8 Best Online Jobs in Nigeria
Do you know that you can stay at home and make a great deal of money via online platforms? This one is not internet fraud or scam. They are real paying online jobs that lots of Nigerians do and make cool money out of it. Do you also wish to learn how to do the same while staying at home? Then read on. You will be glad you did!
1. Writing Jobs
With the growing rate of blogs and websites, the need for writers has increased greatly to fill this great vacuum. Be it foreign websites or Nigerian websites, you can make cool cash by sitting at the comfort of your room!
All you need to do is to enroll as a freelancer on various online platforms such as Fiverr.com, freelancer.com, upwork.com among others. Otherwise, pay attention to various ads at the top, middle, bottom and sides of various blogs you follow. There are always opportunities for freelance writers.
Blogging is one of the most popular methods of making cool money via the internet. Blogging has become very competitive in recent times. However, if one can do it the right way, one can be guaranteed good success. The first step is selecting the right platform to use for your blogging purpose. There are several nice platforms such as WordPress.com, blogger.com, joomla.com etc. However, i will strongly recommend the use of Word Press; it is about the most flexible CMS platform to use for blogging. In fact, over 26% of websites are powered by Word Press.
Another important aspect is selecting a niche to write. It’s always best to select an area you are passionate about. This is important for continuity. If you do not love it, you are likely to quit on the long run.
Setting up Your Domain Name and Hosting is important because it is required to make your site content accessible to individuals around the world.
Once you start blogging and you get reasonable traffic, you can monetize your blog by applying for goggle AdSense etc. and phew, you are making cool cash.
For you to be a transcriptionist, you don’t need to have prior experience except you want to do something specialized such as medical transcription. There are myriads of sites that are looking for general transcriptionists.
All you need is a good command of English, strong internet connection, a headset and an average typing skills to get started.
Do not forget to enroll as a freelancer on various online platforms such as Fiverr.com, freelancer.com, upwork.com among others as a transcriptionist. There is a considerate ton of opportunities for transcriptionists.
4. Affiliate marketing
According to forbes.com, affiliate marketing is the process of earning a commission by promoting other people’s (or company’s) products. You find a product you like, promote it to others, and earn a piece of the profit for each sale that you make.
Locate products you love, promote it to others via your social media platforms, and earn a percentage of the profit for each of the sales that you make. Pretty easy, isn’t it?
You’re delighted because you earned a commission, and the company gets buoyant because they have a new sale from a new customer who might still come back. It is a win-win for all.
An important rule for affiliate marketers is this “Choose to promote products closely related to the niche your blog stands for” e.g. if you are promoting health care products, you should be blogging about health, if you are promoting finance products, you should have an entrepreneurship blog. There is no hard and fast rule to it but this will surely help.
5. Programming Jobs
Like we all know, information technology is the present and also the future of this generation. It is one industry where you are guaranteed of making great wealth if you do it right. And this sphere cannot exist without programmers. Programming makes a lot of things possible in our age. As long as there are technology advancements in our world, then programming is sure to sell.
Starting from websites, android applications, computer software, phone operating system, computer operating system etc. Hence there is a hell of a job for every programmer; they are the pillar behind the survival of the information age.
If you are savvy in any computer language(s) then congratulations, you have a job; lots of jobs are waiting for you to execute them on several freelance portals (Fiverr.com, freelancer.com, upwork.com)
6. Graphics Design Jobs
Graphic design has become very hot and competitive these last few years, so if you are a talented designer, you can make a lot of money either as a freelancer or by being employed by a company who constantly needs your service.
To make a profit in this business, you need to be savvy in the use of CorelDraw, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign etc. There are several DIY (Do it yourself) tutorials online to help you.
Both in written and video format do well to make use of these resources.
7. Sell products online
There are online platforms for you to sell your fantastic design templates if you are a graphics designer or a web designer.
You can sell your fantastic design templates for as much as $50 and as low as $10 dollars via websites like themeforest.com and envato.com. Once you put such templates online, you continue to get sales over a long period of time. You can imagine yourself selling a $50 template 10 times a month, that’s $500. And this repeats itself for as many templates you put on the website.
However, you should note that the quality of your template will determine your price.
8. YouTube Vlogger
You can make hundreds of thousands monthly by working as a YouTube vlogger.
All you need to do is:
- Create a YouTube account/channel
- Sign up for YouTube partnership program
- Create quality videos that can generate lots of traffic (such as comedy, animations, controversial videos, talent show videos)
Note: Don’t monetize a video that is not yours, you may be blocked.
What are you still waiting for? You have all the secrets that you need to make all the money you’ve ever dreamed of, so stand up, get to work, and start earning. If you are reading this post, it means you have all that you need to take one of the above skills and make some money, so stand up and get to work.
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