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November 15, 2012

The Truth About Making Money Online Legitimately

How To Make Money Online In Nigeria:
The truth about using the Internet technology to make money online in Nigeria beyond the fun of browsing the internet, sharing with friends, relations and colleagues on social networks like facebook, twitter, youtube may not be narrowed to money making opportunities of Internet marketing or affiliate marketing of info products; ebooks, audios, videos, and subscriptions amongst other proven online business models.

A lot said and heard about online businesses making serious legitimate money on the Internet without having to own an office or hiring staff and all the logistics associated, but that wouldn't be all there's. Today, any branch of life, business, social, technology, entertainment...Just name it!
Your online presence will totally make a difference if you got a business mind like me. Many Nigerians online make thousands and millions of Naira on the Internet and many of them actually work from home.

  • Making Money Online Nigeria Questions:
To make money online, you neither need to be an Internet marketing guru or geek to get started. In fact, these are few frequent questions I receive daily from newbies and a few struggling online business owners trying to make money online: 1. "How can I make money online?" 2. How do I get started and get paid? I want to start making money online. 3. I have a blog, adsense account and few affiliate programs but I'm making less or no money from them. How do I make money? First of all you'll need to understand that with the right mindset and information you're good to go:

Question One: "How I can make money online?"
Answer: Ideas - Anything that is an obtainable money making strategy offline could be better replicated online e.g. If you're a dry cleaner in one locality, you could reach out to wider audience by simply putting up free blog, promote same and a little advertisement. Are you into estate management, agency, consider listing your properties on the Internet...Do you also know there's a similar business online whereby anyone could setup websites and sell them for profits on website flipping sites like or If you're passionate about writing then, it's time to monetize your writing on the Internet and make money online. I know a few car dealers whose almost 70% of their leads or serious prospective buyers came via online. In 2009 alone we made sales of over 200 brand new laptops via a famous Nigeria forum called Nairaland. How? you may ask! Keep reading...

Question Two: "How Do I Get Started in Nigeria?"
Answer: Get this right...It is not a get rich quick overnight scheme. Be ready to work putting in some time and a little or no investment. First, you need a personal computer with an Internet connection, at this stage you don't need to get discouraged, start with a public cybercafe but plan and save to get one if you can afford one at the moment. Grab a free email account from Gmail if you don't have one as we will use same to setup a blogger account for a blog on google's famous blogging software. Wordpress is also a good alternative to Google blogger for blogging on anything.

How To Make A Blog / Website Free Youtube Video Tutorial:

Question Three: "I have a blog, adsense account and few affiliate programs but I'm making less or no money from them. How do I make money?"
Answer: No matter how beautiful a blog or website looks, if it is deficient of web traffic you will not be making consistent income online. Seriously, targeted traffic is the key to unlock multiple sales, converts, signups and wider audience no matter the area of specialization or niche. I simply want to put basic steps but awesome to start getting targeted traffic from today; please make sure you're using Google Webmasters Tool and Bing Webmaster Tools respectively if you're not, for they are sure search engine optimization tools to help you avoid spamming the search engines and still rank high with your chosen keywords towards getting free organic targeted traffic, and most importantly going for paid advertisement on facebook ads, google adwords and bing sponsored advertisement will definitely help for immediate positive results.

  • Sure Ways To Make Money Online In Nigeria:
Blogging - Making money online in Nigeria on blog posts of things you're passionate about or your niche and monetizing them with contextual and image ads from Google Adsense program, Chitika or any other affiliate marketing programs of choice. *Sell ebooks, audios and videos as an affiliate or vendor online. *Sell ads space on your blog of website as your web traffic grows. Blogger and WordPress web blogging softwares are great online platforms to freely start creating blog sites on your passionate interests and niche.

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Advertise Online - Advertise your products and services online on free classified like google trader and forum sites where permitted and best of all, go for paid advertisement where you don't have to create a hole in your pocket advertising without commensurable results. Facebook advertising, targeted Google adwords, and Bing Sponsored ads covering yahoo sponsored ads listing integrated are worth the investment when done rightly which definitely brings in real bounty sales. Placing ads with any of the famous newspapers online. If you're in Nigeria and you want to reach out to Nigerians online with your products and services, you could give it a try on paid Nairaland forum ads amongst others considering huge targeted traffic.

Website Flipping - This is like buying a land, developing it and sell the property for good profits. Buying a domain name and developing the site is another evergreen and booming venture many have little or no knowledge of. Do you know that as an online property is worth over US$50 billion, many known sites have been sold for millions or billions of dollars, and top online firms still acquire websites for a fortune to measure up standards. and are good flipping websites where anyone can make money online in Nigeria buying and selling websites or domain names for fortune in the world respectively.

Information Marketing - If you can write, you're good to go! Are you a medical doctor, a lawyer, surveyor or any in profession. You can simply put down in writing or make videos of your wealth of knowledge and experiences well packaged in an ebook pdf format and sell for profits, as long as it got value and is a solution to many out there then the market is pretty large though there's need to do a little research online and get it on autopilot period! See a valued best selling INFO Products(Video Tutorial) people are buying hot on autopilot: WordPress Unleashed! A Master Resell License WordPress Video tutorial sales webpage I setup up some years ago amongst others. It's quite interesting to professionally package and sell valuable info products (ebooks, audio and videos) of yours, acquired private label or master resell licensed info products. Another sure way to earn authority on chosen online business model.

Note: Plan to get a domiciliary account opened with any of the Nigerian banks like GTBank if you don't have any already to enable you cash dollar or euro denominated affiliate commission cheques like Google Adsense, Plimus or the likes of, when they start coming in.

Patience is a great virtue you would also need to hold onto.


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  1. I have read your post! I would love to try some of your ideas in business marketing. Thank you so much for this wonderful blog.

  2. Great post. I just located your blog and wished to let you know that I have certainly loved reading your blogs. At any rate I’m going to be subscribing to your feed and I really hope you are writing again soon. Internet Marketing

  3. This is very educative and informative.

  4. Thanks for your information.There are many methods available to make money online.But I was interested in doing Reselling business .It is a very good opportunity to earn through online.I am doing this job from home. Reselling business means you can just buy a website which contains Domain Registration plans,Hosting Plans,website builder,E-mail Marketing etc.. from are seller for a particular amount and you can fix your price for that products and you can market it and gain more profit.I registered and got an account in .I just have sold domains hosting plans at a higher price

  5. i believe this article is very useful
    flipping is one of the best though