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How to make money from the internet in Nigeria

Updated on November 19, 2012

If you want to start making money online in Nigeria, you would make use of the internet in such a way that it will bring passive income for you.

In Nigeria, a country in Western Africa, a lot of people use the internet for various reasons such as social networking on facebook, chatting on Yahoo, emailing, job hunting and so on. However, there is also a growing generation of people, mostly youths, who are using the internet to make money online.

If you really want to use the internet to start making money online, then you need to set up a online business  that works for you

When someone wants to make money from the internet, he will need to have three things at hand:

- Online visibility
- A product or service
- Ability to receive or earn money online

Here are a couple of ways you can start making money online, even if you are living in Nigeria 

- Article writing
- Web content publishing
- Direct selling
- Affiliate marketing
- Freelancing
- Web designing
- Domain registration
- Selling virtual products
- Internet marketing

Each of these business plans  mentioned above can be further expanded on and there are a lot of options to choose from.

Assuming you want to make money from something like:

Article writing: This could be writing as a freelancer, contract, yourself and receive royalty payments, pay per click or immediate one-off payments.

Web content publishing: You can use your website for setting up sites like blogs, forums, classified, Q and A websites that can be monetized with advertising like Adsense, Adbrite, Infolinks, Chitika and so on

Direct selling: You can sell recharge cards, ebooks, real books, songs, ring tones, tutorial questions and receive payments using local payments or even Alertpay, Fastecash, Moneybookers or 2checkout.

There are really a lot of ways to make money online in Nigeria, and I just cracked my head a bit to list some of them. You just really need to think of a good business idea that is viable and people need, the money will start trickling in later..

People make a lot of money in Nigeria doing very little things most of which are not too competitive yet. I once even wrote about people being able to make money from things like youtube videos, online teaching and so on.

So you just have to think of something that you can offer to people on the internet and yet make money from it. Don't think about the money first, think about the people's need and the money will come later on.


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      Julie S Ross 

      7 years ago from Irvine, California

      Nice, Thanks


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