Best ways to make money online


There are many easy ways to make money legitimately online some of which have been discussed in’s “How to make money” series of which this is part of.

The series comprises of other posts such as how to make money advertising, affiliate marketing, Vlogging (uploading videos online), working on freelancing websites,  teaching online, mobile app development, importing from China with as little as 200 Naira, Selling on Konga and Jumia and selling websites and domain names.

This article gives brief explanations on some easy, fast and free ways to make good money online.

SEO consultant: This is when you are a professional at Search Engine Optimization, you can offer your services to blogs, websites and companies for a price, there are companies making millions from this.

eCommerce Website: You can build your own ecommerce platform like Konga, Jumia, etc and start selling your products or allow others sell their products for a fee. This is very capital intensive and needs a lot of advertising but if well planned you can make very good return on investment.

Social Media Consultant: This too is a very fast growing way of making money online, As a social media consultant, you use your skills of engaging social media audience in discussions or enlightenment on companies’ products and services, a social media consultant is someone who can raise a company’s brand awareness, deliver traffic to their website, and boost their bottom line, all while keeping the company’s reputation top-of-mind. Companies will pay you well to advertise their products if you have a large social media following.

Web Design/Development: Although this requires a good level of reading and practice of web development languages such as HTML, PHP, CSS and Javascript, It is possible to be an expert without any formal training. I know people who simply watched web design videos and read books on their own and are making very cool cash today. There are people who charge up to 200,000 Naira to design one website which is not so difficult if you know how to do it.

Resume/Cover Letter Writing and Editing: I have observed that this is growing rapidly in Nigeria as we have a lot of unemployed graduates. You can learn how to write a killer CV by reading articles and using free CV creation softwares online and then start offering free services to people. With time, if your services are yielding good results, those people will refer other people and you can start charging for your services and make a decent income.

eBook Author: You can write an eBook on anything you are good at and sell it at an affordable price. It is best to give out a free limited version and then offer the full version at a price.

You can find other ways to make money online without spending a dime online through a simple Google search.