6 Smart Ways To Make Extra Money Online In NigeriaParizzo Webmaster
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Who wants to make extra money? Yep, we all do. Whether you are a business owner, career professional or even a housewife, it doesn’t hurt to have an additional income source and save for rainy days.
Without further ado, we’ve curated easy and simple-to-start side businesses you can do to make extra money.
Thanks to the internet and social media, you don’t have to pay tons of money to host a WordPress site or any other platform. If you have the resources for building a website, we recommend that you do. For website lovers, one free website platform we love is Wix. It’s simple and elegant, intuitive, tons of templates, and can build a website from scratch.
However, if you’d consider microblogging, we recommend blogging on social media platforms like LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and any other platform your target audience might be.
Simply put, blogging is the art of providing value by sharing content online that inspires people, helps them and propels them to take action. And luckily for you, you can blog about ANYTHING!
It could range from mental health to parenting, a career professional’s life in Lagos, commuting in Lagos, traffic updates, society, business, entertainment, politics, art and lifestyle, or even a subject area you have expertise in.
2. Become a freelancer
Suppose there’s anything the pandemic has taught us all, especially business owners. In that case, more businesses are now heavily relying on the use of independent contractors (also known as freelancers) to get things done.
Freelance services you can offer include graphic design, photography, fashion styling, tutoring, social media management, writing, copywriting, digital marketing, content marketing, social media influencing, animation, administrative services, amongst others.
3. Leveraging your profession to make money
For example, if you work as a Copywriter or Lawyer in your 9-5, you could also offer those services on a part-time basis. For example, a business or corporate lawyer can make more money on the side by helping business owners with CAC registration. Irrespective of the nature of your profession, we recommend that you use it outside work, in your spare time, in exchange for payment.
4. Set up a business
Love thrift or vintage items? Jewelleries? Props? Bags? Phones and other mobile devices? Shoes? Perfumes? Nothing stops you from augmenting your income, as long as what you sell to customers is legitimate and of top-notch quality. And thanks to social media, you don’t need to own a physical store.
Set up an online store on social media, invest in great graphic design and photography, start posting product pictures, socialize on pages where your potential customers are by leaving meaningful comments and running sponsored ads.
5. Sell your knowledge
No knowledge is small or ever wasted. Whether you have deep expertise in mental health, freelance writing, how to design with Canva, coding, app development – irrespective of the type of knowledge you have – some people are willing to pay for it.
Different ways to sell your knowledge are via eBooks or hard copies, paid webinars, courses, WhatsApp or Telegram courses or even paid speaking opportunities.
Meet Segun: Segun has a 9-5 job that he loves. However, he also knows that he needs to have other sources of income to supplement his salary. Fortunately, Segun has a car. He thinks of ways to make money with his vehicle as he endures the harrowing traffic associated with commuting in Lagos. He hears about Parizzo, downloads the Parizzo Car Owner App and begins to make extra money by picking up other working professionals going to his location every day.