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Comprehensive Guide on How to Make Money Online as a Student in Nigeria


In a digital age where possibilities are limitless, you can tap into the online world to create an income stream. The good thing is that making money online won’t stop you from attending lectures when you’re supposed to. 

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You engage in them at your convenience. Not sure of what you can do to make money online as a Nigerian student? Stick around with us. In this guide, we’ll unveil the roadmap to making money online as a student in Nigeria. 

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Testing Apps and Websites

Becoming an app and website tester is one of the easiest ways to make money online as a student in Nigeria. It involves evaluating websites and mobile applications to identify bugs, glitches, and user experience issues. 

Your role as a tester is to pinpoint areas that need improvement before the app is launched to the public. Getting started is pretty straightforward. You can sign up on platforms like uTest (Applause) or Testlio. 

These platforms connect you with app developers seeking testers. No coding expertise is necessary—your role is to provide user feedback.

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Writing and Content Creation

If you have a passion for written words, you can transform it into income. As a Nigerian student, you can make money writing articles, blogs, or copy that captivates and persuades.

To get started, you need to hone your writing skills. You can do that by taking writing courses, getting a professional in the field to coach you, or taking up an internship.  

Once you hone your skills, you can immediately start making money. Though you may not make a killing at the beginning, you’ll surely earn a good amount that’ll help you escape Sapa while in school and prepare you for a better future. 

Graphic Design and Digital Art

Offering graphic design services is another way to make money while still in school in Nigeria. It’s easy to start and market because all you need to do is learn to design with Corel Draw, Adobe Illustrator, or Photoshop. 

Once you perfect your skills, you can design logos, graphics, luxury business cards, or digital masterpieces for businesses around you and get paid. You can help create designs for department and faculty events and get paid for them. 

Besides selling your design services to people around you, you can find clients online on LinkedIn, Fiverr, Upwork, or social media platforms. You just need to know how to market yourself and service effectively. 

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Dropshipping and E-commerce

Navigating the dropshipping landscape is not time-consuming and doesn’t require a hefty investment. Dropshipping allows you to run an online store without stocking inventory.

To get started, choose a niche you’re enthusiastic about. Your passion will fuel your commitment. Next, you’ll need to set up, customize, and add products to your online store. Platforms like Shopify make setting up an online store a walk in the digital park. 

So, you don’t have to worry about not having coding knowledge. If you’re unsure how to go about the process, consult Youtube. You’ll find many videos that’ll walk you through the process. 

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Engage in Affiliate Marketing

As a Nigerian student, you can monetize your online presence by promoting products you believe in and earning money. Affiliate marketing is among the easiest ways to make money online in Nigeria. 

It’s as simple as recommending Opay or a product from Jumia to your coursemates in school. You can easily register with online marketplace places like Amazon, Aliexpress, or Jumia as an affiliate and begin to promote their products to your friends and family members. 

As you learn more about the business model, you can scale up. Don’t let anyone talk you into believing you need thousands of followers to succeed as an affiliate marketer. Just need to know how to spot good products that people will love. 

Start a Blog 

Starting a blog is another way to make money as a Nigerian student. While on campus, you can create a blog on a topic you’re passionate about. You can even take advantage of your immediate school environment and build a blog that caters to the needs of your school.

For example, if you’re at the University of Uyo, you can start a blog that covers everything about Uniuyo. From freshers screening updates to the portal’s closure for payment of school fees, you can establish yourself as a go-to source for your school news. 

Scholarship update is still another niche you can venture into. To excel as a blogger, you’ll need to improve your writing skills and learn the basics of search engine optimization. 

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Embrace the digital landscape and the countless making opportunities it offers, and say goodbye to being broke (sapa). There’s a whole lot you can do to make money online as a Nigerian student. The best part is that you can do most of these things with your smartphone.  

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Uchenna Agwu
Uchenna Agwu
Hi there! I’m Uchenna Agwu, and I love to write. When I’m not writing, you can usually find me reading books or watching documentaries (I’m a bit of a nerd). But I also like to get out and explore – whether that means going on hikes or checking out new restaurants.


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