Do you know there are numerous ways you can make money with your smartphone as a Nigerian? Well, over the years there are lots of Nigerian youth that have gone from having nothing into full-time online workers that are consistently making millions of Naira every month.
In recent years, there has been a major increase in the volume of individuals who are searching for how to make money from home in Nigeria, and this volume keeps skyrocketing each day that passes by as most citizens have come to realize that, the regular 9-5 job can no longer solve their financial problems due to massive increase in product prices and reduction in salaries.
So in this blog post, I am going to make a list of the possible ways in which you can make money with your smartphone in Nigeria. Why should you trust my recommendations? You have to because I am also a Nigerian who went from having nothing into becoming a full-time money maker on the internet and has been working on it for over 3 years now.
However, before we begin, here are some items we are going to need in this process regardless of the work option you decide to take at the end of the day.
Requirements to Make Money With Your Smartphone
- A Good Smartphone – A good and fast-running smartphone is a necessity for anyone who is planning to work on the internet because most work often requires speed and there are some important applications that may or not function properly on lower-end devices.
Note: I am not saying you should get an iPhone but a good Android phone that can get the job done perfectly.
- A Strong Power Bank – There is no doubt that poor electricity is one of our major troubles in Nigeria so for you to get smooth work, consider getting a good power bank so you don’t have to depend on NEPA always for work.
Additionally, having a power bank will also help you attend to emergency work even when you’re not at home.
- Internet Access – For you to get the best experience whilst working online, a good internet connection is what you need most if your work demands you be online always.
Nothing is as painful as having a poor connection while trying to get something done faster online. Also, you can consider getting a pocket Wi-Fi as it will provide a faster connection and also reduce your phone battery consumption rate.
How to Make Money With Your Smartphone in Nigeria
- Become a freelancer
- Become a content creator
- Sell other’s products for a commission
- Import products and sell
- Buy and sell cryptocurrency
- Sell recharge card
- Take online surveys
1. Become A Freelancer
This is a 100% free way of making money with your smartphone if you have any marketable skill such as Graphic design, web development, content writing, social media management, or any sort of digital skill that you know people are in need of.
To me, being a freelancer is far better than being employed to work 9-5 in some office, because as a freelancer, you get the opportunity to land contracts from any part of the world and a one-time payment could equal someone’s monthly salary depending on your level of expertise.
However, contracts won’t just come off the bench as you must first show your work on social media and also get into some freelancing platforms, such as Fiverr, Upwork, PeoplePerHour, Guru, and other international freelancing platforms where there is a higher chance of landing a high paying task.
Nonetheless, freelancing demands practice time to advance your skills for a higher paying job, a strong and stable internet connection and if possible getting a Laptop could be a big plus but your smartphone is just okay as well.
2. Become A Content Creator
Content creation is now the trend in town if you truly live in Nigeria as most of the youths are actively coming up with funny content like the likes of Sabinus and co. However, when talking of content creation, there are mainly two forms which are video content and text content.
When it comes to content creation in Nigeria, video content is undoubtedly the most popular form, the majority of which is in the comedy niche. You can also get into it with your smartphone as long as you have a good camera and great ideas.
Nonetheless, you can also get into the tutorial niche if you have any skill or idea you can teach the public. Though tutorial niches are a little bit more difficult to grow but are highly profitable on YouTube if you’re able to build your fan base patiently.
The most interesting part of being a content creator is that you can create both video and text content as I do here on Perestech.com and on YouTube.There is no limit to how much you make and you work when you wish, but discipline is a must if you want to grow.
If you’re planning on creating video content, YouTube and Facebook should be your go and YouTube should be your main focus.
3. Sell Other Products for Commission
This is a risk-free way of making money with your smartphone by simply taking local shops online.
Assuming you know a shop owner who sells phones, clothing, or any sellable item, all you do is meet with the product owner and make inquiries about the particular product you want to promote, such as the pricing, delivery process (if available) and permission for you to take a photograph of that product and list online.
After getting all the necessary information about that product, you can then add a little price to the original as your commission and then signup to online marketplaces like Jiji, Facebook Marketplace, etc, and promote this product therefore 100% free and make money without owning a product.
In addition, you can also utilize your WhatsApp status as a marketing point to sell those products and get your commission. Note: Don’t be greedy with your cut, make sure not to over-add to the original price.
4. Import Products And Sell
Product importation is currently generating huge profits for most Nigerian youths as they get to import products from China at cheaper rates and sell in Nigeria at a little bit higher in other to get their profits.
This is a decent business model I will advise anyone who has little funds to invest should start as it doesn’t require much effort but in some cases, the products do take months to deliver to the destination country and it is normal with importations.
I have a lot of friends and relatives that are really making it huge in this business and I am not surprised because after I analyze the market myself, I see there’s a huge profit to be made from it.
For you to start this business all you need is a little mentorship on how it works, identify products that are on-demand and order them and sell them here in Nigeria. My advice is, to start small and grow gradually.
5. Buy And Sell Cryptocurrency
Buying and selling cryptocurrency is definitely one of the easiest ways to make money in this crypto era and it thus comes with a lot of risks as well, as the crypto market is unpredictable but this shouldn’t scare you away as there are other less risky ways of making money with cryptocurrency such as Crypto Arbitrage where you buy crypto at a lower price and sell at a higher rate and this mainly takes place between two exchanges.
I have personally made some decent profit from this process using Binance’s P2P (Peer to Peer) trading feature where I can buy bitcoins when the price is low and then sell out when the price rises with no charges attached as the buyer credit my bank account directly.
There are lots of people that make millions of Naira off this system but this doesn’t mean you are going to make it right away, but you will eventually do it when you work smarter.
However, your revenue will totally depend on your investments and this shouldn’t force you to invest higher from the beginning but invest what you can stand to lose.
6. Selling of Recharge Card
This is an easy and stress-free way of making money as compared to the rest however, your earnings may not be huge as a starter but with consistency and honesty, your buyers will grow over time as most satisfied customers are going to recommend your service to others.
I consider this business model to be easy because almost everyone on your contact list and around your environment uses a phone whether smart or not and for them to be able to make calls or access the internet, they surely need airtime and this is where you come in.
Your duty is to let them know you sell airtimes and also post on your WhatsApp status to let others know your business because there are lots of folks out there that are actively looking for agents to buy from instead of going out to buy always.
In Addition, VTU tends to offer cheaper rates as compared to the regular airtime recharge format and this could earn you thousands of Naira if you take it seriously.
7. Taking Online Surveys
Online surveys are very easy ways to make money with your smartphone in Nigeria as there are numerous websites and mobile apps for both Android and IOS that are ready to pay humans to perform minor tasks and simply answer questions about brands like Pepsi and co.
Only one out of ten online millionaires made it without going through the survey process, I personally went through the survey process and it was fun and tedious with low revenues but it could be a great point to start and some websites I can recommend for you to start are, Swagbucks, my points, inbox dollar, etc.
These are just a few but the most profitable ways to make money with your smartphone in Nigeria whether as a youth, sitting at home mom, or just anyone looking forward to making some side income alongside their 9-5 job.
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