How to make money online in Nigeria as a student

How to make money online in Nigeria as a student: It’s time to end the broke game, lift your self-esteem, and start living your dream right from the campus.

how to make money online in nigeria as a student

In today’s world, you need to participate fully in events that shape your future and if you’re broke, that won’t come through. For example, during my campus days, we saw some folks who couldn’t afford textbooks and handouts.

In the Nigerian tertiary education system, it’s no news that not buying textbooks and handouts could affect your grade. Some lecturers even go as far as not giving tests, instead would allocate 20 of the 30 percent for CA to study materials.

Apart from lecturer’s sentiments, you need these materials to study and do well as a student. It’s demoralizing and even a bad practice to borrow materials. Some students even go as far as photocopying materials without the consciousness that they’re doing the wrong thing.

The thing is if you would do well and really make the best of your life, you need to be empowered. And the first step of empowerment is financial empowerment. My assumption is that you do not have any psychological issue. If you do, then your case is special. You should watch out for our posts on personal development.

1000nairadaily aims at raising people who will not be a burden to Africans and that they will do so in the most dignifying manner.

If you can learn the art of making legitimate money, you should be on top of your game as a student. And in this post, I will show you how to make money in Nigeria as a student in 2019.

To make money online, you need skill, traffic, and a platform. In this post, I’ll focus on the skill. But in the coming posts, I’ll tell you about the platforms where you can sell your skill.

Forget about traffic for now. Once you can earn with the skills that I will list in this post, you can then come back to learn how to build funnels and traffic generation.

By then, you should be empowered enough to move to the next phase of entrepreneurship.

Basically, this post will focus more on the skill you need to acquire than the platform you need to sell this skill.

Subsequent posts will tell you about the platforms to sell your skill.

How to make money in Nigeria as a student in 2019.

Graphic Design

Visual presentation isn’t fading away anytime soon.

It’s one skill that you can learn and earn at least N50,000 naira monthly if you will be serious with life.

When I started teaching computer operations in 2009, it was Corel Draw or PhotoShop.

But now with Canva, you can make modern digital graphics for social media, blogs, etc.

You can design Facebook ads image, Facebook posts image, Facebook cover image, Instagram image, twitter, and the likes for free.

The second tool you can use to achieve this is Design Wizard

Here are the words from one of the pioneers:

Design Wizard is an excellent alternative to Canva. It holds over 1 million high-quality images, with hundreds of thousands of image templates. Standout features of the tool include a custom color palette, free font library and resize feature. There are also integrations with Hubspot, Marketo, Buffer and Intercom”.

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Hopping on the website, I was required to input my name and email address and then was redirected to a signup page for a 14-day trial with an option to use it without payment.

Overall I would say it feels good on my first instance, each click feels like a flip on your smartphone.

I would not want to compare it to Canva rather I would suggest you give it a try and have the feel for yourself.

One of the most distinctive features I see on the site is the tutorial they offer to users. So you have no need not to make money online today as a student with this tool.

Here are some of the screenshot I snapped on the site.

If you can master this skill, you will need to reach out or volunteer for review. Volunteering with any offline organization or the ones you have met online, would make a great way to start putting contacts of clientele together.

And more so that you need something to present to people when you start your outreach campaign for clients. I will explain this better in the coming posts.

Make money online in Nigeria as a student with Website Content Writing

This is perhaps one of the evergreen ways to make money online in Nigeria as a student. Every page on the internet, have content.

Unlike years ago where businesses only get a website and probably pay for the few static pages. This is not so in 2019.

Today, if you are selling online, and no one is getting updates and real-time clarification about your products, you really will be out of business soon.

And this tells the importance of website content writing to business owners.

There is no limit to how much you can make as a content writer, and it spikes if you already have the skill. And if you don’t, you can learn.

How to make money online in Nigeria as a student

See the screenshot above, it’s one of my live accounts on Fiverr. It’s a content writing account and has earned more than N3million NGN. What if I show you some other of my accounts that got banned by Fiverr?

Fate had made it impossible for me to attend a good secondary school. I never sat in a Literature in English class, and I use to be very bad at words.

In fact, the first woman I wrote for (I can’t find the screenshot), she said, “your content reads like a sermon“.

That was my reality, but because I needed to beat the hostage poverty had kept me, I was willing to put in more work.

Due to my resolve, I kept bidding for jobs on and soon got some clients I worked with via skype. And due to my bad writing, I lost them all. But soon I got to know Fiverr, and the rest is that you too can make money writing online.

Make money online in Nigeria as a student with WordPress Website Design

With an open-source content management system (CMS) like WordPress, you don’t have to write a single code for you to make a breathtaking website.

Websites like,, and some other websites that I own, are made with few clicks.

Yet you can register in the course section, comment on the blog and do other things. All without a single line of code.

In fact, many of the developers you know these days, do not make websites from scratch. They mostly use a CMS and a template.

Please comment and share… This blog will be updated.

Faith Nte

Faith Nte is a Content Writer and Personal Finance Blogger

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