How To Make Money Online In Nigeria
When you search for ways to make money online in Nigeria, you end up seeing thousands of people promising you billions by investing little, some will promise you 200% return investment. A lot of this scheme will only take your hard earned money and end up wasting your time. There are legitimate ways to make money online but do not expect a get rich scheme. If you are reading this and expecting to see a post on how to become a billionaire online, OR 200% return on investment. I will advise you to stop reading from here because you will not see what you are looking for.
If you continue reading this, it means you agree you cannot be a billionaire with the list I will mention below but at least will be comfortable to buy little things for yourself and live life comfortably even without working for anybody but yourself.
Most of the ways I will mention require a lot of your hard work and dedication before you begin to see a return on your time. But if you really want to make money online, work from home or turn an idea into a business, you can do it. You can even earn using your mobile phone android applications if you do not have a computer.
There are a lot of websites that will pay you for services, such as shopping, taking surveys or testing products, like I mentioned before these websites won’t make you a millionaire, but they are great ways to start earning some extra cash.
Here are some ways on how to make money online in Nigeria:
- Fiverr – Fiverr is a very great place to make extra cash or spend if you need some of the services people offer. Everything on fiverr is basically $5. It is either you pay $5 or charge $5 for services. They call them “gigs.” You can offer your services however you choose. If you sell art and you’re fine selling pieces for $5 each, that’s a gig. If you’re a graphic designer and you want to offer your services for $10/hour, simply offer a 30-minute gig. If they need two hours of graphic design, they pay you $20, or $10/hour by buying four gigs.
- Sharp trade– You can make up to 100 Dollars weekly on referral and commission paid directly into your bank account. They offer escrow services for any kind of transaction. They also offer a forum to exchange currency and payment for goods in other currencies. you earn by referring people to use their service and earn 30% commission on any successful transaction facilitated by you. Click for more information
- IZEA – You get paid to blog, tweet, take photos and take videos. You get paid base mostly on your following, if you want to make money with your tweets, you’ll need to grow your Twitter following. And if you want to make money with blogs, you’ll need substantial blog traffic.
Many successful freelancers can earn an average of 50 cents to a dollar per word. Some are earning twice that amount depending on a lot of factors.
You cannot just start earning that high once you start. You will have to build your portfolio, improve your writing skills and your resume. It takes dedication and time to earn sufficient, but it can be highly profitable if it’s what you love. If writing is what you love, you can start making money with doing what you like.
Before you decide to start reaching out to all of these freelance writing companies, you need to have a web presence. You need an online portfolio, like a LinkedIn profile to get you started. When you’re ready to start, here are 150 resources to help you write better, faster and more persuasively.
If that’s intimidating, just start with these 50 resources.
10 websites that pay you for writing:
- Listverse – Listverse pays $100 for each accepted post. The article you write must be a list, it must not be less than 1,500 words and you must include at least 10 things.
- TopTenz – TopTenz pays $50 for each accepted post. The article has to be in a list format and it must be at least 1,500 words, with few exceptions. They post often so your chances of getting accepted are fairly high.
- A List Apart – A List Apart pays $200 for each accepted post. They publish less articles, which means you have a smaller chance of getting accepted. Same guidelines as above, 1,500-word minimum.
- International Living – International Living pays $75 for each accepted post. They are mostly looking for travel experiences from countries you have visited. For this site, it’s more about your experience than your writing ability.
- FundsforWriters – FundsforWriters pays $50 for each accepted post. They are looking for articles about writing and making money with it. They only accept articles between 500-600 words, but they want you to make each word count.
- Uxbooth – Uxbooth pays $100 for each accepted post. They do tend to take four to eight weeks to accept and post articles, so don’t count on this being a quick money maker. They take so long, because they pair with editors to only publish amazing content.
- iWriter – iWriter pays up to $15 for each accepted post. That may seem small, but they aren’t as strict as many of the others above and they also allow you to pick exactly what you write. You can write as many or as few articles as you want.
- Textbroker – Textbroker pays up to five cents per word if you’re a 5-star writer. You’ll start by submitting a short sample article and you will most likely start as a 3-star writer, but you can work your way up by writing more and writing great content.
- Matador Network – Matador Network pays up to $60 for each accepted post, but normal pay is around $20-$25. They don’t really focus on a minimum word count, but they have a maximum count of 1,500 words.
- The Penny Hoarder – The Penny Hoarder pays up to $800 (rarely), depending upon the number of page views you receive. The pay starts at $100 for 50,000 page views, so this isn’t a guaranteed paid article, but it can potentially be highly rewarding.
There’s no doubt that you can make money with freelance writing, but it’s a process. Once you start building your portfolio and your writing skills, you can start making some good money. If you’re not an experienced writer, expect to put some time in before you really start to see some dough.
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