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How to make money from article writing in Nigeria

Updated on November 19, 2012

As long as you can write, you can make quite some good amount of money doing so, even if you are in Nigeria.

As I've said in many places, there are many ways to make money online but one of the surest ways that can allow you to build an online reputation that would last a long time is by simply writing articles.

What is an article really? It is simply making use of words and sentences in order to describe or narrate something or a subject to your potential readers. An article is meant to inform or educate your readers on a subject of interest. For instance, what I'm doing now is simply writing an article on how to make money writing articles in Nigeria and so by the time I drop my pen, readers who would read this would get an idea of what my topic is all about.

An article has a word count which refers to the number of words used in an article and for most professional articles, the limit lies around 300 to 500 words and you can make some good money if you can offer the service that is highly sought after on the internet.

Who needs articles? Well, there are quite a lot of people or companies that need articles like online publishing sites, blogs, news portals and even advertising networks. Everyone of them likes the traffic that articles can bring and the better your articles are, the higher you can get paid for it.

Ways to make money writing articles

Here are several ways you can monetize your ability asa write on the internet:

  1. Online publishing (Ad selling + Affiliate marketing)
  2. Freelancing

As an online publisher, you job would be to setup a website that allows you to write and publish articles and you would need to publish a lot of them to make good money from this business. The more articles you publish, the more traffic you can get and the more money you are likely to make. Online publishers can make money from their articles in Nigeria by monetizing their websites with advertising networks who will pay for traffic. A good examples is Google and another is Bidvertiser. Publishers can also make money by integrating their websites with an affiliate programme that works best for it. Affiliate programs are good for niche websites too. The good thing about publishing your own articles is that you stand a chance to keep making money from it in the long term although rates may be low in the short term. You can write for your own publishing site or for larger publishing networks and still make some good money passively. A good site you can write for is Hubpages.

Freelancing: This involves writing articles directly for money. A good example is freelance article writing and there are sites that offer this such as and a couple of others. You can also sell articles to bloggers and content owners who want your work. You will need to have online portfolio of your works so that clients would be willing to do business with you. You get paid a flat fee for your work once and you don't earn royalty on it or necessarily know where they would be used. The good thing about this method is that rates are normally higher for the short term than compared to article publishing.

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      5 years ago

      Your article is very informative. As for myself, I was out of money and looking for work when friend introduced me to the book: How To Make Mone at Home: A Quick Guide, by G.J. Fuller at It changed my life.

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      Nancy McClintock 

      6 years ago from Southeast USA

      Well written. Voted up.


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