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How to Legitimately Make Money Online in Africa

I have been inundated with this question of “How Do You Make Money Online”. So i decided to create a mini blog post around this for someone out there who might need this or might need it for their ward or sibling who just left school. One thing we cannot overestimate is the fact that the internet is here to stay. Not only is it here to stay, it’s providing sustenance to millions all over the world. I’m a beneficiary of one of these opportunities. Are you fully employed, a stay-at-home mom, a job-seeker or anything else? My advice for you is simply this. You too can do this.

When i counsel my clients, one thing i always say is this.

If money is what you currently lack, then you can still become a billionaire tomorrow with the right application of information BUT if personal drive is what you lack, you could loose everything you have today”. Let me teach you how to crack this online world.

Become a Youtube Vlogger

With the YouTube app on your hands, literally everything is possible. I’ve seen people who accidentally stumbled on a $100,000 per month opportunity by making funny faces on a day where they were testing out the livestream feature on the YouTube app. The first step is simply to figure out is how to get at least 1,000 people to like your channel and also get 4,000 viewing hours on your content. Your second step is then setting up a google adsense account which will enable you get paid for every content view recorded on your youtube channel. This isn’t as difficult as it seem’s. Ask a digital marketer to show you how. Click here if you need one. You can also decide to create a news blog or a news site where you can create content and then sell advert space when your traffic starts coming in.

Write a Book and Sell It Online

Have you heard of Okadabooks, these guys have de-mystified the publishing process. They are an online website that pays you for your books and shorts. They literally pay you for anything that is eye-ball worthy.

Register As an Agent & List On Property Websites

You drive by skeletal structures daily and i’m sure you might have wondered “They say there’s no money, yet these people are building houses?”. That’s the first step. If you have wondered about this, no issues, you are on the right path. Simply take a picture of this house, seek out who the property owner/facility/project manager is and ask them what manner of use they intend to put the house to. (Be ready to meet with little resistance at the onset). However, once the property is ready and you know the manner of use the owner intends to put it to, simply take a second picture and list a before and after image on property websites such as Tolet, Jumia House & Private Property. After this, register as an agent and you could be closing that first major deal. You could get trained on this to get more skills on TrainAfrika where online classes are held by professional housing agents.

Get Creative and Sell Online

If you know how to design anything at all, Trust me someone out there would appreciate your art-form. It’s time to create and sell. Platforms like Printivo are giving you an opportunity that could have you earning revenue by uploading and selling designs to customers. You earn 15% of the value of the design sold to Printivo.

Leverage on the Reach of E-commerce Websites

Selling items, products and services online is another great way to make legitimate money online. Upload your product on any of the following sites as a Merchant and have people buy from you. Brand MarketJumiaKonga. Across these websites, your product reach increases and you stand a higher chance of seeing people interested in buying from you.

Put Your Social Media Handles to Better Use

You are always on there anyways so you might just need to make money while you are at it. If you have a decent to sizeable following on SM, a blog, website etc, it’s an opportunity to start promoting products for companies who are willing to pay you for selling their services or product. You can even apply to affiliate programs of some notable brands in Nigeria such as Konga and Jumia Affiliate Program OR simply use your blog Or news site to show adverts for BrandEnvoy Africa. This site has used them for over 2 years and earn at least USD300 monthly from letting them show ads on our homepage.

Writer/Social Media/Graphic Designer/Speaker?

Do you have any of these skills? then you have no business complaining about money. You should be making money. Simply search for websites that allow freelancers register and you could have your services required in exchange for cash.

Teach People Online and Expand from There

Many people are caught up trying to make money from their products but not realizing they could be making a whole lot more teaching people who want to learn how to get to where they are. Teach others what you know and you could be on a whole new revenue generation path. Engage in one-on-one tutoring sessions or host webinars to teach people. Websites like TrainAfrika allows users to monetize their knowledge by creating online learning materials for other in need of a specific knowledge.

Spare time for Online Questionnaires/Surveys?

This might not be a great way to make money online for many people but helping research companies fill forms and answer questionnaires has been and is still generating revenue for people online. It’s only a few minutes work but it puts some little and quick change in your pocket. Do not overlook this. It works. I have used this means as a buffer when things were tough for me while starting out on my entrepreneurial journey.

Finally

You have seen the opportunities that abound. Nothing good comes easy so this will take some hard work from your side but do NOT give up. If you would want to get more insights into any of these online money making options, simply send me an email on etobike@brandenvoy.mobi and i could help you get on your way to a better financial future.

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