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10 awesome ways to make money online in Nigeria in this COVID-19 period (2020)

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world in just months. The world now lives online more than ever and there is no better time to harness the internet power than now.

Whether you are a job-seeker, fresh graduate, undergraduate, nysc member, or a full-time employee with a major corporation, there are several ways to make money online in Nigeria with little or no startup capital.

No matter where you live, as long as you have an internet enabled device with internet connection, you can always make money online. This is the good thing about the internet.

This is the essence of this post. This post will show you some easy and legitimate way to make money online.

In this post, we’ll be sharing some easy and legit ways to make some extra cash in your spare time.

1. Start a Blog or Vlog


The world is online, live in it. Do you see yourself as a writer or you have some personally written posts to share. A blog is the right thing for you. Your posts shouldn’t end in Whatsapp groups or Facebook timelines, you can put them on the internet for billions of people to access.

The good thing about having a blog is you can monetize it in the future. You can run ads, sell ads spaces, sell your services to your blog visitors. You can’t get this on your Whatsapp private chats or Facebook timeline.

You can start a vlog on YouTube by creating a YouTube channel to distribute your video contents. By providing valuable content on a regular basis you attract like-minded users who are interested in information and products related to your niche. The more views you have on your videos, the more money you can make by monetizing your YouTube channel.

You can start a blog with blogger which is free or use WordPress which is a CMS that makes blogging easier and better for any starter.

You can create a wordpress blog plus hosting and domain name with $100 and get a free $100 ads credit. Send a mail to to get this awesome offer.

2. Trade Cryptocurrencies


You have heard about Bitcoin or Ethereum before. They are 2 out of the over 6000 cryptocurrencies that we have. Cryptocurrencies are very volatile digital assets and that’s why trading it can make you some money online.

You need to understand what cryptocurrencies are and how to trade them by reading a previously published post on the topic. Trading cryptocurrencies by following an expert analysis or analysing yourself will let you make some money online during this COVID-19 pandemic.

3. Publish Books Online

Gone are the days when you can only publish your books offline. You can sit in your house an publish your books online. You get your payment for every downloaded and read copies of your book. Okadabooks allows you to publish books, short stories, or anything worth reading online easily.

You can also utilise Kindle to publish your books worldwide.

4. Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketing
Affiliate Marketing

This is a goldmine for those with huge following on social media or huge traffic on your blog. You don’t need to do more than just advertising a product and get comission for every sales made through you.

You can start making money online by promoting all sorts of companies, products, and services online. You can even apply to affiliate programs of some notable brands in Nigeria such as bet9ja, Konga, and Jumia Affiliate Program.

5. Social media Influencer

Social media
Social media

This is a fast growing job in Nigeria right now. People are growing their Social media accounts followers to turn influencer. The work of an Influencer is similar to Affiliate Marketer. You are trying to convince people and change their decision.

Social media Influencers in Nigeria are approached to help spread news about something, promote latest songs, and many others. Their pay is nice with the least payment around $100 per promotion.

The time used to chitchat can be used to grow your social media accounts. You can be the next Instablog.

6. Virtual Tutors

Virtual Tutors
Virtual Tutors

This is another way to make money online. You teach others what you know. You can create a Whatsapp group and teach people online. You can also engage in one-on-one tutoring sessions or even host Webinars to help people directly with any number of topics. Webinars can be on Zoom, Whatsapp groups, Discord, Slack, Telegram, and other platforms.

You can charge as much as #1,000 for webinar on making organic soap which can be attended by almost 50 people. The world is moving to a skill based one and you should move with it.

7. Sell lands and properties

There are lands and properties for sale everyday and you can make decent profit acting as agents for them. You need to find a buyer for this property and you get your Agent commission which is very huge considering the little stress associated with the job.

You can register as an agent on property websites such as Tolet, Jumia House, Jiji, & Private Property. This will allow you to post the available properties there for others to see and contact you if interested.

8. Freelancing

You can earn as high as $15 which is 6000 naira for translating just 8 words on freelancer platform. Freelancing websites allow you to earn some quick cash from your skills.

Common skills in high demand includes content writing, social media management, website design, graphic design, copywriters, translators etc.

Don’t fret if you have no skill at the moment because you can acquire some online for some token. Contact me on for full access to Lynda and Pluralsight. The login will give you full unrestricted access to Lynda and Pluralsight contents.

9. Betting

Football betting

This is a surprise inclusion but it deserves a spot here. Betting is one of the easiest way to make money online in Nigeria and also to lose money online. People lose a lot daily on betting sites like bet9ja and 1xbet.

The truth is a proper bankroll management can save you from losses and ensure you profit at the long run.

You can join nairatag betting group for daily tips to make profit at the long run. Join the Whatsapp group here.

10. Blog and earn sites

scorum logo nairatag

There are social media sites on blockchain that rewards you for blogging. There is Scorum that rewards you for publishing sport related contents. There is also Hive that supports all kind of posts. There is Whaleshares, steemit, smoke and many more.

They are all blockchain based and you can earn as much as $100 on a single post. If you have any questions on this site’s, feel free to send a mail to A detailed explanation will be made on how to get started and profit on the sites.


These online money making opportunities should give you plenty of ideas for making money online in Nigeria.

Put what you have learnt to use and it won’t take time before you make your first $100 online. It will take hard work and commitment but you will definitely get there.

You can also share with your friends that may need some money making ideas.

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