Is it possible to get genuine work from home jobs in Nigeria and get paid? This was the question my neighbor asked me early this year. If you are like my neighbor and you are asking the same question, well, the internet is full of opportunities to make money online.
Sincerely speaking you can find legitimate work from home jobs online that you can do from the comfort of your home and get paid in Nigeria.
University students can easily get a job on freelancing platforms like Fiverr, Upwork, Toptal, etc.
So in this post, I will guide you on how to make money either by taking online jobs from home or working online from home.
Hear me out! to take online jobs from home you have to be registered with freelancing platforms or any other websites that provide registered users the opportunity to get work from home jobs. Despite the fact that you can make money by doing online jobs from the comfort of your home, there are other ways to earn money working from home.
The best work from home jobs
1. Freelance jobs
Doing freelance jobs is a good way to make money from the comfort of your home and there are several freelancing websites you can get online jobs in Nigeria.
A freelancer is someone who renders services in a freelance platform and is contracted to buyers for short terms jobs.
In a recent post, I wrote an article on the best website to get freelance jobs in Nigeria. These websites are global freelance platforms, and even non-Nigerian can get freelance jobs by registering on these websites.
Below is a list of popular websites you can register with and get freelance jobs from any part of the world you reside in.
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Once you are registered as a freelancer in any of these websites, you will then create a freelance profile.
This is your portfolio. And this is how buyers reach out to you. Through your portfolio buyers will know the kind of service you render as a freelancer.
You don’t need to get a professional certificate to get certain freelance jobs online. There are professional and non-professional jobs you can do on these freelancing websites.
For instance, a typing job on Fiverr does not require you to own a professional certificate; what you really need is your ability to create a good gig that can appear in Fiverr Search engine and is appealing to buyers. If a buyer likes your gig he will definitely contact you.
Types of freelancers job
- Typing jobs
- Graphic designs
- Web design
- App developer
- Virtual Assistant
- Voice over Artist, etc.
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2. App developer
If you know how to create an app, then creating one is a smart way to earn money online.
Once you are through with creating them, you can easily upload your apps for free on PlayStore and get Google AdSense (AdMob) approval.
You can realize a lot of money from your efforts if people love your uploads and are willing to download them from Playstore.
If you love the idea of app development and you don’t know how to develop an app, you can easily learn for free on Youtube. Developing an app is easy if you will give it a try.
3. Personal blog
Owning a personal blog is one of the genuine work from home jobs in Nigeria. And it is one of the smart ways to earn money online from the comfort of your home.
It is relatively cheap to own and manage a personal blog these days. For as low as $2 you can get hosting from popular blog hosting companies like Bluehost.
Although it is cheap to start a blog, however renewals are usually very expensive.
During renewals, Bluehost pricing can climb up to $8 per month for the basic plan and some people might not be able to afford it.
Notwithstanding, if you don’t have the funds to start a blog, you can easily start a free blog at Blogger until you can afford to pay for one.
You can easily make money with your blog by monetizing with AdSense, promoting products and services as an affiliate marketer, and offering space for an advert on your blog.
4. Affiliate marketing
Affiliate marketing is a legitimate work from home job that really pays. You can either recommend products or services to the general public and make money in the process.
There are several businesses that sell products or renders services online; you can make good money working from the comfort of your home by becoming an affiliate marketer that promotes their product or services for commissions.
As an affiliate marketer, businesses you are signed up with rewards you based on your performance.
For each visitor or customer referred by your marketing effort that uses a service or buys a product from a business you are affiliated to, you get a commission.
For example, you can request to be an affiliate marketer for Jumia. All you will have to do is refer people to Jumia and get a commission when they buy a product.
Similarly, Payoneer is a financial services company that provides online money transfer and digital payment services to its users worldwide.
If you open an account with Payoneer you automatically become an affiliate. All you have to do is refer people to sign up for a free Payoneer account.
Payoneer will pay you and the person you referred commission of $25 once they receive payment to the tune of $1000.
There are several other online companies with a referral or affiliate program you can register with. You can search for them online and select the ones you are comfortable with.
To succeed in the affiliate marketing world, you need a personal website. You also need to be patient, as affiliate marketing requires time to master.
5. Paid Survey
Taking a paid survey is another way to get online work from home jobs in Nigeria.
First and foremost you will register an account on a paid survey website and with that, you will be able to take a survey on regular consumer products and you earn certain commissions after completing a survey.
Unlike other countries where you can earn well from taking several paid Surveys, in Nigeria paid survey companies are quite new and there is only a handful of them in the country. To earn reasonable money you need to register with several paid survey websites.
Note that this is a side hustle; there are just a few paid survey sites in Nigeria. So it is advisable to add another source of income to the paid survey jobs you do.
6. Become a Youtuber
If you are a user of youtube you will notice that there are millions of videos there.
Several YouTubers upload videos on a daily basis to educate people on what they know. These YouTubers make money from monetizing their videos through ads.
How to make money on youtube
You will need to open an account with YouTube and create a channel for uploading your YouTube videos to teach the world what you know afterward.
Then build an audience and monetize your videos through AdSense or by adding affiliate links to the description section.
For moms looking for genuine work from home jobs, I will suggest you become a YouTuber.
You can easily share your parenting lifestyle with your youtube followers.
Similarly, you can also teach people how to cook certain dishes or make pastries.
7. Submit stories online
Several media platforms are on the lookout for stories they can report to their site users therefore, they are willing to pay you for your stories. You can submit stories online to media platforms and get paid in return.
For instance, the Sun, one of the most popular media companies in the UK has a section on its website where they buy stories from people.
You can start making money online in Nigeria by keeping your eyes wide open for Hilarious, weird, or any surprising happenings and selling these stories to media platforms.
8. Teach online courses
If you are skilled at something and you are able to impact that knowledge to people; then you can communicate that knowledge to people online through ebooks and video lessons.
You can either own a personal website where you can share this knowledge and make money or sign up with platforms that allow you to list your work for free in exchange for getting small commissions from sales generated from your work.
Below are some good platform for teaching online courses:
- lynda.com, etc.
Note that there are several other sites you can list or teach your courses for free.
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