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How to start making money and passive income online in Nigeria

Updated on April 30, 2013

Passive Income Online opportunities in Nigeria

For many Nigerians who want to make money online from home or generate passive income this article is written especially for them. Making money online in Nigeria is not rocket science but that doesn’t make it a get rich quick scheme either.

If you want to make money online in Nigeria or are looking for passive income opportunities then here are 5 ways to make money legitimately in Nigeria:


Blogging involves sharing information and ideas through online blogs with an online audience. People who naturally find what you blog about interesting, let’s assume you like to talk about politics in real life, you could start a political/news blog where you share your opinion with your readers. The only drawback with blogging is that you have to pick a topic that has commercial value for instance; Cars, books, training, schools etc. what people pay for in real life and for which people are willing to make payment in real life. Most bloggers make money from advertising revenue such as adsense while others use their blogs to market their products and services.

Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate Marketing is the use of information to indirectly promote a product or service in order to encourage potential buyers who are also readers to make a purchase from an online store or business that sells that product. Let’s assume I have a website that reviews mobile phones, people who want to buy mobile phones but haven’t made a decision on what to buy will naturally find my blog useful in helping them make a choice of what mobile phone to buy. So if you’re an affiliate marketer you can specialize in reviewing products online that you’ll then share with potential buyers. You earn a commission on every sale a buyer makes through you.

Freelance Article Writing

In this day and age people want information for various reasons. Businesses realize that it’s becoming increasingly difficult to reach their target market so they resort to innovative ways of marketing their services online. But they can’t all write informative articles that can engage their customers so they outsource article writing to people. This is where talented writers can earn good income for themselves. There are a number of websites that pay people to write for them online and you receive you payment either via western union or foreign cheque payment.

Content Marketing Services

There are a few people who make money via content marketing for businesses and brands in Nigeria. Companies want to connect with people that make up their target market using blogs and social networks such as facebook, twitter, linkedin and of late Nairaland. If you’re active online you can make good money for yourself providing services like content creation for businesses to promote their brands, products and services for a fee.

Nigerian Online Store

If you have products but can’t afford to rent a shop you can actually start an online store selling your goods from home as your warehouse and using a dedicated online store as your front for selling. The possibilities are endless. What do you have to sell? You can go online starting even today selling from home.


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