How to make money online in Nigeria as a student

How to make money online in Nigeria as a student

There are several legitimate ways to make money online in Nigeria as a student and in this article, I am going to show you how you can pull that off without costing you much time or affecting your studies.

If staying and working on the computer to make money isn’t your strong suit, and you prefer other physical and offline ways, check out this article, where I showed how to make money as a student in Nigeria and still perform excellently academically.

If you have been wondering if it is even possible to make money online in Nigeria, especially as a student, I can assure you it’s possible, and almost anyone can do it if you give it what it takes.

The only thing that is going to hinder you is your attitude and if you are not willing to give it all it takes.

Please, know that this is not a quick easy fix to make millions and become rich. There is no quick easy fix, especially if you are serious about making legitimate money online.

So, without further ado, let’s get started. 

  1. Start a Blog. This might be something you have always heard or read about, and you are wondering if it’s all worth the hype, or that too many people are already doing this.

    This is in fact how I felt when I started my first blog in 2017. I felt there were too many people blogging, and there was nothing else to do or that it was too competitive to even succeed.

    Yes, many people are already doing it, it’s competitive, but it’s not as competitive as you think.

    It doesn’t matter if there are 10 billion bloggers in Nigeria alone,  If you focus on the right thing, you don’t need to be as famous as Linda Ikeji, or any other popular Blogger you know to make your own impact and money.

    If you learn and do the right things, within 6-12 months, you can start making a consistent monthly income.

    Do you know the best part?

    It’s cheap to get started. With 10-15 thousand, or even as low as 8 thousand naira, you can get your blog ready. Then you need about 2 hours a day to research and write.

    Although to win bigger, you have to spend more time and more money, but as a student, you don’t have much time to spend and a lot of money you can afford to spend.

    If you want to get started with blogging so you can make money online in Nigeria as a student, I am going to recommend these links to get started.

Blogging Resouces.

  1. Build and publish an App.

    Apps are huge deals of recent, and the number of mobile phone users is increasing by the day, that require apps to help with their daily lives. Creating your own cross-platform (Works on both Android and iOS) apps is easier nowadays ith emerging technologies like React-Native, Flutter, and Ionic.

    They are not super-complicated to learn, and the learning curve is not that steep.

    With enough dedication and attention, you can pick up these skills, even if you are a complete beginner.

    Based on your assimilation potentials, and commitment, you can learn to build a fairly good app in 3-6 months. All you need is to learn from the right sources and learn rigorously every day.

    With your app out in the public and a good number of users, you can make consistent income from Admob.

Learning stages:
– JAVASCRIPT (For Reactive Native or Ionic) OR Dart (For Flutter)



Brad Traversy on Youtube


  1. Freelancing: Blogging and Building apps are long term and passive. With Freelancing, you make your money instantly when you deliver your work.

    If you have no idea what freelancing means, it’s when you work for an individual, or company on a particular project or time and get paid. You are not hired to be a full-time worker, and when you are done with the task or project, you get paid, and everyone goes on his or her way.

    To make money online especially in Nigeria as a student, you have to learn a digital skill, if you want to Freelancing.

    It has to be something you can do on your computer and deliver it from your computer.

    Digital skills include Graphic Design, Writing, illustration, PowerPoint Design, Data Analysis using SPSS and Excel,  Website Design, Video Animation and Editing, Software or Web development, and a host of others.

    With solid and impressive digital skills, you can create your portfolio and start hunting for clients on websites like;

    – facebook

  2. Sell a digital product or skill. EBooks, online classes/tutorials, scripts, codes, and other digital products can be sold online to make quick and consistent money passively. If you have a solid skill or digital products, package the information, find a target audience and you can automate the sales. With this, you can set up your products once, and you can earn passively hence from then.

  3. Digital Marketing. If you are truly interested in knowing how to make money online in Nigeria as a student, you have to invest in the knowledge of Digital Marketing.

    It doesn’t matter if you want to start a blog, build an app, or freelance, or any other thing, digital marketing is the big umbrella that is going to ensure consistent and better sales.

    If you want to blog, you need more people to know about your blog If you want to build an app, you want more people to know more about your app, and download them. If you want to freelance your skills, you want people to know more about you, so they can contact you.

    Good knowledge of digital marketing is going to help you either way.

    Things you need to know in Digital Marketing:

    – Social Media Strategies
    – Search Engine Optimization
    – Paid Advertisements
    – Email Marketing

Digital Marketing resources:

Backlinko *External Resoure*
Neil Patel *External Resoure*
A dive into internet Marketing written by Me

As said earlier, making money online in Nigeria as a student is not a get quick rich scheme, but it’s also not what is going to cost you an arm and a leg. If you can dedicate two hours a day, consistently, you can achieve it and can make enough money to cater for yourself without losing focus in your academics.

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