms to check if human can understand it or not and you get paid after each complete one.
As with all online business, the secret is in been patient and you will see your dollars building up gradually
Also, some companies will pay people to take surveys so that that will enable them to get valuable consumer and user data.
It might not be the most interesting way to make a buck, but you can find websites like that offer cash for your opinions. It’s up to you though.
I have not really said much here about making money online in Nigeria, as I do not want you to get saturated with so much information.
One thing I can promise though, is that, this website is here to walk you through all the process you need to take to make money online in Nigeria.
I will regularly update this article, as it will be a one stop directory for anyone trying to get started on the money making possibilities as an average Nigerian.
If you are worried about how you will get your payment, don’t worry we will come to that, Step by step.
Making money in Nigeria is actually not a big deal, you just have to put your mind to it.
I hope you enjoyed this article, over to you in the comment box, what do you think about the ways we listed above and what other ways to make money online in Nigeria can you suggest to us.
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    April 29, 2018 at 10:42 am

    Wow ,this is interesting .i really like the conclusion part .thank you very much keep us updated.

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