Online Business Opportunities in Nigeria

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Online business opportunities in Nigeria are numerous. But in this article, I will give you some of the businesses you can do from the comfort of your home in Nigeria.  Online business has evolved over the years and will continue to grow until the end of the age. Today we see new businesses and various ways of making money spring from the internet daily.

People can easily buy and sell online without leaving their homes, some import items from various parts of the world from the comfort of their homes, without traveling abroad. There are also those who buy and sell goods without paying for the goods but make huge returns selling such goods and services.

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The Internet – An information Bank

Millions of people go online in search of information on various topics and subjects daily. Have you ever thought of the people that make these things possible? Have you ever wondered who are those that are behind these things? Do you even know that the answers and information you get when you search for vital information online are provided by individuals or groups of persons that saw the need of others and decided to bring the solution to meet those needs? Yes! And as they meet the needs, they make money, cool money without jumping from one bus to the other. That said, I will give you information on some of the online business opportunities that are available in Nigeria.

Online Business Opportunities in Nigeria.

In Nigeria, many graduate from school and are not able to get jobs. Unfortunately, people go to school to get degrees and not to learn how to make money. Therefore, young people who graduate from school go looking for jobs.

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Truth be told! There are no jobs, even when you get a job. There is no guarantee that the job will last or that the job will meet all your needs.

For this reason, it’s important to get a part time business even when you have a job.  

However, if you don’t have a job, you can create one for yourself online. Believe me, if you are able to discover what you can do and do it with diligently, you will be far better that someone that has a job. Become your own boss and employ others. 

Below are some of the things you can do to make money online.

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  • Information marketing
  • Blogging
  • Affiliate marketing
  • Freelance writing
  • Publish Videos on YouTube
  • Telecoms/Virtual Top Up (VTU)
  • Graphics Designer
  • Search Engine Optimization 
  • Digital Marketing
  • Mini Importation
  • Drop Shipping
  • Website Designer
  • Online Training

Having listed some of the online business opportunities in Nigeria, let’s look at them one after the other, so as to know where you can fit in.

Do you have any knowledge or skill you can share with others? Is there anything you can do to help someone solve a problem or meet a need? If yes then, you can be an entrepreneur online. You can make money online selling information to others. As a matter of fact, there are countless internet business opportunities in Nigeria, you can take advantage of. I am going to share some of these online business opportunities with you.

Information Marketing: This simply means selling your knowledge to others. As an information marketer, if you you know how to cook or prepare a particular food, make soap, make yogurt, start a fish farm, poultry farm or snail farm. You can package it in an eBook and sell it online  There is no limit to what you can earn with your eBook. It all depends on your marketing skill. 

It is also better if you have a blog. As people will part with their money when they can trust you. So a blog builds trust and confidence in any online business you choose to go into. 

That doesn’t mean you cannot sell your information without a blog. You can make a lot of money selling your eBook on social media if people trust your activities on your timeline. You can also design your social media page and profile in in way that will make people trust you.  For more info on that contact me on how to create an add on Facebook marketing.

Also, click here to read how to create a WordPress blog

 Blogging: I call blogging the mother of all online businesses. Blogging is sharing your knowledge or activities online and you make money when people visit your blog and click on advertisements when  flipping through your site. If you have google AdSense on your site you make money as people click on the ads. You can also make money through affiliate marketing by posting other peoples products in your blog. When people buy the products following the link you posted you get paid. More on affiliate marketing later.

 Interested in blogging? Click here to read my article on How to Create a Blog in Nigeria – Introduction to Blogging

Affiliate Marketing

This is one business that has made millionaires on the internet. There are hundreds of affiliate websites you can sign up with and make money daily weekly and monthly.

Some very popular affiliates sites are Amazon, Ebay, Click bank, Jumia, etcetera. You can also create an affiliate program around your product or service to enable people market your product and get paid in return. Just like the network marketer we see around us. They are actually affiliates who promote other peoples products and receive cash rewards foe their efforts.

Freelance Writing: 

This is art of writing for money. A freelance writer is one who is not employed by anyone but is hired by individuals or organisations who pay him or her to write articles for them. Such persons work at their own pace without pressure from the client. They give the time they can complete the work and submit to their clients. There are several websites where people also sign up to connect with people looking for writing jobs. some of these sites include, Fiverr, Upwork and more.

Publish Videos on YouTube:

 Making money from YouTube videos is one sure way to make money. No matter how you look at it. with YouTube videos you make money even while you sleep. That doesn’t mean you can start making money on autopilot without any effort. No, You must work hard to create your videos this requires consistency. The more videos you post, the more views and watch hours you get and the more your videos gain exposure.  When you get 1000 subscribers, you qualify to get Google’s approval for ads placement on your channel. As your audience grow, you make more money through ads.

You may also like: How to Make Money Online in Nigeria

Telecoms VTU and Recharge Card Printing Business: Telecommunication has come to stay. It is going going anywhere soon. Yes, as far as technology is concerned, this is one business that will continue to bring in money. In Nigeria, the statistics of airtime users show that over N2 trillion was spent on airtime and data in 6 months in 2020.

So if you are thinking of a lucrative business to start online, This is one.

Graphic Design: Are you a good graphics designer? You can sell your skills online and make huge profit. One thing you need to understand as is that digital products cannot be exhausted. You can sell tutorials on graphics design or you advertise your services on social media and freelance sites like Fiverr.

Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

With thousands of websites launched on the world wide web. The need for SEO is huge. There is a serious competition on the internet for sites to appear on the front pages of search results. You are are a tech savvy person you can learn the SEO skills and help people to high high on search result pages and get paid. You can get Free and paid training on Google or Udemy.

Digital Marketing:

Thousands of businesses are looking for a way to sell online. Providing digital marketing services for such people will enable you make money online. If you have digital marketing skills, why not sell your services to such people and make money from your skill? Digital marketing is here to stay as many businesses are now online. The time is coming when businesses that are not online will no longer be sustainable. Due to the new ways of selling online which does not involve huge capital to start. To sell online you don’t even need a website these days. With WhatsApp, Instagram or Telegram you can sell and make money. As a digital marketing expert, you can create a website for people on WhatsApp and make money.

Mini – Importation: An e-commerce business that enables you import simple light weight goods from manufacturers at a very cheap rate and sell in your locality with huge profit margin. To be a successful mini-importer, you need to have enough capital to buy at very cheap rate. Since you will be buying from manufacturers. The larger the quantity, the cheaper the price. So look for light weight goods are cheap. 

Click here to view full details on how to start mini importation

Drop Shipping:

Another branch of e-commerce that has huge benefits or return on investment is drop shipping. Unlike like mini -importation, drop shipping does not require huge capital to buy in bulk and ship to your country or city. 

Drop shipping gives you the opportunity to buy and sell products without shipping them to your locality. what you need is money to advertise your goods. The seller from whom you buy the goods ship them to the buyer. the only thing you do is place adverts for the goods online and when people see your adverts and buy from you. You take your profit and pay the seller abroad or locally the cost of the goods, depending on where you are shipping from.  (More on drop shipping coming soon).

Website Design:

Due to the increased demand for website visibility of businesses. the demand for website designers have also increased. So if you can design a website. You can Make money creating and designing websites for people. For full details on website design, click here

Online Training: With all I’ve said on this article, you can create an online training program for those looking for  away to learn one skill or the other. From the list above. Choose the one that can best work for you and train people on it. 

These are a few of the numerous ways you can make money online.  You can also create multiple streams of income by getting involved in two or more of the ones I have highlighted above.

Thank you for reading through. For more info contact me with the comment form. send a WhatsApp message here – 08185741226.



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My name is Mildred. I'm a Christian and a lover of God. I'm resilient and have complete trust in God. This blog was created to help others learn various skills that would help them not just to earn a living but become entrepreneurs that would become global Giants in business. Welcome to MildBizPreneur!

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