Nigerians have made millions on the internet, Nigerians are still making millions and they will still continue to make millions on the internet. Thousands of Nigerians are earning themselves millions of Naira online on a monthly basis while some earn enough online to quit their 7-7 job to become their own boss. The interesting part is that you can Make Money Online in Nigeria legitimately in 2014 without involving in any fraudulent activities. The industry is still in its infancy and there is still a long way for it to grow.
I created this post in 2011, and ever since then, I have been updating it with the latest methods Nigerians use to make money money online.
In previous times,I introduced people to Information Marketing, Blogging and Bulk Sms Business. But I noticed that out of the three of them, Blogging is the surest and easiest. Ask me why? If you start a blog, you can make money on it via affiliate, ads, information marketing and the likes. Just keep reading for more enlightenment.
You don’t have to be a whizkid or programmer before you can make money online . Your sex, age, race are not barriers to making money online. Once you are able to read this short piece, your success is guaranteed. Now, I know you should be ready to leave the poverty zone for prosperity zone.
I want to introduce you to a business Model that has worked for me and for thousands of Nigerians. It is called ‘Blogging’. You might be thinking ‘Olu, I failed blogging, please talk about another thing’. The simple truth is, ‘you are not doing it the right way’. It’s likely you are in the categories of blogger that:
Blog in a niche because someone told them he/she makes money from it
Are impatience (they want to start today, and start making $200/hour in the next 1 month)
Are comparing themselves with other bloggers
Lacks Motivation (no visitors)
Not able to face failures
If you are among the categories listed above and failed, don’t worry. I’m ready to help as many intending bloggers as possible to achieve their dreams.
Blogging requires consistent efforts. You don’t have to start a niche because someone else makes money from it. I’ve always tried to set-up an entertainment blog because I initially thought that was the only niche I can make money from. The temptation always come whenever I see the figures made by Nigerian entertainment bloggers. But I’ve always failed, nobody heard of the blog. I had to look inward and start something I have always wanted to do. Apart from that, I worked everyday to keep my blogs going even when I was making $zero. Be consistent, never be intimidated by the figures you see online, follow your passion .i.e. the niche you can be yourself.
Be Patient. There is a popular cliché we’ve always heard since when we were a kid. It says ‘ Rome wasn’t built in a day’. Sure. You just have to be patient if it seems nothing is coming forth from your effort. Those ads that promised $100/hour are bunch of pranks. Most of them want to swindle you of your hard earned money. Most pro-bloggers you see today don’t make a dime in their first year of blogging. My first 5 months of blogging was ‘horrible’. ‘Horrible’ in the sense that nothing was showing forth as compensation. Your start might also seems ‘horrible’. Horrible start – you check your blog stats and what you saw was 1 pageview. Meaning you are the only one that checked your blog. Just be calm, everything gona be aright. It’s just a matter of time and learning.
What if I don’t Know a Niche to Start?
Some people are like ‘I’m not pretty good at anything, I don’t know the niche to start’. The answer is simple. If you don’t know a niche to start, buy 5 books on a topic that interest you. After reading the five books completely, start sharing what you’ve learnt on your blog.
How Much Does it Take to Set-Up a Blog?
Blogger and WordPress are the most popular and commonly used blogging platforms. Both are free, but in the case of WordPress you need to purchase a hosting account. Meanwhile if you are using Blogger, you don’t need to host anything, just get a custom domain name. You can start a blog based on what you have in your pocket. I heard you say ‘That can’t be possible, I only have N5k’. With N5k you can get a custom domain name for your blog with N1,500-N2,000 and start blogging on Blogger. If you are buoyantly ok, you can start on WordPress.
How to Make Money Online Blogging
Making money from a blog is quite the easiest thing, but where the work lies is the traffic. Below are some means to make money from a blog:
Selling your own product
Affiliate Marketing and etc.
Hardly have I seen a day where I won’t receive calls/mails from some members of this blog and even visitors requesting for easy means to get an Approved Google Adsense account. But the funniest part is that their blogs have zero-100 daily pageviews. Do you think you can make anything with adsense from such stats? It’s quite impossible. The real truth is to work on your traffic. You don’t have to rely on Adsense alone. With enough traffic, you can accept direct advertising, sell your own product to your audience and the likes.
Now that you Know
Now that you now the right and easiest model to making money online, some will be like ‘what’s the next thing now?’ The next thing is to set up your blog, publish informative articles and start making money…… Wow! That’s easy….. yea simple but requires work.
You know what people say about blogging? They say ‘blogging isn’t a real business’. I agree with them because no business fulfils these features:
What business gives you the freedom to live anywhere with a wifi connection?
What other business can give you a 90%+ profit margin?
In what other business could you travel around the world while saving money?
Such business doesn’t exist aside blogging.
But how do you get started?
Before I begin, let me introduce myself to you. My name is Olusegun Fapohunda, an Undergraduate of AAUA. I make my living from my blogs, which Just Naira is one. So no nonsense, no fluff. I know how hard and frustrating it can be to get started when you don’t know how to get started.
I am going to make it extremely easy for you to blog. I am ready to help you get started immediately.
The most common excuses for not starting a blog are:
I don’t know how
I’m not a “technical” person
I don’t know where to start
What’s a blog?
How…what…where…what do I do?!
Those who are ready should click here to hire me. My team is going to do the hard work for you. You only need to compose the posts, and introduce strategies you wish to use to make money online.