How to Make Money Working from Home


The employment landscape is gradually changing worldwide. Working from home is becoming more fashionable because of its attractiveness and low barrier to entry. Work from home jobs have already gained ground in advanced countries, Nigeria is also catching the fever.

Many companies and individuals have realized that it can be cost effective to employ workers who are based at their homes to carry out tasks for them.

These companies and individuals are able to get their work done by sealing deals on the telephone or internet without necessarily providing office and other expensive tools for their workers to carry out tasks.

Take an example of a multinational company in Nigeria willing to get good articles published on their blogs. Hitherto, this multinational company may employ writers as members of staff; provide office and tools for them. With work from home services, the multinational company can simply go to freelancing websites like Fiverr to recruit writers without necessarily meeting them physically. This approach may be much cheaper than having writers work for the multinational from their offices.

For Nigerians who think there are no work from home jobs, I can confirm that there are lots of home jobs. You should horn your skills and put yourself up for these jobs, you will be shocked that earnings from these jobs may dwarf earnings you would have earned from a conventional day job.

I will list and explain below some top work from home jobs you can earn N350,000 from doing monthly.

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Freelance Writing

Writing for companies and individuals from the comfort of your home can be very lucrative. All you need is an internet enabled computer and your writing skills.

You can write blog articles for corporations and people, write press releases, act as ghost writers, write dissertations for students and a whole lot of other writing gigs.

For starters, you may expect to earn up to $5 per 1,000 word article. There are expert writers who earn up to $100 per 1,000 word article.

Writing Search Engine Optimisation(SEO) articles can be very lucrative as they command high earnings.

You may ask how you can get freelance writing gigs. You may apply on freelancing sites like Fiverr. You can also contact companies directly and send them the past work or articles you have written. I know a freelance writer who writes SEO optimized articles for a bank in Nigeria, he earns an average of N700,000 per month from this seemingly incredible job.

If you write articles for people or companies and they make good money from the articles, why won’t they pay you well?

Sell on Online Retailers Portals

You can register to be a seller on web portals like Jumia and Konga. If you are accepted as a seller, you can sell goods or merchandise and make money.

Your work is to identify goods that you know can sell well and at good margins, just upload the images of these goods on the web portal, market the goods and earn money when the goods are sold.

Some sellers may prefer to import cheap goods from China to list on these web portals and sell for maximum returns.

Website Developer

Designing websites for people can be a very lucrative home job. Making the websites of companies look good and eye catching can swell your pocket whilst working from home.

Most websites today are built with wordpress. To be a wordpress designer is not a tough challenge, you just need to learn it for some months and practise well before starting as a freelance website designer.

You can get work from home gigs from freelance website. You can also write companies directly and offering them your services. A good way is to send website mockups to companies with poor website design. After this, you tell them you can redesign their websites and make more appealing to the eyes.

Detecting bugs on websites can also earn you good income. Website development can earn you between N200,000 – N5 million in Nigeria.

Social Media Manager

Running a business without having presence in the social media today is like selling goods without making people know what you sell.

Social media channels like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter etc have proven to be excellent marketing tools for almost all businesses.

Business managers do everything possible to showcase their products and services in unique ways in social media portals.

You can work from home as a social media manager. What does this job entails? You will run the social media channels of businesses and individuals, regularly post on these e-channels, build follower base and engage the followers. You will be tasked to build the image of the business or individual on the social media portals, showcase their products and convince people to buy their products and services. Having the skills to write humorous posts, design engaging images and communicate with a lot of people are big positives to work as a freelance social media manager.

You can get these freelance social media management jobs on freelancing websites and through other networking means.

Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketing is simply a way of earning commission by promoting other people’s products. Commission can range between 5% to 60%.

There are several local and international affiliate marketing programs you can participate in. Locally, Jumia, Konga and Payporte have affiliate marketing schemes, their commissions ranges from 4%-12%, you will need to promote their products and get sales before earning commissions.

Internationally, you can participate in Amazon affiliate scheme and Clickbank affiliate scheme. There are affiliates earning up to $50,000 per month promoting Amazon and Clickbank’s products.

How can I be an effective affiliate marketer? You can create blogs, write product review articles targeting buy intent keywords and make your websites rank on the first page of search engines like Google by using SEO strategies.

All you need to be a good affiliate marketer is an internet enabled computer, internet marketing and Search engine Optimisation (SEO) skills.

The opportunities in working from home is limitless, use your skills to earn money from the comfort of your home.

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