Unemployment has been one of the long-standing problems facing the largest black-populated country in the world, Nigeria.
According to the National Bureau of Statistics in Nigeria, the unemployment rate during the reference period, Q2, 2020 was 27.1%, up from the 23.1% recorded in Q3, 2018. The underemployment rate increased from 20.1% in Q3, 2018 to 28.6%.
This rate is therefore more than enough reason for those unemployed in Nigeria to start thinking about how to work from home and get paid in Nigeria.
Another thing I have observed is that the majority of even those currently employed in Nigeria are not making enough money to cater to their needs.
Most especially the recent surge in fuel rice has brought about an increase in transportation and commodities with the employed Nigerians still receiving the same salary.
All thanks, therefore, go to this digital age that has made it possible for us to gather information within a twinkle of an eye.
And I know you are reading this article because you are eager to find the ways and means of making money right from the comfort of your home here in Nigeria, so relax and continue reading while I feed your curiosity.
How to work from home and get paid in Nigeria.
To work from home and get paid in Nigeria, you need to choose the kind of job or jobs you have some kind of interest in and go for training or undergo an online course to gain the necessary knowledge.
Below are the jobs that will allow you to work from home and get paid in Nigeria.
- Event rental services.
- Event decoration.
- Monetize social media accounts.
- Build and monetize blogs.
- Graphics design.
Laundry or dry cleaning services is one business you can quickly start from home and get paid.
This kind of business requires no training unless you have not been washing your clothes. Moreover, a washing and drying machine will help you to get the work done quickly while only looking forward to pressing the clothes.
Another good thing about this business is that you don’t even need to use a spare room as you can even use your corridor or any space around the house long as it is big enough to contain your washing and drying machine.
To get started with a laundry business you have to purchase the necessary equipment which are:
- Washing machine.
- Drying machine (optional as you can always dry using the sun except during the rainy season).
- Drying rack.
- Ironing board.
- Pressing iron.
- Soap and detergents.
After purchasing the laundry equipment, the next step you have to take is to get the word out about your business and you can do so in the following ways:
- Print flex or banners and place them in strategic positions around your neighborhood.
- Print flyers and give them out to people.
- Tell your family and friends about your new business and also tell them to tell their family members and friends.
- Create a social media page and connect with people who are living in your locality.
2. Event rental services.
Every other time people everywhere are having one event after the other. From weddings to traditional marriages, child dedications, funerals, birthdays, etc.
And most of the things like band sets, tents, canopies, chairs, food coolers, plates, spoons, etc. that are used in these places are not bought but rented.
Therefore, you can seize the opportunity to buy some or all the things I mentioned above including others you see people having the need for and start an event rental service.
A complete band set in Nigeria is hired for 100,000 to 200,000 Naira while a tent is rented between 2000 to 5000 Naira while a chair goes for 500 or 1000 Naira.
I introduced my mum to the event rental business in 2012 after seeing how wealthy one of my friend’s mom was from the same business. And today she is making so much money from home with it after her retirement from office work.
3. Event decoration business.
As a videographer, I have been to so many events and one of the services I have found to not be missing in every event is decoration.
Even in small events like send-forth parties, you will find the tables and chairs decorated with eye-catching materials.
The good thing about this business is that you won’t require much training, all you need to do is be conversant with the kind of materials that are used for decoration and undergo some form of practice to get started.
Some of the materials used for decoration are:
- Wall prints.
- Indoor plants.
- Sheep skins.
- Side tables.
- Arts etc.
As with every other business that wants to be successful, do not fail to advertise your decoration business to get clients.
4. Monetize social media accounts.
Every social media platform has made it possible for all content creators to earn when people are engaging with their content.
And the good side to it is that you do not have to spend to join these social media platforms. In other words, every social media platform will allow you to sign up for a free account.
So to get started with making money online with a social media account you have to do the following:
- Sign up for a free account.
- Optimize your profiles with images, descriptions, contact information, website URL, etc.
- Choose a particular niche you will focus on in order to gather the right audience who will always engage with your content. For example, you can choose comedy if you are a talented comedian.
- Start creating your content consistently. There is no limit to the number of content you should upload on your social accounts because the more you upload the more you will increase your chances of making more money since your followers will consistently engage with your new content.
- While waiting for the algorithm to push your content out, you can start promoting some of your content to reach potential followers.
However, all the social platforms have their monetization requirements and you can click on any of the listed social platforms below to see their own requirements.
5. Build and monetize blogs.
A blog is a kind of website that is updated with content, and the best way of building a blog is to focus on a particular niche in order to create what Google calls E.E.A.T (Expertise, Experience Authority, and Trustworthiness).
For example, aside from this blog taculia9ja.com, I have several niche blogs that I focus on topics I have expertise and experience.
Below are some of my niche blogs in case you would like to check them out:
- taculiaentertainment.com – An arts and entertainment blog.
- freetruthevangelical.com – A Christian religious blog.
- taculiadesigns.com.ng – Graphics and web design graphics blog
- webflex.com.ng – Website optimization and maintenance.
- taculiarecords.com.ng – Music label and production.
- musicadvice.com.ng – Music industry advice.
- quoteandmotivate.com.ng – Motivational and quote blog.
- bibleverses.com.ng – Bible verses review.
I have an article on this blog that will give you the basic guidelines on how to build and monetize a blog and you can read it here: How To Start A Blog And Make Money Online.
After acquiring the needed knowledge about building and monetizing a blog, you can go ahead to choose several topics you are an expert in or have experience with and build blogs around them.
Currently, I have a photography/videography editing studio in my house as well as the basic equipment for taking pictures and videos.
As a professional photographer/videographer, I can attest to the fact that this is one profitable business you can work from home and get paid in Nigeria.
One thing I like about this job is that you do not need to make many expenses before you deliver any job.
For instance, if I charge 50,000 Naira to shoot and edit an event, the only expenses I will incur are transportation and fuel to do the editing.
Most times the transportation will not even be there if the venue is a working distance from my home.
Another good thing about this business is that you can rent equipment if you don’t have the money to purchase one for yourself.
The only challenge with this kind of business is that you will have to undergo some training to master the camera and also the editing software before you get started with this work-from-home job in Nigeria.
7. Graphics design.
With just a laptop and graphics design software like Coreldraw and Adobe Pro, you can get started with graphics design from home and get paid in Nigeria.
You can go from designing events programs, flex banners, stickers, flyers, etc for both individuals and companies.
This is a job you can do both online and offline here in Nigeria.
The only thing you will have to do is employ some advertising strategies to showcase your business to potential customers.
Freelancing is a process where you are hired to work on a task for payment based on your professionalism without being employed.
To become a freelancer you have to recognize the area of expertise or work you have the knowledge and skills.
Examples are website design, graphics design, copywriting, bookkeeping, and virtual assistant to mention but a few.
Once you are able to identify your niche or industry you can go ahead to join freelancing platforms like Fiverr where you will get to meet with clients.
Read the article below to learn how to start making money working from home in Nigeria as a freelancer.