Make money online without spending a dime in Nigeria

Do you want to make money online in nigeria without spending a dime? It could be easier than you imagined! Starting an online business in Nigeria or elsewhere isn’t the difficult part of making money online. In other words, some of the online businesses that have made people rich in Nigeria can be started without spending a dime. But, the big challenge, usually, is how to monetize that business and turn it into a profitable venture.

Or you can read the best ways to make money online in Nigeria currently

How to make money online in Nigeria with no capital (money) investment

Now, how can you make money online in Nigeria without spending money?

It is all about first discovering online businesses in Nigeria you can start free of charge and then discovering or coming up with ways to monetize the business. With that being said, let’s look at some online businesses you can start with money and how you can make money from them.

Make money as a freelancer at online marketplaces

Have you ever heard of online freelancing businesses? Or, have you heard about Fiverr, Upwork, Freelancer,…? These are online marketplaces (just websites) where you can offer different kinds of services and get paid each time you do so. Some of the services can take minutes to complete and the least you can ever earn on Fiverr per work done is $5.

Services you can offer include posting comments on people’s blog, testing apps, logo design, web design, write articles, and a thousand other services!

Many people are making hundreds or even thousands of money at online marketplaces like Fiverr, Upwork and Freelancer. But… it is not all thay easy.

Granted, making money on Fiverr and other such websites can be easy but getting up the rather is the tough thing. There are many other freelancers from around the world out there to compete for clients with you. So, when it comes to making money at online marketplaces, the biggest challenge is other freelancers like you. Other factors include your country of origin and your gigs. Find out some of the top, hot and best Fiverr Gigs

Make money with a 100% free Google Blogger blog

Free Blogger Blog
Did you know that the richest blogger in Nigeria, Linda Ikeji (a.k.a “Nigeria’s queen of bloggers”) started with and is still using a 100% free Blogger blog? Whether you access Linda’s blog through the original Blogger address, you will still land on the same FREE blog Linda started with and is still using.

How to make money online with a free blog like that of Linda? Many ways! The options are many. But, of there are so many options how come everyone is not making that money? It is because what it really takes to make money online is traffic!

Traffic is simply the number of people visiting your website on a daily basis. The more number of people you get means the bigger your traffic, and, all things being equal, more traffic means more money making potential. So, people don’t make money mainly because their website is not getting the traffic that can be converted to money.

But first, see this post where I shared with others How to create a 100% free blog with your smartphone – A practical guide to online business

Now, assuming you have successfully started your blog and your blog have started getting a handful of traffic, here are some of the most effective ways to make money with your blog as a beginner:

Google AdSense: In AdSense program, Google will place ads on your blog and pay you for allowing them to advertise on your blog. Please see How I easily got AdSense approval with my 1 month old blog

Sell ebooks: If you can discover the problems of your audience that you can solve and can learn how to make eBooks that sell, then you have another great opportunity for making money from your blog.

Other guaranteed blog monetization strategies: Now, there are many other ways to monetize a blog, however, some of them may or may not easily work for a beginner. I encourage you to discover 8 Best ways to monetize a blog & make money online in Nigeria

Affiliate marketing

Affiliate Marketing
Affiliate marketing is all about you promoting other people’s products and services and getting paid a commission for every sales completed through yoir marketing efforts.

In other words, you advertise or market other people’s products online, and whenever someone follows your link to buy any of products you get paid some amount of money. See 8 Essential steps for starting a profitable affiliate marketing online business in Nigeria

Affiliate marketing usually requires a blog. However, I didn’t include it under blog monetization strategies because it can still be done without you being a blogger or having your own blog.


I'm Arinze Anakor, nickname Zest. I'm an entrepreneur, a passionate software developer, mechanical engineering graduate, and "web addict."

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