Best Online Jobs in Nigeria & How to Get Them


These days you don’t need to be in an office to have a source of income. All you need is an internet enabled computer and you’re good to go. Interestingly, these online jobs don’t need you to have a rare skill set. In fact, you’d be surprised that you can start earning good money from an online job in you just learnt the necessary skills a few days ago.

From blogging to web design, there are many online jobs that you don’t need to meet your clients in person before you can work with them. What you need is to create an excellent online portfolio to attract these clients.

When looking for online jobs, you can either find jobs that match your skill sets or you can create these online jobs by yourself. In the course of this article, you’ll get to know the best online jobs and how you can get them.

The most interesting thing about online jobs is that you don’t need to have spent long years in the university before you can engage in them. You can easily learn these skills through online courses which can be either free or paid. This means that you can do these jobs even if you’re an undergraduate or unemployed. You can also get involved in such jobs if you’re employed but you’re seeking an extra income source.

Graphic Designers

The need for graphic designers is very much in demand now. You can either work with companies by helping them improve the look of their website, their logo and many other visual features. Or you can work as a freelance graphic designer. Everywhere these days, there are people in search of good graphic designers and you just need to be available to meet their need in a satisfying manner. A lot of small businesses need help with their customized logos, letterheads, business cards, website header banners, ad banners, eBook covers, and so on.

There’s a massive market for any hardworking graphic designers in fact you can earn up to N20 000 per hour working as a graphic designer

Even if you’re not skilled but interested, you can take time to learn using applications like Corel Draw and Photo Shop. You can also learn from paid or free online platforms.

SEO Consultant

Have you ever worked on a website and you were able to make the pages on this site rank on Google’s first page? If you know what I’m talking about, then you certainly have an idea of what search engine optimization (SEO) is.

You can use this skill as a source of income by working with small and medium scale businesses to help transform their websites and improve their reach to their potential clients. SEO also helps you evaluate data the right way in order to get more traffic to your website.

This business has a high margin for growth due to the fact that many businesses are starting to see the need for an online presence.

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However, if at any point in time you need to learn or finetune your SEO skills; there are courses on Udemy or Udacity that you can use in learning for a small fee.

Also if you have the skills but you don’t have clients, there are a couple of ways to go about getting these clients. You can either use of word of mouth advertising or you can register on freelancing website like Upwork. Upwork is an international website and it gives you the opportunity to earn in dollars since you’ll be dealing with foreign clients. You can also use freelancing websites in Nigeria or you can join forums like Nairaland and get actively involved in their technology and business communities.

Web Design

It is easier to notice a poorly designed website than to notice a well designed one. This is because the well designed site comes with a seamless experience that doesn’t distract you. On the other hnd, you can easily get frustrated when browsing a poorly designed website due to the many glitches. Interestingly, there are many bad websites compared to good ones despite the millions of websites.

If you know about coding particularly in HTML and PHP then you can launch a web design service for individuals as well as small scale and medium scale businesses. In this way, you can make your mark as an exceptional web designer, if you have a very good online portfolio. In no time, you’ll begin to engage an endless stream of clients.

An exceptional web designer can make as much as N2 million on just one web project. If you’re just starting up, you can approach small and medium scale companies and advise them on the need to have a website while recommending your service. If you can do this right, you can easily generate a steady income stream while just working on your computer from home.

Writing

The internet is filled with a lot of websites and blogs. Every day companies are seeking for writers to take care of their blogging activities. The proliferation of these websites and blogs on a daily basis clearly shows the need for online writers.

If you love to writing, you can easily finetune this skill and convert it into a steady income source. There are different types of writing and you can choose to specialize in any of them. Some of these include copy writing, business writing, research writing, blogging and many more.

You can also get involved in any of these aspects and you can pitch your ability to organizations and individuals that may need your service. You can also join freelancing sites, online forums and job boards where you can meet potential clients.

Also, you can create your own style of writing and choose a niche of interest where you can express yourself. In this way, you can decide to start a blog. If you are able to reach thousands of people daily, then you can generate income from advertisement, affiliate marketing and other income streams.

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Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketing as rapidly grown over the years due to the growth of companies like Amazon, eBay and so on.

If you have a personal website you can work as a lead generator for many of these companies. You can review the products these companies sell and whenever a user clicks on the product link from your website and eventually buys the product you get a commision on these sales.

Interestingly, you don’t have go all the way to Amazon to find affiliate marketing opportunities. Nigerian e-Commerce companies like Konga and Jumia have good affiliate programs that you can leverage on.

Social Media Consultant

You can work from home as a social media consultant. In this way you can help companies build their online presence and creating brand awareness through the use of social media and their website or blog. But you need to have an ability to properly communicate online as well as excellenet business analytics skills

You need to be good with using social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and others. You may also need to know how to use content management systems in case managing the company’s blog is include in your job description.

Creating brand awareness and engaging users online are some of the major selling points of any good social media consultant. You will be responsible for implementing strategies that improve the online presence of the brand you are working with. Your ability to understand the target audience is an important recipe for success at your job. Working as social media consultant can be quite rewarding, you can earn as much as N200 000 monthly while working from home.

Online Retailer

With the rapid growth of e-commerce, you can buy almost any thing online these days. Whether it is furniture or health products, everything is sold online. On this job, you don’t need any particular skill but you need to plan how you’ll go about this online business.

The most important feature of this business is your website. In some cases, you don’t even need to have the items you’re selling because you can always order the product from the wholesaler or manufacturer once a user makes a request. Another amazing thing about this business is that you don’t need a physical office. As long as you have an internet-enabled laptop, then you’re good to go.

However, it’s important you have a properly designed website, a poorly designed website is sure to send potential clients away.

Final Words

There are really no excuses to be unemployed in this day and age. Someone once said – ‘if opportunity does not come knocking, simply build a door.’ It isn’t rocket science learning any of these online skills and the best part is you can start earning an income almost immediately. And if you can be the best at what you do, you can easily be a millionaire just from the comfort of your home.

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