Are you a student in a Nigeria Tertiary Institution?
Do you want to make money, doing jobs online, as an undergraduate student in Nigeria?
There are a lot of online jobs for undergraduate in Nigeria. These jobs are available to students in Nigeria, to make extra money, but the problem is that most students don’t know about them.
The whole process of making money online is strange to them, so they believed the process is complicated, even though it is not as hard as they take it to be.
In this internet age, If people in Africa can connect with people in Europe, it is also possible to do (legitimate) business with them.
Making money on the internet is all about exchanging value for money!
Before you can make money online, you must have a skill you can exchange for money, and specialised skills attract a higher fee.
I have compiled ten profitable online gigs you can do as a student to make money online without neglecting your study.
These jobs will not make you rich overnight, but they will pay the bills, and you can use the funds realised from it to start a business.
In this blog post, I will show you ten online jobs for undergraduate students in Nigeria.
Graphic design job
Are you proficient with using CorelDraw and Photoshop?
Can you create a good logo, poster, ID card, and complimentary cards?
If you can do any of these, then congratulation! You can use your skill to put money into your pocket.
In the beginning, you don’t have to be creative, focus more on perfecting the necessary skills needed to get the job done, with time as you become proficient, the creativity juice will flow.
New startup and companies are looking for people to design a logo, ID card, and so on that will represent their value.
You can get started by registering on freelancing sites and bid for the job. With a good portfolio, you can earn as much as $50 per hour, and you only have to work when it is convenient for you.
Website design job
If you know how to create and design a good website, then you are on your way to making money.
The world is becoming more aware of the power of the internet, and everybody wants to be on the there. Celebrity, small business, writers, religious organisation and so on, they all want to be on the internet.
Two to three project per month will make you enough money to cater for your needs in school. Website designer charge as $500 to $5000 per project depending on the complexity of the project. Also WordPress Web Designer charge an average $200 to build a 3-page website.
Article Writing Job
Article writing is a popular gig amongst student because almost all student can write, and it is not time-consuming as other types of online job.
Article writing is one of the many ways to earn money online!
You can earn between $2 to $100 per article, depending on your type of clients and the platform you joined.
In the world of freelance writing, niche-focused writers command a higher fee than generic writers.
One advantage of article writing is that it forces you (the writer) to read extensively, to be at the maximum level for the clients.
Proofreading and Editing Job
If you can easily spot errors (grammatical, spelling, typos, punctuations error and so on) in a write-up, you can take up online editing Job at your leisure time to make extra money to cater for your need.
Proofreading and editing don’t take time, so you can rest assured that it won’t affect your study time.
Your clients range from bloggers, freelance writer, publishers, author, and business and so on, so I can guarantee you that there will always be client looking to hire an editor to make their work shine and perfect.
Nowadays, there are so many websites online that wish to appear on the first page of search engines.
Do you know about Search Engine Optimisation? How Search Engine algorithm works and how to make websites appear on the first page of search engines?
If yes, then you can help websites owner to rank their websites on the search engine in exchange for cash.
Mobile App Development Job
Mobile Application Development is a valuable skill that can fetch you a substantial amount of money, developing Mobile Applications for clients.
Majority of websites, blog, online store, business and big corporations are recognising the benefits of having their application on their followers’ mobile devices.
There are online platforms that allow you to build mobile applications without writing a single line of code. With their drag and drop features, you can develop a great mobile app for your client.
As a beginner, you might need to spend a considerable amount of time developing Mobile Apps to build up your portfolio.
A robust portfolio shows expertise and experience, and this will help you land more gig on freelancing platforms.
Translating and Interpreting Job.
Apart from the English language, can you speak another foreign language fluently? You can cool money online by offering a translation or interpretation service.
Many individuals and businesses are looking to reach new territory
(foreign audience), and to do this, they need to translate and interpret their content into their target audience’s language.
These individuals and business will be happy to pay you, to translate and interpret their contents for them.
Data Entry Job
There are pieces of information that employers will like to store in a more accessible format. Information like employers’ payroll, client information and employers’ information, businesses will want to transfer this information to a more accessible format, either to a spreadsheet, word document or a cloud base storage.
There is also some old document they might want to preserve by retyping them.
If you are great in typing and competent in the usage of Word processor and Spreadsheet, you can make a considerable income from this.
Chatbot Development Job
Since 2016, there has been an increase in the demand for a chatbot.
Many businesses are integrating chat bot into their online platform like the website, Facebook, Twitter, Telegram and so on. They use this chat to converse with customers to direct and provide answers to their question using AI.
A chatbot is a software program for simulating intelligent conversations with human using rules or artificial intelligence.
You can charge between $2000 to $25000 to build a chatbot from scratch as a professional chatbot developer.
Video Editing Jobs
Do you know how to edit videos? Can you cut and merge different videos, add music, sound to an existing film or slides?
If your answer is yes! Congratulation, for you, have a skill that can make you extra cash.
Since the rise of YouTube and Instagram, businesses are recognizing the marketing power of these platforms. These platforms give them a chance to have their video, in front of millions of people, without paying for a TV ad.
These companies and individuals need video editors to help them, edit their videos to have the intended effects on their viewers.
As a student, you can make cool money from these, editing videos in your spare time.
In conclusion, most of these jobs will not make you millions overnight. They are supposed to make you extra money while schooling.
Some of these jobs like chatbot development, app development, interpreting and translation, required advanced skills which might need time to master.
Therefore, students studying courses might find these skills more easy to master and pay more than other jobs.
You can learn jobs enjoy writing, web development, graphics design, video editing and SEO online. With dedication and consistency, you can become great at doing this job. These jobs pay good but not as those that required a high-level skill.
Almost, all students can do data entry, proofreading and editing. They pay less, but you can still make good pay.
Freelancing platform is the best to get most of these jobs, the popular freelancing site that accepts Nigerians are:
There are many more, but these are the most popular ones.
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