5 Nigerian Women Talk About Making Money Online

July 1, 2021

With inflation on the rise, more people are looking for more ways to double their income. In this article, 5 Nigerian women talk about making money online. If you are looking for how to make money online in Nigeria, this article is for you. 

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Temmy, 20 

I create content for websites, ghostwrite ebooks and manage social media accounts. Sometimes, I write academic essays, CV and cover letters for few clients. I have been writing since I was in secondary school. I used to write mostly poetry but I got into professional writing last year. I made my first 50k from self-publishing a book. 

This year, I made my first 100k from ghostwriting a book. So far, I have made about 400k. Most of my jobs come from referrals.  I believe that creating an Upwork account will bring me more money but I am not sure how to go about it. 

However, the money comes and goes because Nigeria’s economy makes it hard to save. I don’t get financial support from my family so a lot of my money goes into feeding myself. 

May, 29

I started writing articles for clients on Fiverr last year. Currently, I make about $1000 every month. In some months, I make up to $1500. My articles focus on weddings and travel. I get a lot of orders every day. On a bad day, I earn $20 per order. My goal is to earn more money from my writing. 

Tobi, 27

Last year, mid pandemic, I learnt User Interface and experience design. It was an engrossing experience and when I was done, I got my first gig on Twitter. One of my friends mentioned me under someone’s call for UI/UX designers and I got the job. It was an exciting project and I earned about 200k from it. 

I also write culture feature stories and I have gotten most of my gigs from Twitter. I tried all those freelance sites but they never worked for me. My goal now is to make more money building websites for people. 

Limah, 23

In January, I took up social media management. I am currently managing a client’s account and they pay me 25k every month. I am not satisfied with the pay but I do it because I am trying to gather experience to build my CV. It also feels good to earn money during these times. 

Fola, 20

Every month, I earn about 30k – 50k  writing SEO friendly articles for brands looking to grow their audience. I have been doing this since last year and I am proud of how much I have grown. I plan to expand my knowledge to other facets of digital marketing so I can get better paying gigs.

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