Side Hustle 101: 7 Ways You Can Make Some Cool Online Cash

I have heard and read a lot about making online money. Most of it are scam get-rich-quick schemes that would leave you, broker than you were. So I decided to compile some genuine ways I am sure you can make legitimate money from the internet.

Here is my list;
1.Get some Social Currency
This is the newest and easiest way to make money online in Nigeria. A good social credibility will put you in a position to attract offers even when you are not looking. Just make sure you project your skills, not just your looks (looks too work though)! If you love Fanta; be known for it, if you can twerk; twerk away!

There is a new social media platform that pays you for been social. For each post, selfie, comment, like, share, hashtag, and other things you do online, you get paid !…..and their payout is $100. The social media network is called -TSU–( pronounced -sue) you can learn more about this program on their website here
Apart from that,

2. Sell Something
What do you do on online stores? Yea, yea I know…you buy stuff. But what if you could sell your own products as an associate store owner on Nigeria’s Top online stores like or even sell what you don’t use anymore on or even on These online stores are real hubs for making real money online because the number of Nigerians buying stuff online is increasing and will reach unimaginable heights before this year ends.

3. Create Your own Money-Spinning website
The fact that Linda Ikeji made it big online by blogging about celebrity gossips and all, doesn’t mean everyone should blog about celebrity gossips…or because Seun Osewa is making money online with his Nairaland forum doesn’t still mean everyone will own an online forum.

This is where the need for having an online business model comes in…. you see, in the online world of websites and blogs, there is what we call a niche. Know that just like other products, every website falls under a niche.. e.g,— Forum or Online community,—- Tech-news,—- News website and so on.

You can make money buying by selling adverts— when your website reaches a particular level you can start selling adverts on your website and make money. You can also develop a product or service, and use your website to sell it.

4. Affiliate Marketing
This is arguably one of the most Lucrative online businesses anyone could venture into here in Nigeria. In most cases, you don’t even need to own a laptop or even a website to do affiliate marketing. By helping companies online sell their products, they give you a particular percentage of the profit. Jumia, Konga, Kaymu can be a good starting point.   When you refer specific products provided to you by these companies, your receive a considerable amount of income from them.

5. Creative Writing
Are you good with research ? are you a high-level article writer? Or are you very versed in a particular field? Then you can make a hell Lotta cash by writing articles for blog owners online. There are a lot of people online who find it hard to write articles for their blogs and they will pay you writing for them. Personally, I write articles for some bloggers and depending on the niche, a number of words, and Search engine optimisation, I sometimes charge a client Up to #10,000 Naira per article. Now imagine writing 5 different articles every week for even #3000naira. That’s not a bad start.

6. Make money online with Upwork or Freelancer
Placing your skills up for hire has been around for a long time now. Fiverr, Upwork and the likes are marketplaces where people offer their services for cash; from logo designing to twitter marketing, thousands of people are ready to buy your skills.

7. Social Media Marketing
Do your posts on Facebook always go viral or can you get your friends to like pages easily? Do you have a way of getting hundreds of twitter followers within days or Do have a way with Instagram? Then why don’t you put your skill to good use? They are many companies out there who are looking to improve their social media presence and will be willing to pay lots for it. So if you have a portfolio of your work, then you can make money online through social media marketing.

I could do another article on how you can fully utilise number 7, depending on the response to this post. In the mean time, start trying some of these tips. Some extra money won’t be out of place.

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